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.
Raleigh/Wake Chapter members and friends enjoy food and fellowship prior to the Eagle Aggie Classic on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at O’Kelly Riddick Stadium on the campus of North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina Central University Raleigh/Wake Chapter members served a meal at the Salvation Army Judy D. Zelnak Center of Hope on December 17, 2018. Seventy-five residents, which consisted of mothers and their children, enjoyed a meal of turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, yam casserole, mac & cheese, and rolls with butter. Desserts included ice cream, cookies, and cupcakes. Alumni who served the meal included Mary Butler and Missy Welch (front row stooping), Leonard King, Barbara Watson, Sandra Richardson, Linda Bailey, Maxine Wall, Kristi Tally, and Ezell Brown (back row).
NCCU Alumni Prepare School Supplies at their Annual Picnic on Saturday, August 11,2018.The donated school supplies will be given to students in the Guardian ad Litem Program. Through the state of North Carolina, the Guardian ad Litem Program seeks to serve the best interests of thousands of children who find themselves the subjects of court cases. The program exists in every county throughout the state and with the help of 5,300 volunteers serve more than 18,000 children a year.
Samuel E. Cooper, National President of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, presented the National Volunteer of the Year Award to Clifton Lavenhouse at the 8th Annual Awards Dinner. The theme of the event was “Celebrating and Honoring Alumni Achievement” and was held at the NCCU Dining Hall Banquet Room on Saturday evening, July 14, 2018 following the Annual Meeting. Lavenhouse serves as President of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association Raleigh/Wake Chapter.
The Alumni Council and Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association metin the Criminal Justice Building Auditorium on Saturday, July 14, 2018 on the campus of North Carolina Central University. Samuel E. Cooper National President presided. Members of the Raleigh/Wake Chapter who attended are pictured L-R are: Bernard Torain, Harold Jeffreys, Melva Scott, Linda Bailey, Hazel Sanders, Clifton Lavenhouse, Mona Parks, and Hadiya Swann.
The North Carolina Central University Raleigh/Wake Chapter presented Scholarships to three local students on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the annual Scholarship Program which was held at the Chavis Community Center. Martha Kearney, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, welcomed the guests and Reverend Paul Anderson, a North Carolina Central University Alumnus rendered prayer. LaMisa McCoy Foxx, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations and Denise Raynor, Alumni Programs Coordinator for the Office of Alumni Relations, Representatives from the University, were introduced by Brenda Asbury and Vernice Whyms. Dr. Nicole Gibbs, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, spoke to the scholarship recipients about college life. She stated that they should remember that eagles soar, th