Skip to main content

Laura Rowley honored with Economic Development Leadership Award from NCEDA

Laura Tollini Rowley '08
Laura Tollini Rowley is a 2008 Furman University biology alumna.

The North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA) announced that Laura Tollini Rowley was honored Oct. 27 with its Emerging Leader of the Year Award. Rowley, a 2008 Furman University biology alumna, is director of life sciences economic development at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center based at Research Triangle Park.

The award recognizes her support of 30 life sciences recruitment and expansion initiatives having a projected growth of nearly 4,500 jobs and $2.5 billion capital investment.

“Laura’s extensive knowledge of science and biotechnology, combined with her drive for excellence and passion for developing strong relationships, has provided North Carolina a competitive advantage in growing life science jobs and investment,” said Bill Bullock, the Biotech Center’s senior vice president.

Rowley joined the Biotech Center in January 2017. In addition to her Furman bachelor’s degree, she holds a doctorate in genetics and molecular biology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Learn more in an NCBiotech news release.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Members of the class of 2020 receive Furman’s highest honors

Scholarship Cup Awards winners announced along with Bradshaw-Feaster Medal and Donaldson-Watkins Medal recipients.

With creativity, Heller Services Corps doesn’t let pandemic stop holiday giving

"Blessing Trees" replaces annual RaeNae Nay's Holiday Giving Tree, but the end result of helping local nonprofits remains the same.

Nick Curcio '21 and Reagan Brittain '21

Reagan Brittain ’22, Nick Curcio ’22 win Furman Metropolitan Fellowship

The prestigious alumni-led grant program provides two rising fourth-year Furman students with the connections, means and support needed to obtain summer internships in New York City.

Nancy Blackwell Bourne ’62 writes and illustrates her first book

Painted with her left hand and penned with her right, Majelica’s Magical Moment” is a children’s picture book written in rhyme and published earlier in the summer.