Reflecting its commitment to collaboration with other universities and the Greensboro community, North Carolina A&T joined with its academic and local government partners today in a groundbreaking at the Union Square Campus in downtown Greensboro.
Union Square’s first phase will be devoted to nursing and other health care professions.
Co-located with the A&T programs will be nursing programs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Guilford Technical Community College and Cone Health. By housing the programs together, the four institutions can share lab space and equipment with significant cost savings.
“N.C. A&T was established in 1891 to prepare students for the careers of the modern day and the future,” Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. said at the event. “More than 124 years later, A&T is holding fast to that principle, and that is why our participation in this initiative is imperative.”
Union Square is the latest of A&T’s collaborations with other Greensboro-area institutions, UNCG in particular. A&T and UNCG created the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a graduate-level education and research institution. The two universities also created and operate the Gateway University Research Park. A&T and UNCG offer a joint master’s degree program in social work as well.