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Business Notebook for March 20, 2022

A roundup of business news in Fayetteville and Cumberland County


Methodist University earns Military Friendly gold ranking  

Methodist University has earned a “gold-level” ranking while being designated a Military Friendly university for the 2022-23 school year, the university announced in a release earlier this month.

The Military Friendly ratings program started in 2003 as a way to encourage civilian programs to invest in, recruit, retain and advance military veterans as employees and/or students, the release stated.  

Methodist has previously been recognized as a Military Friendly university. It also has been recognized as a Military Friendly Spouse School and Best for Vets university, the release said.  

“We are proud of our Military Friendly designation and are committed to expanding our services and academic programs to best meet the unique needs of our military-affiliated students,” said Billy J. Buckner, director of Methodist’s military programs and workforce training.

“We work hard every day to meet the needs of our military student population, and being designated as a Military Friendly designation means we are doing something right, but we can always be better,” Buckner said.

Applications being accepted for 2022-23 Artists in Schools 

The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland  County is accepting applications from professional teaching artists of all disciplines for its 2022-23 Artists in Schools directory.

The directory is a resource for schools looking to hire vetted teaching artists for workshops, assemblies and online engagements, the Arts Council says on its website.

The program benefits more than 16,000 students each year and has been working with Cumberland County students for more than 45 years, according to the Arts Council website.

The deadline to apply is April 15. There is a $20 application fee, which is waived for residents of Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Scotland and Sampson counties.

For more information, contact Sarah Busman at SarahB@theartscouncil.com or call 910-323-1776, ext. 1011.

For more information about the program or to apply for the directory, go to the Arts Council website.

Women’s History Month symposium at FSU

The Women’s History Month Committee and the Fayetteville State University Student Nursing Association are hosting a Women’s History Month symposium on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Science Annex, Room 121.

Attendees will hear from six panelists on the topic of “Highlighting Contributions by Women of Diverse Background to Address Disparities in People of Color.” The panelists will present information on economic, social and health disparities that should be addressed in people of color.

Refreshments will be served and boxed lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Eugenie Almeida at 910-672-2031.

Nominations being accepted for Champion of Children Awards

The Child Advocacy Center is accepting nominations for its Champion of Children Awards, which recognize people in the community who fight against the mistreatment of children.

The categories for nomination are agency/group, professionals and volunteers. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 11.

Awards will be presented during the Child Advocacy Center’s 2022 Child Abuse Summit on April 28 at the Fuller Recreation Center.

To make a nomination, complete this google document or print it and mail it to: Child Advocacy Center, ℅ Break the Chain Committee, PO Box 488, Fayetteville, NC, 28302.

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