Community Colleges NC Perspective

Welcome to Mexico: Reflections on day one of our journey

We are highlighting perspectives from members of the Hispanic/Latino Initiative at Go Global NC as they travel to central Mexico. The Initiative brings together representatives from education, workforce development and business, including four NC community colleges — Wake Technical, Durham Technical, Central Carolina and Rowan-Cabarrus — who are partnering to identify and eliminate barriers to access and entry for Hispanic and Latino students.

About the author

Kelli Antonides is Director of Career and College Promise Programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where she plans, assesses, and implements initiatives and programs related to North Carolina’s dual enrollment program, Career & College Promise. Antonides’ past experience as a college advisor, classroom teacher, and research associate have all contributed to her passion of working with first-generation students. A born and bred Tar Heel, Antonides holds a BA degree in both Political Science and Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and a MAT from the University of Southern California.