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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 the release of the Adult Learner Guidebook. A new resource for community colleges across the state, the guidebook synthesizes lessons learned from the NC Reconnect “Better Skills, Better Jobs” campaign.

May 24, 2022

Belk Center Announces Expansion of Teaching & Learning Hubs

Launch of Central and Piedmont Hubs further advances mission of student success and equity in learning. The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream and the NC Student Success Center, is pleased to […]

Feb 8, 2022

Belk Center Launches Rural College Leaders Program

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream, is pleased to announce the launch of the Rural College Leaders Program (RCLP) – a capacity-building program designed to close equity gaps and improve student outcomes for 10 community colleges serving rural communities in North Carolina.

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 North Carolina’s community colleges – particularly in rural parts of the state – in an effort to foster student success.

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.

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.

Feb 26, 2020  |  Belk Center News

[Video] EdNC: An Overview of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

Staff with the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research describe their mission and work in this video produced by EdNC.

Sep 11, 2019

CSCC Reception at 2019 ASHE Conference: Sponsored by NC State

North Carolina State University is sponsoring a reception for the Council for the Study of Community Colleges at the 2019 Annual ASHE Conference in Portland. The reception will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Skyline from 8-10pm.

Sep 11, 2019

Podcast: End Community College Stigma/NCACCT Belk Center Edition

The End Community College Stigma podcast, conjunction with the Belk Center, recently produced a special episode at the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Seminar. The podcast is dedicated to ending the unfair stigma placed on America's Community Colleges. In this episode, Dr. Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College, leads a panel discussion with four North Carolina Community College Trustees.

Sep 9, 2019  |  Community College News

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.