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NCCU Alumnus Honored with MEAC Award

Mandrake K. Lewis

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 8.

The recognition is presented annually during the MEAC Basketball tournament to an alumnus based on his or her contribution and support to the university. Johnson received the award naming him a distinguished alumnus at a special on-court halftime ceremony during the tournament’s quarterfinals.

The Macclesfield, N.C. native is the chief executive officer of his own human services consulting firm, Quality Care Solutions Inc., which provides services to children in Durham, Raleigh and Rocky Mount, N.C. Previously, he served in a number of roles working with youth in need of homebased services with various corporations and community organizations. 

As a community member, Lewis is an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, North Carolina Council of Community Programs and a volunteer for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, among others.

He is also a lifetime member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Lewis obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology from NCCU. He also earned a master’s in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University.

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