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Jan. 7, 2015
Literacy Education Spring Instructors Meeting held
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College's (HCC) Workforce & Economic Development Division held a Literacy Education Spring Instructors Meeting on Jan. 5. The theme of the meeting was "Moving Forward: Our Best is Yet to Come."

HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. gave remarks. "What you are doing is really important," he said.

In his remarks, Griffin cited information from Single Stop USA. He shared a graph titled "The Pathway out of Poverty runs through Education." The graph showed the average annual income for individuals with different levels of education. Those with an associate degree can earn around $37,000 and those with a bachelor's degree earn almost $50,000.

Griffin also highlighted HCC's economic contribution to the region, focusing on the "social externalities." The information was pulled from an economic impact study completed by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. in October 2011 and shows a correlation between increases in education and improved health. The statistics also show that people who achieve higher education levels are less likely to commit crimes. As education levels increase, the number of welfare and unemployment applicants also declines.

Other topics that the meeting addressed included:
  • GED® testing registration/Evidence based writing
  • HCC's mission/vision/values
  • Pertinent Resources
  • Registration/Contracts
  • Simplifying & Contextualizing Math for 2015
  • Site visitations/Updates
  • Student enrollment process/GED® testing
  • What Every High School Equivalency Instructor Should Know
  • Workforce & Economic Development updates/Highlights
Dr Griffin
Pictured above is HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. addressing instructors.
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