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COA College-to-Career Success Stories

August 27, 2018

Alumni Kelly Whidbee Cosmetology ’02 Shortly after earning her High School Equivalency Diploma at College of The Albemarle (COA) in 1999, Kelly Whidbee knew she wanted to continue her education, […]

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Student Success: McKenzie Umphlett

February 12, 2018

McKenzie Umphlett enrolled in College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Basic and Transitional Studies program in July 2017. What sets Umphlett apart from other students is her ability to listen and […]

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Student Success: Nina Ervin

September 17, 2017

Nina Ervin didn’t expect to become an expert about the Outer Banks when she left her home in the Ukraine in 2014, but after successfully completing the Workforce Development’s Hospitality […]

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Student Success: Anna Doll

August 28, 2017

Anna Doll has done a lot of traveling, and like many folks she brings home souvenirs. But unlike most, her souvenirs become permanent artistic representations of where she’s been. Whether […]

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Student Success: Louise Sanderlin

August 22, 2017

“I don’t know that I could have been able to go to college right out of high school elsewhere if COA had not given me this incredible option.” These are […]

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Student Success: Linda Gard

June 17, 2017

After retiring from public service a few years ago, Linda “Sammie” Gard was interested in reinventing herself and starting a new career. Although she didn’t think there was anything new […]

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