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HCC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2015
 
HCC receives $3,000,000 grant from US Department of Education
 
WELDON, N.C. – The President of Halifax Community College (HCC), Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., today announced that HCC was awarded a $3,000,000 grant from the US Department of Education for our Preparing Men for Intellectual, AcaDemic, & Educational Success II of Halifax Male Mentoring and Advising Program (P.R.I.D.E. II). HCC, a minority serving institution, was one of 23 institutions across the country that received this grant.

HCC's President Griffin stated “I am elated about the funding for this program and it will enable a large number of students to complete their educational goals. The project will serve over 750 deserving students during this grant funding cycle and definitely will improve our student educational outcomes. This is the second grant HCC received from the US Department of Education during the last two months. The other grant was for our Student Support Services for $1,647,110 making a total grant amount from the US Department of education of $4,647,110.”

This P.R.I.D.E II program was modeled after our previously funded P.R.I.D.E. program. This grant will allow HCC to: (a.) Improve the performance of HCC's African-American males in core institutional effectiveness measures such as persistence, course completion, graduation and transfer rates (b.) Strengthen the integration of academic and student service programs to enhance student success, (c.) Increase engagement, on all levels, among HCC African-American male students (d.) Expose African-American male students to STEM careers through internships (e.) Establish more relevant standards for Teacher Education for instructors who teach HCC African American male students and (f) Establish stronger ‘career pathways for area high school students.

Although this grant focuses on African American male students aimed at improving educational outcomes through multiple activities and focused intervention strategies, it will be open to all students in addressing their needs in financial literacy, entrance and exit financial counseling. The P.R.I.D.E. II of Halifax Male Mentoring and Advising Program will employ a project director, an administrative assistant, 3 learning coaches, a research associate and a project evaluator.
 
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Pictured Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr., President and Mr. Michael Felt, Chair of HCC Board of Trustees
 
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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