Morning Briefing – June 23, 2021

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N.C. A&T Policies - Aggie Hub | North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina A&T degree completion program sees growth

The Aggies at the Goal Line Program (AGL) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 2016. The online degree completion program, developed out of the University of North Carolina System “Partway Home Initiative,” continues to be a source of alternative degree obtainment.

Since 2016, more than 100 students, from nearly every age range, have been admitted, enrolled and graduated through AGL. The vast majority have completed the program, receiving liberal studies degrees. (North Carolina A&T State University)

SIAC, ESPN AGREE TO MULTI-YEAR MEDIA RIGHTS EXTENSION
SIAC, ESPN agree to multi-year media rights extension

The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and ESPN announced today that they have reached a multi-year rights agreement that will feature SIAC football and basketball games through 2027.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, ESPN will feature at least 22 football games across ESPNU and ESPN+, including the SIAC Football Championship. (SIAC)

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Pecan Street developing distributed energy adoption toolkit for HBCUs

The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation awarded Pecan Street Inc. a $40,000 grant to bring its unique data and research capabilities to developing a Distributed Energy Resources Toolkit for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Pecan Street will partner with Huston-Tillotson University in Austin to develop resources that support DER deployment on HBCU campuses to provide new revenue opportunities and support community resilience centers. The effort will produce an online DER planning and implementation toolkit geared toward the unique aspects of Texas HBCUs and technical support resources. (Solar Power World Online)

Office of the Registrar – LeMoyne-Owen College
LeMoyne-Owen is critical partner in South Memphis economic development plan

City leaders, forced to make endless concessions to attract businesses unwilling to invest in unfamiliar areas, may see little in revenue growth, frustrating taxpayers. Developers bogged down in red tape and pushback from concerned citizens are forced to scale back plans. Residents are frightened, confused, and angered by rapid change.

That’s why, five years ago, several major South Memphis nonprofit Community Development Corporations, CDCs, and a historically Black college came together to create the nonprofit Soulsville USA Neighborhoods Development District, SNDD. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

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