College Free Application Week 2019

CFNC.org Helps Students Navigate the Busy Season High school students in all 100 counties have built dreams around future careers and intellectual ambitions. The North Carolina Countdown to College runs throughout October, motivating high school seniors to turn those dreams into action. The North Carolina Countdown to College is a month-long push to encourage graduating …

UNC Charlotte, Central Piedmont announce innovative co-admission program

49erNext, an initiative between UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College, will create a seamless pathway for individuals who want to start a degree at the two-year institution and complete it at UNC Charlotte.  Distinguishing 49erNext from similar, existing transfer programs between the two institutions is “proactive advising.” 49erNext students will be eligible to transfer …

New agreement smooths transition for SCC graduates to attend WCU

Leaders of Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College met Tuesday, Oct. 1, to sign a memorandum of understanding that guarantees admission to WCU for all SCC graduates who satisfy criteria spelled out in the document. With a flourish of pen strokes, WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and SCC President Don Tomas established the Catamount …

UNC System Launches Statewide Affordable Education Campaign

October 1, 2019 CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the coming weeks, North Carolina residents will hear a lot more about the low cost of a college education in the state. On October 1, 2019, the UNC System launches a statewide, multimedia campaign to promote North Carolina’s public higher education affordability.  The campaign will specifically target disadvantaged communities …

Portraits of Opportunity

Three Students Discuss the Impact of NC Promise As NC Countdown to College begins next week, students across the state are busy contemplating their options. Staff with the College Foundation of North Carolina are gearing up to help students complete residency forms, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms, and college applications during free …

Facilities Management establishes UNC System’s first apprenticeship program

UNC Charlotte’s Facilities Management (FM) Department recently became the first in the UNC System to offer an apprenticeship program for trade careers. Through ApprenticeshipNC, Tierah “Tee” Coleman, a Charlotte native, and Kevin Gibbs, relocating from Louisiana, were hired as the inaugural class of electrical apprentices. Apprentices have the unique opportunity to be hired as full-time …

UNCP awarded $1M STEM grant

The number of students enrolling in upper division STEM-related programs at UNC Pembroke has increased nearly three times faster than the increase in total upper division enrollment in the last five years. Those numbers are expected to continue climbing thanks in part to a $999,978 S-STEM (Scholarships in STEM) grant from the National Science Foundation. …

School of Health Sciences receives $147,000 grant to launch fall prevention program

Winston-Salem State University’s School of Health Sciences (SOHS) has received a three-year, $147,000 federal grant that will create an educational and training program that aims to reduce the risk of falling and safeguard the independence of older adults. “Falls can significantly impact the health of older residents, with millions of older adults treated in emergency …

ECSU and Community Officials Celebrate STEM Complex Grand Opening

A flyover by Elizabeth City State University chief flight instructor, James Young, kicked off the grand opening ceremony of the STEM Complex Monday, Aug. 12. As Young soared overhead, ECSU officials were joined by Elizabeth City government and community leaders celebrating the beginning of a new chapter for the state-of-the-art facility. “Today, we celebrate the …

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