Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and you are ready to join in our excitement of what this New Year will bring for our Alumni Association. Don’t miss the article in this Alumni Times with information on opportunities to serve on our Board of Directors. We encourage you to join us and make it a personal goal this year to do more for and with your alma mater.
During the months of January and February of each year, we pause to remember five phenomenal alumni who altered the course of American history. On Jan. 27, the University will honor the life and legacy Dr. Ronald E. McNair. A celebration and memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on campus to pay homage to Dr. McNair, a world-renowned physicist and NASA astronaut.
On Feb. 1, we will celebrate the bravery of four freshmen who marched to the downtown Greensboro Woolworth in 1960 and demanded the right to sit at a segregated lunch counter. As a result of their actions that day, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, David Richmond, and Ezell Blair started the Sit-in Movement. Their extraordinary courage created a spark, which lit a fire that spread quickly throughout the South, reshaping the moral conscience of this nation and the world. The 57th Sit-in Anniversary Breakfast Celebration will be Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. on campus. Please visit www.ncat.edu for more information about both events.
Please join me in congratulating our illustrious Chancellor, Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr. on his recent honor as HBCU Digest’s #1 Most Influential President of the Nation’s HBCU’s. It is well deserved and his exemplary leadership continues to make us proud to be alumni of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University!
With Aggie Pride,
Pam McCorkle Buncum ‘81
Chair – Board of Directors