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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 7, 2014
 
Halifax Community College Trustee Board Report
September 2014
 
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees met on Sept. 30 for their monthly meeting.

Dr. Stanley Edwards, a reappointed member of the HCC Board of Trustees, was sworn in during the meeting.

Tonya Evans with the Duke Energy Foundation presented a $249,958 check to HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. and HCC Board of Trustees Chair Bernella DeLaMora during the meeting. The check provides funding for HCC Advanced Manufacturing and comes from the Duke Energy Community College Grant Program and the North Carolina Community Foundation. The grant will provide upgrades in the College's industrial training program:
  • Third party/industry recognized certifications, Model 6000 sorter conveyor system
  • Industrial wiring training system
  • Pneumatic trainer, virtual welding machine and large cutting band saw
  • Box and pan brake, plasma track system, fume extractor and tubing bender
  • Guided bend testing equipment
Committee reports were given and among them was the finance report which focused on the financial audit year ending June 30, 2013. Raymond Whitby Jr., CPA from the Office of the State Auditor answered questions regarding the audit, which can be found at http://www.ncauditor.net/EPSWeb/Reports/Financial/FIN-2013-6840.pdf. Whitby explained that there was no misappropriation of funds, just problems in the reporting. Full staffing, additional training and a desk review should alleviate future problems.

Griffin presented the President’s Report to the board. Points of information included:
  • Students complete the Pre EMT-Basic Course
  • Hollister Initiative kicks off classes
  • Constitution Day
  • Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant diesel engine donation
  • Founders Day honorees
  • Fall 2014 Presidential Student Forums
  • The $249,958 grant for advanced manufacturing from Duke Energy Community College Grant Program and the North Carolina Community Foundation
  • Blended contract services agreement between Choanoke Area Development Association Inc. Head Start and HCC Child Care Center. The center has a total enrollment now of 40 students (3-year-old classroom has 15; 4-year-old classroom has 14 and 1-2 year-old classroom has 11 students).
  • HCC has been awarded the 2015 Military Friendly Schools® Designation. This is the second consecutive year that the College has received this honor.
  • HCC has been recognized again as one of the top 10 community colleges—small colleges category—in the Center for Digital Education’s annual Digital Community College Survey. This year, the College ranks in sixth place. HCC has been honored for the past five years as one of the top 10 colleges in its category. HCC has been rated as high as fourth in the country in the survey.
  • Update on 2013-14 GEDs awarded
Updates were given on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges fifth-year report and Quality Enhancement Plan Impact Report, the proposed HCC articulation agreement with North Carolina A&T State University for the industrial systems program, parent and student orientation, HCC Readership Program, financial reports, special events, the fourth annual golf tournament, and the HCC Foundation Inc.’s Brick By Brick Campaign. An update on Student Government Association activities was also provided.
 
Board
Dr. Stanley Edwards, HCC trustee, center, was sworn in during the trustee meeting, Sept. 30. Pictured with him are HCC Executive Assistant to the President Kimberly Mack, left, and HCC Board of Trustees Chair Bernella DeLaMora.
 
Board
Tonya Evans with the Duke Energy Foundation, left, presented a $249,958 check to HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., center, and HCC Board of Trustees Chair Bernella DeLaMora, right, during the trustees’ meeting. The check provides funding for HCC Advanced Manufacturing and comes from the Duke Energy Community College Grant Program and the North Carolina Community Foundation.
 
 
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