Your Bridge To Success


Counselors help students in their individual growth and with the identification of significant patterns of interest and experiences.


Counseling plays an important part in the student's adjustment to the college environment. Counselors try to help students in their individual growth and with the identification of significant patterns of interest and experiences. To accomplish these purposes, individual counseling, objective testing and special orientation activities aid students with the transition to college and allow them to benefit from their college experience and also to begin the process of sound vocational choices.

The following counseling services are offered to all prospective and current students, throughout your time at James Sprunt Community College.

Admissions Counseling

  • Transitioning to college
  • Choosing a major, or changing majors
  • Understanding program requirements
  • Setting up email/WebAdvisor
  • New Student Orientation
  • Placement Testing

Academic Counseling

  • Setting Appropriate educational goals
  • Creating successful academic plans
  • Time management, study skills, test-taking strategies
  • Improving academic warning/probation status
  • Exploring learning styles
  • Interest inventories/self-directed search

Personal/Social Counseling

  • Short-term, solution-focused counseling
  • Stress management
  • Personal growth and development
  • Community and agency referrals

Career Counseling

  • Creating professional resumes and cover letters
  • Assessment of interests, abilities, experiences, personal values
  • Interviewing tips and strategies
  • Career exploration

The Career Center located beside the financial aid office in the Strickland Building is open by appointment only. Students can contact a counselor for an appointment or they can sign up for an appointment on the Career Center door.

Disability Support Servics

To be eligible for disability support services and reasonable accommodations, it is the student's responsibility to request disability support services prior to the start of EACH semester. Services are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ADA Amendment Act of 2008, NC Senate Bill 866, and Higher Education Opportunities Act.

Our goal is to provide excellent student services to ensure your success. You may contact us at the numbers listed below, or simply stop by our offices located in the Student Services Department of the Strickland Building. We look forward to meeting you!

Recommended Websites

  • Is the college major right for me? View
  • Academic/Test-Taking Skills View
  • Study Skills View
  • College Foundation of NC (How to Plan, Apply, and Pay for College) View

Career Exploration Websites

  • National Job Search: Glassdoor  View
  • Online Professional Network: LinkedIn View
  • North Carolina Job Search View
  • Duplin County Jobs View
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook Online View
  • O*NET (Occupational Information Network) View
  • America's Career InfoNet/Self-Assessment Inventories View

For additional information please contact:
Amber Ferrell
Strickland Student Services, Room 104

Mary Elizabeth McIntosh
Strickland Student Services, Room 109

Title IX - Sexual Misconduct: James Sprunt Community College is committed to providing and promoting an environment in which students can engage fully in the learning process. Incidents of sexual misconduct to include sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence will not be tolerated and should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Debbie Martin @ 910-296-1429 or email: If you wish to speak with a confidential source, you may contact the counselors in Student Services: Amber Ferrell @ 910-296-2506 or email: and Mary Elizabeth McIntosh @ 910-296-6003 or All reports will be confidential.

PO Box 398 | 133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349

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