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C. Neill McLeod McLeod spent more than 30 years within I thought about this the North Carolina Community College System at five different campuses, including Wake Technical Community College, and the system office. Throughout her career in community college education, McLeod served as North Carolina’s first female community college president when she took over the reins at Martin Community College, was the first female director of student activities, first female dean of continuing education, first female vice president of instruction and student development, and first woman associate executive vice president of the North Carolina Community College System office. The accomplished administrator and community college leader was recognized for her achievements during NC State’s 16th Annual Evening of the Stars Gala, where she was honored with the NC State College of Education’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna Award. “This award is especially meaningful to me because I know so many College of Education alumnae who are very outstanding people in their profession today. So, for me to be tapped as the college’s distinguished alumna is especially meaningful to me,” McLeod said. Having accomplished so much in her career, McLeod says she wouldn’t have been the leader and administrator she was if it hadn’t been for the NC State College of Education and the experiences she had during her master’s and doctoral studies. Earning a fellowship made it possible for her to attend the college and is the reason she was prepared to serve as an administrator and leader within the North Carolina Community College System. W. Dallas Herring, Ph.D., the founder of the state’s community college system and former chairman of the State Board of Education, had a big impact on McLeod’s experience at NC State and on her career with the community college system.



Just $5 a month. The indigenous submarines will revamp an antique fleet that consists of four submarines, two of which are Dutch-made submarines built in the 1980s. The other two were constructed during World War II and transferred to Taiwan from the U.S. Navy in the 1970s and are now used mostly for training. Taiwan launched its indigenous submarine program in 2014, following years of debate over whether to domestically produce the submarines or purchase them from a foreign country. It has faced difficulties in acquiring submarine technology from other countries for the indigenous submarines due to objections from Beijing. The state-run shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC) and the arms developer Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology were awarded the contract for the submarines in 2016. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has stepped up military exercises near Taiwan’s airspace and maritime zones. These exercises escalated after the visits of two top U.S.