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North Carolina State University North Carolina State University at Raleigh[4] (NCSU) is a public, coeducational, research university located inRaleigh, North Carolina, United States.[5] Commonly known as NC State, the university is part of the University of North Carolina system and is a land,[6] sea,[7] and space grant institution.[8] The university forms one of the corners of theResearch Triangle together with Duke University in Durham and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. SONY VAIO VGN-AW31S Laptop Keyboard The North Carolina General Assembly founded the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now NC State, on March 7, 1887, as a land-grant college. Today, NC State has an enrollment of more than 34,000 students, making it the largest university in North Carolina. NC State has historical strengths in agriculture, life sciences, design, engineering and textiles and now offers 106 bachelor's degrees. The graduate school offers 104 master's degrees, 61 doctoral degrees, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.[9]HP Pavilion dv4-1235ee Laptop Keyboard The North Carolina General Assembly founded NC State on March 7, 1887 as a land-grant college under the name "North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts." As a land-grant college, NC State would provide a liberal and practical education while focusing on military tactics, agriculture and the mechanical arts without excluding classical studies.[10]Since its founding, the university has maintained these objectives while building on them.[11]  TOSHIBA Satellite L655-S5065 Laptop Keyboard After opening in 1889, NC State saw its enrollment fluctuate and its mandate expand. During the Great Depression, the North Carolina state government, under Governor O. Max Gardner, administratively combined the University of North Carolina, theWoman's College (at Greensboro), and NC State. This conglomeration became the University of North Carolina in 1931.[12]Following World War II, the university grew and developed. The G.I. Bill brought thousands of ex-servicemen to campus, HP G62-b56EF Laptop Keyboard and enrollment shot past the 5,000 mark in 1947. State College created new academic programs, including the School of Architecture and Landscape Design in 1947 (renamed as the School of Design in 1948), the School of Education in 1948, and the School of Forestry in 1950.[10] In the summer of 1956, North Carolina State College enrolled its first African-American undergraduates, Ed Carson, Manuel Crockett, Irwin Holmes, and Walter Holmes.[11][13]SAMSUNG N140 Laptop Keyboard In 1962, State College officials desired to change the institution’s name to North Carolina State University. Consolidated University administrators approved a change to the University of North Carolina at Raleigh, frustrating many student and alumni who protested the change with letter writing campaigns. SAMSUNG NP-N150-JP01 Laptop Keyboard In 1963, State College officially became North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. Students, faculty, and alumni continued to express dissatisfaction with this name, however, and after two additional years of protest, the name was once again changed, this time to the current North Carolina State University at Raleigh.[10] The "at Raleigh" part is almost never used, but is still part of the school's official name. HP Pavilion dv3-2106tu Laptop Keyboard In 1966, single year enrollment reached 10,000.[11] The 1970s saw enrollment surpass 19,000 and the addition of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. NC State celebrated its centennial in 1987 and reorganized its internal structure renaming all its schools to colleges (e.g. School of Engineering to the College of Engineering). SONY VAIO VGN-CR425E Laptop Keyboard Also in this year, it gained 700 acres (2.8 km2) of land that would later become Centennial Campus. During the next decade and a half and continuing today, NC State has focused on developing its new Centennial Campus. Over $620 million has been invested in facilities and infrastructure at the new campus with 62 acres (0.3 km2) of space being constructed. There are also 61 private and government agency partners located on Centennial Campus.[14]HP Envy 15 Laptop Keyboard Currently, NC State has almost 8,000 employees, nearly 35,000 students, a $1.01 billion annual budget, and a $535 million endowment. It is the largest university in the state and one of the anchors of North Carolina's Research Triangle, together with Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[15][16]TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7332 Laptop Keyboard NC State's Main Campus has three sub-campuses: North Campus, Central Campus, and South Campus. North Campus is the oldest part of NC State and is home to most academic departments and a few residence halls. Central Campus is primarily composed of residence halls, cafeterias, gymnasiums and student support facilities. LENOVO Ideapad S10 Laptop Keyboard North and Central Campus are separated by theNorth Carolina Railroad. Pedestrian tunnels allow students to commute between campuses. Central and South Campuses are separated by Western Boulevard, a major downtown artery. University Housing divides Main Campus into West, Central, and East Campus for residence hall purposes. West and Central campuses are divided by Dan Allen Drive, while Central and East are divided by Morill Drive and Reynolds Coliseum.[17]DELL 0PVDG3 Laptop Keyboard Architecturally, Main Campus is known for its distinctive red brick buildings. Because of oversupply, odd brick statues dot the landscape, the University Plaza, colloquially named "The Brickyard", in Central Campus is nicknamed for its paving material, and most sidewalks are also made from brick. The Brickyard and sidewalks also sporadically contain white brick mosaics and other patterns.[18] DELL Vostro 3500 Laptop Keyboard The Memorial Tower, located in the Northeast corner of North Campus, serves as the signature of NC State and appears in the NC State Chancellor's Seal. It was constructed as a monument to alumni killed in World War I. The granite tower, completed in 1937, is 115 feet (35 m) tall. As a tradition, the Belltower is lit in red at night immediately following athletic victories and certain academic achievements.[19]TOSHIBA Mini NB 505-SP0160 Laptop Keyboard The Court of North Carolina, just West of the Memorial Tower, is surrounded by the 1911 Building; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Tompkins, Caldwell, Winston Halls and The College of Education in Poe Hall; Page Hall, home to College of Engineering offices; and Leazar Hall, former location of the Computer Science Teaching Labs. DELL Vostro PP37L Laptop Keyboard It was once home to 100 trees (one for every county in North Carolina), but damage caused by Hurricane Fran in 1996 reduced the number significantly, including the destruction of a particularly old and large tree which was some 12 feet (3.7 m) in diameter. Some replanting has occurred, but the Court's former appearance is far from being restored.[20]DELL Vostro PP37L Laptop Keyboard Southwest of the Court of North Carolina is another landmark, the Free Expression Tunnel. The Tunnel functions as one of three pedestrian tunnels underneath the railroad tracks separating North Campus and Central Campus. This particular tunnel is the site of sanctioned graffiti; anyone may paint there, and it is often the place for political statements, personal messages, and art.[21][22] In 2008 racist and threatening graffiti directed at (then) President-elect Barack Obama prompted an investigation from the United States Secret Service. Students held a "Unity Rally" in response to denounce the acts of racism.