“Savor the Flavor”: The Experience at South Piedmont

The Foundation has partnered with Jon G’s Barbecue in Peachland, Americana Beer Company in Monroe, and The Local Boys Band in Charlotte to host a new event this Spring, “Savor the Flavor”: The Experience at South Piedmont! There will be plenty of fixin’s, beer and wine, bluegrass music, cornhole, and horseshoes.

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: South Piedmont Community College | 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110

• Sponsorships
Sponsorship levels range from $5,000 to $500, each with an exclusive benefits package. If you are interested in sponsoring “Savor the Flavor”, you can do so via debit/credit card through this secure site.

• Tickets
Individual event tickets are $50. You can purchase your tickets today via debit/credit card through this secure site.

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• Sponsorship Opportunities

Adult Literacy Program Moving to SPCC

Monroe, NC– Common Heart’s adult literacy program is on the move – to South Piedmont Community College! The college, which has supported the program since its launch in late 2019, will now house this free community service in the School of College & Career Readiness.

The move will give students more opportunities and a larger reach for the program to help more families in our community. The program’s current 19 students and 7 tutors will now have access to additional resources and can use the college’s campus as a meeting place if they’d like. RJ Lightsey, Common Heart’s literacy program manager, will oversee the program at SPCC.

As Common Heart focuses on its expanding food pantry network and economic
empowerment programs, adult literacy needed a new home and reaching out to SPCC was top of mind, Common Heart Executive Director Keith Adams said. SPCC has supported the program with free testing services since Common Heart took the lead in reviving adult literacy in Union County after the sudden closure of the Union County Literacy Council in the summer of 2019.

“I can’t imagine a better place for this program to land,” he said. “SPCC’s dedication and resources will allow the program not only to continue, but to grow and thrive. I’m really excited to see how many more lives will be changed by adding adult literacy services to their already robust offerings for adult learners.”

Kelly Stegall, dean of the School of College & Career Readiness, said SPCC is excited
about the potential for this program not only for new students but students currently enrolled in SPCC who could benefit from the supplemental support – at no charge. Stegall said it was important to keep this program as a free service for the community. Students do not have to live in Union County to receive help and the program will be offered at campuses in both Union & Anson counties.

“We see this as our charge,” she said. “We just want to give back and help people in our communities increase their English language skills or their literacy levels. We know that people with higher levels of literacy are able to secure the credentials necessary to move up as far as their economic mobility goes. Once we’re able to help support students in increasing that level of literacy or increasing that English language skill, the doors are wide open for them.”

Most of the students who come for help now have never been to college and it’s a chance to encourage that excitement and zest for learning, Lightsey said. At SPCC, tutors will be able to meet with students in the evenings on campus which is something Common Heart didn’t have available. Lightsey said he’s heard from a long-time tutor that several students are eager to continue lessons because evening tutoring sessions will be available.

“Just to be on the grounds and look around and see what’s there could be a different
experience for them, it could be more exciting,” he said.

If you’d like to volunteer as a tutor or enroll as a student for FREE help, email
rlightsey@spcc.edu or call 704-290-5261.

About Common Heart:
Founded in 2006, Common Heart works to create a “small revolution of kindness” in our community to eradicate food insecurity and eliminate generational poverty. Common Heart’s programs are designed to engage community volunteer action in 2 areas: food pantries & economic empowerment.

The 501(c)3 nonprofit with locations in Indian Trail & Marshville, serves under-resourced families and individuals who live in Union County and the surrounding area through 10 food pantry outreaches serving an average 3,000 individuals each month. Our Economic Empowerment programs provide focus groups and resource building programs to move under-resourced families into stability.

Donations and volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Find more information about Common Heart online at www.CommonHeart.org.

Fall 2020 President’s and Dean’s List

Congratulations to our students making the President’s and Dean’s list for Fall 2020.

To honor our students for outstanding academic achievement the college publishes a President’s list at the end of each semester. Students enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours in a given term in an approved curriculum and earning a 4.0 GPA will be placed on the President’s list. Only courses at or above the 100 level are considered in calculating eligibility for academic honor.

