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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 30, 2015
 
HCC Recipient of the Southern Region Equity Award
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) was presented the 2015 Southern Region Equity Award by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on October 16, at their annual awards gala in San Diego. ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.

The ACCT Equity Award recognizes exemplary commitment by a community, technical, or junior college governing board and its chief executive officer to achieve equity in the college’s education programs and services and in the administration and delivery of those programs and services.

The award honors the late Charles Kennedy, a trustee of Joliet Junior College in Illinois, who was a founder of the ACCT Minority Affairs Assembly, which became the ACCT Diversity Committee.

HCC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution. The student demographics reflect the service regions population, which is 58.4 percent minority. Moreover, our gender breakdown is 66 percent female and 34 percent male. In 2013, HCC ranked 12th among the top 50 community college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine.

HCC is one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System and offers more than 37 programs leading to certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. HCC also offer basic literacy workforce development, human resource development and continuing education programs that cater to the interest of a diverse population. The College serves more than 7,000 students annually and has articulation agreements with 16 state colleges and universities and 8 private institutions of higher learning.
 
Southern Equity
Pictured: Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. President, Mr. Michael Felt, Chair Board of Trustees and Dr. Stanley Edwards, Member of Board of Trustees/td>
 
 
Halifax Community College's Mission
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.
 
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