Students attend fall orientation
sessions prior to classes
Halifax Community College held new student
orientation sessions on Aug. 12 in The Centre. The sessions
gave students an opportunity to hear from college
administration, faculty, staff and returning students, and
to explore the campus. According to HCC President, Dr. Ervin
V. Griffin Sr., the college is on track to have
record-breaking enrollment this year.
Griffin talked about the difference
between wisdom and knowledge. He also referred to a study
that discussed the top five mistakes students often make
during their first semester. These included missing class,
overloading on classes, over-surfing (Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube, etc.), procrastination, and trying to achieve an
education alone. “These are critical issues that can cause
problems for you,” he added.
Students were also reminded of the
tobacco-free campus policy that went into effect Aug. 1.
After the opening session, students then toured the campus,
visiting various departments.
Students at check-in table
Dean of Student Services Barbara
Bradley-Hasty addresses students.
HCC President, Dr.
Ervin V. Griffin Sr. welcomes students.