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Aug 15, 2017
HCC Commemorating 50th Year
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) is honoring its 50th year of service to the Roanoke Valley with several commemorative events.

"The 50th Anniversary at Halifax Community College is not just another milestone; it is an achievement that has affected the lives of thousands of our graduates from the Roanoke Valley," said Michael Felt, chairperson of the HCC Board of Trustees. "We are proud to have served Halifax and Northampton Counties for 50 years, and now look forward to the future of doing the same, but even better. Here is a toast to the future!"

On September 13, HCC is hosting its annual "Fall Fest" on campus. The all-day event will include food, games, prizes, and several other exciting opportunities for students and the community. In addition, the Alumni Association will be on campus to support our students as well as to sign up area graduates to join.

On September 14, Dr. Michael A. Elam will be installed as the fifth president of HCC. Past presidents, as well as local and statewide dignitaries, will be on hand to celebrate the installation. As part of the celebration, HCC will be hosting its 50th Founders Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate the past 50 years of service to the Roanoke Valley as the College looks to the future and the vision of Elamís leadership.

"The 50 years of strong, visionary leadership provided by my predecessors have made the college the fine college it is today," Elam said. "Now I have a firm foundation on which I can continue to provide support and inspiration for our employees and community in order to build Halifax Community College into a world class educational institution".

Following the Founders Day celebration, the HCC Foundation will be hosting a Founders Day luncheon. During the program, three past presidents will be recognized for the extraordinary service to the college: Dr. Phillip W. Taylor, the first president; Dr. Elton L. Newbern, the second president; and Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., the fourth president. Following the luncheon, HCC will host the re-naming of The Centre@Halifax Community College as it becomes the Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. Centre.

Tickets for the luncheon are $25 and can be purchased by contacting Allen Purser, Executive Director of the HCC Foundation, at 252-536-5479 or via email at apurser601@halifaxcc.edu. The Installation and Founders Day celebration are free and open to the public.

Finally, on September 15, Elam will host the Presidentís Breakfast, focusing on the new, five-year strategic plan for HCC. He will discuss the path taken to develop the plan, as well as the vision for the future of HCC. This event is also free and open to the public.
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: Molly Wallace, Director of Public Relations & Marketing, mwallace786@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319