Ignite Davie: How Davidson-Davie Community College is firing up opportunities for high school graduates

by | Oct 25, 2022

In fall 2018, Darrin Hartness, then freshly named president of Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC), was talking with a local businessman. They were both struck by a challenge in Davie County: A large number of students graduating from high school didn’t have plans for what to do next.

So, they started dreaming up a plan to answer one big question:

“What would it look like for us to have a program to ensure that every student that graduated from high school in this community — whether it’s public high school or home school — would not have to worry about tuition and fees and would have a book stipend to go to college?” Hartness said.

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