Lauren Pinckney, a junior in the NCCU School of Business, recently received the Clarence J. Jupiter Fellowship in Institutional Advancement Award. The Jupiter Fellowship is given by the Council of Advancement in Support of Education (CASE) and gives recipients hands-on advancement training in one of three areas alumni relations, communications and marketing or philanthropy.
Lauren currently serves as president of the NCCU Pre-Alumni Club and was instrumental in completing the bylaws and constitution for the club. Under her leadership, the Pre-Alumni Club had an extremely successful launch, resulting in nearly 100 members within the first two months. The Pre-Alumni Club received the Outstanding New Student Organization award for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Lauren will continue to assist the Office of Alumni Relations in strengthening the pre-alumni club to ensure that each student is connected and invested in the university.
Please join us in congratulating Lauren on her selection!
News & Special Updates
Are You Ready for Some Basketball?
Come support the men and womens basketball team in their first season as a full member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Lets pack the stands and show our students that we support NCCU Athletics. For other home games, see below:
February 11 – NCCU Eagles vs. South Carolina State 2 p.m. (women) 4 p.m. (men) February 13 – NCCU Eagles vs. Savannah State 5:30 p.m. (women) 7 p.m. (men) March 1 – NCCU Eagles vs. Hampton 5:30 p.m. (women)
Are the Eagles Coming To Your Town?
Have you seen the NCCU Eagles Mens or Womens Basketball Teams in your town? If not, they just might be coming! This basketball season, the teams will be playing nine of their opponents away! Visit nccueaglepride.com to see if they will be near your town. If they are, why not come out and cheer our winning Eagles onto victory! Eagle Pride Amplified.
Host an NCCU Game-Watch Party
From November through March, NCCU alumni and fans are encouraged to cheer like mad, sing at the top of their lungs, and hug people they hardly know.
Athletics is asking alumni around the country to host basketball game-watching parties so all NCCU Eagle alumni and fans can capture the Maroon-and-Gray Spirit!
Its the best way to watch a game short of actually being there. Dont watch our Eagles alone this year; host a viewing party! Or contact your local chapter at nccualumni.org to see if a party is already planned. How do you host? Its really simple! Find a local venue where you can view the game, serves great food and can accommodate your group and Eagle Pride! Make the event dutch treat.
The Eagles take on the Delaware State Hornets on Saturday, Nov. 3, at OKellyRiddick Stadium. Stay tuned for additional information regarding Homecoming 2012. Each year during homecoming, classes celebrating their five-year milestone return to campus to reconnect with classmates and friends. This year we will celebrate classes ending in 2 and 7 (1932, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007). The homecoming headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC 27703, (919) 941-5050. The hotel will begin accepting reservations on Wednesday, Feb. 15. No reservations will be accepted prior to Feb. 15. Stay tuned for additional information.
Come Out and Support our Award-Winning Theatre Department
The award winning NCCU Theatre Department, in its 62nd Production Season, invites you to come and enjoy what we are sure will be an entertaining and enlightening season. The first performance of the spring semester is Black Mama Monologues on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. All performances are held in the University Theater in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building. For more information on tickets and upcoming shows, contact the Theatre Department at 919-530-5170 or 919-530-6242.
Get Fit in the New Year
Campus Recreation now has a $99 charter membership rate for alumni for a complete year. The membership must be paid in advance. This special membership rate is in effect until Feb. 29. After that date, memberships can be purchased at the rate of $12 per month. Memberships can be purchased from Reva Adams-Bell at the Campus Recreation Administrative Office (Walker Complex Room C102), 919-530-5136.
Looking for the Perfect Valentines Day gift?
Treat that special someone to an unforgettable evening. The NCCU Jazz Department, Duke University Jazz Ensemble and the UNC Jazz Ensemble will present a Valentines Day Jazz Concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Reynolds Theater on the campus of Duke University.
The NCCU Jazz Ensemble will perform on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Edwards Music Building Recital Hall on the campus of NCCU.
Come out and enjoy a great jazz concert and talented jazz musicians.
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Black Mama Monologues Friday, Feb. 10 – Sunday, Feb. 19, University Theater, Farrison-Newton Communications Building Check the University calendar for show times
MEAC Tournament | Make Your Hotel Reservations Today The MEAC Tournament will be held March 2-10 in Winston-Salem, N.C., at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. For a detailed MEAC schedule visit meachoops.com. Watch your email for additional tournament updates.
For your convenience NCCU room blocks have been established at the following hotels:
Marriott Winston-Salem | 425 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 Nights Available: Tuesday, March 6 – Saturday, March 10 Rate: $129 (Kings and Doubles) Call: 336-725-3500 or click here to reserve your room online
Sundance Plaza Hotel and Suites | 3050 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27501 Nights Available: Monday, March 5 – Saturday, March 10 Rates: $119 (Kings and Doubles) Rate includes: Complimentary breakfast, welcome reception, transportation to the coliseum upon request Consult hotel for deposit and refund policies. Call: 336-723-2911
MEAC Ticket Information Tickets are now available in the Ticket Office. The tickets are $85 per book for 24 games, including the championship games. Priority purchasing will be as follows:
Eagle Club: January 18 February 1 NCCU Alumni Association: February 2 10 All alumni and Friends: February 11
For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the NCCU Ticket Office at 919-530-5170.
NCCU Alumni Association CHAPTER MEETINGS
Columbia Metro Alumni Chapter Meeting • Friday, Feb. 10 • 6:30 p.m. Location TBD Contact: Lois Hasan, 803-754-6430
Metro DC Chapter Meeting • Saturday, Feb. 11 • 10 a.m. Phyllis Wheatley YWCA-Rose Room, 901 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 Contact: Calvin Kearney, 202-543-9899, email@example.com