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NCCU To Welcome DPS Students Back to School

NCCU To Welcome DPS Students Back to School

Hundreds of Durham Public School (DPS) students will receive an Eagle welcome from the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) community on their first day of class -  Monday, Aug. 28.  Led by the university’s Men’s Achievement Center (MAC), NCCU faculty, staff and students will participate in the Second Annual Back to School Welcome Rally at the following schools:

  •         James E. Shepard Middle School, 2401 Dakota St., 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  •         Burton Elementary School, 1500 Mathison St., 8:20 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
  •         Eastway Elementary School, 610 N Alston Ave., 7:50 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

The NCCU community will provide DPS students with “high-fives” and words of encouragement as they enter their respective school buildings for the start of another academic year.

“We are excited to help Durham Public School students start their year off with a big welcome from NCCU,” said Harvey Hinton III, Ph.D., director of the Men’s Achievement Center. “Our hope is that we offer them an extra dose of enthusiasm for learning and keep them excited about their future.”

The MAC, which is housed within the Division of Student Affairs at NCCU, is home to a dedicated team of professionals, staff and mentors who promote academic achievement, social justice, servant leadership, professionalism and personal success for male students.

The event is co-hosted with the NCCU Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. For more information, contact Mr. Kenyon Whittington at 919- 530-7451 or by email at kwhittin@nccu.edu.

Published: Friday, August 25, 2017
by Director of Marketing and Communications, Quiana M Shepard
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