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, they are scholars, overcomers, adventurous, and resilient. Dr. Gibbs also challenged them to get involved in nonacademic organizations. The future Eagles also listened to previous scholarship recipients Ajumu Dillahunt -Holloway and Khalil Green give reflections of life on campus.
Scholarships were awarded by Martha Kearney, Clifton Lavenhouse, President Raleigh/Wake Chapter, and Dr. Nicole Gibbs to Jalen Antonio Bobbitt, Broughton High School; Patience Nylaija Jones, Wakefield High School and Nia Faith Gray, Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy;.
Pictured LR: Clifton Lavenhouse, President NCCU Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter; Scholarship recipients Patience Nylaija Jones, Wakefield High School; Nia Faith Gray, Wake Young Women’s Leadership Academy; Jalen Antonio Bobbitt, Broughton High School, and Dr. Nicole Gibbs, Director of Undergraduate Admissions.