President’s List

A.G.E. – Medical Sonography:
Sheri L. Cullen, Anna M. Dragunov, Amanda S. Lewis, Melissa Ramirez, Anna E. Smit, Suzette Smit, Addison P. Smith, Alanna A. Vongdeuane, May L. Xiong

Accounting and Finance Degree:
Morgan D. Loyd

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology Degree:
Conner E. Rollins

Associate in Arts:
Lynna Bui, Hanna Costello, Madeline G. Crotts, Gabrielle Desimone, Pricilla Esquivel, Itzayana Gutierrez, Nicole Iancu, Sylvia Jarvis, Casey D. Kelly, Rebecca Law, Andrew J. Lowder, Amelia M. Mead, Caleb D. Peters, Rosie Russo, Yamila Sami-Geng, Alexis Smith, Ruvim Styrku, Caylin B. Turner, Courtney L. Widener, Emily Zenoski

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts:
Miranda Santana, Julianna F. Waltz

Associate in General Education-Nursing:
Carmen P. Bedrosian, Meghan Campbell, Aaleigha A. Gravlin, Tatiana V. Septimio

Associate in Science:
Emma K. Ahern, Hannah Dennehy, Jeydi Galiana-Ramirez, David A. Leonard, Michael S. Leonard, Peightyn S. Smith

Automotive Systems Technology Degree:
Bonny Hernandez

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate:
James E. Alexson, Christopher Alston, Tiffany M. Deese, Cody T. Dupree, Matthew D. Faulkenberry, Philip C. Fincher, Keousha S. Griffin, Timothy R. Kane, Ryan E. Melton, Alexander S. Moore, Dylan Orlando, Olivia M. Roman, Courtney M. Stegall, Sloan Tracy, Carson R. West

Business Administration Degree:
Julie H. Baker, Christy M. McKinley, Kristen L. Mills

Business Administration Entrepreneurship Degree:
Shannon E. Hendel

College Transfer Pathway:
Elias J. Campbell, Madalyn I. Dean, Madison C. Dutton, Adil Hassan, Katie L. Horne, Rebecca D. Huntley, Erin N. Lookabill, Miranda R. Moorhouse, Mallory B. Sikes, Trinity C. Spencer, Gracie Stinson, Sydney K. Wright

Culinary Arts Degree:
Angela L. Banks

Cyber Crime Technology Degree:
Miranda L. Bolk

Digital Media Degree:
Daniel Megard, Gabriella R. Rivera, Olivia E. Tucker, Jonathan D. Watson

Early Childhood Education – Transfer Degree:
Carey C. Evon

Human Services Technology Degree:
Tania Garcia

Industrial Systems Machining Certificate:
Nicholas S. Echols

Industrial Systems Technology – Machining Pathway Degree:
Matthew O. Crump, Jackson Gurley, Andrew N. Seegers, Charles D. Wallace

IT Business Support Degree:
Eric D. Phillips, Kenny S. Vergara-Tapia

IT Game and Simulation Programming Degree:
Austin J. Parker

IT Information Systems Degree:
Cody D. Dermid, Jessica Paul, Denzel A. Redd, Sherita S. Thomas

IT Systems Security Degree:
Andrew H. Deocampo

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Degree:
Kurt G. McCormick

Medical Assisting Diploma:
Cameron E. McManus, Elizabeth Velasco

Medical Sonography Degree:
Sarah K. Bennett, Rebecca E. Bowles, Jessica-Irene Gatica, Mallory L. Poindexter, Kimberly E. Ptak, Kristen Tesar

Paralegal Technology Degree:
Deanna N. Bonilla

Refrigeration Certificate:
Spiros D. Tsiamis

The Dean’s list is also published at the end of each semester and honors the outstanding academic achievement of our students. Students enrolled for a minimum of 12 semester hours in a given term in an approved curriculum and earning a 3.5 GPA or higher (but less than a 4.0 GPA) will be placed on the Dean’s list. Only courses at or above the 100 level are considered in calculating eligibility for academic honor.

