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Central Renaissance 


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Greek Life 72 



Student Honors 8^ 

^w»i!!i?i5:^Specia/ Features 138 



Student Life 130 


lit on the Lord:he(>l'i;oodcourai;L'aiidhe will stieriiitlicn ihine heart. Wait on 

the LORD. Psahn 27:14 

The chance to serve as Editor ol the 1 997-98 "Eagle" has been an exciting and 
rewarding learning e.\perience. This opportunity has certainly made me become a 
problem solver, more organized and to manage my time wisely. Generally. I" ve become 
a better student, striving for educational e.xcellence. And as a black woman, whose quest 
i.s to be a complete success in the 21st century, my path is shining bright. 

The committee has created this Yearbook through blood, sweat, tears, and 
many sleepless nights this past \ear. r\e spent the nights, looking blindly at computer 
screens, photographs and articles. 

Now that this experience is near finished. 1 would never change it for anything 
else. It was an experience indeed. Many of you have asked when you saw me around 
campus ""Jamila. are you okay' You look tired, where have you been?" I could only 
answer. "Oh just spending quality time with "Mac" ....(as in Macintosh). Well, now 
w hen I look back, being the editor of the Eagle was one of my most favorite college 
experiences. I am glad it is at an end. Many people contributed to make this Yearbook 
possible, and it is now time to gi\ e them their recognition and thanks. 

First. I give all thanks and praises to the " Lord" you blessed me day by day 
in my journey. I passed the test because you have stood by my side always. The 
following people are the ones who gave me words of encouragement and advice. 
Without them. I do not know where I would be. Your words of wi.sdom kept me above 
the sea of insanity. I could never say enough, how much I personally thank you. ...Ms. 
.Annie Bennett. Mr. Muriel Jordan. Michele Patterson. Chester Allen. Kojo Wilson. 
Shahid Seabrook. Aisha Williams. I thank Dr. Melvin Carver. Dr. Angela Terry, 
Dietrich Morrison forgiving me the opportunity of being Editor of the "Eagle." I hope 
you are pleased with the outcome. We worked hard and diligently to make this 
publication a success. Chief Acha Debela. thank you for entrusting your computers to 
inc. Though I ran into many glitches, you were there to aid me. 

If I were a cloud, the following people would certainly be my siher lining. You 
are the best I Thank you for always keeping me laughing when the world had me stressed 
out! Sekou Gargonnu, Nikki Joyner, lla Wheeler. Sharon Davis. Stewart Johnson. 
Dayan Knox, the "Trini Connection", and the Infamous Art Crew. Love ya! To Ms. 
Sonia Freeman, the world's best roommate. I can't thank you enough. I bet you didn't 
know what you w ere getting into when you roomed with me. You were always there for 
me. I appreciate your dealing with my hectic world. A BIG thank you to all who 
gave me a ride anywhere! You saved me from the DATA bus system! Shahid. Kojo. and 
Ernest Perry, you are the best transit system ever! 

Where would the Eagle be without those beautiful drawings, and photography? 
All of the creative talents of Robert Lawson. Paul Phipps, Alvis Grier. Rebecca 
Robinson, and Dustin Harewood are printed here, Alvis your drawing improve the 
quality of the book, I love you. man! Dustin. I was sure to put you in a color picture, 
nou vour "fans" can see you as a star. 

Thank you. Yearbook Staff and typists. Christina Anglin and Shayla Nunally. 
" you're the best ". Leslie Pittman. you are a great resource person. You bought sunshine 
to the staff! Camisha Mc Al lister and Adinna Bannister, thank you for your efforts. Mv 
Blue and White family, much love! Blue Phi Forever! Ma. pappy, and Jasmine, now I 
can really come home to rest! Students of NCCU. I filled each and every page with your 
Eagle Pride. Our spirit will live on forever in our hearts. May wc continue to soar' 
Peace everyone! 
Jamila Rene' Davenport 


