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2019 Community College Program for Partner Institutions

April 11-12, 2019

Pitt Community College

PDCH offered

This program is a collaboration between eastern North Carolina global industries, North Carolina community colleges and World View. It will provide World View’s community college partner institution leaders and faculty a unique opportunity to hear from local industry leaders about meeting needs in the competitive and ever-evolving economy. How will industry change? What are the skill sets and traits needed and required by current and future workers? What role will the community college play in meeting the needs of the modern workforce? Community college leaders and educators who attend this program will leave better equipped to meet the challenge of preparing their students and curriculum for the global marketplace.

This program will include presentations from faculty at UNC Chapel Hill, on-site visits to global companies in eastern North Carolina and a panel discussion. It is designed for community college leaders and faculty of all disciplines, as well as administrators and staff. PDCH offered.

Host campus: Pitt Community College (1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, NC, 28590)

Cost: $150 per person

Application deadline: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Schedule  |  Speakers and Companies  |  Lodging & Directions


4:00 p.m. Welcome

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lawrence Rouse, President, Pitt Community College
4:15 p.m. Plenary Talk

Understanding Yourself and Others: Values and Culture in a Global Business World
Mabel Miguel, Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Global Business Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
6:00 p.m. Networking Dinner at Villa Verde and Presentation of Global Guide to Greenville

Presented by Pitt Community College Global Distinction students
Facilitated by Katherine Clyde, Dean of Business, Pitt Community College
7:00 p.m. Adjourn
8:00 a.m. On-Site Visit to Grady-White Boats

Facilitated by Gwen Edwards, Sales Representative, Grady-White Boats
10:00 a.m. Travel
10:15 a.m. On-Site Visit to Thermo Fisher Scientific

Facilitated by Jesse Boyd, Senior Director of Global Business Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:15 p.m. Travel
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Break
1:45 p.m. Overview of Economic Development in Eastern NC

John Chaffee, President and CEO, NCEast Alliance
2:30 p.m. Global Is Local Panel Discussion

Facilitated by Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Delicia Barnes, Director of Human Resources, Thermo Fisher Scientific
John Chaffee, President and CEO, NCEast Alliance
Gwen Edwards, Sales Representative, Grady-White Boats
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lawrence Rouse, President, Pitt Community College
3:45 p.m. Adjourn


Speakers and Companies

Delicia Barnes is the director, human resources for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s pharmaceutical development and manufacturing site in Greenville, NC. In this role, she leads strategic and operational human resources direction to drive objectives for this high-growth business. With nearly 20 years of experience based in an array of industries including packaged consumer goods and consulting, Delicia has focused her career on effectively engaging and deploying organizational talent. Delicia grew up in the Eastern North Carolina town of Goldsboro and completed her higher education at two NC universities. She holds a B.A. in public relations from NC A&T State University as well as an MBA and Juris Doctor from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jesse Boyd is a pharmaceutical manufacturing executive with 18 years of diverse industry experience. Jesse spent 14 years with Eli Lilly and Company in manufacturing and finance. He joined Patheon – now a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific – in 2014 as the senior director of finance and site controller. In 2016, Jesse moved into a general management role as the senior director of sterile operations and business unit leader, and he is now in a global business management role. Prior to embarking on his pharmaceutical career, Jesse spent 10 years on active duty in the US Navy’s nuclear propulsion program. Jesse holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University, a MBA in finance and a M.S. in accounting from Indiana University and is a licensed CPA.
John D. Chaffee is the president and CEO of the NCEast Alliance, a regional economic development agency serving more than one million residents within several small metropolitan and micropolitan areas from the fringe of the Research Triangle to the Atlantic Coast. John earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economic geography with a specialization in industrial location and regional economics. He began his career of economic development in eastern North Carolina (1977) and was selected as executive director of the Pitt County Economic Development Commission in 1983. In January 2006, he retired from that post to become director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Eastern Regional Office in Greenville with the mission to facilitate capacity building for life sciences in eastern North Carolina. He was named CEO of North Carolina’s Eastern Region in April 2009, which was recently succeeded by the NCEast Alliance. He counts among his successes the establishment of the first corporate park in the east, development of robust partnerships, strategies to recruit Japanese companies and collaborative efforts to encourage the emergence of a life science R&D-based cluster in the Greenville Metro area.
Gwen Edwards is a sales representative with Grady-White Boats. She began her career with Grady-White in 1981 as a clerk in the human resource department. She was promoted to supervisor in 1987 and was responsible for benefit administration, reporting and hiring. In 1991, she joined the marketing team and assisted the director with advertising, printed materials, point of sale materials, coordinated photography and videography projects and assisted with customer research. She later moved to the sales department as the sales administrator supervisor overseeing the day-to-day operations of the administrative team. She worked with both US and international dealers in all aspects of sales administration including boat orders, sales programs, boat show coordination, dealer accounts, Grady-White Owners’ Clubs and planned company conferences. In her current role, she works with US dealers on the West Coast, New York, New Jersey and Virginia. She is a graduate of Pitt Community College and resides in Washington, NC with her husband David. She enjoys boating, fishing and outdoor activities.
Mabel Miguel teaches courses in leadership and management at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where she serves as director of the Global Business Center. She shares her global expertise and experiences by infusing leadership lessons that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries into the leadership and management courses she teaches. Mabel has developed and taught leadership skill courses for such organizations as the US Air Force, US Navy, ExxonMobil, Sony Ericsson and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among others. She has taught extensively at universities and organizations around the world. She received her Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill and her MBA and B.S. from New York University.
One of the most respected boatbuilding companies in the world, Grady-White Boats has a legendary reputation for designing and producing outstanding fiberglass boats. Since 1959, Grady-White boats have been built in Greenville, NC. In large part Grady-White’s success is due to developing close relationships with its customers and dealerships, asking questions of and carefully listening to boat owners and incorporating features they’ve requested to provide the ultimate in boating satisfaction. The history of Grady-White reflects over 55 years of appreciation and respect for boating, sportfishing and outdoor activities, and the company is a steadfast advocate of fisheries conservation, education and waterway management.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Their mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Thermo Fisher helps customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through their premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – they offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Lodging & Directions

Holiday Inn
252-355-8300 or 877-271-2616
203 Southwest Greenville Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27834
Rate – $94.00, guaranteed until March 11, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the “UNC World View Group” block or by following this link.


Hilton Greenville
207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834
Rate – $149.00, guaranteed until March 12, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the “UNCWV” group code.