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SCC receives grant to increase college’s security

Stanly Community College has received additional funds to enhance the security of the college.

The Cannon Charitable Interests awarded $250,000 in 2018 and an additional $420,000 recently to support SCC’s safety and security plan, SCC Secure.

The plan includes multiple ongoing initiatives at the college to provide a safe educational environment.

“The welfare and safety of our students, employees and visitors is a critical priority for Stanly Community College,” SCC President Dr. John Enamait said. “The funds will enable the college to make tremendous improvements to our campus safety and security plan.”

The college is installing a software-controlled physical access system with cameras and microphones to monitor entrants.

“The emergency communication system is enabled for remote- and mobile-devices so that we can notify the college community without delay,” Carmen Nunalee, vice president of strategic planning and compliance, said. “With the assistance of the Cannon Charitable Interests as our partner, SCC is making this priority a reality.”

The installations for the buildings primarily used by students attending Stanly Early College High School are being completed early in the plan. Albemarle campus field laboratories used for Heavy Equipment Operations and Electrical Lineworker programs will also gain emergency notification systems

Seven Oaks Hardware and Doors of Oakboro won the bid to assist with the installation.