Winter 2018 Newsletter from Trustee Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
Feb 23, 2018
I am honored to have been selected as chair of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees and your representative in District IV. I am committed to making advanced education affordable and accessible for our entire community. From academic programs that prepare students to transfer to fouryear universities or workforce training and adult education, HCC is where you can come to change your life.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, HCC has taken extra efforts to help students remain focused on their academic goals. With assistance from the HCC Foundation, HCC established Swoop to the Rescue to assist students and employees facing financial hardship caused by natural disasters. Swoop to the Rescue is funded through auxiliary scholarship funds, the HCC Foundation and the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore. Together, we are helping our HCC family get back on their feet. Since the semester began, HCC has awarded:
- $545,663 in emergency scholarships to more than 658 students who were referred by financial aid, student services, student surveys and faculty.
- $25,000 to replace books and supplies destroyed by Hurricane Harvey for 61 students.
- $164,500 in emergency grants for 372 faculty and staff.
Since opening 47 years ago, HCC has prepared more than four million students to attend universities or transfer to the workforce. In fact, 88 percent of our students found job placement upon completing our programs. We are Houston’s resource for lifelong learning. Our adult education program is perfect for those who are interested in upgrading skills, pursuing a new career or feeding their curiosity. Registration for second start is open now and I invite you to experience our more than 250 programs and certifications. We ARE Houston’s Community College. In service,
Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Ed.D.
HCC Board of Trustees
Chair, District IV
Download: Winter 2018 Newsletter from District IV