North Carolina A&T State University

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Lloyd V. Hackley

Lloyd V. “Vic” Hackley is an educational administrator in North Carolina who was named in July 2007 as the interim chancellor of Fayetteville State University. He was previously chancellor of FSU from 1988 to 1994.

Hackley, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, was president of the North Carolina Community College System from 1995 through 1997 and interim chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University in 2006 and 2007.

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Corbett Sports Center

Corbett Sports Center is a 5,700-seat multi-purpose arena in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is home to the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies basketball team. This three story complex houses office space, classrooms, two raquetball courts in addition to an Olympic sized swimming pool. In 2005, The basketball court was named the Cal Irvin-Don Corbett basketball court, after two former North Carolina A&T State University Basketball Coaches. The venue has also played host to performances by the likes of Kanye West, Floetry, and Katt Williams.

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Aggie Stadium (North Carolina A&T)

Aggie Stadium and Irwin Belk Track is a 21,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina. W. Edward Jenkins, a North Carolina A&T State University alumnus and architect, designed the stadium. Opened in 1981, the stadium is also the home of the new Irwin Belk Olympic class track. In addition Aggie Stadium features the state-of-the-art Joseph and Kathleen Bryan fitness and Wellness Center. This 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) fitness facility sits behind the scoreboard in the Northeastern Corner of Aggie Stadium.

Within the past decade, Aggie stadium has undergone renovations including the installation of lights, new sprinkler and drainage systems, and the reconditioning of the playing surface. In the Fall of 2005, Aggie Stadium unveiled Aggievision, a video scoreboard, commonly referred to as a jumbotron. Aggie Stadium is home to the North Carolina A&T State University Aggies football team.

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Coppin State University

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Coppin State University is an historically black college located in Baltimore, Maryland. It is part of the University System of Maryland.

Coppin State University was founded in 1900 at what was then called Colored High School (later named Douglass High School) on Pennsylvania Avenue by the Baltimore City School Board who initiated a one-year training course for the preparation of African-American elementary school teachers. By 1902, the training program was expanded to a two-year Normal Department within the high school, and seven years later it was separated from the high school and given its own principal.

In 1926, this facility for teacher training was named Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School in honor of an African-American woman who was a pioneer in teacher education, Fanny Jackson Coppin.

By 1938 the curriculum of the normal school was lengthened to four years, authority was given for the granting of the Bachelor of Science degree, and the name of the Normal School was changed to Coppin Teachers College. In 1950, Coppin became part of the higher education system of Maryland under the State Department of Education, and renamed Coppin State Teachers College. Two years later Coppin moved to its present 38-acre (150,000 m2) site on West North Avenue.

Coppin's first president was Dr. Miles Connor, who was appointed in 1950, while the institution's second president was Dr. Parlett Moore who was appointed in 1956. Dr. Calvin W. Burnett was appointed as Coppin's third president in 1970. Coppin's fourth president, Dr. Stanley F. Battle, was appointed on March 3, 2003. After Dr. Battle departed for North Carolina A&T State University in 2007, Coppin's fifth president, Dr. James Avery was hired.

The student population comprises nearly 4,000 students who are enrolled in day, evening and weekend undergraduate/graduate courses. Many are Baltimore residents from very diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Coppin has graduated thousands of alumni who have made impact in the State of Maryland in various fields, primarily Human Services.

Organizations participate in the Student Senate at Coppin State. There is currently a board called the SAPB (Student Activities Planning Board) which plans students events for and by the student body.

The Coppin State Eagles play in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and in the NCAA's Division I. The school has men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis and track, and women's teams in basketball, bowling, cross country, softball, tennis, track and volleyball.

In 1997, the Coppin State Men's Basketball team defeated the University of South Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship becoming just the third #15 seed to defeat a #2 seed. In the 2007-08 season, Coppin State became the first team in NCAA College Basketball history to reach the NCAA Tournament with 20 losses.

Another community outreach program operated by Coppin is the Coppin State University Community Nursing Center, a fully equipped medical clinic that offers affordable health care for children and adults. The Community Nursing Center is located across the street from the University's campus.

Coppin has form The Coppin Academy, which is a public charter high school for students in grades 9 - 12. The goal is to encourage young people to attend college.

Coppin is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the undergraduate and graduate academic programs are accredited by a number of specialized agencies. Teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

The nursing program is approved by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses and accredited by the National League of Nursing. The Social Work and Rehabilitation Counseling Education programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Council of Rehabilitation Counseling Education, respectively.

