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Rachel Bissette - ECU student

Rachel Bissett"I'm an undergrad at ECU as an Elementary Education major. After working for NC State (at the Gateway Technology Center) this summer I have realized that Education is the perfect field of Work for me. I have enjoyed getting to know all the kids and seeing them succeed with the NC State Engineering program."

C. B. Morris - Engineering Camp parent

C. B. Morris"Engineering Camp is a wonderful way to encourage creative problem solving using engineering. My student has completed three years and every year builds on the last. She is engaged and learning the entire week."

High School

Elise Webb NC State University Engineering Camps parent

"My kids have attended this camp for the last 5 years. Best camp around. Kids have fun and learn. Cyndi and all her staff are wonderful."

Shelton Challenge Participant

"The Shelton Challenge is a life changing experience that I myself feel every high school student should have the chance to experience. The Shelton Challenge incorporates challenges and activities that challenge your mental, social, and physical leadership skills. As a student in this program, you receive tools and necessary life practices that can become a necessary life of a leader. The camp in itself helps build leaders, improve leaders, provide constructive criticism, and helps build lifelong connections with other students who have the same mind set as you."

Middle School

Stacy M. Smith Pittman

"This is the second year that my daughter, Mikella has attended this awesome camp. She always comes home excited and eager to share her NCSU Engineering Camp experiences."

Zhatressa Batts

"We love the science and engineering camp. This is our 2nd year and we will be returning next year."

Elementary School

Terry Porter - parent

"This summer Math Camp was an amazing experience for my son who already had a special interest in math & science. This camp expanded his horizons further and he now has interest in architecture as well as engineering. I look forward to my son participating again, and recommend this camp highly! Ms. Holden truly made such and impact in only a week!"

Evan Jaffe Engineering Camp student

"I liked making engineering projects/tasks with my friends."

Tiffany Clark parent

"This was my daughter's first year of camp. She had a wonderful time. Each day when she got home she had so much to talk about. She would even try to recreate the projects that they were doing at home with her younger brother. My youngest was so excited about all the things she was doing he was begging me to go. I had to explain that he was to young. I have forwarded all the camp info to all my parent friends. Great job."

Claudia Cole parent

"My daughter had a fantastic time at Math Camp. She looked forward to going every day and learned so much while having fun!"

Rodney Bass parent

"Cameron can't stop talking about how much fun he has been having. Every day he comes home excited and ready to go back. He seems to understand the teaching methods better then school. Great job!"

UNC Official Proctoring Site

Amy Winstead - student

"Very helpful/timely emails/phone calls regarding exam appointment. Courteous and helpful relieving test anxiety with a friendly atmosphere. Very helpful and accommodating."

Teikisha Williams - student

"Great proctoring facility and the staff are so friendly, helpful and professional. GTC is an overall awesome facility and proctoring site."

Quintara Sharpe student

"Staff was polite and extremely helpful in a manner that allowed me to become relaxed in a normal test-taking environment. She arranged time out of her busy schedule for me to take my exam even though it was short notice and not scheduled ahead of time. Life-saver!"

Wendy L. D'Ambrosio - Mother of Camp Attendees

The programs and camps offered by the Collaborative are invaluable to middle school students in the surrounding counties.  I live in Wilson and both my daughters, Shannon age 13 and Carlin age 12, have attended camps at the Gateway Technology Center sponsored by the ECU/NCSU Collaborative.  Shannon has attended the NCSU Engineering Camp the past two summers. She was so excited about it after the first time that she persuaded her sister, Carlin, to attend last summer.  Carlin did not really understand what an engineer does prior to attending.  After the first day, she was talking non-stop about it and by the end of the week, was thinking of pursuing a career as an engineer.  They both learned problem-solving, analytical skills, and teamwork that will help them no matter what career they ultimately choose.  Both girls applied to attend the Vet Camp, only Shannon was accepted; but Carlin is going to apply again this summer.  Shannon was serious about becoming a vet before she attended and after attending is even more determined.  She now has a much clearer understanding of the roles vets play.  In both camps, the girls received hands-on experience in a supportive, encouraging environment.  To have the opportunity to be taught by the best and brightest students at NCSU and program directors such as Dr. Alan Cannedy of the NCSU Vet School is something that will continue to shape and influence Shannon and Carlin and the other attendees for years to come.  The ECU/NCSU Collaborative Camps show kids how what they learn during the school year applies in the real world, gets kids excited about their futures, and helps them formulate more concrete goals to further their education.  With a high high school drop out rate in our state, this program is key to keeping students engaged and in school.  We need to continue to support efforts such as the Collaborative that expose our children to critical professions such as engineering and veterinary medicine.    Commitment to our children's education must include supporting summer camps and programs such as the ones sponsored by the ECU/NCSU Collaborative.
Thank you for your continued support.

Ray Sullivan- NCSU Master in School Administration Program

"The Gateway Technology Center has provided a great opportunity for my career advancement through the cooperation and coordination of their own efforts and that of NC State.  The proximity to home and job made this doable.  Without The Gateway Technology Center and NC State working together I may not have been able to avail myself to this opportunity."

Alison Phlegar- ECU Master in Social Work Program

"I truly love coming to the Gateway Center.  It is so much easier as a non traditional student to not have to deal with parking issues, have all the classes in one location and know we have access to computers and other materials as needed.  I would much rather attend classes in this format than to have to be on campus again. "

Juan Perez-NCSU Engineering student, graduate of Nash Community College 2+2 Pre-engineering Program

"I've always wanted to be an electrical engineer.  Just recently has this dream been coming together through the 2+2 Pre-engineering program with NC State."

Jessica Levy-NCSU NC TEACH Program Graduate

"NC Teach has proven to be an invaluable asset to my teaching career. As a lateral entry teacher, I could not have been better prepared with real-world experience, planning, and support from real teachers through any other program, even traditional Education degree programs!  If you are considering teaching and you want to enter the field feeling adequately prepared with a broad base of knowledge, realistic expectations, and experience with educational approaches that really work, join NC Teach! 

Alexis Howard-ECU College of Business online student

"The staff is friendly, easy to work with and always helpful.  I would recommend to anyone."

Sarah M. Hinton, MS, RD, LDN - NC Department of Public Instruction, Child Nutrition Services

"The Gateway Technology Center is an ideal meeting place for our quarterly Policy Updates for Child Nutrition Directors in our 12-county region.  It is centrally located and offers a very comfortable meeting space. The center provides the latest technology for meetings which eliminates bringing items and setting them up ourselves. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating, which assures a successful meeting environment."

Michael Simmons, GCDF - Accountability Specialist,  Turning Point Work Force Development

I am thrilled that we have a facility like the Gateway Technology Center in our area. Not only does it provide access to distant learning from North Carolina State and East Carolina Universities, but also is an excellent facility for meetings and training sessions.   The Turning Point Workforce Development Board, staff and training providers have benefited from the outstanding cutting edge technology and features of the Center. We have been privileged to use the Media Center, Conference Room, Distance Learning Lab and Traditional Classroom. The Gateway Technology Center’s staff has always been very professional, accommodating and cordial. I highly recommend the Gateway Technology Center to anyone.

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