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Feb. 21, 2012
International Day & Food Tasting event slated for Feb. 23 at HCC
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) will host its fifth annual International Day & Food Tasting event Feb. 23 as part of 2012 Lyceum Series of Special Events. The event begins at 11 a.m. in The Centre.

Prior to the food tasting, guests will be treated to a cultural awareness panel discussion. Panelists will include:

  • School of Business Chair/Business Administration Program Head Lateef Balogun (Nigeria)
  • HCC Student Bouke Bylsma (South Africa)
  • Early Childhood Instructor Sithah Campbell (Malaysia)
  • Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Dr. Edwin Imasuen (Nigeria)
  • Information Systems Technologies Department Chair/Computer Information Systems Instructor Emmanuel Obi (Nigeria)
  • Community member Haydee Vives (Puerto Rico)
For the food tasting, guests will have the opportunity to sample foods from around the world. There is a $2 admission fee per plate for the food tasting.

Food contributors include:

  • Pamela Bass
  • Carmen Betancourt
  • B.T. Brown
  • Sithah Campbell
  • Clem’s Grand Ballroom
  • Cindy Collins
  • David's Restaurant
  • Doris Garner
  • Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.
  • Veronica Holcomb
  • Dr. Erica Holmes
  • Julia Horsley
  • Dorothy Hughes
  • Ichiban
  • KFC Restaurant
  • KIPP Gaston College Preparatory
  • McPherson Beverages
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Ralph's Barbecue
  • Theresa Raymond
  • Red and White Supermarket (Kamini Patel)
  • Bessie Reed-Moore
  • Takara Turner
  • Haydee Vives
  • Watson Steam Cleaning (Calvert Watson)
Featured foods will give guests a taste of multiple cultures:

  • Entrees will include, but are not limited to: Arroz Con Gondules, Arroz Con Pollo, curry chicken, chicken and rice, specialty pizzas, Cajun fried turkey, barbecued and traditional pigs’ feet, baked ziti with meat sauce, barbecue, Brunswick stew, meatballs, chitterlings, hog jaws, Boston butt with white bread and hot sauce, and oven-fried chicken breasts.
  • Side dishes and vegetables will include: chicken fried rice, shrimp fried rice, butter beans, sausage dip, collard greens and potato salad.
  • Desserts will include: Scottish shortbread, banana pudding, carrot cake and coconut pies. Pepsi products will be the featured beverage.
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