Serving the Underserved

UNC medical programs encourage graduates to serve in state’s rural areas Imagine driving nearly an hour or 60 to 70 miles along backroads just for a simple checkup at the doctor. For many North Carolinians, basic healthcare is a major issue – and even more dire in an emergency situation. State lawmakers and healthcare officials …

ECSU Launches First Fully Online Degree Program

 Elizabeth City State University has launched its first, fully online degree program, offering students a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The new Interdisciplinary Studies program is a flexible, cutting-edge program designed with 21st century learners in mind, according to program coordinator, Dr. Charles Reed. “It will allow students who cannot, for whatever reason, enroll in …

UNCG announces new co-admission programs

UNCG has announced two new co-admission agreements with Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and Alamance Community College (ACC) to facilitate degree completion and bolster student success by improving access to undergraduate and graduate educational resources, university facilities and support systems. Unlike other traditional four-year, community college co-admission agreements, the UNCG-GTCC-ACC partnerships are unique: the GTCC “G²” …

UNC Asheville Now Offers Tours On Demand with Spanish-language Option

UNC Asheville’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid now offers campus tours on demand each weekday, with personalized meetings with admissions counselors and student ambassadors. Tours in Spanish will be available at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesday and at 2 p.m. on Fridays. “As a public liberal arts university, we prioritize close-knit relationships with …

Cheatham-White Scholarship program established at NCCU and NC A&T

CHAPEL HILL – Students will soon be able to apply for the Cheatham-White Scholarship, a newly established merit-based scholarship program for incoming freshmen attending North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University or North Carolina Central University beginning in the fall of 2018. The program will provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional …

UNCG hosts college readiness camp for Latino high school students

Sixty-one Latino high school students from across the state traveled to Greensboro last week to take part in UNCG CHANCE (Campamento Hispano Abriendo Nuestro Camino a la Educación/Hispanic Camp Opening the Path to Education), a three-day, intensive college readiness experience. Students attended classes taught by UNCG faculty, participated in cultural activities, learned about financial aid …

Double the degree

3+2 Dual Degree partnerships give students opportunities for two STEM diplomas To meet the ever-growing demands of highly trained workers in STEM disciplines in North Carolina, North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering has created a program that will allow students to get two STEM-related degrees in partnership with three other UNC system institutions. And …

Education, workforce development in North Carolina energized by $2.7 million in Duke Energy grants

Duke Energy is continuing its commitment to students and the workforce of the future by investing $2.7 million in more than 70 education and training initiatives across North Carolina. The 2017 grants, from the Duke Energy Foundation, will enhance educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), childhood reading proficiency and workforce development. “Our …

Getting in GEAR

GEAR UP funding helps NC school districts provide access to students seeking to go to college One of the educators who attended the GEAR UP North Carolina summit of educators last month told more than 100 people in attendance that she was barely able to fill out all of the financial aid paperwork for her …

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