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Jul 18, 2024

CFCC Making Progress On Health, Human Services Center

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Jul 18, 2024

Cape Fear Community College officials continue to work on transforming a downtown Wilmington office building into a facility to boost the health care workforce. The five-story, 55,000-square-foot structure at 319 N. Third St., which was acquired in 2023, is being renovated in two phases. Overall, the renovations will enable CFCC to expand enrollment in the dental ass ...

May 9, 2024

The board of directors of state-funded research grant organization NCInnovation will hear research grant proposals from seven state universities, including the University of North Carolina Wilmington, for its pilot funding round on May 14.  The group’s board will hear and approve grants for six to eight research projects, dolling out the first ...

Mar 18, 2024

UNCW Designs New Degree Program To Advance Mid-career Adults

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 18, 2024

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is launching a new bachelor’s degree program aimed squarely at adults who want to boost or pivot their careers. A public session earlier this month introduced the Workforce Learning and Development degree program, which developers say meets important needs in the Cape Fear region and across North Carolina.   “I ...

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Posted Jun 13, 2024
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Feb 2, 2024

Smith Preps BCC For Growth

By Randall Kirkpatrick, posted Feb 2, 2024

Gene Smith’s tenure as Brunswick Community College’s president, which began in January 2019, culminated decades as a teacher, department head, dean and top administrator.  He touched most of the bases in the educational playing field. Many might have also guessed that coming from a family of farmers and educators, his journey to assuming such a leadersh ...

Jan 15, 2024

$500M Endowment Aims To Back NC University Innovation

By Audrey Elsberry, posted Jan 15, 2024

A North Carolina organization is using $500 million to rescue university research innovations from “the valley of death.”   Innovations that don't make it out of the research and development (R&D) phase often fail in the "valley of death" — the period after the product is developed but before it's on the market. Projects in th ...

Jan 5, 2024

Swain Center Chief’s Career Pivot

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Jan 5, 2024

Not everyone has the courage to make a major career transition and relocate across the country. But Yolanda Pollard isn’t everyone.   Pollard traded in her 30-year career working with corporate leaders on strategic communication to serve as the new director of the Swain Center for Executive Education and Economic Development. The Swain Center, part of th ...

Jul 18, 2023

UNCW Taps Industry Leader To Head Swain Center

By Emma Dill, posted Jul 18, 2023

The Swain Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has a new director. The university has selected Yolanda Pollard to head up the center, which specializes in executive education and economic development. Pollard began her role on July 10, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the university. The center’s last permanent director, Richard Wa ...

Jun 27, 2023

Construction Begins On New CFCC Health Sciences Campus

By Johanna F. Still, posted Jun 27, 2023

Crews began gutting the first floor of the former Bank of America building earlier this month to make way for the property’s new operator, Cape Fear Community College. The renovated space will allow CFCC to expand its nursing and other allied health programs.  By early next year, the first floor of the downtown building – with floor-to-ceiling windows f ...

Apr 28, 2023

The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW), an all-girls public charter school, this week announced the completion of its latest sustainability initiative – the installation of a 300.3-kW solar system. According to a news release, the initiative is one of the largest solar systems in New Hanover County and the largest on a scho ...

Mar 3, 2023

Short-term Training Boosts Workforce

By Johanna F. Still, posted Mar 3, 2023

In just five years, Cape Fear Community College has transformed and expanded its short-term workforce development programming designed to get quickly students into the local workforce.  “It was totally different,” said John Downing, the college’s vice president of economic and workforce development. “We didn’t have a lot of short-term ...

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