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Alumna Elected First Woman District Attorney

Avery Michelle Crump, ’97, was elected district attorney for North Carolina’s Guilford County. Crump will be the first woman to hold this position for the county. She has served as a district court judge for Guilford County since 2008. Crump obtained her bachelor’s in political science from the...
 
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Alumni Honored with N.C. State Highway Namings

Two NCCU alumni, Former United States Ambassador to the Central African Republic Mattie Sharpless, ’65, ’72, and the late NCCU Chancellor Emeritus Julius Chambers, ’58, will be honored in May with a portion of two North Carolina state highways bearing their...
 
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Alumna Named International Fellow

Alumna Kennetta Hammond Perry, Ph.D., ‘01, has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center. Dr. Hammond Perry was among 39 out of 556 applicants worldwide to be chosen for the 2018-2019 Walter Hines Page Fellowship, named for the late Cary, N.C., native who was an accomplished journalist, publisher and...
 
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Alumnus Named Assistant Police Chief

Terrence Sembly, ’87, veteran law enforcement officer, has moved up the ranks to assistant police chief of the Durham Police Department. Prior to his appointment, Sembly served as commander of the Organized Crime Division of Durham’s District Four, among other leadership roles. Previously, he...
 
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NCCU Alumnus Honored with MEAC Award

For alumnus Mandrake K. Lewis, ’97, providing service to the community also involves supporting his alma mater. Lewis was honored with a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Distinguished Alumni Award for his continuous support to North Carolina Central University during the 2018 MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va., on March...
 
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NCCU Alumnus Honored with MEAC Award

For alumnus Mandrake K. Lewis, ’97, providing service to the community also involves supporting his alma mater. Lewis was honored with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Distinguished Alumni Award for his continuous support to North Carolina Central University during the 2018 MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va., on March...
 
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Alumna Named Assistant Principal of the Year

The commitment of Andrea Petifer, ’05, ’14, to educate the next generation of leaders has resulted in her being named Durham Public Schools’ 2018 Assistant Principal of the Year. Petifer currently serves as assistant principal at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham, N.C. Prior to joining...
 
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Alumna Awarded Prestigious Honor

Lauretta H. Holloway, ’74, ’76, has been awarded the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Case District III) Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors individuals who play a vital role in institutional advancement. Holloway was recognized for her overall volunteer contributions...
 
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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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