Chair Receives ACCT Award in New York City
|HCC trustees and
administration were on hand as Dr. Stanley
Edwards was presented the 2008 Association of
Community College Trustees Regional Trustee
Leadership Award (Southern) in early November.
Pictured, from left, are HCC trustees Rev.
Robert Knight and Bernella DeLaMora, HCC
President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., trustee
Lillie Solomon and Dr. Edwards.
Community College Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr. Stanley
Edwards, received the 2008 Association of Community College
Trustees (ACCT) Regional Trustee Leadership Award for the
southern region earlier this month in New York City during
the 39th Annual Community College Leadership Congress. The
Congress was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times
ACCT awards recognize the contributions made by trustees,
chief executive officers, faculty members, professional
board staff and equity programs. Those recognized at the
regional level contend for national awards, for which each
regional recipient serves as his or her region’s
national-level nominee. For each category, one outstanding
honoree was selected from one of the five U.S. regions
including Central, Northeastern, Pacific, Southern, and
Edwards was unanimously nominated by the HCC Board of
Trustees at the May 27 meeting. After learning that he had
received the award in August, Edwards stated, “I am very
humbled by this recognition from my colleagues in the
southern region and the HCC Board of Trustees. We are a team
at HCC and this award is not for me personally, but is for
all members of the board of trustees at our college. I could
not do my job without the trust and support of the total HCC
Board of Trustees.”
Edwards serves many other community organizations including
the Weldon City Board of Education (vice-chair), First
Baptist Church of Weldon (deacon), Upper Coastal Plains
Learning Council (member), and the Weldon-Halifax Community
Center (Board of Directors member). He received a B.S.
degree from Livingstone College; M.S. degree from North
Carolina A & T State University; Advanced Degree from N.C.
Central University; and, a Doctorate of Education from Nova
Southeastern University. He is married to the former Bertha
Kornegay and has three children: Mark, Valerie, and DeVaughn.