Skip to main content

Belk Center News

New research brief explores how service-learning and study abroad participation shaped the experiences of Hispanic transfer students

Jan 24, 2023

New research by Steve Turner, Ed.D., examines Hispanic student experiences with high-impact practices and transfer success

In recent years, high-impact practices (HIPs) have been proven as a critical component of student retention, engagement and persistence for students across all backgrounds. More specifically, these engaging and hands-on… 

Oct 31, 2022

Dr. Janet Spriggs Announced As Respondent for 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture

Forsyth Technical Community College President Dr. Janet Spriggs will join Dr. Mike Flores, Chancellor of Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio, to highlight ways to advance equity and economic mobility… 

1.3 million North Carolinia adults agens 25-44 do not have a credential or degree.

Jul 13, 2022

Belk Center Releases Adult Learner Guidebook to Aid in the Recruitment and Retainment of Adult Learners at North Carolina Community Colleges

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment (JMBE), myFutureNC and the North Carolina Community College System, is pleased to announce… 

Jun 14, 2021

The Belk Center Receives Additional $4.3 Million in Funding to Further Support North Carolina Community Colleges and Foster Student Success

The Belk Center for Community College Research and Leadership, which is part of North Carolina State University’s College of Education, recently received two grants, totaling $4.3 million, aimed at serving… 

Oct 28, 2020

Research Brief by Kara A. Battle, Ed.D. on Degree Completion in North Carolina Through a Dual Enrollment Pathway

Graduate of the Adult and Community College Education Ed.D. Program, Kara A. Battle, Ed.D. has developed a research brief about her study on the experiences of students who participated in… 

Aug 3, 2020

Research Brief by Belk Center’s Dr. Monique N. Colclough on Faculty Professional Development

Dr. Monique N. Colclough, Senior Research Associate with the Belk Center, has created a research brief about the teaching and learning case studies for faculty professional development in North Carolina’s community colleges. 

Jun 26, 2020

Research Brief by Belk Center’s Dr. Laura G. Maldonado on Postsecondary Participation in SkillsUSA

Dr. Laura G. Maldonado, Lead Research Associate with the Belk Center, has developed a research brief about her qualitative case study which explored how participation in SkillsUSA, a career and technical student organization (CTSO), influenced community college students’ preparedness for the workforce and connection to campus. 

Jun 25, 2020

Belk Center Professor of Practice, Dr. Kenneth L. Ender, Presents Key Takeaways From Awake58’s CARES Act Town Hall

Kenneth L. Ender, Ph.D., is a Professor of Practice with the Belk Center. Here, he discusses his experience participating in Awake58's first virtual town hall which focused on community college response to the CARES Act. 

Jun 25, 2020

Belk Center Faculty Scholar Carrol Warren, Ed.D Shares Tips for Compassionate Virtual Mentoring

Carrol Warren, Ed.D. is a faculty scholar with the Belk Center where she teaches in the Community College Leadership Ed.D. program. She also serves as coordinator of the Doctor of Education degree distance program. In this article, she shares tips for virtually mentoring community college students with compassion; her tips include modeling compassion, providing an inclusive mentoring environment, and mentoring with a purpose. 

Apr 21, 2020

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Awarded Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award, Inducted into Research Leadership Academy

Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education in the NC State College of Education, has been awarded NC State’s 2020 Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award. As a winner of the Alumni Association Outstanding Research Award, Jaeger will be inducted into the Research Leadership Academy (RLA), a group comprised of NC State’s most outstanding researchers and mentors across various fields.