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