Mr. Redding hopes to inspire and encourage his students to excel at their highest level of performance, and to witness the transformation of Halifax County into an economically and educationally prosperous community.
Gary R. Redding is an English Instructor at Halifax Community College (HCC) and teaches courses on campus and in the N.C. Career and College Promise high school program. Prior to joining the faculty at HCC, Mr. Redding taught English composition and literature courses at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and at Queensborough Community College in Queens, N.Y. Each semester, he encourages his students to "find opportunities in their writing assignments to acknowledge the forgotten and undefined in their hometowns or home regions. These forgotten and undefined people, especially in rural areas, usually do not have stories shared about them, or at least not until their oftentimes inadequate obituaries are written."
Following his graduation from law school in 2015, Mr. Redding moved back to Halifax County, N.C. He is a fraternal twin, the youngest of four children, and a third generation "resettler" in the Tillery "New Deal"Resettlement Farm Community. In the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created 113 New Deal farm projects across the nation, and the Tillery Resettlement Farm Community was one of fifteen projects established for African Americans to purchase farm land and become independent land owners. Understanding the history of his community and where he comes from has always been at the center of his education.
Caribbean and World Literature
Community Outreach and Civic Participation
Juris Doctor, U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law, 2015
M.A. in English, East Carolina University, 2005
B.A. in English, East Carolina University, 2003
Honor Graduate, Southeast Halifax High School, 1999
DRE 098: Integrated Reading and Writing III
ENG 111: Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112: Writing and Research in the Disciplines
ENG 114: Professional Research and Reporting
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