Alamance Community College

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Alamance Community College
Type Public
Established 1958
Chairman Mr. Jerry Bailey
President Dr. Algie Gatewood
Location Haw River, North Carolina, United States

Alamance Community College is a community college located in Graham, NC with a secondary campus located in Burlington, NC, serving the area of Alamance County, NC. It was established in 1958 as part of a statewide system known as industrial education centers. [1]


The initiation of a statewide system of industrial education centers was begun in 1957 by the allocation of funds by the North Carolina General Assembly. In 1959, the NC General Assembly officially designated this type of vocational school as an industrial education center. Under new legislation enacted in 1963, the administration of this industrial education center was transferred to the [North Carolina State Board of Education], Department of Community Colleges. [2]

In 1964, the name of the institution was changed to Technical Institute of Alamance. Also in 1964, the college was given authority to award the Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.). Governor Robert W. Scott announced the donation of 48 acres (190,000 m2) of land to the college during September 1971, allowing for the construction of a new campus building. [3]

Alamance Community College purchased the former Glenhope School in 1977, renovated it, and renamed it the Burlington Campus of the Technical Institute of Technology. It served mostly as a location of continuing education courses. In 1979, the board of trustees changed the name of the college to Technical College of Alamance. [4]

The college became known as its present-day name of Alamance Community College in 1988. It opened a new shop building during 1985 on the Haw River campus. In June 1996, the college constructed a science and technology building on the main campus in Graham, NC. [5]

In 2006, Alamance Community College officially became the home of an extensive historical collection of papers and records belonging to the family of Governor Robert W. Scott.

In July 2012, the college graduated a record number (821) of students.


Alamance Community College was originally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969. The accreditation was reaffirmed in December 1973, December 1983, December 1993, December 2003, December 2013.

College information[edit]

Alamance Community College offers independent study programs and internship connections to its students as alternatives for increasing the breadth and depth of the academic instruction and career training.

Board of Trustees (2015-16)[edit]

Alamance Community College's Board of Trustees:

Jerry A. Bailey—Chair; Catherine R. Smith—Vice Chair; Dr. Roslyn Crisp; Dwight M. Davidson III; Dr. G. Reid Dusenberry III; Julie Scott Emmons; Douglas P. Fincannon; Dr. Richard N. Fisher; William P. Gomory; Dan W. Ingle; Nancy M. Rosborough; Catherine R. Smith; Carl Steinbicker; Blake E. Williams; and Heidi R. Garcia, ACC student trustee, appointed May 2015

Pop Culture[edit]

In the 1988 film Bull Durham, set in nearby Durham, NC, the character of Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) tells Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) that she teaches "part time at Alamance Jr. College. English 101, and Beginning Composition!"

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Coordinates: 36°04′01″N 79°21′26″W / 36.0668299°N 79.3571161°W / 36.0668299; -79.3571161