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Faculty and Staff Compliments

In a letter from Cuyler A. Dunbar, retired president from Catawba Valley Community College to Dr. Rose Johnson, President of Haywood Community College about the recent NC Association of Community College president’s meeting that was held on campus:
It was such a pleasure for Sandy and me to be the guests of Haywood Community College! From the barbecue and line dancing on Thursday night to the outstanding dinner and Folkmoot performance on Thursday, we were delightfully entertained by your fine staff.

Having hosted events such as this in the past, Sandy and I are keenly aware of the huge amount of effort and planning that goes in to a successful meeting. Our hats are off to you, Ms. Starrs and your other team members for providing gracious hospitality in your beautiful mountain setting.

Please give a special thanks to Kathy (Brooks) and Sharron (Donnahoe) who hosted the hike for the group to Pisgah Inn. Sandy said they were wonderful ambassadors for Haywood and should be commended for their efforts to make that event such an enjoyable one.

Again, please accept our sincere thanks for a memorable and enjoyable visit to Haywood Community College.
In an email from Tina Masciarelli, HCC Adult Education Recruiter, to Scott Page, HCC Facilities Maintenance Team Leader:
I wanted to take a moment to compliment your technician, Don Green. My heating/cooling unit went out in my office here at West Waynesville Campus. After a repair attempt, Don assessed the unit and moved very quickly to order and install a new one. He spent considerable time adjusting the unit to ensure a correct install and proper operation. I appreciated very much the ongoing communication he had with me regarding the days/times that he would be working in my office. When the install was complete, he ensured that I understood the operation of the remote so that I could successfully navigate the upcoming cold season. As the team leader, I thought you would appreciate hearing the attention to detail and consideration that I experienced when working with Don. 
In a letter from Aaron Mabry, Haywood County Fairgrounds Director of Facilities & Marketing, to Dr. Rose Johnson, HCC president:
Over the past few months, we have received a great deal of support from Haywood Community College regarding projects completed at the fairgrounds. As it stands, the bulk of that work has been completed in coordination with Mr. Steve Kirton and his electrical class.

Due to their willingness to provide a service to us, the Fairgrounds Board decided to create a system of credit. This credit is to be used toward events sponsored by HCC and their affiliates.

Per a request from Mr. Kirton, I have notified Mr. Shannon Rabby that the Apple Orchard Event center, formerly known as A Building, will be provided to his students free of charge for their Wild Game Dinner on the evening of their choice in the calendar year 2012.

I would also like to comment on what a pleasure it has been to work with Mr. Kirton. From my perspective, he imparts a wisdom unto his students that parallels his own experience as a professional and an educator. He services his community in such a way that leads individuals of my generation to follow his stead, only in an effort to enrich the community in which we reside. In my limited opinion, Mr. Kirton is a requisite asset not only to Haywood Community College, but to each and every life he’s able to impact.

In any case, I consider Mr. Kirton a dear friend and I would like to offer my most sincere appreciation for allowing him to work with me during our time of need.
In an email from Patricia Smith, HCC Interim Coordinator of Adult Education, to John Bradley, HCC Webmaster:
Just wanted to thank you for all of your help on the Adult Education portion of our site. It is always a pleasure to work with you. Your knowledge, helpfulness, and just generally kind approach are a true treasure! many, many thanks!
In an email from Davis H Swaim, Regional Commissioner of the American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 572, to Dr. Rose Johnson, HCC President:
On behalf of the volunteers and players of our region, I want to thank you for your support during our Fall 2011 registration efforts by allowing us access to your campus.  By opening your doors, you allowed us a great location familiar to the entire community, the opportunity for us to reach out to youth in the surrounding area, and an overall positive experience. The facilities on your campus are by far the best that we have been allowed to utilize in the 8 years I have been involved with the program.  Your staff and personnel were professional and most accommodating throughout the 4 registration events.  One example of that was during our third registration when an unexpected turn of events resulted in the necessity to relocate the signup location at the last minute.  A nearby alternate site was located, permission to use that site was granted and we were up and running almost before the first registrant arrived.  Such cooperation and effort certainly exceeds normal expectations.

There were over 350 players that came through the doors to register this season and many commented on how wonderful this venue was.  We are a small group of volunteers that work to provide a quality program that focuses on, among other things, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and positive coaching.  It is only through the support of individuals and partnerships with organizations such as yours that we are able to achieve those goals.

Again, thank you for your generosity and your commitment to being involved in the community. 
In a letter from Dr. William S. Carver, II, President of Nash Community College, to Dr. Rose Johnson, HCC President:
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for hosting the recent President’s summer meeting. It was obvious that your staff went the extra mile in making preparations for the Presidents. You made our visit to Haywood Community college most enjoyable. Again, thank you for being a gracious hostess.

In this Newsletter

From the President

  1. Message from Dr. Rose H. Johnson

    The start of a new academic year also means new faces and new responsibilities at Haywood Community College. More

Board of Trustees

  1. Board of Trustees Meeting-August 2011

    Pictured is Teresa Starrs (left) swearing in new board member Patsy Dowling.

