New Bern – Craven Community College (CCC) student Kimberly Faith Banks received a $1,200 scholarship from the Neuse Sunrise Rotary Club in Bridgeton, N.C. “Getting a degree in the medical field was always something I wanted to do,” stated Kimberly Banks, medical assisting student at CCC. Banks added, “I’m very thankful for the Neuse Sunrise Rotary Club for helping me financially.”
“Kimberly was an easy selection for us. She met and exceeded all of the selection criteria for the scholarship,” stated Sue Williams, president of Neuse Sunrise (Bridgeton) Rotary. Williams said the club has been very impressed with the health education programs at the college.
The $1,200 scholarship offsets tuition and fees. The scholarship enables Banks to take college-level courses at CCC to renew certification in the medical field or obtain new skills in the medical field in order to return to the workforce. The funds for the scholarship were made available through local fundraising efforts and a Rotary Foundation District Grant from Rotary International.
Founded in 1965, Craven Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System. With campuses in New Bern and Havelock-Cherry Point, Craven serves more than 4,700 curriculum students and more than 11,000 continuing education students each year. The college offers a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as college transfer courses, career and occupational offerings, partnerships with four-year universities, specialized workforce training options, developmental studies and basic skills classes. Craven Early College High School programs are available on both campuses. Craven is also home to Public Radio East, one of the few community colleges nationally with this distinction. For more information about the college, visit www.cravencc.edu.
For more information about Neuse Sunrise (Bridgeton) Rotary, visit www.neusesunriserotary.org