Every year, students are able to attend Craven Community College and pursue a degree or certificate that prepares them for the future because of the generosity of others. Our community shows a tremendous commitment to helping people attain their educational dreams by supporting the college through donations to the Craven Community College Foundation.
The foundation provides financial assistance to students and supports the goals and new initiatives of the college. Tuition, fees, books and everyday expenses can be substantial barriers to obtaining a college education. Last year, the foundation provided more than $212,000 in scholarships to 373 students. Without these scholarships, many students would not be able to attend college.
Last month the foundation launched its community campaign with a powerful video sharing why it is “Because of You” that the foundation was able to provide such support for students. This year’s campaign featured Ricky Corona, Jr. and Jerrine Saunders. Ricky graduated from Craven CC and is employed with Trent Buick GMC as a master mechanic and he now teaches part time in the college’s Automotive Department. Jerrine is a cosmetology graduate and is now enrolled in the Business Administration program to ensure her success as an entrepreneur in our community.
For more information about the Craven Community College Foundation or to make a donation, call 638-7351 or visit cravencc.edu/foundation.
This story originally appeared in the New Bern Sun Journal. http://www.newbernsj.com/news/20171102/foundation-supports-craven-community-college-students