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.
Former Charlotte Mayor Richard Vinroot extols the impact of higher education in the Charlotte region.* Coach Dean Smith was my college coach, and a hero of mine and many others. His recent death brought to mind his words, “You should never be proud of doing the right thing. Just do the right thing.” For years… READ MORE
CHARLOTTE – Feb. 13, 2015 – UNC Charlotte has received a $2.1 million grant from UNC General Administration to support research in data science and business analytics (Big Data). The funds, to be distributed across three years, are part of a continuing $3 million appropriation from the General Assembly in 2014 to support areas of “game-changing… READ MORE
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (February 12, 2015) – Students who learn differently will have access to an array of academic supports through a new program at Fayetteville State University (FSU) called Bronco STAR (Supporting Transition, Access and Retention). The program was made possible through a three-year, $1 million grant from the N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. Through the Bronco STAR… READ MORE
RALEIGH, NC — On the second day of the 2015 Emerging Issues Forum hosted by N.C. State University, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond delivered a resounding call for stronger investment in education. Jeffrey Lacker, a respected economist and member of the Federal Open Market Committee, cited income and wage data that shows… READ MORE
In the second installment of our interview with Research Triangle Park President and CEO Bob Geolas, Geolas shares some eye-opening statistics about the park: 7,000 acres, 190 companies, and 60% of employers in the Park have 20 or fewer employees. Geolas also outlines some of the challenges the Park is confronting in its plans for… READ MORE
In the 1950s, officials told the mothers of North Carolina that if they didn’t support the nascent Research Triangle Park, their sons would move up north and marry Yankees and they’d never see their grandchildren. “It’s very different today,” Bob Geolas, the president and CEO of the Park, says in the accompanying interview. “Our universities… READ MORE