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HCC hosts area high school juniors learning about careers


Halifax Community College hosted Juniors Learning About Careers Day, March 12 for area high school juniors from Roanoke Rapids, Northampton County-West, Halifax Academy, Weldon STEM, Cornerstone Christian and HCC Literacy Education. Students had the opportunity to explore the campus and hear from instructors, students and alumni in different academic areas about careers.


Students toured the campus and heard from speakers in business administration and affiliated careers, graphic and interior design, automotive and welding, college transfer and teacher preparation, cosmetology and mortuary science, allied health, industrial systems and criminal justice, and wellness and science fields.


During the general session, Dean of Student Services Barbara Bradley-Hasty welcomed students and guests and acknowledged the schools in attendance. Then, HCC student and PRIDE Assistant Learning Coach David Laskey spoke about the PRIDE Program and Student Support Services. Fellow HCC student and Student Government Association President Theresa Raymond spoke about opportunities with SGA and Women of Excellence organizations. Kim Daly, a student in the Early Childhood Education Program, performed a song for the visitors.

Students Learn about Mortuary Science
Pictured above, students learn about careers in mortuary science.