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Kernersville, North Carolina

Location of Kernersville, North Carolina

Kernersville is a town in Forsyth County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 17,126 at the 2000 census. In 2007 the U.S. Census estimated the town's population at 22,309. Kernersville is located at the heart of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan area, which consists of the cities of Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem. Although Kernersville has traditionally been considered a suburb of Winston-Salem, the arrival of new industries (particularly the Dell Computer plant), has given the city a booming population and a character all its own. Much of the rural farmland surrounding the town has been sold and turned into large middle-to-upper-class housing developments, and numerous large shopping centers have been built in the town over the past few years. Flue-cured tobacco was the major crop grown in the area.

Kernersville is located at 36°6′58″N 80°4′55″W / 36.11611°N 80.08194°W / 36.11611; -80.08194 (36.116240, -80.081963).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.2 square miles (31.5 km²), of which, 12.1 square miles (31.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.58%) is water.

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,126 people, 7,286 households, and 4,663 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,415.7 people per square mile (546.5/km²). There were 7,950 housing units at an average density of 657.2/sq mi (253.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.11% White, 8.74% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.33% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.36% of the population.

There were 7,286 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,520, and the median income for a family was $52,266. Males had a median income of $36,777 versus $26,873 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,506. About 6.3% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

The site was first settled by an Irishman named Jacob Story in 1756. Around 1770 the site was purchased by William Dobson and was called Dobson's Crossroads. George Washington was served breakfast at Dobson's tavern on June 2, 1791. Joseph Kerner bought the property in 1871 and the town became known as Kerners Crossroads. Eventually the town became Kernersville.

In late 2005 President George W. Bush visited Kernersville's Deere Hitachi plant to give a speech about the American economy.

In 2001 NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick opened his shop in Kernersville. Kevin and his wife, Delana, are residents of Kernersville. Delana and her dad, former Nationwide Series driver, John Linville are natives of Kernersville.

Starting in July 2008, North Main Street was closed through downtown Kernersville. The improvements included widening the road and adding parking along the street. North Main Street was re-opened on October 2, 2008.

Starting in mid 2006, Century Park went under construction to rebuild the lake that had dried up years before. The lake would be restocked with fish, and renovated the park accessible from Century Blvd with bathrooms and picnic areas. The project was finished in the Spring 2008, and in May 2009 the public is allowed to fish from the lake.

Also, Century Blvd went under construction in the winter of 2008. The construction extended Century Place Blvd which allowed traffic from South Main St to Century Blvd. The construction was finish in January 2009.

The resident houses in the historical district on Salisbury St. was given an ordinance to renovate their homes to match the current renovations done to the roads leading into downtown along with the new bank and park added further downtown. The historical district includes the famous Körner’s Folly built in 1878 and the Harmon House.

Kernersville is served by five public elementary schools, three public middle schools, and two public high schools - Glenn Senior High School and East Forsyth High School. These public schools are all a part of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. Kernersville is also home to four private schools, most prominently the Brookside Montessori School and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School; it is one of only three Catholic High Schools in North Carolina. Oak Ridge Military Academy is located in nearby Oak Ridge, North Carolina. Kernersville also contains a branch of the Forsyth Technical Community College. Numerous private high schools and colleges are located within easy driving distance of Kernersville; among the colleges and universities located nearby are Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, Bennett College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, and High Point University in High Point.

Körner’s Folly was built in 1878 by Jule Körner. It is now a minor tourist attraction, as a result of its very unusual design and architecture. It also housed the first private Little Theatre in the US. The house was recently featured in the New York Times (March 10, 2006), and has been featured in Southern Living Magazine (May 2004) and in a televised Our State Magazine production. Click on the links to see a picture of Körner's Folly and one of its rooms. A model of the house was made into an ornament to represent North Carolina on the White House Christmas Tree in 2001.

A new attraction to grace the streets of Kernersville is the new ownership and conversion of the Julius S. Harmon House. The Harmon House, which was previously used as the location for a local business, Lizzie's Herb Shop, has recently been bought by Imogene Lambe. The house has been refurnished and redecorated to provide a beautiful, antiquated events center. Its most common functions are receptions and conferences. The new Harmon House can be seen here .

Each year during the late spring, downtown is closed for a festival known as "Spring Folly". The event includes rides, county fair food, games, and booths to buy local items. The folly attracts mostly people of their mid to late teens and parents with small children. The festival usually takes place the second or third weekend in May; starting friday night through mid-day Sunday.

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