NCC president stresses need for more adult education – Rocky Mount Telegram

Nash County Community College President Lew Hunnicutt recently told the Rocky Mount City Council of his belief in a need to provide educational opportunities to more people between 25 and 44 years old who want to improve themselves in life.

“We have been neglectful and not purposely, but we’ve been neglectful,” Hunnicutt said of people in that age range.

Hunnicutt said while people in the 25 to 44 range only comprise 25 percent of NCC’s enrollment, given the fact people in the 25 to 44 range comprise a high percentage of those living in Nash County, “that’s unforgivable that we’ve not addressed it before now.”

“We are undertaking a program now where we are going to engage, recruit, retain, graduateū and make successful as many adult learners as possible,” Hunnicutt told the City Council.

He told the City Council members if they look at Nash County — whose population