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									                                                                                  WINTER 2007-2008

                   TODAY  NoRTh CaRolINa agRICulTuRal aNd TEChNICal STaTE uNIvERSITy

Aggie Pride
Alumni ShOw
Aggie PriDe
 with Generous Gifts

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 Bridges to Engineering Research Conference

 IFAJS Nabs Tavis Smiley, Cornel West for
 Kerner Symposium

 "Barbara" Bell Jones ’47 is role model for
  aspiring Aggies
                                                               TODAY     North Carolina agricultural and Technical State university
                                                                         Winter 2007-2008

                           DEPARTMENTS                                  ARTICLES
                             2) Inside aggieland                         18) IFaJS Nabs Tavis Smiley, Cornel West for Kerner Symposium

                             6) Campus Briefs                            23) victory Club to launch Endowment Campaign

                            10) Research                                 29) homecoming Reunion Raises Funds for Band

                            20) aggie Sports

                            24) People Behind                           FEATURE ARTICLES
                                  the Scholarships
                                                                         12) Major gifts Bolster a&T
                            26) aggies on the Move                              Alumni show Aggie Pride
                            28) In Memoriam
                                                                         14) Measuring up
                            32) Mixed Bag                                       Headline to come

                                                                         16) Role Call
                                                                             "Barbara" Bell Jones ’47 is role model
        North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
                                                                                for aspiring Aggies
        State University is a learner-centered                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PagE 14
        community that develops and preserves
        intellectual capital through interdisciplinary
        learning, discovery, engagement, and
        operational excellence.
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          Cover Photo:              A&T TODAY                                                                          Editor                                       Printing                             Executive Cabinet                                                                                 alumni association Board of directors
          Stockbyte/Stockbyte/      North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University                                                                                                           Chancellor - Stanley F. Battle                                                                    President - Pamela L. Johnson ’91
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          Getty Images              Winter 2007-2008                                                                                                                                                     Provost/Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs - Janice Brewington ‘70                                 First Vice President - Marvin L. Walton ’91
                                                                                                                       Editorial assistants                         Board of Trustees                    Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance - Robert Pompey Jr. ’87                                     Second Vice President - “Chuck” Burch Jr. ’82
                                    A&T TODAY is published quarterly by                                                Samantha V. Hargrove                         Spence H. Broadhurst                 Vice Chancellor, Development and University Relations - Mark Kiel                                 Treasurer - Gerald Williams ’83
                                    The Division of Development and University Relations                               Nettie Collins Rowland ‘72                   Pamela McCorkle Buncum ’81           Vice Chancellor, Human Resources - Linda R. McAbee                                                Assistant Treasurer - Kristen R. Rutledge ’89
                                    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University                                                                      D. Hayes Clement                     Vice Chancellor, Information Technology and Telecommunications/CIO - Vijay K. Verma               Recording Secretary - Charvetta Ford-McGriff ’85
                                    1601 East Market Street • Greensboro, N.C. 27411                                   Contributing Writers                         Karen J. Collins ’84                 Vice Chancellor, Research and Economic Development - Narayanaswamy “Radha” Radhakrishnan          Parliamentarian - Randall E. Dunn ’91
                                    Phone: (336) 334-7582 • FAX: (336) 334-7094                                        Jesse Barnes ’68                             Charles C. Cornelio                  Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs - Sullivan A. Welborne Jr. ’61                                   Immediate Past President - Teresa M. Davis ’89
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                                                                                                                       Brian M. Holloway ’97
                                    University Relations Office, N.C. A&T State University, The Garrett House,                                                      Franklin E. McCain Sr. ’64           Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Research and Public Health - Dorothy C. Browne               Geographical Area II Director, Seat 3 - Deloris C. Chisley ’73
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a land-grant university that is ranked by the Carnegie Classification System as “high research activity.”                                                                                                                                    BOD Seat 13 (School of Nursing) - Linda R. Wilson ’75
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                                                                                                                                               Peace Corps Recognizes N.C. A&T during Peace Corps Week
              Centenarian Receives Human Rights Medal

                      A      t age 100, george harrison evans, m.D., has
                             been a witness to and a catalyst for many changes
                                                                                  December 1934 to begin a medical practice that
                                                                                  flourished until his retirement in 1981. Before long,
                                                                                                                                                  i  n February, the Peace Corps celebrated its 47th anniversary
                                                                                                                                                     during Peace Corps week, which commemorates the
                                                                                                                                                  establishment of the agency by President Kennedy in 1961.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Peace Corps with a capable and diverse group of volunteer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   candidates. They represent the best of America as they apply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   their education and skills as volunteers around the globe.”
                       that occurred in the 20th century. On Feb. 1, evans        he had become an agent for change and diversity in              As part of the annual Peace Corps week celebrations, Peace             henry mcKoy is a former presidentially-appointed
                       was presented the 2008 north Carolina Agricultural         the city.                                                       Corps Africa regional Director and north Carolina A&T            member of the African Development Foundation, which
                       and Technical State university human rights medal                evans served on the l. richardson memorial                State university graduate, henry mcKoy, recognized the           is the principal agency of the u.S. government to support
                       for his role in upholding human rights.                    hospital Board of Trustees (1935-1957) and as chief             many contributions the university has made to                            Africa. in 1995, henry was elected to the state
                             Born may 18, 1907, in milan, Tenn., evans            of staff (1950-51). notably, he served on the medical           Peace Corps.                                                                   senate in north Carolina and served on the
                       experienced Jim Crow firsthand and realized at an early    staff at l. richardson the entire 47 years of his medical             During the ceremony, n.C.                                                    appropriations and budget committees. he is
                       age that education would provide access to the kind        practice.                                                       A&T student Courtney Owens,                                                          a graduate of north Carolina A&T State
                       of freedom he and other Americans envisioned. evans              One of evans’ first civic duties was in the late          who is currently an agriculture                                                        university with a bachelor’s degree in
                       earned his undergraduate degree from roger williams        1940s when mayor Benjamin Cone appointed him to                 volunteer in Burkina Faso,                                                              political science and a master’s degree
                       university in nashville, Tenn., and completed post-        serve on the greensboro housing Authority. evans                shared her experiences. Owens                                                            in history education. he is also a u.S.
                       graduate study at Polyclinic hospital in new York City     was instrumental in naming the morningside homes                is participating in the Peace                                                            Army veteran (1969-1971).
                       before entering meharry medical College. he received       development. in the early 1960s, during the struggle            Corps’ masters international                                                                     The Peace Corps is celebrating
                       hospital training at City hospital #2 in St. louis, mo.,   for desegregation, he was selected by mayor David               program, which offers the unique                                                         a 47-year legacy of service at home and
                                        and did further training in OB-gYn at     Schenck to serve on the mayor’s Special Committee               opportunity to combine Peace                                                            abroad. Currently there are over 8,000
                                             Polyclinic hospital in new York.     on human relations. his contributions as chairman               Corps service with a master’s degree                                                  volunteers abroad, a 37-year high for
                                                      Dr. evans and his           earned credit for furthering community harmony and              program.                                                                            volunteers in the field. Since 1961, more
                                                 wife marguerite moved to         understanding. he later served on the governor’s                      with three alumni currently serving                                        than 190,000 volunteers have helped promote
                                                 greensboro, n.C., in             Commission on human relations.                                  as Peace Corps Volunteers, A&T is among                                     a better understanding between Americans and the
                                                                                        evans also served on the greensboro City Board            the top five hBCu producers of volunteers. in total,                people of the 139 countries where volunteers have served.
                                                                                  of education (1950-1960), Bennett College Board                 21 alumni have served as Peace Corps Volunteers.                 Volunteers must be u.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age.
                                                                                  of Trustees, hayes-Taylor YmCA Board of Directors,                    Peace Corps Director ron Tschetter said, “historically     Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.
                                                                                  greensboro Community health Service, greensboro                 Black Colleges and universities continue to provide the
                                                                                  American Cancer Society, and greensboro American
                                                                                  red Cross.
                                                                                        Among numerous tributes evans has received
                                                                                  are the meharry medical College President’s Award,
                                                                                  nAACP man of the Year, Old north State Doctor
                                                                                            of the Year, and The Battle of guilford
                                                                                                 Courthouse Award.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TrusTees NAme resiDeNce HAlls
                                                                                                          Currently, evans is a member                                                                                   iN HONOr Of GreeNsbOrO/A&T fOur
                                                                                                     of St. James Presbyterian Church,
                                                                                                      greensboro men’s Club, Alpha                                                                                       Alexis Richmond, Lyndon Massenburg and Noell
                                                                                                       Phi Alpha Fraternity and Beta                                                                                     Massenburg, grandchildren of the late David Richmond

                                                                                                       epsilon Boule.                                                                                                    Jr., are pictured in front of the residence facility in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Aggie Quad that is named in honor of their grandfather.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         On Feb. 1 – the 48th anniversary of the day N.C. A&T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         students Ezell Blair Jr., Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil
                                                                                                     George H. Evans, M.D., is the recipient                                                                             and Richmond sat down at the segregated lunch counter
                                                                                                     of the 2008 N.C. A&T Human Rights                                                                                   of Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, requested
                                                                                                     Medal. Pictured with Evans is his wife                                                                              service and refused to move – the A&T Board of Trustees
                                                                                                     of 73 years, Marguerite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         announced the naming of each of the four residence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         facilities in Aggie Quad in honor of the four alumni.

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    INSIDE AGGIELAND                                                                                                                                 A&T TO Offer meTeOrOlOGY DeGree
             Guilford Education Leaders Team Up for “Cosby Kids” Program
                                                                                                                                                     north Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is making another
                                                                                                                                                     first with its new undergraduate degree program in atmospheric sciences

                       A       major educational initiative named for educator/
                              entertainer Bill Cosby is the latest collaboration
                       between north Carolina A&T State university, guilford
                                                                                                                                                     and meteorology.
                                                                                                                                                          The program is the second of its kind among historically black colleges
                                                                                                                                                     and universities in the United States and the first at an HBCU in the state.
                       Technical Community College and guilford County                                                                               There are three other universities in the state of North Carolina that offer a similar
                       Schools.                                                                                                                      degree in meteorology: UNC-Asheville, UNC-Charlotte and N.C. State.
                             On Feb. 5, n.C. A&T Chancellor Stanley Battle,                                                                               Beginning in the fall, the program will be available for enrollment through
                       gTCC President Don Cameron and gCS Superintendent                                                                             the department of physics. A sampling of courses in the curriculum includes
                       Terry grier announced at a joint news conference plans                                                                        atmospheric thermodynamics, weather systems, atmospheric physics and
                       for the new “Cosby Kids” at north Carolina A&T State                                                                          synoptic meteorology.
                       university Program. The partnership is designed to                                                                                 Using the latest tools of modern technology, atmospheric scientists look
                       enhance the academic performance and related areas of                                                                         for answer to important questions that protect the environment and saves lives.
                       African-American and hispanic students in the fourth,                                                                         Atmospheric scientists and meteorologists have careers in atmospheric research,
                       sixth and eighth grades.                                                                                                      teaching, weather forecasting and other kinds of applied meteorology.
                             The overall goal of the “Cosby Kids” program is                                                                              N.C. A&T’s NOAA-Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology
                       to ensure that targeted children perform at grade level                                                                       Cooperative Science Center (ISET-CSC) also will provide scholarships, tuition
                       or above in the areas of reading, math and science.                                                                           support and stipends to qualified students in the range of $8,000-10,000 per year.
                       Funding will come from the partners in the form of actual    Chancellor Stanley Battle (center) introduces the new “Cosby          For more information about the program call the ISET Office at (336) 285-2336.
                       dollars and/or services offered for the children and their   Kids” at N.C. A&T State University Program during a joint news
                       parents as well as from foundations, federal agencies and    conference with (now former) GCS Superintendent Terry Grier
                                                                                    (left) and GTCC President Don Cameron.
                       fundraising efforts with Cosby.
                             A small project that will serve as the pilot for
                       “Cosby Kids” – The Stepping it up Program – was              Kids” at n.C. A&T is based on previous educational
                       funded recently through a dropout prevention grant from      research and a conceptual model that recognizes that
                       the north Carolina Department of Public instruction.         children do not develop in isolation, but they flourish in
                       Stepping it up is a collaborative effort involving A&T,      the context of their peers, families, teachers, schools and
                       the Black Child Development institute of greensboro          the larger community.
                       and Kiser middle School designed to improve the                   “The program will use a multifaceted, holistic
                       academic performance and leadership skills of 30 eighth-     approach that reaches out to students and their families
                       grade students at risk of dropping out of school. it will    and teachers,” she explained. “Participating children will
                       include the following activities on A&T’s campus: a          be paired with mentors from the community as well as
                       Summer Academy; a fall Saturday Academy; tutoring and        from faculty, staff, students from A&T and gTCC.”
                       mentoring services, monitoring of academic performance            An afterschool instructional curriculum will be
                       and attendance; and the creation of a step dance team to     conducted at A&T with the curriculum designed to
                       perform in local and state venues.                           enhance basic skills – particularly in math, reading and
                             n.C. A&T, as one of America’s largest hBCus, plays     writing – as specified in the state’s standard course of
                       an important role in reducing educational and health         study. in addition, participating students will receive
                       disparities as well as the problems associated with these    tutoring and workshops will be offered for parents to
                       disparities such as low educational achievement and poor     obtain information about their children’s performance and
                       economic status.                                             how parents can assist their children. Teachers also will
                             According to Dorothy C. Browne, special assistant to   benefit from workshops specifically designed for them.
                       the chancellor for research and public health, director of        For other details about The “Cosby Kids” at
                       the institute for Public health at n.C. A&T and author       n.C. A&T Program, contact wendell Phillips at
                       of the proposal that will help fund the program, “Cosby      (336) 334-7940.

