Classes and Instructors
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Information Technology Instructor

Mary Baldwin

Bringing her skills teaching computer software skills to students to those who may be unfamiliar with technology, Miss Mary will be offering classes at the center for our local residents.  Learn the basic programs, and some special shortcuts, to make your life smoother and get results faster.

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Bladen County Senior Services Director

Kelly Robeson

Learn about the many services available to you as a country senior, including transportation, health, and many more!

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Personal/professional development mentor

Stedman Graham

Author and speaker with more than a dozen books published teaches the ways that each of us can transform our lives to become a strong champion.  Active with Concerned Citizens of Lake Waccamaw, and Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, and founder of Athletes Against Drugs. 

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Family Nurse Practitioner

Maria Campbell, DNP, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner at Columbus Regional Healthcare, and holder of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (Board Certified) from East Carolina University, Dr. Campbell addresses health topics, and teaches self-care and management, in order to live our best lives.  

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Founder & CEO

Wanda Campbell Clay

Awarded by the Governor for her work as Director Duplin County Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State University, Ms. Clay teaches the many ways to create financial stability and good stewardship using untapped assets.  

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Information Technology Instructor

Captain Keith Jacobs (Ret.)

With 20 years experience in Information Technology, Professor Jacobs is teaching Computer Networking--the structure, protocols and operations of electronic communications systems.  Classes begin in May and take place on Saturdays for 3 hour trainings.  Students will understand the theory and practice, with application to both workplaces and home.  

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Jewelry Instructor

Lin Adams

Lin has over 25 years experience designing and fabricating unique jewelry.  She instructs learners in making bracelets, necklaces, earrings and minor jewelry repair. She was featured by the national craft chain, JoAnn’s, as an instructor for their monthly jewelry projects. Her private classes include birthday parties, family gatherings, and at several companies for employee events.

For the classes at the GHW center, participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of beads, stones and hardware that will be included in the price of the class.  Jewelry making is fun, develops skills and expresses your creativity!  

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Curator, North Carolina Museum of History

Earl Ijames

Noted historian and speaker Earl Ijames shares the rich history of North Carolina, including that of George Henry White and other significant figures.  

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Author and Presenter

Dr. Ben Justesen

Ben Justesen, Ph.D., is the author of six books including his Pulitzer Prize–nominated biography, George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race of Life. As a local news reporter, at the Whiteville News Reporter and Fayetteville Observer, he discovered the obscure career of George H. White (1852-1918) which led to his writing books such as In His Own Words: The Writings, Speeches, and Letters of George Henry White (iUniverse.com, 2004); Broken Brotherhood: The Rise and Fall of the National Afro-American Council  (SIU Press, 2008) and Forgotten Legacy: William McKinley, George Henry White, and the Struggle for Black Equality, ( LSU Press, 2020). He also wrote the script for the documentary, American Phoenix (2012). He worked as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State in Jamaica, Denmark, Suriname, Singapore and Latvia, as well as Washington, DC. 

Dr. Justesen is a frequent contributor and editor of the North Carolina Historical Review, and he is an adjunct faculty member at Heritage Bible College, Dunn, N.C., from 2012 to 2019.

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Communications Advisor

Kate Tsubata

With three decades experience in publications, media, video and filmmaking, Kate helps you learn to craft your message for best effect.  Whether writing your resume, your business proposal, or a script, you'll learn ways to highlight the value you bring to the table.

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