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June 3, 2014
HCC Leadership Institute hosts Graduation 2014
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) Leadership Institute held a graduation ceremony on May 30. Seventeen HCC faculty and staff completed the program. Sherida Gholston was the institute’s coordinator. Graduates included:
  • Ethel Edwards
  • Marc Finney
  • Doris Garner
  • Tiffany Hale
  • Allisha Hicks
  • Terry Jones
  • Darlene Perry
  • Angela Randolph
  • Johnnie Rascoe Jr.
  • Charlotte Richardson
  • Dana Scott
  • Lamont Sparrow
  • Antonio Squire
  • Stephanie Stripling
  • Stephanie Terry
  • Eugene Tinklepaugh
  • Jerry Thompson
HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. was the keynote speaker for the event. In his charge to the graduates, he discussed evaluating relationships, being a mentor, and having integrity and character. “Your character and integrity are the foundation upon which your life’s work is built and will ultimately be judged,” advised Griffin.

About the HCC Leadership Institute
The Institute was established in May 2012 under the direction of HCC President/CEO Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. and Sherida Gholston, leadership coordinator. The Institute consists of 25 administrators, faculty and staff. Guest speakers who participate in the Institute come from all walks of life. Many have years of experience working in higher education.

The goal of the Institute is for participants to seek to obtain the knowledge and training that is necessary to become effective leaders within the community college system and beyond. Institute events are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.

The 2013-14 Leadership Calendar included:
  • September 2013: Dr. Donny Hunter – Leading versus Managing
  • October 2013: Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. – DISC Profile
  • November 2013: Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. – Leadership Case Study
  • December 2013: Kennon Briggs – Leadership & the Budget-Part I
  • January 2014: Kennon Briggs – Leadership & the Budget-Part II
  • February 2014: Angel Lanier-Wright – Grants Management
  • March 2014: Dr. Charles Taylor – SACS Fifth Year Review
  • April 2014: Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer and Sherida Gholston – Oz Principles
  • May 2014: Dr. Narcisa Polonio—Leadership Institute Retreat at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Va.

Leadership Institute
Pictured are, front row from left, HCC Leadership Institute Coordinator Sherida Gholston, Marc Finney, Antonio Squire, Doris Garner, HCC Board of Trustees Chair Bernella DeLaMora, Charlotte Richardson, Dana Scott, Terry Jones, Allisha Hicks, Darlene Perry and HCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer; back row, HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., Eugene Tinklepaugh, Stephanie Terry, Stephanie Stripling, Lamont Sparrow, Johnnie Rascoe Jr., Angela Randolph, Tiffany Hale and Ethel Edwards.
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