[23]SONY VAIO VPCF126FM Laptop Keyboard NC State's main campus is augmented by the 1,334-acre (5.4 km2) mixed-use Centennial Campus. Located 1 mi (1.6 km) south of the Memorial Tower, this campus houses university, corporate, and government research, in addition to classrooms and non-student residences. The College of Textiles has been based on this campus since 1991. Beginning in 2002, the College of Engineering began to relocate to Centennial Campus. Currently, TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard six of the nine College of Engineering departments are housed in three Engineering Buildings in an area known as the Engineering Oval. The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), part of the College of Engineering, is located adjacent to the Engineering Oval. The offices of Red Hat, ABB, and the National Weather Service are also on the Centennial Campus, as well as Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School.[24]SAMSUNG N140 Laptop Keyboard The North Carolina State University Centennial Biomedical Campus is located 2.5 mi (4.0 km) west of the NCSU Memorial Tower. North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State's professional college and North Carolina's only veterinary medicine program, serves as the anchor of the Biomedical Campus. The 180-acre (0.73 km2) campus consists of 20 buildings including the 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) CVM Research Building where biomedical investigations in genomic sciences; vaccine development; HP Mini 110-1032NR Laptop Keyboard cancer immuno-therapy; emerging and infectious zoonotic diseases; and diseases of the lung, respiratory track, skin, and digestive system are undertaken. The Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with its clinical research and clinical trials, and the Teaching Animal Unit (TAU), which is a working farm, are also campus elements. The 110,000-square-foot Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, completed in 2011, doubled the size of the veterinary hospital.[25]Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard J. C. Raulston Arboretum is an 8-acre (0.03 km2) arboretum and botanical garden operated by NC State, and located just south of West Campus. It is open daily without charge.[26]Lenovo 63Y0047 Laptop Keyboard NC State is one of 16 campuses that constitute the University of North Carolina system. Each campus has a high degree of independence, but each submits to the policies of the UNC system Board of Governors. The 32 voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the North Carolina General Assembly for four-year terms. President Thomas W. Ross heads the system.[31][32]SAMSUNG Q330-JS09 Laptop Keyboard  DELL PVDG3 Laptop Keyboard The Board of Trustees of NC State has thirteen members and sets all policies for the University. The UNC system Board of Governors elects eight of the trustees and the Governor of North Carolina appoints four. The student body president serves on the Board of Trustees as a voting member. The UNC system also elects the Chancellor of NC State, currently Randy Woodson.[33][34]HP Pavilion dv7t-6100 CTO Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The Board of Trustees administers NC State's eleven academic colleges. Each college grants its own degrees with the exception of the First Year College which provides incoming freshmen the opportunity to experience several disciplines before selecting a major. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is the only college to offer associate's degrees and the College of Veterinary Medicine does not grant undergraduate degrees. HP Pavilion G61-400SP Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Each college is composed of numerousdepartments that focus on a particular discipline or degree program, for example English, Computer Science, or Accounting. There are a total of 66 departments administered by all eleven NC State colleges. SONY Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ Laptop CPU Cooling Fan In total, NC State offers nine associate's degrees in agriculture,[35] bachelor's degrees in 102 areas of study, master's degrees in 108 areas and doctorate degrees in 60 areas. NC State is known for its programs in agriculture, engineering, veterinary medicine, and science. The textile and paper engineeringprograms are notable, given the uniqueness of the subject area.[36][37][38]HP Pavilion dv6-2152nr Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The Entrepreneurship Initiative[39] in 2006. Andy Albright was named to the Triad's 2011 Movers & Shakers list by Business Leader magazine[40] (EI) at NC State distinguishes itself by encouraging multidisciplinary participation on every level – faculty, staff, industry and outreach partners, and most importantly, students. With Dr. Tom Miller as its first executive director, the initiative was formed In July 2008 in response to the Chancellor’s call to "develop an educated an entrepreneurial work force." HP Pavilion dv7-6105sg Laptop CPU Cooling Fan NC State has long been widely recognized as a strong presence in the entrepreneurial community of the region. By organizing and energizing its efforts through the Initiative, NC State will provide a comprehensive springboard for ideas, projects, and partnerships. Byleveraging its core strengths in science, engineering, and technology, HP Pavilion dv6-3129el Laptop CPU Cooling Fan NC State will develop entrepreneurial solutions to society’s current problems and future needs. Through the Initiative, individual entrepreneurial projects and programs throughout the university unite to provide students with top-tier resources and opportunities. HP Pavilion dv8315nr Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The EI program encourages students to grow the entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging multidisciplinary participation with faculty, staff, industry and students, in hopes of building a community within and beyond N.C. State that thrives on a creative, immerse entrepreneurial experience for all. HP Pavilion dv6-4003tu Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The ELS is designed to showcase outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship among N.C. State alumni and partners. The lecture series is made possible by a grant from the Albright's. The goal of the EI program is to build a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship for N.C. State students through programs and opportunities that help prepare them to be North Carolina's job creators and leaders of tomorrow.  HP Envy 15 Laptop Keyboard Considered a more selective university, NC State accepts more than half of those who apply for undergraduate admissions. For the class of 2012, 59% of about 18,000 applicants who applied for admission to N.C. State were accepted. For the Class of 2013, over 19,000 applications were received and only 55% were accepted.[41] This was the largest application pool ever at N.C. State and the highest among the UNC system. This class includes about 160 valedictorians and salutatorians. About 48% were ranked in the top 10% of their class and 83% ranked in the top 20%. The mean GPA for freshman entering fall of 2010 is 4.23. DELL UW739 Laptop Keyboard Transfer admission is also very competitive. According to college board, 3,868 students apply for one of the 1,389 places in the transfer class at NCSU. The mean transfer GPA was a 3.30 fall of 2008. For the fall of 2010 almost 3,900 students applied for about 1,100 spaces.[42][43][44][45] HP Pavilion dv6-3109ea Laptop CPU Cooling Fan NC State requires undergraduate admission candidates to choose a preferred college of study. After determining that an applicant meets the overall university requirements, the individual college must also agree to accept the student. Because of this process, some colleges have significantly higher admission requirements than others.