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SOAR Leaders Win Regional Award

Photo Courtesy Logan Peck Photography
From L to R: Emily Wheeler, NODA Region VI Coordinator; Alynda Pratt; Brandon Hedgebeth, SOAR Leader and Chad Henderson, NODA National Office - Photo Courtesy Logan Peck Photography

NCCU’s Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) leaders brought home a first place award for their performance at the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education’s 2018 Region VI Southern Region Orientation Workshop (SROW).

SROW offers individuals from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee to participate in a graduate symposium, service projects and educational sessions. Also during the conference, competitions are held in which participants display school pride through song, skits and dance competitions among others.

The group of 22 leaders defeated organizations from 52 universities for their entry in the Song, Skit, Dance Competition. After their show-stopping performance and standing ovation, the Eagles received accolades from nearly every school delegation. 

2018-2019 SOAR leaders include: Nadiah Hunter, a mass communication major from Raleigh, N.C.; Alexis Gainey, a business marketing major from Lillington, N.C.; Jaquez Williams, a mass communication major from Laurinburg, N.C.; Harnea Allen, a English education major from  Elizabeth City, N.C.; Kayla Carter, a elementary education major from Henderson, N.C.;  Destiny Jones, a nursing major from Greenville, N.C.;  Takiyah Bogues, a nursing major from Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; Britnee Morgan, a criminal justice major from Greensboro, N.C.; Sydney Johnson, a nursing major from Winston-Salem, N.C.; Matthew Brooks, a computer science major from Anson, N.C.; Marques Brownlee a mass communication major from Detroit; Brandon Hedgebeth, a history major from High Point, N.C. ; Alaisja Gilliam, a criminal justice major from Burlington, N.C.;  Alynda Pratt, a mass communication major from Anson, N.C.; Dalynn Cuthbertson a fashion design major from Salisbury, N.C.; Bridgett Rogers a political science major from Raleigh, N.C.; Amira Gamble, a political science and criminal justice major from Jacksonville, N.C.; Kenisha McKenzie, a family and consumer science major from Raleigh, N.C.; Morgan Connor, a nursing major from Atlanta, Ga.;  Christian Allison, a mass communication major from Kinston, N.C.; Tariq Sharpe, a mass communication major from Bronx, NY; and Nijel Hawley-Newkirk, a biology major from Wallace, N.C.


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