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Craven CC’s ‘For the Love of Education’ event rescheduled for March 6

Dr Omar Simpson
Dr. Omar Simpson, a highly acclaimed public speaker and award-winning writer, will be the keynote speaker during Craven Community College’s “For the Love of Education” Black History Month event Feb. 21 on the New Bern campus.

Craven Community College’s (Craven CC) “For the Love of Education” event on the New Bern campus has been rescheduled due to impending inclement weather. The event, originally scheduled to coincide with Black History Month, will take place Friday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center.

“For the Love of Education” will feature Dr. Omar Simpson, a nationally recognized student success scholar, highly acclaimed public speaker and award winning writer. Dr. Simpson has written three books on the transformative power of education and will share his story of leveraging education and utilizing strong discipline to elevate above circumstances and adversity.

“Black history is everyone’s history, and it’s important to take time this month to recognize the unparalleled contributions to our society, both globally and locally,” said Austin Dixon, academic advisor. “Craven CC takes the time to not only celebrate black history on a single occasion, but everyday. We celebrate every year to promote unity amongst our community, and set the tone for the year to come.”

The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

About Craven Community College

Founded in 1965, Craven Community College (Craven CC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System. With campuses in New Bern and Havelock-Cherry Point, Craven CC serves about 3,200 curriculum students and more than 10,000 continuing education students each year. The college offers a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as college transfer courses, career and occupational offerings, partnerships with four-year universities, specialized workforce training options, developmental studies and basic skills classes. The Lifetime Learning Center and Adult Enrichment Program offer lifelong learning opportunities. Craven Early College High School programs are available on both campuses. Craven CC is also home to Public Radio East, one of the few community colleges nationally with this distinction. For more information about the college, visit www.cravencc.edu.

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Director of Communications, Craven Community College