    The Haywood Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday, August 17, 2011 with Chair Peggy Melville Presiding. More

  2. Student Government Association Report August 2011



  1. Faculty and Staff Compliments

    Often HCC faculty and staff receive compliments about the service provided. Following are recent compliments received. More

News & Alumni Stories

  1. College Night Slated for September 19

    Area high school students and residents will have a chance to talk with college representatives from over 55 southeastern universities, colleges, and trade schools at the 2011 College Night on Monday, September 19 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m More

  2. 2011 HCC Graduate Daniel Jones Wins Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Championship

    Daniel Jones, 2011 Haywood Community College Forest Management and Fish and Wildlife Management Technology graduate recently won the Stihl Timbersports Series Collegiate Championship in Salem, Oregon.

    Daniel Jones, 2011 Haywood Community College Forest Management and Fish and Wildlife Management Technology graduate recently won the Stihl Timbersports Series Collegiate Championship in Salem, Oregon. More

  3. HCC to Participate in John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet at Forest Festival Day (09/07/11)

    The Haywood Community College Woodsmen’s Team will compete in the 2011 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest Festival Day held at the Cradle of Forestry on Saturday, October 1. More

  4. Volunteers Needed for 2011 Big Sweep Along Richland Creek

    Set for Saturday, September 17th in Haywood County, the 2011 North Carolina Big Sweep is a one day event held to clean up litter along North Carolina’s waterways. More

  5. HCC Student Dustin Cornelison Wins Sequoyah Fund Community College Business Plan Competition

    Dustin Cornelison at work in his blacksmith shop.

    Dustin Cornelison turned his belief in living a sustainable and frugal lifestyle into an award winning business plan. While still a student at HCC, his business plan was chosen as the 2011 winner of the Sequoyah Fund Community College Business Plan Compet More

  6. HomeTrust Bank and the HCC Foundation Sponsor Four Students to Serve as Ambassadors

    HomeTrust Bank and the HCC Foundation are sponsoring Haywood Community College’s Student Ambassador program for the 2010-2011 academic year. Pictured left to right are the 2010-2011 ambassadors Jackie Cole, Amy Smathers, Susan Beck, and Stacy Bentley.

    Haywood Community College has selected four students to represent the college as Student Ambassadors for the 2011-2012 academic year. As student ambassadors, Susan Beck, Stacy Bentley, Jackie Cole, and Amy Smathers will act as liaisons between HCC and the More

  7. HCC Introduces Two New Online Courses: Introduction to QuickBooks 2011 and Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2011

    Haywood Community College’s Continuing Education Department will offer two new online courses: Introduction to QuickBooks 2011 and Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2011. New sessions of each course run every month. More

  8. Harrah’s Career Fair at HCC to be Held Monthly

    With 200 jobs to fill in the next six to nine months, Harrah’s Employment Professionals will be visiting West Waynesville Campus one Wednesday every month to consider job candidates in panel interviews. More

  9. HCC to Offer Night Basic Law Enforcement Training Class

    Haywood Community College will offer a Night Basic Law Enforcement Training Class beginning September 12, 2011. More

  10. HCC to Participate in American Craft Week October 7-16

    Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Department will participate in the American Craft Week October 7 through 16 with a lecture on Thursday, October 13 by Anna Fariello, Director of the Craft Revival Project. The lecture will be held from 4 unt More

  11. HCC Students Help Fight Parasite in Africa

    Pictured left to right are Haywood Community College  Entrepreneurship Students Alex McKay, Jeff Sharpe, Christy Brunson, Keat Cahoon, Hayley Leis, and Kara Evans presenting a check to Hugh Wright, Sole Hope representative, (center with check) for $189. This donation is enough to buy 37 pairs of shoes from Sole Hope widows to give to children in Africa that will protect them from a deadly parasite. Sole Hope creates jobs and seeks to eliminate the parasite issue by teaching African widows to make shoes.

    Haywood Community College has always made service learning an integral part of the education process. Entrepreneurship students volunteered to integrate service learning into their Entrepreneurship Issues class last semester. More

  12. Haywood Community College Announces 1st Annual Photography Competition

    The HCC family is challenging you to take your best shot at photography and submit your best photo(s) in the first ever HCC Photo Contest this fall. More

  13. HCC Therapeutic Massage Instructor to Hold Workshop on Natural Approaches to Pain Management

    HCC Therapeutic Massage Instructor Susie Hale will hold a free workshop on Natural Approaches to Pain Management on Saturday, September 17 at the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County public Library More

  14. HCC Criminal Justice Club Donates to Social Services Foster Children’s Program


Foundation & Grants

  1. Cox Family Establishes Scholarship at Haywood Community College

    The Gerald P. and Meilia S. Cox Family Foundation Scholarship was recently established at Haywood Community College for full-time nursing students. Pictured left to right are Dr. Buddy Tignor, HCC Interim Chief Academic Officer; Meilia Cox; Gerald Cox; and Wendy Hines, HCC Nursing Department Chair and Director of the Region A Nursing Consortium.

    The Gerald P. and Meilia S. Cox Family Foundation Scholarship was recently established at Haywood Community College for full-time nursing students. More

Upcoming Events & Calendar

  1. Calendar of Events



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