[Video] Onslow County Schools: Thank You to NC State College of Education for 800+ Books, Resources and Supplies
The NC State College of Education collected over 800 books, materials and resources to support Onslow County Schools after Hurricane Florence battered much of the county. "We just want to thank the NC State College of Education for such a generous donation," said Deborah Hoffman, principal of Jacksonville Commons Elementary School. "It looks like a project that started pretty small and turned into something absolutely large and phenomenal, and we're very thankful to be recipients of those books and supplies and resources."
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.
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.
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 N.C. 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.
Storm to Storm: How One N.C. Educator Uses Lessons Learned From Katrina in the Wake of Florence
NC State College of Education Professor and Board Member Michael Ward ’77BS, ’81MS, ’93EDD experienced 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 and Michael.
From Dean Danowitz: Our Response to Hurricane Florence
As a college, we are taking several steps to support our students, alumni and partner school districts who need assistance, including collecting non-perishable food items and school supplies to distribute to our community members and their loved ones impacted by Hurricane Florence.