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Yolanda Wilson

Mar 20, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Yolanda Wilson ’18EDD Named President of the College of Southern Maryland

Yolanda Wilson '18EDD, who earned her doctoral degree through the NC State College of Education Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development's Community College Leadership concentration, has been named president of the College of Southern Maryland. 

Mar 9, 2023

EdNC: The First of its Kind National Community College Research Alliance launches

The National Community College Research Alliance (NCCRA) met for the first time last week in Raleigh to begin building a collective community college research agenda. Participants included those from research centers across the country, such as The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE), and Community College Research Center (CCRC), as well as individual researchers whose work involves providing decision-makers with the information needed to advance the efforts of community colleges. 

Mike Flores

Nov 9, 2022 Community Colleges Can Advance Economic Mobility, Mike Flores Says at 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture

Community colleges have the power to advance equity and economic mobility through local collaboration, Chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District Mike Flores told guests during the keynote address of the 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 8. 

Belk Center announcement

Nov 8, 2022

John M. Belk Endowment Awards NC State’s Belk Center $25M to Support Community College Leadership and Student Success

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has received a record $25 million investment from the John M. Belk Endowment to partner with North Carolina’s community colleges to advance equity and economic mobility across the state. 

Oct 27, 2022

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Would Like All Students to Have Equal Opportunity to Succeed in Education,’ Says Somanita Kheang

While teaching English part time in Cambodia, Somanita Kheang began to wonder if she could be a more effective educator for her students, some of whom were adult learners. Now, as she conducts research on adult learning while earning her second doctoral degree at the NC State College of Education, she has become a researcher and is having an even greater impact on adult learners and the field of education than she ever expected. 

Ally and Caitlyn

Oct 20, 2022

My Student Experience: Dual Enrollment Programs Put Transfer Students on Path to Teaching

Through dual enrollment programs like NC State's Community College Collaboration (C3) program and the NC State College of Education's partnership with Johnston Community College and Johnston County Schools, transfer students are provided with support to become teachers. 

Oct 9, 2022

2022: Dallas Herring Lecture: Mike Flores

Randy Parker

Sep 16, 2022

Why I Give: Former Community College President Randy Parker ’11EDD to Provide Support for Next Generation of Community College Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is part of a “Why I Give” series in which NC State College of Education alumni, students, faculty and staff share why they support the college. When Randy… 

W. Dallas Herring Professor Audrey J. Jaeger with Pitt Community College President Lawrence Rouse

Aug 25, 2022

Trailblazer Profiles from Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Share Stories of North Carolina Community College Leaders of Color

Twelve Black, Latin*, Asian and Indigenous leaders in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) have had the opportunity to share their personal and career stories over the past several months as part of the Trailblazer Profiles project.  

Jun 1, 2022

My Student Experience: Community College Leadership Doctoral Students Connect with Current Presidents During Association of Community College Trustees Legislative Seminar

Doctoral students in the NC State College of Education’s Community College Leadership program recently had an opportunity to connect with experts in their field and develop their talents through participation in the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Legislative Seminar.