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for North Carolina Vol. 62 Issue 12, Dec 2004
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Dr. Don Cameron is president of Guilford Technical Community College. When he arrived at the college in 1981 as executive vice-president, there were 8,000 students enrolled. Funds to award scholarships totaled $600,000. In 2004, the school has an enrollment of 30,000 and a scholarship fund of $4.3 million. Cameron is a big promoter of workforce preparedness and was credited in a 1996 Wall Street Journal article with developing a model program for workforce preparedness. He is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine's â€œexecutive profile.â€
Fayetteville is the fourth-most diverse city in the country, with eighty-two international cultures represented. The city has a population of 125,000 and surrounding Cumberland County has 300,000 resident. Both city and county have a long history with United States military installations there, with Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base pumping a combined $6.3 billion into local economies. Rafferty discusses the area's history, economic conditions, tourist attractions. In 2003, Cumberland County ranked ninth in the state in money generated through tourism.
Fayetteville, normally thought of as a military town, also has a reputation as a town for higher learning. The city and surrounding Cumberland County are home to three institutions of higher education -- Fayetteville State University, an historically black college and the state's second-oldest institution of higher learning; Methodist College; and Fayetteville Technical Community College. Rafferty highlights those features that make each school unique.
Electronic waste is a product of rapid turnover in computer technology. IBM's Asset Recovery Center in Raleigh recycles computer equipment donated by individuals who receive payment for their contributions. Around 2,000 computers are handled daily by the 650 employees. In 2003, the center processed over 560,000 PCs and sold $1.5 billion of certified used equipment.
Kirk discusses the importance of the travel and tourism industry to North Carolina, which is now the sixth most visited state in the country. In 2003, tourists in the state numbered over forty-nine million. The top activity for tourists is shopping. The tourism industry generates over $12.6 billion annually.