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Butterfield to speak at HCC Founders Day

Halifax Community College (HCC) will hold its fourth annual Founders Day Celebration at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8 in The Centre. The special guest speaker will be Congressman G.K. Butterfield. The event is free and open to the public and celebrates HCC’s 43rd anniversary.

According to his official Web site, prior to being elected to represent North Carolina’s First Congressional District on July 24, 2004, Congressman G. K. Butterfield enjoyed a distinguished legal career.  He worked in private practice before serving as a state Superior Court Judge and as a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice.
 
Currently, Butterfield sits on the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. He is serving his second term as Chief Deputy Whip after being appointed to the leadership post by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the 110th Congress.
 
Butterfield also serves as a member of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct and as a Commissioner on the U.S. Helsinki Commission.
 
Congressman Butterfield is a lifelong member of Jackson Chapel First Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson, N.C. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the proud father of two adult daughters, Valeisha and Lenai.

A reception will follow the ceremony. For information, visit www.halifaxcc.edu or call (252) 536-4221.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield