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Nominations Being Accepted for Opal Mann Green Award

The Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award was established in 2010 to recognize and memorialize Dr. Opal Mann Green’s distinguished leadership and dedication to the values of: 

  • using democracy in the classroom, in the community, and at home,
  • creating inclusionary teams, and
  • community-based learning and mutually-beneficial action around local issues valued by community members.

This annual recognition is awarded to a team (or teams) of individuals whose significant contributions and accomplishments have demonstrated excellence as engaged scholars who practice collaborative democratic strategies reflected in the Kellogg Commission Seven Part Test.

Submissions:  Submission may be made by those who observed the program or by the team who implemented the program.  All documentation must be double-spaced, in 12-point font.  The application packet should follow the following outline:

Cover Page (1 page):  Identify the project title, name of the principal contact person, address, phone number, email address, dates of the project, and listing the project partner units or entities. 

Abstract (1 page): Summarize the program, partners, , duration, and the significance to the university and the community. It should be a concise description that can be used on the award website, and in the awards program. 

Narrative (up to 6 pages): Tell the story of your project and include the details of the people, partner entities, project duration, partnership relationships, and impacts and significance.  Use the characteristics above as guide. 

Appendix (up to 4 pages): This should include a summary listing of documentation to outline the impact of the project. This could include summaries of evaluations, news releases, citations of publications, and website addresses.  A letter of endorsement from a community partner or consortium of partners must be included.

Application Submission
The completed application in Word (.doc or .docx) must be emailed by March 1, 2017 to

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Call for Proposals for 2017 Engagement Scholarship Consortium

The 2017 conference will take place in Birmingham, Alabama on September 26-27, with the pre-conference workshops taking place on September 24-25.

Proposals are sought for presentations and posters that will inform or advance the scholarship and practice of engaged scholarship and university-community partnerships through research findings, innovative program design and partnership models, proven community/institutional impacts, effective curriculum or service-learning models, collaborative policy development and integration, or successful civic engagement practices.

The online submission deadline for proposal submissions is March 15, 2017. Click here for the full ESC Call for Proposals and online submission. Visit the official conference website for more information about ESC and the conference.

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Project Management Certificate Programs Ranked #3 Nationwide

NC State University’s Project Management Certificate programs have been ranked #3 by Value Colleges in their 2016 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs!

The Best Value ranking considers only regionally accredited universities and colleges and ranks them according to a formula using data gathered from U.S. News & World Report Rankings, Payscale’s 2015-16 College Salary Report, and actual cost (per credit).

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Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council (UCPLC) Celebrates 5 Years of Serving Eastern North Carolina

 The Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council (UCPLC), a unit of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Education, held a celebratory breakfast on April 12 to mark five years of  providing educational and professional development support for teachers, principals, and administrators, as well as increasing student success and retention, within five counties of eastern North Carolina (Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson).  Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education, welcomed attendees; Benjamin David, District Attorney for Prosecutorial District #05 and the morning's featured speaker, presented on one of the UCPLC's programs, Hometown Hires. Other speakers included Robert Evans, District Attorney, Prosecutorial District #07; Ginny Mohrbutter, Executive Director, United Way Tar River Region; Tommy Taylor, Executive Vice President, United Way of Cape Fear Area; Calvin Ballance, CEO, Ballanced Solutions, Inc.; and Trent Mohrbutter, Chair, UCPLC. 

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OLLI Members Feed the Pack in 2016

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a unit of the McKimmon Center for Extension and Education, is sponsoring a shelf at the NC State University Food Pantry through April 2016. The pantry is a community-based initiative sustained by the greater NC State community to combat the food insecurity experienced by members of the Wolfpack community (students and staff). During the 2014-15 academic year, over 3.5 tons of food were distributed.

OLLI members are donating non-perishable breakfast foods, with the goal of collecting 300 pounds of food by the end of April. At the rate that donations have been coming in, that target should easily be exceeded!  As you can see from the photo, OLLI staff have been quite literally overwhelmed by the generosity of OLLI members.

There are collection bins in the OLLI classroom (room 11/12) and in the OLLI office (room 225) in the McKimmon Center. Staff and visitors are welcome to contribute--just drop your donations off at the OLLI office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Dr. Kathy Lawson and Betty Jones Awarded Ignite the Power of STEM Grant
Dr. Kathy Lawson and Betty Jones, with the Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council (UCPLC), received a $5,000 award from the Biogen Foundation and the Ignite the Power of STEM Grant Program for their project entitled, Putting the "E" in STEM. The North Carolina Community Foundation received 124 submissions this year and the UCPLC's idea rose to the top.  Kudos to Kathy and Betty and their commitment to making STEM education innovative and inspirational.
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Alice Warren Recognized with UPCEA's Walton S. Bittner Service Citation

Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education, received the Walton S. Bittner Service Citation for Outstanding Service in the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). She was honored in front of her peers at the UPCEA Annual Conference held in Miami, FL from March 26-28, 2014. The Walton S. Bittner Service Citation for Outstanding Service in UPCEA recognizes outstanding service to continuing education at an individual's institution, as well as service of major significance to UPCEA. In addition to her 34 years of service at NC State's McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education, Ms. Warren has been a valued leader and spokesperson for UPCEA for many years. She has led national UPCEA committees, assumed multiple leadership roles for UPCEA South, been an active member of the Outreach and Engagement Community of Practice Network and the Outreach, Engagement and Economic Development Network, and currently serves on the UPCEA Board of Directors. Ms. Warren's dedication and efforts have resulted in significant contributions to the field of continuing education through NC State University and UPCEA.

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Dr. Yevonne Brannon Receives Razor Walker Award
Dr. Yevonne Brannon, Director of the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services, has been selected by the University of North Carolina-Wilmington's Watson College of Education as a recipient of the 2015 Razor Walker Award, an award for distinguished service to the children and youth of North Carolina.  Since 1993, the Razor Walker Awards have honored individuals whose vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice have made a difference in the lives of young people in North Carolina.
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CUACS Graphic Artist Pat Cotton Wins Logo Design Contest

The creative talents of Pat Cotton, Graphic Artist for the Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services, received university-wide recognition when her design submission was selected as the winning logo for NC State's African American Faculty Staff Organization.

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Vice Provost Alice Warren Receives "Outstanding Service to Continuing Education Award" by UPCEA South
Alice Warren, Vice Provost for Continuing Education at the McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education (MCE&CE), received the Outstanding Service to Continuing Education Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) South Region.  She was honored in front of her peers at the UPCEA South Regional Conference held in Birmingham, AL from October 16-18, 2013.  Ms. Warren has been a dedicated leader in UPCEA at both the regional and national levels.  She currently serves as the Chair of the 2014 UPCEA National Conference and Advisory Committee and is the former chair of the Awards Committee. 
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Center for Urban Affairs Partners with DPI and Others to Conduct the First MAKING TRACKS Video Competition to Help Keep School Children Safe

On Monday, October 15, State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson recognized the efforts of NC State's Center for Urban Affairs, who partnered with the Department of Public Instruction and others to conduct the first MAKING TRACKS video competition to raise awareness among students and parents about pedestrian safety.

Students were challenged to focus on the important rules of pedestrian and school bus safety.  Entries were received from all over the state.  The 1st place team received a $250 gift certificate and all top entries received Making Tracks t-shirts.   Winning videos were shown at the School Bus Safety exhibit at the 2012 State Fair.

For more information about the contest and to view the videos, please go to

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