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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar. 23, 2016
 
HCC Women of Excellence host Conference
 
WELDON, N.C. – The Halifax Community College (HCC) Women of Excellence mentoring group held its seventh annual Women to Women Conference on March 18 in The Centre as part of HCC’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The theme for the event was "e are W.O.M.E.N. (Women Organized for Motivational and Educational Networking)."

Elon University Associate Professor of English Dr. Prudence Layne was the keynote speaker. Dr. Layne describes herself as "being implicated out of necessity and vocation to serve as a voice for the marginalized." “Pride and Industry” is the motto of her island home. Dr. Layne grew up between Barbados and New York. She discussed the connection of individuals as being connected to the whole world and the need to understand your purpose before you can share it with others. Layne teaches courses in Caribbean and other Black literatures, post colonialism, women’s and gender studies, the prison industrial complex and issues of race at Elon University.

In addition to the keynote address, breakout sessions took place on A Brand New You: Assertiveness Skills that Lead to Success by HCC Student Development Advisor Terry Jones, Leading to Lead by Northampton County Schools Career & Technical Education Director Angie Jenkins, Presenting Yourself as a Women Going Places/Professional Image by NCWorks Career Center Workforce Specialist Frince Williams, Domestic Violence by HCC Director of Counseling Services Teresa Mayle and Self-Defense by HCC Law Enforcement Training Director Gregory Parker. Musical selections were provided by Erma Williams, Women of Excellence member. Lunch was served to all conference participants.
 
Dr. Layne
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Prudence Layne. View event photo gallery.
 
 
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Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239