Creating Success at Lenoir Community College

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Elijah Cooper
Truck Driver Training (Obtained CDL)

When Elijah Cooper of Kinston came to Lenoir Community College (LCC), he knew exactly what he wanted to do, but needed assistance in making his goal a reality.

“I am so grateful for all the help I have received,” Cooper said. “Through WIOA, I was able to reach my goal and my dream job as a trucker. I recommend LCC and WIOA to anyone that needs a little help reaching their goals too.”
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Ian Webb
LCC Industrial Systems Graduate

Little did Ian Webb of Beulaville know that when he started at Lenoir Community College he would end up with a full-time employment opportunity before he graduated.

“Learning at LCC has helped me focus myself and work on planning out my future and the things I would like to accomplish,” he said. “It has given me a lot of knowledge and opened doors to continue to my next steps.”
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Aubrey West
LCC Medical Assisting Graduate

Medical Assisting student Aubrey West of Kinston knew she picked the right career choice that fit her passion for the healthcare field and the many opportunities that came with being a medical assistant.

“Being a student in a healthcare field during this pandemic has shown me that anything is possible in this field and to always be prepared to be pushed outside of your comfort zones.”
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James Kephart
Associate in Engineering, AE Student

James Kephart of Kinston didn’t know what he wanted to do after high school. He told his advisor at Bethel Christian Academy that he wanted to do something that “makes good money” and he was good at math and science.

“LCC has given me a great opportunity to better myself and the opportunity to get a great job someday. It has been a struggle from the beginning, but I’m glad I stuck it out because I know it was a wise decision.”
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James Inthalansy
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Student

A life-changing event that may slow some people down has not stopped James Inthalansy of La Grange. When he was 9 years old, he lost his leg in an automobile accident.

“I want to be a part of something where I can make an impact,” he said. “The WIOA Program has been beneficial in helping me financially. It has been a good experience.”
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Kaitlyn Langston
Computer-Integrated Machining Graduate

A 2008 North Lenoir High School graduate, Kaitlyn Langston of Kinston was deciding what her next educational move would be. She discovered that she could take Lenoir Community College classes while attending high school.

Thinking about her past, Langston stressed the importance of education. “It’s something no one can ever take away from you, and no matter what, you can take it anywhere you want in this world. There are endless possibilities out there."
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Sarah Suggs
Associate in Arts Degree Graduate

Lenoir Community College graduate Sarah Suggs of Snow Hill is excited to take her place in the classroom teaching after she finishes her four-year degree.

“They made me realize all the hard work that I had done in high school had not been in vain,” she said. Everywhere I turned, paths were leading to LCC and providing me with opportunities I had never expected. I am so extremely thankful for all of these.”
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