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Oct. 24, 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.

Halifax Community College (HCC) students were presented SECU Foundation Continuing Education scholarships during the HCC Foundation Inc.’s annual Donor Recognition Luncheon and Scholarship Awards Ceremony, Oct. 23. Recipients for the fall 2014 semester include:
  • Ashley Bedgood
  • Kimberly Britt
  • Sherricka Cuffee
  • Jessica Smith
This scholarship program is administered through HCC Workforce & Economic Development Division in collaboration with the HCC Financial Aid Office. Scholarships are need-based. Students must submit an application to the College’s designee. Applications are reviewed by a scholarship selection committee.
SECU Scholarship 
Pictured, left to right, is SECU Representative Michael Felt, Jessica Smith, Kimberly Britt, Sherricka Cuffee, Ashley Bedgood and SECU City Executive David Williams.
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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