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HCC SGA earns top honors at annual N4CSGA Conference

Halifax Community College Student Government Association representatives recently attended the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) Spring Conference held at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, N.C.

 

During the conference, HCC SGA President Theresa Raymond was honored with the Dr. Michael Taylor Servant Leadership Award. Raymond currently serves on the Executive Board of N4CSGA as the Parliamentarian.

 

Senior SGA Advisor, Dr. Carolyn Stuart nominated Raymond for the award. “Ms. Raymond works hard at enhancing the growth of others throughout the Halifax Community College community; she strives to increase teamwork and personal involvement, all the while helping the organization reach its potential,” wrote Stuart. “Ms. Raymond models the need for student leaders by serving others in their community, on campus, and in the community college system.”

 

“It was a complete surprise,” said Raymond on receiving the award. After being nominated, she wrote, “Helping students is the reward, so I wasn’t prepared for any additional recognition. …I am filled with gratitude for the nomination and hope my peers, advisors, family, and friends know that I am doing my best.” 

 

Currently a peer mentor and tutor, Raymond also is a school volunteer and assists with several campus activities. Plus, she is a Halifax-Warren Smart Start board member and a member of Women of Excellence, a campus mentoring group for women. Having served in the U.S. Navy, her Naval awards include Good Conduct, Navy and Marine Corps, Meritorious Unit (2) and Thomas Jefferson. She is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree and resides in Littleton. After graduation this May, she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in English.

 

In addition, HCC’s SGA was honored with the Top “C”ampus Award. HCC was chosen based on the organization’s involvement with on-campus and community activities. The SGA has held bi-annual blood drives, student forums, various contests, special events and festivals as well as assisted with painting at Hannah’s House, the Union Mission food drive, after-school tutoring, and several Christmas parades.

 

According to its constitution, N4CSGA seeks to promote better student government, academic achievement, fellowship and the exchange of ideas for the advancement of educational institutions and to provide leadership training. N4CSGA is a student-based and student-run organization and is comprised of delegates from each of the 58 community colleges. The organization began in 1969.

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Halifax Community College Student Government Association President Theresa Raymond and HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. hold up the awards that the organization was recently presented at the annual N4CSGA conference in Durham. These included the Top “C”ampus Award and the Dr. Michael Taylor Servant Leadership Award. Pictured is Dr. Griffin, left, with Raymond.

 

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Halifax Community College Student Government Association President Theresa Raymond is presented the Dr. Michael Taylor Servant Leadership Award that she received recently at the annual N4CSGA conference in Durham. Pictured is Senior SGA Advisor, Dr. Carolyn Stuart, left, with Raymond.