Conversation with the Chair – November 2017


Greetings Fellow Alumni,

I have two main things I want to promote in this month’s letter and I hope each of you will commit your resounding support.  We are experiencing a phenomenal year for overall giving and we still have so much more room for improvement with first time givers and alumni who have not given for a while.  As we approach the holidays and the season of giving, please use Giving Tuesday, November 28 as another opportunity to give to the NC A&T State University Alumni Association and make the most of this charitable gift before year end.  Please help to lessen the financial burden of many exceptional students seeking a college education by donating to the National Alumni Scholarship.

We are currently accepting early bird registrations for the N.C. A&T Aggie Alumni National Convention in Atlanta, GA June 6-10 2018 at the Westin – Buckhead.  The early bird deadline ends December 15 so please to go to the website,  and register now.   We are planning an informative, engaging and celebratory convention that speaks to every aspect of what makes North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University second to none.

Congratulations to our 2017 MEAC Football Champions, the undefeated 11-0 Aggie football team.  Let’s continue to support our Aggies in this history-making year by showing up in record numbers at the Celebration Bowl, December 16 – 12:00 Noon Mercedes Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia.

This is a great time to be an AGGIE!  Let’s commit to doing all we can as proud alumni to contribute to our university’s continued success.

With Aggie Pride,

Pam McCorkle Buncum ‘81
Chair – Board of Directors
NCA&TSU National Alumni Association, Inc.

Conversation with the Chair – October 2017


Greetings Fellow Alumni,

The 2017 edition of The Greatest Homecoming on Earth is in the books and I’m sure you will agree it seems to get bigger and better every year. A friend of mine sent me this quote and I believe it captures the essence of what Homecoming means to Aggies.

Homecoming at an HBCU is not just a homecoming.

It is a family reunion, a block party,

a cookout, a kick back, a fashion show,

a festival, a black power rally,

a revival, an oasis, a physical and

spiritual baptism in blackness. 

~ (Author Unknown)

For me, Homecoming is a time to pledge to do more to ensure the pride we all share for our alma mater will be here for years to come for others to experience. It is our obligation as alumni to lead the way in the effort to ensure North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University continues to grow and maintain our status as a top ranked HBCU in the nation. We can accomplish this by continuing to give our time, talents and treasures to the institution of higher learning that gave so much to us. Encourage other Aggies to do the same and help us reach our goal for alumni giving for the Aggie Alumni National Convention in June 2018.

As the largest HBCU in the country, we should also be able to boast that we have the largest percentage of alumni that give.  Let’s make that our goal by Preeminence 2020.  There is no doubt we can do this so let’s all commit to make it happen.

Aggies Lead, Aggies Give, Aggies Do!

With Aggie Pride,

Pam McCorkle Buncum ‘81

Conversation with the Chair: September 2017


Greetings Fellow Alumni, We are in countdown mode for Homecoming 2017 as we prepare for another exciting week of activities. We hope to see you at these Alumni Association sponsored Continue Reading →