HCC students at Shine & Dine Gala

GALA SAUCCESS — The Haywood Community College Foundation Shine & Dine Gala at the Laurel Ridge Country Club, with Haywood Regional Medical Center as presenting sponsor, netted about $23,000 for the College’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs. Pictured, from left, are students Ethan Hall, Parker Grandy; Austin Stanley, Elizabeth Borst; and Maggie Mehaffey.

The Haywood Community College Foundation held its fourth Shine & Dine Gala at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in September.

This year’s event, with Haywood Regional Medical Center as presenting sponsor, netted approximately $23,000 for the college’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs.

These programs produce skilled graduates who are in high demand. Jobs in these industries offer competitive wages and advancement opportunities for HCC students.

The evening began with demonstrations by advanced manufacturing instructors with a high-tech robot. Guests also had the opportunity to view cars that students have worked to restore as well as vehicles from graduates. An HCC graduate and a current student gave their perspective on what impact an education from HCC makes on their lives.

Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to participate in a wine pull and silent auction that included gift items from the local community, as well as from HCC faculty and staff. All proceeds from the gala will go toward the college’s advanced manufacturing and automotive programs.

For information about HCC’s Foundation, call 828-627-4544. For information about the HCC’s programs of study, call 828-627-2821.

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