Volume 2, Issue 3 November 2010 The Dividend See the return on your investment. ACC Students Can Compete for Paid Internships in Green Energy; Only Community College Funded by Jon Young Dates to Note Interested in a paid internship in the growing “green energy” field? November 3: ACC has received a $339,276 grant from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, via the ACC Foundation NC Energy Office, to create internships for up to 70 ACC students training in green-energy related Donor Recipient fields. ACC was the only N.C. community college to receive these funds and it received the largest Reception percentage of the $5.6 million statewide grant. The funds allow ACC to hire an Energy Internship Program Coordinator to work November 3: with private, non-profit and ACC Foundation public entities around Ala- Executive Committee mance County. Meeting The internships are competi- November 11: tive. To qualify, students ACC Foundation Full must have completed six or Board Meeting more hours in ACC’s Green November 25-28: Certificate program. Interns ACC Closed, Thanksgiv- receive $10 per hour ing Break (through grant funds). Students will receive guid- December 8: ance with their internships ACC Public Officials through classroom instruc- Breakfast tion and consultation with ACC faculty. December 8: ACC Horticulture Students install Ribbon Cutting Literacy “green pond” landscaping Building December 23 - Jan 2: Among the identified internships: ACC closed Holiday · ACC’s Office of Administrative and Fiscal break. Services - intern will assist in energy savings pro- jects, including meter and utility use monitoring, coordinating light sensor installations and educa- tion programs for students and employees. · Alamance Recreation and Parks - intern will implement green programs at parks throughout the county. Green Intern Katie Bergeron with Armacell executives · Twin Lakes Retirement Community – intern will research, plan, budget and implement energy savings technologies across its campus. Check out the “Alamance Community The grant requires that student interns document the energy savings achieved, renewable energy College Foundation” generated, or greenhouse gases reduced. Other organizations interested in hosting interns include: Fan Page on Facebook Allied Churches of Alamance County, Alternative Building Systems, Armacell, City of Burlington, for updates and infor- GKN Driveline, LabCorp, Peacehaven Farms, and T.S. Designs. mation about ACC. More information about the program is available from Suzy Armstrong, 506-4352. Volume 2, Issue 3 ACC Foundation Gives Back to Donors The Alamance Community College Foundation thanked donors who contributed $1000 or more during fiscal year 2009-2010 by inviting them to the “Return to the Classroom” event. These donors are known as ACC Foundation Champions. Approximately 60 donors attended the following special classes: CSI Alamance County (with department head Ron Hall, Traci McCormick and Rachel Hilliard Collins from the Alamance County Carolyn Sharpe in CSI Alamance Co. Sherriff’s Department), Hands on High Tech with 2010 ACC Faculty of the Year recipi- ent Dr. Mohamad Haj- Karol Shoffner with Wal-Mart Mebane works with SIM-Man. Mohamadi, Pilates with Alexandria DeSiato, and a demonstration of the SIM-Man and SIM- Baby used in the nursing program with instructor Tabithe Fisher. The event culminated with a reception. Dr. Mohamad Haj-Mohamadi demonstrates hydraulics in the Industrial Systems Technology Lab. Longtime ACC Instructor Passes Away; Leaves Legacy Patsy Tingen, longtime instructor in Business Administration, passed away Sept. 1 at Duke University Medical Center after an illness. She had taught at ACC for more than 30 years. In the early 1990s, Patsy purchased an insurance policy with a payout to ACCF of $10,000 upon her demise. In the documents establishing the planned giving arrangement, Patsy states, “I am proud to be a graduate of ACC and would like others to have the same opportunity.” She directed the ACC Foundation to use the net proceeds to establish an endowment, to be known as: The Patricia B. Tingen Memorial Alumni Scholarship Fund for Business Students. The scholarship is to go to a full-time student in the business division. Dr. Nadelman notes, "Patsy may have been one of our smallest, in stat- ure, cheerleaders, but she was also one of our biggest.” A graduate of TIA's Business Administration program, she went on to obtain her bachelor's and master's degrees and had a 34-year teaching career at ACC. She will be missed by students and staff alike." In her obituary, Patsy requested memorials to The Patricia B. Tingen Memorial Alumni Scholarship Fund for Business Students c/o The ACC Foundation, PO Box 8000, Graham, NC 27253. Page 2 Volume 2, Issue 3 Insider Information….I ACC Foundation Information about the ACC Family Donor Recipient Reception Congratulations to Marvin and Mary Lou Barts on their 50th wedding anniversary this past May. Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Congratulations to Jeanne and Lee Proctor on the wed- Alamance Community College ding of their son, Daniel to Anne Elizabeth Zagrodnik, on July 24. Carrington/Scott Campus Congratulations to Mary Ann Howell on her Oct. 1 retire- I-85/40, Exit 150 ment. Enter through Wallace Gee Building Congratulation to Vernon and Margaret Cheek on their Reception held in Student Commons 50th wedding anniversary in August. 5:30 –7:00 p.m. Do you have news to share? Contact Natalie Miles at For information contact Natalie Miles 336-506-4102 506-4102 or firstname.lastname@example.org Investing in Our Future Cost per credit hour (set by the General Assembly) $60.00 $56.50 $55.00 5-year increase 49% $50.00 $50.00 $45.00 $42.00 $40.00 $39.50 $38.00 $38.00 $35.00 $34.25 $35.50 $30.00 $31.00 $26.75 $27.50 $25.00 $20.00 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 2010 11 The recent economic downturn has caused the North Carolina General Assembly to raise tuition rates dra- matically. While community college remains a relative bargain, the rate increase has put additional pressure on students and on the ACC Foundation. We so appreciate the support we receive from the community to invest in the education levels of our citizens. Executive Director, ACC Foundation Page 3 ACC Student Profile Meet Ossiris Vazquez, originally from California. Ossiris is a gradu- ate of Southern Alamance High School. She currently is a member of the Math Club and is Post Office Box 8000 the General Manager of Graham, NC 27253-8000 Latin American Ser- Phone: 336-506-4102 vices. Ossiris works in Fax: 336-506-4020 E-mail: Natalie.Miles@alamancecc.edu Information Services as a work-study student. In addition, Ossiris is currently serving as an ACC Ambassador. As an ambassador, Ossiris will be involved with ACC events, fund- raising for the ACC Foundation and recruit- We are on the Web www.accfoundation.com ing. Ossisris, an accounting major, has the long-term goal of becom- ing a CPA. Graham, NC 27253-8000 Post Office Box 8000 Alamance Community College Foundation, Inc.