President’s Welcome

Dr. Staats ImageWelcome to the 2015-16 academic year at Craven Community College!

You’re part of a remarkably diverse student body who share a passionate desire for learning, self-improvement and growth, and for opening new doors of opportunity. You’ve made a great choice to become, or continue as, a Craven student, whether to pursue a career program, a university transfer pathway, or one of our many other programs.

Our students come from all walks of life and include recent high school graduates, those returning to college after a long absence, career changers acquiring new skill sets, and those seeking to improve talents used in their current employment.

If you’re attending college for the first time, I hope you’ll take advantage of our E3 Initiative—Engage, Enrich, & Empower—which is designed to help you to prepare for and begin a successful experience at Craven. We’re committed to your success, from initial enrollment during those first nervous days, through each milestone, and culminating in a celebration of life-changing achievement.

Our faculty and staff are a dynamic, inspiring, and dedicated team that is here to mentor and assist you throughout your Craven journey. You’ll find that each of our professionals has an enduring focus on your individual learning, growth, and success.

This past year Craven Community College celebrated its 50th Anniversary. This year we embark on our second half-century of service to our students and community. We continue to make available exciting new programs and learning pathways, and you’ll see innovations to existing programs that are designed to enhance your learning experiences.

Thank you for being a part of the Craven Community College family!

Dr. Ray Staats