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Alumna Lands Inaugural Role at N.C. Education Lottery

Story by: Jasmine Hall, NCCU Office of Communications and Marketing Intern Annette Taylor, ‘90, joins the North Carolina Education Lottery as its first minority business and community affairs manager. The position was created by the lottery in efforts to enhance and promote its minority business participation...
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Alumna Named to Congressional Council

Emily M. Dickens, ’95, ’99, ’02, has been named to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that educates and connects Latino youth by providing leadership programs and educational services. Dickens currently serves as corporate...
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Alumna Named Disney Vice President

Danielle Brown, ’98, has been named vice president of advertising sales for the Walt Disney Co. In her new role, Brown will oversee creating partnerships advertising revenue for The Walt Disney Co. networks and brands including ESPN, ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and the Disney Digital...
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Join NCCU at the 2019 MEAC Basketball Tournament

Help us cheer our NCCU 2019 MEAC Championship-winning basketball team on to another title win during the 2019 MEAC Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be held March 11-16, 2019 at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia.  For a detailed schedule, visit meachoops.com. Hotel...
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Alumnus Soars In Education

Lewis D. Ferebee, Ed.D., ’97, has been named chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools.  Prior to his appointment, Ferebee served as superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools. During his tenure with the school system, he was named a 2016 “Leader to Learn From” by Education Week. Ferebee...
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Alumnus Named Winston Salem State University Coach

Story By: Laticia Taylor, Office of Communications and Marketing Intern Cleo Hill Jr., ’94, was recently named the men’s basketball team coach for Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).  In his new role, Hill aspires to increase efforts to assist player success on and off the...
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Alumnae Appointed University Athletic Directors

Two North Carolina Central University alumnae have been appointed to top positions in NCAA athletics. In a traditionally male-dominated industry, these Eagles are taking authority.  Etienne Thomas, ’96, serves as director of athletics for Kentucky State University. Prior to her appointment, Thomas served as...
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Alumnus Appointed to Higher Education Post

Vann Newkirk, Ph.D., ‘07, has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. In his new role, he will oversee all academics and provide leadership in the implementation of the university’s strategic plan. Prior to his appointment, Newkirk served as...
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Alumnus Premiers Movie at BronzeLens Film Festival

Successful actor Reggie Lochard, '08, now is making a name for himself as an producer and writer. Lochard premiered his first feature film, When the Well Runs Dry, on Aug. 24, at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta, Ga. The movie explores the lives of two brothers who strengthen their relationship after the...
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Alumna Ascends to National Education Assessment Post

Excellence in education is no small feat for North Carolina Central University alumna Lillian Lowery, ’76. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has named Lowery vice president of Student and Teacher Assessments. Previously, Lowery served as vice president for preK-12 policy, research, and practice for EdTrust, a...
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