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Image: Chancellor, James Moesoer in Tyrell County, North Carolina

At the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Chancellor Moeser gets his hands into research by Carolina students who work there as part of the Carolina Environmental Program’s Albemarle Ecological Field Site.


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WESTERN, NC

Buncombe County
Jackson County
Mecklenburg County
Rutherford County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIEDMONT

Alamance County
Chatham County
Durham and Wake counties
Franklin, Johnston, Craven and Wake counties
Guilford County
Orange County
Randolph County

Cities

Durham
Fayetteville
Greensboro
Hickory
Kernersville
Raleigh
Rocky Mount
Triad
Fort Bragg

EASTERN, NC

Carteret and Craven counties
New Hanover and Brunswick counties
New Hanover County
Pasquotank County
Pitt County
Tyrell, Washington, Dare

Western North Carolina

Buncombe County, July 12-13, 2004. Meets with National Guardsmen and their families, and with representatives of family support units. Hears about hardships associated with deployment and describes the Citizen-Soldier Initiative. Over dinner, talks with some Carolina Covenant students. Meets with some members of the UNC Board of Governors.

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Buncombe County, November 3, 2004. At Asheville High School, the Chancellor boards DESTINY, the traveling science laboratory, to watch biology students and teachers perform scientific experiments. The DESTINY program brings the latest science to North Carolina’s public school students who would not otherwise see what a science career offers. Moeser also visits with UNC-Asheville Chancellor James Mullen.

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Catawba County, September 7, 2004. At Hickory High School, Moeser meets with school officials and speaks with an English class about the opportunities that a college education can bring and tells the students about the Carolina Covenant. Tours the Hickory Metropolitan Higher Education Center (HMHEC), an educational consortium among several North Carolina universities and colleges, and talks with representatives about possible partnerships. This facility at Catawba Valley Community College assists students who have completed their initial two years of college courses in earning degrees by enrolling them in part-time classes. Graduate degree programs are also available

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Jackson County, January 5, 2005. In Cullowhee, Moeser and several Carolina officials meet with administrators from Western Carolina University to discuss ways the two universities can continue to collaborate. Moeser and WCU Chancellor John W. Bardo pause to celebrate 20 years of cooperation in providing educational opportunities for public officials in Western North Carolina. The two chancellors sign a memorandum of understanding, and discuss future partnership opportunities. The meeting takes place during an “Essentials of County Government” course attended by about 35 county officials from across western North Carolina.

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Mecklenburg County, August 10, 2004. At National Air Guard headquarters, talks with Air Guard and Army Reserve families about the hardships caused by deployment, and describes Carolina’s involvement in the Citizen-Soldier Initiative and the partnership in that effort with entities such as UNC Charlotte. Tours a C130 aircraft. Meets with incoming students and their parents from the area, including a few Carolina Covenant participants.

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Rutherford and Mecklenburg counties, December 8-9, 2004. In Rutherfordton, Chancellor Moeser visits with Carolina student Kris Jordan, a Bryan Fellowship winner and creator of NCKidScience.com, at the KidSenses Children's InterACTIVE Museum. The site is as an online resource for area elementary school teachers, so officers of the Rutherford County Schools System and supporters of the museum join the discussion. The next day, Moeser joins business school dean Steve Jones and UNC Hospitals CEO Bill Roper in Charlotte. They talk with Charlotte Observer staff about how Carolina is addressing the state's key issues such as economic development, education, and health care. Moeser also joins Jones for a conversation with UNC Charlotte Chancellor James Woodward, then meets with Roper for a visit to the Carolinas Medical Center.

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Piedmont North Carolina

Alamance County, June 17, 2004. Visits the Children’s Dental Clinic and the Open Door Dental Clinic and discusses their relationship with Carolina’s School of Dentistry. As part of the Alamance County Health Department, dental and dental hygiene students work with the clinic’s dentists to provide care for underserved children from birth through age 21 and to low-income and underserved adults. Observes a joint project of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School of Public Health – BEAUTY (Bringing Education and Understanding to You). The study assesses how beauty salons can share information about cancer prevention. Sixty-two salons in central North Carolina participate; Moeser visits two – Unique Hair and Designs Unlimited.

