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HCC student honored with NCCCS Academic Excellence award

Halifax Community College’s Brian Dorn has been honored by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) as an outstanding student, earning the system’s Academic Excellence award. The recognition was made during the Excellence Event, “The Great Within the 58” on April 14 at the Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center on NC State University’s campus. Each year, one student from every community college in the state receives the Academic Excellence medal and a certificate from NCCCS.


Dorn, who will graduate in May with an Associate in Arts degree, resides in Littleton, N.C. A graduate of HCC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program in 1994, Dorn worked in law enforcement for 12 years prior to his return to college. He plans to transfer to a four-year institution next and possibly attend law school. His wife and son will also graduate with him this May.


“Getting the award was unexpected. It shows that hard work does pay off,” said Dorn. “Being at HCC has been a positive experience for me. It’s a great place to be. If it were a four-year college, I would stay.”


The recommended criteria for selections include current students and those who have completed at least 12 semester hours in an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, or Associate in General Studies degree. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.25.

  HCC student honored with NCCCS Academic Excellence award  

Honoree Brian Dorn, center, with HCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Erica Holmes and HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.