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for Business North Carolina Vol. 38 Issue 5, May 2018
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Today, the name Havelock may be synonymous with the air force station located nearby, which currently employs more than 14,300 individuals and generates 2.2 billion dollars for the region’s economy. Perhaps not considered so often about the town first named Slocum’s Creek is its close proximity to Crystal Coast beaches. It was cited by the author as a factor leading many personnel stationed at Cherry Point to make Havelock home, post retirement.
How the UNC system passes the test is seemingly simple: graduate more students from rural parts of North Carolina and low income households; graduate more students within five years. What makes the test not so simple to pass is issues not so easily measured in rates or statistics. Those highlighted included the pressure on unprepared students to attend a university; post high school alternatives under-promoted because of the attention placed on university attendance.
UNC system schools participating in NC Promise, which offers a tuition reduction for all students, are Elizabeth City State University, UNC Pembroke, and Western Carolina University. Past decreased enrollment was the factor related to the selection of these schools. Increasing affordability for students from all economic backgrounds and gaining academically competitive students were cited as reasons for creating NC Promise.
Defining Warren Wilson College as a progressive higher education institution: offering the most LGBTQ- friendly college environment in the state; placing a great value on sustainability; and proximity to Asheville. Perhaps making Warren Wilson truly progressive is its efforts to find middle ground by attracting students representing the spectrum of political beliefs, geographical origins, and life experiences.