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Searight Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Searight PACE is the Gardner-Webb University Professional and Continuing Education program.

What is Searight PACE?

Gardner-Webb University’s Searight Professional and Continuing Education program offers very specific, online and in-person courses to enhance the skill levels of professionals ranging from entry level to mid-management, executive, and beyond.

These courses provide you with real world capabilities, based on current trends and research, that will advance your career and improve your effectiveness.

The Searight PACE Program offers CEU credits and certificate programs from different disciplines to help you improve your skills and impact society. It also offers fully customized training modules in partnership with corporations and other institutions that govern and issue discipline or specialized certificates.

All short (1, 2 or 3 days; some for few weeks) courses are taught by GWU faculty members and come with a certificate of completion.

In-Person classes are held at the Charlotte Campus Center, unless otherwise noted.

Rev. Johnny L. and Mrs. Shirley P. Searight

Rev. Johnny L. Searight, and his wife, Shirley P. Searight, alumni of Gardner-Webb University, want to create educational opportunities for students in similar situations. With the help of the GWU Advancement team, they have established the Searight Leadership Certificate (SLC) and the Searight Multicultural Leadership Award (SMLA).

Searight Multicultural Leadership Award

The endowed Searight Leadership Award shall provide need- and merit-based financial support to first-generation college students who exhibit an aptitude and an appetite for leadership.

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The Charlotte Center

The Charlotte Center is home to the Searight Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program, located at 8030 Arrowridge Blvd., in Charlotte.

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