Greensboro College Names Colleen Colby Associate Director of Its Global Communication Center

February 28, 2019 3:35 pm
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Colleen ColbyGREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College has named Colleen Colby the associate director of its First Citizens Bank Global Communication Center, now under construction in the college’s James Addison Jones Library.

In that role, she will oversee day-to-day the services to be offered by the center, which include assistance in writing, speaking, and composing in a variety of digital media. The center, on the library’s garden level, is scheduled for completion later this year.

The center was recommended in 2017 by the college’s Degree Completion Task Force. It was made possible by a grant from First Citizens Bank, the college’s banking partner, and money from a competitive Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education that the college was awarded in October.

The five-year, $1.93 million grant targets the center and a number of other Greensboro College initiatives to increase the college’s graduation rate. Title III grants are intended to help colleges and universities serve low-income students.

Colby holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a J.D. from the University of New York at Buffalo. She joined the part-time faculty in 2011 as an adjunct instructor of English and of legal administration and also has been lead written and oral communications consultant since 2012.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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