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Recent News

Dr. Jerry Pubantz gave an interview that aired on WFDD public radio on Friday, August 12. I The story is about western views of Muslim women in the Middle East. Hear the interview:
Dr. Jerry Pubantz, along with a professor from High Point University, on WXII Channel 12's weekly news program, Chronicle with Cameron Kent. They discussed the impact of the recent terror attacks in Belgium on our current presidential campaigns and the presidential election in November. To view the interview, click here.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. David Holian for being selected to receive the senior faculty Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Arts and Sciences this year. This prestigious award is given annually to faculty by nomination to recognize dedication to our students and achieving success inside and outside the classroom.

Congratulations to the Summer 2016 MPA and Nonprofit Management Certificate Students!!

Our Summer 2016 MPA Graduate is: Lana Skrypnyk

Our Summer 2016 Nonprofit Management Certificate Graduates are: Hanjong Cho, Marian Graebert, Charla Haley-Caudle, Elizabeth Leavitt, Scott Oates, Holly Sluder, Justin Wiggins

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!

Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Starting Its Fourth Year!

Students can complete the entire program of 15 credits online within one year, or take some or all courses on campus. Financial Aid is an option. For the curriculum details and application information, go to

Congratulations to the MPA Student Award Winners for 2015-2016

  • North Carolina City/County Managers Association Scholarship - Joseph Furstenberg
  • Next Generation Graduate Award - Hunter Frank, Lamar Lee
  • Cemala Scholarship Fellow -Madison Sampson
  • Graduate Dean's Scholarship Award - Kim Cothran, Sara Hancock, Melissa Lawrence, Nicole Lindahl, Jacob Neal, Sara Pilling-Kellogg, Brianna Salamone, Lana Skrypnyk, Molly Walsh, Allison Wray
  • May Davidson Scholarship Fund - Ritchie Ciceron, Hugh Sandoe, Matt Sutter

Congratulations to Student Award Winners for 2015-2016

 Undergraduate Research Awards

  Amarandi Barret is working with Professor Greg McAvoy on a research project entitled "The Role of Race and Income in Community Environmental Protection" Amarandi received an award of $1,500 from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office to work on this project that focuses on a long-standing concern among scholars of environmental policy, the differential impact that environmental risks pose to those living in communities with a high percent of racial minorities or those living in poverty.

   Sean Norton has received the Globally Engaged Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award. Sean Norton and faculty mentor Dr. Crowther are currently working on a project titled “Caught Between: Transnistria’s Separatist Conflict the Regional Context.” This project will evaluate the shift in the Transnistrian separatist conflict that has occurred as a consequence of the current crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Transnistria a non-recognized separatist region bordering Ukraine to the east and the Republic of Moldova to the west.  It emerged as a consequence of the break-up of the USSR.

Other Awards:

  • Political Science Outstanding Student - Mark Parent
  • Annie Moring Alexander Scholarship Recipient - Taylor Allen, Jamie Moore, Nicole Moore, Allison Smith, Tyler Strickland
  • May Davidson Scholarship Recipients - Kaitlin Ayers, James Bredon, Andrea Pascal, Carlee Taber