Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Winston-Salem, NC, United States

See also Salem State College in Massachusetts.Salem College is a liberal arts women's college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States founded in 1772. Originally established as a primary school, it later became an academy and finally a college. It is the oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college and the oldest female institution in the Southern United States.Though Salem is officially classified as a women's college, men 23 years of age and over are admitted into the Continuing Education program and into graduate-degree programs.In 2009, Forbes rated it 67th of America's Best Colleges. Wikipedia.


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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to determine the best two-year and four-year schools in North Carolina for 2017. 50 four-year colleges and universities were ranked, and Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Wake Forest University and Queens University of Charlotte were the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools also made the list, with McDowell Technical Community College, Rockingham Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Pitt Community College and Durham Technical Community College taking the top five positions. A complete list of schools is included below. “Students in North Carolina have a lot of options when it comes to earning a certificate or degree, but the schools on our list have distinguished themselves as being a cut above the rest,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer solid educational programs, they also have career services that lead to strong post-college earnings.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, all schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in North Carolina” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Appalachian State University Barton College Belmont Abbey College Bennett College Brevard College Campbell University Catawba College Chowan University Davidson College Duke University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Elon University Fayetteville State University Gardner-Webb University Greensboro College Guilford College High Point University Johnson C Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Livingstone College Mars Hill University Meredith College Methodist University Montreat College North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh North Carolina Wesleyan College Pfeiffer University Piedmont International University Queens University of Charlotte Saint Augustine's University Salem College Shaw University St Andrews University University of Mount Olive University of North Carolina at Asheville University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Pembroke University of North Carolina Wilmington Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College Western Carolina University William Peace University Wingate University Winston-Salem State University The Best Two-Year Colleges in North Carolina for 2017 include: Alamance Community College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Beaufort County Community College Bladen Community College Blue Ridge Community College Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Cape Fear Community College Carolinas College of Health Sciences Carteret Community College Catawba Valley Community College Central Carolina Community College Central Piedmont Community College Cleveland Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of the Albemarle Craven Community College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Gaston College Guilford Technical Community College Halifax Community College Haywood Community College James Sprunt Community College Johnston Community College Lenoir Community College Martin Community College McDowell Technical Community College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Nash Community College Pamlico Community College Piedmont Community College Pitt Community College Randolph Community College Rockingham Community College Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Sandhills Community College South Piedmont Community College Southeastern Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Surry Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Wilkes Community College Wilson Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. 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Winston-Salem, NC, May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an unprecedented and historic demonstration of solidarity, leaders from all six Winston-Salem-based colleges and universities shared the stage on May 4 at Inmar in support of the entrepreneurial efforts of their students and alumni. The announcement took place during the inaugural meeting of Venture Café Winston-Salem. Each of the six Winston-Salem-based universities and colleges are pledging to incentivize entrepreneurship among their students and alumni through a series of programs based on their areas of focus and unique visions. ●       Inmar Chairman and CEO David Mounts, who currently serves as the co-chair of the entrepreneurial committee for the Winston-Salem Alliance ●       University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chancellor Lindsay Bierman ●       Wake Forest University Executive Director of Wake Forest's Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Polly Black The grant(s) range from $25,000 - $100,000 per year for three years, offered to students or alumni of their particular school. Each school's grant criteria, structure and focus will be unique to the vision/passion each school leader has for the grant. Forsyth Technical Community College is creating a special award fund for alumni, current students, and Small Business Center clients.  The Launch Challenge will foster successful business startups in Forsyth County and Stokes County.  The award pool is $100,000 per year for three years through 2020.  