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Jan. 14, 2016
HCC Local African-American Heroes nomination deadline is slated for Feb. 5
WELDON, N.C. – Nine years ago, Halifax Community College President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. instituted the first-ever "Saluting Our Local African-American Heroes" event. Due to their accomplishments, several people from the community have been recognized for their hard work and dedication.

To continue that tradition, nominations are being accepted for this year’s hero event. The nomination deadline is set for Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. by mail or online submission. The nomination includes completion of a short form and submission of a brief essay detailing qualities in identified areas.

The essay will address each of four qualities listed below that are used as the selection criteria. The narrative should expand and focus on specific examples that demonstrate the nominee’s commitment and unique contributions to the Roanoke Valley. Any citizen of the African-American community is eligible to be considered for this nomination. Individuals may be nominated by peers or family members only - individuals may not nominate themselves.

The narrative should describe the nominee’s qualities in the following areas:
  1. Commitment and contributions to the community
  2. Unselfish devotion to others
  3. Initiative, innovation and leadership in the region
  4. Willingness to share time and wisdom through service to the community and its citizens
For more details or a nomination form, call Kim Edwards at 252-536-7214 or e-mail kedwards494@halifaxcc.edu. Nominations can be submitted online at the HCC website, www.halifaxcc.edu (click on the Saluting African-American Heroes link). Recognition of our heroes will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at 11 a.m. in The Centre. This event is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
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.
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