Haywood Community College

NEWS RELEASE

Contacts: Debra M. Davis, Diana S. Conard



185 Freedlander Drive



Clyde, NC 28721



828-627-4521 Fax: 828-627-4513

Date: 1-16-06

For immediate release.

HCC REGIONAL MODEL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER RECEIVES CONTRIBUTION FROM PROGRESS ENERGY

The Haywood Community College Regional Model Child Development Center has received a $5000 contribution from Progress Energy.

"Progress Energy recognizes the importance of supporting the education of our youngest citizens and professionals that are teaching our children," Ken Maxwell, Progress Energy Community Relations Manager, says.

The new HCC Regional Model Child Development Center will offer day, evening and after school programs. The center will provide distance educational opportunities for childcare professionals across the county and region, as well as provide a model teaching facility for the training of childcare workers. It will also be a family resource for counseling and training in parenting and family issues. Situated on the HCC campus, the center is designed to foster growth and creativity while drawing upon the beauty of its natural surroundings.

"We are very grateful for contributions from Progress Energy and other businesses toward the support of the Child Development Center," said Dr. Donald Stanton, HCC interim president. "I am hopeful that these gifts to the Center represent a significant investment in the future."

For more information about the Regional Model Child Development Center or the capital campaign, please contact the HCC Foundation Office at 627-4544.

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(Cutline: )(HCC photo) Ken Maxwell (right), Progress Energy Community Relations Manager, presents HCC Interim President Dr. Donald Stanton with a $5000 contribution to the Haywood Community College Regional Model Child Development Center.