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IFB Solutions earns national award for employment growth

Local nonprofit IFB Solutions was honored with the 2019 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind. This is the 14th award for IFB Solutions, which is presented by National Industries for the Blind (NIB) to recognize agencies who are increasing employment and economic opportunities… Read More »

Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch Intends to Step Down in June

After leading Wake Forest University for 15 years, President Nathan O. Hatch announced he intends to step down at the end of the current academic year. Hatch had intended to announce his 2021 retirement plans earlier this year. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, Hatch and the Board of Trustees decided to postpone the… Read More »

Terri Cummings Named Vice President of Talent and Workforce for Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

 Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. has named Terri Cummings as Vice President of Talent and Workforce. In this role, Terri will serve on the organization’s leadership team and advance efforts to promote education and workforce alignment throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Working closely with industry partners, higher education institutions, and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Terri will draw together… Read More »

Salem College Places Top 10 Nationwide Among “Top Performers on Social Mobility” in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

In its annual listings released today, U.S. News & World Report ranked Salem College tied for No. 10 nationwide as a Top Performer on Social Mobility among National Liberal Arts Colleges.  Salem was the only college in North Carolina that ranked among the Top 10 for social mobility. The Social Mobility Index measures the extent to… Read More »

Duke Energy Grants Support Learn & Earn Apprenticeship Program at Forsyth Tech

Duke Energy has provided two grants for the Registered Apprenticeships Program at Forsyth Tech. In Fall 2019, Duke Energy gave $200,000 to support apprenticeships and in June 2020, Duke awarded $50,000 to support apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship programs at Forsyth Tech through the Learn and Earn Apprenticeship program.  “In order for our community to thrive, we… Read More »

Forsyth Tech President Janet N. Spriggs Appointed to the Commission on Student Success of the American Association of Community Colleges

Janet N. Spriggs, president of Forsyth Tech, has accepted her appointment to the Commission on Student Success of the American Association of Community Colleges. She will serve a three-year term from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023. “I am honored to have been appointed to the AACC Student Success Commission, which is an excellent opportunity… Read More »


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