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Congratulations NCCU '19 from Faculty and Staff!


The faculty and staff of North Carolina Central University offer their warmest congratulations and best wishes with words of wisdom for the newest Eagles to “take flight.”

“Plan for your future, but take it one day at time as you smell the roses along the way.”

~Elias Brown, webmaster, School of Law

“As you embark upon your new journey, remember all that you learned and experienced here at NCCU.  Be sure to come back and give back to enhance the experience of future Eagles.  Make a commitment to be a lifelong learner, impact your community in monumental ways and continue to SOAR!”

~ Dr. Kesha T. Lee, interim associate dean, University College

“Always: Update yourself in all aspects of your life; Always: Be innovative in all aspects of life; Always: Be thankful for what you have and be willing to give back to the community.”

~Dr. Tirupapuliyur Damodaran, research assistant professor, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

“As you "Mighty Eagles" soar toward the next part of your journey on this long mission that we call life, reflect on the ‘obstacles’ that became ‘opportunities’, the ‘experiences’ that became ‘empowerment’; and the ‘friends’ that became ‘family’.

~Dr. James E. Osler II, professor of Educational Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

“Remember your years here on the NCCU campus fondly; remember others who helped you along the way; remember to give some dollar amount back to NCCU annually to help someone like you.”

~ William G. Smith, director of development, BRITE

“Congratulations on your accomplishment! This is only the beginning of your journey, make something great out of yourself!”

~Victoria Stark, coordinator of Fitness & Wellness, Campus Recreation and Wellness

“Explore life outside of North Carolina. Apply to graduate schools everywhere and be open to relocating. Your family and friends will always be here so enjoy the mass of opportunities all over the U.S. and beyond!”

~Angela Street, interim executive director of Student Success, University College

“When we take on a commitment, it’s important to remember to rebuke defiance and fix the frown; there’s more negative energy involved in that. Hang in there, it’s going to be all right! Keep up the good work.”

~John Tomlinson, NCCU quarterback coach, Department of Athletics

“Focus, work hard, and trust the education you have received at NCCU.”

~Dr. Carlton E. Wilson, dean, College of Arts and Sciences


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