Dr. Cheryl Lewis, director of the Educational Tent Search Program at Elizabeth City
State University, received $336,623 from the U. S. Department of Education. The Educational
Tent Search Program provides comprehensive outreach services to 900 participants
by fostering a partnership between Elizabeth City State University and 10 northeastern
North Carolina communities to promote educational opportunities for low income and
potential first-generation college students. The program provides them with resources
and skills needed to excel in college and pursue postsecondary opportunities and rewarding
trades and professions.