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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s March spotlight is Michele Josey. Josey was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, as both of her parents were involved in different branches of the military. Her mom stressed the importance of education and wanted her two girls to go further in life than she did. She was born in Georgia but raised
Thursday, February 26, 2015
N.C. CENTRAL Queen Utley-Smith, E.D., R.N., whose research has helped forge new insights into nursing education, will be the featured speaker at the Helen Miller Lectureship. The 19th annual lecture and luncheon on March 5 is sponsored by the Department of Nursing and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel in Durham. Utley-Smith is
Foundation gives peer-tutoring scholarships
Thursday, February 26, 2015
RALEIGH – If you’re a peer tutor in middle school or high school, there’s a chance you could earn a scholarship towards the college of your choice thanks to the National Scholar Foundation. The NSF was founded in 2012 by 17-year-old Michael Nock, a high school junior at Wake Early College of Health and Sciences. Nock, who is also part of
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Triangle Math and Science Academy last month participated in the Wake County Regional Science Olympiad Competition. TMSA has participated in the Science Olympiad every year for the past three years. This year, the students placed second overall in the competition. TMSA sent three separate teams of fourth- through eight-grade students to compete with 39
Girl Scouts design winning patch for BHM
Thursday, February 19, 2015
RALEIGH – Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has designed a new council patch commemorating Black History Month. The design of the patch honors the first black Girl Scout troop and features the phrase “Girls United.” The patch was created and designed by Girl Scout Troop #3432 of Clayton as part of the council’s Design
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents Miss Jabberwock 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
DURHAM – On Feb. 7, eight beautiful debutantes graced the stage of Charles E. Jordan High School Auditorium in anticipation of the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Jabberwock Scholarship Gala. The 2015 theme was “Pearls of Promise; Dreamers & Achievers.” The eight debutantes expressed their future goals and dreams
Raleigh student cast in Motown the Musical
Sunday, February 15, 2015
DURHAM – Reed LoRenzo Shannon has been cast as the young Michael Jackson in Broadway’s “Motown the Musical.” The national tour performed this week at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Mount Vernon Baptist Church will host a reception followed by a fireside chat the singer, dancer and actor on Feb. 22, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the
Greensboro nurse wins Ford Focus
Friday, February 13, 2015
GREENSBORO –When Greensboro resident Sandra McFarland, RN, referred her friend for a job with BAYADA Home Health Care, she earned entry into the company’s yearlong nurse recruitment contest called Drive it Home. Last week, an overjoyed McFarland learned her name was drawn as the grand prize winner of the contest, making her the owner of a brand
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