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NCC Honors Steve Felton with Outstanding Alumnus Award

Nash Community College has selected Steven D. “Steve” Felton of Rocky Mount as the recipient of the 2013 Nash Community College Outstanding Alumnus Award. The award recognizes the achievements of past graduates and provides inspiration for current students of Nash Community College. Felton was recognized and presented an honorary degree by NCC President Dr. Bill Carver during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 17th.

Steve Felton studied Business Administration at Nash Technical College from 1981 until 1983. As a student, he was a leader in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Organization and was named Who’s Who in American Community and Junior Colleges. He continued his education at North Carolina Wesleyan College earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration.

Felton was honored as Nash Community College’s 1991 PBL “Business Person of the Year” at the state and local levels recognizing his achievements in the business community. In 2005, he joined the NCC Foundation Board of Directors and along with his family established the Steven D. Felton Business Scholarship Fund to reflect their commitment to providing educational opportunities for the citizens of the Nash/Rocky Mount area.

Felton joined Ameriprise Financial in August 1985 working in Nash, Edgecombe, Pitt, Franklin, Wake and surrounding counties. He has received professional achievement recognition for superior service including Hall of Fame recipient, Circle of Success recipient and Mercury Award recipient as a Financial Advisor and is a member of the Diamond Ring Club.

His community leadership has made a significant impact through his service on Nash Community College’s Foundation Board of Directors as Chair of the 2009-2010 Nash Community College Foundation Annual Campaign and serving as the NCC Foundation Board President in 2010-11. He is actively involved on Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors, and his church, contributing to the betterment of the community.

Felton and his wife, Sandra, have two adult children, Rachel and Daniel. Steve Felton is a testament to the quality of instruction and achievements of Nash Community College.