FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 4, 2016
JAMESTOWN, N.C. — The Office of Governor Pat McCrory will host an educational event about the $2 billion Connect NC Bond 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at the National Guard Armory, 110 Franklin Blvd., Greensboro. The event will focus on the bond’s local economic impact for the Piedmont-Triad region.
Representatives from Guilford Technical Community College, including President Randy Parker, will be in attendance. If passed by voters on March 15, the North Carolina Community College System would receive $350 million for needed repairs and renovations. GTCC would receive $9.5 million for phase 1 of renovations to the Medlin Campus Center to transform the more than 40-year-old building into a Student Center.
The Governor’s event also will include an education bond panel discussion featuring the following panelists:
- Judykay Jefferson, Director of Community and Constituent Affairs, Office of the Governor
- Dennis English, Assistant to the Secretary – Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses, North Carolina Department of Administration
- Latif Kaid, PE, Interim Director, State Construction Office, North Carolina Department of Administration
- Kenneth Johnson, Manager, Business Opportunity & Workforce Development, Department of Transportation
- Chris Jones, Outreach Coordinator, Community and Constituent Affairs, Office of the Governor.
For more information about Connect NC and its impact on GTCC, visit http://news.gtcc.edu/connectnc/.
Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.