Isothermal Community College

In this final of three interviews on the status of race relations in the United States in 2013, you'll meet Dr. Johnny Smith, Dean of Learning Support and Retention here at Isothermal Community College. 

I chose Dr. Smith to interview for this series because he is the perfect example of what can be accomplished by men of color when given a reason to succeed against seemingly impossible odds.

For many,  education is a necessity to start a new career, to move up the ladder in your current career or even just for fun. Community Colleges have become the hub of that type of learning in North Carolina – as well as other states – and the perfect place to start can be through Continuing Education. For example, I first saw an e-mail from Marnie Beaver here at Isothermal Community College about a class called 'Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5'.  I was literally blown away.

Here in Western North Carolina, the Piedmont and into South Carolina, there is no shortage of high-quality entertainment in a wide variety and to suit every taste - from children to adults. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll touch base with three organizations in order to give a cross-section of what is available for those in search of a good night out....or an afternoon out...or a morning, out for that matter. The first of these sources of great entertainment is the Performing Arts Center right here on the campus of Isothermal Community College.