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
Chantee Johnson

Chantee Johnson: An ACE Success Story

In 1990, Chantee Johnson graduated from high school and went to work to support herself. She always had it in the back of her mind to go back to school but never had the time. In January of 2017, the time was right. After 21 years working at Food Lion, being passed over for many Read More

Medical Assisting Program Receives CAAHEP Accreditation

BOLIVIA, NC – Brunswick Community College’s Associate in Applied Science Medical Assisting Degree Program has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( making it the only accredited medical assisting program in the NC Community College System within a 100 mile radius. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Read More
Brunswick Community College Assistant Vice President for Economic and Workforce Development Velva Jenkins in a BCC nursing classroom. Jenkins knows that family friendly workplace practices not only benefit workers and families, they also help businesses stay competitive.

How NC Employers are Investing in Families

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the federal Family Medical Leave Act, which, among other allowances, permits employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Since FMLA was enacted, the number of working families has increased dramatically, creating a greater demand for family-friendly workplace Read More