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COA Alumni Association Takes Off

Elizabeth City — College of The Albemarle (COA) Foundation held its second Alumni Association meeting on June 17, 2019. At the meeting, the interest group agreed to develop a formal association. Mr. Robert Pippen, member of the Board of Trustees and former COA student, was nominated to serve as president of the Alumni Association Board.

Mr. Pippen shared that he is excited about serving on the association’s board. “The Board has planted the seed, added some water, and is now ready for some sunshine in the form of fantastic members for the association to grow.”

The interest group identified additional prospects to serve as officers and plan to elect officers at their next meeting. The Foundation did a soft launch to announce its Alumni Association Membership and it is now available for members’ use.

To become a member, individuals are encouraged to visit our alumni page to sign up. COA alumni are encouraged to join the association. An annual membership is $15 or a lifetime membership is $100. Alumni Association members receive a quarterly newsletter, discounts on ticket purchases to Foundation events, access to resources at the newly renovated Charles H. Ward Library and Knowledge Commons and a discount card for use at businesses in the seven-county service area. Businesses participating include Albemarle Audiology, Albemarle Lanes, Colony Tire, Dairy Queen, Elizabethan Gardens, eyecarecenter, Firehouse Subs, Itza Boutza Pizza, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Montero’s Restaurant, OBX Bowling and Van’s Pizza House.

For more information on COA’s Alumni Chapter, or if you’re interested in being featured on the Alumni Discount Card, contact the Foundation at 252-335-0821 ext. 2263, or by email at