Community Colleges NC Perspective

A pirate or the president: Career choices of a kindergartener

About the authors

Dr. Matthew Meyer is the associate vice president of educational innovations for the N.C. Community College System.

Ashlie Bucy is the Deputy Director of the NC Business Committee for Education. She has designed national advertising campaigns, managed strategic partnership programs, and led multiple corporate rebranding initiatives. In addition to her professional career, Ashlie has spent the past 13 years as a champion for underserved and under-recognized high school students. As the co-founder and former Executive Director of Dustin’s GreenHouse, she helped build a unique global and service based learning program that continues to change the lives of students throughout Guilford County. She serves of the board of directors for the Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL) and is a member of the North Carolina School Counseling Strategic Leadership Team.