First two students to earn certificate in Mitchell's Business at Night program

Posted at 4:52 PM on Nov 25, 2016


FROM LEFT: Program Dean Mark Smalley, Instructor Phil Holleran, students Belinda Rumple and Thangee Griffin, and Mitchell Community College President Tim Brewer

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Two Mitchell Community College students are on track to earn a Management certificate in December 2016 from the College’s new Business at Night program. Thangee Griffin and Belinda Rumple both began the program in fall 2016 due to the convenience of night classes.

These students will be the first to receive credentialing from this new program.

The Business at Night program, which launched in fall 2016, is designed for working adults and will allow students to attend two 8-week night courses once a week. The courses are hybrid, meaning material is both online and in a traditional classroom setting. Select course options may even be completely online. The specific sequence of courses is set to allow students to earn up to three certificates as they progress toward the full associate’s degree.

Night business courses have previously been offered in both Statesville and Mooresville with a good response from students. The Business at Night program, a first for Mitchell’s Mooresville Campus, will focus on expanding offerings in a way that promotes attainable student success.

“We are very excited about this program and the step-by-step path it will give students,” noted program coordinator Phil Holleran.

Learn More

To learn more about the program, contact Phil Holleran at or (704) 978-5437.

About Mitchell

Mitchell Community College serves 10,000 students annually through a variety of curriculum, continuing education and workforce development programs. With campuses in Statesville and Mooresville, Mitchell offers quality, affordable education options to residents of Iredell County and the surrounding area. For more information, visit or call (704) 878-3200 (Statesville Campus) or (704) 663-1923 (Mooresville Campus).

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