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GRIFFIN ANNOUNCES NEW FUND AT HCC

HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., right, recently announced the creation of the Presidential Initiative Fund at the college. HCC Foundation Board Chair Charles McElheney was on hand for the news. Both are also alums of Virginia Tech.

Halifax Community College (HCC) President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., recently announced the creation of the Presidential Initiative Fund. Award amounts will vary and will be determined on a case-by-case basis, pending availability of funds.

Monies will provide assistance for students facing emergency financial crisis that impact the completion of academic work, professional development awards to faculty and staff, equipment and technology needs to enhance student learning, and cultivation and stewardship activities to further promote the college and generate additional financial support for students.

To qualify, HCC students must be full-time or part-time and have a commitment to program completion. They will need to demonstrate academic promise by attaining at least a 2.0 grade point average and have a written recommendation. Also, students must have financial need that may jeopardize the completion of a designated program of study.

Faculty and staff must submit professional development requests in writing to the HCC Foundation for review. A professional development committee will consider each request with approval by the president or designee.

Equipment and technology requests must be submitted to the HCC Foundation and reviewed by the Equipment Committee with approval of the president or designee. Also, the president or designee will approve funds for cultivation and stewardship activities.