Robeson Community College

Robeson CC signs on as a covenant partner with Compassion for U

Southeastern Health Vice President Lynn Wieties, Chaplain Dean Carter, Robeson Community College Vice President Bill Mauney and Director of Nursing Eva Meekins met Thursday at the college in the company of almost a dozen student nurses to sign a covenant supporting the Compassion for U Congregational Wellness Network. Robeson Community College’s Nursing program is now considered a covenant agency partner with Compassion for U.

According to the covenant, “Compassion for U Congregational Wellness Network, affiliated with FaithHealth NC, is a movement that partners congregations, health care providers, and community organizations through shared commitments to leverage their faith assets which will improve health in their communities.” The goal of the initiative is that by combining their strengths and working together the partners improve the health of individuals and communities.

The means by which these goals are reached include participating in joint training events relevant to the partners’ and communities’ needs; enhancing communication between the partners; supporting clergy and congregational caregivers in providing care to members and neighbors before, during and after hospitalization; promoting wellness programs for partner congregations, neighborhoods and communities (such as health screenings, health fairs, and educational events); and encouraging members and others to join the Compassion for U Congregational Wellness Network.

“Wellness happens best in community relationships,” Carter says. “By uniting the passions of Southeastern Health, the Compassion for U Covenant Churches and Agency Partners like Robeson Community College, we heal by spreading an epidemic of wellness. The most expensive/least effective approaches to health care happen when manageable chronic conditions are allowed to escalate, making emergency critical care necessary. These regionally prevalent conditions, like diabetes, find the most effective/least expensive answers in wellness education and lifestyle change. The church congregation is a wonderful partner that already seeks changes that lead to life. Compassion for U and Agency Partners like Robeson Community College are committing to promote effective ETO’s (Efforts to Outcomes).”

Robeson Community College is a tax-assisted, open-door, two-year public institution located in Lumberton, North Carolina. The college is a constituent of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. The college is also accredited by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Health Science Education Programs, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Robeson Community College is committed to promoting lifelong learning opportunities to the diverse population of Robeson County. For more information about the college, visit



Robeson Community College nursing students (standing left to right,) Ashland Locklear, Krystal Leggett, Jordan Hunt, Kwesi Robinson, Melinda Locklear, LaQuasha McNair, McKayla Lowery, and Jennifer Taylor, look on as Southeastern Health’s Chaplain Dean Carter (seated left) and Robeson Community College Vice President Bill Mauney (seated right) sign the Compassion for U Covenant.