Program excellence

“The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (APA-NC) Marvin Collins Planning Awards program annually recognizes agencies and individuals that have completed outstanding plans, programs, and projects; have excelled as planning students; or have made notable contributions to the planning profession. The awards signify the highest standards of achievement for planning in North Carolina, and highlight work that is worthy of attention.”(

Faculty and students in the Community and Regional Planning program received the APA-NC’s awards in three categories.

James Rhodes, one of our Planners-in-residence and the Pitt County Director, received the Robert Reiman Professional Achievement Award category for his dedicated contributions to the Planning profession. Jennifer Basil, a senior student, received the Diversity Fellowship, which requires working with a local government, a private, or non-profit organization within the State of North Carolina for an internship in a Planning related field. Nick Musarra, who graduated in Spring 2019, received the Outstanding Student Project award with his planning practicum project, Movement Murfreesboro.