HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 11-30-1999

Campus Connection

Haywood Community College

Highlights

o With the beginning of fall semester, HCC began offering three new programs of study—Geographic Information System/ Global Positioning System Technology, Information Systems/Network Administration Support and Esthetics Technology.

o HCC’s Business Administration Program developed three new Workforce Preparedness certificate programs designed specifically for local business people. Students have the option to enroll in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management or Retail Management/ Sales.

o HCC sponsored a four-day career development program, "When Bookbags Become Holsters: Addressing Crime and Violence in America’s Schools" for area educators, emergency personnel, and law enforcement officers. The program focused on how to identify children with a high risk for potentially violent behavior and how to bring school and law enforcement officials together in a proactive response to school crime and violence.

o The HCC Electrical Installation Class was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the ARC of Haywood County. The class assisted ARC with wiring and lighting installations needed to support the group’s annual fund-raising event. The ARC assists individuals with disabilities.

o HCC’s Applied Technology Division received a 1999 Governor’s Volunteer Award. The division does extensive volunteer work for several non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Council on Aging, Camp Daniel Boone and the Open Door Soup Kitchen.

o HCC was the host school for the "Woodsmen’s Meet" held at the Cradle of Forestry’s "Forest Festival Day." Forestry students competed in an old style lumberjack competition which included events such as dendrology, axe throwing, pulp toss, bolt splitting, bow sawing and a team obstacle course.

o Two former HCC Trustees, Rubye B. Bryson and Harold D. Long, were awarded the title of Trustee Emeritus. Bryson retired from the Board of Trustees after seventeen years of service in June,1999 and Long retired after thirty years of service to the Board in November,1999.

o The HCC Foundation raised over $7,500 at the Annual Pancake/ BBQ Day held in September. They have also raised approximately $130,000 for the 1999 Annual Fund Drive.