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Oct 3, 2019

Belk Center Postdoctoral Research Scholar Melissa Whatley Awarded 2018-19 Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship from Institute of Higher Education

Melissa Whatley, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research scholar with the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research*, was awarded the 2018-19 Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship… 

Sep 18, 2019

Community College Professionals, Workforce Development Boards Share Best Practices, Build Relationships During Finish Line Grants Symposium

Community college and workforce development board representatives shared lessons learned and best practices they discovered during the first year of the Finish Line Grants Program at a symposium hosted by… 

Sep 9, 2019

EdNC: Perspective | What we have learned about North Carolina community colleges by hitting the road

MC Belk Pilon, board chair of the John M. Belk Endowment, reflects on lessons learned from visits to almost half of NC's 58 Community Colleges. 

Aug 21, 2019

EdNC: Community college leaders reflect on Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Conference

The Belk Center’s first Presidents’ Academy and Statewide Leadership Conference (SLC) was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Guilford Technical Community College’s Conference Center in Colfax, North Carolina. The conference focused on the critical role North Carolina’s community colleges and leaders play in creating a “grow our own” workforce strategy to fuel the state’s expanding high-skills economy and accelerate economic mobility for more North Carolinians. 

May 31, 2019

Belk Center Brings Community College Presidents, Trustees Together to Discuss Ways to Improve Student Outcomes, Economic Mobility at 1st Presidents’ Academy

What role do community colleges play in realizing this goal and enhancing North Carolina economic competitiveness, and how can they help the state’s residents improve their economic mobility and meet future workforce demands? Presidents and trustees of community colleges from across North Carolina weighed those questions Thursday, May 23, 2019, during the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research’s first Presidents’ Academy statewide leadership conference. 

May 24, 2019

EdNC: What is the Strategic Role of Community Colleges in North Carolina’s Economic Future?

On May 23, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research hosted the first statewide conference on North Carolina’s economic competitiveness and economic mobility. EdNC talked with Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., executive director of the Belk Center, and John Enamait, president of Stanly Community College, to discuss the conference and the work the center will undertake as it moves forward.