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Melanie Gass, BA
Coordinator, Marketing and Graduate Education

704-403-1623 - fax: 704-403-2077

Ms. Gass came to Cabarrus College in 2005. Her experience in higher education includes being the Resident Director at Belmont Abbey College and Interim Associate Director of Alumni Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The favorite part of her job is working with student leaders and volunteers.

When not working, Ms. Gass loves spending time with her son and husband. She is a long-time movie buff and likes to relax by reading a good book.

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Cara Lursen, MHA
Coordinator for Campus and Community Outreach

704-403-1614

Cara earned her master's degree in Health Administration and bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from UNC Charlotte. Before joining Cabarrus College in 2013, she worked as a Residence Coordinator for a first-year residence hall at UNC Charlotte.

She loves spending time with her husband, thrift shopping, watching low budget sci-fi disaster movies, sewing and reading.

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Sherry L. Hamilton, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Advising and Student Success

704-403-1616

Sherry earned her master's degree in Counselor Education from The Pennsylvania State University and her bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health from Shepherd University. Before joining Cabarrus College in May 2014, she worked as a middle school counselor in the Charlotte Mecklenburg and Kannapolis School Districts. Sherry has worked in higher educational institutions across the country in Student Support Services and has over 10 years of experience assisting students to excel academically in and out of the classroom. When not working, Sherry loves spending time with her husband, Dr. Darren J. Hamilton and her three daughters, Peyton (15), Paige (13) and Pree (9). She loves to shop and likes to relax by spending time with close friends and family.

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Beth Carlton
Front Desk Receptionist

704-403-6601

Beth had previously worked for Cabarrus Memorial hospital for 10 years. She returned to Carolinas HealthCare System in 2010 in the Information Resource Center and later joined Cabarrus College in 2011. She has worked in numerous positions with the most recent of 2 years as the front receptionist in the main lobby.

When away from the College, Beth loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys the lake, beach, boating, gardening, hiking and collecting antiques.

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