DURHAM â Fourteen students at Durham Tech already have one foot on a university campus. Literally. When applicants fall just short of admission standards at NC Central University, NCCU doesn’t write them off. Â Under a 2014 agreement with Durham Tech, the university invites selected applicants to join a program called Eagle Connect. The students pay… READ MORE
Much-Needed Construction, Repair and Renovation to Begin at all 58 Colleges RALEIGH (March 16, 2016) â North Carolina voters approved Tuesdayâs $2 billion bond referendum with nearly two-thirds supporting the infrastructure projects, including $350 million designated for North Carolinaâs 58 community colleges. The vote marks the initial step in the first major infusion of capital… READ MORE
If voters approve on March 15, North Carolinaâs community colleges plan to use proceeds from the Connect NC bond package to help students fill jobs in each community they serve. The $2 billion bond proposal includes $350 million for construction, repairs and renovations at the stateâs 58 community colleges.1 Â State officials stress that no tax… READ MORE
By Gary M. Green President, Forsyth Technical Community College WINSTON-SALEM â In 2008, North Carolina, and the entire country, entered the most difficult economic period since the Great Depression.Â The colleges of the North Carolina Community College System were called upon to step up to the challenge — to stretch their capacity, to provide training… READ MORE
BOONE â With word that NC Community College System President Scott Ralls will leave his post next fall to head a 75,000-student college in Virginia, the systemâs former president says Ralls will be difficult to replace. âHis loss to North Carolina is great,â H. Martin Lancaster, who headed the community college system from 1997-2008, said… READ MORE
David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, discusses community colleges as the âunsung heroesâ of higher education in North Carolina.
Former GlaxoSmithKline CEO and Chairman Robert Ingram feels that North Carolina Community College graduates are well-prepared for the stateâs ever-growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing job market. Ingram explains that this was an integral factor in Glaxoâs decision to site and grow their Zebulon, NC production facility. He notes that schools like Wake Technical Community College… READ MORE