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April 2, 2015
HCC’s Richardson brings home award
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) Industrial Systems Technology student DeAntré Richardson, who serves as the College’s Student Government Association (SGA) president, was awarded the Dr. Michael Taylor Award for Servant Leadership at the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association 2015 Spring Conference held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, March 27-30.

The award was presented in recognition of one’s work that has enhanced the growth of others in their organization, increased teamwork and personal involvement, while helping the organization reach its potential. The student recipient exemplifies a desire to lead by serving others in their community, on their campus or in the community college system.

HCC Associate Counselor Jennifer Jones, who also serves as SGA advisor, nominated Richardson for the award. Richardson, a resident of Conway, competed with more than 60 students for the award.

Jones wrote in her nomination of Richardson, “Through leadership activities, a young man searching for his path in life found meaning and himself… He demonstrates his compassion for others in his volunteer work through Special Olympics and church activities. He is a worthy role model for our students and the community in general.”

Richardson also recently completed the North Carolina Community College System’s Student Leadership Development Program. A graduation ceremony was held on March 20-21 in Raleigh. The program assists community college students in reaching their leadership potential. Participants must be nominated in order to participate. Richardson will graduate from HCC with an associate’s degree this May.
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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