Thirty-Four N.C. A&T Students Selected for Exclusive TMCF Leadership Institute

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has selected 34 talented North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students to attend the largest, talent and professional development recruiting conference for students of publicly-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) at the award-winning 19th Annual Leadership Institute presented by Wells Fargo. Read …

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Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students

Students who transfer to Appalachian State University find support programs tailored to promote their success — including opportunities to connect with Faculty Transfer Mentors — through the university’s Office of Transfer Services. This fall, 1,449 new transfer students — 1,230 on Appalachian’s main campus and 219 App State Online enrollees — joined the Mountaineer population. …

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UNC System Interim President Bill Roper Issues Statement on East Carolina University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 26, 2019   CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC System Interim President Bill Roper released the following statement regarding East Carolina University:   “East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach has submitted his resignation, effective immediately, which I have accepted. I believe that this action is in the best interests of the entire …

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Forging connections across the Carolinas – one greenway, trail and waterway at a time

Nestled off a quiet street of attractive suburban homes in Waxhaw, there’s a quarter-mile trail in the woods along the Twelve Mile Creek.  Near the end of a stone stairway is a striking sight: A 160-foot suspension bridge connecting Waxhaw, North Carolina, and Indian Trail, South Carolina. You can embrace the bridge’s wobbles during the …

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UNC System Chief Academic Officer Kim Van Noort recognizes collaboration between ECSU and ECU

October 24, 2019 Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina System Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Kimberly van Noort released the following statement: “East Carolina University and Elizabeth City State University are collaborating with the private sector on ways to support the growing needs of aerospace manufacturing in Eastern …

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NC is rapidly growing. Where are our new residents moving from?

North Carolina’s population has grown by 848,000 new residents, or 8.9%, since the 2010 Census, rising to 10.4 million residents as of 2018. The state’s annual growth slowed during the Great Recession of 2008 and subsequent recovery period but began to accelerate mid-decade. Since 2015, North Carolina has averaged more than 110,000 new residents each …

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Adjunct Research Professor Alyson Fleming Leads $836,031 NSF Grant Team to Study Historical Blue and Fin Whale Data

Alyson Fleming, adjunct research professor of biology and marine biology, has received an $836,031 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of ecosystem changes on Antarctic blue and fin whale populations. In the early 1900s, commercial whaling began in Antarctic waters, and in less than 70 years, populations were reduced from thousands to only …

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Putting in the effort is the key to not having student loan debt

It’s a typical beautiful, sunny and hot eastern North Carolina summer day. While many students are enjoying their time off from school, Caitlin Palmer has her lab coat on inside the Science and Technology building, teaching chemistry to undergraduates. Palmer graduated from East Carolina University with degrees in chemistry and biochemistry in May, so the …

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Appalachian guarantees admission to qualifying high school seniors in 11 NC GEAR UP school districts

Current seniors in 11 Western North Carolina high school districts who meet specific academic requirements and submit an application by Friday, Nov. 1, are guaranteed admission to Appalachian State University through a newly announced program called GEAR UP Guarantee. Appalachian’s GEAR UP Guarantee is a collaboration between the university and the region’s 11 Gaining Early …

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