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Jan. 23, 2012
HCC to host 2012 Lyceum Series of Special Events, starting Feb. 7
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College will host a series of events, starting in February. The events are part of the new HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events that will run throughout 2012. The public is invited and encouraged to participate in these events. Unless otherwise noted, guests attend at no charge and events will be held in The Centre. The list of events is available online at http://www.halifaxcc.edu/lyceum/.

Kicking off the activities will be the United States Postal Service Stamp Dedication Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. This year, stamps in honor of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, artist Romare Bearden and entrepreneur and publisher John H. Johnson will be presented.

“Saluting Our Local African American Heroes” will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The awards ceremony honors local African-American citizens and students who have made significant contributions in the local community. Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Allen Purser will be the guest speaker.

I Buried John F. Kennedy/James Felder Lecture & Book Signing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Felder wrote the book “I Buried John F. Kennedy” and has served as an attorney, educator, state legislator, leader in social development organizations.

International Day & Food Tasting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. Foods from around the world and various cultures will be featured. International attire will also be worn. A panel discussion program will kick off the event, featuring HCC faculty, staff and students and community members sharing information about their respective cultures. Admission is $2 per plate for the food tasting.

For more information on the 2012 HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events, visit http://www.halifaxcc.edu/lyceum/. To receive notifications of HCC events and events held at The Centre, visit http://halifaxcc.edu/getevents.htm.
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, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, 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