DCCC Student Receives Scholarship from the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association

Jeremy Caudle, Ann Porter

April 12, 2013 – Davidson County Community College student Jeremy Caudle, who is studying information systems security, was recently selected to receive the Annelle Pegg Memorial Scholarship, presented by the North Carolina Computer Instruction Association (NCCIA). The $750 scholarship will be presented at a business luncheon on April 4 at Cleveland County Community College in Shelby, N.C. 

“I feel honored to have received this award,” Caudle says. “It will definitely help pay to further my education, as I will begin the computer science program at East Carolina University this fall.”

Ann Porter, instructor of Networking Technology, nominated Caudle. She notes she has a good track record in nominating outstanding students from DCCC.

“For the past three years, I have nominated a student from the networking program to receive an award – and three years in a row my nominations have won,” Porter says. “Jeremy is a very diligent and conscientious student, a family man and very helpful in class. I felt he deserved to be nominated.”

Caudle adds, “I thank my instructor, Mrs. Porter, for her encouragement and guidance. Without her, this wouldn’t be possible. I’m certain there were many entries, and to know I was the one chosen is an amazing feeling. Winning such an honor has encouraged me to apply for other scholarships and expand my options.”

The NCCIA, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the purpose of improving the quality of computer instruction throughout the North Carolina Community College System. The group shares ideas and information, cultivates professional development and serves as a technology resource for other organizations. The organization awards several scholarships to students and faculty each year.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.