Higher Expectations for Performance

In crafting the Strategic Plan, shared goals were established for moving education in the state forward, and leadership at each university worked to define specific goals based on institutional plans and priorities. The agreements make up a pact to achieve individually-defined metrics for each institution.

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 …

UNCG partners with Guilford County Schools on $1.4 million grant for arts education

UNCG is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to help public school teachers use the arts more effectively, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The Professional Development for Arts Educators grant will fund the Guilford County Schools Arts Integration Academy (GCS-AIA), a partnership between GCS, UNCG and a community …

College of Education at N.C. A&T Awarded $1.7 Million Department of Health and Human Services Grant

The College of Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been awarded a $1.7 million grant to increase the number of professional mental health counselors who serve rural communities in North Carolina. The award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will support the project, “Enhancing Behavioral Health and Primary …

ECU’s College of Nursing offers new Master of Nursing Science concentration

A new online program launched this semester by ECU’s College of Nursing is poised to help the region address its shortage of mental health care professionals. Graduates of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program will earn a Master of Nursing Science (MSN) degree or a post-master’s certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. According …

WSSU breaks ground on $53 million sciences building

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) broke ground on a $53.3 million sciences building during a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 15. “We’ve been waiting for this building for a very long time,” said Elwood L. Robinson, WSSU’s chancellor. “I know many of our science faculty have been waiting for it, and they are elated and delighted because …

Getting Innovative

ECU, NC State, N.C. A&T and UNC Greensboro join prestigious NSF I-Corps program The University of North Carolina as a system has championed innovation and new start-ups for years, and four constituent institutions – East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at …

Setting a Direction

Faculty, students, public weigh in on the new NCSSM-Morganton campus Michael Martine describes his experience as an alumnus of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as “Hogwarts, before Hogwarts was ever written about.” Instead of spells and potions that the fictional Harry Potter was taught, Martine learned about science and computers with his …

New Way of Learning

ECU’s youngest students ready for Lab School East Carolina University’s youngest students got their first look inside the ECU Lab School during open house on Aug. 24. “I love it, everything,” exclaimed fourth-grader Breanna Daniels after seeing her new classroom. The scene was repeated over and over — families touring the school, students entering their …

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 …

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