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About Us

Founded in 1983, 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 alamancecc.edu.

About the Foundation

Executive Director: Ms. Carolyn Rhode

Number of Board Members: 30

Full Time Employees: 4

Part-Time Employees: 1

Foundation Staff Pictured Left:
(Standing) Barb Young, Executive Administrative Assistant; Carolyn Rhode, ACCF Executive Director; Andrea Edwards, Senior Accounting Technician.
(Seated) Stephanía Garzón, Special Projects Coordinator; Wendy Jennings, Office Assistant.

During 2022-2023, nearly 900 students received financial assistance from the ACC Foundation1:

  • 326 (223) low-income students received Foundation Scholarships, which are funded through unrestricted donations.
  • 11 (7) Faculty/Staff Grants were funded through unrestricted donations to support innovative ideas not traditionally funded by other resources.
  • 432 (559) students received named scholarships. Nearly all of these scholarships target low-income students.
  • 2 (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 (7) Alamance County high school graduates received academic­ based scholarships from the Foundation.
  • 42 (49) 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.
  • 11 (10) students served as Student Ambassadors.

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 Alumni & Friends Campaign
  • May: Celebration of Excellence/Distinguished Alumni
  • Fall: ACC Day
  • October: Donor Recipient Reception
  • November: Reinhartsen Run 5K Run/Walk


Jerry A. Bailey
Charlene Barrett
John Bellingham
Feraud Calixte
Charles Canaday
Ted Chandler
Jackie Cole
Susan Ezekiel
Yazmin Garcia Rico
Douglas Green
Doug Hargrove
Brad Harmon
Kelli Harrell
Charles R. Harris
Ami Hill
Tom Humphrey
Ed Hooks
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick
James Kirkpatrick
Ashley Lane
Brendle Leggett
Jesse Long
Christine Mathews
David Moore
Grover Moore
Jack R. Overacre, Jr.
Lisa Wills Thaller
Donald Von Hagen
Troy Woodard

Trustee Liaison

Dr. Roslyn Crisp
William P. Gomory

Faculty Representative

Erik Perel

Board Emeriti

Peter T. Blaetz
Vickie Byrd
Dr. Reid Dusenberry
Bill Gomory
Charles H. Harris
Reggie Lipscomb
James D. Moser, Jr.
Dr. Aaron Noble
Fairfax Reynolds
Sue Rich
Carl Steinbicker
Nancy Whitfield

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