Nash Community College has hired an alumnus to lead its alumni outreach.
Melissa Sykes of Nashville was named the college’s coordinator of Alumni and Annual Programs earlier this month.
Sykes joins Nash Community College from Louisburg College, where she served in the Financial Aid department. In her role, she will be responsible for driving alumni engagement and coordinating NCC Foundation activities and annual programs.
“With experience in higher education, financial aid and service to her own alumni associations, Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to Nash Community College,” NCC Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement Pat Ellis Daniels said. “As a result, the college plans to offer more alumni programs and reach out to alumni near and far,”
Sykes graduated from Nash Community College with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. She transferred to N.C. Wesleyan College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies, later graduating from Capella University with a master’s degree in Human Services.
“Nearly 90 percent of our graduates remain in Nash County,” Daniels said. “We want to connect with them regularly and share their successes with current students and fellow alumni.”
Alumni are encouraged to participate in its 24th annual Student Scholarship Golf Classic on Oct. 10 at Benvenue Country Club. Visit www.facebook.com/nccalumni for more information about the Alumni Association or contact Sykes at 252-451-8230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.