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East Carolina University Program Responds To Regional Entrepreneurial Needs

With a focus on innovation, local businesses and industry are giving unique opportunities to East Carolina University students and getting back quality and talent in return as part of the Rural Innovations Strengthening Eastern-29 Counties Program, known more simply as RISE29. The 29 counties in the title refers to the eastern North Carolina region primarily served by ECU. Formed out of ECUís Miller School of Entrepreneurship, one of the program hallmarks is that the internships come from almost every academic discipline at the university.

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Education Centers Help Halifax Community College Reach Rural Students Where They Are

As part of the Golden LEAF Community-Based Grants Initiative, the NC Rural Center worked with approximately 30 entities interested in the economic advancement of Halifax County to develop a strategy to address workforce shortfalls. The end result of this collaboration was a proposal to open three Community Education Centers to be managed by the community college. Halifax Community College (HCC) was awarded $582,000 in April 2019 to implement this strategy.

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Golden LEAF Scholars Perspective: Virtual Leadership Program Conference

On Saturday, January 23rd, more than 250 Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients attended a virtual conference to build their leadership knowledge and skills. The Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program conference is typically held in person over two and half days; however, due to the pandemic, the conference was scaled back to core leadership training skills and transitioned to a virtual format. Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton welcomed the scholars, attended the third-year conference session, and closed out the day.

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Golden LEAF Scholarship Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Hartness

Meet Golden LEAF Scholarship Alumnus Daniel Hartness. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and a native of Cherokee County. Hartness currently resides in Jackson County where he manages his own digital marketing company.

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Latest The Region

Experience the culinary showcase of Uptown Restaurants on the newly renovated Town Common Bridge.
Brody administrator earns accolades for mentoring faculty from underrepresented groups
There is now a Slight (level 2/5) threat of severe weather for all of eastern North Carolina for later this afternoon and evening.
The Uptown Greenville Umbrella Market is coming back to Five Points Plaza for seventeen glorious weeks of fresh, creative, local fun.
Arvind Rajanís long-term goal is to practice medicine, but heís also launched a podcast, created a CPR app and made movies while at East Carolina University.
Growing up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Dr. Mark Moss listened to the advice of his parents, who told him of the importance of education to his future.
Uptown Greenville is pleased to announce the addition of Courtnee McGrath as the new Events and Branding Director, which is dedicated to the revitalization of Greenvilleís central business district.
Get ready to Shop, Snack, and Sip the night away in the Uptown District.


Annual fundraiser raises more than $13K for local pediatric cancer patients
ECU introduces K-12 students to benefits of college education
The popular Bites on the Bridge event returns this Thursday, April 15, at the Town Common Pedestrian Bridge located on the east end of the park.
Maybe Merdi Lutete would be a newscaster. Or a tennis player.


ECU dental schoolís new fund will support oral health care for veterans
ĎShe had a heart of gold.í Donor gives surprise $5.2M to School of Music
SAIN Kava + Tea Bar is one the newest business to open in the Uptown District.
East Carolina Universityís Dr. Aundrea Oliver began diagnosing people at an early age ó in high school.
ECUís commitment to first-generation students brings national recognition
Nationwide announced today that it has partnered, for the second year in a row, with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to present the 2021 Financial Empowerment Charlas (talks) series to provide financial education to Latinas and Latinos across the country.
Giants Fall Boutique located at 301 S. Evans St is set to open in the Uptown District April 1, 2021.
Today, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $15.2 million in funding to support projects through the Community-Based Grant Initiative in the Northwest Prosperity Zone, Economic Catalyst Program, Open Grants Program, and Disaster Recovery Grant Program.


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