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TEAS preparatory workshop is July 23

Associate degree nursing students dressed in white uniforms and standing in a row on campus

Bladen Community College is offering a TEAS Prep English Workshop for students who are interested in nursing careers. The Test of Essential Academic Skills, (TEAS), is administered through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. The test is a basic aptitude test designed to identify students who would succeed in nursing school. It evaluates skills inRead More

Sessoms completes CNA and high school diploma simultaneously

Kimberlee Sessoms face, wearing pink t-shirt

Bladen Community College student Kimberlee Sessoms is not afraid of a challenge. In May, she graduated as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and received her high school diploma through the college readiness program. “My dad and grandparents were my inspiration,” remarked Sessoms. “My dad died two years ago, and he wanted me to get anRead More

Register NOW for Fall Classes!

EMS students Charity Taylor, Summer Locklear, Lylus Bonnette, Kasidi Larrimore, and Jennifer Inman are standing in a row.

Registration for fall semester has begun. See your advisor today or call 910 879-5500 to begin your journey.

BCC students win at national SkillsUSA

Photo of Savannah Schmidt dressed in welding gear

Two students from Bladen Community College received awards at the National SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.   From welding, Savannah Schmidt won first place and a gold medal. Sarah Allen took second place, earning a silver medal. This is the first national gold medal award for Bladen Community College.   Program director EdwardRead More

Golden LEAF Scholarship Winners are Announced

Students standing in a row on campus

Six Bladen Community College students have received Golden LEAF Scholarships. In the group photo, from left to right are BCC Vice President for Workforce and Continuing Education Sondra Guyton, students Mary Ellen Locklear, Chloe Atkinson, Estaban Sánchez, Victor Hugo Parra-Navarrette, Jorge Gómez, and Vice President for Student Services Barry Priest. Pictured separately is student recipientRead More

Writing Center offers online summer workshops

Bladen Community College is hosting online, no-cost, summer writing workshops for writers of all ages. Create Your Résumé is scheduled for June 19 at 10 A.M. Writing for Fun is June 20 at 1 P.M. ACT Prep is planned for June 26 at 10 A.M. Online workshops are open to the public and can beRead More

Small Business Center offers no-cost classes

The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost webinars and seminars in June.   Parliamentary Procedures Made Easy is scheduled for Mon., June 11, from 6 until 8 P.M., at the East Arcadia Center in Riegelwood.   Implementing a Social Media Strategy is planned for Tues., June 19, from 2 untilRead More

CPR classes offered at no cost

Bladen Community College is partnering with the Bladen County Opioid task force to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes for the community with no registration fee to participants. The classes will include a discussion about Naloxone, (sold as Narcan), a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially when an opioid overdose has occurred. VolunteerRead More

BCC success stories for history majors

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In today’s high-technology world, students are frequently encouraged to seek degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But many students are inclined to enjoy the humanities, possessing great interests and talents in writing, art, music, religion, philosophy, and history.   Bladen Community College transfer graduates Ingrid Bullard, Melissa Combs, and Levy Pait recently graduated fromRead More

Scholastic Honor Roll students are announced

Bladen Community College is pleased to announce the 2018 spring term scholastic honor roll.   Students who have maintained a 4.0 G.P.A. for the term have been named to the President’s List as follows:   Elizabeth Allbright, Rolando Almazan, Hannah Arnett, Royce Bernhardt, Madison Byrd, Christian Cain, Mary Campbell, Madison Cartrette, Diana Catalan, Edwin Catalan,Read More

SUMMER CLASSES REGISTRATION IS MONDAY, MAY 21

Register for summer classes on May 21 between 9 A.M. and 2 P.M. and again between 3:30 and 7 P.M. For more information, call 910.879.5500.

BCC honors successful high school credential students

Students in caps and gowns, standing in a row, cheering and waving

Bladen Community College honored 39 high school equivalency and adult high school graduates at commencement ceremonies on May 15. Vice president for continuing education Sondra Guyton, executive vice president and chief academic officer Jeff Kornegay, president William Findt, director for college readiness Travis Locklear, and chairman of the board Dennis Troy greeted the students andRead More

EMS STRONG – Celebrating success

EMS students Charity Taylor, Summer Locklear, Lylus Bonnette, Kasidi Larrimore, and Jennifer Inman are standing in a row.

Bladen Community College will celebrate Emergency Medical Services Strong during the week of May 20-26, in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). No one wants to need Emergency Medical Services (EMS); however, when the need is there, Bladen County emergency response personnel, many of whom are volunteers, bring to the sceneRead More

Spring graduation is largest ever

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Bladen Community College honored 218 graduating students at its commencement event on May 18. College vice president Jeff Kornegay welcomed graduates to the ceremony and Board of Trustees chairman Dennis Troy greeted the assembly. Guest speaker Reverend Dr. Dwight B. Cannon, shared words of encouragement with the graduates, charging students to be aware of whatRead More

BCC graduates ADN class

Associate degree nursing students dressed in white uniforms and standing in a row on campus

Bladen Community College graduated 30 nursing students in one of its larger associate degree nursing classes in a pinning ceremony in May. The service included inspirational remarks from graduate Lynn Rich Worrell. Summer Lynn Culbreth was selected by her fellow students to receive the Professional Nursing Award, for demonstrating strong leadership qualities and providing aRead More

Cliff Tyndall receives excellence in teaching award

Sarah Estes presenting award to Cliff Tyndall

Bladen Community College history professor Cliff Tyndall has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award at Caldwell Community College, where he teaches history and geography through an interactive television system in the Distance Learning Department. “I am humbled and honored to receive this award,” remarked Tyndall. The local chapter of the National Society of LeadershipRead More

SkillsUSA students win again

Collage of twelve winning students during presentation of medals

Twelve students from Bladen Community College received awards at the Regional SkillsUSA competition in Greensboro in April, where 2,700 students competed for top honors. As a result, BCC was recognized as one of five chapters with the most growth and success in SkillsUSA.   The winners are cosmetology students Tiffany Lowery, 2nd place in JobRead More

BCC celebrates National Nurses Week with changing trends

Male nursing students dressed in white and standing in front of the library

Bladen Community College is celebrating National Nurses Week by showcasing remarkable growth of the curriculum over the past 10 years and an influx of non-traditional students. The additional curriculum and strong non-traditional student enrollment parallel a nationwide trend. According to the (2017) Kiplinger Report of the best jobs for the future, Nurse Practitioner opportunities areRead More

BCC announces NC Assist loan program for students

The Bladen Community College Board of Trustees has approved the addition of the North Carolina Assist Loan to provide financial support for parents and students to bridge the gap between the cost of higher education and the currently available financial aid sources. The NC Assist Loan is a state-based loan program offered by College Foundation,Read More

National Nurses Week

Male nursing students dressed in white and standing in front of the library

The week of May 7th is National Nurses Week. When you see a BCC nursing student, celebrate their commitment to caring for others.