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Bladen Community College Announces Four Finalists in President’s Search

Bladen Community College has selected four finalists in the search for the college’s next president. The search began earlier this year, when Dr. William Findt, president of Bladen Community College announced he would retire at the end of December 2018. Findt has served Bladen Community College with distinction for 10 years. Following Dr. Findt’s announcement,Read More

Bladen Community College Officially Begins New Construction of STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center

STEM ground breaking ceremony

Dreams do come true and that was apparent at Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Bladen Community College ‘s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Facility.   Dr. William Findt, President of Bladen Community College welcomed dignitaries, faculty, staff and students assembled to mark the official beginning of the highly anticipated construction project.Read More

Early College students gift BCC president

Early College students presenting polo shirt to president Findt

Students in the Early College program on the campus of Bladen Community College have presented college president William Findt with an Early College polo shirt. Pictured from left to right are student Alexandria Blanks, student Adamaris Gonzalez, student Erika Parnell, principal Rodney Smith, president William Findt, student Rueben Alvarado, student Cynthia Ortiz, student Ashani RozierRead More

Breeze by the butterfly garden

Savannah Schmidt Standing beside welding sculpture of butterfly

If you haven’t seen the butterfly garden between buildings 1 and 2, you have missed a dazzling array of nature at its finest. Baby hummingbirds, moth hummingbirds, and a variety of butterflies are posing for photographs every day. The garden is the creation of Director of Evening Programs Kathy McGurgan. College president William Findt embracedRead More

Lunch and Learn is September 6

Plan with Me logo graphic

Bladen Community College invites the public to attend a Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, September 6, from 12 noon until 12:30 P.M., in the Student Resource Center (building 7) on the Dublin campus. HR Director Tiina Mundy will be speaking about Strategies for Improving Efficiency and  Productivity through the use of a Planner. DoorRead More

Adjunct professor sings with Opera Wilmington

mary tyndall sitting at piano, looking at camera, and smiling

Classically trained singer, musician, and Bladen Community College adjunct professor Mary Tyndall has recently performed with the Opera Wilmington production of Die Fledermaus at the UNCW Mainstage Theatre, in Wilmington.   “This was my fourth production with Opera Wilmington,” stated Tyndall, “and I think it was my favorite because it was a comedy.”   ComposedRead More

Tyndall is presenter at WWII exhibit at Fort Fisher

Cliff Tyndall and guest sitting in 1944 Army Jeep

Bladen Community College history instructor, Cliff Tyndall, will be a featured speaker at the annual World War II exhibit on September 1 – 2, 2018, at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, N.C. Tyndall, a writer, researcher, historian, and avid collector of war memorabilia will present on both days, while sharing aRead More

BCC welding student is best in the nation

savannah schmidt sitting on floor near welding equipment

Bladen Community College welding student Savannah Schmidt has won national recognition with a gold medal at the SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Kentucky.   “I felt confident going in to the competition,” stated Schmidt. “This is the first gold medal for BCC.”   Schmidt’s instructor and mentor, Edward Dent, knew she could do it. “Savannah hasRead More

College celebrates groundbreaking of new continuing education building

College and community leaders standing in a rown and lifting shovels of dirt to commemorate the groundbreaking for a new continuing education building

Bladen Community College has broken ground on the construction of a new 19,967 square feet building to house continuing education programs. The structure will feature a 125-seat teaching auditorium, a conference room, 2 EMS labs, 2 science labs, and 5 classrooms, as well as faculty and staff offices for the continuing education department. “We areRead More

Fall classes registration is August 8 and 9

Students completing paperwork at table during orientation

Registration for fall classes continues on Wednesday and Thursday, August 8 and 9, 2018 in the Student Services building on the Dublin campus. BCC offers 80 curriculum programs, associate degrees with college transfer, high school credentials, and workforce development careers such as cosmetology, industrial engineering, nursing, EMS, and welding. The college can transform your life.Read More

Orientation is underway


Students are on campus today, August 6, 2018, for orientation at 8:30 A.M. and again at 5:30 P.M.

August Board of Trustees meeting

The Board of Trustees for Bladen Community College will meet on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 5:30 P.M. in the board room of the Essic Williams Administration Building (building 10) on the Dublin campus. For more information, contact Melissa Hester at 910.879.5502.

Business workshops offered at no-cost

The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost online business seminars and webinars in August and September.   “How to Present at a Craft Show” will be offered Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 until 10:15 A.M. on the Dublin campus in building 2, room 207. “Making Sales on ETSY” will followRead More

Fall registration is ongoing


Registration for fall classes is now open. Bladen Community College offers 80 curriculum courses, associate degrees, high school credentialing, skilled workforce programs, and opportunities for high school students to complete two years of college while enrolled in high school. Counselors are visiting the community with information now. Final registration is August 8 and 9, 2018.Read More

BCC graduates practical nurses in July

2018 practical nursing graduates standing on campus in nursing whites

Bladen Community College graduated its largest class ever of Practical Nursing students in a pinning ceremony on July 24. Board chair Dennis Troy and college president William Findt provided greetings to 26 graduates and the attendees. In the commencement address, director of allied health programs Sharron Thomas encouraged graduates to “have an influence on others”Read More

Search for next BCC president begins

The Board of Trustees for Bladen Community College has begun the search for the next president of the college. The trustees have engaged the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to assist with the process. ACCT will work directly with the BCC trustees to develop a presidential profile and facilitate the process of recruiting highly-competitiveRead More

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