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Chatham County, May 17, 2004. Chancellor Moeser and School of Education Dean Tom James discuss with Chatham County education leaders issues such as educational needs of immigrants who do not speak English as a first language. Dr. Jill Fitzgerald, a UNC education professor who left her classroom in Chapel Hill for a year to teach at Siler City Elementary School, joins them. Her experience changed how she trains North Carolina’s future teachers.

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Durham County, October 28, 2004. At Hillside High School, Moeser speaks to students about the opportunities a college education can make possible and about access to college through scholarships and programs such as the Carolina Covenant. He also talks about how the University’s varied programs contribute to what students call the “Carolina experience.”

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Durham and Wake counties, June 16, 2004. Meets with legislators. Visits Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Carolina’s most successful spin-off of research conducted on campus, to learn more about the university’s role with the company and how the university can do more to enhance this and other partnerships with the biotechnology community.

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Fayetteville area, October 13, 2004.

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Fort Bragg, June 23, 2004. Observes training at the NC National Guard Academy. Meets with family representatives working with the NC Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Family Readiness Program and with the NC Guard’s Family Assistance Center in Fayetteville. Describes how faculty members are helping military families through the Citizen-Soldier Initiative, a program funded by the work of the North Carolina congressional delegation. Describes some of Carolina’s approximately 58 public service projects serving Cumberland County residents.

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Franklin, Johnston, Craven and Wake counties, May 10, 11, 14, 2004. As part of the annual Tar Heel Bus Tour, Chancellor Moeser joins a busload of new faculty who are learning about the state, its history, and the issues it faces today.

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Guilford County, August 26, 2004. Visits High Point Central High School and the classroom of Steven Ross, who teaches seniors taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. On Destiny, UNC’s Traveling Science Laboratory, Moeser and Destiny staff interact with students who are assuming the roles of forensic scientists in a lab session called The Case of the Crown Jewels. Also meets with local citizens who are Carolina alumni to talk about the University’s more than seventy public service projects in Guilford County.

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Guilford County, September 21, 2004. At the Beverly Healthcare Summit, Moeser visits with Jin Yi Kwon, a UNC dental student, and two Greensboro-area social workers, Dawn Cutts and Jan Mckinnon. Through a Bryan Fellowship from Carolina’s Center for Public Service, Kwon instructed the nursing home staff and residents about correct and consistent oral hygiene. Moeser later talks with a group Triad residents who are critical in how the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies helps the University fulfill its mission.

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Forsyth and Guilford counties. September 30, 2004. Visited with the Greensboro News and Record editorial board, then spoke at the Economic Development Council Forum at the Triad Park in Kernersville. Sponsored by the Friends of the Institute of Government in Kernersville, the forum included approximately 150 people from across the Piedmont Triad – elected officials, economic developers, educators, and others interested in economic development.

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Raleigh, July 23, 2004. Spends time with first-year students who are participating in the Carolina Covenant program and with other incoming students.

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Triad, October 1 , 2004.

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Orange County, October 6, 2004. At the N.C. Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, Moeser launches A su salud! Spanish for Health Professionals, a UNC-produced distance-learning program for the North Carolina health-care professional and academic communities. A su salud!” combines multi-media interactive exercises, text and Web-based resources in a television-style drama to teach Spanish language and culture at an intermediate level. More than 65 of the state's health, education and university leaders attend.

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Orange County, October 20, 2004. This visit to Smith Middle School illustrates UNC-Chapel Hill’s collaboration with local teachers and school administrators to create the new Carolina Center for Educational Excellence. The center offers professional training for teachers, School of Education students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and counselors. It is also wired and outfitted to provide distance learning.

