Journey to Ireland during “Passport” event

Dobson, NC – October 3, 2019. Travel to Ireland without leaving the Yadkin Valley during the Passport Event hosted by the Scholars of Global Distinction at Surry Community College. SCC Communication Instructor, Emily Workman, will present the culture and customs of Ireland from the viewpoint of a tourist. The presentation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Auditorium (A-121) on the Dobson campus at 11 a.m. The Scholars of Global Distinction is a program that started at SCC last year and is open to all students. Scholars complete 15 credits of globally intensive courses, attend eight “passport” events, complete an immersion program, and deliver a capstone presentation. Participation in the program fosters increased global awareness and skills to compete in a globally diverse world. For more information about the event or the Scholars of Global Distinction program, contact Sarah Wright, Lead Instructor – Humanities, at or (336) 386-3439. Photo Caption: Instructor Emily Workman will talk about the country of Ireland during a presentation at Surry Community College on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Auditorium (A-121) on the Dobson campus at 11 a.m. About Surry Community College Surry Community College was founded in 1964 and the campus is located in Dobson, North Carolina. As one of the state’s 58 community colleges, it serves Surry and Yadkin counties. The college also operates four off-campus learning centers: The Yadkin Center, Yadkinville; the Center for Public Safety, Mount Airy; The Pilot Center, Pilot Mountain; and The Elkin Center in Elkin. Surry offers degrees, diplomas or certificate programs in Advanced Manufacturing; Agricultural Science; Arts and Design; Business and Computer Technologies; College Transfer; Construction Technologies; Emergency Medical; Fire and Rescue; Health Sciences; Law Enforcement; Public Service; and Transportation System Technologies areas along with hundreds of continuing education courses and seminars in a variety of fields. The Serving Surry and Yadkin Counties community college, under the direction of President Dr. David R. Shockley, has a mission to promote personal growth and community development to a diverse population through excellence in teaching, learning, and service. For more information, go to The college also has a strong social media presence. To visit these sites, go to


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