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How will community colleges handle COVID-19 this fall?

Welcome to Awake58!  If you missed last week’s newsletter discussing Peter Hans being named president-elect of UNC system, click here. If...

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How will a community college serve students this fall amid COVID-19?

Mark Poarch has been president of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) since the spring of 2016. Poarch was...

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Collaboration, community, and the challenge of a pandemic: John Gossett reflects on his tenure at MTCC

On a warm summer morning, John Gossett, president of McDowell Technical Community College, bounded out of his administrative building to...

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The General Assembly adjourns for now

The General Assembly finished up most of its work this week, but it’s not gone for good. An adjournment resolution...

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President Michael Helmick looks back (and ahead) as he retires from Western Piedmont

After 30 years in education, Michael Helmick is set to retire as president of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) on...

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What is next for the NC community college system with Peter Hans departure

Welcome to Awake58!  If you missed last week’s newsletter, click here. If you were forwarded this newsletter, please click here to subscribe....

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Community colleges get enrollment growth funding, early colleges get growth restriction

A bill that would fund enrollment growth for the state’s community colleges passed the General Assembly on Monday and is...

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Perspective | Key takeaways from Awake58’s CARES Act town hall

Earlier this week it was my good fortune to participate in the Awake58 virtual town hall focused on North Carolina’s...

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Perspective | Reducing barriers for community college students through compassionate virtual mentoring

As community college educators approach planning for the upcoming academic year, many questions remain. I’ve heard my colleagues, who serve...

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Peter Hans is the UNC System president-elect. What’s next for the NC Community College System?

Peter Hans was announced as president-elect of the University of North Carolina System after the UNC Board of Governors approved...

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Teacher bonuses clear General Assembly

A number of education-related bills made progress through the General Assembly last week. Here are some highlights: Teacher bonuses A...

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What does the future hold for rural North Carolina after COVID-19?

“What issues facing rural North Carolina keep you up at night?” I recently had the chance to ask a dozen...