What better way to celebrate 50 years of education at Haywood Community College than to invite the community for a firsthand look at what the school has to offer?
Not every success story starts with a four-year degree from an elite university, and there are many Haywood Community College graduates to prove it.
As Haywood Community College leaders look to the future, it’s import to reflect on how far the institution has come in its first 50 years.
What is the significance of HCC’s 50th anniversary?
The 50th anniversary celebration gives us an opportunity to reflect upon those who preceded us and had the vision and wherewithal to create the North Carolina Community College System and specifically Haywood Community College.
The construction cost for a new fire and rescue training center at Haywood Community College has clocked in more than $1 million higher than expected, prompting soul searching among college leaders and county commissioners over whether to go ahead with the project as planned.
Ben Kniceley’s pretty sure his dad had a good laugh after the Haywood Community College graduate came away with a national title in the June 20 STIHL Timbersports Collegiate Series.
“I grew up splitting wood and stuff like that with my dad, and he’d always have to force me to go out there,” said Kniceley, who’s from Shelby.
Marlowe Mager isn’t an economist by trade, but a little-known data set at his fingertips puts him on par with the nation’s best forecasters.
Haywood Community College had to pay back $126,000 in state funding after accidentally inflating its enrollment numbers.
The state doles out community college funding based on enrollment. HCC inadvertently reported more students than it actually had, however, and as a result got more money than it was supposed to for last year.
Trying to create a small logo that encompasses everything Haywood Community College stands for is no easy task.
But with only three letters and a symbolic leaf, Aaron Mabry, marketing and communication director, thinks he and Lee White Media pulled it off. The old logo said Haywood Community College and featured a gradient leaf, but the new logo was shortened to HCC, features four new colors and a solid-color leaf.
Maine is a long way from China.
And for Amy Putansu, that distance is a testament to her life, passions and career.
“That was a whole new level,” she smiled. “I was in heaven — it was incredible.”