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    CAMPUS BRIEFS                     fAculTY & sTAff

                                          n last fall, Elizabeth Barber, assistant                Before assuming the positions at morgan,     mission is to inform, develop and engage          n anthony graham, assistant professor in           network for entrepreneurship educators at all
                                          professor in the leadership studies program,       Browne was a tenured faculty member at The        committed leaders by broadening their             the department of curriculum and instruction,      levels including professional practitioners,
                                          Thomas Smith, assistant professor in the           university of north Carolina at Chapel hill in    understanding of issues facing the state of       has co-authored a peer-reviewed article titled     entrepreneurship researchers and government
                                          department of curriculum and instruction, and      the department of maternal and child health       north Carolina.                                   “reading Achievement, Suspensions, and             policy makers.
                                          doctoral students Jacqueline greenlee, Tonya       where she is currently an adjunct professor.                                                        African American males in middle School,”
                                          hargett and vanessa duren-Winfield presented       Other positions include visiting faculty member   n Eric a. Cheek, assistant vice chancellor        which appears in the Middle Grades Research        n Judy Rashid, dean of students, has been
                                          their collaboratively-authored works at the        at Duke university, interim executive director    for academic affairs and director of summer       Journal (Vol. 2, no. 2, Fall 2007).                invited to serve as a founding member of
                                          Seventh Annual international Conference on         of the roxbury medical and Dental health          sessions and outreach, was elected Southern                                                          the board of directors for the Association
                                          Service-learning in Tampa, Fla. The group          Center in Boston, assistant to the dean of the    region vice president of the north American       n Cathy Kea, professor of special education        of Student Judicial Affairs Foundation, the
                                          presented posters and two papers – “Building       harvard School of Public health, and advocacy     Association of Summer Sessions (nAASS)            in the department of curriculum and                premier international organization in higher
                                          Capacity for Change Agent leadership,” and         consultant for the family development study at    at the 44th Annual Conference in maui,            instruction, has been appointed to the Council     education for student judicial affairs. rashid
                                          “Children, AiDS and Photovoice” – based on         Children’s hospital medical Center in Boston.     hawai’i. The association’s purpose is to          on educational Services for exceptional            has served in several national leadership
                                          their summer 2007 research in malawi, Central           Browne has many state and national           promote summer sessions in higher education,      Children, which serves as an advisory              capacities within the organization including
                                          Africa.                                            community/professional affiliations,              develop quality summer programs and               council to the north Carolina State Board of       the first members Council representative for
                                                                                             consultancies, commendations and honors, as       academic standards, and to exchange ideas and     education. The Council’s primary purpose is to     Senior Student Affairs Officers and subsequent
                                          n dorothy C. Browne has been named director        well as numerous publications in the areas of     information among the membership.                 ensure that statewide children with disabilities   conference chair for the SSAO national
                                          of the institute for Public health. Browne is an   maternal and child health, drug use, violence                                                       have their special needs met.                      conference program track.
                                          experienced professor, scientist and researcher,   and health disparities. She received her          n Tracey d. Ford is director of the Center
                                          having been awarded numerous grants                undergraduate degree from Bennett College,        for Academic excellence. Formerly The             n Thaddeus McEwen, professor in the                n Miriam l. Wagner, director of geAr
                                          amounting to millions of dollars for research      m.S.w. degree from the School of Social work      Center for Student Success, the Center for        department of business administration (School      uP, Simon Whittaker, assistant professor in
                                          and interventions in the areas of violence,        at the university of Pittsburgh, and m.P.h. and   Academic excellence provides advising             of Business and economics) and director of the     the curriculum and instruction department
                                          early sexual behavior, drugs, and health           D.P.h. degrees from harvard university School     and academic support services for freshmen.       interdisciplinary Center for entrepreneurship      (School of education), and Tyra N. Whittaker,
                                          disparities related to drugs (e.g. hiV/AiDS).      of Public health.                                 Ford comes to A&T from the university of          and e-Business (iCeeB), has been                   associate professor in the human development
                                          She also served as the director of the nih-                                                          georgia (Athens), where she most recently         elected chair of the minority and women            and services department (School of
                                          funded Prevention Sciences research Center         n goldie S. Byrd, chair of the biology            served as assistant director of the African       entrepreneurship Division/interest group           education), presented “using Technology to
                                          at morgan State university, interim associate      department, was selected to participate in the    American Cultural Center. Ford earned             of the united States Association for Small         interest At-risk Students in Science” at the
                                          dean of research at morgan State School of         2007 leadership north Carolina Program. The       her undergraduate degree in biology from          Business and entrepreneurship (uSASBe).            Sixth international Conference on education
                                          Public health and Policy (now known as the         program is aimed toward persons who have          norfolk State university, her master’s degree     mcewen previously served as vice president-        that was held in hawai’i. wagner also served
                                          School of Community health and Policy), and        demonstrated community and professional           in genetics from howard university, and           elect and program chair for the division. An       as a reviewer for the conference.
                                          co-director of the morgan-hopkins Center for       leadership experiences and is held during a       her doctorate in higher education from the        affiliate of the international Council on
                                          health Disparities Solutions.                      series of sessions, Oct. 2007-may 2008. its       university of georgia.                            Small Business, uSASBe is the premier

                             Barber         Browne                   Byrd                Cheek                  Ford                  Graham     Kea                    McEwen                 Rashid              Smith                   Wagner              S. Whittaker         T. Whittaker

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    CAMPUS BRIEFS                                                                                  sTuDeNTs

                                                           n Spencer humphrey made his debut       n Five n.C. A&T honor students competed in            n Three teams of north Carolina A&T            ochoa, Maurice McKoy (leader), Shavon              flexoraphic printing (four-color process); leke
                                                           on BeT’s “College hill: intern.” The    the Second Annual Black College Quiz Bowl in          students defended their ideas on how to keep   Moore and Tierra Jones. each received a $25        Fonge, “like mike,” screen printing (two
                                                           show took 10 young men and women        Chicago. Walid adams, senior history major from       the campus green at the Third lloyd Trotter    American express gift Card, a plaque and a         or more spot colors, non-textile); and Terry
                                                           and allowed them the opportunity to     greensboro, n.C.; Rashawnda daniels, senior           ecomagination Competition sponsored by         ge giveaway bag.                                   gordon, “Batter up,” screen printing (one
                                                           show forth their business savvy and     elementary education major from Portsmouth,           general electric (ge). The competition was           Competition founder lloyd Trotter            color, non-textile).
                                                           interpersonal skills, seeing if they    Va.; lyonel dominick Pittman, senior history          held on campus.                                received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from             Four students won a Special Judges
                                                           had what it took to make it in their    major from Fayetteville, n.C.; Jasmine C.                  Team eXCel was the first place winner.    A&T. he is chairman of ge and vice president       Award: Josette Casterlow, “Street life,”
                                                           respective industry.                    Ryant, sophomore chemical engineering major           Team members included Edward Johnson           and CeO of ge industrial. Brandon d. Ball          screen printing (two or more spot colors,
                                                                humphrey, known on the             from Orangeburg, S.C., and Christopher Ware,          (leader), lawrence locke, Joey Marsh, osco     ’06, an industrial and systems engineer for        non-textile); leke Fonge, “TaToo,” screen
                                             show only as “Spencer,” is a 20-year-old from         sophomore physics major from Baker, la.               gardin and William gee. each team member       hitachi nuclear energy in wilmington, n.C.,        printing (two or more spot colors, non-textile);
                                             Jacksonville, n.C. he began the show as a junior at   Sandrea T. Williamson, assistant director of the      received a $500 Book Award, a $100 American    served as master of ceremony.                      Jason Troxler, “Bling Bling,” offset printing
                                             n.C. A&T. humphrey started the show as a good         university honors Program, served as team coach.      express gift Card, a plaque and a general                                                         (duotones, flat); and Natasha Wilson, “The
                                             guy who needed to learn how to interact with his           Black College Quiz Bowl is produced by           electric giveaway bag.                         n nine graphic communication systems and           King,” flexographic printing (four-color
                                             peers, and he gained the reputation of being one      Central City Productions (CCP) and was                     Team QS’ was the second place winner      technological studies printing and publishing      process).
                                             who stands up for what he believes and continued      sponsored in part by State Farm and                   consisting of demetrius Samuel, Rikki vinson   students were honored by the Printing industry          Two students won an Award of
                                             learning more about himself and his cast mates as     mcDonalds. The half-hour game show aired in           (leader), Ngozi opara, Brandee Reed and        of the Carolinas at grandover resort in            excellence: darius Cobb, “A&T Dog,”
                                             the season progressed.                                syndication in February. Participants answered        Jonathan Eli alford. each received a $250      greensboro, Jan. 19.                               flexographic printing (four-color process), and
                                                  As the show wrapped its series, humphrey’s       questions on black history from The History Makers,   Book Award, a $50 American express gift             Four students won Best of Category            alanna Wise, “Afrikan American Festival,”
                                             team won the last challenge. he won the most          a website that archives biographies of African        Card, a plaque and a ge giveaway bag.          honors: Jonathan allred, “Duotone                  flexographic printing (four-color process).
                                             improved intern award and was praised for his         Americans who have contributed to history in               Team Twenty-eleven came in third place.   – Classmates,” offset printing (duotones, flat);
                                             overall growth and maturity.                          a significant way.                                    members included Jordan ortiz, Kenneth         grafton Boone, “A&T – we Drive Success,”

        N.C. A&T senior Derrick Beasley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Participants in
                  (sociology), former CNN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Lloyd Trotter
           anchor Bernard Shaw and A&T                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MicroMagination
               junior Jennifer Dean (mass                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Competition sponsored
         communications) in Washington,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by General Electric
       D.C., last November. Beasley and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              include Brandee Reed,
          Dean served as staff assistants                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            finance major; Jennifer
       for roundtable discussions on the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             McGhee, research
          nation’s response to the Kerner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and development
          Commission Report. In 1968, a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              financial analyst for
          panel created by U.S. President                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            General Electric-Global;
            Lyndon B. Johnson to assess                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              alumnus Brandon
        the causes of a rash of race riots                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ball ’06, master of
            concluded that “our nation is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ceremony; Demetrius
            headed toward two societies,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Samuel, ISE major,
         one black, one white – separate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Maurice McKoy,
        and unequal.” Read more on the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               transportation major.
         Kerner Commission on page 18.

