Nash Community College recently welcomed Nash County’s state legislative delegation for a campus tour, including state Reps. James Gailliard and Matthew Winslow and state Sen. Lisa Stone Barnes.
The leaders attended a breakfast with NCC Student Government Association officers, student ambassadors, members of the Board of Trustees and senior leadership.
Following introductions and an overview, NCC President Lew Hunnicutt led the group on a campus tour including visits to culinary, the student success center, nursing, advanced manufacturing, cosmetology, fire and emergency management, basic law enforcement and the commercial truck driving simulator.
“We are grateful for the support and advocacy of these leaders on behalf of the N.C. Community College System, including Nash Community College,” Hunnicutt said. “We want to make sure they know and understand our college’s story and the unique impact our campus makes each day on the quality of life for citizens in Nash County and beyond.”
The tour highlighted the Student Success Network, as well as customized industry and workforce training opportunities available at Nash Community College.
“I remain in contact with each delegate regularly, and each has been invited back individually for more in-depth tours,” Hunnicutt said.
Hunnicutt said he plans to set up legislative days in the future so that lawmakers will be aware of events on campus.
The campus also recently received a visit from N.C. Community College System President Thomas Stith.
Stith talked with students and team members in the NCC Success Center, which connects students with coaching, academic advising, enrollment, tutoring services and on-campus resources such as the food pantry and Single Stop — a system used to determine student eligibility for access to public benefits and community resources and other support services.
Stith and Hunnicutt met first responders and participated in an Emergency Medical Services simulation. Located in the Continuing Education Building, the in-classroom ambulance or “SimRig” is a high-fidelity training mannequin that uses computer hardware to allow students to practice and respond to a variety of scenarios to replicate real-world experiences.
The campus tour also included College and Career Readiness, NCC’s indoor firing range and the Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Computer-Integrated Machining and Robotics labs.
The tour concluded at the Electric Line Construction training field, where Stith addressed electric lineworkers at a Pole Top Rescue Competition.