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Company Donates $15,000 for ACC Machining Programs

Phillips Corporation donated $15,000 to ACC machining programs.ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood accepts a donation from Ed Blackburn of Phillips Corporation of Colfax, surrounded by Career and College Promise high school students. Computer-Aided Machining Department Head, Adam Self, is at right.

Alamance Community College has received a $15,000 donation from Phillips Corporation/Jeffreys Division of Colfax, NC toward machining-based programs that include engineering and mechatronics. The ACC Foundation will administer the funds.

The donation was presented to ACC President Dr. Algie Gatewood by Ed Blackburn, Haas Specialist with Phillips Corporation. On hand for the presentation were students representing Graham, Cummings, Williams and Eastern Alamance High Schools who are enrolled in ACC’s Career and College Promise program and are on track to earn credentials in Computer-Aided Machining later this year.

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students. As part of the program, students can accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Career and College Promise saves families money and gives students a head start on rewarding career opportunities.