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June 17, 2014
Halifax CC alum becomes Pre-K teacher, has more goals on the horizon
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) alumna Brigina Chantel Manley has many goals—becoming a Pre-K teacher was one of them. Manley, a resident of Conway, N.C. in Northampton County, has achieved that milestone.

A graduate of the Early Childhood Education program at HCC in 2007, Manley then enrolled at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She completed a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations from NCCU in December 2011. However, Manley didn’t stop there. She enrolled in the Birth through Kindergarten Licensure program at NCCU and completed licensure requirements in May 2013.

Manley has worked at Central Elementary School in Jackson for the past year as a Pre-K teacher, and has worked with young children for the last eight years.

"My passion is seeing young children grow and develop. Becoming a Pre-K teacher was always one of my many goals and dreams to accomplish," said Manley. "I still have a ways to go to accomplish the rest of my goals."

Currently enrolled at Liberty University in the master’s degree program in Human Services, Family and Marriage Counseling, Manley will finish her program in December 2014.

She plans to continue teaching Pre-K and explore the counseling field in the future.

"My heart is for young children, young women, and families that need guidance, motivation and encouragement," added Manley, who also plans to pursue a doctorate in counseling.

She added, "I always wanted to make a difference, and I see the difference I am making in the lives of young children and their families. I thank God and my family for supporting and helping me accomplish all my goals. My dreams turned into a reality."

Manley credits her parents, Dwight and Gloria Manley, and sister, Brittany, as her biggest supporters through this journey.
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Brigina Manley Manley, left, and Nellie White, teacher assistant, with students
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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