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Twenty-year HCC veteran establishes scholarship

Halifax Community College’s Ruby Vincent Ward has established the Ruby Vincent Ward Scholarship this year. Ward has been employed by the college for 20 years and retired at the end of January 2011.
The Ruby Vincent Ward Scholarship recognizes and promotes academic achievement and benefits those students enrolled at HCC who plan to transfer to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) or are in the HCC/ECSU Teacher Prep Program. To be selected, students must be enrolled full-time in the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts program; maintain a 2.5 grade point average; be in good standing at the college; and, submit a detailed summary of how and why the scholarship is needed.

When asked why she established the scholarship, Ward explained, “I wanted to give something back to HCC and to the students. I love the students and they mean a lot to me. HCC has given me opportunities to start my professional career and then re-start my career when I needed to. I am so grateful to have been employed at HCC for 20 years. I will forever cherish the powerful relationships, rewarding experiences, and unforgettable friendships that I gained during my tenure at Halifax Community College.”


For more information on establishing a scholarship, contact the HCC Foundation Office at (252) 536-7239. In addition to establishing her scholarship, Ward issued a challenge to other personnel who are retiring to also establish scholarships to benefit HCC students.


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Halifax Community College’s Ruby Vincent Ward has established the Ruby Vincent Ward Scholarship. To mark her retirement, HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. presented her with a bromeliada.