The North Carolina Central University Alumni Association Council Meeting was held Saturday, February 1, 2020. Samuel E. Cooper, National President, presided over the meeting, which was held in the Criminal Justice Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University. Agenda items included “The State of the University” given by Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye. Pictured L-R are: Linda Bailey, Region IV Vice-President Mona Parks, Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye, and Hazel Sanders. Bailey, Parks, and Sanders represented the Raleigh/Wake Chapter.
“Call of Duty – Eagle Edition Obstacle Course for the American Cancer Society” was held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the North Carolina Central University Outdoor Recreation Complex in Durham, North Carolina. The event was sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the NCCU Student Health Center, and NCCU Veteran Affairs in recognition of cancer survivors and Military Appreciation Month. Alumni volunteers served food to student participants and assisted with various other duties during the event. President Clif Lavenhouse and Linda Bailey represented the NCCU Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter as volunteers.
North Carolina Central University Eagle Preview (Open House) was held Saturday, March 30, 2019, in the Walker Physical Education Complex. Raleigh/ Wake Chapter President Clif Lavenhouse (far right)along with Alumni from Durham, Orange, and Raleigh/Wake Chapters greeted and welcomed potential students, parents, counselors, and school groups to the campus. Visitors were also welcomed by University staff, toured the campus, and enjoyed lunch in the Dining Hall.
North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter presented scholarships to seven Wake County students on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Chavis Community Center in Raleigh, NC. The program began with a prayer by Reverend Paul Anderson, Pastor at The Fountain of Raleigh and NCCU Alumnus. Ms. LaMisa Foxx, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Alumni Relations, brought greetings from the Chancellor; Ms. Marquesha Johnson, Associate Director Undergraduate Admissions, challenged students to make college their experience, join clubs, and build relationships; and Denise Raynor, Coordinator of Alumni Programs, advised the future Eagles to avail themselves to all opportunities at the University, and welcomed them to campus. Nia Gray, a 2018 scholarship recipient brought reflections f
Saturday, May 4, 2019 members of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter and Friends participated in the 2019 Komen Triangle Race for the Cure. Funds raised from the event, which was held at the Research Triangle Park, are used for research to discover new treatments and technologies to improve outcomes for all patients; address gaps in access to and utilization of affordable quality of care; support survivors, care givers and those living with metastatic breast cancer; advocate for more research funding and protection for patients; and empower patients and the public to take charge of their breast health. The Alumni team “Pearley’s Pearls” is named for Pearley Long Yelverton, a cancer survivor for 43 years. Pearley was the 2019 recipient of the
Pearley Long Yelverton, stands with Gerald Owens, WRAL evening anchor and Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist after receiving the “MORE THAN PINK AWARD” at the Susan G. Komen Walk for the cure. The NCCU Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter Team, “Pearley’s Pearls” is named in honor of Mrs. Yelverton.
Johnson O. Akinleye, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University presided over the Seventy-First Annual Founder’s Day Convocation on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the McDougald-McLendon Arena on the campus in Durham, North Carolina. The Reverend Gloria Winston-Harris, Director, Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue brought the invocation; Mr. John Barbee, Vice Chairman, NCCU Board of Trustees, extended greetings; and Faith Thomas Lewis, Miss NCCU 2018-2019 introduced the Chancellor. Dr. Akinleye introduced special guests and gave University remarks after which Ms. Roberta Laws directed the University Choir in Ezekiel Saw de Wheel, arranged by Roland M. Carter.Miss Annelese Samples, Senior Class President, introduced the speaker, Hellena Huntley Tidwell, NCCU Class of 1968.
On behalf of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter, Harold L. Jeffreys (pictured left) donated food to Tom Oriel (pictured right) at the Garner Area Ministries during the month of July 2018. Incorporated in 1981, the Ministry with the support of local groups has continuously been able to increase the amount of food, clothing, and financial assistance to their clients.
Cliff Lavenhouse, Raleigh/Wake Chapter President, greets Linda Bailey at the annual chapter Christmas Party along with other chapter members.
Raleigh/Wake Chapter sponsored their annual Christmas Party on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Heather Hills Country Club in Garner, North Carolina. Alumni and friends enjoyed holiday cheer, dinner, dessert, fellowship, card games, door prizes, and dancing. Committee members pictured are Jackie Lynch, Angela Smith, Richard Gilbert, Mary Butler, and Harold Jeffreys.