The award amount will be based on successful completion of the Launch Challenge.  Participants will be required to launch or be prepared to launch their business by the end of the 3-4 month period. Piedmont International University plans to create a special award fund for PIU students and alumni who intend to stay in Winston-Salem to launch their new non-profit organization. The $75,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020. The award amount per startup will be based upon the strategic vision, strength of the startup team, business and financial plan, and overall potential for maximum social/spiritual impact and broad success. The University may collaborate directly with the award recipient if a joint venture is deemed mutually beneficial. Salem College will create an award fund to provide financial support to its current students and alumnae in their pursuit of a startup venture located in Winston-Salem. Grant awards will be based upon the strength of the venture concept, validity of business model and financial plans, and overall potential for success. Salem has an entrepreneurship program that seeks to educate and empower women in the pursuit of business, social, and creative ventures. This fund will strengthen the program through experiential learning and real-world application. Winston-Salem State University will create an award fund for WSSU students and alumni that will support projects that creatively address some of society’s pressing issues, such as health equity, sustainable communities, and economic development, focusing on communities around the university. The $100,000 fund will support award grants for the next three fiscal years. Award recipients will be selected based on the strength of their team, the innovativeness of their proposal, and the potential to address broad social issues. UNCSA will award up to $75,000 to students, alumni, faculty or staff for ventures that support Winston-Salem’s growing creative economy through the Chancellor’s Artrepreneurial Grant Program. Up to  $50,000 of support will be provided for UNCSA-affiliated creative enterprises in the form of seed funding and/or finishing funds. and up to $25,000 in support and shared services will be provided for a UNCSA-affiliated creative business that is accepted and participates fully in the Creative Startups Accelerator hosted by the Center for Creative Economy (CCE) if they agree to operate in or relocate to WS. Artrepreneurial Grants are funded in part, and will be administered by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. Wake Forest University plans to create a special award fund for Wake Forest students and alumni who win the annual startup competition and base their startup in Winston-Salem. The $100,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020. The award amount per startup will be based upon the strength of the startup team, product-market fit, business and financial plans, and overall potential for success. “This collaboration sends a very clear message that if you are a student or alumni of a Winston-Salem college or university and you have a great idea, you will be supported here – through your school, this grant program, the Innovation Quarter, Venture Café, the Winston-Salem Alliance – Winston-Salem has come together to support innovators,” said David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar, and co-chair of the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Winston-Salem Alliance. Mounts said the schools’ diverse areas of focus are important, “Diversity is critical to innovation.”  Salem College is a women’s college, Winston-Salem State University is an HBCU. UNCSA is a top-tier arts conservatory; Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Piedmont is a nationally recognized leader of Bible-centered higher education and Forsyth Tech is a comprehensive community college. “For over 30 years Forsyth Technical Community College has been central to community entrepreneurship in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area, helping start 14 new businesses last year alone. Now we are pleased to join the new community entrepreneurship ecosystem with the announcement of the Forsyth Tech Launch Challenge. The Launch Challenge Fund, created by the Forsyth Tech Foundation, will invest $100,000 per year for the next three years in businesses launched by Forsyth Tech students, alumni, and Small Business Center clients. The fund will extend Forsyth Tech support for its students and clients, not only taking them to graduation or completion, but helping them launch their dreams of business ownership.” "Innovation and entrepreneurship for Salem Academy and College did not start last year or in recent years. It started in 1772. The idea of educating women was indeed an innovation in itself. So the notion of innovation and entrepreneurship speaks to us because of our history, but also because of our present and our future. Within the business major we have an entrepreneurship concentration, which is a wonderfully vibrant program that seeks to provide the very best opportunities for students who have business ability, intelligence, and the sheer creativity to change the world in new and different ways. The launch of Venture Café will further these opportunities immeasurably for our students." “Establishment of the world’s fifth Venture Café right here in Winston-Salem strengthens our entrepreneurial ecosystem and positions the city to drive strong growth in the post-manufacturing economy,” said UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman. “In partnership with the Center for Creative Economy, and the center’s Creative Start-Ups Accelerator, we’re committed to fostering what I call artpreneurship to grow the state’s creative industries.” “Wake Forest is excited to join with our neighboring institutions to keep our brightest young business minds in Winston-Salem. By working together, we can encourage students to launch their startups here and contribute their talents to one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States."


