Glaxo, UNCP Hand
Out 21 Mini-grants To Region Teachers
to right): Warren Baker, Director, University-Schools Program;
Pam Carroll, Asst. Director, University-Schools Program; Zoe Locklear,
Dean, School of Education; Bill Shore, Director, Community Relations
with GlaxoSmithKline; and Darrell Johnson, Chair, UNCP Foundation.
company GlaxoSmithKline and UNC Pembroke's School of Education have
teamed up to award $20,000 in grants to 21 classroom teachers in the
Bill Shore, GlaxoSmithKline's
director of community relations, announced that the company would renew
its commitment to the program for a second year. He made the announcement
this week at an awards dinner held at the university to honor the grant
projects came from elementary and middle schools from Acme-Delco to
Fort Bragg and had titles like:
- "What Color
am I: Using the Spectrum Temperament Development Model in the Middle
- 'Connecting Phonics
and Phonemic Awareness in Emerging Readers,"
- "Math Club:
Home-School Lending Library,"
- "Birds and
Butterflies: A Secret Garden for Readers,"
An Important Natural Resource" and
Projects Integrated Through Children's Literature."
"It's a privilege
to be in a roomful of heroes," Mr. Shore said. "For us at
GlaxoSmithKline, this is a great opportunity to help teachers."
partnership with Pembroke originated when Mr. Shore met UNCP's Education
Dean Zoe Locklear at a meeting of Gov. Mike Easley's First in America
is interested in supporting diversity, and I assured him that this is
the most diverse region in North Carolina," Dr. Locklear said.
"GlaxoSmithKline is a corporate leader in caring about the public
schools of North Carolina."
C. Meadors said there is a crisis in moral support for U.S. public schools,
and private sector support like GlaxoSmithKline project is important.
this one help our teachers do more for their children," Chancellor
Meadors said. "These projects are critical."
is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare
companies with North American operations based in the Research Triangle
Park, N.C. and Philadelphia.
The company's philosophy
is to target support on selected programs that are innovative, sustainable
and which produce tangible results.
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