July 30, 2009


New Student Orientation: "Begin Here and Go Anywhere"

A sense of excitement and anticipation is in the air on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College as first-time students attend orientation and registration for Fall Semester. The NACC Orientation theme this year is “Begin Here and Go Anywhere,” and students are provided with cloth NACC tote bags to help them begin their educational journey.

NACC Dean of Student Services Tonie Niblett organizes and conducts the orientation sessions. Students who attend the Fall Semester are provided with information that will help ease their transition into college and the Northeast community. Students, for example, learn about financial aid, calculating grade point averages, the types of degrees, tutoring services that are available, student IDs, parking permits, faculty advising, programs of study, the college’s new Career Planning Center, setting goals, campus offices and services, e-mail and personalized Internet NOAH accounts, and student activities. Students also, with their advisors, select their courses and register for the Fall Semester.

“We want the transition to college to be as smooth as possible for our students,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “I know many people, including myself, still remember the excitement and sometimes uncertainty of enrolling in college. We want our students to have a great experience here and to be able to make the very most of their time with us both educationally and socially.” Campbell added that Dean Niblett and the Admissions staff do a tremendous job with the orientation program. “The key to their outstanding work is that Dean Niblett and the Admissions Staff are so dedicated to students and genuinely want to see students succeed,” Campbell added.

Registration continues at the college, with classes beginning August 21, 2009. Previously enrolled students may register online or on campus August 19-20, 2009. New students should contact the NACC Admissions Office ext 243. New students may enroll at the college now and then attend an orientation session at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Late Registration for fall classes is August 21-27, 2009.

Students (L-R) Ethan Gilbert, Jessica Rigstad, Tommy Wilson, and Rachel Smith attended orientation held on the NACC campus this week.
New students outside the Health Education Building