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HCC STUDENTS HONORED IN RALEIGH

HCC student Joshua Ferguson (center) with North Carolina Community College System President H. Martin Lancaster (right) and Dr. Linwood W. Powell, vice chair of the State Board of Community Colleges. HCC student Judy Oglesby (center) with North Carolina Community College System President H. Martin Lancaster (right) and Dr. Linwood W. Powell, vice chair of the State Board of Community Colleges.

Halifax Community College's (HCC) Joshua Martin Ferguson and Judy Mae Oglesby were honored by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) recently as outstanding students at the annual Academic Excellence Luncheon. The event was held at the North Raleigh Hilton. Two students from each community college received the Academic Excellence medal from System President H. Martin Lancaster and Dr. Linwood W. Powell, vice chair of the State Board of Community Colleges.

Ferguson, a student in the Associate in Applied Science Industrial Systems Technology Program, is from Emporia, Va. Oglesby, a student in the Associate in Arts (College Transfer) Program, is from Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Both graduated during HCC's commencement exercises this year.

The recommended criteria for selections include current students and those who have completed at least 12 semester hours in an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, or Associate of General Studies Degree. Students must also have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.25.

The NCCCS enrolls more than 800,000 students in 58 comprehensive community colleges. More than 600 people attended the spring event.