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Halifax Community College receives federal funding for Technology Upgrades

United States Congressman G.K. Butterfield of the 1st District of North Carolina visited Halifax Community College (HCC) Apr. 7 to announce a federal appropriation of $148,500 for the college’s Allied Health technology upgrades. President Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. accepted the appropriation on behalf of the trustees, students, faculty, staff, and administration at HCC. 

Last year, HCC received a federal appropriation of $190,000 for the college’s Nursing/Allied Health Expansion Project that created a state-of-the-art, on-site Human Patient Simulator Lab for the training of nursing students in a virtual clinic setting.

The 2010 appropriation will be used to equip two lecture halls with audio, visual, and distance education upgrades to provide allied health students and professionals in the community with a significantly increased number and quality of training and continuing educational opportunities. The project will bring much-needed upgrades and resources to HCC, which serves the region as a career and technical institution and will enable more students to take advantage of the opportunity to expand their education for entry into the workforce.

“You [HCC] are a regional school. Halifax and Northampton counties need you and need what you have to offer,” commented Butterfield.

Updates were also given by Executive Director of the Halifax County Economic Commission Cathy Scott, Executive Director of Turning Point Workforce Development Board Michael Williams, HCC Dean of Curriculum Programs Dr. Harriet Morrison, Employment Security Commission/JobLink Manager Tommy McKnight, and HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. Chairman of the HCC Board of Trustees Dr. Stanley Edwards greeted guests and the Amazing Voices of HCC choral group gave an inaugural performance.

The mission of HCC is to strive to meet the diverse needs of the community by providing high quality, accessible, and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace. The college actively works to continue its role as a catalyst for educational, cultural and economic progress in the Roanoke Valley by anticipating and responding to the needs of an evolving global community. The values of integrity, service, continuing learning, collaboration, accessibility, innovation, diversity, and accountability are embraced in all areas of the college’s life and work.

Visitors

United States Congressman G.K. Butterfield, center, of the 1st District of North Carolina visited Halifax Community College Apr. 7 to announce a federal appropriation for the college’s Allied Health technology upgrades. Pictured with Butterfield are, from left, Halifax County Commissioner James Pierce, Northampton County Commissioner Fannie Greene, HCC Trustee Chair Dr. Stanley Edwards, Weldon Mayor Julia Meacham, HCC Trustee Frank Avent, Executive Director of the Halifax County Economic Commission Cathy Scott and HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.