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Media Advisory

For immediate use

May 2, 2006 -- No. 237

Carolina Connects takes Moeser
to Burlington-Alamance schools

Wednesday (May 3)
Alamance County

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites media representatives to cover a visit by Chancellor James Moeser to Alamance County Wednesday (May 3).

During his visit, Moeser will visit Woodlawn Middle School, Hugh M. Cummings High School and Alamance Community College. The trip is part of his “Carolina Connects” initiative, launched in the spring of 2004. Since that time, Moeser has visited each region of the state to highlight the many ways in which UNC-Chapel Hill serves North Carolina’s people and its communities.

9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Woodlawn Middle School
3970 Mebane Rogers Road
Mebane

10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Hugh M. Cummings High School
2200 North Mebane St.
Burlington

At Woodlawn Middle School and Cummings High School, Moeser will talk to students about aspiring to and preparing for college. He will encourage them to pursue careers in math, science and technology because the United States needs to remain competitive in the global economy. Moeser’s visit to both schools is tied together by his desire for Carolina to elevate its involvement with the state’s K-12 system and by recognition of the importance of North Carolina students becoming more competitive in science and math. Boosting science and math education in the state’s public schools is one of the university’s priorities, which Moeser outlined in his 2005 State of the University address.

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham

At Alamance Community College, Moeser will meet with President Martin Nadelman, Executive Vice President Janyth Fredrickson, newly-admitted Carolina transfer students and prospective transfers to talk about the new C-STEP (Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program) partnership with Alamance, Durham Tech and Wake Community colleges. C-STEP will identify talented low-to moderate-income students while they are still in high school or early in their community college careers and guarantee their eventual transfer admission to UNC-Chapel Hill if they earn an associate degree and complete the C-STEP program at one of the partner colleges. The partnership, announced in March, is made possible by a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Carolina Connects background:
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/may04/carolinaconnects052704.html

C-STEP background:
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/mar06/jackkentcooke030606.htm

Carolina contacts: Karen Moon, in advance, (919) 962-8595 and karen_moon@unc.edu, Tanya Topolka Moore, on site Wednesday (919) 636-1850.