Graduate Education Week and Graduate Education Day

Graduate Education Day (May 17, 2021) and week (May 17-21, 2021)

Graduate Education Week and Graduate Education Day Proclamation

video camera icon Video recording of May 17, 2021 Graduate Education Day presentations to legislators

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State of North Carolina
ROY COOPER
GOVERNOR
GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK
2021
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
A PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, graduate education encourages the discovery and creativity that are vital to the scientific, cultural, and economic development of our local, state, and global communities; and

WHEREAS, graduate education draws more than 60,000 North Carolina students, as well as students from across the nation and world, to our prestigious colleges and universities; and

WHEREAS, our twenty-first-century economy depends on the skills of a highly educated workforce, with many careers requiring an education level of a master's degree or beyond; and

WHEREAS, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, it is expected that by the end of the decade, there will be a 17 percent increase in jobs requiring a master's degree and a 13 percent increase in jobs that require a doctorate or professional degree; and

WHEREAS, graduate students contribute to higher education by mentoring undergraduate students, acting as teaching assistants, and supporting faculty research while also becoming experts in their chosen fields of study and pursuing their own discoveries that benefit our state; and

WHEREAS, a graduate education provides a level of expertise that prepares students as highly skilled professionals and leaders in a wide variety of fields; and

WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is proud to be home to numerous graduate programs in diverse disciplines, offering scholars a wide array of opportunities to advance their education;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ROY COOPER, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 16 - 22, 2021, as "GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK" in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.

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Graduate Education Day 2015

North Carolina graduate students and their administrators filled the halls of the N.C. General Assembly May 19 to share the value of graduate education in North Carolina.

North Carolina graduate students and their administrators filled the halls of the N.C. General Assembly May 19 to share the value of graduate education in North Carolina.

Additional links and media coverage

2015 Graduate Education Week Proclamation by Governor McCrory- Office of the Governor

2015 Graduate Education Day- NC State Graduate School News

Graduate Education Day 2014

NCCGS members in Raleigh on North Carolina Graduate Education Day 2014

NCCGS members in Raleigh on North Carolina Graduate Education Day 2014

Additional links and media coverage

2014 Graduate Education Week Proclamation by Governor McCrory- Office of the Governor

Graduate Education Week and Graduate Education Week (GEW) activities at NC State- NC State Graduate School

Graduate Education Day 2013

NCCGS members in Raleigh on North Carolina Graduate Education Day 2013

NCCGS members in Raleigh on North Carolina Graduate Education Day 2013
Photo by Kemah Washington

Graduate Education Day 2011

NCCGS members at the capital on North Carolina Graduate Education Day 2011

NCCGS members at the capital on North Carolina Graduate Education Day 2011
Photo by Christina Lynn

The North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools (NCCGS) has requested and received a proclamation from Governor Perdue designating the week of May 22-28, 2011, as North Carolina Graduate Education Week and May 25, 2011 as Graduate Education Day. A recognition of graduate students and their work will be celebrated at the State Capitol on Graduate Education Day. The text of the official proclamation follows:

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GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK AND GRADUATE EDUCATION DAY
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
A PROCLAMATION

Graduate Education Week and Graduate Education Day

WHEREAS, graduate education is vital to the scientific, cultural and economic needs of local, state and global communities and is critical to discovery and creativity; and

WHEREAS, graduate education draws more than 46 thousand students from North Carolina, as well as from across our nation and the world, to our prestigious colleges and universities; and

WHEREAS, our 21st Century economy will depend upon the skills of a highly educated workforce, with many careers requiring an education level of a master's degree or beyond; and

WHEREAS, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers with graduate degrees will increase 18% by 2018; and

WHEREAS, graduate students help mentor undergraduate students, act as teaching assistants, and support the efforts and research of faculty while becoming experts in their chosen fields of study; and —

WHEREAS, a graduate education provides a higher level of expertise that prepares students to become highly skilled professionals; and

WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is proud to be home to numerous graduate programs in diverse disciplines, offering scholars a wide array of opportunities to advance their education;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim May 22-28, 2011, as “GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK” and May 25, 2011, as “GRADUATE EDUCATION DAY” in North Carolina and commend its observance to all citizens.

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Additional links and media coverage

Graduate students present research to lawmakers in Raleigh- Appalachian State University News

Economic benefits of grad schools- Wake Forest University News Center

Photos of the event- Duke Graduate School