James Sprunt Closed October 11, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        OCTOBER 10, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Due to the threat of Hurricane Michael and its potential impact on Duplin County and the surrounding areas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, James Sprunt Community College will be closed on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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James Sprunt Barber School to Offer Disaster Relief in the form of Free Haircuts Through October 31st

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              OCTOBER 8, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – As a part of our efforts to assist the community after the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence, the Barber School at James Sprunt Community College will offer free haircuts to the general public through October 31st.

Haircut services are available for men and women.

The free haircuts will be available during the barber school operation hours of 9am-3pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm, Monday thru Thursday, starting October 8th through October 31st.

This promotional program only waives the fees for haircuts, other services are not included and will be charged a normal fee.

Haircuts will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

The Barber School is located in the Herring Building on the James Sprunt campus in Kenansville.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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James Sprunt Announces Calendar Changes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              OCTOBER 2, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – With the loss of thirteen instruction days due to the devastating impact caused by Hurricane Florence, James Sprunt Community College has announced the following calendar changes for the Fall 2018 semester.

Fall break, scheduled for October 8 and October 9, has been cancelled. Classes will now be held on those days.

The break day scheduled for November 21 is cancelled and classes will also be held on that day as well.

The fall semester has been extended and will now end on December 19.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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Your safety, as well as the safety of your family, is paramount

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Dr. Ken Boham,         Interim President at James Sprunt Community College

As published in the September 27th edition of The Duplin Times by Interim President Dr. Ken Boham. 

Duplin County was one of the hardest hit areas, especially in the aftermath with the flooding. Our college was spared the brunt of the storm, with minimal damage received. Our power has been restored and we are thankful that day-by-day, we are returning to normal.

Having seen the devastation and damage that has occurred in Duplin County following the wrath of Hurricane Florence, I am aware of the fear, the trauma, and the pain that many of you are experiencing. This historic storm has been surreal, unreal, and unbelievable.

Just as many of you are, I am still in state of shock as I think about the countless number of our students, faculty, and staff that have had to endure life threating situations, mandatory evacuations, boat rescues as high water flooded homes, and some are having to grieve the death of loved ones. Please know that our hearts go out to each and every one of you. We realize the pain and suffering is not going to go away anytime soon, and we know that many of you not only lost your homes, but your livelihood as well.

We grieve with you and for you, and James Sprunt Community College stands with you. We will do all we can to assist as our community seeks to heal from this horrific storm.

Our number one priority still remains the safety and well-being of our students and of those in our community. Your safety, as well as the safety of your family, is paramount to anything else, and we pray that you will proceed with caution as the flood waters recede and the rebuilding process begins.

We know that many of you that evacuated still have yet to make it back home and you are unsure of what you may face when come back.

Just as many of you are, I am still in state of shock as I think about the countless number of our students, faculty, and staff that have had to endure life threating situations, mandatory evacuations, boat rescues as high water flooded homes, and some are having to grieve the death of loved ones.

With all the devastation that we’ve seen, we’ve also seen determination, strength and resilience. We may have been pounded by Florence, but Duplin County and James Sprunt Community College is going to keep pounding back.

People from all over have stepped up to help the people of Duplin County that have been hit the hardest. From our local leaders to community organizations to neighbor helping neighbor, our county has seen the best in people just wanting to help.

I want to first and foremost, thank the first-responders who have rescued so many of our students, faculty, and staff from life-threating situations. The stories we have heard are remarkable and profound. We thank all those who put their life on the line so that they could be there for our community as they faced the unknown. You have our gratitude and our appreciation. Without you, the outcome of this storm could have been much worse.

I also want to thank all of our employees who have heeded the call to serve and assist during this natural disaster. We have witnessed our employees assisting with those needing the basic necessities at shelters set up in the county, reaching out to students that may have been hit the hardest. Our public safety employees and IT department have been on campus accessing the damage, monitoring progress with power outages and trying to get systems back up and running. Our payroll staff have been busy trying to ensure that our employees are able to get paid on time.

I also want to thank our local leaders, law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies, and community organizations for all that they have done in this storm, in informing our students and residents of hazards, and trying to keep all of us safe.

I thank the utility workers, many of which have come from all over the United States, that have worked hard to get our power back up and running, not just at the college, but in Duplin County and the surrounding areas.

I also want to thank the outpouring of support we have received from area residents, those within the North Carolina Community College System, and countless others who have offered to assist our college in any way that they possibly can.

Please know that we will get through this, together, and Duplin County will come out stronger than ever before.

-Dr. Ken Boham
Interim President
James Sprunt Community College

 

James Sprunt to Remain Closed Until October 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence on Duplin County and the surrounding areas, James Sprunt Community College will remain closed next week. The college plans to reopen on Monday, October 1st on regular schedule.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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James Sprunt Closing Due to Hurricane Florence

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Florence, the College will be closed from Wednesday, September 12 to Sunday, September 16.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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Amber Ferrell Named Employee of the Quarter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 

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KENANSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – Amber Ferrell, a counselor at James Sprunt Community College, was named the Employee of the Quarter. According to her nominator, Amber has been an outstanding employee at JSCC for a number of years.

“She is always willing to take on additional tasks to serve the students. In the past year, Ms. Ferrell volunteered to be a co-advisor for Phi Theta Kappa. She has been instrumental in providing leadership to the students including taking the officers to Mars Hill University for training,” said her nominator.  When an advisor was unable to take the SGA officers to their spring conference in Durham, Amber again volunteered to take them. Both of these trips occurred on the weekend and were not a part of her regular job duties.

Amber has also worked closely with students during Spartan Hour, an after school program that provides mentoring for local elementary school students.

Amber, a resident of Wilmington, earned her bachelor’s degree from Campbell University and a Master’s of Arts degree from Regent University.

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For media related questions, please contact Cheryl Hemric, director of marketing and public information at (910) 275-6170.

James Sprunt Community College is one of the premier institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Our college serves more than 5,000 students annually from our Kenansville and WestPark campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at http://www.jamessprunt.edu.

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