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HCC Students honored at Raleigh Event

HCC students Sherry Agee and Johnnie Stevenson, center, were recognized for academic excellence during a luncheon hosted by the North Carolina Community College System. The event was held in Raleigh. Also pictured are Dr. Joy Cooley, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., Dr. Stanley Edwards, and Senator Ed Jones.

Halifax Community College's Sherry Agee and Johnnie Stevenson were honored by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) recently as outstanding students at the annual Academic Excellence Luncheon. The event, which is in its 11th year, was held at the North Raleigh Hilton. Two students from each community college received the Academic Excellence medal from System President H. Martin Lancaster and Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, chair of the State Board of Community Colleges.

Agee, an HCC graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration degree and a student in the Office Systems Technology Program, is from Gaston, N.C. Stevenson, a student in the Associate in Arts (College Transfer) Program, is from Roanoke Rapids.

The recommended criteria for selections include current students and those who have completed at least 12 semester hours in an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, or Associate of General Studies degree. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.25.

The NCCCS enrolls more than 800,000 students in 58 comprehensive community colleges. More than 600 people including community college staff, students, supporters and legislators attended the spring event where 116 students were recognized.