22 ACC Nursing Students Earning UNCG Bachelor Degrees This Month

Twenty-two graduates of Alamance Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program are earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in December as the first class of a partnership between the two colleges known as RN-to-BSN (Registered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing). Beginning in January 2015, UNC Greensboro’s Nursing Department instructors provided online classes and met with 25 graduates of ACC’s Associate Degree Nursing program one day per week on the ACC campus. Students were charged UNCG distance learning rates and fees. Because the face-to-face class was offered on the ACC campus, students…

Name the Trails at the Town and Country Nature Park!!

Town and Country Nature Park in Burlington has about 1.5 miles of trail that meanders through the forest and along the Haw River AND the trails need names! Now is the chance for you to submit your ideas for trail names at Town and Country Nature Park. You are encouraged to visit Town and Country Nature Park to hike the trails prior to submitting your trail name suggestions. Participation rules and guidelines are as follows: Suggested names must be received on or before December 21, 2016 for consideration. Suggested names must meet the following requirements: Must not be more than two (2) words, excluding…

Golden Harmonies Choir’s Christmas Musical Performance

The Burlington Recreation & Parks invites everyone to come out for a free performance of the Golden Harmonies Senior Adult Choir and the New Covenant Children Choir at the Paramount! This is a wonderful, festive way to bring in the holidays!! Performance will be Tuesday, December 20, at 1pm at the Paramount Theater located at 128 East Front Street, Burlington.  This event is for all ages and is free to attend. For more information, please call (336) 222-5135.  

County’s 3rd StoryWalk to be Unveiled 12/2 in Elon

United Way Logo

The County’s 3rd Story Walk will be unveiled December 2nd in Elon with a ribbon cutting event. A StoryWalk is a deconstructed book that features pages of a children’s book on posts around a trail or path that encourages families and children to read while exercising. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, December 2nd at Beth Schmidt Park in Elon, sponsored by Impact Alamance, prior to the park’s annual tree lighting. “The StoryWalk initiative combines physical activity and reading, a fun way for adults to engage with children,” said April Durr, United Way of Alamance County Director…

Pets for Vets Adoption Program!!!

The Burlington Animal Services is proud to announce a new adoption program, Pets for Vets.  To show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice, starting Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11th, and going forward, any military veteran’s pet adoption will be fee-waived. It is widely known that pets can provide beneficial emotional and mental health support to veterans returning home from service and suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, anxiety and depression. The only requirement is the adopter must present their military ID or proof of service at the time of adoption.  Adoptions will include spay/neuter, basic shots, a 1 year…

ACC Staff Member Awarded for Disability Education

Ms. Monica Isbell, , Coordinator of Special Needs and Counseling at Alamance Community College (photo courtesy of ACC)

Monica Isbell, Coordinator of Special Needs and Counseling at Alamance Community College, was named the recipient of the Excellence in Postsecondary Education on Oct. 20 at the 23rd Annual Awards Banquet for the Alamance County Mayors’ Committee for Persons with Disabilities. Isbell oversees Disability Services at the College.  She has been employed at the College since 2006 and holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. “The award was a total surprise to me,” said Isbell. “It’s nice to be recognized for the work you’re doing.” In addition to Isbell’s presence, ACC was represented at the…

ACC HORTICULTURE TO HOST NATIONAL EVENT, HUNDREDS OF COMPETITORS

Come March 2018, the campus of Alamance Community College will be overrun by more than one thousand horticulture students and professionals from across the United States in what is certain to provide the Graham-based school—and Alamance County–national recognition. Alamance Community College and its Horticulture Technology Department has been named as the host site for the 2018 National Collegiate Landscape Competition, sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Awarding a community college the host duties is a rare occurrence in the annals of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Since 1977, only four community colleges have served as host…