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April 8, 2014
HCC students awarded SECU Foundation Continuing Education scholarships
WELDON, N.C. – In 2012, the State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. Annually, the program provides a total of 580 scholarships—10 scholarships at $750 each to all 58 community colleges. Target groups for the program are unemployment insurance claimants, unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans and members of the North Carolina National Guard.

With the addition of the Continuing Education Scholarship Program, this brings the Foundation’s commitment to the N.C. Community College System to more than $1 million. The funding cycle for the scholarships is by fiscal year—July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

Halifax Community College (HCC) students who are recipients of the scholarship for the spring semester include:

  • Kenyetta Benthall
  • Carrie Harris
  • Patricia McDermott
  • Wyzle Samuel
  • Norma Saunders
The scholarship program is administered through the College’s Continuing Education Department in collaboration with the Financial Aid Office. Scholarships are need-based and students had to submit an application to the College’s designee. Applications were reviewed by a scholarship selection committee.

HCC students awarded SECU Foundation Continuing Education scholarships
Pictured are front row from left, Kenyetta Benthall, Carrie Harris with son, Brantley, Patricia McDermott and Norma Saunders; back row, SECU Vice President/City Executive David Williams, SECU Advisory Board Member and HCC Trustee Michael Felt and Wyzle Samuel.
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