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House Makes Appointment To State Board Of Community Colleges PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:13

Mr. Hari N. Nath of Cary, N.C. was appointed Thursday to a six-year term on the State Board of Community Colleges by the North Carolina House of Representatives.  

 
Mr. Nath, a retired entrepreneur, received a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Jodhpur in India. 
 
Mr. Nath previously served on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. 
 
“Hari brings a wealth of experience to the table,” said state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland).  “His extensive background in higher education and entrepreneurship will serve our community college system well.” 
 
A successful businessman, Mr. Nath founded an IT consulting firm in Research Triangle Park in 1987 and was chosen as the “Small Business Person of the Year” by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 1994.
 
Since retiring in 2001, Mr. Nath has spent his time giving back to his community, currently serving as chairman of the board of advisors for a Cary-based non-profit that provides transitional housing for low-income citizens. 
 
Mr. Nath’s term on the 20-member board will begin on July 1, 2019 and extend through June 30, 2025.
North Carolina’s State Board of Community Colleges oversees 58 institutions in the third largest community college system in the country.  
 
NC Teaching Fellows Named PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 14:08

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission has selected 133 individuals for the 2019 class of North Carolina Teaching Fellows. The Commission received over 200 applications. The commission used GPA, standardized test scores, leadership and experience, and written essays to narrow this pool of applicants down to roughly 150 finalists. The commission determined the list of Fellows after conducting in-person interviews with each finalist, which were held at six different locations around the state or by phone.

Those named as Fellows may attend any of five partner institutions: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina State University, Elon University or Meredith College.

“The North Carolina Teaching Fellows program is recruiting and supporting our state’s best and brightest to enter fulfilling careers in our schools,” said Dean Mary Ann Danowitz of N.C. State, the commission’s chair. “I congratulate each Teaching Fellow on their achievement. Their success will contribute to a promising future, because their talent and dedication will help increase student success in North Carolina’s classrooms.”

The following individuals have been named as 2019 Teaching Fellows:

 

