First three students to graduate Mitchell Business at Night program
Mitchell Community College’s innovative Business at Night program celebrated its first three graduates at Saturday’s Commencement ceremony. Thangee Griffin, Belinda Rumple and Julie Sexton began the program in fall 2016 due to the convenience of night classes.
The Business at Night program, which launched in fall 2016, is designed for working adults and will allow students to attend two 8-week night courses once a week. The courses are hybrid, meaning material is both online and in a seated classroom format. Select course options may even be completely online. The specific sequence of courses is set to allow students to earn up to three certificates as they progress toward the full associate’s degree.
Night business courses have previously been offered in both Statesville and Mooresville with a good response from students. The Business at Night program, a first for Mitchell’s Mooresville Campus, focuses on expanding offerings in a way that promotes attainable student success. “We are very pleased with the success of this program and the step-by-step path it gives students,” noted program coordinator Phil Holleran. “We hope to use it as a model for other programs.” A Business at Night information session/open house is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 6-7 p.m. in Main Building 110 on the Statesville Campus. To learn more about the program, attend the open house or contact Phil Holleran at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 978-5437.