Officials with Cape Fear Community College have announced the hiring of Angela Ballentine as dean of Health Sciences.
Ballentine most recently served as vice president of Academic Affairs at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, according to a news release from the college.
Ballentine, originally from Eden, attended Greensboro College for her undergraduate degree and later became certified in Radiographic Technology through the Radiologic Technology Department at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro.
Ballentine began her career as a radiographer, specializing in mammography. She worked as a mammography specialist in Houston, Texas before beginning her career in higher education at Vance-Granville, according to the release. While working at Vance-Granville, Ballentine earned both a master’s of education degree and a doctor of higher education at North Carolina State University.
“I am excited and humbled to join the Cape Fear Community College family,” Ballentine said. “This is an environment where student success is paramount, and our students are both highly-motivated and service-oriented. The health science disciplines require real teamwork, and I can already see that our faculty and staff truly rally around our students to make sure that everyone is successful.”
Cape Fear Community College’s Health Science has several programs, including associate degree nursing (RN), practical nursing (PN), dental assisting, dental hygiene, cardiovascular sonography and more.
“Dr. Ballentine brings a wealth of experience to Cape Fear Community College - both as a healthcare professional and as a community college leader,” Melissa Singler, CFCC’s vice president for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, said in the release. “We feel very fortunate to have her on board, and we look forward to working with Dr. Ballentine as we continue to expand and enhance our highly-demanded health science programs.”