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    RESEARCH                                                                                                                                                AG reseArcH lANDs THree New usDA GrANTs

                                                                                                                                                            Three researchers in the School of Agriculture
                                                                                                                                                            and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina
                                                                                                                                                            Agricultural and Technical State University are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               By Laurie Gengenbach/SAES, Photos courtesy of SAES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the food and nutritional sciences program,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  has received $198,000 to develop new college
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  courses and a childhood nutritional education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         other leafy greens safe from E.coli and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              anthony yeboah, chair of the department
                                                                                                                                                            recipients of grants from the United States           program aimed at curbing overweight and                of agribusiness, applied economics and
                                                                                                                                                            Department of Agriculture.                            obesity in preschoolers by encouraging them            agriscience education, received $136,000 to
                                                                                                                                                                 Two of the projects are related to fruits        to eat diets rich in fruits and vegetables.            improve global education and study abroad
                                                                                                                                                            and vegetables research, and they will be             Nationwide, approximately 14 percent of                opportunities for students, which A&T has
                                                                                                                                                            conducted in collaboration with N.C. A&T’s            children ages 2-5 are overweight or obese.             identified as crucial to preparing students for
                                                                                                                                                            new Center of Excellence for Post Harvest                   Ipek goktepe, assistant professor in the         a global economy.
                                                                                                                                                            Technologies at the new North Carolina                food and nutritional sciences program, has                  For additional information, contact
                                                                                                                                                            Research Campus in Kannapolis.                        received $255,000 to research a new packaging          Laurie A. Gengenbach at
                                                                                                                                                                 Mohamed ahmedna, associate professor             technology that could make fresh spinach and           or (336) 334-7048.

       College of Engineering
       Dean Joseph Monroe
       presents a gift to Mary
       Juhas, program director
       of diversity and outreach
       for the National Science
       Foundation. (Photo
       courtesy of the Division of
       Research and Economic
       Development )                                                                                                                              Ahmedna    Foushe                  Franks                   Goktepe                Kanipes                    Martin                White                  Yeboah

                                                                                                                                                             A&T receiVes scieNce reseArcH PrOGrAm AwArD

  eNGiNeeriNG HOsTs reseArcH cONfereNce                                      By Shena Crittendon/DORED
                                                                                                                                                             n      orth Carolina A&T State university is one of 14 colleges
                                                                                                                                                                    and universities selected to receive an award from the merck/
                                                                                                                                                             AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and “Analysis of lipooligosaccharide in the Foodborne Pathogen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Campylobacter coli” (Drs. Kanipes and white).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The merck/AAAS undergraduate Science research Program
  The College of Engineering hosted its first         Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) constitute             Areas covered during the conference
                                                                                                                                                             undergraduate Science research Program.                                         is a competitive program available in all 50 states, the District of
  Bridges to Engineering Research Conference-         only 15 percent of colleges and universities        included human capital for engineering
                                                                                                                                                                  Totaling $60,000, the award will be paid over three years.                 Columbia and Puerto rico. up to 15 awards are made annually.
  2020, March 12-14, on campus.                       in the country, they graduate 30 percent of         in 2020; research landscape at HBCUs;
                                                                                                                                                                  n.C. A&T’s biology and chemistry departments will establish an                   launched in 2000 as a national competition, the 10-year,
       Sponsored by the National Science              all African-Americans who earn bachelor’s           enhancing talent pool – student/faculty;
                                                                                                                                                             interdepartmental summer research program for undergraduate biology             $9 million initiative is funded by merck institute for Science
  Foundation, Bridges brought together over 150       degrees in engineering and nearly 50 percent of     enhancing major universities’ collaboration
                                                                                                                                                             and chemistry majors.                                                           education (miSe) and administered by AAAS. The program is
  engineering deans and faculty from universities     African-American students who continue on to        with HBCUs; and enhancing K-12 education
                                                                                                                                                                  Principal investigator, doretha B. Foushee, associate professor            open to institutions in the united States and Puerto rico that
  across the country, including but not limited to    graduate school.                                    in science, technology, engineering and math
                                                                                                                                                             and graduate coordinator in the department of biology, and co-                  offer an American Chemical Society approved program in chemistry
  the University of Southern California, University        North Carolina A&T is first in the nation in   disciplines.
                                                                                                                                                             principal investigator, Margaret I. Kanipes, associate professor in the         and confer 10 or fewer graduate degrees annually in biology and
  of Virginia, UNC-Charlotte and Duke University.     producing African-Americans with bachelor’s              “This (conference was) a great opportunity
                                                                                                                                                             department of chemistry, solicited the participation of three assistant         chemistry combined.
  The conference focused on stating the research      degrees in engineering, second in producing         for us to showcase the outstanding research
                                                                                                                                                             professors – Catherine White and Patrick Martin from the department                   miSe was established in 1993 to improve science education in
  challenges in engineering for the next two          African-American master’s degrees in                we’re doing at A&T and form meaningful
                                                                                                                                                             of biology, and marion Franks, department of chemistry – to develop             the public schools. now expanded to include college and graduate-
  decades and highlighting opportunities for          engineering, second in the number of tenured        partnerships with other institutions,” said
                                                                                                                                                             the winning proposal.                                                           level education, miSe works to build capacity in the biomedical
  collaboration and partnerships among these          track African-American faculty members, and         Joseph Monroe, dean of engineering at North
                                                                                                                                                                  The program will include three research teams, each composed of            sciences through partnerships with education institutions.
  diverse universities in areas of emerging           fifth in the percentage of engineering degrees      Carolina A&T State University.
                                                                                                                                                             a biology and chemistry faculty member and a biology and chemistry                    Founded in 1848, the American Association for the
  engineering research.                               awarded to women.                                        For additional information, visit the
                                                                                                                                                             student, that will work on research projects designed to enhance the            Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general
       Forming partnerships between majority               “HBCUs are often seen as not being able        Bridges to Engineering website, www.eng.
                                                                                                                                                             biology student’s knowledge of the language of the chemist and the              scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science, the largest
  and minority institutions is an essential           to produce the same caliber of research as, or
                                                                                                                                                             chemistry student’s knowledge of the language of the biologist.                 paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the
  outcome of the conference because while             majority institutions,” said N. Radhakrishnan,      contact Shena Crittendon at
                                                                                                                                                                  The three projects supported by this award are “examination                world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. AAAS is
  African-Americans represent 12 percent of the       vice chancellor for research and economic           or (336) 256-0860.
                                                                                                                                                             of the relationship between Karenia brevisand gram-negative                     open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve
  United States’ population, they constitute fewer    development at N.C. A&T. “Our goal is to show
                                                                                                                                                             Bacteria in Culture” (Drs. Foushee and Kanipes); “The Synthesis,                society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs,
  than 3 percent of scientists and engineers in       others that not only do we produce quality
                                                                                                                                                             Characterization, and Apoptotic Activity of Chalcones on Du145                  science education and more.
  the country. And although Historically Black        research, we excel in certain areas.”
                                                                                                                                                             and lnCaP Carcinoma Cell lines” (Drs. Franks and martin);

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         Major gifts
        bolster A&T               By Joya Wesley
                                                                                                                        Adams-Ender       Deese                 Garrett              James                  King                Stockton                 Zollar

                              A       lthough graduates of
                                       the N.C. A&T State
                              University’s School of Business
                                                                  achieved success and chosen to
                                                                  give back in a big way to their
                                                                  alma mater, says Mark Kiel, vice
                                                                                                     ——–———— Q ——–————

                                                                                                     “I still remember many
                                                                                                                                         of the role of scholarships in their
                                                                                                                                         own educational careers. He also has
                                                                                                                                         clearly articulated the university’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       “This is magnanimous on their
                                                                                                                                                                                  part,” Kiel says of the major donors.
                                                                                                                                                                                  “This provides the same opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to my formal education, and it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           all happened at A&T,” she says. “I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sincerely believe that when we have
                              and Economics are among             chancellor for development and         pleasant moments                needs.                                   for A&T that somebody provided for       achieved and accomplished much in
                              some of the most successful         university relations.              – my arrival at Holland                  Mack and Adams-Ender, from          them.”                                   life, we have a duty to help others
                              individuals in the nation, they          “People who have attended         Hall for freshman               Arts and Sciences and Nursing,                That’s true for King.               and to serve others. This is my way of
                              aren’t the only Aggies able and     North Carolina A&T have               orientation, my first            respectively, whose gifts honor               “I’m convinced that I would not     doing that.”
                              willing to contribute large sums    received a good education and        nursing experience at             their parents as well as Enders’ late    be where I am were it not for the              King is glad to see so many of
                              for student scholarships.           they have used it wisely,” says     L. Richardson Hospital,            husband, Dr. F. Heinz Ender, also        opportunity to attend A&T,” he says.     his fellow Aggies also stepping
                                   However, B-school grads        Kiel, whose A&T experience                                             have a keen understanding of the         “I think they opened up the doors        forward to make major gifts.
                                                                                                        participating in the
                              such as Willie Deese ’77, Donna     includes faculty member and                                            need, which extends beyond just          for me and I think it was good for me          “It suggests to me that there are
                                                                                                       sit-ins at Woolworth’s
                              Scott James ’79, Dmitri Stockton    department chair in the School                                         A&T.                                     when I was there and I should make       a lot of us who can and will. I think
                                                                                                       and arguing the Bible
                              ’86 and Mitchell Martin ’75         of Business and Economics.                                                  “I give back to A&T because I       it good for them now that I have         we just need to be nudged,” he says,
                              have taken the lead recently        “They’re more than willing to
                                                                                                        with Jesse Jackson in
                                                                                                                                         want the University to be able to        gone. I think as African Americans       telling a story about a fellow church
                              among Aggies making “major          donate their time and their              Sunday School."               attract the best possible teaching       we don’t spend enough time giving        member who is a generous giver and
                              gifts,” totaling $25,000 or more.   treasures to us.”                                                      talent that can speak English and        back and leaving a legacy. I have the    says he became one after the pastor
                                   And then there are Tim              It’s not without a small         ClArA AdAms-EndEr                understand our young men and             ability and the desire to do that.”      approached him and said, “We need.”
                              King ’76, Patricia Miller Zollar    degree of pride that Kiel notes                                        women, not be afraid of them, and             King and his wife, who met at             “There have been a lot of
                              ’84 and honorary Aggie Bernie       many of the latest Aggies to       ——–———— Q ——–————                   to correct them when they are wrong      A&T, also have gifts to the university   successful people who went to (A&T)
                              Milano.                             become major donors have                                               and set the standards high both          in their will: “It made both of us who   who have the means to do what
                                   But don’t overlook Janice      been School of Business                                                academically and character-wise,”        we are,” he says of A&T.                 needs to be done,” King adds. “We
                              Bryant Howroyd and Royall           and Economics alumni who           for the students, but at the        Mack says.                                    Adams-Ender has a similar           just need to get a lot better about
                              Mack Sr. ’69, alumni of the         responded to a mini campaign       same time he was about making            “If it doesn’t happen we’re going   fondness for her alma mater.             asking.”
                              College of Arts and Sciences;       spearheaded by Dean Quiester       things better,” King says, noting   to have two separate sets of African          “I still remember many pleasant           Kiel and his staff are asking,
                              Clara Adams-Ender ’61 and           Craig.                             that Craig has succeeded in         Americans,” he says, “and that           moments – my arrival at Holland          and they are grateful to all Aggies
                              Marilyn Thorne ’63 of the                King, who is global vice      doing so. “We need more             separation is going to come along        Hall for freshman orientation,           who give back.
                              School of Nursing; Elijah Thorne    president for procurement of       people like him who have that       the lines of income, education and       my first nursing experience at L.              “In general, A&T alumni are
                              ’64, School of Technology; and      Dow Chemical Co., says Craig       attitude.”                          values. I want to do whatever I can      Richardson Hospital, participating       a generous bunch of people,” Kiel
                              James Garrett ’64, College of       became the dean while he was a          Craig has been successful in   do to prevent that.”                     in the sit-ins at Woolworth’s and        says. “They are willing to support
                              Engineering.                        student.                           impressing upon his graduates            Making major gifts to create        arguing the Bible with Jesse Jackson     us because they know the value the
                                   Aggies with diverse                 “I thought he had strong      the importance of student           scholarship funds closes the circle of   in Sunday School. There were many        university brings to its students.”
                              academic backgrounds have           leadership skills and concern      scholarships – reminding them       Aggie Pride.                             moments like these that contributed