[46] ASUS EEE PC 1215N Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The Graduate School reviews all postgraduate education applications. For fall 2005, 7,206 prospective students applied to the Graduate School; 2836 (39.4%) were admitted. Of these, 1,755 (61.9%) enrolled. Total fall 2005 graduate enrollment 6,128.[47] NCSU Libraries, ranked 38th out of 115 North American research libraries, includes 4.4 million volumes, over 50,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions,  Toshiba Portege R835 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan SONY VAIO PCG-FR415M Laptop Keyboard more than 20,000 videos and film holdings, and more than 40,000 digital images (as of 2011).[48][49] The library system has an annual budget of over $29 million and consists of eight libraries. The largest library, D. H. Hill Library, located on Main Campus is over nine stories tall and covers over 119 thousand square feet (11 thousand square meters).[50] NC State, as a member of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), has interlibrary loan services with Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University.[51]HP 519265-001 Laptop Keyboard US News and World Report places NC State 101st out of 248 national universities in the US (52nd out of public colleges). The Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities positions NC State 101st among 500 world universities in terms of scientific research leading towards a Nobel Prize in 2005.[54][55] Furthermore, it was ranked 96th worldwide in 2009 according to Global University Ranking.[56]ASUS F82Q Laptop Keyboard NC State is rated twelfth among the nation's colleges and universities in terms of value, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.[57] In 2006, NC State was ranked second by Princeton Review[58][59] and fifth by U.S. News & World Report on their lists of best values among the nation's public colleges and universities. HP Pavilion DV7-3065dx Laptop Keyboard U.S. News & World Report also ranked NC State's Nuclear engineering program 6th in the nation in 2012. Recently, the university was ranked 6th in the country by The Princeton Review on the list of best value for 2010 at a public university.[60] For 2010 the Wall Street Journal surveyed recruiters and ranked NC State number 19 among the top 25 recruiter picks.[61]  SONY VAIO VGN-N11M Laptop Keyboard Scholarships There are several notable scholarships of North Carolina State University which include: The Park Scholarship Program – Made possible by generous financial support from the Park Foundation of Ithaca, New York, The Park Scholarship Program was established in 1996. Among the most prestigious undergraduate merit scholarships, SONY VAIO VGN-CR13/B Laptop Keyboard the Park program pays expenses for 4 years of study at NC State, a one time computer stipend, and costs associated with enrichment activities. There are approximately 35 in-state scholarships (valued at $80,000) and 15 out-of-state scholarships (valued at $130,000) awarded each year to incoming freshmen at North Carolina State University. Selection is based upon scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The Centennial Scholarship – A scholarship to the College of Textiles. HP HDX18 Laptop Keyboard Introduced by the North Carolina Textile Foundation in 1999 as a part of the College of Textiles' Centennial Celebration, Centennial Scholarships carry the greatest value among all scholarships at the College of Textiles. Furthermore, the Centennial Scholarship is among the highest valued scholarships offered at North Carolina State University. HP Mini 110-3150ev Laptop Keyboard This scholarship covers approximately 80% of expenses to attend NC State, and on-campus housing (or a stipend for an equal amount) and a meal plan (or predetermined allowance), with any remaining funds to be used as a stipend for books and travel expenses (for up to eight semesters). In addition, each Centennial Scholar will have access to a $7,500 enrichment fund that will allow him/her to participate in a variety of leadership, language immersion and international studies programs, FUJITSU CP270342-02 Laptop Keyboard attend international textile shows and benefit from other approved textile enrichment opportunities. Selection is based upon demonstrated high academic achievement throughout high school with proven and potential leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and unique life experiences.[62] ACER Aspire 5741 Laptop Keyboard The Caldwell Fellows Program – Created by the NC State Alumni Association to honor the legacy of former Chancellor John T. Caldwell, the Caldwell Fellows Program is a leadership development scholarship program with a strong focus onservant leadership. To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time, first-year student at NC State University with a GPA of 3.25 or greater and meet the program's selection criteria. Caldwell Fellows are selected on the basis of strong academic performance, HP G61-420SO Laptop Keyboard leadership potential, orientation toward community and service, commitment to personal growth and a demonstrated interest in and commitment to maximizing program opportunities.[63] Students that go through the program are challenged by Dr. Caldwell's charge to "THINK BIG" in all their pursuits. SONY VAIO PCG-FRV25 Laptop Keyboard The athletic teams of NC State, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. NC State is a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won eight national championships: two NCAA championships, two AIAWchampionships, and four titles under other sanctioning bodies. Most NC State fans and athletes recognize the rivalry with the North Carolina Tar Heels as their biggest.[64] NC State was a founding member of the Southern Conference and is also one of the four teams on Tobacco Road.[65]ACER NSK-H361D Laptop Keyboard The primary logo for NC State athletics is a red block 'S' with an inscribed 'N' and 'C'. The block S has been in use since 1890 but has seen many alterations through the years. It became the sole logo for all NC State athletic teams in 2000 and was modernized to its current design in 2006.[66]FUJITSU Lifebook T4220 Laptop Keyboard NC State athletic teams are nicknamed the 'Wolfpack' (most women's teams are also called the "Wolfpack," except for the women's basketball team who go by the "Wolfpack Women"). The name was adopted in 1922 when a disgruntled fan described the behavior of the student body at athletic events as being "like a wolf pack." SONY VAIO VGN-N11M Laptop Keyboard Prior to the adoption of the current nickname, NC State athletic teams went by such names as the Aggies, the Techs, and the Red Terrors. Since the 1960s the Wolfpack has been represented at athletic events by its mascots, Mr. and Ms. Wuf. In print, the 'Strutting Wolf' is used and is known by the name 'Tuffy.'[66]SONY KFRMBA151B Laptop Keyboard Many residence halls host events, though alcohol policies are strictly enforced.[69] Witherspoon Student Center (A.K.A. Student Center Annex) houses an African American Cultural Center which has an art gallery and a library. The cultural center moved to its current location in Witherspoon in 1991, having formerly been located in the Print Shop.[70][71] Witherspoon also houses Student Media and a multicultural student affairs office.[72]HP Pavilion dv6-3178ee Laptop Keyboard Student life at North Carolina State University includes opportunities in a diverse range of activities and organizations. These include multicultural groups, arts groups, political and social action groups, service and professional groups, religious groups, Greek organizations, sports and recreation groups, academic and professional groups, and special interest groups such as theClogging Team,the Film Society, the Judo Club, the Equestrian Club, and the Black Finesse Modeling Troupe.