CCTC Alumni Spotlight: Vanessa McLendon

Recent 2023 graduate Vanessa McLendon was encouraged to attend CCTC by her co-workers at Prisma Health. 

Vanessa said, “My co-workers expressed that the lectures, clinical skills, and simulated training received at CCTC was excellent.”

McLendon, who earned her Associate Degree in Nursing, was involved with the Student Nursing Association, Student Veterans Association and the TRIO program while at CCTC.

She is currently a licensed practical nurse. She was accepted into the LPN to RN transition and graduated earlier than the traditional ADN program. She will soon become a cardiac telemetry nurse.

McLendon’s message for future Titans is “I would like to inspire all future Titans to persevere. If you have a desire to improve your future and attend college, start here. CCTC has many support services available to help you overcome and complete your degree or certification. DO NOT give up!”

We are proud of each and every one of our alumni! For more information on the CCTC Alumni Partnership or to share your story, contact Lena Berard at 803-774-6707 or