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NC State Endowment Hits Record $884 Million PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:22

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Supporters of NC State University are helping ensure the university's endowment is in stellar shape. Monday's NC State News Update reported that the endowment hit $884 million for the year ended June 30. That's a staggering increase of 76 percent over the past four years.

 
The endowment is used to fund scholarships, professorships, and other academic pursuits. Boosting the endowment has been a primary goal of Chancellor Randy Woodson, according to the story. He joined the university in 2010.
 
“Because of this generous support, we are attracting the best and brightest students, retaining the nation’s top faculty, and driving economic, societal and intellectual prosperity across the state and around the globe," said Woodson in the NC State News story.
 
Membership in the Alumni Association is also at a record high of nearly 25,000.
 
To read the story, visit news.ncsu.edu/2014/09/record-endowment/
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:22
 
NCA&T Professor Re-Appointed To National Genetic Resources Advisory Council PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 September 2014 09:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Dr. Mulumebet Worku, Animal Scientist/Professor/Biotechnologist at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is among the scientists reappointed to the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council.

 
Dr. Worku will be among those meeting this week in Ames, Iowa.
 
The NGRAC is made up of nine voting members and eight ex-officio members. Two-thirds of voting members are selected from the scientific community and one-third from the general public. 
 
 
According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, the council was originally established by Congress in 1992 and re-activated in 2012. 
 
The council's mission is to formulate recommendations on actions and policies for the collection, maintenance, and utilization of genetic resources; to make recommendations for coordination of genetic resources plans; and to advise the Secretary of Agriculture and the National Genetic Resources Program (NGRP) Director of new and innovative approaches to genetic resources conservation.
 
More recently, the NGRAC was charged with advising USDA on ways to ensure that the NGRP serves the needs of all farmers for high-quality and diverse seed for their particular farming operations and how the department can develop a broad strategy for maintaining plant biodiversity available to agriculture, and strengthening public sector plant breeding capacities.
 
The meeting's agenda includes featured experts in genetic sciences within food and agriculture. 
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 09:23
 
Auditor Finds Reportable Findings In Halifax Community College Audit PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 September 2014 08:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A state audit of the financial statement of Halifax Community College has produced one or more findings considered reportable.

 
Auditor Beth Wood's' office released the results on Thursday. 
 
The Report Summary states:
 
The results of our audit identified a matter that is considered reportable under Government Auditing Standards. The College prepared financial statements and related note disclosures contained misstatements that were corrected as a result of our audit. Details about this item are provided in the Audit Findings and Responses section of the report.
 
The full audit can be found at 
www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Financial/FIN-2013-6840.pdf
Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2014 08:12
 
School Academic Standards Review Commission Appointments PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state commission that will review standards for language arts and math is taking shape. On Tuesday the Department of Administration announced the appointments to what is commonly known as the Common Core review commission.

 
The appointments were made in accordance with Senate Bill 812.
 
The appointees are:
 
House Appointments
 
         Ms. Tammy Covil, New Hanover
 
         Dr. Jeffrey Isenhour, Catawba
 
         Ms. Katie Lemons, Stokes
 
         Ms. Denise Watts, Mecklenburg
 
Senate Appointments
 
         Ms. Ann B. Clark, Iredell
 
         Dr. Laurie McCollum, Rockingham
 
         Ms. Jeannie A. Metcalf, Forsyth
 
         Dr. John T. Scheik, Wake
 
State Board of Education Members
 
         Chairman William “Bill” Cobey, Durham
 
         Dr. Olivia Oxendine, Robeson
 
Gubernatorial Appointment
 
·         Mr. Andre Peek, Wake
 
The inaugural meeting will be held on Monday, September 22 at 2 p.m. in the State Construction Office conference room, fourth floor of the Education Building in downtown Raleigh.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:00
 
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