[citation needed]HP Mini 210-1085NR Laptop Keyboard Thirty-five percent of full-time undergraduate students live on campus in one of nineteen residence halls.[73][74] Most residence halls provide events that acclimate incoming students to the college experience. Many residence halls house villages, such as Honors village in Quad, Global village in Alexander and Carroll halls, TOSHIBA Satellite l20-101 Laptop Keyboard Scholars village in Sullivan hall, Impact Leadership Village in Bowen hall, WISE in Lee Hall, Arts village in Turlington hall and First Year Commons in Owen and Tucker hall. The residence hall or residence hall area has an elected council to provide for local event programming and an outlet for student concerns. Collectively, representatives from the from each hall make up the Inter-Residence Council which represents the on-campus residence-life community as a whole.[75]Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Laptop Keyboard University housing facilities are divided into four areas: East Campus, Central Campus, West Campus, and University Apartments.[73] Founded in 1921, NC State Student Government is a student-run organization that serves as the official voice of the student body and attempts to better the student experience at the University. Both a governing body and an advocacy group, Student Government is involved in policy-making, adjudication, programming, advocating, DELL PF236 Laptop Keyboard community service, and countless other activities. The organization is a clearinghouse for concerns from students and answers from administrators. The organization also is responsible for distributing a portion of the fees it receives to student organizations in a process known as appropriations.[76]HP Probook 4515S Laptop Keyboard The Student Government at NC State is composed of three branches, and headed by four Student Body Officers (SBOs). The Student Body President heads the executive branch. The President executes policy passed by the senate and is a member of the NC State Board of Trustees. The Student Senate is a 64-member body that considers legislative policy on behalf of the students of the University. SONY VAIO VGN-AW170YIQ Laptop Keyboard It is headed by the Student Senate President who is also the Student Body Vice President and assumes the Presidency if that office becomes vacant. The Senate is also responsible for approving the annual Student Government budget. The budget is drafted each year by the Student Body Treasurer who oversees the monetary status of the entirety of Student Government and as such is a member of both the Legislative and Executive branches. The Student Chief Justice heads the judicial branch and is the only member of that branch elected by the student body.[77]HP Mini 210-1014TU Laptop Keyboard Technician has been NC State's student-run newspaper since 1920. It employs students throughout the year and reports on campus news, sports, entertainment, and state and national news. Technician is published Monday through Friday when school is in session with a circulation of about 20,000. The paper is funded by advertisement and a student media fee; it is distributed for free at numerous locations on campus and at area merchants.[83]TOSHIBA Satellite l20-101 Laptop Keyboard The Nubian Message is NC State's African American student newspaper. The Nubian Message was first published in 1992 following protests from many African American students denouncing the Technician's alleged racial bias.[84] The Nubian Message is currently published weekly. ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard NC State's oldest student publication, the Agromeck yearbook, celebrated its 100th birthday with the 2002 edition. It acts as a compendium of student life on campus including sporting events, social activities, and day-to-day living. The yearbook serves as a historian of campus. Each year, nearly 1,000 copies are printed and sold.[85]DELL Vostro 1015 Laptop Keyboard The University has its own student-run radio station, WKNC. The radio station broadcasts at 25,000 watts and reaches all corners of "the Triangle" (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill). In 2010, WKNC was voted "Best College Radio Station of the Triangle" by readers of the Independent Weekly. The station hosts several formats run by student disc jockeys.[86] Prior to its designation as WKNC in 1958, the station's call letters were WVWP.[87]DELL Vostro 3450 Laptop Keyboard NC State has 156,297 living alumni with 61% of alumni living in North Carolina.[15] There are 100 alumni clubs in North Carolina and another 42 states also have active clubs. In addition to alumni, the university employs 2,040 faculty and 5,843 staff. A number of NC State alumni and faculty have made significant contributions in the fields of government, military, science, academia, business, arts, and athletics, among others.[88][89] HP Pavilion dv6643cl Laptop CPU Cooling Fan John Edwards, former U.S. Senator and two time presidential candidate, James B. Hunt Jr., 4-term Governor of North Carolina and Robert Gibbs, Former White House Press Secretary, are among the most notable alumni with involvement in politics.[90][91]Combining science and politics, SONY Vaio VGN-SZ791N/X Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Rajendra Kumar Pachauri is the elected chief ofIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.[92] Abdurrahim El-Keib is the interim prime minister ofLibya.[93] Alumnus Munir Ahmad Khan also would gain an international recognition for his work in reactor quantum physics and later guided the scientific research in nuclear weapons for Pakistan's atomic bomb programs.[94]HP Pavilion dv7-4105ez Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Several alumni hold or have held top positions at large companies. These include: Caterpillar Inc. (James W. Owens), Thomasville Furniture Industries (Nancy Webster), DuPont (Ed Woolard),SAS Institute (James Goodnight), Andy Albright businessman, entrepreneur and President and CEO of National Agents Alliance, Citrix Systems (Mark Templeton) and MurFam Enterprises(Wendell Murphy).[89] Donald Bitzer, the father of Plasma Television and Emmy Award winner currently sits on the faculty of NC State.[95]HP Pavilion dv5-1220eo Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Over 50 NC State alumni have achieved the rank of Brigadier General or higher in the United States Military. The first four star officer at NCSU, General Maxwell R. Thurman, a formerVice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.[96] Hugh Shelton, now retired, was a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four star general.[97] General Dan McNeill currently commands the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.[98] General William C. Lee is often referred to as the "Father of the U.S. Airborne."[99]HP Envy 17-1009tx Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Some alumni have become national academic leaders. Albert Carnesale was the chancellor ofUCLA from 1997 to 2006 after a 23 year tenure at Harvard University.[100] Bill Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina system for 30 years.[101] William Brantley Aycock served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964.[102] HP Pavilion dv7-2240ef Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Several NC State students later became professional athletes. Bill Cowher coached 15 seasons with the Steelers including theSuper Bowl XL championship team and he currently is a studio analyst for The NFL Today.