College of The Albemarle
On Dec. 4, COA receives accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
On Feb. 17, a groundbreaking ceremony is held on Highway 17 North for the “new” COA campus.
In November, COA opens the Chowan County Adult Education Center in Edenton to help improve literacy in the region.
On Sep. 21, COA restores and erects the “College of The Albemarle” arch from the “Old Hospital Campus” in Riverside at the entrance of the Elizabeth City Campus.
On April 19, a press conference was held at the Currituck Regional Airport to announce the cooperative partnership of Currituck County and COA to build the Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center in Currituck County.
In September 2011, both Pasquotank County and the city of Elizabeth City commemorated the college’s 50th anniversary with proclamations celebrating COA Anniversary Week – Sep. 18 to 24, 2011 and COA Day – Sep. 21, 2011.
On March 8, a ground breaking ceremony was held in Currituck County for the college’s Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center.
COA’s Community Auditorium in Elizabeth City is rebranded as the Performing Arts Center.
On Aug. 2, COA cut the ribbon on their Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center, a state-of-the-art, 37,000 square-foot facility. This project was in partnership with Currituck County.
The Strategic Transition in Education Progression Center (STEP Center) opens to assist Associate Degree Nursing graduates begin work toward their bachelor’s degree in nursing.
On April 9, COA and Currituck County receive the prestigious Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award by the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. This marks the first time in State Board’s history that a partnership between a college and a county government was selected.
The Welding Lab on the Elizabeth City Campus is completely renovated and a ribbon cutting ceremony is held.
In June, COA adopted its Strategic Plan for 2016-2021. The plan includes three strategic focus areas of Engage, Transform and Invest.
In June, COA celebrated nine members of the inaugural class of the President’s Leadership Academy. The program included two book studies and an all-day meeting once a month. Several guest speakers visited the campus from other community colleges as well as from the North Carolina Community College System.
In September, COA was among nine other North Carolina community colleges, led by Central Carolina, that have been awarded a $9.2 million First in the World Grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
On Oct. 29, College of The Albemarle revealed their new college brand – including a new logo and tag line to students, faculty, staff and community members.