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2020 Community College Program for Partner Institutions

March 20, 2020

Greenville, NC


The Martinsborough
330 Evans Street, 3rd floor
Greenville, NC 27858

******COVID-19 UPDATE 03/11/2020******

UNC World View values our participants and cares for the health and safety of everyone. Because of the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone Global is Local until 2021.

Individuals who have paid directly to World View will receive a credit to be used at future programs during the 2019-2020 academic year or 2020-2021 academic year. If your registration has been coordinated by your community college office, World View is contacting them directly.

We know that as educators you are working hard to meet the needs of your students during this challenging time. World View will follow up with you in the weeks to come to share program related online resources with participants who registered. We are committed to working across the state to connect university resources and provide meaningful professional development.

If you have any questions regarding this cancellation of Global is Local please contact Kimberly Hall, administrative services coordinator, at


The Global is Local Initiative is a collaboration between 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 will become better equipped to meet the challenge of preparing their students and curriculum for the global marketplace.

Cost: $150

Schedule  |  Speakers and Companies  |  Parking & Directions


10:00 a.m. Welcome

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lawrence Rouse, President, Pitt Community College
10:15 a.m.
Plenary I: Succeeding in Global North Carolina
Larry Chavis
11:00 a.m. A Conversation with Ed Glenn
12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Plenary II: Economic Development in North Carolina
Jonathan Morgan
1:30 p.m. On-Site Tour of New Growth Designs
3:00 p.m. Adjourn


Speakers and Companies

More info to come..
Lawrence Rouse is the president of Pitt Community College. He has more than 36 years of experience in administration and was named North Carolina Community College System’s President of the Year in 2016, which was during his tenure at James Sprunt Community College. Dr. Rouse has also received the Educator of the Year Award from the Duplin Rotary Club, the I Have a Dream Award from the MLK Commemoration Committee and the Torch of Wisdom Award from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. He is a graduate of Voorhees College and holds a master’s in education from the University of South Carolina and an educational doctorate from NC State University.
Charlé LaMonica is the director of World View. She works with World View’s Partners both on and off campus; forges strategic alliances and collaborations with schools, districts, and community colleges; leads the Global Education Leaders Program, and represents World View in NC and on the national and global stage. Her international career began as an educational outreach and research associate with the NC China Council of the Asia Society. Within the education arena, Charlé has vast experience working with students: she taught English and history in middle and high schools for more than 15 years as well as world history at the community college and university level. Her involvement in international business and education has allowed her to collaborate with those working in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Charlé holds a master’s degree from UNC Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Ed Glenn is the founder of New Growth Designs. In the early 1990s, Ed was working in his small, family-owned, second generation flower shop in Greenville, North Carolina, when he had an idea. Ed and his wife, Jef, had already made a name for themselves as floral designers, creating signature design projects that led to decorating events at the White House and various State dinners, but due to shipping delays, weather, and other unavoidable challenges common in the fresh flower industry, Ed began looking for high-quality alternatives to live, potted plants. Unsatisfied with what he found, he decided to create his own. With no background in production or manufacturing, he started assembling a few simple Paperwhite Narcissi, set in rustic terracotta pots, with different materials and tools he had lying around. For the base, he created a permanent dirt mixture designed to imitate natural soil, what later became known as Durt™. Ed has led several expansions of New Growth Designs, including moving to a 60,000 square foot production and design space. He directly oversees the production of his recreations from the New Growth Designs location in Greenville, North Carolina, and has done so since its inception in 1996. His work is represented in over 1500 exclusive locations throughout the world.
New Growth Designs is a leading provider of high-end artificial plants and greenery. What started with a few small pieces is now an international business, with arrangements featured in some of the world’s finest luxury stores, museums, and hotels, and sought after by today’s best-known designers. Every Faux-Fresh™ arrangement is designed by Ed with meticulous attention to detail and hand-assembled in Greenville, North Carolina, by a team of designers dedicated to creating the most realistic botanical reproductions possible. Using only the finest materials available, each plant brings the beauty of the natural world indoors without the need for upkeep, maintenance, or replacement.
Larry Chavis is the assistant professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Chavis researches how weak institutions in developing countries pose challenges for new business formation. He is studying how organizational design affects the delivery of development aid to rural communities and small-scale entrepreneurs in Indonesia. Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2005 summarized his research on the effect of social networks on firm bribe payments in transition economies. Dr. Chavis’ broad interest in social issues affecting firms is reflected in research on the effect of the Iraq war on French wine sales in the United States with Phillip Leslie of Stanford University. Their research demonstrates that firms should be concerned about grassroots level boycotts and how they are perceived in the market place. Their findings were reported by many news outlets, including U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post. As a member of the Lumbee Tribe and a North Carolina native, Dr. Chavis has a strong academic and personal interest in issues facing North Carolina. Future projects include work on minority entrepreneurship, North Carolina’s changing demographics and rural economic development. He received his PhD in economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS in applied economics and management and an MA in Asian studies from Cornell University, and a BA in anthropology from Duke University.
Jonathan Morgan joined the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003. Prior to that, he worked for Regional Technology Strategies, Inc., an economic and workforce development consulting firm located in Carrboro-Chapel Hill. He has also served as director of economic policy and research for the NC Department of Commerce, as well as research and policy director for the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development. Currently Morgan serves as course director for the annual Basic Economic Development Course. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Economic Development and Popular Government. He is a member of the NC Economic Developers Association, ACCRA–The Council for Community and Economic Research, and the International Economic Development Council. Morgan earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MPA from Clark Atlanta University, and a PhD in public administration from North Carolina State University.

Parking & Directions

The Martinsborough is located at
330 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858


Parking for is at 4th Street Parking Deck, 165 E 4th St, Greenville, NC 27858. Parking is not free, but it’s a short 100 yd walk to the Martinsborough (Blount- Harvey Building) on the corner of Evens and 4th Street.


More info to come.