Message from the Chancellor: Fallen Eagle Keshawna Alderman

Posted December 15, 2022, 12:14PM

Dear NCCU Family:

I announce with great sorrow the news of a Fallen Eagle, Ms. Keshawna Alderman, a second-year law student, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022.

A native of Harlem, New York, Keshawna was pursing her juris doctorate degree and Law and Technology Certificate, with interests in entertainment law, trademarks and intellectual property. She was especially passionate about advocating and creating spaces in the legal field for people of color. An active participant on campus and in her local community, Keshawna was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the Black Law Student Association and the Intellectual Property Law Society.

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 Keshawna’s funeral services will be shared with the campus community when available.  

Please keep Ms. Keshawna Alderman’s family, friends, professors and classmates in your thoughts and prayers.

In Truth and Service, 

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D.



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