Dean’s List

A.G.E – Practical Nursing:
Josh M. Telfer

A.G.E. – Medical Sonography:
Jessica Agostini, Faith E. Bezant, Alexa C. Langford, Courtney Miller, Hilary F. Mitchell, Leanna L. Pugh, Desirae J. Rosario, Caitlin A. Swinson

Accounting and Finance Degree:
Jessica L. Byrom, Marjorie C. Lee, Allysson J. Norris

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology Degree:
Hunter B. Morris

Associate in Arts:
Savannah N. Baker, Joannie C. Barnhill, Daniela Cordova, Helen A. Crossman, Jacob L. Cummings, Lyzbeth Diaz-Garcia, Savannah Figueroa, Miranda Goodwin, Haleigh B. Griffin, Titus B. Hayes, Lauren Hultquist, Lily M. Jones, Samson J. Kaplin, Alyssa Locascio, Jada M. McClain, Lauren M. Pace, Mallory D. Ridgeway, Richard B. Saunders, Andrea M. Seegars, Harley Stegall, Michelle Venegas-Ayala, Daphne Watson, Brianna H. Williams

Associate in Arts – Wingate:
Abigayle D. Havard, Harrison S. Hinson, Anthony R. Marple

Associate in Engineering:
Yery J. Monrroy Rosa

Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts:
Hailie Davidson

Associate in General Education-Nursing:
Santiago Duarte, Stephanie Hernandez

Associate in Science:
Gabriel C. Azie, Chasity I. Chambers, Chloe E. Combs, Abigail L. Edeker, Logan H. Goodwin, Shelby S. Hammond-Helms, Kaylyn B. McClendon, Joanna L. McConnell, Kevese C. Michael, Tyler F. Moore, Elias N. Nixon, Rebecca C. Rains, Sahara L. Roberts

Business Administration – CTE Certificate:
Noah R. Carpenter

Business Administration Degree:
Elizabeth C. Clark, Owen R. Emerson, Richard A. Heins, Samuel A. Ingram, Savannah K. Kirton, Shaun A. Mize, Rachel Rape

Business Administration Entrepreneurship Degree:
Curtis Gordon, Isabella A. Uhl

College Transfer Pathway:
Malerie F. Austin, Jayden N. Baucom, MacKay E. Burr, Claudia F. Hill, John A. Kendall, Arsal Khalid, Trinity Legrand, Garon Lowke, Isabella C. McCray, Emma K. Steagall

Criminal Justice Technology Degree:
Matthew Gravely, Kenneth L. Nance

Cyber Crime Technology Degree:
Mario J. Flores, Sairy Nunez, John D. Piller

Digital Media Degree:
Hannah B. Emerson, Shaun J. Tremblay-Murphy

Digital Print Production Degree:
Allyson Glaze

Early Childhood Education – Practitioner Degree:
Jennah M. Lomax, Regine S. Reid

General Medical Office Administration Degree:
Tia Dispennette, Brandy A. Roberts

IT Game and Simulation Programming Degree:
Drake A. Hartzell, Daniel J. Michalak, Alex L. Wyatt

IT Information Systems Degree:
Jesse Gaddy, Justin Loftis, Michael D. Monro

IT Web Administration and Design Degree:
Damien Stout

Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Pathway Degree:
Dalton E. Nelson

Mechatronics Engineering Technology Degree:
Daniel R. Huneycutt, Francis Giomaric O. Samson

Medical Assisting-Medical Lab Assistant Certificate:
Heather A. Iler

Medical Sonography Degree:
Casey M. Freeman, Michelle H. Gaston, Kristen N. Huntley, Hannah C. Richey, Brittany M. Jackson, Sulema Yepes-Garcia

Refrigeration Certificate:
Kristofer M. Pennigar

Simulation and Game Development:
Daniel L. Williams

Welding Technology Diploma:
Jair Gomez

Academic Honors
Students enrolled in a curriculum program leading to a degree, a diploma, or a certificate, are eligible for the Academic Honors lists. Special credit students are not eligible for academic honors. Students who earn grades of “D,” “F,” or “I” for the semester are also not eligible. Any repeated (coursework previously attempted), developmental education courses or earned grades of “W” or “WI” will be excluded from the minimum semester hours.

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