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Goodwill Industries Gives Shaw 12 Computers Laptops Will Be Used for CAPE-based Education Majors



(from l to r) Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson, Chair, Dept of Ed; Jeanne Gunther &
Dennis McLain President of Goodwill Community Foundation


Raleigh, NC (January 18, 2011) – Dennis McLain, President of Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina and the Goodwill Community Foundation, presented Shaw University with a check for $8,632 to cover the cost of 12 computers.  These computers will be presented to education majors based at Shaw’s various College of Adult and Professional Education (CAPE) sites.

“This donation allows us to better serve students at our satellite locations and ensure that tomorrow’s teachers have the materials they need to excel at their studies,” said Shaw President Irma McClaurin.  “Goodwill is dedicated to improving the community, and this donation will impact the community at the most basic level – by helping produce better educators.

The funds are a response to a proposal made by Shaw instructor Jeanne Gunther, who travelled from Raleigh to High Point during the Spring 2010 semester to provide education majors there with more hands-on instruction.  While there, she recognized that CAPE students needed more access to computers and approached Goodwill Industries for funds to provide computers to CAPE students.

The amount covers the cost of 12 Dell Optiplex desktop computers that will be presented to students as they are formally admitted into the education program through a CAPE site.   

Goodwill donated the funds with the stipulation that they be used to assist students directly.

Shaw’s CAPE offers a flexible program aimed at those who have already moved into the workplace and are working toward a degree.  The university has nine CAPE sites throughout the state from Ahoskie in the east to Asheville in the west.



Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts University that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.  




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