McKeand Nabs Top Service Award for Work With Pines
Steve McKeand, director of NC State’s Cooperative Tree Improvement Program, is honored with the Governor James E. Holshouser Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service. The program breeds loblolly and longleaf pines to better cope with disease, pests and a changing climate.
Gift Creates New Opportunities for Veterans
U.S. Marine veterans Mark and Dawn Carter have created the Mary Gammon Carter Scholarship Endowment in the College of Engineering to support undergraduate veterans at NC State studying engineering.
Use Those Community Service Hours
All SHRA and EHRA employees who work at least 20 hours per week are allotted up to 24 hours for volunteer activities, or one hour a week (up to 36 hours annually) for mentoring/tutoring in a school-affiliated program for “at-risk” students or five hours a month (up to 45 hours annually) for participation in a public school literacy program.
PowerAmerica Adds STEM Initiative for Scouts
PowerAmerica has established North Carolina’s first STEM Scouts program at the Science House on Centennial Campus in conjunction with the Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Deadlines for Donations Extended
Faculty and staff can help college students around the state who are in need with donations to a pair of Staff Senate drives: restocking the Feed the Pack food pantry and donating to the Warm the Pack winter coat drive. Deadlines have been extended to serve more students across the UNC system.
Extra Leave Approved for Hurricane-Affected Employees
Faculty and staff who endured substantial damage or total loss of their primary residence can apply for up to 80 hours of management-approved leave. The deadline to submit applications for this leave is Dec. 31.
Pledge to Combined Campaign Through Nov. 18
Staff and faculty can choose from among almost 1,000 statewide charities as part of the State Employees Combined Campaign. The campaign drive began Monday and ends on Nov. 18.
Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
There are multiple ways faculty, staff and students can help neighbors near and far who have been affected or displaced by the flooding of Hurricane Matthew. Check out all the resources available to the campus community, including what donations are needed for the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Food Banks of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
A Healthy Start for All
Natural resources researchers team up on a national project to end childhood obesity and its racial disparities.
Great Schools Need Great Leaders
NC State wins a $5.6 million grant from the Wallace Foundation to train principals.