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Pamela Senegal ’93, ’95 MPA, ’11 EDD, president of Piedmont Community College. Photograph by Alli Lindenberg, courtesy of EdNC.

Dec 5, 2022


NC State’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has launched an effort to help create a pipeline to develop community college leaders from underrepresented communities. The cornerstone of that effort is the Trailblazer Profiles, highlighting the accomplishments of past and present North Carolina community college presidents and system leaders who are Black, Asian, Native American or Latinx. 

Maria Coady infographic

Dec 5, 2022

How Can Educators Help Linguistically Diverse Students in Rural Schools?

No matter where an educator teaches, they are likely to encounter students who are multilingual, but not all educators are equipped with the skills or tools required to adequately meet the needs of these students. This is particularly true, said Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady, in rural areas where resources may be limited. 

Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows David Stokes and Kat Bordewieck with their advisers, Hollylynne Lee and Gail Jones.

Nov 28, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. The 2022 class of fellows are researching topics that focus on increasing equity in STEM education and educating students and families about wildlife science. 

Ally Dolinshek, left, and Caitlyn Frazier, right are both elementary education students at the NC State College of Education.

Nov 28, 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 program, the College of Education’s partnership with Johnston Community College and Johnston County Schools, and pathways like the Goodnight Scholars Transfer program, Wolfpack transfer students such as Ally Dolinshek and Caitlyn Frazier are provided with the support they need to become teachers upon graduation. 

Monica Meza

Nov 21, 2022

Meet Monica Meza: Beyond My Study-Abroad Experience

As a first-generation college student, Monica Meza didn’t think studying abroad was an option for her, but a scholarship from the College of Education put a life-changing experience in Prague within her reach. 

Dr. Karen Stout, Dr. Audrey J. Yaeger, Dr. Janet Spriggs, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Ann Goodnight, MC Belk Pilon, Dr. Bill Carver, and Dr. Jeff Cox

Nov 14, 2022

Belk Endowment Makes $25M Commitment

The John M. Belk Endowment’s latest gift will bolster the work of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. The center, originated through NC State’s College of Education, supports the state’s 58 community colleges by developing leaders who, in turn, will help improve student access and success. 

College of Education banners

Nov 14, 2022

A Mission to Educate, With Support From the Foundation Board

The College of Education’s new Mission Makers Program, designed to help first-year students understand the history surrounding access to and relationships with K-12 education across diverse North Carolina locations, is one of nearly a dozen initiatives across the university supported by a grant from the NC State University Foundation Board in 2022. 

The Wolf Plaza podcast logo.

Oct 31, 2022

Podcast: Celebrating the Darla Buchanan Scholarship

On this episode, we’re discussing the Darla Buchanan Scholarship, a new need-based scholarship in the College of Education. Awarded to undergraduate students who are studying elementary education and are committed to advancing diversity in the teaching profession, this new fund is just one example of how the college is working to impact K-12 education all across North Carolina. 

Randy Parker, left, and Audrey Jaeger

Oct 18, 2022

Why I Give: Former Community College President Randy Parker ’11EDD

Randy Parker ’11EDD gives back to the College of Education’s Community College Leadership program to support future community college leaders in gaining the knowledge and tools they need to make a difference. 

Incoming class of 2022 welcome event

Oct 11, 2022

Meet the Incoming Class for 2022

Meet five students from 2022’s incoming class, all of whom are finding connections in the various communities that comprise NC State. Donor support enhances the programs, scholarships and initiatives that help our students thrive.