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        measuring up
                                                   At	the	same	time	                          								In	a	model	of	university-           while	they	take	those	courses	and	they	
                                                   that	the	field	of	land	                    professional	cooperation,	College	          want	to	continue	to	work,”	Fersner	
                                                                                              of	Engineering	Dean	Joseph	Monroe	          says.	“They	have	families	and	they’re	
                                                   surveying	is	exploding	                    began	the	process	of	creating	the	new	      not	looking	to	move.”
                                                   with	new	technology	                       degree	program	at	the	request	of	the	       	    Surveyors	with	four-year	degrees	

                                  By Joya Wesley   and	new	opportunities,	                    N.C.	Society	of	Surveyors.
                                                                                              								“The	surveyors	were	responding	
                                                                                                                                          can	get	fully	licensed	in	a	much	shorter	
                                                                                                                                          time	period	than	those	with	two-year	
                                                   the	number	of	people	                      to	a	definite	shortage,”	Fersner	says.	     degrees	or	only	high	school	diplomas.
                                                   qualified	to	take	                         “The	traditional	land	surveyors	are	        	    Swelling	the	ranks	of	licensed	
                                                                                              retiring	at	a	much	faster	rate	than	        professionals	is	the	name	of	the	game	
                                                   advantage	of	those	                        new	surveyors	are	coming	into	the	          for	A&T	and	for	the	NCSS,	which	has	
                                                   opportunities	has	                         profession.”                                stayed	closely	involved	with	developing	

                                                   been	dwindling.	                           								In	addition,	students	entering	
                                                                                              the	field	without	going	to	college	were	
                                                                                                                                          and	supporting	the	program.	
                                                                                                                                          	    “This	program	is	blessed	because	
                                                   	    Just	in	time,	North	Carolina	         having	difficulty	passing	the	state	        they	are	100	percent	behind	us	
                                                   A&T	State	University’s	College	of	         licensure	exam.	To	become	licensed,	        and	they	have	offered	support	and	
                                                   Engineering	has	begun	reversing	that	      surveyors	must	pass	two	eight-hour	         scholarships	to	my	students,”	Fersner	
                                                   downward	trend	with	its	new	bachelor	      exams,	much	like	the	“professional	         says,	adding	that	the	program	has	
                                                   of	science	degree	in	geomatics	            engineer”	certification	process.	           enjoyed	similar	support	from	another	
                                                   engineering,	which	puts	students	on	       	      “The	pass	rate	was	abysmal,”	        professional	association,	the	American	
                                                   a	fast	track	to	state	licensure.           Fersner	says,	noting	that	changes	have	     Society	for	Photogrammetry	and	
                                                   	    Launched	in	the	fall	semester	        made	the	first	exam	more	knowledge-         Remote	Sensing,	the	imaging	and	
                                                   of	2006,	the	program	covers	land	          based	than	practice-based.                  geospacial	information	society.
                                                   surveying	and	aerial	photography.          	      This	meant	the	test	required	        	    “The	outreach	from	the	wider	
                                                   	    “This	broad	term	of	geomatics	has	    knowledge	of	such	subjects	as	              community	of	surveyors	has	been	
                                                   been	used	for	years	in	Europe	and	is	      calculus,	physics,	dynamics,	statics	       wonderful.	That	makes	us	want	to	grow	
                                                   just	taking	hold	in	the	United	States,”	   and	materials	–	things	you	learn	in	        the	program	and	make	sure	to	give	
                                                   says	Peggy	Fersner,	PE,	coordinator	       college.	                                   them	what	they	want.”
                                                   of	the	program	and	a	member	of	the	        	      “The	people	who	are	not	going	to	    	    The	degree	of	support	the	
                                                   faculty	since	1993.                        a	two-year	or	four-year	program,	are	       program	enjoys	was	evident	in	
                                                   	    Much	more	than	the	name	has	          not	passing,”	she	says.	“Technology	        Fersner’s	experience	forming	an	
                                                   changed.                                   has	sort	of	driven	what	has	occurred.”      advisory	board.	The	number	of	people	
                                                   	    “Prior	to	15	or	20	years	ago,	the	    	      The	A&T	program,	which	has	          interested	in	serving	quickly	grew	to	an	
                                                   practice	of	surveying	had	not	changed	     about	30	students	enrolled,	makes	it	       unwieldy	20	or	21	people.	
                                                   much,”	Fersner	says.	“With	technology	     easy	for	people	in	two-year	community	      	    As	she	scrambled	to	find	a	room	
                                                   and	your	global	positioning	units	         college	programs	to	upgrade.	               big	enough	for	the	first	meeting,	some	
                                                   and	global	information	systems,	the	       	      “With	a	few	tweaks	(to	your	         colleagues	said,	“Don’t	worry,	they	
                                                   amount	of	knowledge	that	you	need	         community	college	coursework),”	            won’t	all	show	up.”	But	she	knew	this	
                                                   to	stay	current	is	just	expanding.	It’s	   Fersner	says,	“you	can	come	to	             advisory	board	would	be	different.
                                                   out	there.                                 A&T	and	in	2½	years,	get	your	A&T	          	    “We	had	every	person	but	one	
                                                   	    “Surveyors	are	charged	with	          bachelor’s	degree.”                         show	up,	and	that	one	…	emailed	
                                                   anything	that	requires	measurement;	       	      The	program	also	has	a	distance	     me	in	advance	of	the	meeting,”	
                                                   measurements	are	all	tied	to	              learning	component,	with	all	of	the	        Fersner	says.	
                                                   technology.	New	surveyors	have	to	         junior	and	senior	geomatics	courses	        	    “The	support	of	the	profession	
                                                   interact	with	new	technology.	Because	     being	offered	online	so	students	don’t	     that	this	program	has	received	is	
                                                   of	technology,	we’ve	gone	to	a	            have	to	physically	come	to	A&T.             phenomenal.	Absolutely	phenomenal.”
                                                   surveyor	now	who	can	do	just	about	        	      “A	lot	of	the	people	who	take	the	
                                                   anything	they	want.	It’s	becoming	         two-year	community	college	program	
                                                   very	broad.”                               are	usually	local.	They	normally	work	

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                                                                                                                                                           give back, bridge gaps and be a part of the              The distinguished educator served in         twins were among her recruits.
                                                                                                                                                           process for change.”                               many leadership roles including treasurer and            “When graduating from the North
                                                                                                                                                                 Smith-Freshwater adds, ”Since the            secretary of the North Carolina Association        Carolina School of Science and Math, with the
                                                                                                                                                           moment we met, I have always admired               of Classroom Teachers, vice president and          opportunity to attend top ranked universities
                                                                                                                                                           Mrs. Jones for her passion and inspiring           president of the North Carolina Council for        in the country, Mrs. Jones challenged me to
                                                                                                                                                           commitment to educating youth.”                    Social Studies as well as member of the board      attend the top of her list, her alma mater A&T,”
                                                                                                                                                                 The youngest of 10 children, Jones grew      of directors.                                      said Smith-Freshwater.

                                                                                                                                                           up on a farm in Jackson, N.C. Education was              Her dedication to education didn’t go              “The most important aspect of my A&T
                                                                                                                                                           always stressed in her household, where the        unnoticed; she received numerous honors            experience was being fashioned with a strong
                                                                                                                                                           family farmed and operated several businesses      including the Smith Reynolds Scholarship           foundation that has enabled me to succeed
                                                                                                                                                           including a cotton gin, saw mill, truck line and   Award in Economic Education (1964),                both in industry and academia.”
                                                                                                                                                           grocery store.                                     Governor James B. Hunt School of Volunteer               Jones also recruited family members.
                                                                                                                                                                 “I loved growing up in a rural               Program Award (1982) and the Northampton           Over 30 of her relatives have attended A&T.
                                                                                                                                                           community where my family earned a good            County Teacher of the Year (1983).                       “Since my childhood, I have been Aggie
       AlumnA “BArBArA” Bell Jones ’47 is A role model for Aspiring Aggies.
                                                                                                                                                           living,” Jones said.                                                                                  bred by my mother, an A&T alumna, and
                                                                                                                                                                 “My parents were the dominant influence                                                         my Aunt Barbara Bell Jones. From being a
                                                                                                                                                           in my life, instilling in me a strict moral                                                           contestant in the Little Mr. and Ms. Halifax-
                                                                                                                                                           code of ethics, a spiritual belief in the divine                                                      Northampton A&T Alumni Pageant and going
                                                                                                                                                           and a desire for knowledge, wisdom and                                                                to Aggie Nites, to attending homecomings
                                                                                                                                                           understanding.”                                                                                       and spending time on campus,” says freshman
                                                                                                                                                                 Dabbling in the family businesses would                                                         Wayne Kimball Jr.
                                                                                                                                                           prove to be quite a learning experience for                                                                 Jones’ nephew, Corey Caldwell graduated
                                                                                                                                                           Jones who would later apply the skills she                                                            from A&T in 2007 with a degree in chemistry
                                                                                                                                                           acquired to college and teaching.                                                                     and is currently attending dental school at the

