Student uses planer to shape boat trim.

Quiz: Studying Success

From boatbuilding to filmmaking, North Carolina’s public community college system — the third largest in the nation — provides diverse opportunities to all of its students.

To Care & to Cure

A love affair with healing, beginning as a teenage candy striper, led this nurse to a decades-long health-care position in the corporate world — and, eventually, a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives.