Union Square Campus receives STAR Award

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
  • Chandler Concrete; Dan Goley
  • ECS Southeast, LLP; Sun Breza; Brian Maas
  • Gateway University Research Park; John Merrill

Jane K. Fernandes Joins Union Square Campus Board of Directors

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.”

Union Square Campus Board Supports Bond

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.

Fox News: Nursing Programs in Greensboro Set to Expand

The Union Square Campus will educate the next generation of in-demand nursing professionals.

From the article: 

“There’s such high demand for nurses at all levels and there’s a great demand for nurses to increase their skills to a higher level,” said Ed Kitchen, who has been working on the project intensely for the last three years.”

Read more about it in Fox News’ coverage here.