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Golden Eagle Named to North Carolina Commission

Yvonne Simmons Pettis, ’62, was appointed to the North Carolina Chief Justice Commission on Professionalism in January 2018. She is one of six new members on the commission established by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1998.  Pettis currently operates her own real estate company, Von Pettis Realty, in...
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Alumnus Stars in Network TV Show

Jimmy Woods, a 2014 Theatre and Dance graduate, currently stars in The CW's new series "Black Lightning." The 13-part television series based on a DC Comics superhero premiered on Jan. 16 and will continue to air weekly each Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. C.T. Woods, a Durham native, was adopted at a young...
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Alumna Sworn in as Pitt County Judge

Wendy Hazelton, '97, '06, has been sworn in as Pitt County District Court judge. Hazelton is the first African-American to serve in this position. Prior to her appointment, Hazelton served as an assistant public defender in Pitt County practicing in both district and superior courts. Hazelton also served for...
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Alumna Named Johnson C. Smith University Vice President

Alumna Tami B. Simmons has been named vice president of Institutional Advancement for Johnson C. Smith University. In her new role, Simmons will oversee fundraising and development, alumni relations, communications and marketing. Previously, she served as executive director of Susan G. Komen Charlotte. She also has...
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Join NCCU at the 2018 MEAC Basketball Tournament

Help us cheer on our 2017 Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Tournament Champions and Women's Basketball Team during the 2018 MEAC Tournament.  This year’s match will be held March 5-11, 2018, at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va.  For a detailed schedule, visit...
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Alumnus Named Chief Financial Officer

Alumnus Charles Asubonten, ‘89, has been named chief financial officer of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). In his new role, he will oversee CalPERS financial systems and risk programs. Asubonten most recently served as the managing director at a private equity firm. He has more...
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Alumna Appointed Wake County Judge

Alumna Ashleigh Parker Dunston has been appointed as District Court judge in North Carolina’s 10th Judicial District by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Prior to being appointed to the Wake County post, Parker Dunston served as assistant attorney general for the N.C. Department of Justice and, previously, as an...
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Ultimate Homecoming Experience Energizes Eagle Pride

North Carolina Central University students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered from Oct. 22-28 to celebrate the 2017 Ultimate Homecoming Experience. “Extraordinary demonstrations of Eagle Pride were evident throughout Homecoming 2017, with thousands of alumni returning to reconnect with friends, establish...
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NCCU Alumnus Sworn in as Alamance County Judge

Alumnus Larry Brown Jr. has been sworn in as Alamance County District Court judge. Brown is the first African-American to serve in this position. Prior to his appointment, Brown served as an assistant district attorney in Alamance County and worked as an adjunct professor at Elon University School of Law. Brown...
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Alumnus Named Chief of Police

Renarde D. Earl was recently named Fayetteville State University (FSU) associate vice chancellor for Police and Public Safety/Chief of Police. Earl will be responsible for providing leadership and support to the FSU’s Police and Public Safety Department. He has nearly 25 years of experience in law enforcement....
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