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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!

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 Research Triangle Park in Durham. The awards were created to recognize leaders under...
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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 computer information...
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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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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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