[103] Over 130 NC State alumni play or have played in the NFL. Notable former players include Torry Holt, Roman Gabriel, Ted Brown, Dick Christy, Haywood Jeffires, Dr. Jerry Punch, Jim Ritcher, Koren Robinson and Dewayne Washington. Notable current players include Adrian Wilson of the Arizona Cardinals, HP Pavilion dv7-6130ez Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Jerricho Cotchery of the New York Jets, No. 1 pickMario Williams and Anthony Hill who play for the Houston Texans, Tank Tyler of the Carolina Panthers, Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions, Philip Rivers who plays for the San Diego Chargers and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks.[104] Another 41 alumni have played for the NBA including hall of famer David Thompson and players Tom Gugliotta, Kenny Carr, Spud Webb, Cedric Simmons, Julius Hodge, J.J. Hickson, Josh Powell, and Thurl Bailey. Former players Nate McMillan and Vinny Del Negro are current NBA head coaches.[105] HP Pavilion dv6645us Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Actor and Comedian Zach Galifianakis also attended NC State University.[106] In December 2004, about a dozen friends gathered in the morning at the Belltower to try the challenge, which had begun as a college dare. Sophomore Ben Gaddy completed the race in 34 minutes, 27 seconds. After receiving positive coverage in the campus newspaper and profiled as #85 on the "102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate" by Sports Illustrated:On Campus, IBM FRU 46L4753 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan the event organizers decided to publicize the Krispy Kreme Challenge and turn it into a charity fundraising event. NC State basketball player Chris McCoy is credited with dreaming up the event but it was published that he overslept that morning and did not attend.[1]HP Pavilion dv5-1145ee Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The 2nd Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge took place in January 2006. The turnout was much larger than the organizers had expected. Over 150 runners participated, with at least 40 runners completing the challenge. The fastest time was set by graduate student Edwin Barry, with a time of 29 minutes, 02 seconds. The event raised $800 for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. HP Pavilion dv7-4010sl Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Race participation in 2007 grew nearly tenfold. It was held on January 27 and, for the first time, significant planning went into the race. Contacts were made in the local running community of Raleigh, such as with the Raleigh Running Outfitters store owned by Jim Micheels. Sponsorships were also sought out in both money and prize donations. HP Pavilion dv6-3005tu Laptop CPU Cooling Fan In contrast to the heat system used in the previous year, all the runners were to be released at the same time. This required the roads to be closed off and supervised by the Raleigh Police Department. New participant types were created, such as the "casual runner" and "observer" categories. This was done to accommodate interested people who wanted to participate but not eat the full dozen doughnuts.  SONY Vaio VGN-CR140E/B Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Over 1,500 students and members of the Raleigh community showing up to participate. Over 1,000 dozen doughnuts were made and distributed by the Krispy Kreme store and over 450 people successfully finished the Challenge. NC State Chancellor James Oblinger blew the starting whistle. NC State undergrad Auburn Staples took first place with a time of 24 minutes, 31 seconds. This remains the fastest winning time ever registered for the event, SONY Vaio VGN-CR508E Laptop CPU Cooling Fan but since both the physical route and the race logistics have been altered on several occasions, performances are not necessarily comparable from year to year. Notable 2007 participants included a member of the NC State Board of Trustees, the Student body president, a man dressed as Elvis, a pair of pirates riding a shopping cart, people on rollerblades, and an engineering student who custom-fabricated a pair of crutches (with old shoes for tips) in order to participate. The latter completed the course in 1 hour, 9 minutes. [2]Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan On May 19, 2009, students at the University of Kansas ran the first ever Muncher's 5K race. Similar to the Krispy Kreme Challenge at North Carolina State, students from KU started the race at the Campanile bell tower, ran to Muncher's bakery where they consumed one dozen donuts each, and ran back. COMPAQ Presario CQ42-457TU Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Florida State University is hosting their Third Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge on Saturday, February 4, 2012. A student-operated event, the University hosted their first Krispy Kreme Challenge on Saturday, January 23, 2010; and their second on Saturday, February 5, 2011. The race uses the same rules as the original challenge, HP Pavilion dv9000 Series Laptop CPU Cooling Fan with proceeds going to the United Way. The race has garnered thousands of total participants and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the local community. At Florida State University, the race circles from the Westcott Fountain to Doak S. Campbell Stadium, where participants eat their doughnuts, and back to Westcott, the finish line. The FSU race follows similar rules to the N.C. State run. Proceeds are donated to United Way of America.  HP Pavilion dv9885ea Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The University of Kentucky hosted their own version of the Krispy Kreme Challenge on April 17, 2010 with over 300 participants. The 5K race started and ended at Commonwealth football stadium with a dozen doughnuts being eaten at the halfway point. Proceeds from the annual event go to Habitat for Humanity which benefits the Lexington area. HP Pavilion dm3-1020CA Laptop Keyboard The University of North Carolina hosted their First Annual Doughnut Dash in the fall 2011. The race was run in similar fashion to the NC State KKC, where participants were required to run 2 miles, eat 12 doughnuts, and run two more miles. SONY VAIO VGN-N17G Laptop Keyboard The fourth annual event was Saturday, January 26, 2008 with a record 3,032 participated and raised over $20,000. Additional doughnuts from a Krispy Kreme store in Fayetteville, North Carolina were trucked in to meet the day's demands.[3][4] As noted on the Krispy Kreme Challenge website, the results were as follows[5]: DELL Latitude D531 Laptop Keyboard The fifth Krispy Kreme Challenge was on February 7, 2009 and drew 5519 participants. The race had caught the eye of ESPN, which sent a reporter to cover and run in 2009.[6] ESPN featured the "most difficult road race in the country" on SportsCenter [7] and on its website. This years race was also the first KKC to use a chip timing system.[8] Before the race, runners were given ankle bracelets with chips embedded in them. As the runners crossed the finish line,  HP 597635-001 Laptop Keyboard sensors picked up radio signals emitted by the chips and automatically recorded their time. More than 5,500 participants took part in the student-run event this year, raising $35,000 for North Carolina Children's Hospital. In addition to the ESPN stories, newspapers across the country picked up the Associated Press story about the event on Sunday, HP 9J.NOL82.W01 Laptop Keyboard under the headline: "Glazed and Confused Run Krispy Kreme Challenge."Costumes were popular, with several students arriving as their favorite superheroes, others dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the Dr. Seuss books, and more than one person dressed as a cup of coffee and a doughnut. One participant even completed the challenge wearing a full gorilla suit. TOSHIBA Mini NB 505-SP0160 Laptop Keyboard The sixth Krispy Kreme Challenge was held on February 6, 2010. Due to space limitations, the number of challengers was limited to 6000. 