9 episodes

There are 58 community colleges in the state of North Carolina. This podcast, by EdNC.org, dives deep into top news and commentary on postsecondary education and community colleges by talking to leaders, educators and students.

The Awake58 Podcast Awake 58

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There are 58 community colleges in the state of North Carolina. This podcast, by EdNC.org, dives deep into top news and commentary on postsecondary education and community colleges by talking to leaders, educators and students.

    The Trailblazer Profiles Project

    The Trailblazer Profiles Project

    In this Awake58 podcast episode, we sat down with Dr. Audrey J. ”A.J.” Jaeger to learn more about a special project led by the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. The Trailblazer Profiles Project highlights and celebrates the work of Asian, Black, Indigenous, and LatinX leaders in the North Carolina Community College System, specifically focusing on current and former community college presidents.

    • 10 min
    On grace, the pandemic and A-B Tech

    On grace, the pandemic and A-B Tech

    In the latest Awake58 podcast, A-B Tech president John Gossett and A-B Tech VP Beth Stewart provide lessons from running a community college during the pandemic — including the importance of grace. Nation held conversations with Gossett and Stewart over the course of 15 months. Listen in for the lessons they shared.

    • 18 min
    The need to reach adult learners with Mike Krause

    The need to reach adult learners with Mike Krause

    Mike Krause currently serves as a higher education consultant based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to this role, he was the head of the Tennessee higher education commission. Krause helped lead Tennessee’s efforts around attainment and adult learners. Having been an adult learner himself, Mike has a unique perspective on the topic. In this conversation, he shares his personal stories and experiences, as well as gives us tips for how North Carolina might move forward in the adult learner space. Thanks for listening!

    • 46 min
    Looking back and to the future — A conversation with Kandi Deitemeyer

    Looking back and to the future — A conversation with Kandi Deitemeyer

    EdNC’s Emily Thomas sits down with Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, President of Central Piedmont Community College. They look back at the past 18 months as Deitemeyer discusses what it was like leading a community college and serving as President of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents during a pandemic. They talk about cybersecurity, colleges rallying together this past year, social and economic mobility, and the future of North Carolina community colleges.

    • 46 min
    Banking on a raise — Will this be the year community colleges see an increase in pay?

    Banking on a raise — Will this be the year community colleges see an increase in pay?

    North Carolina’s community colleges have a proud legacy of making postsecondary education accessible across our state. Their impact, however, is dependent on the work of dedicated employees — employees who are paid significantly less than their national and regional counterparts. Employees who haven’t seen a significant pay increase in years. This year, they are once again asking the state for a raise for employees. In this special episode, you’ll hear from community college presidents and faculty about what a raise would mean for them and the impact employee pay can have on a college’s success.

    • 15 min
    ‘The first of its kind’ this faculty member left her veterinary practice to teach in this unique community college program

    ‘The first of its kind’ this faculty member left her veterinary practice to teach in this unique community college program

    Dr. Jessica Holt is a Veterinary Medical Technology instructor at Central Carolina Community College. Prior to teaching, she had a successful career in veterinary practice. The Veterinary Medical Technology program at CCCC was the first of its kind in the state of North Carolina. Learn more about Holt’s journey and the VMT program in this episode of the Awake58 podcast.

    • 7 min

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Community college driven conversation

A great conversation driven series focused on post-secondary educating in North Carolina.