Founded in 1984, the priorities of the ACC Foundation are providing scholarship and financial aid to students, providing funding for professional development activities for faculty and staff, and establishing endowments to provide for future growth and instructional chairs.

The Foundation assists hundreds of students annually with scholarships and financial aid so that they are able to have access to a college education. Professional development funds from the Foundation help pay for faculty and staff continuing education and memberships in professional organizations.

For more information about Alamance Community College, visit www.alamancecc.edu.

ACC Foundation Employees


About the Foundation

Executive Director: Ms. Carolyn Rhode

Number of Board Members: 30

Full Time Employees: 4

Part-Time Employees: 2

Foundation Staff Pictured Left: (L-R) 1st Row: Carolyn Rhode, Executive Director; Natalie B. Miles, Executive Administrative Assistant; Middle Row: Barb Young, Administrative Assistant; Back Row: Lecia Booe, Senior Accounting Technician; Suellyn Dalton, ACC Grant Writer.



During 2018-2019, nearly 900 students received financial assistance from the ACC Foundation: 1 2

  • 116 (281) low-income students received Foundation Scholarships, which are funded through unrestricted donations.
  • 636 (474) students received named scholarships.  Nearly all of these scholarships target low income students.
  • 61 (75) student workers received a portion of their wages from the Foundation.
  • 14 (14) ACC High School Equivalency or Adult High School graduates took advantage of the Foundation’s gift to them of a voucher toward a free college level class.
  • 6 (6) Alamance County high school graduates received academic-based scholarships from the Foundation.
  • 26 (20) students received support to participate in the CSTEP (Carolina transfer) program.
  • 58 (83) students received Foundation student distress funds to tide them over in the face of a one-time emergency situation that would have prevented them from graduating.
  • 14 (14) students served as Student Ambassadors.

Hundreds more students benefited from training received by ACC instructors and staff funded through the ACC Foundation.

Numbers do not add since many students benefit from more than one program.
2 Numbers in parentheses represent 2018-2019.


Annual Events

  • February: Annual Phonathon
  • May: Celebration of Excellence/Distinguished Alumni
  • August: ACC Day
  • September: Return to the Classroom
  • October: Donor Recipient Reception
  • November: Reinhartsen Run 5K Run/Walk


Jerry A. Bailey
John Bellingham
Peter T. Blaetz
Charles Canaday
Ted Chandler
Christopher Clemmons
Jackie Cole
John Currin
William P. Gomory
Brenda Hampton
Doug Hargrove
Brad Harmon
Charles R. Harris
Ami Hill
Ed Hooks
James Kirkpatrick
Reginald J. Lipscomb
Jesse Long
Celine Meador
David Moore
Grover Moore
Vicki Moran
Aaron P. Noble, Jr., Ed.D.
Jack R. Overacre, Jr.
Fairfax Reynolds
Sue Rich
Leon Saul
Rick Smith
Kathleen Treadwell
Don Von Hagan

Trustee Liaison

Dr. Reid Dusenberry
Senator Anthony E. Foriest

Faculty Representative

Marian Anders

Board Emeriti

Vickie Byrd
Charles H. Harris
Geraldine M. Horton
Jack R. Lindley
James D. Moser, Jr.
Virgil L. Stadler
Carl Steinbicker
Glendel Stephenson