2010 was also marked by the launch of a new website for the Krispy Kreme Challenge.[9] The eighth Krispy Kreme Challenge was held on February 4, 2012. The number of challengers was increased to 7,500. Due to safety concerns, the course was lengthened to a total distance of approximately 5 miles.[citation needed]ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard Habitat For Humanity International (HFHI), generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing, a self-described "Christian housing ministry."[1] HP Compaq NC8430 Laptop Keyboard The international operational headquarters are located in Americus, Georgia with the administrative headquarters located in Atlanta. There are five area offices located around the world: United States and Canada; Africa and the Middle East (located in Pretoria, South Africa); Asia-Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand); Europe and Central Asia (Bratislava, Slovakia); and Latin America and the Caribbean (San Jose, Costa Rica). HP COMPAQ NX6110 Laptop Keyboard Community-level Habitat offices act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. In the United States, these local offices are called Habitat affiliates; outside the United States, Habitat operations are managed by national offices. Each affiliate and national office is an independently run, nonprofit organization. Affiliates and national offices coordinate all aspects of Habitat home building in their local area, including fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing. HP 9J.N8682.501 Laptop Keyboard The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity is "Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope."[2] Homes are built using volunteer labor and are sold at noprofit.[clarification needed] In some locations outside the United States, Habitat for Humanity charges interest to protect against inflation. This policy has been in place since 1986. HP Probook 4520S Laptop Keyboard Millard and Linda Fuller founded the organization in Americus, Georgia in 1976. Koinonia Farm was one of the inspirations of starting a help group. It was at Koinonia that the Fullers met. In 2005 Habitat built its 200,000th house, bringing the number of people sheltered in Habitat houses worldwide to one million.[3]HP 550 Laptop Keyboard On August 4, 2005, Habitat announced the selection of a new Chief Executive Officer for the organization, former president of stores of Musicland and executive pastor of the Edina, Minnesota, Christ Presbyterian Church, Jonathan Reckford.[4]TOSHIBA Equium M30 Series Laptop Keyboard On November 13, 2008, Habitat for Humanity raised the walls on its 300,000th house in Collier County, Florida; the next day, work began on the 300,001st house in Zacapa, Guatemala.[5] Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 500,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.75 million people in more than five continents and 3,000 communities worldwide.[6]HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa Laptop Keyboard Homeowners are usually expected to put approximately 500 hours of "sweat equity" into their own or other project homes, although this amount may vary by location, the number of wage-earning adults in each family, and the recipients’ health issues. DELL Inspiron 1750 Laptop Keyboard Mortgage payments from homeowners are deposited into a locally administered "Fund for Humanity," the proceeds of which go toward future construction. In an effort to discourage predatory lenders from targeting Habitat homeowner families, mortgage agreements allow the Habitat for Humanity affiliate the right of first refusal. Should a homeowner family decide to sell their home during the period of their mortgage, the affiliate may buy it back at a price at least equal to the equity that the homeowner has paid into the mortgage.[7] SONY VAIO VGN-FS760/W Laptop Keyboard Habitat for Humanity runs a year-round alternative break program known as Collegiate Challenge for student groups age 16 and up.[12] Although summer, fall, and winter break trips are available, most participants go during their spring break. Collegiate Challenge participants travel to host sites throughout the United States and spend one week working in partnership with the local Habitat affiliate, the local community, and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area. SONY KFRMBA221A Laptop Keyboard Host affiliates provide housing for the groups, as well as a place to shower and cook meals for the week. More than 14,000 volunteers took part in Collegiate Challenge in 2011, making it one of the world's largest alternative break programs. Since its inception in 1989, more than 196,000 students have participated in Collegiate Challenge and have donated more than $19,400,000 to Habitat for Humanity affiliates. DELL Inspiron N4050 Laptop Keyboard As suggested by the name, Habitat for Humanity International places a strong emphasis on building homes around the world. Volunteers today can build with Habitat affiliates in many locations on Global Village Trips.[13] After having gone through training, trip leaders organize travel plans with the support of the Americus-headquartered Global Village Department, first formally established in 1988. Participants from all over are then able to register for trips to their destination of choice. Teams generally number between eight and fifteen, with trips usually lasting between nine to fourteen days. ACER Aspire 5742Z Laptop Keyboard According to the website, Global Village trips offer volunteers the opportunity to experience another culture while making a difference in the lives of others...work alongside members of the host community in building decent, affordable housing... [and]help raise awareness of the burden of poverty housing and create a true global village of love, community, homes and hope.[14] ACER Aspire 5336 Laptop Keyboard Women Build Originating in 1991 with a Charlotte, North Carolina, home built entirely by a crew of female volunteers, Habitat's Women Build program encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Build projects provide an environment in which women can feel comfortable learning construction skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn. Globally, more than 1,400 homes have been completed by Women Build volunteers.[15] SONY VAIO VGN-FS315E Laptop Keyboard Women all over the United States are participate in National Women Build Week. The week-long build leading up to Mother's Day is designed to showcase the skills of Women Build volunteers and to motivate new volunteers to help families and change communities.  SONY Vaio PCG-K215Z Laptop Keyboard Lowe's is a major sponsor and underwriter of Women Build, and has generously supported these efforts for many years. Lowe's has sponsored each National Women Build Week. In addition to competitive grant opportunities, Lowe’s also offers a series of free how-to clinics for U.S. Women Build affiliates. ACER TravelMate 5742 Laptop Keyboard National Service refers to national service programs that are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The goal of the Habitat for Humanity National Service program is to help local Habitat affiliates operate more efficiently and effectively by maximizing existing volunteers, increasing capacity for new volunteers and most importantly, meeting the housing needs of communities by building more houses for low-income families.  