Raleigh Bailey, Ph.D., was founding Director of the Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) at UNCG and Senior Research Scientist in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at UNCG. In 2001, CNNC was established by the UNC Board of Governors to be a resource to the state university system in immigrant outreach, research, and training. In 2003 he received the lifetime achievement award from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Refugee Program for service to refugees, and in 2008 he received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. In January of 2010, Raleigh stepped down from the Center Director position, but continues part time as a Senior Research Scientist in the School of Human Environmental Sciences, focusing on immigrant related research, and continues to oversee the AmeriCorps ACCESS Project of the Center (Accessing Cross Cultural Education Service Systems), now in its 16th year. In March of 2010 the Governor's Office of the State of North Carolina awarded him the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.