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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2015
 
HCC named to 2014 Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service
 
WELDON, N.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Awards were made in four categories: general community service, interfaith community service, economic opportunity and education.

Halifax Community College (HCC) was named to the honor roll in the General Community Service category. This category recognizes institutions that have made a commitment to improving the quality of life of off-campus community residents, particularly low-income individuals. Institutions applying in this category are engaged in service that addresses education, health, economic opportunity, the environment, disaster preparedness or other human needs including support of veterans and military families. HCC was previously named to the honor roll in 2008 and 2009 in the same category.

HCC was honored for three outstanding activities that were held during the 2012-13 academic year. These included the Women of Excellence's Women to Women Conference 2013 that focused on "Woman! Arise! Breaking the Cycle," The PReparing men for Intellectual, AcaDemic & Educational Success (PRIDE) of Halifax Male Mentoring Program's Men to Men Summit 2013 that focused on "Am I My Brother's Keeper," and the HCC Child Care Center's Trike-a-Thon that benefited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Each year, the president of the United States recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in communities through service. The 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful and measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.

In addition to four Presidential Award winners, a total of 766 higher education institutions were named to the honor roll. Of this number, 16 were named as finalists with four in each category.

CNCS, the federal agency for volunteering and service, has administered the award since 2006 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education, Campus Compact and the Interfaith Youth Core.

College students make a significant contribution to their communities through volunteering and service, according to the most recent Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. In 2012, 3.1 million college students dedicated more than 118 million hours of service across the country—a contribution valued at $2.5 billion.
 
 
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