MCC students who graduated with honors and participated in the graduation ceremony from left to right on the front row are Deborah Garrison, Rachel Washburn, Corey Robinson, Vriesyda Wyatt, Helen Lewis, Jessica Downie, Cynthia Hampton, Wendy Woody and Keith Nichols. On the back from left to right are Russell Chamberlain, Russell Walker, Timothy Wyatt, Clint Carlson, Heather Oâ��Shields, Bretney Webb, and Brandon Barrier.
Mayland Community College held its 2014 curriculum graduation ceremony on May 10 at First Baptist Church Crossnore.Over 140 students completed requirements for graduation in their majors this May. Guest speakers during the ceremony included 2014 Human Services Technology graduate Vriesyda Wyatt and Electronics Engineering Technology graduate Marshal Huffman. Associate in Arts graduate Timothy Wyatt was recognized as Mayland’s NC Community Colleges Academic Excellence Award recipient. 2014 Teaching Excellence recipient April Pittman was also recognized during the ceremony.
Timothy Wyatt was selected as Mayland Community College’s Academic Excellence Award recipient for 2014. He was recognized during Mayland’s curriculum graduation ceremony on May 10.
Wyatt creates opportunities for him self by focusing on his future career goals and working diligently in the classroom. He is not only a student at MCC but is also a senior at Mayland Early College High School. Wyatt will fulfill the requirements for his high school diploma and two-year Associates Degree in four years instead of the usual five anticipated for MECHS students.
“The students receiving these awards have much to celebrate,” says NC Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls. “Whether they’re training for careers in health care, welding or other technical fields, or planning to transfer to a university, they are taking the next step toward reaching their goals and defining their own success.”
Following a rigorous curriculum of honors high school and college classes, he is currently ranked first in his MECHS classes. Wyatt is the founder and current president of the MECHS Student Government, where he organized the MECHS’s first campus wide blood drive. He is also a member of the Senior Beta club, as well as Phi Theta Kappa, and is active in the high school Drama Club. Wyatt plans on attending UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in Pre-Medicine with the goal of becoming a physician.
“I feel like I am prepared to attend a four year university after attending classes at Mayland,” said Wyatt. “It’s all in there in the name with Mayland because it is a community. You get to know people. Mayland is a great opportunity for students.”
Wyatt is actively involved in his church, The Bridge Church, and has participated in mission work in the United States as well as in Israel and Egypt. He assists with local food pantries and additional mission projects.
MCC graduate Jessica Downie
MCC graduate Jessica Singleton
2014 student speaker and graduate Marshal Huffman followed by graduate Nicholas Stanley
MCC graduates mother and student speaker Vriesyda Wyatt with son and graduate Timothy Wyatt
MCC 2014 graduates Mary Francis Blevins and Bretney Webb
Mayland Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) students completed their educational requirements for graduation this May. The BLET curriculum is designed to equip students with the basic skills, knowledge and ability to function as an inexperienced law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina. This class is a pre-requisite for law enforcement officer certification in this State. The class completed 624 course hours required for this certification that is set by the NC Criminal Justice Commission. BLET graduates pictured on the back row from left to right are Russell Jones, Seth Newton, Dillon Clark, Mark Newton, James Duncan, Jeremy Altimus, Tyler Jones, Cody Fields, and Jason Quinn. On the front row from left to right are Dwayne Autrey, Kevin Gardner, Michael Shook, Matthew Custode, and Tonya Hughes.
Mayland Community College’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program class held a pinning ceremony at Pinebranch Baptist Church in Spruce Pine on May 3. The Nursing Assistant curriculum prepares students to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Course work emphasizes growth and development throughout the life span, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills. Graduates may be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, extended care facilities, and doctors' offices. This certificate is offered periodically throughout the year. Pictured seated from left to right are program instructor Mitzi Bullis, RN and students Elizabeth Ayers, Kristen Smith, Sarah Dewitt-Feldman, Amber Bryant and program coordinator Teresa Robinson, RN. Standing from left to right are students Glenda Dobson, Scarlett McCandless, Kelsey Wilson, Jacquelyn McKinney, and Lauren Evoy.