GREENSBORO – It’s no secret – enrollment in teacher education has declined markedly across North Carolina’s public universities over the past five years. Yet nearly all of us can name a teacher who made a difference in our lives. “I think we can all go back in our early years and pick out two or… READ MORE
GREENSBORO – The Piedmont Triad region’s future is in technology, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, transportation and nanoscience, according to North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Harold Martin. “We have core programs in those areas that are critical to the future of this region – and in my mind, critical to the state,” Martin says in… READ MORE
CHAPEL HILL – Aziz Sancar, the UNC-Chapel Hill scientist who just won the Nobel Prize in chemistry along with Duke scientist Paul Modrich, is paid $103,000 a year by the state. 1 And Silicon Valley venture capitalist Jim Goetz of Sequoia Capital recently told a Triangle audience that Stanford’s president isn’t looking to Harvard or… READ MORE
WINSTON-SALEM – Partnerships between the business world and academia take many, many forms. In the accompanying video, Susan Cameron, the President and CEO of Reynolds American, Inc., details one company’s reliance on higher education in North Carolina. Cameron describes Reynolds’ long relationship with agronomy research at NC State University, its support for scholarships at Winston-Salem… READ MORE
Engineers. Computer scientists. High-tech agriculture. Energy. Because it is an “applied” university, NC State helps fuel today’s North Carolina economy, Chancellor Randy Woodson says in the accompanying video. “Our students get jobs. They get meaningful jobs. And it translates into value to the economy,” Woodson says. In fact, NC State pumps $6.5 billion a year… READ MORE
At a forum co-sponsored by Higher Education Works and the Harvard Club of the Research Triangle, NC Community College System President Scott Ralls describes the historic connection between education and economic development in North Carolina. “We had a governor back in the 1950s who had two crazy ideas – one was to create a major… READ MORE
By Gary M. Green President, Forsyth Technical Community College WINSTON-SALEM – In 2008, North Carolina, and the entire country, entered the most difficult economic period since the Great Depression. 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
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (Feb. 18, 2015) – Higher education pumps $63.5 billiona year and more than 1 million jobs into North Carolina’s economy, according to an independent economic group’s analysis released today. The study of the state’s public and private universities and community colleges found that the University of North Carolina system contributes almost $28 billion and more… READ MORE
David Morken is the Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, headquartered on NC State University’s Centennial Campus. In an interview, Morken discusses why the company moved from Utah to North Carolina and the importance of the state’s public universities to its success.
David Morken, Co-Founder and CEO of rapidly growing mobile phone provider Bandwidth, discusses community colleges as the “unsung heroes” of higher education in North Carolina.