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.

2020 ACCF Staff


About the Foundation

Executive Director: Ms. Carolyn Rhode

Number of Board Members: 32

Full Time Employees: 4

Part-Time Employees: 2

Foundation Staff Pictured Left:
(Seated) Barb Young, Executive Administrative Assistant; and Carolyn Rhode, ACCF Executive Director
(Standing) Natalie Miles, Special Projects Coordinator; Lecia Booe, Senior Accounting Technician; Wendy Jennings, Office Assistant; and Teresa Pittman, Grants



During 2020-2021, over 2,000 students received financial assistance or benefitted from enhanced educational experiences because of the generosity of ACC donors.

  • 173 low-income students received Foundation Scholarships, which are funded through unrestricted donations.
  • 307 students received named scholarships. Nearly all of these scholarships target low-income students.
  • 1,950 students benefited from innovative Faculty/ Staff Grant – funded projects.
  • 3 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.
  • 7 Alamance County high school graduates received academic­ based scholarships from the Foundation.
  • 44 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.
  • 10 students served as Student Abassadors.

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

1 Numbers do not add since many students benefit from more than one program.


Annual Events

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


Jerry A. Bailey
John Bellingham
Charles Canaday
Ted Chandler
Christopher Clemmons
Jackie Cole
John Currin
Susan Ezekiel
William P. Gomory
Douglas Green
Brenda Hampton
Doug Hargrove
Brad Harmon
Charles R. Harris
Ami Hill
Ed Hooks
Rachel Hughes
Jamie Killorin, Ed.D.
James Kirkpatrick
Martha Krall
Brendle Leggett
Reginald J. Lipscomb
Jesse Long
David Moore
Grover Moore
Vicki Moran
Aaron P. Noble, Jr., Ed.D.
Jack R. Overacre, Jr.
Fairfax Reynolds
Sue Rich
Leon Saul
Don Von Hagan

Trustee Liaison

Dr. Roslyn Crisp
William P. Gomory

Faculty Representative

Glenda Yount

Board Emeriti

Peter T. Blaetz
Vickie Byrd
Dr. Reid Dusenberry
Charles H. Harris
Jack R. Lindley
James D. Moser, Jr.
Virgil L. Stadler
Carl Steinbicker
Glendel Stephenson