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HCC hosts 22nd Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Scholarship donors and recipients recognized

 

WELDON, N.C. - The Halifax Community College (HCC) Foundation hosted its 22nd Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23, in The Centre on the college’s campus. A luncheon for donors and scholarship recipients was provided prior to the ceremony, and staff officially kicked off the annual Campus Fund Drive to benefit scholarships.

 

This year, 112 scholarships were awarded to 74 HCC students, totaling more than $76,000 in scholarship awards. Individuals, businesses, civic and professional groups make scholarship awards possible. The scholarships vary widely in amount and selection criteria.

 

“We appreciate you taking time from your busy schedules to offer support for our students and appreciation for their accomplishments. …We sincerely appreciate your unfailing support to the scholarship program and to HCC,” said HCC President, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. to donors and supporters. “We acknowledge that there are many options available for your generosity, and we appreciate you choosing to support Halifax Community College and the HCC Foundation.”

 

 “I offer my sincere appreciation to the donors who choose to invest in Halifax Community College and our students,” said HCC Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr. Stanley Edwards. “Your presence today is a testament to the loyalty you have for this institution, and your gifts are proof of your commitment and belief in the power of the educational process.”

 

HCC Foundation Board Chairman, Charles McElheney announced six new scholarships.  The Halifax County Firefighters Association established the Halifax County Firefighters Association Scholarship, Interstate Storage & Distribution, family and friends established the Tommy J. King Memorial Scholarship, American Waste Systems Inc., family and friends established the Kathryn Dunlow Heustess Memorial Scholarship, Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Women of Business, Profession & the Home established the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Women of Business, Profession & the Home Scholarship, Irene R. Bell and family established the John Walter Bell Memorial Scholarship, and the North Carolina Association of Textile Services established the North Carolina Association of Textile Services Scholarship.

 

HCC student Crissy Garner described how scholarships have impacted her life. “I would like to thank the Daily Herald for sponsoring the Women in Business Scholarship at Halifax Community College and for choosing me as the recipient. These funds will definitely help me pursue my educational goals and career dreams,” said Garner.

 

She added, “I would also like to thank all of the donors who establish scholarships at Halifax Community College. If it were not for the kindness of all of you, many students like me would be unable to continue their education. Your generosity has touched my heart and inspired me to keep pushing harder to maintain my goals.”

 

The Halifax Community College Foundation, Inc. was established on April 7, 1976. At the time, college leadership determined that new sources of funding would be necessary to enable the college to carry out its planned programs and to assist students who were ineligible for traditional financial aid. The foundation was created as the main vehicle for raising tax-deductible funds from the private sector. Foundation personnel conduct an annual Campus Fund Drive and a community fund drive to solicit support. For more information on how to establish a scholarship at HCC or for general information about the HCC Foundation, call (252) 536-7239.

 

 

The Halifax Community College Foundation hosted its 22nd Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23, in The Centre on the college’s campus. Pictured from left is Crissy Garner who was awarded the Daily Herald Women in Business Scholarship and was the student speaker, Dawn Barmer from the Daily Herald, Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., Dr. Stanley Edwards and Charles McElheney.