                                                                                                                                                                 She made the decision to enroll at A&T                                                          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
                                                 By Nettie Collins Rowland ’72                                                                             based on strong recommendations from two                                                                    “When I think about my Aunt Barbara,
                                                                                                                                                           of her siblings.                                                                                      I think about two things, A&T and AKA,”
          Molding the minds of young                          powerhouse of enthusiasm,               potential regardless of their physical, mental             “I visited my brother Louis and sister                                                          he said.
                                                              motivation and tenacity is how          or emotional limitations,” she said.                 Alice who were attending A&T, was impressed                                                                 Throughout the years, A&T has
      people has been Betty "Barbara"
                                                              Rodney L. Boone portrays his high            Other former students of Jones agree            with what I saw, and decided to follow in their                                                       recognized Jones for her contributions to
          Bell Jones’ quest throughout
                                                 school teacher.                                      with Boone when it comes to their committed          footsteps.”                                                                                           the university. She was selected as one of
       her life, and it is evident in the              “She is no ordinary teacher but an             teacher.                                                   Jones became grounded in Aggieland                                                              the 100 Aggie Achievers for the Centennial
       success of her students that she          exceptional educator,” the former A&T SGA                 “Mrs. Jones was persistent and very             her freshman year when Kappa Alpha Psi                                                                Celebration (1991), the recipient of the
        has accomplished her mission.            president (1993-94) said. “Just as Harriett          involved in the lives of her students,” said         Fraternity ranked her among the top 25                                                                National Association for Equal Opportunities
                                                 Tubman helped to free many, Mrs. Betty               Debbie Kay Wright, chief counsel for Kraft           freshmen.                                                                                             in Higher Education Distinguished Alumni
                                                 "Barbara" Bell Jones has freed many children         Foods in Northfield, Ill. “She took great care             “I was near the top of the list, and the                                                        Citation (1994) and recipient of the
                                                 in poverty by showing them the pathway to            to pay attention to her students’ needs. She         recognition gave me the spirit to know that                                                           Association’s Julia S. Brooks Achievement
                                                 maximize their potential.”                           was clear in her content and helped students         I could excel,” said the Alpha Kappa Alpha                                                            Award (1997).
                                                       Boone, a middle school principal, uses         make connections to a larger world, culturally       Sorority Inc. and Drama Club member.                                                                        Jacqueline Bell Pyatt, a vice principal who
                                                 the life lessons he learned from Jones in his        and politically.”                                          After graduation, Jones taught social              While working in education, Jones found      reigned as Miss A&T, applauds her aunt for
                                                 profession today.                                         Twin sisters Rev. Dr. Erica Smith-Ingram        studies at Bladen County Training School           time to serve her alma mater. She credits her      her commitment to A&T.
                                                       “She taught me to be compassionate to          and Alicia Smith-Freshwater recall their days        in Elizabethtown, N.C., for two years;             sister-in-law, the late Izora Bagley, a former           “My aunt (Barbara Bell Jones) is a role
                                                 others, love who you are, communicate what           in Jones’ class.                                     however, due to a family crisis her career was     Miss A&T, with encouraging her to become           model for the women of our family, her com-
                                                 you mean, make decisions now to positively                “I remember her giving a lecture on the         interrupted.                                       active with the National Alumni Association.       munity and for many others who knows her.”
                                                 impact your future, never let your past or           electoral process in civics class one day, and             “My father was dead and my mother’s                At that time, Bagley served as director of         Husband Jasper, a retired principal and
                                                 present determine your future and be the best        she said something to me that had a profound         health was declining, so I resigned from my        the Midwest Region and often invited her to        former interim school superintendent, drives
                                                 you can be,” he said.                                effect on my future goals,” said Smith Ingram,       position and returned home to help manage          attend meetings and take on an active role.        his wife to all her A&T activities and is one of
                                                       A retired school teacher, Jones graduated      who after 10 years in a successful engineering       the family business.”                                    Jones emulated her mentor, becoming          her greatest supporters.
                                                 from A&T in 1947 with a degree in social             career decided to teach and is currently                   Jones’ desire to continue her profession     associate director of the Mideast Region in              “A&T is in my heart,” Jones said. “We’ve
               Jasper and “Barbara” Bell Jones   studies. When it comes to teaching, this             pursuing a Ph.D. “She reminded me that I             never wavered and nearly 10 years later she        1995 and director of the Mideast Region,           got to keep moving and keep our university in
                                                 outstanding guru is adamant about her views.         should aspire to be the best engineer, politician,   returned to teaching. She remained in the          2000-2005. Additionally, she served as             the forefront, so that everybody will know that
                                                       “I strongly believe that all children should   doctor, lawyer or whatever profession I could        classroom for 32 years before retiring in 1992     recruitment chair for the Association and still    we have a great university.”
                                                 have every available opportunity to reach their      possibly be, but that I should never forget to       from Northampton County High School-West.          enlists students for A&T. Boone and the Smith

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        Tavis smiley, Cornel WesT among
        Speakers for iFaJs Kerner symposium
         Radio/Tv host Tavis Smiley and author/educator/historian Cornel West         federal initiatives directed at improving educational
                            launched the “Kerner Plus 40: another look at             and employment opportunities, public services, and
                            america’s Most Intractable Problem” symposium that        housing in black urban neighborhoods, which were
                            was held Feb. 24-26 in aggieland.                         largely ignored by the Richard Nixon administration.
                                 Co-sponsored by The Institute for advanced                 Smiley and West addressed the state of Black
                            Journalism Studies (IFaJS) at North Carolina              america 40 years after the 1968 publication of the
                            agricultural and Technical State university and The       Kerner Commission Report.
                            university of Pennsylvania, the symposium took an               Smiley is the host of “Tavis Smiley” on PBS and
                            in-depth look at the Kerner Commission Report, a          “The Tavis Smiley Show” on public radio. he is the
                            1968 document of a federal government commission          first american to simultaneously host signature talk
                            appointed by President lyndon B. Johnson that             shows on both public television and public radio. he
                            investigated urban riots in the united States.            is the principle organizer of the State of the Black
                                                               The report was         union address, an annual Black history Month event
                                                         released after seven         that gathers influential thinkers and politicians from
                                                         months of investigation      around the country.
                                                         by the National                   West is a professor of religion at Princeton
                                                         advisory Commission          university and the author of numerous books
                                                         on Civil disorders           including race matters and The African American
                                                         and took its name            century. he is a former alphonse Fletcher Jr.
                                                         from the commission          university Professor at harvard university, his alma
                                                         chairman, Illinois gov.      mater, where he taught afro-american Studies and
                                                         otto Kerner. President       Philosophy of Religion.
                                                         Johnson appointed the             The IFaJS sent journalists back to some of the
                                                         commission on July 28,       cities that were mentioned in the Kerner Report
                                                         1967, while rioting was      to take a look at the current civil rights issues still
                                                         still underway in major      affecting the minority communities. The result is a
                                                         cities. Johnson charged      book of findings that was released at the conference.
                                                         the commission with               The two-day workshops included local and
                                                         analyzing the specific       national panelists including Pulitzer Prize winner
                                                         triggers for the riots,      les Payne, Newsday; henry E. Frye Sr., retired N.C.
                                                         the deeper causes of the     Supreme Court Chief Justice; Julius Chambers,
                                                         worsening racial climate     attorney; Bennett College President Julianne
                                                         of the time, and potential   Malveaux, and Rev. Nelson Johnson of Faith
                                                         remedies.                    Community Center in greensboro.
                                                               The commission              Participants from the campus community
                                                         concluded that urban         included professors Claude Barnes and James Steele,
                                                         violence reflected the       department of political science and criminal justice;
                                                         profound frustration of      Millicent Brown, of history; Robert davis, sociology
                                                         inner-city blacks and        and social work; and Teresa J. Styles and gail
                                                         that racism was deeply       Wiggins, journalism and mass communication. actor/
                                                         embedded in american         director Tim Reid hosted a workshop on race relations
                                                         society. The report’s        in hollywood.
                                                         most famous passage               Former u.S. President William Clinton was the
                                                         warned that the united       keynote speaker at The university of Pennsylvania
   Left to right: Cornel                                 States was “moving           symposium.
   West, Tavis Smiley and   toward two societies, one black, one white – separate          The 2008 hBCu Think Tank collaborated with the
   DeWayne Wickham          and unequal.” It further recommended sweeping             IFaJS on this event.

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     AGGIE SPORTS                                                                                 By Brian M. Holloway ’97

                                                                                                                                          blAND eArNs firsT-TeAm HONOr
                                                                                                                                          Cook, Taylor-James earn second-team honors

                                                                                                                                          A       lthough the north Carolina A&T women’s basketball team went from
                                                                                                                                                  second place to meAC regular-Season Champion, the postseason accolades
                                                                                                                                          for the players did not change.
                                                                                                                                                Amber Bland earned her second consecutive All-meAC first-team honor
                                                                                                                                          when it was announced at the annual meAC Tournament Tip-Off Banquet. Also
                                                                                                                                          for the second consecutive season, sophomore point guard Ta’wuana Cook and
                                                                                                                                          junior forward Brittanie Taylor-James were named to the second team.
                                                                                                                                                in addition, the Aggies placed a player on the meAC All-rookie team for
                                                                                                                                          the second straight season as Jalessa Sams followed Cook’s 2006-07 spot for the
                                                                                                                                          2007-08 season.
                                                                                                                                                Bland will likely lead the Aggies in scoring for the second straight season. She
                                                                                                                                          averages 15.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game. She ranks
                                                                                                                                          in the top 15 in an astounding eight different statistical categories and leads the
                                                                                                                                          meAC in 3-point field percentage (.402). nationally, her defense has helped the
                                                                                                                                          Aggies to a no. 2 ranking in steals per game, and she ranks 31st nationally in steals.
                                                                                                                                                Against howard on march 1, she exceeded the 1,000-point plateau with a
                                                                                                                                          24-point performance, becoming the fastest Aggie to reach 1,000 career points
     Left to right:
     Bland, Cook and                                                                                                                      (57 games). She was named meAC Player of the week once.
     Taylor-James                                                                                                                               “i learned this year what it means to sacrifice for the team in order to
                                                                                                                                          accomplish team goals,” said Bland, who ranked 20th in the nation last season in
                                                                                                                                          scoring at 19.6 points per game. “it would have been nice to have been recognized
                                                                                                                                          as player of the year, but winning the tournament in my mind is more important.”

           bibbs wiNs NiNTH cOAcH Of THe YeAr HONOr

           w       hen the story of north Carolina A&T women’s basketball coach Patricia Cage Bibbs’ coaching                AGGies wiN “PAck THe HOuse cHAlleNGe”
                   career is completed, the one undeniable truth history can not ignore is her consistency of                Jan. 26 game breaks attendance record for women’s basketball
           excellence regardless of the women’s college basketball program she led.
                Bibbs has rebuilt all three programs she has coached. She has won regular-season conference                  The 2007-2008 North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team is making record-
           championships at all three programs she has coached. And on march 10, she remained consistent with yet            breaking a habit this season.
           another honor.                                                                                                              The Aggies won the NCAA’s “Pack the House Challenge” for the Mid-Eastern
                Bibbs was named meAC women’s Basketball Coach of the Year at the annual meAC Tip-Off                                      Athletic Conference by drawing 3,813 fans to the Jan. 26 home game against
           Banquet held at the north raleigh hilton. it was Bibbs’ ninth coach of the year honor in 23 years as a                           Winston-Salem State, a record for an A&T women’s basketball game.
           head coach. She won seven SwAC Coach of the Year awards at grambling, and she won one meAC                                       The Aggies beat WSSU 71-51.
           Coach of the Year award at hampton. This year marked Bibbs’ first coach of the year honor in 10 years.                                In its inaugural year, “Pack the House Challenge” is an NCAA
                “i would like to thank my daughter and my husband for bringing me back to the profession i love so                         marketing program designed to help grow the visibility of women’s college
           much,’’ said Bibbs, who retired from coaching after the 2003-04 season at hampton, but returned in 2005-                     basketball. A&T was one of 198 women’s basketball programs to participate.
           06 at the urging of her daughter Satin and her husband ezil. “if it had                                                The Aggies athletics program will receive four NCAA Basketball camp chairs and four
           not been for them i wouldn’t have gotten an opportunity to coach this       Lady Aggies coach, Patricia           NCAA Basketball coolers. NCAA also will make a $500 donation to a non-profit organization
                                                                                       Cage Bibbs, accepts the 2008
           incredible group of ladies, and so i thank god i didn’t miss out on that.”                                        of the coach’s choice on the school’s behalf. The Aggies finished 11-1 at home this season
                                                                                     MEAC Women’s Basketball
                                                                                                                             and are 27-8 at Corbett Sports Center under Coach Patricia Cage-Bibbs.
                                                                                     Coach of the Year award.

