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Between Holidays and Snow Days …

January has been a short, quick month at South Piedmont, but a busy one. Please take a few minutes to read about a few things that you and your colleagues have been up to.

First-Year SPCC Students Getting Off to a “Sweet Start”

First Year Experience logo.On January 4, South Piedmont welcomed new students and their parents to the OCH campus to learn more about what SP has to offer during Sweet Start Saturday, part of the college’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program. The excited students were able to tour the campus, meet faculty, staff and some classmates and get comfortable with the college environment before starting classes.

South Piedmont is committed to the success of its students and has developed the First-Year Experience program to help them get engaged early. The idea is to get students connected with their instructors, advisors and fellow students right away and make them aware of the great resources available to them.

First Year Experience group in the library with Library Services Director Grant LeFoe.At left, Library Services Director Grant LeFoe welcomes the students to the Carpenter Library and gives them a quick overview of the library’s services.

Click here for more photos from the event.

Questions about South Piedmont’s First-Year Experience program? Email fye@spcc.edu.


2014 Leadership Anson group includes South Piedmont employees Ginger McLain, Jason Miller, Jennifer Ricketts, and Emily Trexler.SPCC Front and Center for Leadership Training

The chambers of commerce in our area have for many years sponsored annual leadership training programs. Each cohort is made up of people from a variety of employers so that they can network. The aim is to develop a commitment to community through leadership.

The 2014 Leadership Anson Class of the Anson County Chamber of Commerce (pictured at left) includes Ginger McLain, Jason Miller, Jennifer Ricketts and Emily Trexler. The program provides a comprehensive overview of the community—covering topics such as history, education, art, healthcare, etc.—encouraging the program participants to identify areas in which they can contribute.

The 2014 Leadership Union Class of the Union County Chamber of Commerce includes Scott Rivers, Lisa Rolan and Cari Thompson. This year, the program will focus on topics including board development, business ethics, leading by example, presentation skills and conflict resolution.

Photo of computer donation to the Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center.SPCC Donates Computers to Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center

On a cold and rainy day earlier this month, South Piedmont delivered more than a dozen gently used computers to an appreciative Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center.

Pictured here, from left, are Greg Gleghorn, SP’s new Director of Information Technology Services Infrastructure Support (making his second Insider appearance in a row!); Dr. Stan Sidor; Jeremy Sikes, member of the Center’s Executive Board of Directors, and Carol Smith, the Center’s Director.


What is that?What’s That?

This photo was taken at an SP location. Do you know what it is?

Email the ‘what?’ and the ‘where?’ to mmcallister@spcc.edu and you could win one of three SP t-shirts to be given away. All correct answers received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 will be entered into a drawing.

Last month’s “What’s That?” t-shirt winners were David Wheeler, Carilyn Raymond and Dana Glauner—all correctly guessing that the colorful photo was of the “loaner” disk golf disks (not “Frisbees”!!) hanging outside of Andrew’s Young’s office. Well done!

Have a story, photo, or other idea for the Insider? Send it to Michael McAllister at mmcallister@spcc.edu.