Angela Williams, cosmetology department chair and instructor with Halifax Community College, along with her current class of cosmetology students, donated wigs to the Vidant North Hospital Oncology Unit Monday.
The wigs were styled by the students.
A press release today from the college tells more about the program which includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.
Recently, Janet Dixon made a large donation of wigs, extensions and other accessories for hair design.
These donations will save students from having to purchase their own wigs to practice on, and the students can clean, trim and style the wigs and donate them back to oncology patients.
HCC’s students practice their skills on campus to prepare for the state board examination.
Modessa Boone, a supporter of HCC and the community, recently passed away. She was an advocate for the students of HCC through her regular patronage of the arts and the cosmetology program.
She was very proud of the students in the cosmetology program and took a personal interest in their success.
Her support included referring clients to the program and continuing to support students once they graduated in their job placement.
She grew up in Halifax County and graduated from Ralph J. Bunch High School in Weldon. After graduating, she moved to New York where she worked in law enforcement for 35 years, retiring in 1995 after achieving the rank of lieutenant.
Her family recently set up the Modessa Boone Cosmetology Scholarship to ensure that students who may not be able to afford to attend HCC are able to attend.
Those interested in the HCC cosmetology program are encouraged to call the college at 252-536-4144 or go to the website at halifaxcc.edu.