WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today applauded the U.S. Department of Education for awarding Louisburg College a $2.5 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant. Louisburg College will use the grant to strengthen its academic curriculum, improve student support services, and upgrade its technology and infrastructure.
“I thank the U.S. Department of Education for investing in Louisburg College and its students,” Butterfield said. “I have no doubt that these funds will help increase student success and enhance institutional productivity and sustainability.”
“This Title III grant award is the result of the vision and hard work of the staff and faculty of Louisburg College, the support of Congressman Butterfield, and the priority of the U.S Department of Education in strengthening institutions of higher learning,” said Dr. Mark La Branche, President of Louisburg College. “We celebrate the significant impact this award will have on the College. The resources provided will allow us to upgrade technology, transform our library into a state-of-the-art collaborative learning environment, and train our faculty and staff for higher levels of effectiveness. All of this will be done for the sake of greater levels of student success.”
More information on the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant program can be found here.
About Louisburg College
Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.