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College Implements Updated Alert Message System, New Technology

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At Nash Community College, safety and efficiency are a regular focus of standard operating procedures. Recent enhancements to campus technology have improved communication and efficiency in many areas.

“In November, we launched a more robust system for communicating during emergencies and inclement weather. The new platform, provided by Regroup, has streamlined communication efforts and reduced the amount of time in sending and receiving messages, while allowing campus communicators more features” NCC Senior Director of Marketing and Communication Kelley Deal said. “With one message, we are reaching over 37,000 subscribers via email, text and/or voice messages.”

Individuals can register online to receive emergency alerts and inclement weather messages from Nash Community College by visiting www.nashcc.edu/alerts. “The registration process is slightly different for those who have ever been a student at Nash and those who are unaffiliated with the College email system,” Deal advised. Users can follow the instructions located on the alert webpage, or call 252-451-8235 for assistance in setting up an account. “We will never use Regroup to communicate regular, every day messages. Subscribers can expect to only receive critical updates – most likely regarding events potentially impacting campus operations.” Registration is simple and open to anyone: students, parents, faculty, staff and the community at large.

Among the College’s other technological innovations are upgrades in the Advertising and Graphic Design computer lab. Located in the Science and Technology Building and available to students each day, the lab is equipped with 25 new iMac desktop computers with 27-inch displays. In the same lab, students are printing their work using two different filaments simultaneously thanks to a new Makerbot Replicator 2X Dual Extruder 3D printer.

Across campus in the¬†Ingram Construction Company Architectural Technology Classroom, 17 Dell Precision T1700 stations have been added with dual monitors. The stations are uniquely designed to closely resemble the state of the industry in an effort to better prepare students for a real-world work environment. “At Nash Community College, we emphasize the importance of students learning and working on equipment they will use in the field upon graduation. The experience they gain on our campus will take them into the field as a practitioner prepared for work, or ready to advance their education at the university level,” NCC Chief Information Officer Jonathan Vester explained.
On the College’s Park View Health Sciences hallway, faculty are using six new Epson 4,200 lumen projectors with Microsoft Wireless Display Adaptors. “These adaptors, when coupled with the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3s we outfitted the Health Sciences faculty with, allow for wireless projection and audio with HDMI quality. We are completing a similar deployment in the two Anatomy and Physiology labs as well,” Vester said.
For more information about Nash Community College or to schedule a tour, please call 252-451-8235 or email kdeal@nashcc.edu.