COA Ag program lands $25K grant


From staff reports

Sunday, December 31, 2017

College of The Albemarle has received a $25,000 grant to support its new agriculture program.

The COA Foundation received the $25,000 grant through the N.C. Community Foundation earlier this week, the college announced Friday. The funds were provided from the HCWGMW Endowment.

The HCWGMW Endowment is a donor-advised fund administered by the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation, which is an affiliate of the N.C. Community Foundation. The establishment of the endowment was announced in the spring of 2016. The fund provides grants to nonprofits offering human service programs in Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties.

COA plans to enroll its first students in the new agriculture program in the fall of 2018. The program has been designed as a two-year associate degree curriculum in partnership with N.C. State University, with an agreement being worked out to ensure that the COA courses transfer seamlessly into NCSU’s agriculture curriculum, according to information provided by COA.

“As the program of study curriculum is being finalized, the funds provided to the college will provide funding for infrastructure needs and allow COA to begin purchasing specialty equipment and technology specific to the program,” the community college stated Friday in a press release.

If you wish to make a gift in support of COA’s new agriculture program you may go online to www.albemarle.edu/give or call the COA Foundation at 252-335-0821, ext. 2265.