Conversation with the Chair – October 2017

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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

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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 →

Conversation with the Chair: August 2017

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Greetings Fellow Alumni,

We are off and running with the start of another exciting academic year. As we plan for the first board meeting, scheduled for Saturday, September 9, I want to welcome our new board members of the North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc.:

  • Elyse Jenkins-Fitzpatrick, Midwest Regional Director
  • Hugene Fields, Jr., Aggie Athletic Foundation Representative
  • Anthony Humphrey, Board of Visitors Representative 
  • Anthony Gbedee, Student Alumni Association Representative

Please join me in thanking the following out-going members for their dedicated service to the board:  

  • Dr. Trent Jones, Southeast Regional Director
  • Darryl Towns, Board of Visitors Representative
  • Rev. Irv Moore, Jr., Midwest Regional Director
  • Joe Parker, Aggie Athletic Foundation Representative
  • Zoe Hardaway, Student Alumni Association Representative

This year’s National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame event is scheduled for September 27 – October 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. Please go to their website, www.nbcahof.com for more information.

We are pleased to announce that the following alumni will be honored this year:

  • Anzio Williams ’94, – 2017 Legacy of Leaders Award for Distinguished Alumnus
  • Chief Justice Henry E. Frye, Sr. ’53 – Law / Government Inductee
  • Mitchell A. Martin ’75 – Business / Industry Inductee

We are just a few weeks away from Homecoming 2017 and the excitement has been building since last year. Make sure you are up-to-date on all activities scheduled for October 1 – 8 by visiting www.ncat.edu/homecoming. Additionally, make sure you check the website and Alumni Times for updates about the Aggie Alumni National Convention taking place June 6-10, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. You don’t want to miss it!  

Remember to stay connected with the University and Alumni Association by signing up for the monthly Alumni Times for news and upcoming events. Just another way to stay engaged.

With Aggie Pride,

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

Conversation with the Chair – May 2017

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Another Alumni Reunion Weekend is now in the history books and the 2017 edition was an overwhelming success! Class coordinators, committees, volunteers and reunion classes all worked tirelessly to make this happen, and we cannot thank you enough. The Office of Alumni Relations also went above and beyond to make sure everyone had an enjoyable and memorable time.

We had an amazing experience at the annual meeting on Friday, May 12, where we officially rolled out the announcement about our 2018 Aggie Alumni National Convention taking place during June 6-10, at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta. Make sure you stay tune for dates to sign up to volunteer and register for this grand event. Also remember that June 30, the end of the university’s fiscal year is quickly approaching. If you haven’t made your contribution to the alumni association this year, please do so within the next few weeks. Your financial support is greatly appreciated and will continue to assist outstanding young people as they pursue their education.

Alumni are ambassadors, “the heart of the A&T family.” Our Aggie Pride is not only “from Dare to Cherokee,” but worldwide. We are all aware that the current political climate and proposed changes in the state and nation dictate that we do more. We must become more vocal and visible in our role as ambassadors.  I hope I can count on all of you to join the ranks of ENGAGED AGGIES because we have much work to do!

 

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With Aggie Pride,

Pam McCorkle Buncum ‘81
Chair – Board of Directors