Greensboro, NC, January 8, 2018 – Union Square Campus, Inc. has received a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of its Phase II project. In collaboration with local universities and industry, Union Square Campus Phase II will further educational and partnering opportunities cybersecurity and innovative design. The concept is to house both focus areas in one facility, which would offer planned activities and educational programs; startup space and support; real world, hands-on experience for college students through internships, faculty and student research and business services; and an event hub.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.
About Union Square Campus, Inc.
Union Square Campus, Inc. is an initiative of Opportunity Greensboro, a group of business, foundation and higher education institution leaders in Greensboro, North Carolina. Its mission is to foster community-specific models of collaboration to transform the wealth of local educational and business assets into new community and economic success. The focus is to create an educational campus in underutilized parts of downtown Greensboro. Long-term economic impact would extend beyond Greensboro.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.
GREENSBORO, NC – May 19, 2017- The Construction Professionals Network (CPN) of North Carolina has announced winners for “outstanding construction projects completed throughout North Carolina that were selected from a number of entries.”
Three awards are given annually – one for projects with construction costs under $10 million, one for construction costs between $10 million and $25 million, and another award for projects with construction costs greater than $25 million.
The 2017 Star Award project Between $10 Million and $25 Million was awarded to Union Square Campus in Greensboro, NC.
CPN members participating in this winning project include:
Brooks Pierce; Arty Bolick, Bob Saunders, Jeff Oleynik
Union Square Campus welcomes Guilford College president Jane K. Fernandes to its Board of Directors. Mrs. Fernandes is the ninth president of Guilford College and the first deaf woman to lead an American college or university. She began her work at Guilford on July 1, 2014, having served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Asheville since 2008. At Guilford, she holds the faculty rank of Professor of English.
Recognized as one of the 20 most interesting college presidents by The Best Schools and the recipient of the General Foundation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina’s Women of Achievement award, Jane is leading Guilford College through curricular and administrative innovation to become further distinguished as a “college of excellence known for doing a few things spendidly.”
More than 400 community members attended the Union Square Campus ribbon cutting on August 5, 2016. After the brief program, guests gathered on thee sidewalk and Union Square Campus leaders, neighborhood leaders, and nursing student led the countdown. The ceremony was followed by a reception and tours.
On Tuesday January 19th, the Union Square Campus Inc. (USCI) Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution in support of the 2015 Connect NC Bond Referendum. The $2 billion bond referendum includes $1.3 billion for higher education capital construction, repair, and renovation.
If the referendum passes in March, $90 million dollars would fund North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s construction of a new engineering facility, $105 million dollars would fund The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s construction of a facility for both undergraduate nursing and other sciences, and $9.5 million would support new construction, repairs, and renovations at Guilford Technical Community College.
It has been 15 years since the last general obligation bond was authorized to upgrade our state’s infrastructure. The USCI Board asserts that these facilities will educate graduates with the skills to meet Guilford County’s job growth where there are not qualified candidates today
Members of the Union Square Campus Board of Directors are: Harold Martin, Chancellor, NCA&T; Frank Gilliam, Chancellor, UNCG; Randy Parker, President, GTCC; Tim Rice, retired President and CEO, Cone Heath; Therence Pickett, VP/General Counsel, Volvo Trucks / Mack Trucks; Jim Bryant, Bryant and Associates; Carole Bruce, Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood; Ed Kitchen, COO, Joseph M. Bryan Foundation; Pat Danahy, retired President and CEO, Greensboro Partnership; and Rosalind Fuse-Hall, President, Bennett College.