First Graduating Class in Charlotte!

Northeastern University—Charlotte faculty and staff honored its first graduating class with a celebration on campus Wednesday, June 25! The Class of 2014 was comprised of 36 graduates from Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies and D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Graduates earned degrees in the following areas: Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Education, Master ... Read More »

Summer is Here!…Now What?

Okay, not for a couple more days. But some days feel more like summer has already arrived with Charlotte achieving its first 90-degree day 2 months earlier than 2013. If you’re looking for some outdoor activities that you won’t leave you roasting, I have two recommendations: Boomerang Bay at Carowinds amusement park and 18 holes of Disk Golf at Reedy ... Read More »

It’s Not All Fun and Games …

…or is it? Dr. Robert Prior, professor in Northeastern’s Master of Sports Leadership program, recently took Charlotte students enrolled in his Events Management course on a field trip to a Charlotte Knights minor league baseball game at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights, whose previous stadium was located just over the North Carolina boarder in Fort Mill, South Carolina, ... Read More »

Graduate School ROI?

I recently participated in a Chamber of Commerce panel discussion regarding the “Return on Investment of Graduate School.”  The audience was comprised of young professionals who were early in their careers, and considering advancement potential.  The first question posed to the panel (myself and other university representatives) was whether the investment of time and money is worth going back to ... Read More »

The Current Student Experience

What prompted you to go back school? Johnny: Since I came in this country, my ultimate dream was to be able to further my education. I attended Theological School in the Congo in preparation for pastoral ministry, but as I came here, it become evident to me that my credentials would not be enough to afford me gainful employment (ministerial ... Read More »

Are You Being Overlooked in Your Career?

If you answered “yes” to the question above, you’re probably thinking, “I work so hard and I’m barely (or never) recognized for it.” Or possibly, “I’m more competent than my manager. Why is s/he the boss?” My advice: Develop your leadership capability. Not only is that my good counsel, but it’s also the title to one of the thought-provoking leadership ... Read More »

Charlotte as an Energy Hub

Charlotte is well known for being the 2nd largest financial center in the United States, but it is also home to a growing energy hub.  There are about 200 energy companies in the Charlotte region including the corporate headquarters of the largest electric company in the US, Duke Energy!  At the 2014 Energy Inc. Summit, hosted by the Charlotte Business ... Read More »

Girl Rising Comes to Charlotte Campus!

Northeastern University – Charlotte has teamed up with Charles Schwab & Co. to screen the inspiring film “Girl Rising” on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM. In this documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds ... Read More »

Listening Tours to Partnerships

As a transplant to the Greater Charlotte area, one of the signatures of the city that impresses me the most is public-private partnerships.  These extraordinary examples of community building became evident over the past year as I participated in a listening tour of businesses, nonprofits, funders, and government with my colleagues from Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs ... Read More »