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COA Connects with Alumni Across Elizabeth City

College of The Albemarle (COA) continues reconnecting with alumni. Dr. Lyndasu Wynegar is overjoyed with the amount of COA graduates she has met since the start of her COA Alumni Connect community outreach initiative, which began in March.

L.D.’s Clip Joint & Mohr and Jason A. Banks Family Cosmetic Implant Dentistry were among recent visits the end of April and first of May.

Jessica Kahl and Ashley Needham were caught by surprise with the visit while giving haircuts at L.D.’s Clip Joint & Mohr. Both individuals were given a lapel pin to congratulate them on their success in the workforce. Needham is a 2018 graduate and is excited to enter into the profession right away. Kahl shared that she is the third generation of cosmetologists in her family. She learned from her mom, “If you do what you love, you won’t have to work a day in your life.”

COA’s Cosmetology program focuses on developing each student into a stylist and to grow and train them for a leading service profession specializing in customer satisfaction. The college is proud to see its graduates serve our local communities.

Another surprise visit was made to Jason A. Banks Dentistry, where alumni Dr. Jason Banks and Meredith Woolard were greeted by Wynegar. Both graduated from local high schools, attended their local community college (COA) and now work to serve their local community. Banks serves on the Camden County School Board and is a Little League Baseball coach. When advocating for COA, he said, “COA is a good choice to begin your studies as you figure out what it is you want to do, without a major monetary commitment.”

COA Alumni Connect is a mission to build relationships with local businesses and reconnect with its alumni. Community colleges may not be traditional in focusing on building alumni chapters however, the number of local graduates make this an exciting possibility for COA.