SAMSUNG Q330-JS09 Laptop Keyboard AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. Habitat for Humanity International was one of the first nonprofits contacted by the Corporation for National and Community Service when AmeriCorps was being formed in 1993. Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75 Laptop Keyboard In the 2008–2009 program year, over 500 AmeriCorps members at affiliates all over the country will help build nearly 2,000 houses and recruit and retain nearly 200,000 community volunteers. Those volunteers will provide an estimated 1,600,000 volunteer hours. The members themselves will contribute 850,000 hours.[16]Packard Bell PEW91 Laptop Keyboard Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter became involved with Habitat for Humanity in 1984 and has since become its most high-profile proponent. He has been involved in fund-raising and publicity as well as actual homebuilding, taking part in the annual Jimmy Carter Work Project "blitz build".[18]SONY VGN-FE41S Laptop Keyboard In 2008 Habitat for Humanity celebrated the 25th annual building project with the Carters and renamed it to include Mrs. Carter. The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project focused on supporting the Gulf Coast community seeking to rebuild after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Despite periodic downpours, volunteers got most of the work done during one week in June to finish building and fixing 60 houses and frame 48 more.[19] Acer eMachines E732 Laptop Keyboard In November 2009 volunteers joined Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in the Mekong River region of Southeast Asia. Houses were built in the countries of Vietnam,Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and the Yunnan Province in China. The week-long project served nearly 166 families.[20] It also began a five-year Habitat for Humanity initiative to work with 50,000 families across the five countries.[20]HP Pavilion dv6-3138eo Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon is an annual signature event that brings together AmeriCorps members and alumni in a week long blitz build. The Build-a-Thon provides the host affiliate an opportunity to advance and highlight local house-building efforts. It also serves as an annual meeting of Americorps volunteers who might otherwise lack any opportunity to meet. TOSHIBA Satellite L775D-S7332 Laptop Keyboard The event is

held across the United States and highlights a different Habitat affiliate each year. In the past, Build-a-Thons have occurred in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the Gulf Coast; Dallas, Texas; Mobile County, Alabama; and Jacksonville, Florida. HP 516884-001 Laptop Keyboard The 2010 Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hosted by Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity. This was the second consecutive year that Cedar Valley Habitat hosted the event. More than 500 Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps National and AmeriCorps VISTA members from across the country came together to build, rehabilitate and repair more than 20 homes. SAMSUNG NP-N150-JP01 Laptop Keyboard ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard

Habitat's Gulf Coast Recovery

Habitat initiated a special program to help restore housing to the areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The effort was focused on getting local affiliates in the area back on their feet and prepared to build for their communities. It also became a catalyst for other organizations, like the St. Bernard Project, corporations and the government to provide help and support in rebuilding the area and has received considerable national media attention. SONY VAIO VPCF12AFM Laptop Keyboard As part of Operation Home Delivery, housing components were assembled in nearby less-affected locations such as Jackson, Mississippi, allowing much of the construction to be accomplished while basic infrastructure was being restored. Pre-constructed components were then shipped to the affected areas and built at a faster rate. Within two months of the time of the disaster, construction had begun on houses in the Louisiana cities of Covington and Slidell, near New Orleans.  ACER Aspire 5610Z Laptop Keyboard Harry Connick Jr., and Branford Marsalis served as honorary chairs of Habitat's hurricane rebuilding program, and one of the many projects along the Gulf Coast is the Musicians' Village at New Orleans Habitat for Humanity.[22]TOSHIBA Satellite C655-SP4163 Laptop Keyboard Habitat's Efforts in Haiti On January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a scale of 7.0 struck Haiti just 10 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake damaged almost 190,000 houses, of which 105,000 were entirely devastated. Of the more than two million affected survivors, 500,000 are still displaced today. Soon after the earthquake, Habitat set a goal of serving 50,000 families over five years, helping them move toward safe, secure and permanent places to call home. TOSHIBA Satellite L300 Laptop Keyboard Habitat has reached numerous milestones after the earthquake including over 155 houses as well as another 100 houses planned to be built starting November 23 of this year. Aside from direct building of housing, more than 4,000 families received transitional or upgraded shelters, more than 350 houses were repaired and rehabilitated, TOSHIBA NSK-T4A01 Laptop Keyboard more than 24,500 emergency shelter kits were distributed, more than and 12,000 damage assessments were conducted (Habitat For Humanity International). During this time, an entire community was transformed and lives were changed. More than 4,450 Haiti citizens were trained in construction techniques, financial literacy, disaster risk reduction and business development, which resulted in job opportunities for over 700 Haitians (Habitat For Humanity International). SONY VAIO VGN-AR570 Laptop Keyboard Habitat played an integral in the restoration of Bangladesh after Cyclone Sidr devastated 31 districts. A partnership with Japan Platform to help build transitional shelters was on-going when the disaster hit in November 2007. All phases of this project completed at the end of February 2009. HP Pavilion DV7-3065dx Laptop Keyboard Habitat responded to the cyclone by pledging $250000 to provide technical assistance. Prior to the construction of transitional homes, immediate necessities such as food, water and medicine were distributed to affected families. A Habitat Resource Centre was built in phase one for technical planning, coordination and management of the entire project. It also served as the manufacturing and storage centre for construction materials. A total of 480 houses were built at the end of a 3 phase construction process. Each house was provided with proper sanitation using contributions from UNICEF Bangladesh and HFH Great Britain. GATEWAY MT6708 Laptop Keyboard These transitional shelters were designed to be built by volunteers and unskilled workers in about eight hours on an area that had been prepared by families. This shelter provides a strong and cyclone-resistant core structure to protect residents from severe weather. Extensions to the home when the family has the financial means can be done by adding walling to the existing structure. Compaq Presario CQ57 Series Laptop Keyboard In bid to raise the local awareness of these transitional homes, HFH Bangladesh organised a series of training and familiarisation workshops for locals. 16 sessions were held between March and December 2008. SONY VAIO VGN-NW240F Laptop Keyboard In total, 12 communities were worked on by HFH Bangladesh. Structures had been built in the regions of Ghotoker Andua, Andua, Kalagachiya, Pipra Khali and Mirzaganj villages in Mirzaganj Union. In the Amragachia Union the regions of Uttar Amragachia, Dakkhin Amragachia, Shoilabunia, Kismat Shoilabunia and Amragachi villages also had structures built there.