Serving Others in Crisis and the Classroom
When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in mid-September, Mary-Lynn Kebker ’17MED was ready to serve. The Wolfpack WORKS literacy coach and National Guard captain led and coordinated hundreds of first responders during and after the storm to help families trapped by rising water and serve those with some of the greatest needs.
One N.C. Educator Uses Lessons Learned From Katrina in the Wake of Florence
NC State Education Professor and Board Member Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD experience Hurricane Katrina firsthand in Mississippi. Now he’s using that experience -- and the research he conducted in its aftermath -- to spearhead FAST NC to help K-12 students and teachers in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
NC State Education Hurricane Recovery Efforts
The NC State College of Education responded to the aftermath of Hurricanes Florence and Michael by offering multiple ways of support -- to students and partner school districts across North Carolina. Among the efforts were a book drive and emergency student support fund.
Wolfpack WORKS Hurricane Recovery in Duplin County
Gerald Fund for Emergency Student Support
Helping Students Recover from Hurricane Florence
The NC State College of Education is helping students directly impacted by Hurricane Florence through the Gerald Fund for Emergency Student Support. Clinical mental health counseling graduate student Jasmine Ambrose -- who recently moved to Jacksonville, N.C. -- is the first to receive funds to assist with immediate needs due to circumstances caused by the record-breaking storm.
“I am beyond grateful that the NC State College of Education has [this fund] for students," Ambrose said. "It helped alleviate some financial burden.”
Contribute to the Gerald Fund for Emergency Student Support
All gifts made to this fund between now and Dec. 31, 2018, will go to support students within the college impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.