TWO N.C. A&T SENIORS OFFER SOLUTIONS IN EMERGING ISSUES AT A STATEWIDE CONFERENCENorth Carolina A&T State University seniors, Jasmine Farrar and Joel Williamson and professor Lemuria Carter traveled to Raleigh to represent the university at the Institute for Emerging Issues Forum.
During a two-day conference, Williamson and Farrar, along with the other students reps – GenZ Ambassadors – had an opportunity to meet with the state’s top educators, corporate leaders, community activist and public officials to exchange ideas and offer up solutions to some of North Carolina’s problems.
Each year, the institute focuses on a specific emerging issue threatening the state’s future competitiveness. This year, the ambassadors were tasked with the responsibility of offering up their knowledge and IT skills to help find a viable solution to the some of the state’s problems.
“This wasn’t an easy task, but at the end of the conference my fellow GenZer’s and I accomplished what was set before us,” Williamson said.
This year’s top three ideas were a healthy eating initiative, establishing business mentorship program and the expansion of Community Co-Working Spaces.