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Aug. 27, 2015
Halifax Community College Trustee Board Report
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees met on Aug. 28 on campus for their monthly meeting. During the meeting new members Deans Eatman and Scott Richardson were sworn in as trustees. Eatman is a student at North Carolina State University and Richardson is a student at Chowan University, a North Carolina state trooper and member of the Haliwa Saponi Tribe. Rachel K. Hux has also been reappointed by the governor to the Halifax Community College Board of Trustees.

In other business, the trustee board approved the consent agenda which included approval of the minutes from the June 30, 2015 meeting and two additions to the HCC Board of Trustees Bylaws.

Donna Clements, chair of the elections committee for the HCC Board of Trustees, announced the nominees from the election committee for chair, vice chair and secretary for the HCC Board of Trustees. Nominee for chair was Michael Felt, vice chair Mary Mebane and secretary Dr. Ervin Griffin Sr. All nominees were approved by the HCC Board of Trustees.

Dr. Ervin Griffin presented a plaque to the outgoing HCC Board of Trustees Chair, Bernella DeLaMora. Griffin thanked Mrs. DeLaMora for her leadership and accomplishments while serving HCC. In DeLaMora’s remarks she thanked God for blessing her for 17 years as trustee. She also thanked her family, the Haliwa-Sapon Tribe and her mentor for their support of her leadership roles locally as well as those throughout the state and nation. DeLaMora asked the HCC Board of Trustees to remember that the purpose of the board is to support our students.

Some of the highlights from Dr. Griffin's report included the following recognitions:
  • HCC has been selected as an Aspen Institute Roadmap to Excellence Institution. Of the 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, HCC was one of eight chosen.
  • HCC received the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Regional Equity Award. This award recognizes exemplary commitment by a community college, technical or junior college governing body and its chief executive officer as a group or individual trustee, or a trustee and chief executive officer, to achieve equity in the college’s education programs and services and in the administration and delivery of those programs and services.
  • HCC received A.A.S. Early Childhood Education Degree Program earned Accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • HCC received accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
The Board of Trustees also approved a Cooperative Innovative Agreement presented by Dr. Monica Smith-Woofter, Northampton County Schools superintendent. This agreement will include the following partners: Northampton County Schools, Halifax Community College, Northampton County Economic Development, Businesses and Industry Advisory Council and Career Technical Education & Business Education Partnership Advisory Council. The innovative design model includes the following: NCHS, Service Academy, Freshman Academy; NCCIHS, National Academy Foundation; and NCCCIHS, Early College Academy. Some of the expected outcomes will be increased student achievement, student enrollment and graduation rates, decreased dropout rate, etc.

Updates were also provided on enrollment, default prevention management plan, gear up completion graduates, financial reports, on-state expenditures, county expenditures, The Centre, the foundation audit, Brick-by-Brick Campaign, Founders Day, 2015 Annual Foundation Golf Tournament and calendar of events.
Halifax Community College Trustee Board Report
HCC Executive Assistant to the President Kimberly Mack, HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., new board members Scott Richardson and Deans Eatman and HCC Board of Trustees Chair Bernella DeLaMora.
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.
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