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Orange County February 23, 2005. Rashkis Elementary School third-graders listen to Moeser read from two books as part of their annual read-a-thon. He stresses the importance and joys of reading. Then, he and the Rashkis literacy coach talk about ongoing work between Carolina and the school. Later in the day, Moeser speaks with members of the Cedars of Chapel Hill community about opportunities for them to become involved with Carolina.

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Randolph County May 4, 2005. The Chancellor and officials representing Carolina's offices for undergraduate admissions and financial aid talk with students and Asheboro High School. Moeser encourages them to take advantage of all academic opportunities and to aspire to continue their education, whether one of North Carolina's private or public universities, Randolph Community College, or another community college or technical school.

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Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe counties, September 16, 2004. Joins UNC Health Care CEO Bill Roper at the Harvest Family Medical Center in Elm City. Visits the Area L AHEC clinic to see work by the staff, including Carolina pharmacy and medical students interning there. This healthcare education center, affiliated with Carolina’s School of Medicine, promotes education and training for healthcare providers in a five-county area – Northampton, Halifax, Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson. Students in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health and public health train here and benefit from practice in a rural area. Local residents use the Area L AHEC facility to access distance degree programs through Carolina’s schools of public health and nursing.
Also speaks with the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club, and visits the Roanoke Center in Rich Square. The center was created by a partnership between the Roanoke Electric Cooperative, the Roanoke Economic Development, Inc. and Roanoke Energy Resources, Inc., to enhance community and economic development. Faculty from Carolina’s School of Government and the Kenan-Flagler Business School consulted with the Electric Cooperative on a strategic plan for the Roanoke Chowan Partners for Progress.

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Eastern North Carolina

Carteret and Craven counties, June 24-26, 2004. Tours the Institute of Marine Sciences and meets with faculty, staff and students. Makes keynote speech at Carteret County Economic Development Council’s annual luncheon. Experiences the Bogue Sound from aboard Capricorn, a research ship. Highlights role of marine research in Carteret County by UNC and other partners, and discusses the institute’s contributions to the county’s economy in areas such as tourism, recreation, and fisheries.

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New Hanover and Brunswick counties, April 29, 30, 2004. Chancellor Moeser helps celebrate a new partnership involving Destiny, UNC’s Traveling Science Laboratory. The DESTINY program brings the latest science to North Carolina’s public school students who would not otherwise see what a science career offers. Partners include the local school system and community college as well as the business community. Goals include improving career options for high school graduates and attracting a biotechnology company to the area.

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New Hanover County, August 16, 2004. Meets with Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Joins Dr. William Roper, dean of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care chief executive officer, to visit the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers clinic at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Meets with physicians and patients at the Zimmer Cancer Center to discuss how Carolina and UNC Health Care provide top-quality health care in New Hanover County and counties throughout the state.

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Pitt County April 25, 2005. Chancellor Moeser and key staff members meet with East Carolina University Chancellor Steve Ballard and his staff to discuss collaboration between the two universities, research strengths and partnerships, and economic development.

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Tyrell, Washington, Dare counties, September 1-2, 2004. Visits Plymouth and Columbia high schools to talk with staff, teachers, and students about aspiring to attend college and how the Carolina Covenant. Learns from area leaders about initiatives such as Washington County’s Windows on the World E-Community Development Corporation and the Coastal Studies Institute. Meets with the students interning with the University’s Carolina Environmental Program at various locations in the CEP’s Albemarle Ecological Field Site. These locations include the Pocosin Arts Center, Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, and NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

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Pasquotank County, February 24. Chancellor Moeser and School of Pharmacy Dean Robert Blouin observe an Elizabeth City State University biochemistry class taught via video-teleconference by a UNC pharmacy professor back in Chapel Hill. ECSU Chancellor Mickey Burnim joins them. Dr. Ken Bastow, associate professor of medicinal chemistry and natural products, leads the class from the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Launched in fall 2005, the UNC-Chapel Hill and Elizabeth City State University Doctor of Pharmacy Partnership Program enrolls between 10 and 15 students per year at ECSU. The program plans to increase the number of pharmacists working in underserved northeastern North Carolina.

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