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NCC Announces Adult High School/High School Equivalency Graduation Speaker


Nash Community College’s Adult High School and High School Equivalency commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM in the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium. Rocky Mount native, Kevin Jones, will deliver the address.

Kevin Jones was the first in his family to attend college where he earned a degree in engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. After college graduation, he immediately began a career working in federal policy.

Jones is a dedicated advocate for education as president and founder of the BAC Scholarship Fund, an educational foundation that has helped dozens of local students pay for college and assisted hundreds more in improving reading literacy and preparing for the workforce.

The BAC Scholarship Fund is an annual scholarship program for graduating seniors in the Greater Rocky Mount community where children not only receive financial assistance for higher education but also gain trusted mentors along the way as they develop academically and professionally.

From 2014 to 2020, the BAC Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships and educational resources to students in Eastern NC while remaining engaged with students during and beyond their college years.

Since 2011, Jones has served full-time as a transportation specialist with the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has been recognized by the White House for his work in federal policy, and by WRAL News for his philanthropic endeavors related to higher education. Jones was unanimously selected as an inductee into Nash Central High School’s Hall of Fame.

The Adult High School and High School Equivalency ceremony will be held in the Nash Community College Business and Industry Center Brown Auditorium located at 522 N. Old Carriage Road in Rocky Mount. The event will be streamed live online at For more information, please visit or call 252-451-8235.