College Implements Updated Alert Message System, New Technology
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.