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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.

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.

May 31, 2019  |  Belk Center News

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  |  Belk Center News

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.

Mar 6, 2019  |  Community College News

EdTalk Podcast: Enrollment Trends at Community Colleges

In the latest episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Robert Templin, a professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Education, about enrollment trends at community colleges.

Mar 5, 2019

8 NC State Education Doctoral Students Named 2019 DREAM Fellows

Eight doctoral students from the NC State College of Education’s Adult and Community College program attended Achieving the Dream’s annual conference as DREAM Fellows Feb. 19-21, 2019. DREAM Fellows provide the organization with deeper feedback about the conference as well as detailed observations about emerging trends and issues that can enhance the organization’s work in student success.

Jun 4, 2018

NC State Education Receives $10.8M Grant from Belk Endowment to Enhance Its Support of Community Colleges

The largest grant ever made to the NC State College of Education since records have been kept will expand the college's efforts to create a pipeline of highly-qualified community college leaders who improve post-secondary student outcomes.