Haywood Community College’s board of trustees will hold a drop-in retirement reception for College President Dr. Barbara Parker on Tuesday, December 10, 4-6 p.m. in the lobby of the Charles M. Beall Auditorium. Parker has dedicated 38 years to public education in Western North Carolina, with the last six as president at HCC. In the event of inclement weather and the campus is closed, the reception will be held on Thursday, December 12, 4-6 p.m. For more information, please call 828-627-4516.