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Nov. 3, 2011
HCC Student Support Services receives notification of 2011 funding
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Student Support Services (SSS) BEACON Program recently received notification of its 2011 appropriation from the U.S. Department of Education—more than $329,000 in funding. This is approximately 3.1 percent less than the amount funded for the 2010 year.

The SSS Program at HCC serves more than 250 students. It provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education.

Services provided include tutoring, personal counseling/mentoring, college transfer advising and college visitations, cultural enrichment, laptop loan program, video/book loan program, and grant aid.

The SSS program is part of TRIO, which has a history closely linked with the administrative programs begun in the 1960’s. They have sought to provide educational and economic opportunities to those unable to afford them. The Upward Bound program was the first of the programs introduced in response to the Johnson administration’s War on Poverty. Subsequent programs such as Talent Search and Student Support Services soon followed and were authorized through higher education amendments. The term “TRIO” was coined to refer to the three initial programs. HCC’s SSS program was among the first such programs established and has had continuous funding from the U.S. Department of Education since 1977.
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.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Public Information Officer, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., carterl@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239