Paint and Numbers: Innovation abounds at PASC

How do you study a graph if you can’t see it? That’s the problem that faced East Carolina University students Lee Brame and Regan Simmer, his tutor at the Pirate Academic Success Center. The solution, it turned out, was puffy paint. Brame lost his eyesight due to a hereditary disorder called retinitis pigmentosis. “They told …

Chancellor, wife pledge $1.23 million in gifts for student scholarships

Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher have pledged $1.23 million in gifts for the university’s ongoing efforts to provide increasing scholarship support to help deserving students in their pursuit of higher education. The honor of announcing the pledge, which takes the form of a blend of cash donations and …

Appalachian’s Jane Rex creates transfer success path

As director of the Office of Transfer Services at Appalachian State University, Jane Rex knows the frustrations, insecurities and obstacles that students coming into a large university can face. She knows because she once walked in their shoes. Neither of her parents had attended college, and even though she was a good student, no one …

GEAR UP Grant Awarded to Fayetteville State University to Help Prepare Students for Success in College

Fayetteville State University (FSU) will receive $8.2 million over the next seven years for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).  GEAR UP is funded by the US Department of Education and the purpose of the program is to prepare middle and high school students for college through academic preparation programs.  GEAR UP …

New Program Supports Students Pursuing Doctorates

A program that helps low-income and first-generation students is growing thanks to a $1.6 million federal grant. TRIO Programs at NC State will institute the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program to help students who wish to pursue their doctorates. The program, which officially begins Sunday, focuses on first-generation students, students with limited resources and …

WSSU introduces self-paced RN-BSN nursing program

Winston-Salem State University is launching a new self-paced program for registered nurses who are ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The competency-based education (CBE) program, which is completely online, will launch in January with a pilot of five students. WSSU is seeking applications through Oct. 15 for the initial cohort. The program is the first …

$1.25 MILLION GRANT TO BENEFIT SPECIAL EDUCATION DOCTORAL STUDENTS

A $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund five future UNC Charlotte special education Ph.D. students’ training in an important specialization in the field. Awarded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the grant builds on and intertwines with the Cato College of Education’s current programming in special education by preparing scholars to …

Cheatham-White Scholarship

Applications are now open for scholarships at two University of North Carolina incumbent institutions for incoming qualifying students to have the chance to get free tuition and expenses, plus an opportunity to study abroad.

Meet Winston, WSSU’s new virtual assistant

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), in collaboration with AdmitHub, is providing prospective students and their families with instant, 24/7 access to information through Winston, an artificial intelligence (AI) virtual assistant. In August, WSSU became the first HBCU and first college in North Carolina, to employ an AI virtual assistant to help prospective students successfully apply and enroll …

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