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NCCU Department of Art Awarded $10,000 From Duke Energy

 

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Department of Art $10,000 to enhance technology instruction in key art classes.

The funding from the Duke Energy Foundation is part of the organization’s support of workforce development and economic development initiatives.

The funds will be used to purchase Apple computers to support the curricula in the visual communications concentration.

“NCCU’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art are extremely pleased to receive the generous gift of $10,000 from Duke Energy,” said Carlton Wilson, Ph.D., dean of the NCCU College of Arts and Sciences. “Students who desire to become creative artists need the appropriate technology that will allow them to fully express themselves. Duke Energy’s investment will enhance student success.”

NCCU’s Department of Art offers three concentrations: visual communications, studio and art studies. Students are trained to become well-rounded artists, designers and teachers.

The Art Department has made major contributions to the campus throughout its history, including commissioning of the 1956 bronze statue of Dr. Shepard that now stands at the main entrance of the campus, which was created by faculty member William Zorach.

“We are proud to support the NCCU’s Department of Art. This gift demonstrates our commitment to equipping more student with the skills needed to compete in an emerging sector of our economy,” said Indira Everett, Duke Energy’s district manager.

In July 2016, the Duke Energy Foundation also awarded NCCU with $135,000 to support a Three-Plus-Two Bachelor of Science Dual Degree program in physics and electrical engineering in partnership with North Carolina State University (NC State).

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