COA-Dare announces major gift by Twiddy & Company Realtors to name the new Student Success Center

By on December 22, 2020

Pictured (left to right): Amy Alcocer, executive director, COA Foundation; Miles Christian Daniels, head of corporate communications, Twiddy & Company Realtors; and Dr. Jack Bagwell, president, College of The Albemarle, pictured outside of the Professional Arts Building located at COA-Dare.

College of The Albemarle

College of The Albemarle (COA) Foundation is excited to announce a donation for the recently launched emerging capital campaign that will secure the naming of the student center within the new campus building at COA-Dare.

The major gift, provided by Twiddy & Company Realtors, will name the Student Success Center at COA-Dare the “Twiddy & Company Student Success Center.” The center, located on the first floor of the new building, will be the hub for COA students to access resources for financial aid, academic advising, and tutoring.

“On behalf of the working family of Twiddy & Company, our hope is that this commitment-in partnership with so many others-will help create and sustain a future generation of business leaders who will, in their efforts, enrich the lives of everyone who enjoys our community,” said Clark Twiddy, president, Twiddy & Company Realtors.

“I am thrilled with the way in which the COA Foundation emerging capital campaign has kicked off,” said Amy Alcocer, executive director, COA Foundation. “Through these generous gifts, COA will be able to outfit the spaces with the very best equipment, technology and other items that our students need, and deserve. I am so very thankful for the donors in the communities we serve who have been receptive of the capital campaign and the Foundation’s ongoing fundraising efforts.”

COA Foundation’s emerging capital campaign is to raise a goal of $1.2 million dollars for furniture, fixtures, equipment and future programs, for new building construction at COA-Dare and COA-Currituck. For more information campaign, contact Amy Alcocer at 252-335-0821, ext. 2263 or



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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