Minority Expo Promises to Be “Innovative”

            I recently received in my computer inbox a flyer announcing the 2016 Triad Minority Business Expo, which is produced annually by my good friend and colleague Reginald D. McCaskill. The save-the-date notice announced that this year’s event will take place on August 19-20 at the dynamic Wake Forest Innovation Quarter just east of downtown Winston-Salem. It also promised to be “an all-day celebration of locally owned businesses in the Triad area.” I couldn’t agree more! I attended...

What is your brand?

By Mel and Pearl Shaw             Have you thought about branding – or rebranding – your nonprofit, college, or even your business? Is branding about a logo or something deeper? Discussions of branding can quickly turn to logos, colors, web updates and a social media presence. Are those your brand or are they expressions of your brand? We believe they are brand expressions and that your brand isn’t as neat and tidy as a logo. Your brand should be what comes to mind when people think about...

N.C. A&T to Lead $5 Million Project on Unmanned Vehicles

A $5 million grant from the U.S. Air Force will fund a research team led by N.C. A&T State University that will develop control systems for a new dimension in battlefield strategy: large teams of unmanned vehicles. The five-year project will expand the use of autonomous vehicles, such as drones, to a larger and more diverse scale. The vision is to manage future battlefields with autonomous vehicles working together in the air, on the ground and/or underwater. The vehicles could be control...

A&T Chancellor Named One Of the Triad’s Most Influential

The Triad Business Journal has named N.C. A&T State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. to the 2015 list of the Triad’s Most Influential People. Last fall, Martin and 93 others were honored at a reception at High Point University. Martin joined A&T in 2009 as the university’s first alumnus to serve as the chief administrator. Drawing from his experiences as a student, educator and administrator, he has brought to the university visionary leadership and a commitment to continue the...

N.C. A&T Honors Agricultural Leaders, Legends and Pioneers

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Six leaders in agricultural, family and consumer sciences recently received honors from N.C. A&T State University at an awards luncheon in Greensboro. The awards were established to honor the legacies of leaders of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, while bringing attention to the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act. That 1890 federal legislation created the nation’s 19 historically black land-grant colleges and universities, known collectively as “the 1890s.” A...