VIDEO: “Teachers who … put us on a different path”


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

NC A&T: “The jobs of the future”


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

VIDEO: Reynolds CEO: One company’s reliance on NC higher ed


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

VIDEO: Chancellor Randy Woodson on NC State’s economic impact


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

NC Senator Jeff Tarte: Seamless Higher Ed


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – At an event co-sponsored by Higher Education Works and the Harvard Club, state Sen. Jeff Tarte shares a real-life example of “student swirl” – the rotation of students between different institutions of higher education. Tarte, R-Mecklenburg, underscores the importance of seamless transitions between community colleges and universities, and between different campuses… READ MORE

Ralls “a tireless advocate”


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

ECONOMIC DRIVER: Higher Ed pumps $63.5B into NC economy


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