Maggie Reetz

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NEWS 5/14/24 1:34pm

Elon University expands scope of sustainability initiatives to Kentucky

Elon University is collaborating with eight other colleges and universities to fund the construction of a large solar facility in Kentucky. The project, called the Sebree Solar II Project, is in association with NextEra Energy Resources — the world’s largest generator of wind and solar energy. Construction for the solar farm will begin in 2025 and the facility is set to open for commercial use in late 2026. Participation in this Power Purchase Agreement is just one part of Elon’s Sustainability Master Plan. The plan, updated this year, states that the university aims to be carbon neutral by 2037, among other goals.

NEWS 4/18/24 3:25am

Elon University adds new cybersecurity management minor

Beginning this fall, Elon students will be able to minor in cybersecurity management. This addition to the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business comes at a time when demand for professionals with training in cybersecurity is at an all time high. Many North Carolina universities, including nearby schools like High Point University and University of North Carolina, Greensboro, have offered cybersecurity training for years.

NEWS 3/22/24 1:46pm

Elon University presents medal to founders of Live Oak Branch Shares for entrepreneurial leadership

W. Lee Williams III and James S. “Chip” Mahan III, founders of Live Oak Bank Shares, were honored on Thursday, March 21 as recipients of the 2024 Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The award, presented by the Love School of Business and the Doherty Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their field and who represent Elon’s values. Live Oak Bank Shares is a digital banking company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Mahan is the chairman and Williams is the vice chairman.

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