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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2013
 
Halifax Community College PRIDE Program inducts class
 
WELDON, N.C. – The PReparing men for Intellectual, acaDemic & Educational success (PRIDE) of Halifax Male Mentoring Program hosted its fourth annual induction ceremony at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC) on April 9. Thirty-eight men were inducted—nine of them were students from Roanoke Valley Early College.

Inductees included:
  • Demond Alston
  • James Boswell
  • Kevin Bradley
  • Grant Christopher
  • David Cole
  • Wilton Cotton
  • Tare Davis
  • Andre Duckett
  • Tony Edwards
  • Damonte Grant
  • Kehaad Hawkins
  • Joshua Hendricks
  • Hyshawn Hewett
  • Jeremy Howard
  • Melvin Ivey
  • Prentis Jackson
  • Desmond Johnson
  • Jamond Johnson
  • Rafael Jones
  • Rupert Keene
  • Michael Linton
  • De'Aries Lynch
  • Rosderic Mitchell
  • James Peebles
  • Develle Pierce
  • Deandre Pierce
  • DeAntre' Richardson
  • John Roberson
  • Quayshawn Rogers
  • Keith Simmons
  • John Smith
  • Timothy Squire
  • Brandon Thornton
  • Marcus Underdue
  • Joseph Whitaker
  • Terrence Whitehead
  • Myers William
  • Jerrold Williams
Along with being inducted into PRIDE, several men were recognized for their scholarship, and Men of Distinction (MOD) status for many was also recognized. MOD is a special recognition component of the PRIDE of Halifax Male Mentoring program and represents the highest level of achievement for participants. The MOD is reserved for men who have demonstrated excellence in academic performance, personal growth, academic improvement and professional development. It is also awarded for other noteworthy acts that serve the welfare of others including personal, social and community endeavors.

Select members were also recognized as part of the Grooming Exceptional Men (GEMs) Program, which recognizes men who uphold high standards of personal and professional presentation of themselves through dress, attitude and behavior. GEMs eligibility also includes personal health, hygiene and respect for others.

PRIDE is a college success, leadership and professional development program designed to enhance student satisfaction, professionalism, retention, graduation and four-year college transfer rates. PRIDE fosters partnerships between students, learning coaches (success coaches trained in mentoring, counseling, developmental advising, instruction, career exploration, financial planning, etc.), faculty, staff, professional mentors and the community.

PRIDE serves 80 students from Halifax and western Northampton counties through intensive monitoring, tracking and other wrap-around services. The staff collects and evaluates academic, personal and social adjustment information and designs individualized success plans for each participant. Colleges throughout the country are in search of solutions to the declining enrollment, success, retention and graduation rates of African-American males. The PRIDE of Halifax is a comprehensive student intake and development model that includes intensive advising, counseling, monitoring, tracking, assessment and evaluation. HCC is committed to sharing findings with all publics that seek to enhance and promote African-American male success and best practices models.

For more information on PRIDE, visit http://halifaxcc.edu/flinew/.
Pride induction
The PReparing men for Intellectual, acaDemic & Educational success (PRIDE) of Halifax Male Mentoring Program hosted its fourth annual induction ceremony at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC) on April 9. Thirty-eight men were inducted.
 
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Interim Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., rhoadesd@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239