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Community college leaders and Belk Center faculty attend the Presidents' Academy Symposium in March 2020

Aug 16, 2021

Envisioning Excellence to the Belk Center: How the College of Education Has Changed the Way Community College Leaders are Supported, Prepared

More than five years ago, several presidents of North Carolina Community College System institutions were visiting the NC State College of Education when the discussion turned to the professional development of community college leaders and how NC State could help support those goals. Today, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research supports all 58 of North Carolina’s community colleges and is producing the next generation of community college leaders through the community college leadership doctoral program. 

Lance Gooden

Aug 10, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I’m Really Focused on Finding Untapped Skills and Getting Individuals in Jobs for Social and Economic Mobility,’ Says Lance Gooden ’22EDD

Watching his mother serve as an advocate for underserved students in Vernamfield, Jamaica, Lance Gooden ’22EDD developed a passion for increasing educational success for all learners within the field of education. As a community college administrator, he strives to help underserved and disadvantaged populations navigate the community college system and succeed. 

NC State College of Education graduate Jonathan Loss '21EDD

May 3, 2021

Meet Jonathan Loss ’21EDD: ‘I Was Looking For an Opportunity to Further My Education and Broaden My Opportunities For the Future’

For the past 15 years, Jonathan Loss ’21EDD has served in the North Carolina Community College System and had an interest in ways to help students transfer from community colleges to four-year universities in the UNC System. When he enrolled in the NC State College of Education’s Doctor of Education in community college leadership program, he was able to study this topic further, learning more about the professional research process and publishing his first co-authored study in a peer-reviewed journal. 

Algie Gatewood working with a student in the NC State College of Education's community college leadership program

Mar 30, 2021

Community College Leadership Program Honored for Component That Pairs Doctoral Students with Mentors

The NC State College of Education’s Community College Leadership doctoral program was recognized for its mentorship program during the 2021 LEAD Awards presented at the virtual Human Experience Summit in February. 

NC State College of Education doctoral students represented the Belk Center at the 2021 DREAM Conference

Mar 1, 2021

20 Doctoral Students to Represent NC State College of Education at National Conferences through Belk Center Fellows Program

Twenty doctoral students in the College of Education’s Community College Leadership program who have been selected as Belk Center Fellows are attending national conferences and representing the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 

John Gossett, president of A-B Technical Community College

Nov 11, 2020

A-B Tech Community College President John Gossett ‘02EDD Receives I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award

John Gossett ‘02EDD, president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, says that throughout his career, he has sometimes felt like Forrest Gump -- always lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and surrounded by extraordinary people. But his work has paid off, as he received the I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award during the virtual Dallas Herring Lecture on Nov. 10, 2020. 

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Nov 3, 2020

Ahead of 2020 Dallas Herring Lecture, Belk Center Reflects on Work Surrounding COVID-19 Support and Equity Initiatives

Ahead of the annual Dallas Herring Lecture, which will be held virtually on Nov. 10, 2020, faculty at the Belk Center share some of the work they have engaged in over the past academic year, including providing support during the coronavirus pandemic and advancing equity initiatives. 

Gene Deese

Oct 23, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Give to Support the Caring Group of Administrators, Faculty and Staff Who Once Made Me Feel Loved,’ Says Doctoral Student Gene Deese ‘21EDD

Four months after starting his doctorate program, Hurricane Florence impacted the area where Gene Deese ‘21EDD lived. Within days, the NC State College of Education responded with resources to help him continue his education. Deese gives back to the college as a token of appreciation for the support he received when he needed it the most. 

Delores Parker

Sep 15, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Started Giving to the College Out of a Sense of Gratitude for My Education. I Had Many Career Opportunities Because of My Doctorate, and I Want Other Students to Have Similar Opportunities,’ Says Delores Parker ‘78EDD

Delores Parker ‘78EDD always wanted to be a lawyer. But when she landed a job in a community college, she found her niche and never looked back. Earning a doctorate from the NC State College of Education opened many doors for her and inspired her to give back to the college as a sense of gratitude for what the college gave her, personally and professionally. 

CTE Fellows

Aug 24, 2020

Doctoral Student Katie Loovis ‘22EDD Credits Experience in Community College Leadership Program with Helping Her Author New Report Examining Workforce Development in Skilled Construction Trades

Katie Loovis ‘22EDD has been a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education for just over one year, but her time in the Community College Leadership program has helped her to conduct research that is already having an impact on workforce development initiatives in North Carolina.