[23]ACER Aspire 5336 Laptop Keyboard The Habitat Bicycle Challenge (HBC), a nine-week, coast-to-coast bicycle trip undertaken to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven and to increase awareness of Habitat for Humanity in general, took place annually from 1995 to 2007. Prior to embarking in June on the 4,000-mile (6,400 km) trek, participants engaged in a seven-month fundraising campaign for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. HP Pavilion dv6-2113sa Laptop Keyboard Once on the road, they served as roaming advertisements for Habitat and gave nightly presentations explaining Habitat's mission to their hosts, usually church congregations. They also took part in builds with local Habitat chapters along the way. At its height, HBC attracted about 90 participants a year, all aged 18 to 24 and about half coming from Yale University. ASUS X53S Laptop Keyboard HP Pavilion dv6-3111sa Laptop Keyboard Each rider traveled one of three routes: New Haven to San Francisco, New Haven to Portland, or New Haven to Seattle. By 2004 HBC had become the single largest yearly fundraiser for any Habitat affiliate in the world, raising about $400,000 a year. However, amid growing safety concerns, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven announced the cancellation of HBC in September 2007.  Packard Bell Easynote TK85 Laptop Keyboard Bike and Build, a similar program, was founded in 2002 by a former HBC rider. Though not directly affiliated with Habitat for Humanity, it carries on the legacy of the Habitat Bicycle Challenge. SONY VAIO VGN-FS215B Laptop Keyboard An article in the Weekly Standard, an American neoconservative opinion magazine, questioned the cost-effectiveness of Habitat building projects. To estimatecost effectiveness, all costs associated with building a Habitat home must be used, including the cost of volunteer time and training.[28]SONY VAIO VGN-N31M/W Laptop Keyboard For houses constructed by foreign volunteers, travel and associated costs paid by the volunteers are also significant. Including these costs raises the question whether building a house this way is an efficient use of resources. Particularly in developing countries where labour is relatively inexpensive, unemployment is high, and local currency is cheap, purchasing local labour and supplies may result in an increase in the number of houses built. TOSHIBA Satellite P300D Series Laptop Keyboard Habitat has been criticized for its slow and inefficient rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.[29] After 18 months, Habitat had completed under 500 homes. 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Partnering with low-income families

Families are required to show an ability to pay for their home in addition to the need for housing. With these requirements, homeless and low-income families may fail to qualify for a Habitat home. Most American Habitat affiliates perform credit checks and criminal record checks on applicants before partnering with them for the construction of a home. Some critics therefore allege that Habitat misrepresents the nature of its work by partnering with families that might be considered nearly "middle-income."[28] ACER 23.TB2V1.003 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan To address this, many Habitat affiliates in the United States partner only with families that fall below the government-set "poverty line" for their area. The current poverty rate is measured according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.[30]ACER Aspire 5735z Laptop CPU Cooling Fan The credit and income requirements help assure that Habitat applicants are able to maintain their houses. Foreclosures on Habitat houses have been very low: 2%, according to official figures. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat homes.[1] HP G62-b30SA Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Habitat's founder, Millard Fuller, and his wife were dismissed by the Habitat board of directors on January 31, 2005, citing “a pattern of ongoing public comments and communications by the Fullers that have been divisive and disruptive to the organization’s work”[31] after Fuller was accused by a former female employee of "suggestive comments and inappropriate touching" during a ride to the Atlanta airport in 2003. The Habitat board investigated Fuller for sexual harassment but found “insufficient proof of inappropriate conduct.” Some Fuller supporters claim that the firing was due to a change in corporate culture.[32]HP Pavilion dv6-3013cl Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Before Fuller's termination, attempts were made by former President Jimmy Carter to broker an agreement that would allow Fuller to retire with his $79,000 salary intact; when Fuller was found to have violated the non-disclosure portion of this agreement, he was subsequently fired.[33] IBM Lenovo ThinkPad T61 7658 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan In January 2008 a dispute arose between the parent organization and an unspecified number of local Habitat for Humanity affiliate organizations over the terms of their cooperation agreement. These local affiliates contended that the agreement gave the international organization too much power over the assets and operations of the local chapters. One of the affiliates, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, reached an agreement with HFHI in July 2008 to “continue working together in their efforts to make affordable housing possible.”[34]HP 450933-001 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan Relient K (/rɨˈlaɪ.ɨnt ˈkeɪ/) is an American rock band formed in 1998 in Canton, Ohio, by Matt Thiessen, Brian Pittman, and Matt Hoopes[1] during the band's junior year in high school and their time at Malone University. The band is named after guitarist Hoopes' automobile, a Plymouth Reliant K car, with the spelling intentionally altered to avoid trademark infringement over the Reliant name.[2]SONY VAIO VGN-FS742/W Laptop Keyboard The group is associated with the contemporary Christian music culture, most notably the Christian rock and punk scene. Despite being a Christian band, the group has performed alongside secular artists. The band has reached critical success with mainstream pop punk and alternative rock. The band's sound incorporates piano and acoustic elements. Since its formation, TOSHIBA Satellite L655D-S5095 Laptop Keyboard Relient K has released six studio albums, seven EPs, two Christmas albums, and one collection of rarities. The band has received numerous awards including a Grammy Award nomination in 2003 for Best Rock Gospel Albumand two Dove Awards.[3][4][5]SONY VAIO PCG-FX605 Laptop Keyboard Relient K is best known commercially for their two studio albums which peaked in the top 15 of the U.S. Billboard 200chart. After signing with Capitol Records, they broke into the mainstream in 2004 with the release of Mmhmm, which debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. In 2007, their fifth album,  ACER Aspire 5315 Laptop Keyboard Five Score and Seven Years Ago, brought the most success for Relient K, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and selling 60,000 records in its first week.[6] The band has sold over 2 million records, with three albums being given gold certification by the RIAA. The band is also highly successful throughout the Christian albums and contemporary Christian music charts. Their newest album, Is for Karaoke, was released on October 4, 2011. HP Probook 4520S Laptop Keyboard SAMSUNG BA59-02489J Laptop Keyboard Lenovo 3000 G530 4151 Laptop Keyboard

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