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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 10, 2014
 
Literacy Education holds New Student Orientation
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College's (HCC) Workforce & Economic Development Division’s Literacy Education Program held a New Student Orientation from Oct. 7-9.

Workforce & Economic Development Division Acting Dean Tamba O. Thompson gave the welcome and Orientation Coordinator Tracie Buffaloe made remarks and conducted an ice breaker with new students.

Students were presented a variety of information during the three-day session including:
  • Academic catalogs
  • Admissions
  • Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development® (ABE/GED)
  • Campus resources including available curriculum programs
  • Computer lab mini-lesson/computer lab rules
  • Enrollment processes
  • Expectations
  • GED® Testing Service videos
  • HCC Learning Resources Center
  • How to access websites
  • Identification badges/campus tour
  • Individual test scores
  • Information Literacy Program
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Learning lab rules
  • Local students/celebrities who have received their GED®
  • Motivational and mentoring videos
  • Placement tests
  • Program overview
  • Registration and forms
  • Security
  • Steps for starting the computer
  • TV 411
Literacy education team members George Holley, Brenda Cousins, Therman Taylor and Tiffany Hale assisted with the new student orientation sessions.

The next fall orientation will be held from Nov. 4-6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5-9 p.m. on the HCC campus in Building 500, Room 504. In order to attend, contact:
  • Tamba O. Thompson: 252-536-7235
  • Therman Taylor: 252-536-6362
  • Tiffany Hale: 252-536-6342
  • Brenda Cousins: 252-536-7240
  • George Holley: 252-536-6395
New student orientation is required for all students new to HCC's ABE/GED® on campus classes. Students are required to bring their Social Security card and $2 for an identification card.

HCC offers these classes at no charge to help adults improve math, reading and writing skills to prepare for the GED® test. Students may attend classes on the HCC campus or attend classes in the community at locations in Enfield, Halifax, Hollister, Littleton, Roanoke Rapids or Scotland Neck.
 
Tracie Buffaloe
HCC Orientation Coordinator Tracie Buffaloe made remarks and conducted an ice breaker for Literacy Education’s New Student Orientation held Oct. 7-9.
 
 
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Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239