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    AGGIE SPORTS                                                                                                    continued

      sOfTbAll TeAm wANTs TO imPrOVe uPON lAsT seAsON

           n        orth Carolina A&T’s softball team won 30 games last
                    season. The Aggies had the top batter and home run
            hitter in the conference. They even had the best run scorer
                                                                             leader in home runs in one season) and was tied with larson
                                                                             for the rBi lead in the conference with 56.
                                                                                   meanwhile, Philpot won a school-record 18 games and
            in the entire country. They made a remarkable run to the         struck out 115 batters.
            meAC championship game before falling short of winning                 Jones has brought in four more talented recruits in         Victory club members give at the
            the program’s first-ever conference title.
                   They did all of it with eight freshmen playing a vital
                                                                             outfielder ryanne hill, infielder Antoinette Torres, junior
                                                                             college transfer pitcher Zapora gaston and pitcher/infielder
                                                                                                                                               following levels and, in return for
                                                                                                                                               their gifts, receive the following perks:
                                                                                                                                                                                           Victory Club to Launch Endowment Campaign
            role. So with all those wonderful, talented players returning,   Jennifer luper. She also wanted to take some pressure off of                                                     By Joya Wesley
            what is concerning n.C. A&T head coach mamie Jones?              Philpot so she added to her rotation by brining in gaston and     leadership Society - $1,000-$2,499
                   The past.
                   Jones has perhaps her strongest team in her 14-year
            tenure with the Aggies. But with
                                                                             luper. white, Bianca Alsobrook and Channing Statham will
                                                                             continue to develop as pitchers and will be used more this
                                                                                                 season in relief roles.
                                                                                                                                               Right to purchase up to 6 season tickets
                                                                                                                                               Right to purchase 1 tailgate pass
                                                                                                                                               2 hospitality tent passes
                                                                                                                                                                                             w       hen the best high school athletes
                                                                                                                                                                                                     make their selections for college,
                                                                                                                                                                                             the members of the Victory Club booster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          provide roughly five scholarships per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          year. Forever.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mcAlpin believes most Aggies
            youthful success comes high expectations                                                    Two new assistants also were added.                                                  organization know how to make more of        understand the key role athletics play in
            the next season. Therefore, perhaps her                                              earnest washington came in from               Skinner Society - $2,500-$4,999               them choose A&T, but they need help          the overall n.C. A&T experience.
            biggest challenge other than winning                                                 grambling to free Jones to do more            Right to purchase up to 8 season tickets      from all Aggies.                                   “generally, athletics are in most
            games on the field this season, is keeping                                           strategizing. She also brought back an        Right to purchase up to 2 tailgate passes          “To build a program, you’ve got to      cases the front porch of the university’s
            her young team focused on what needs to                                              Aggie great in latronda Anderson – n.C.       4 hospitality tent passes                     attract good athletes. To attract good       visibility,” he says. “That’s why it’s
            happen in the now and not on what they                                               A&T’s all-time strikeout leader – to work                                                   athletes, you must be able to give them      important – from A&T’s history and
            accomplished last season.                                                            with her numerous pitchers.                   aggie Pride Society - $5,000-$9,999           scholarships. You must give them a           heritage in athletics, to its importance in
                                                                                                                                               Right to purchase up to 10 season tickets     good education,” says Phillip mcAlpin,       the hBCu arena. we’ve always had stellar
                   “if i mention last year, i bring it up                                               Jones’ final adjustment before the
                                                                                                                                               Right to purchase up to 4 tailgate passes     executive director.                          athletics and we’d like to bring this back
            to discuss where we need to improve from                                             season was at the catcher position. The
                                                                                                                                               6 hospitality tent passes                          Toward that end, the Victory Club is    up to where it was.”
            2007,” said Jones. “But we need to get                                               Aggies lost versatile player and catcher
            past 2007. Being a young team we need                                                Tabitha Veney to graduation. larson,                                                        launching a $1 million campaign to give            Although the Victory Club is a
                                                                                                                                               Blue & gold Society - $10,000 and up          Aggie Athletics something it has long        standalone non-profit entity, those who
            to work on maturity, being consistent,                                               who made just four errors at the first base
                                                                                                                                               Right to purchase up to 20 season tickets
            working hard and perfecting our skills.”                                             position last season, will move to catcher                                                  needed: an endowment for scholarships.       give to the organization are listed as
                                                                                                                                               Right to purchase up to 4 tailgate passes
                   But it’s hard not to revel in what                                            this season. That will leave the starting                                                        “The athletics department has no        university donors and acknowledged each
                                                                                                                                               20 hospitality tent passes
            the Aggies achieved in 2007 with such                                                first base job open for either Statham or                                                              endowment,” Phillip mcAlpin       year in the Chancellor’s Report.
            a young team. A year ago, the Aggies put up impressive           Alsobrook. Third baseman Tangala Conover will back up                                                                      says. “with the million-dollar          “All the money that the Victory
                                                                                                                                               For more information about becoming
            offensive numbers not seen before in the programs history.       larson at catcher.                                                                                                          endowment fund, based on         Club raises goes toward the university’s
                                                                                                                                               a member of the Victory Club, contact
            The Aggies led the conference in slugging percentage (.496),           The Aggies have two seniors on the team in outfielders                                                                current rates of return and      overall capital campaign,” mcAlpin says.
                                                                                                                                               Phillip McAlpin at (336) 334-7600 or
            runs scored (411), hits (536), rBis (334), home runs (56)        Chaola Simmons and Sylvia Felder. Simmons enters her                                                                         current costs of supporting     “we target larger dollar donors – $1,000
                                                                                                                                      Also visit
            and total bases (822).                                           fourth season as the Aggies lead-off hitter. She has shown                                                                   athletes at n.C. A&T State      and above – as well as individuals and
                   nationally, the Aggies were third in the country in       and played almost every game for Jones. Simmons has started                                                                   university, that fund will     corporations.”
            runs; fifth in the country in batting average (.323); ninth      156 of the 157 games she has played as an Aggie. She has
            in slugging percentage and 35th in home runs. Four of            99 career runs scored, she is a career .293 hitter and she has
            the Aggies eight returning sophomores were All-meAC              stolen 40 bases.
            performers with shortstop Yahamma white and second                     Felder discovered some pop in her bat in 2007. She
            baseman lillian Bullock making first team.                       recorded career best in every statistical category, including a
                   Jessie larson earned second team honors as a first        career-best .282 batting average. She also hit her first career
            baseman, and record-setting pitcher Sasha Philpot did the        home run last season and had six doubles and five triples. But
            same. white led the nation in runs per game (1.27) and was       all of that happened last year.
            first in the meAC in batting at .432. Bullock led the meAC             “we can’t get distracted,” said Jones. “we have to set
            in home runs with 17 (she also became the Aggies all-time        goals and know what it is going take to obtain those goals.”

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    PeoPle Behind the
                                                                                                                                                                       studies. he later re-enlisted and was            difference and had a direct impact on the      GuiDeliNe TO esTAblisH AN
                                                                                                                                                                       awarded a Purple heart for being injured         lives of others,” ellis added.                 eNDOweD scHOlArsHiP AT NOrTH
                                                                                                                                                                       in the Korean war.                                     The family hopes to see more efforts     cArOliNA A&T sTATe uNiVersiTY
                                                                                                                                                                              Celessie was a first clarinet in          made to financing the needs of the A&T

                                                                                                                                                                       the band. She had played in her high             marching machine and will continue             an endowed scholarship strengthens the long-term
                                                                                                                                                                       school band in Charlotte, which made             their efforts of providing scholarships to     financial underpinnings of North Carolina A&T State
                                                                                                                                                                       the transition to the college band a lot         deserving students.                            University. Endowed scholarships provide a base of
                                                                                                                                                                       smoother. She was the first in her family              “The band is an asset to this            support for generations of students in perpetuity.
                                                                                                                                                                       to attend college.                               university,” ellis continued. “we all get           An endowment is a permanent fund – often
                                                                                                                                                                              The two married in college, and           great joy and excitement in their skills       named in honor of an individual – that is created

     AVerY-cOlliNs scHOlArsHiP suPPOrTs bAND members                                                                                                                   Celessie took a break from school to tend        and performances. what we don’t see all        for the purpose of leaving a legacy to current and
                                                                                                                                                                       to her new family. She would later return        the time is the practice …. They work          future Aggie students. The principal, or corpus, of
     Sisters Deloris Collins Chisley ’73 and Barbara Collins Ellis ’73 establish an endowed scholarship                                                                and earn a degree in home economics.             hard and yet they still do not have the        an endowment fund is never spent. Only annual
     fund to honor their parents that will benefit students in the university’s marching band.                                                                                Their marriage ended when walter          money they need to be better.”                 earnings or a portion of annual earnings are awarded
                                                                                                                                                                       returned to active duty; however, their                Band Director Kenneth ruff said          for scholarships. In this way an endowed scholarship
              By Samantha V. Hargrove                                                                                                                                  love and commitment to their children            he is very thankful for the Avery-Collins      provides annual income to be awarded to deserving
                                                                                                                                                                       and to A&T lived on. That passion                Scholarship endowment Fund.                    students forever.

              m        any have sat glued to the bleachers
                       in Aggie Stadium time and again
               awaiting another stellar performance by the
                                                                       The fund was established in 2000
                                                                  in honor of the late walter henry
                                                                  Collins ’50 and his former wife Celessie
                                                                                                                     to them to be a part of the Aggie marching
                                                                                                                           Chisley, along with her sisters ellis and
                                                                                                                                                                       would later feed the same desire in their
                                                                                                                                                                       daughters and countless Avery-Collins
                                                                                                                                                                       relatives that would attend the university.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “every donation helps,” said Dr. ruff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “hopefully by getting people to invest in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the band, students will be able to grow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Typically, annual awards equal no more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       5 percent of the principal balance (depending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on investment performance). Thus, a $25,000
               Blue and gold marching machine. From               Avery Collins-Caldwell ’55, both members           Adrienne Collins-ross ’76 (deceased), had                in addition to homecoming                 Alumni giving really helps.                    scholarship would pay out $1,250 (5%) each year
               the precision of the Cold Steel drum line or       of the marching machine during their               long planned to do something to pay tribute       activities, Chisley also went to alumni                “You all see the finished polished       in the form of a scholarship. Annual earnings above
               the familiar tunes played by the entire band,      matriculation at n.C. A&T.                         to their parents as a way of supporting the       meetings growing up.                             product, but a lot of work goes on behind      the payout amount are reinvested in the principal
               spectators are guaranteed a stunning show.              According to daughter Deloris                 university, the band and its membership.                 “my parents were active alums.            the scenes,” he added. “The A&T                of the scholarship fund. This builds the principal of
                    it was for this reason that the Avery-        Chisley ’73, both parents possessed an                   “(The fund) was put in place to both        my father was the coordinator for his 50th       marching Band members meet five days a         the endowment fund over time, allowing for larger
               Collins Scholarship endowment Fund was             immense love and commitment to A&T                 acknowledge and recognize the significant         class reunion,” she added. Chisley said it       week and practice for 4-6 hours per night.”    scholarship awards in future years.
               formed. The scholarship gives deserving            and to the band that once nurtured them.           role that the n.C. A&T marching machine           was during this weekend celebration that               ellis and Chisley agree.                      Historical evidence proves tuition typically
                                                                                                                               played in the life of this university   her father fell ill and days later died of             “The Aggie marching machine is a         increases! Reinvestment also serves as a hedge
                                                                                                                               and our family,” said Chisley, a        complications. his death propelled their         part of the DnA of A&T and should be           against inflation.
                                                                                                                               board member and former president       work.                                            appropriately recognized and rewarded
                                                                                                                               of the national alumni association.            Although it only takes $25,000 to         for making our university the greatest         aMouNTS REquIREd
                                                                                                                                    ellis added, “They also were       start an endowment fund, the sisters set a       university on earth. i know that these         endowed scholarship (minimum) - $25,000
                                                                                                                               volunteers in the band and did it       goal of raising $50,000 over 5 years. The        scholarships will lessen the financial         fully endowed scholarship - $200,000
                                                                                                                               because of their love of music and      money was raised mostly through the              burden on our band students who give           North Carolina or Washington, D.C. Student
                                                                                                                               the university and did it with great    contributions of their own.                      unselfishly of their time and talent           fully endowed scholarship - $400,000
                                                                                                                               pride. we thought it would be an               “i think the message we want              and bring such great distinction to our        Out-of-state Student
                                                                                                                               appropriate tribute to our parents,     to send is that everyone can give                university,” ellis said.
                                                                                                                               as they celebrated their golden         something. it may not be a scholarship                 Ann mcCabe Beamon, director              The minimum amount to establish an endowed
                                                                                                                               (class) reunions, to acknowledge        fund, but we have all been blessed               of development for the College of Arts         scholarship is $25,000 and may be donated over
  The late Walter             Celessie Avery Collins-Caldwell ’55 (2nd left) and Deloris Collins Chisley ’73 (2nd right) are their lifelong commitment to              with too much not to give back to our            and Sciences said the Avery-Collins            a period of up to five years ($5,000 gifts annually
  Henry Collins ’50           pictured with marching band director Kenneth Ruff (far left) and recipients of the Avery-        the university by setting up the        university,” said Chisley.                       Scholarship endowment Fund is an               for five years). One year after the principal reaches
                              Collins Endowed Scholarship: Yolanda B. Johnson, D’Javon Alston and Terrell R. Morton. endowment fund.”                                         The Avery-Collins family members          example of the true spirit of Aggie Pride      $25,000, the first scholarship award may be made.
                                                                                                                                    The Aggie fever started with       met the recipients of their scholarship          and hopes it will encourages others.           (One year is needed after the minimum is reached to
              band members an opportunity to succeed at              “A&T was always a part of our lives.            the union of walter and Celessie when they        during homecoming 2007 when the                        “with support and dedication from        earn interest.)
              north Carolina A&T State university.              we went to every homecoming, i’ve only               met on A&T’s campus. walter was a high            recipients presented Celessie with flowers       alums like Chisley and her family, we are           A donor (or donors) may suggest a designation
                    Four band members recently were             missed one since i was three,” said Chisley,         stepping drum major (who is still rumored         to show their appreciation.                      confident that our students will continue      and associated criteria for an endowed scholarship.
              awarded scholarships from the fund for            who currently serves on the College of Arts          by many alumni to have been the best drum                “it was a wonderful experience            to strive and become beacons for A&T           For example, the John Doe Endowed Scholarship
              the 2007-08 academic year: Terrell r.             and Sciences Advisory Board.                         major in the band’s history).                     to meet the recipients of this year’s            and throughout the world. Our band             Fund may be designated for a student in the College
              morton, Yolanda B. Johnson, Justin                     “For as long as i can remember, A&T                   walter was born in Birmingham, Ala.,        scholarships,” ellis said. “it just reinforced   students are truly grateful for the monetary   of Engineering who demonstrates financial need and
              moore and D’Javon Alston. Carrying a              has been a part of my life. it is as much a          and entered the armed services right after        for me that we can make the difference for       support that was given on behalf of the        who is from North Carolina (or a specific county or
              grade point average of 3.0 or higher, the         part of the Aggie experience as the football         high school. he left the service in 1946 and      these young people in reaching their full        family. The College of Arts and Sciences       region of North Carolina).
              students were selected from a variety of          game,” said Barbara Collins ellis ’73. “my           found himself enrolling at A&T. while             potential.                                       appreciates the loyalty and commitment              A scholarship donor(s) is required to sign a
              academic majors and each student received         parents always talked with great pride about         at the university, he served in rOTC and                 “what better legacy can one have          of all our supporters,” Beamon said.           Deed of Gift (pledge statement) and document the
              a minimum of $1,000.                              being in the band and how much it meant              earned his undergraduate degree in social         for life than knowing that you made a                                                           desired scholarship designation and criteria.

