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Jan. 28, 2014
HCC Local African-American Heroes nomination deadline extended to Feb. 7
WELDON, N.C. – Seven years ago, Halifax Community College (HCC) held its first-ever "Saluting Our Local African-American Heroes" event. Due to their accomplishments, several people from the community have been recognized for their hard work and dedication.

To continue that tradition, nominations are being accepted for this year's hero event. The nomination deadline set for Jan. 31 has been extended to Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. Nominations can be received by mail or online submission. The nomination includes completion of a short form and submission of a brief essay detailing qualities in identified areas.

Along with this basic information, the nomination must include an essay that addresses each of four qualities listed below that are used as the selection criteria. The narrative should expand and focus on specific examples that demonstrate the nominee’s commitment and unique contributions to the Roanoke Valley. Any citizen of the African-American community is eligible to be considered for this nomination.

The narrative should describe the nominee’s qualities in the following areas:
  1. Commitment and contributions to the community
  2. Unselfish devotion to others
  3. Initiative, innovation and leadership in the region
  4. Willingness to share time and wisdom through service to the community and its citizens
For more details or a nomination form, call Cindy Collins at 252-536-7222 or e-mail ccollins926@halifaxcc.edu. Nominations can be submitted online at the HCC website, www.halifaxcc.edu (click on the Saluting Our African-American Heroes link). Recognition of our heroes will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, in The Centre. This event is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239