NC House Speaker Tours Southport Center

By Alexandria Sands, State Port Pilot Staff Writer House Speaker Tim Moore and Rep. Frank Iler took a tour of the Brunswick Community College Southport Center Friday to discuss how state funding would assist the school. Specifically, they discussed the $2.2 million allocated for BCC in the budget that was vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper Read More

Vision becoming reality for BCC’s Southport campus

Director seeks to create a school of arts and crafts SOUTHPORT — When Brunswick Community College hired Barbara McFall as the director of its Southport Center, the campus was just a shell. But McFall had a vision. Where one saw an empty building, she saw a “baby Penland School of Craft.” That, however, meant building Read More
NC Commerce

NC Works Adopts Plan for Building a Job-Ready Workforce

Contact:   Andrew Beal NC Department of Commerce www.nccommerce.com (919) 814-0301 The NCWorks Commission approved a new two-year strategic plan and certified local Career Centers while meeting at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington on May 15. The strategic plan, entitled “Preparing North Carolina’s Workforce for Today and Tomorrow,” is aligned with Governor Roy Cooper’s “NC Read More
North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, signed the Pathway to Excellence agreement with Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) President, Dr. Gene Smith

BCC Joins Pathway to Excellence Program with UNCW

BOLIVIA, NC – On Monday, April 1st, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, signed the Pathway to Excellence agreement with Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) President, Dr. Gene Smith. The Pathway to Excellence Program will allow admission to UNCW for students completing an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Read More
Pinwheels for Prevention

Faculty and Students Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with Pinwheels for Prevention® at Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, N.C. (April 2, 2019) – College students in the Social Problems course will be planting Pinwheels for Prevention® at Brunswick Community College on Wednesday, April 3rd to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April, Pinwheels for Prevention® are planted across Brunswick County and North Carolina to encourage the public to learn more about the importance Read More
Health Sciences Groundbreaking

Health Sciences Groundbreaking Ceremony

Bolivia, NC – Brunswick Community College (BCC) began a new chapter in its history today with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new Health Sciences building. The building will be made up of 12,160 square feet of existing space (newly renovated) and 13,750 of building addition. The construction process will take a total of 390 Read More

BCC’s Developing Construction Workforce Program Gets State Funding

Article by Christina Haley O’Neal WilmingtonBiz Posted March 1, 2019 Brunswick Community College and the Cape Fear Workforce Development Board were recently awarded a $400,000 grant to help fund a program that aims to build a talent pipeline into the area’s construction industry. The grant award stems from the NCWorks Local Innovation Fund, which Gov. Read More

Making Ideas Happen

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” This quote from Scott Belsky is found painted on the wall at the CINErG (Center for Innovative Networking and Entrepreneur Groups) at Brunswick Community College’s Leland Center. The room is armed with desks, different co-working spaces, a TV and long table to recreate a boardroom feel, printers, and more. People Read More

BCC Hires New President

BCC hires Wayne Community College’s Smith as next presidentNov 22, 2018 by Michael Paul, Staff Writer for The State Port PilotThe Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Gene Smith to be the next BCC president. Trustees voted approval during their monthly meeting on Thursday. Smith has been the vice president of academic Read More

President Search Narrowed to Three

BOLIVIA, NC – The search for the new president at Brunswick Community College (BCC) has been narrowed from a pool of 80 applicants to three, who are set to interview next week. The BCC Board of Trustees announced Dr. Gene Smith, Dr. Thomas Gould and Dr. Joel Welch as the finalists to fulfill the position Read More