Media Center


The UNC Media Center provides central access to all published feature stories, system news, and press releases. Our archive holds a great deal of information about the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Feature Stories

We’re proud of the work of our 17 campuses and affiliate institutions in providing the best possible instruction, research, and outreach to benefit the state and beyond. Take a look at some of the stories highlighting system accomplishments, initiatives, and people.

Across the System News

Read news from across the UNC system that reflects institutional priorities.

Press Releases

View our most recent announcements and access the press release archives.


Call or email the Communications staff to submit a media inquiry or interview request or ask us about a story published on our website.

Top Stories

Dr. Greg Lester, executive director of academic advising and student success at Appalachian State University, outside the Office of Student Success. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Student success at Appalachian — early intervention is key

Appalachian State University

As an undergraduate student, Greg Lester was falling behind at the University of Kentucky (UK) in the 1990s.

Dr. Greg Lester ’98 M.A., executive director of academic advising and student success at Appalachian State University, said... more

GearUp NC Virtual Tours


Virtual Reality Improves College Access

The university campus tour is a generations-old rite of passage for eager—and nervous—high school students who have their sights set on the horizon as they prepare to leave the nest.

Imagine... more

Latest News

Cutting the ribbon at the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences are, from left, Appalachian Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Darrell Kruger; Student Government Association President DeJon Milbourne; Appalachian Regional Healthcare System CEO Chuck Mantooth; Dr. Marie Huff, dean of the Beaver College of Health Sciences; Tom Lawrence, executive director of the Leon Levine Foundation; University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings; Appalachian State University Chancellor Dr. Sheri Everts; N.C. Ho

App State cuts ribbon on first Connect NC Bond-funded project

Appalachian State University cut the ribbon on the Connect NC Bond’s first completed project on Friday, Sept. 21. The Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences building was completed on time and on budget.


CCCC President Dr. T. Eston Marchant (left) and UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

UNCW and Central Carolina Community College Partner on "Pathway to Excellence" Program

Central Carolina Community College and The University of North Carolina Wilmington have agreed to a partnership called the Pathway to Excellence Program.


Jameerah Ali in Thailand

NCCU Student Named White House Initiative Scholar

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) junior business major Jameerah...


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