We are raising funds for the following projects:
Student Scholarships - We have approximately 100 scholarships to assist students with tuition and/or books. However, there are no scholarships in support of these groups of students: associate in general education students, greenhouse and grounds maintenance students, paralegal technology students, facility maintenance worker students, food service technology students, masonry students, plumbing students, small engine and equipment repair students, welding students, medical laboratory technology students and phlebotomy students. Our goal is to raise $25,000.
Student Emergency Fund - The monies raised for this fund will be used to assist students during emergencies. The funds might be used for transportation vouchers, book vouchers and a food closet for students. These funds will be limited to students with a financial need but who do not receive financial aid. Our goal is to raise $25,000.
Transportation Fund - Our students struggle with consistent and reliable transportation to campus and thus are unable to attend their classes on a regular basis. Often times, poor class attendance means students are not learning and not able to perform well academically. Funds are needed to purchase gas cards for those students who have cars but cannot afford gas for them. Funds are also needed to purchase Choanoke Public Transportation Authority (CPTA) vouchers for students who do not own cars or who do not have access to reliable transportation. Our goal is to raise $25,000.
Reading Computer Software - This software is designed to assist adult students who read below middle school and high school levels. The computer software will be used for adult basic education and other lower-level functioning students. Our goal is to raise $12,000.
Facilities Improvements - The funds raised will be used to provide equipment to serve disabled students, repair damaged flooring, provide equipment for the Wellness Center and make repairs to the greenhouse. Our goal is to raise $25,000.
Equipment - Several academic programs and student support service units use outdated equipment to teach and serve students. New equipment will ensure students are using state-of-the-art equipment and that they are prepared to enter the workforce after graduating from HCC. Our goal is to raise $25,000.
Young People's Programming - By partnering with local school districts, HCC will be able to provide opportunities for students of the Roanoke Valley to have top-notch cultural experiences right in their backyards. In the past we have been able to provide educational, yet entertaining, programs for all of our school districts and some of the private schools in our area. Funds are needed to bring performers and entertainment to the area. Our goal is to raise $30,000.
Vehicles for Automotive Technology Program - HCC offers an associate in applied science degree. This degree is for people who are serious about the automotive industry and wants to be in a position to move to management or higher-level education. HCC is in need of three vehicles that are three years old or less to teach new vehicle technology. Ideally, one of them should be hybrid, so that we are able to teach hybrid technologies. We are seeking damaged, but functional, vehicles, including flood- or hurricane-damaged vehicles, vehicles from insurance companies, police-confiscated vehicles and state surplus vehicles.
Male Mentoring Program - The P.R.I.D.E. of Halifax (PReparing men for Intellectual, AcaDemic, & Educational success) is a college success, leadership and professional development program designed to enhance male student satisfaction, professionalism, retention, graduation and four-year college transfer rates. Funds are needed for the annual men's summit, computers, tutors, travel to conferences, transportation to community service projects and life skills workshops (financial management, stress management, etc.). Our goal is to raise $10,000.