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COA Alumni

As a COA graduate, you’re a valued asset.

We want to keep you informed and connected to your alma mater.

COA Alumni Association Membership

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Membership includes invitations to Alumni events, news and information from the Alumni Association and the college, discounts to COA events and local businesses as well connection to fellow alumni, networking opportunities, access to COA campus resources such as computers, library and career services and much more.

Memberships fees are $15 annually for an individual, $100 for an Individual Lifetime Membership or $200 for a Family Lifetime Membership.

For more information about Alumni Association Membership or the COA Alumni Association, email [email protected].

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Board Members

Deborah Malenfant moved to Elizabeth City with her family when she was four. She grew up in Elizabeth City and considers herself a local. She is a proud product of the local public school system and community college system. She has an associate degree from COA, a Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations from Old Dominion University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

Deborah has worked in numerous small businesses throughout her career, most notably the City Wine Sellar, Bakery and Deli in downtown Elizabeth City. She currently serves as Executive Director of Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. (ECDI). The non-profit’s goal is to beautify and revitalize downtown Elizabeth City, while maintaining its historic integrity.

Jessica Shreaves was born in Elizabeth City, raised in Kill Devil Kills where she graduated from Manteo High School in 2005. She served in the United States Navy from 2007-2012. During her time serving she moved to Elizabeth City where she has resided for the past 15 years. Jessica has 3 degrees from COA, Associates in Applied Science, Medical Administration, Human Services and Healthcare Business. Maintaining the Dean’s list throughout her years with COA.During her schooling here at COA she worked in the Ophthalmology field for 7 years. And currently a Marketing Manager for a local real estate office, Water Street Real Estate Group. Very involved in the community as she attends Chamber of Commerce events, supporting businesses in the community and helping the COA Alumni Association as their Vice President reach their goals.Jessica has a dog, Finn, and a 14 year old son, Devon. Who is a starting football player at Northeastern High School and a competitive dirt bike racer.

Wendy Brickhouse retired from COA as the Director of Human Resources in November 2019 after 31 years. Wendy graduated from COA with an Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration, May 1987 and Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, May 1993.

While attending COA, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Fraternity, and served as the Secretary.

Wendy and her husband, Kevin, have two sons.