Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College

Jessica Cooper

Jessica Cooper, Central Carolina Community College, Excellence Award 2012

Since I was seven, I wanted to attend college. Growing up in a family of nine children gave me a strong desire to set a positive example. Due to financial constraints, it seemed less feasible I could attend college.

Isaac Phillips

Isaac Phillips, Central Carolina Community College, 2015 Academic Excellence Award Recipient

At the age of 31, I decided to become a civilian and leave my Army life behind. Unfortunately, my skills at firing missiles were not in demand outside of the military. I needed more education and training to achieve my goal of becoming a biomedical engineer.

Hunter Riggins

Central Carolina CC 2016 Academic Excellence Award recipient Hunter Riggins

Since I was little, I have wanted to be a nurse.  The time I realized it the most, was when my great grandma became sick. I along with many other family members helped care for her around the clock.

Tiffany Monique Gee

My time here at Central Carolina Community College has been nothing short of life changing. Like many adults or returning students, obtaining a college degree has been a lifelong desire of mine.

Dr. Jeff Hockaday

One of the pioneers of the Community College movement in North Carolina, Dr. Jeff Hockaday was instrumental in laying the foundation for the North Carolina Community College System that we have today.   Dr.

Justin Pedley

I have grown up and lived in Sanford, NC my whole life. After graduating from high school in 2011, I was not sure where I would end up in the career field.

Scott Butcher

Scott Butcher, Central Carolina Community College, Excellence Award 2014

Unfortunately, due to the economy I lost my job of 8 years and have been unemployed since 2012. This is when I started looking at returning to school not only for more job opportunities but as a life lesson for my children. I wanted to show my children how turn a negative into a positive.

Seth Tom

Seth Tom, Central Carolina Community College, Excellence Award 2013

Right before I enrolled at Central Carolina Community College, I was laid off from my job.  I did not see a great deal of potential in my future.  I was tired of working dead-end jobs, and I knew I needed a college degree to properly take care of my wife and two kids.  That is why I returned to s