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Appalachian Regional Commission Invites Teachers and Students To Apply For Science Study Program PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Are you a teacher or student looking to enhance your knowledge in math, science, and technology? The  Appalachian Regional Commission is part of a program to do just that.

The state Commerce Department's weekly e-newsletter, SYNC, reports the commission has joined with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on a summer program.

Applications must be submitted to Olivia Collier, the North Carolina ARC State Program Manager, by March 18. The study takes place in July.

The applications and additional information are available online at nccommerce.com.

Fox Sports Executive Joins University of North Carolina School of the Arts Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Anna Folwell, Executive Project Manager for the Home Team Sports Division at Fox Sports, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Folwell holds a Bachelor's degree from UNC Chapel Hill in Media and Journalism and a second degree in Communication Studies.

She is the founder of the UNC in NYC Media Mentors group.

Two Re-Appointed To Commission That Oversees Workforce Education Grants PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 06:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Rod Webb and Billie Redmond will serve another term on the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission.

The commission is responsible for the administration of the newly established Education and Workforce Innovation Fund, which award grants to successful innovative education programs that combine academic rigor and skills development with the goal of graduating every student both college and career ready.

Rod Webb is a Senior Vice President of NewBridge Bank in Raleigh. He has over 15 years of banking experience and has a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University. He serves on several boards of community groups including his current services as Finance Chair of the YMCA of the Triangle.

Billie Redmond is the CEO of TradeMark Properties in Raleigh. She has been in the real estate business for over 25 years and graduated from UNC with a degree in Business Management. In 2011, Billie received the 2011 Triangle Business Journal Legacy Award, which recognizes leaders who have helped shape the Triangle through their business and community endeavors

UNC Board of Governors Scheduled To Meet Friday, January 22 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 January 2016 06:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is scheduled to meet Friday, January 22 at NC A&T State University.

An agenda has not yet been released.

A summary of the board's December meeting can be found at northcarolina.edu. It includes two key notices:

**** Bissette Chair of the UNC Board of Governors

Asheville attorney W. Louis Bissette, Jr., a partner and former president of the McGuire, Wood & Bissette law firm, was elected chair of the UNC Board of Governors. Bissette, who has served as vice chair since July 2014, will lead the board through June 30, 2016, completing the unexpired two-year term of former Chair John Fennebresque of Charlotte, who resigned his board seat in October.

**** Gonzales to Serve as Interim President of the University of North Carolina

Junius J. Gonzales, senior vice president for academic affairs, will become the University’s interim president, effective January 4, 2016. Gonzales, who was elected to the temporary post by the UNC Board of Governors, will succeed outgoing President Tom Ross and lead the UNC system until the March 1, 2016, arrival of President-elect Margaret Spellings.


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