East Carolina University announced plans to create the region’s first school of entrepreneurship through a $5 million grant from J. Fielding Miller, co-founder and CEO of Raleigh-based CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, and his wife Kim Grice Miller.
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The sixth cohort of National Security Fellows, sponsored by the University of North Carolina and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), will begin its ten month research fellowship this August in Chapel Hill. This year’s fellows are Colonel Michael Higginbotham and Colonel Brian Hughes, both are Army Aviation Officers with conventional and special operations experience.
UNC Asheville student Tammy Hawley has been named a 2015 National Science Foundation Scholar for her research into “green chemistry” and “new chemistry.” She is one of only two undergraduate students in the nation to receive this award, which will allow her to attend and present at this year’s Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference,Catalyzing Innovation: Smarter Research, Greener Design, Better World.
Gov. Pat McCrory was joined by about a dozen military members at the Executive Mansion Wednesday as he signed Senate Bill 478 into law. It goes into effect July 1. The law waives the 12-month residency requirement to receive in-state tuition for certain non-resident veterans and those entitled to education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty Education Program or the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.
On the last weekend in July, active duty military members, veterans and their spouses from all over the country will converge on Chapel Hill for a startup weekend unlike any other as The University of North Carolina hosts Patriot Boot Camp. Patriot Boot Camp is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by the national chain of startup accelerators called Techstars, and it’s designed to equip military members and their families with the necessary skills and resources to become successful tech company founders.
The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Nursing will receive almost $1 million over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for programs assisting veterans seeking Bachelor of Nursing degrees. “This award will help NCCU expand access to the Bachelor of Nursing degree by supporting veterans as they seek professional credentials for transition back into civilian life,” said Dr. Randolph Rasch, interim chairperson for the Department of Nursing.