Monday, March 30, 2020
Dear BCC Family,
As you have heard, beginning this evening at 5:00 pm, Governor Cooper is asking us to stay at home in order to protect ourselves and others from COVID-19. Also, Bladen Community College has been asked to keep our students engaged in their classes and progressing towards their educational goals. In order to meet both challenges, our campus will be operating virtually until further notice. Our faculty have been teleworking for a week already. This week our staff made the transition to work from home. We are all still available by phone (leave a voicemail and we will receive it) and by email (the best way to reach us right now). We understand this will be an inconvenience at times, but, we must do our part in stopping the spread of this terrible virus.
Since this began, we have been working diligently to respond to the challenges and hurdles as we become aware of them.
- Internet can be accessed for free using hot spots located throughout Bladen County. http://www.bladencc.edu/web/wpc/uploads/Star-Communications-Public-Service-Announcment-002.pdf
- Computers can still be accessed by appointment by contacting the BCC library at and/or internet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly 910.879.5646 and leave a message requesting an appointment.
- Eagle’s Nest, the BCC food pantry, is still available by appointment by contacting Lisa Devane at email@example.com or 910.879.5516
- Other local, state and national resources and their links can be found on a dedicated webpage on our website by clicking http://www.bladencc.edu/coronavirus-response/
More than ever we remain “student centered and future focused”. Regular updates on Bladen Community College’s response to the Coronavirus are posted on our website www.bladencc.edu and I encourage you to visit it daily. Please email me and keep me posted as to how you are doing and what else we can do to support you.
Be safe and well,
Amanda K. Lee, PhD
Bladen Community College remains open for business, but we are operating on an alternate operations model. Faculty and staff are available during normal business hours as they work from home or on campus. We will continue to serve students and our community by telephone or electronically. Our goal is to respond to emails and inquiries within 24 hours. For more up-to-date information on the college response to the Coronavirus, visit our website www.bladencc.edu.
Amanda K. Lee, PhD
Bladen Community College