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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.
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.
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).
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