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    ALUMNI NEWS                                AGGIES ON THE MOVE
                                                                                              As the owner of a multi-million dollar business,             by Cedric “The Entertainer” and performers included
                                                                                              Janice Bryant howroyd is no stranger to hard work            Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean,
                                                                                              and perseverance. Her story of founding ACT-1                John Legend and Brian McKnight.
                                                                                              Personnel Services, a temporary employment agency,                Howroyd, a native of Tarboro, N.C., is an avid
                                                                                              in 1978 with just herself and a phone as the firm’s only     supporter of education and gives generously to college
                                                                                              assets and then by 2003 taking in revenues of $483           endowment funds, including her alma mater, A&T.
                                                                                              million was no simple feat.                                  Her professional memberships include the National
                                                                                                    It comes as no surprise that this N.C. A&T alumna      Association of Women Business Owners, Urban
                                                                                              was recognized on Black Entertainment Television’s           League of Los Angeles Board of Directors, and Greater
                                                                                              newest awards show, BET Honors, which recognizes             L.A. African American Chamber of Commerce Board of
                                                                                              exceptional African Americans in the categories of           Directors. She recently served as co-chair of N.C. A&T’s
                                                                                              media, entrepreneurship, entertainment, corporate            $100 million capital campaign.
                                                                                                              citizenship, public service and education.        Howroyd has been featured in national magazines
                                                                                                              The 2008 honorees include Tyra Banks,        and on television shows as a dynamic CEO and savvy
                                                                                                              Howroyd, Alicia Keys, Richard Parsons,       business woman. She has received countless awards
                                                                                                              Maxine Waters and Cornel West. The           including AT&T Entrepreneur of the Year (1994) and
                                                                                                              show, which aired Feb. 22, was hosted        was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

                  Adderley-Kelly             Foster                   Fox                  Sharpe

    n 1960s                                                                  term. Fox has extensive experience advising municipalities, public                  he received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from          valencia Winstead ’80 became the director of the design and
    Beatrice adderley-Kelly ’60 has been appointed dean of the College       sector clients, regulated industries and corporate clients on all              north Carolina A&T State university, an m.S. from north Carolina         construction division for the united States Department of Agriculture
    of Pharmacy and nursing and Allied health Sciences at howard             aspects of municipal and governmental transactions including                   State university and Ph.D. from the university of illinois.              in July 2007. As director, winstead is responsible for providing
    university. with more than 30 years of teaching and administrative/      annexation, telecommunications, public finance, land use,                                                                                               oversight and design of uSDA’s major construction, modernization,
    leadership experience in higher education, Adderley-Kelly has devoted    transportation and administrative law. The firm has 225 lawyers in             n 1980s                                                                  repair and alterations initiatives for the uSDA headquarters Complex
    her entire academic career to promoting and advancing the academic       six offices across the Carolinas, counseling clients in banking and            anthony C. Nelson ’80 is the new dean of the School of Business at       as well as the george washington Carver Center in Beltsville, md. in
    achievement of minority undergraduate and graduate students.             capital markets, business law, litigation, real estate and commercial          Bowie State university. Prior to joining Bowie State university, he      addition, she directs the departmental space management program,
         Prior to serving as interim dean beginning in 2005, Adderley-       development and regulatory law.                                                was the dean of the College of Business at grambling State university.   including assignments, relocations and leasing for the uSDA locations
    Kelly was department chair, assistant dean for undergraduate and               Fox received his Juris Doctorate from north Carolina Central             he also has taught at grambling State, the university of missouri-       within the washington Area national Capital region.
    graduate programs, assistant dean for academic affairs, and chair of     university, master of Public Administration from the university of             St. louis and the university of South Florida.                                Prior to joining the Office of Operations, winstead served as
    numerous committees and task forces. As an educator, she has expertise   north Carolina at Chapel hill and his Bachelor of Arts from north                   nelson’s corporate experience includes systems development          the Agricultural research Service’s Deputy Director for Design and
    in teaching, curriculum design, test construction and outcomes           Carolina A&T State university.                                                 and project management positions at national Steel inc., Champion        Construction.
    assessment.                                                                                                                                             international Paper inc., and mellon Bank. Additionally, he has
         in addition to her B.S. degree in nursing from north Carolina       lonnie Sharpe Jr. ’75 is interim dean of the College of engineering,           consulted with various corporations, city governments and local          n 1990s
    A&T State university, Adderley-Kelly has a master’s degree in nursing    Technology and Computer Science at Tennessee State university.                 businesses to improve their business processes using computer            geoff Foster ’90 is CeO and president of Core Technology molding
    from the university of maryland, a Certificate of Advanced graduate      Prior to this appointment, Sharpe served on the faculty as chair for           solutions.                                                               group, llC, which recently became a supplier with Tyco electronics’
    Studies in education and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from          the university’s Dr. Samuel P. massie Chair of excellence program,                  his academic credentials include a B.S. degree in business          global automotive division. Foster is an adjunct professor in the n.C.
    howard university.                                                       a professorship of engineering in the environmental disciplines in             management from north Carolina A&T State university, an                  A&T State university School of Technology where he also serves as
                                                                             which TSu focuses on fate and transport of hazardous chemicals and             m.B.A. and Ph.D. in business administration from the university          vice chairman of the Department of manufacturing Systems industrial
    n 1970s                                                                  innovative technologies for hazardous waste remediation of pollution.          of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas     Advisory Board.
    anthony Fox ’77 has been elected to Parker Poe Adams &                   Prior to joining TSu, Sharpe was professor and dean of engineering at          Theological Seminary.                                                         in addition to his bachelor’s degree, Foster has an m.S. degree
    Bernstein llP’s Board of Directors where he will serve a three-year      north Carolina A&T State university.                                                                                                                    from n.C. A&T. he also has an m.B.A. from wake Forest university.

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                                                                                                                                                               Ninth Annual Homecoming Class Reunion Raises Funds
                                                                                                                                                                         for Marching Band
    he has studied several years of French,                                                                                                                    By Jesse Barnes ’68
    Spanish and german, which he says better

    prepared him for working with diverse                                                                                                                                  orth Carolina A&T alumni from          reminisce, eat and party with classmates    taken place at our alma mater.
    cultures in north America and around the                                                                                                                               class years 1967 through 1970,         and friends. A hospitality suite was open        Don’t miss out on the fun and
    world.                                                                                                                                                          other classes and guests participated in      Friday and Saturday night for a mixer       camaraderie next homecoming, the
                                                                                                                                                                    their ninth Annual homecoming Class           and a tailgate party was held before and    10th year for this reunion. Plans are
    Sharron K. Jenkins ’91 presented “AiDS                                                                                                                          reunion during homecoming 2007.               after the big game. A special memorial      underway for another exciting weekend.
    Online international: An internationally                                                                                                                             The homecoming weekend was               tribute was held Saturday night in the           Contact Jessie Barnes via email,
    synchronized online, college-credit course                          Moore                       Powell                 Williamson                               such a huge success that $1,000 was           suite for the fallen Aggies.      , to obtain more
    on hiV/AiDS” during the Campus health                                                                                                                           raised for the Blue and gold marching               many of these classmates returned     details and to make arrangement to
    and Safety Conference sponsored by n.C.               the indies Arts Award (Independent Weekly).        P. Kevin Williamson ’98 is director of                 machine (band).                               to A&T for the first time in more than      be a part of the fall 2008 class reunion
    A&T State university Student government                     moore is the author of more than 300         development for leadership gifts at the                     members of these classes and their       35 years to enjoy the festivities and to    activities. homecoming Day is Oct. 11.
    Association on Feb. 15. Dr. Jenkins is a              literary works. his latest book, A Temple          university of north Carolina wilmington.               guests had the opportunity to relax,          hear about the many changes that have
    professor at Purdue university’s north                Looming, will be released in June by word          he began his career with Old north
    Central campus in westville, ind.                     Tech Communications.                               State Council, Boy Scouts of America in
                                                                                                             greensboro, n.C., in 1999 as a district
    lenard d. Moore ’97 has been elected                  laTonya Sibert Powell ’98 works at nASA            executive. in this role was a liaison between    ATTeNDees
    president of the haiku Society of America for         as the lead information technology specialist      the community, volunteers, parents and the
                                                                                                                                                                   1967                        Clinton Dutch Dilligard       Myrdis Sprinkle             James Lanier                Alfred Harding
    2008. moore is the first African American to          on the integrated enterprise management            council headquarters, including volunteer
                                                                                                                                                                   Ann Carolyn “Breeze”        Marietta S. Douglas           Julian Stafford             Gwendolyn Lawson            Clifton James
    hold this office in the organization’s 40-year        Project (iemP) Competency Center’s                 recruitment, marketing, communications
                                                                                                                                                                      Breakfield               Veronica Finch                Faye Thorne                 Brenda Letman-Hudson        Nathan Pettus
    history.                                              Application Technical Support (ATS)                and fundraising. Success in that role led to
                                                                                                                                                                    Brenda Brown               Earnest Fulton                Chauncey Walker             Royall Mack Sr.             Ransom Stafford
         The Jacksonville n.C., native has been           team. She joined the ATS team in 2004              other opportunities with the Boy Scouts
                                                                                                                                                                   John Crews                  Cornell Gordon                Connie Williams             Walter McClarty             Kenneth White
    teaching at mount Olive College since                 after working for Accenture as a business          that eventually took him to wilmington,
                                                                                                                                                                    Nathaniel Foster           Lynne Grissett                Joseph A. Williams          Katie McKoy                 Lewis Williams
    August 2005. Among many accolades, he has             consultant.                                        making the switch to development an almost
                                                                                                                                                                    Margaret Furguson          Mary Little Hale              Joseph C. Williams          Arthur McMillian            Charles Worth
    received the Sam ragan Fine Arts Award,                     Powell has a bachelor’s degree in            natural transition. his primary responsibility
                                                                                                                                                                    Otis L. Hairston Jr.       Ronald Hayes                  Mary Williams               Arlene Meadows
    Tarheel of the week (raleigh News and                 transportation management and logistics            at unCw is to raise funds for the university
                                                                                                                                                                    Harvey Hayes               Reginald Hill                                             Ella Miller                 others
    Observer), Dean’s Professional Development            from n.C. A&T and a master’s degree in             through discovery, stewardship and
                                                                                                                                                                    Charles Lownes             Harriet Jackson               1969                        Eugene Parsons              Margo Baker
    Award (mount Olive College), 2000 Alumni              management information systems from the            solicitation of alumni and friends.
                                                                                                                                                                    Ronald Meares              Jean Jenkins Jackson          Ernestine Burks             Eugenia Moore Pleasant      William Blakley ’72
    Achievement Award (Shaw university) and               university of Alabama in huntsville.
                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Morehead              Sam Jenkins                   Darius Burton               Brenda Russell              John Dillahunt ’66

