Founded in 2014 as a project of the Governor’s Working Group, the goal of NC STRIVE is to provide services and supports leading to Student Veterans’ success in two-year and four-year public and private institutions of higher education in North Carolina. NC STRIVE accomplishes this goal through conferences targeting administrators, support staff, and faculty.


Four regional conferences are planned for the spring of 2018. These conferences will provide the Student Veteran community with assistance tools and resources to facilitate a smooth transition from the military to higher education and from higher education to the workplace.


Each planning committee consists of representatives from community colleges, public and private universities, LME/MCOs, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Governor’s Institute, and Veteran advocacy organizations. Conferences will be held in the western, central west, central east, and eastern regions of the State:


• Foothills Higher Education Center, Morganton, April 19, 2018
• University of North Carolina at Charlotte, April 18, 2018
• Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, April 5, 2018
• East Carolina University, Greenville, April 23, 2018