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Meeting and greeting
Capt. Catrina Thompson of the Winston-Salem Police Department's criminal
investigations division speaks during a Meet and Greet segment of the
Ministers' Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity meeting on Tuesday, Sept.
8. The Ministers' Conference held the Meet and Greet before it resumed its
meeting schedule for the fall. Thompson spoke about the rapport that has devel
oped between the Ministers' Conference and the Police Department.
Gov. Pat McCrory proclaims
September as Childhood Cancer
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Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed
September as Childhood Cancer
Awareness Month, highlighting families
throughout North Carolina battling cancer
as well as the advances being made
throughout the state in cancer research,
prevention and treatment.
According to the Kids Cancer
Connection, cancer is detected in nearly
15,000 U.S. children every year.
In the proclamation, McCrory recog
nized efforts by the Kids Cancer
Connection and American Cancer Fund for
Children in battling childhood cancer.
Both organizations provide a variety of
vital patient psychosocial services to chil
dren undergoing cancer treatment at North
Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel
Hill and Levine Children's Hospital in
Charlotte, as well as participating hospitals
throughout the country.
Other childhood cancer hospitals
throughout the state involved in research
and treatment include Duke Children's
Hospital and Health Center in Durham, the
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina
University in Greenville and Wake Forest
Baptist Health in Winston-Salem.
DCCC appoints Dr. Rhonda Coats I
vice president, student affairs I
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Davidson County Community College announces the appointment of Dr. Rhonda
Coats as Vice President, Student Affairs at Davidson County Community College.
Coats has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, most recently as Vice
President for Student Services at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC)
in Olympia. Wash. During her tenure, she led the effort to hire a full-time Director of
Diversity and Equity and established the college's Diversity and Equity Center. Coats
also worked at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
"Dr. Coats is an outstanding addition to the DCCC Leadership Team," says Dr. Mary
Rittling, president of the College. "Her depth of knowledge and experience is a valu
able asset to our continued mission of serving students at every level. She is passionate
about giving students the support, tools, and resources they need to be successful."
Dr. Coats states," I am excited to be at Davidson in this position. The role of com
munity colleges is vital to improving people's lives and raising aspirations of our stu
dents. The people in Student Affairs and at Davidson are so genuine and dedicated to stu
dent success. Nurturing the whole person is critical, giving students the chance to
become all they can be, and then some. I believe in the community college model, where
everyone is working to make a real difference."
Coats earned her Doctor of Education degree in Community College Leadership
Oregon State University. In addition, she earned her Master of Education from The
Pennsylvania State University and her undergraduate degree from Norfolk State
at the I
Saturday, Sept. 12
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Neal Bolton Home and
Garden Building at the
Enter through Gate 9 on
Please bring a
canned food item to
benefit the Second
Harvest Food Banh
? Mix & Mingle!
? Updates on City Programs & Services
? Music by the Community Band and
First Baptist Church Mass Choir
? Recognition of Community Volunteers
? Bus Tour of Bond Project Sites
? Food, Fun and Giveaways!
Free, but pre-registration requested. I
E-mail Chris Mach,
or Regina Hall,
A PROGRAM OF THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM
IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL SERVICE DAY
MARKSMANSHIP ? REGULATION DRILL
PUBLIC SAFETY RAIDER COURSE
9-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE PARKING & ADMISSION
an organization created by
the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
for professionals under 40, is seeking
to recognize outstanding individuals
in the local business community
with 2015 Winston<40 Leadership Awards.
~ NOMINATION DEADLINE IS SEPT. 20
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