Winston-Salem, NC, May 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an unprecedented and historic demonstration of solidarity, leaders from all six Winston-Salem-based colleges and universities shared the stage on May 4 at Inmar in support of the entrepreneurial efforts of their students and alumni. The announcement took place during the inaugural meeting of Venture Café Winston-Salem. Each of the six Winston-Salem-based universities and colleges are pledging to incentivize entrepreneurship among their students and alumni through a series of programs based on their areas of focus and unique visions. ●       Inmar Chairman and CEO David Mounts, who currently serves as the co-chair of the entrepreneurial committee for the Winston-Salem Alliance ●       University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chancellor Lindsay Bierman ●       Wake Forest University Executive Director of Wake Forest's Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Polly Black The grant(s) range from $25,000 - $100,000 per year for three years, offered to students or alumni of their particular school. Each school's grant criteria, structure and focus will be unique to the vision/passion each school leader has for the grant. Forsyth Technical Community College is creating a special award fund for alumni, current students, and Small Business Center clients.  The Launch Challenge will foster successful business startups in Forsyth County and Stokes County.  The award pool is $100,000 per year for three years through 2020.  The award amount will be based on successful completion of the Launch Challenge.  Participants will be required to launch or be prepared to launch their business by the end of the 3-4 month period. Piedmont International University plans to create a special award fund for PIU students and alumni who intend to stay in Winston-Salem to launch their new non-profit organization. The $75,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020. The award amount per startup will be based upon the strategic vision, strength of the startup team, business and financial plan, and overall potential for maximum social/spiritual impact and broad success. The University may collaborate directly with the award recipient if a joint venture is deemed mutually beneficial. Salem College will create an award fund to provide financial support to its current students and alumnae in their pursuit of a startup venture located in Winston-Salem. Grant awards will be based upon the strength of the venture concept, validity of business model and financial plans, and overall potential for success. Salem has an entrepreneurship program that seeks to educate and empower women in the pursuit of business, social, and creative ventures. This fund will strengthen the program through experiential learning and real-world application. Winston-Salem State University will create an award fund for WSSU students and alumni that will support projects that creatively address some of society’s pressing issues, such as health equity, sustainable communities, and economic development, focusing on communities around the university. The $100,000 fund will support award grants for the next three fiscal years. Award recipients will be selected based on the strength of their team, the innovativeness of their proposal, and the potential to address broad social issues. UNCSA will award up to $75,000 to students, alumni, faculty or staff for ventures that support Winston-Salem’s growing creative economy through the Chancellor’s Artrepreneurial Grant Program. Up to  $50,000 of support will be provided for UNCSA-affiliated creative enterprises in the form of seed funding and/or finishing funds. and up to $25,000 in support and shared services will be provided for a UNCSA-affiliated creative business that is accepted and participates fully in the Creative Startups Accelerator hosted by the Center for Creative Economy (CCE) if they agree to operate in or relocate to WS. Artrepreneurial Grants are funded in part, and will be administered by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. Wake Forest University plans to create a special award fund for Wake Forest students and alumni who win the annual startup competition and base their startup in Winston-Salem. The $100,000 fund will support award grants over the next three years through 2020. The award amount per startup will be based upon the strength of the startup team, product-market fit, business and financial plans, and overall potential for success. “This collaboration sends a very clear message that if you are a student or alumni of a Winston-Salem college or university and you have a great idea, you will be supported here – through your school, this grant program, the Innovation Quarter, Venture Café, the Winston-Salem Alliance – Winston-Salem has come together to support innovators,” said David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar, and co-chair of the Entrepreneurial Committee of the Winston-Salem Alliance. Mounts said the schools’ diverse areas of focus are important, “Diversity is critical to innovation.”  Salem College is a women’s college, Winston-Salem State University is an HBCU. UNCSA is a top-tier arts conservatory; Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Piedmont is a nationally recognized leader of Bible-centered higher education and Forsyth Tech is a comprehensive community college. “For over 30 years Forsyth Technical Community College has been central to community entrepreneurship in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area, helping start 14 new businesses last year alone. Now we are pleased to join the new community entrepreneurship ecosystem with the announcement of the Forsyth Tech Launch Challenge. The Launch Challenge Fund, created by the Forsyth Tech Foundation, will invest $100,000 per year for the next three years in businesses launched by Forsyth Tech students, alumni, and Small Business Center clients. The fund will extend Forsyth Tech support for its students and clients, not only taking them to graduation or completion, but helping them launch their dreams of business ownership.” "Innovation and entrepreneurship for Salem Academy and College did not start last year or in recent years. It started in 1772. The idea of educating women was indeed an innovation in itself. So the notion of innovation and entrepreneurship speaks to us because of our history, but also because of our present and our future. Within the business major we have an entrepreneurship concentration, which is a wonderfully vibrant program that seeks to provide the very best opportunities for students who have business ability, intelligence, and the sheer creativity to change the world in new and different ways. The launch of Venture Café will further these opportunities immeasurably for our students." “Establishment of the world’s fifth Venture Café right here in Winston-Salem strengthens our entrepreneurial ecosystem and positions the city to drive strong growth in the post-manufacturing economy,” said UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman. “In partnership with the Center for Creative Economy, and the center’s Creative Start-Ups Accelerator, we’re committed to fostering what I call artpreneurship to grow the state’s creative industries.” “Wake Forest is excited to join with our neighboring institutions to keep our brightest young business minds in Winston-Salem. By working together, we can encourage students to launch their startups here and contribute their talents to one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States."

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