Appalachian State gets $5 million
Appalachian State University in Boone has received a $5 million grant from The Leon Levine Foundation in Charlotte and is naming its new building that will house its Beaver College of Health Sciences the Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences.
Arts Council to launch annual fund and series
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will launch its 2018 Community Fund for the Arts and its new Creative Conversations Network Series on January on January 29 at an event featuring Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize, an international arts competition held annually in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The free event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Hanesbrands Theater at 209 North Spruce St. in Winston-Salem.
Leading on Opportunity names executive director
Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, former vice president of initiatives and public policy for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, will join Leading on Opportunity in Charlotte as executive director on February 20.
Congdon elected chair of High Point Chamber
David Congdon, CEO and vice chairman of Old Dominion Freight Line, has been named chairman of the Business High Point – Chamber of Commerce for the next two year.
He succeeds Scott Tilley, head of The Tilley Group, a financial advisory firm through Merrill Lynch, who served as the Chamber’s inaugural chairman.
Under Tilley, the Chamber has grown by nearly 200 members.
Burleson joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Johnny Burleson, former associate dean for advancement at the School of Government at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and assistant executive director of the School of Government Foundation, has joined the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation as director of strategic partnerships.
SECCA names new curator of art
Wendy Earle, curator of collections and exhibitions at Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Tex, has been named Curator of Art The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.
Ryan to keynote sit-in program at N.C. A&T
April Ryan, a White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, will be keynote speaker for the 58th Annual February One Sit-In Commemorative program hosted by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro on February 1 at 8 a.m. in the school’s Alumni Foundation Event Center.
Tickers are required for the free event, which and available in the University Ticket Office.
Gilliam to chair Heart & Stroke Walk
Franklin D. Gilliam Jr., chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has been named chairman of the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk that the American Heart Association host on UNC Greensboro campus on May 19.
The event aims to reach 5,000 walkers and raise $500,000 to fund heart disease and stroke research and prevention education this year.
Martin named president-elect of national hospice nurses group
Beth Martin, senior director of medical services for Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, has been named president-elect of the National Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association.
N.C. Disabled American Veterans gets $11,000
The North Carolina Disabled American Veterans has received $10,795.20 from Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread.
The company raised the funds in November through contributions from customers at 15 Panera Bread locations in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Boone, Hickory, Salisbury, and Mooresville.
Race for the Cure set for May 5
Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will host the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, presented by Duke Cancer Institute, on May 5 at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park.
High School Athletic Association teams with Moe’s
Moe’s Southwest Grill locations in the Triangle are the 2018 Official Triangle Fast Casual Restaurant Partner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.