November Conversations with the Chair

Another homecoming has come and gone, with a good time had by all.  I hope as you returned to your respective homes, you returned with a renewed commitment to do more to help further the mission and vision of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Our football team has experienced a record setting year ranked in the Top 10 of the NCAA FCS Poll as well as top conference and national rankings for a few of the players.  Regular season play has ended and the Aggies have been awarded an at-large bid in the FCS playoffs. The Aggies will compete in Richmond, VA on Saturday, November 26.  I know Aggie fans will show up in large numbers to support our team.  GO AGGIES!!!

Chancellor Martin with arms crossed (stock photo)For the second consecutive year, Chancellor Harold L. Martin, Sr. has been named as one of the Triad Business Journal’s Most Influential People.  Please join me in congratulating our Chancellor on receiving this tremendous honor and for continuing to make us all so very proud.  This month, Chancellor Martin will be making the fall appeal for donations to the University.  Your generous support will help to provide scholarships, increase endowed faculty chairs and professorships, and add additional new facilities and equipment.  The National Alumni Association will be included in this appeal and I encourage your support.  Also, North Carolina A&T will be participating in Giving Tuesday on November 29. Please visit www.ncat.edu/givenow on this date to get involved in this exciting fundraising effort.  We need you!

Lastly, we all have been paying close attention to the November election results and must now determine how the outcomes will impact the University of North Carolina System institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities across this country.  As the largest HBCU in the nation, we must collaborate with other HBCU’s to prepare for and navigate through any potential challenges ahead.  As Aggies, this role is not foreign to us; we welcome the opportunity and will act accordingly. 

Aggies are not passive, we do not conform; Aggies Inspire, Aggies Give, Aggies Lead…AGGIES DO! 

Buncum

With Aggie Pride,

Pam ’81

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