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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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Join the Celebration!

Story by: Deja Finch, NCCU Office of Communications and Marketing Intern  North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will honor 40 outstanding alumni at the fourth biennial Forty Under Forty Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh Durham Airport at...
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Alumna Soars in Science

Heroes don’t always wear capes, sometimes they wear white coats. North Carolina Central University (NCCU) alumna Siobahn C. Day is the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University. Siobahn, a 2009 graduate who earned a master’s degree in library science from...
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NCCU 2018 Forty Under Forty Honorees Announced

The North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Office of Alumni Relations will honor 40 outstanding alumni at the fourth biennial Forty Under Forty Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham. Chosen by a committee of their peers, the honorees are all...
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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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