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Meredith’s Woman of Achievement Award goes to Vivian Howard

Chef, restaurateur, and television host Vivian Howard received Meredith College’s 2019 Woman of Achievement Award. In celebration of this award, Howard was interviewed by Meredith President Jo Allen. Howard and Allen share eastern North Carolina roots and showed an evening of wit and wisdom. Hear them talk about how Howard’s work in culinary skills and her love of food has brought her numerous awards and accolades. Meredith College’s Woman of Achievement Award recognizes women who are inspirational role models.

Monday Wednesday Friday – 7 p.m.; Tuesday Thursday – 7 p.m.; Saturday Sunday 2 p.m.

Dr. Dillard is the New Shaw President

Shaw University Board of Trustees has named Paulette R. Dillard the University’s 18th president. Dr. Dillard has been serving as interim president since July of last year. She previously served as the University’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college of arts and sciences.

“Upon her appointment as interim president, we determined Dr. Dillard to be the ideal selection to lead this institution,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees Joseph N. Bell, Jr. “We believe her performance to date has demonstrated that she is committed to the transformative education process and more than qualified to lead Shaw University into this next era of excellence.”

Dr. Dillard is a trained medical technologist certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and has over twenty-five years of experience working in the field of diagnostic laboratory medicine. She began her career at International Clinical Laboratories in Nashville, Tennessee. She went on to hold senior positions at SmithKline and Quest Diagnostics. She also has a rich teaching history having taught biology at various southeastern colleges and universities.

“I am honored to be selected by the Board of Trustees to continue to lead this great University,” said Dillard. “I am thankful and committed to intentional leadership of Shaw University as we continue to grow as an institutional leader in the Raleigh community and globally abroad.”

A Mount Airy, North Carolina native, Dillard graduated from Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Master’s of Science in Biology from Tennessee State University. Dr. Dillard earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Clark Atlanta University.

Dr. Dillard’s appointment was unanimously approved by Shaw’s Board of Trustees during a meeting on Saturday, September 8

See a talk by her on Channel 18.

Monday Wednesday Friday – 6 a.m.; Tuesday Thursday – 6 a.m. & 5 p.m.; Saturday Sunday 5 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Learn About a Variety of Wake Tech Programs—including an Ombuds

What is an Ombuds? That’s the question Dr Jerry Nuesell (above) explores in one of the many short videos that Wake Tech Community College has on the current channel 18 schedule. A clue: An Ombuds is an impartial resource for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The Ombuds’ function is to help visitors to the office find options for addressing concerns, resolving conflicts, and handling a variety of institutional issues as they arise, in a confidential and informal manner. Learn about that and many other Wake Tech programs in the current schedule

Monday Wednesday Friday – 7:15 a.m. & noon.; Tuesday Thursday – 7:15 a.m.& 12:30 & 11 p.m.; Saturday Sunday – 3:30 p.m.

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