U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves to Visit North Carolina Central University

Posted November 02, 2022, 5:10PM

On Thurs., Nov. 3, Deputy Secretary Don Graves will travel to Durham, N.C., to celebrate North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) nearly $3 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Connecting Minority Communities Program. This program, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet For All initiative, will support NCCU’s Digital Equity Leadership Program’s efforts to address broadband access and equity both at the university and in surrounding anchor communities.  

The Deputy Secretary will tour the university’s Digital Equity Leadership Program and participate in a roundtable on the importance of connecting minority communities. After, the Deputy Secretary will deliver remarks. Events will be open press.

Tour and Roundtable on Connecting Durham and NCCU Digital Equity

WHO:

  • U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves
  • Rep. David Price (NC-04)
  • Annette Taylor, director, North Carolina Office of Digital Equity
  • Dr. Jon Gant, dean, School of Library and Information Sciences, NCCU

 

WHEN:

Thurs., Nov. 3, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:        

Durham County Library – Main Library

300 N. Roxboro St

Durham, NC 27701

 

Reception and Remarks at North Carolina Central University

WHO:             

  • U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves
  • Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, chancellor, NCCU 
  • Annette Taylor, director, North Carolina Office of Digital Equity
  • Dr. David H Jackson Jr, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, NCCU
  • Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
  • Dr. Jon Gant, dean, School of Library & Information Sciences, NCCU

 

WHEN:

Thurs., Nov. 3, 2022, 4 p.m.

 

WHERE:

North Carolina Central University

New Student Center Room 2138

500 Nelson St. (Corner of 2223 Fayetteville St and 500 Nelson St)

Durham, NC 27707

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The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the NCCU Student Center Event Hall at 500 Nelson St.