NCC Student Wellness Center Recognized with President’s Cup

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Pictured above: Sharon Barnhill, SWELL and Single Stop Assistant; Marbeth Holmes, Director of Student Wellness; and Dr. Bill Carver, NCC President

Nash Community College’s most prestigious award, the President’s Cup, was awarded in 2018 to the NCC Student Wellness Center in appreciation of their efforts to encourage Blue Love across campus and helping students in need. Each year, the President’s Cup can be awarded to anyone affiliated with Nash Community College programs who has made an indelible mark on the college.

“Nearly every day a staff member gets a comment or reflection from a student thanking the college for the services offered through the Student Wellness Center,” said Marbeth Holmes, Nash Community College’s Director of Student Wellness. “Empowering academic success is critical for each student served,” continued Holmes.

Through the NCC Student Wellness Center with clinical outreach counseling, NCC connects students with qualified professionals and community resources who can offer support. The Center’s scope of services includes Single Stop services, screening and assessment, crisis intervention, personal counseling, support groups, referral services for chronic care, psycho-education, cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and more. The Center provides assistance to special populations in need of therapeutic support groups such as veterans, single mothers, survivors of trauma and domestic violence, drug abusers and others.

The Student Wellness Center has been an ambassador for NCC students in the community through these services, and by identifying nearly $3.5 million in federal, state, and local resources for NCC students since Single Stop’s inception in 2016.

The following grants help support services provided by the Student Wellness Center: Transforming Youth Recovery supports the Collegiate Recovery Program; NC Governor’s Crime Commission grant supports Victim’s Advocacy, NC Community College System (NCCCS) supports the MALE program through Minority Male Success Initiative, Problem Gambling Prevention is funded through a grant from NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), the Blue Love fund is supported through donations from alumni, faculty, staff, and students, and anonymous national non-profit groups.