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NCC Celebrates 54 Years

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Nash Community College students, faculty and staff celebrated the college’s 54th birthday on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 with two campuswide receptions.

In 1957, the Community College Act was passed by the North Carolina Legislature providing an avenue for local governing bodies to establish an institution in their own communities. In 1967, the first Board of Trustees of the “Nash County Technical Institute Unit” was appointed and the college’s first president, Jack Ballard, was hired. Nash Technical Institution was established on September 7 the same year.

Pictured from left: NCC President Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, with President Emeritus Dr. J. Reid Parrott, Jr., second president of the college. Dr. Parrott was named president of Nash Technical Institute in 1980 and served in that capacity until his retirement from Nash Community College in 1999.