Motivational speaker Marlon Smith to address Convocation
Convocation is Wednesday, September 3, 10:15 a.m. at the Givens Performing Arts Center.
Keynote speaker is Marlon Christopher Smith, a motivational speaker, recognized as the "High-Tech Motivator." As founder and president of Success By Choice, Inc., Smith can be found empowering our global society by helping individuals realize their true potential. He has inspired, entertained and motivated individuals in 45 states and around the globe.
His most popular book is "What's Up? - A Solution Guide For Today's Young People."
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia. His corporate experience includes two Fortune 500 corporations.
Canida named Director of new Minority Affairs office
Robert L. Canida II has been named to the newly created position of Director for the Office of Minority Affairs. The office reports to the Office of Student Affairs.
Canida, who was selected after a national search, started work August 1 in the office, which is located in the Multicultural Center in Old Main. He was formerly the assistant librarian for electronic resources/access services of the Sampson-Livermore Library, where he worked for nine years.
As Minority Affairs Director, Canida will provide leadership for administering, coordinating and overseeing programs and services, which promote the academic and personal growth and development of minority students. The primary goal of this position will be to assist in maintaining a campus environment that supports student diversity and promotes learning opportunities and services leading to the success and retention of minority students. For more, visit University Newswire,
NC 401(k) Plan under new management in September
Your NC 401(k) Plan is getting ready to change management. Prudential Retirement will take over from BB&T in September.
For information, go to www.prudential.com/ncplans/ or call 1-866-627-5267. September 8 is the last day to make changes to the old BB&T plans and assets will transfer September 17-22 when the new plan becomes operational.
The state promises that fees charged by Prudential will save state employees money. There are new options and rules regarding current holdings. There is also a transition newsletter available from the State Treasurer's Office that may be helpful.
UNCP on display
Lawrence Locklear, Judy Monroe (both University and Community Relations) and Blake Tyner (Art) stand beside the display case they designed at UNC General Administration in Chapel Hill, NC.
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