Name

Pranav Arrepu

City

Concord

Ashlyn Barbee 

Zebulon

Madison Beddingfield

Arden

Morgan Bellanger

Winston-Salem

Lucy Bergwall

Durham

Jocelyn Berry

Hendersonville

Lindsey Blackwell

Mt. Holly

Lisa Bohn

Chapel Hill

Katherine Bone

Cary

Dominique Boseman

Burlington

Samantha Bowen

King

Glen Brain

Burlington

Rachel Brinson

Edenton

Hopelyn Bursell

Albemarle

Myah Childs

Fayetteville

Brittani Clark

Durham

Kayley Clifton

Garner

Nicole Confroy

Apex

Caitlin Corle

Asheville

Lauren Dailey

High Point

Jaclyn Deal

Hiddenite

Tara Dorsett

Raleigh

Madison Drumheller

Vale

Kayly Duran

Locust

Ariana Ehuan

Chapel Hill

Alyssa Eickler

Wake Forest

Anna Faulk

Cerro Gordo

Molly Feezor

Lexington

Madison Findley

Fuquary-Varina

Taylor Fipps

Willow Spring

Elizabeth Foushee

Graham

Christopher Fyfe

Waxhaw

Katelin Gagliano

Fuquary-Varina

Howard Glover

Charlotte

Gabrielle Groom

Raleigh

Stephanie Guill

Ringgold, VA

Samuel Hammett

Kernersville

Amanda Hansen

Apex

Daniel Harmon

Apex

Jessica Harvey

Asheville

Jennifer Henderson

Siler City

Abria Herring

Greensboro

Abigail Hester

Gastonia

Nancy Hindman

Durham

Anna Hinson

Haw River

Carl Hintz

Chapel Hill

Kaelyn Hixson

Asheville

Madison Horn

Rural Hall

Jana Hunter

Salemburg

Kelly Hunter

Fairfield

Ethan Jenkins

Cerro Gordo

Anne Johnson

Apex

Alyssa Johnson

Kannapolis

Anna Johnson

Apex

Julia Johnson

Raleigh

Madeleine Jones

Wake Forest

Spencer Joseph

Tyner

Allison Kauffman

Asheboro

Brittany Kennon

Clayton

Mihir Khadri

Cary

Kathryn King

Hendersonville

Bradley Kozelek

Cary

Wesley Lemons

Clemmons

Makayla Lewis

Garner

Madison Liddle

Harrisburg

Amber Long

Roxboro

Shana Loudermelk

Taylorsville

Mary Lovins

Boone

Jacob Matson

Matthews

Harrison McLamb

Roseboro

Lisandra Mejia

Zionville

Anson Millard

Youngsville

Emma Miller

Apex

Jessica Moore

Lenior

Cameron Moore

Raleigh

Ainsley Moore

Salisbury

Paula Murray

Burlington

Michelle Neish

Sanford

Isabella Nunez

Charlotte

Kate O'Neill

Gastonia

Katelyn Orzechowski

Frederick, MD

Samantha Penny

Collegeville, PA

Amber Petrusa

Apex

Jasmine Pham

Apex

Emma Pickard

Graham

Hannah Pittman

Shallotte

Alexis Porter

Gastonia

Gracie Prevette

Ronda

Elizabeth Pridgen

Kenly

Alexandra Ramirez-Tinoco

Siler City

Jackson Ray

Edenton

Kailey Rea

Pine Level

Josh Reddick

Sophia

Jennifer Riggs

Winterville

Jazmin Rivera

Cary

Sophia Rupkalvis

Southport

Savanna Rush

Boomer

Erin Russell

Taylorsville

Virginie Santiago

Carthage

Kayleigh Saunders

Ramseur

Sydney Schmalzried

Fuquary Varina

Keisha Schmitt

Sanford

Kayla Schmitz

Apex

Emma Schneider

Asheville

Brittany Scott

Nashville

Caitlin Shepherd

North Wilkesboro

Alexis Shires

Lincolnton

Amanda Shroyer

Matthews

Rachel Simmons

Morrisville

Kiya Simpson

Rolesville

Jillian Slowinski

Greenville

Grace Snipes

Cary

Noelle Stam

Morrisville

Mackenzie Stender

Apex

Virginia Stevens

Bennett

Evan Stewart

Efland

Kailee Storie

Raleigh

Amanda Swearingen

Durham

Marissa Thomas

Sanford

Mikayla Thompson

Whitakers

Nathaly Trinidad

Asheboro

Mackenzie Trollinger

Mebane

Madelyn Tyrrell

Matthews

Josiah Vanderkin

Cary

Rachel von Sprecken

Bolivia

Julia Ward

Williamston

Lori Washington

Charlotte

Grace Weatherston

Matthews

Kaitlynn Wells

Sanford

Alora Wilson

Bakersville

Abby Yount

Mocksville

Abigail Zentmeyer

Kannapolis

 

 

 

The mission of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit, prepare, and support the state’s most promising students to attend North Carolina's top education programs. Fellows will receive up to $4,125 per semester in forgivable loans if they commit to teach in a STEM or a special education area. The program is specifically designed to attract high-quality teachers to low-performing schools by offering an accelerated loan forgiveness schedule for Teaching Fellows who agree to teach in a low-performing school in North Carolina.

 

The Commission is comprised of four deans from educator preparation programs, teachers, principals, a member from business and industry and a local school board member. The NC Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, Superintendent of the Year, Chair of the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) Board of Directors and Director of the Teaching Fellows Program all serve as ex-officio members of the Commission.

 

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program Highlights:

  • The application for prospective Teaching Fellows will be made available in early October.
  • The amount of the forgivable loan is up to $4,125 per semester.
  • Any student with a high school, associate’s or bachelor's degree is eligible. Even students who wish to transfer or change their majors are eligible.
  • In order to qualify for loan forgiveness, Fellows are required to serve one year in a low-performing school or two years in another public school for every year they were awarded a loan. Fellows who leave the profession have 10 years to pay back the loan.
 
Senate Repeals Tuition Surcharge at University of North Carolina Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:59
The N.C. Senate today unanimously passed a bill to repeal the tuition surcharge at University of North Carolina Schools for students who take more than the prescribed time to finish their bachelor’s degree. 
 
Senate Bill 225, sponsored by Sens. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir), Rick Horner (R-Nash) and Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), eliminates the surcharge for students who take more than 140 credit hours to complete their degree in a four-year program, as well as students who take more than 110 percent of the credit hours required to complete a bachelor’s degree in in a five-year program. 
 
Currently, students who exceed these limits are subject to a 50 percent tuition surcharge which disproportionally affects older students and transfer students. According to research from UNC, in 2017 and 2018, adult students between the ages 26 and 45 made up 44-46 percent of those with more than 140 credits while transfer students made up more than 60 percent of those with more than 140 credits. This trend also has implications for veteran and military connected students as they are generally an older population compared to traditional college students. 
 
“This bill was driven by concerns of the surcharge’s unintended impact on veterans, transfer students and non-traditional students,” said Perry. “For some people in those groups, making the decision to go back to school is a big decision and the last thing we want to do is create an additional barrier to entry.” 
 
The bill builds on previous efforts by legislative Republicans to reduce costs to attend college in North Carolina. Those efforts include NC Promise which provides tuition for $500 a semester at four state universities, a fixed tuition program which guarantees a student receives the same tuition rate for a period of 4 years, and capping student fees.   
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:59
 
Taleed El-Sabawi Joins Elon Law Faculty PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 13:43

An experienced educator who has studied the convergence of law, public health, and legislative responses to drug crises will join the Elon Law community this spring as the school’s newest tenure-track faculty member.

Assistant Professor Taleed El-Sabawi will teach property law and other offerings related to her scholarly interests. She has previously led courses in U.S. and international health systems, business law, business ethics, and wills & estates at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

“I am truly excited to be joining the faculty and staff at Elon Law,” she said. “I hope to contribute to Elon's commitment to creating an engaging and experiential learning environment, while challenging students to think critically and creatively in defining legal and policy problems – and in proposing solutions. In me, students will find an enthusiastic mentor and teacher and a passionate scholar.”

El-Sabawi earned a Master of Science in Public Health from The Ohio State University and is completing her Ph.D. in Public Health, Health Services Management and Policy. She practiced law in California and Nevada after earning her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was articles editor of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. El-Sabawi graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. 

Her research focus is in the areas of mental health and addiction policies, with particular attention to the intersection of drug policy, health law, and legislation, especially legislative responses to the devastating opioid crisis. 

“We look forward to Professor El-Sabawi shaping robust conversations and debate in the classroom while inspiring students to consider professional opportunities that can make a positive impact on public policies that will affect future clients,” said Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman. “We are also pleased at her practice experience that will fit neatly with our emphasis on engaged and experiential learning.”

 
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