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NCC Graduates First Global Perspectives Scholar


NCC President Dr. Bill Carver, right, with student Brandonn Odom, the first student to graduate from NCC with the Global Perspectives Scholars Distinction.

Brandonn Odom of Nashville, a Nash Community College 2017 Associate in Arts degree graduate, is the first student to graduate from the college with the Global Perspectives Scholars Distinction. Odom graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.The Global Perspectives Scholars (GPS) program is a collaboration between NCC and UNC World View designed to help students discover, connect and engage in the world around them. Through the GPS program, students develop global competencies and skills needed to be successful in today’s global economy. The program focuses on discovering what it means to be a global citizen and how students can apply this knowledge to their academic and professional endeavors.

Through the GPS Program, Odom traveled with NCC students and faculty to Canada in the fall of 2016 to attend the annual Stratford Festival and experience Canada’s diverse culture. In addition to the GPS program, Odom has been actively involved with the NCC Drama Club, served as a NCC Student Ambassador, and was named the Excellence in Humanities/Fine Arts student for the 2016-17 academic year.
Nash Community College’s mission is to provide an educational environment that meets students where they are and prepares them for successful college transfer and careers in a global and diverse society. Through quality instruction, support, services, technology, workforce development, research, and community partnerships, Nash Community College fosters lifelong learning opportunities for individuals, communities, and organizations.
For more information on the Global Perspectives Scholars Program and NCC’s 2018 Study Abroad trip to Peru please visit