                           Patrena Benton has been named executive director
                           of the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program
                           (NC-HCAP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
                           Hill. After serving as interim executive director for nearly
                           a year, Benton assumed her new role on Oct. 1. She
                           will provide leadership for strategic planning, policy
                                                                                           Memoriam       alumni
                                                                                                          yolanda d. Bennett - Dec. 28, 2007
                                                                                                          Catherine oates Buie ’52 - Jan. 7
                                                                                                          halima Cotwright ’99 - Dec. 28, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                    Ronald J Mullen
                                                                                                                                                                    Nathaniel Speight
                                                                                                                                                                   Annie Williams-
                                                                                                                                                                   James Worth
                                                                                                                                                                    William E. Young III

                                                                                                                                                                                               John Jolley
                                                                                                                                                                                               Michael Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                               James Kimble
                                                                                                                                                                                               Claudia McClain
                                                                                                                                                                                               Henry McKoy
                                                                                                                                                                                               Margaret McLawhorn
                                                                                                                                                                                               Clarence Moran
                                                                                                                                                                                               William Olds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Judy Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Larry Crowder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sula Douglas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Walter Douglas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mary Cook Douglass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mary Geddie Eaves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Alfred Finch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Clarence Fisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Velma J. Simmons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Curtis Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pompey E. Stafford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Zenobia M. Walker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Baye’ Webb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Shirley Smith Young

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Barbara Dixon ’66
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ebony Fenner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mary Fergerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Adrienne Granger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Clarence Harrison ’71
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robert & Anna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Brenda Massenburg
                           development, fundraising, financial management and                                                                                      Jessie Barnes               Virginia Pallor               Joyce Fisher                Terry Armstrong             Lloyd Miller ’63
                                                                                                          Charles l. gilmore Sr. - Dec. 24, 2007
                           programmatic planning for NC-HCAP.                                                                                                      Virginia Blackwell          Hawthorne Proctor             Phyllis Banks Fulton        Merl Code                   Billy Simmons ’72
                                                                                                          Randa davenport Russell - Jan. 2008
                              Benton began her tenure with NC-HCAP in 1996,                                                                                         Willie Boulware            Nathaniel Powell              Ronald “Al” Gardner         Anthony Cone                Vivian Spencer ’71
                                                                                                          Mary Smith - Dec. 30, 2007
         serving as the recruiter and first AHEC liaison. After a stint coordinating                                                                               Janet Burton                Felton Ray                    Ronald Harris               Oscar Crowder III           Bobby Stafford ’61
                                                                                                          Joseph F. Weston Jr. - Dec. 19, 2007
         pre-college and college summer programs for the UNC School of                                                                                              Lawrence Clark             Sarah Reid                    Mary Johnson                Moses Douglass Jr.          Jerry Thorne ’75

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thank you!
         Medicine/Office of Special Programs, she returned to NC-HCAP in 2003                             other                                                     Reginald Clemmons          Gaither Rodgers Jr.           Geraldine Jones Granger     Mavis Exum-Edmundson
         as associate director for development, evaluation and new initiatives and                        William h. “BC” Cook Jr., volunteer,                     Jimmy Cochran               Leonard L. Smith              Annette Lanier              Keith Graves
         as the organization’s chief operating officer.                                                         WNAA 90.1 FM - Dec. 5, 2007

28 A&T TODAY • WINTER 2007-2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   WINTER 2007-2008 • A&T TODAY 29
        We Believe!                                                                  Alumni Affirming Their Belief in A&T

                                  May 2008 will mark another milestone                relates to our esteemed alma mater.                classes in reunion. The Alumni                      forward to welcoming you back home and,
                                  in our alumni history when we                       Your presence during Alumni Weekend                Banquet will culminate the events of                more importantly, thanking you for your
                                  celebrate yet another outstanding                   will confirm how “WE BELIEVE” in                   the weekend.                                        commitment to our students through your
                                  reunion for the classes ending in 3                 our university and what it continues to                  This weekend is a time that you               Aggie giving. Make this a weekend of great
                                  and 8. We will host many alumni from                offer to our students.                             just do not want to hear about; you                 memories.
                                  around the country who will come                          Alumni Weekend will begin with               want to be able to talk about it because                 Make history by being a part of it.
                                  back home for the Alumni Weekend                    the Annual Meeting for ALL alumni.                 you experienced it for yourself. So,                Proclaim A&T’s worth by exclaiming the
                                  activities.                                         As alumni, this is your meeting and                clear your calendar for May 9-11, and               great things you have done with your lives!
                                        The North Carolina Agricultural               your presence ensures the success of               complete the 2008 Alumni Weekend                    Effect positive change by simply believing in
                                  and Technical State University Alumni               our programs and the efforts that we               registration form to the right. You are             Aggie Pride!
                                  Association, Inc. (Association) has                 expend to cultivate the relationships              sure to reconnect with old friends and                   Believing in Aggie Pride and hoping to
                                  adopted “WE BELIEVE” as our theme                   that connect us as one.                            acquaintances, and you are guaranteed               see you there!
                                  for this fiscal year. Interestingly                       Many festivities are planned to              to kindle new relationships that will last
                                  enough, it is a theme that personifies              engage all alumni as well as special               an Aggie lifetime!                                  Aggie love and pride,
                                  a feeling expressed by all of us as it              events that are planned for those                        The Association is looking                    Pamela L. Johnson ’91
                                                                                                                                                                                             National President

    NaTIoNal aluMNI aSSoCIaTIoN BoaRd oF dIRECToRS 2007-2008

          Marvin L. Walton ’91    “Chuck” Burch Jr. ’82       Gerald Williams ’83         Charvetta Ford-          Teresa M. Davis ’89      Deloris C. Chisley ’73     Randall E. Dunn ’91       T. Roberson           Eugene H.
          First Vice President    Second Vice President           Treasurer                 McGriff ’85              Immediate Past           Interim Executive         Parliamentarian         Edwards ’73          Preston Jr. ’57
                                                                                        Recording Secretary            President           Director; Geographical                            Geographical Area     Geographical Area
                                                                                                                                           Area Director II, Seat 3                           Director I, Seat 1    Director I, Seat 2

          Malinda N. Carmon ’73          James E.              Irvin Moore ’72          Ulysses J. Cozart ’77      Arthur Purcell ’67       James J. Gooch ’67          Velma Speight-         Anthony “TJ”        Linda R. Wilson ’75    Tony E. Graham ’78
           Geographical Area          Bridgett Jr. ’53        Geographical Area         Geographical Area         Board of Directors        Board of Directors            Buford ’53           Jackson ’81            BOD Seat 13            BOD Seat 14
           Director II, Seat 4      Geographical Area         Director IV, Seat 6        Director V, Seat 7          (BOD) Seat 8              (BOD) Seat 9              BOD Seat 11           BOD Seat 12         School of Nursing     School of Technology
                                    Director III, Seat 5                                                         School of Agriculture      College of Arts and       School of Education       College of
                                                                                                                  and Environmental              Sciences                                      Engineering

                                                  Not Pictured: Kristen R. Rutledge ’89, Assistant Treasurer, and Anthony C. Wright ’92, BOD Seat 10, School of Business and Economics

30 A&T TODAY • WINTER 2007-2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WINTER 2007-2008 • A&T TODAY 31
      AN eVeNiNG wiTH bill cOsbY

          F      rom the moment Chancellor Stanley
                 F. Battle arrived on the campus of
           north Carolina A&T State university in
                                                         strengthen the A&T’s long-term
                                                         financial base while providing substantial
                                                         scholarship support for years to come.
                                                                                                       in night clubs while attending Temple
                                                                                                       university. he has had many hit comedy
                                                                                                       albums, television shows and books
           July 2007, one of his initiatives has been          “An evening with Bill Cosby is a        including “Fat Albert and the Cosby
           for the university to be able to provide a    showcase event that will help highlight       Kids,” which ran for 12 years. his most
           greater variety of academic scholarships to   the university’s vision of making             memorable achievement was the success of
           qualifying students. On Friday, may 9, at     scholarship funds available for the best      “The Cosby Show,” 1984-1992.
           7 p.m., Dr. Battle will host “An evening      and brightest students,” says Battle. “Dr.         it was Cosby’s interest in education
           with Bill Cosby” to benefit and support       Cosby has made it his business to support     and youth that motivated him to earn
           scholarship initiatives at n.C. A&T.          all institutions but has been a champion      both a master’s and doctorate in education
                 Cosby will perform in the guilford      for historically Black Colleges and           from the university of massachusetts. he
           Ballroom at Sheraton Four Seasons hotel       universities throughout this country. we      recently lent his name to a collaborative
           in greensboro. Tickets are now on sale for    look forward to this event and are excited    educational program between n.C. A&T,
           this event that will feature live music in    about the support we continue to receive      guilford County Schools and guilford
           addition to Cosby’s performance. The costs    from our community.”                          Technical Community College that aims
           for table sponsors (10 seats per table) are         Cosby – a best-selling, award-winning   to enhance the academic performance and
           $1000, $2500, $5000 and up. (The non-         comedian and author who uses humor to         related areas of targeted students in
           gift portion of each table cost is $500.)     provide an insight into our roles as men,     grades 4, 6 and 8.
           There are a limited number of individual      women and family members – began his               For information on scholarship
           tickets available at $125 per person.                                  career performing    donor opportunities at north Carolina
                 The purchase of each table puts the                                                   Agricultural and Technical State
           university closer to Dr. Battle’s goal to                                                   university, call (336) 334-7600. To
           provide a base of support for generations                                                   purchase tables or tickets for “An evening
           of A&T Aggies to come through                                                               with Bill Cosby,” call (336) 433-5570.
           the endowed scholarships program.
           endowed scholarships will

32 A&T TODAY • WINTER 2007-2008
  Winter 1965

                                                                                            North Carolina a&T
                                                                                            State university
                                                                                            coeds take a break
                                                                                            between classes to
                                                                                            have fun in the snow.

                                               Photo courtesy of Bluford Library Archives

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