Message from the Chancellor: Fallen Eagle Cornisha Shaw

Posted November 01, 2022, 5:28PM

Dear NCCU Family:

I announce with great sorrow the news of a Fallen Eagle, Ms. Cornisha Shaw, a senior biology major, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.

Cornisha, who was joyfully planning to receive her bachelor’s degree in May 2023, was a treasured and engaged member in her classes with aspirations to become a veterinarian. According to her professors, she was an active participant who brought joy to the classroom and always seized the opportunity to make her fellow Eagles laugh. She will be remembered by her beautiful smile and positive demeanor, which encouraged others to approach life with love and authenticity.

As we cope with this difficult loss, please know that the university has resources for you to utilize as needed. Students who would like to speak with a counselor may call the NCCU Counseling Center’s 24-hour line at 919-530-7646. Faculty and staff may utilize the ComPsych guidance resources on the university’s HR page.

Additional information regarding Cornisha’s funeral services will be shared with the campus community when made available.  

Please keep Cornisha Shaw’s family, friends and classmates in your thoughts and prayers.

In Truth and Service, 

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D.



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