"If you are really thinking about coming to North Central State College, a little ambition will take you far. You have to take a leap of faith."
“Even if you only take one class, one college course throughout your lifetime, make sure that one class is something that appeals to you. If you don’t know what appeals to you, ask someone to recommend a class and take it.”
“One of the great things about North Central was the flexibility. I was able to take night classes and some Saturday classes while I was working full time.”
“When rumors about the plant closing began circulating, I found myself wondering what I would do if I was suddenly without a job. I searched for other ideas of doing something different than electrical work in a factory."
Andrea Johnson is the newest insurance agent at Blackstone Insurance in Lexington. She received her Property and Casualty License in March 2014 and is excited about what the future holds.
A second-year NC State student, Diaz is in his 10th year as a support specialist in adult services for Richland Newhope Industries. For the past four years, Diaz has directed the Richland Newhope dance troupe.
“I saw so many people who helped my brother growing up. I decided I wanted to do that too. I use those experiences in my coursework and clinical experience."
Visit Global Medical Foam in Lexington some weekday afternoon and there’s a good chance you will catch North Central State College student Alec Broderick working on the company’s latest brochure.
Alisha Walker is marketing her employer and her community at Richland Source. Graduating in December with her associate degree in marketing from North Central State College, Walker is serving an internship with the online news outlet.
Rodney Jones is employed as a six-month intern helping upsize a crash test dummy which will be used to study car restraints on overweight people during a crash. “It wasn’t long ago I was working 12 hour shifts. I don’t even have my degree (he will graduate May 2014), and I’m already better off than I was before.”