Global Perspective Scholars Attend Leadership Conference


The Nash Community College Global Perspective Scholars (GPS) program hosted a trip to Guilford College in Greensboro, NC for the North Carolina Association of International Educators (NCAIE) Student Global Leadership Conference on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.


Student attendees Hannah Wood, Emily Allen, Lorie Futrell, Quanda Keith, and Zachary Smith, along with NCC instructors Katie Hoffer and Erika J. Simon, Co-Directors of the Global Perspective Scholars program, participated in interactive workshops and student-led presentations.


The goals of the conference were to help attendees increase their global awareness, network with other North Carolina students, boost intercultural competency, and gain knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors important for working with diverse or intercultural teams.

Requirements for earning the Global Perspective Scholars distinction at Nash Community College include: completing 15 credit hours with a minimum of a C in courses designated as globally intensive, participating in eight global activities and 30 hours of global experience through travel abroad and/or domestic intercultural experience or service and a capstone presentation related to the global learning experience and participation.

Upon completion of all program requirements, students earn the identification of “Global Perspective Scholar” on their NCC transcript and receive specialized regalia to wear at commencement exercises.

For more information on the GPS program, email or visit