A Central Renaissance 

North Carolina Central University is experiencing a silent renaissance. It's as subtle as the 
activities on campus, but it has gone unnoticed or unnientioned in students" daily conversation. 
During the 1997 academic year, students continue on as usual, bur there is a change. Students still 
wear their pagers, but not as many as in years past. If a girl wanted to keep track of her boyfriend, she 
could page him. but mosl likely she'd call him on her cell phone. This type of technology and many 
other means of communication are the forces behind the Central Renaissance. Quite different from 
the Harlem Renaissance, where there was a renewal of the Arts. Central has put a new perspective on 
the renaissance, where it is a renewal of technology. Now you can experience distance learning, 
located on the third floor of the Shepard Library. 'We are able to share live academic lectures via an 
electronic classroom connection with universities around the country. We can engage in dialog with 
professors and students at the neutral site. This can only be called a Central Renaissance. 

Technology is making great changes in the way we operate al the university. Chancellor 
Julius Chambers has put together a team of great educators on whom the students can depend for 
leadership and counsel. Though campus faculty are experiencing new changes, they are still moving 
on with good "Ole Eagle spirit." 

For the first time in more than ten years, you can see building projects on campus such as the 
new Biomedical-Biotechnology Research Institute, a new School of Education, and a new Childey 
Hall on the hill. While these projects are in progress, there are new renovation projects such as the 
Fine Arts Building, Walker Complex, Famson-Newton Communications Buildmg. w ith many others 
to begin during the summer. It's even rumored that we have acquired the old Hillside High School 
and we are seeking resources to purchase the land on Brant street leading to the school. All of this 
property is being retained for expansion. Build a Central Renaissance. 

The Renaissance still continues on. Ninety percent of the Eagles on campus have an E-mad 
address and the Web pages daily. It is not unusual to hear of a very shy sophomore who found a 
friend" on the Net. They can exchange pictures by scanning personal photos and downloading them 
on the system. Seniors can easily find employment by using the Web. They can find job listings, 
submit their resumes on-line, and wait on a call for a job interview. Our campus's renaissance is 
growing day by day. NCCU is preparing itself for the future, so we can continue to soar as Eagles. A 
Central Renaissance for a better tomorrow. 

She rose from a Rhice bed down 
Around a small town of Sims, N.C. 
Her high pressure winds proved 
It was a hurricane everyone could see. 
She blew through the public schools 
Knocking down grades by grades 
Using cyclonic moves, high wind velocity 
And a stormy vaccum as her aides. Hurricane Nancy brewed rain and winds 
From over the mighty Atlantic, Came through Wilson up Route 64 blew into 
Raleigh without much panic. She made a saint out of Augustine and stormed 
through the buildings there. She upset classrooms with knowledge kept the 
professors pulling hair. When she put it together like most hurricanes usually do 

She came Nancy Rowland into Durham, through NCCU her winds blew. 

Her high pressure typhoon-like mood ripped the Durham City Schools apart. 

She stormed through the safety patrols, cheerleaders, and hit the Softball hard. 

She taught the tough ones lessons and counseled others with depressions. 

She whirled the Durham High family together, her tornado-like actions 

created good relations. Nancy the hurricane upset clubs, churches, with her 

wailing Gospel tune. She blew roof-tops off the NEA. DCAE, DCT and 

handled sorority with a spoon. Nanc\ uprooted teams on the softhall field 

with her hurricane power. She whirled through gyms, parks, stadiums, 

i the money purse by the hour, 
trol a loft and launched membei 
She_wrapped the cheerleaders into a ball and flung afield to set them free. 
lighty gales sent graduates Hooding coU 
nthusiasni, dynamic wmds and hurrican 

•lancy lett a Mpttter, an empty spot in the Durh 

We shall plant around it roses, shrubs, and flowers lined with r/ts 

•1-* «e^V*Jonic wind may not have beeit s^cmg enough at N 

'So she reversed her path and raflrned te see what else she could do. 

Nancy, the hurricane has been^in asset to our entire community. 

Her devotion, excellence, an^ humor have set the tone for Durham's unity. 

We love Ole Nancy Rowland where ever her hurricane may blow. 

We know she will be helping .someone in sunshine, rain, or snow. 

Charlie T. Roach 







Chancellor Julius Chambers 

" I am very proud of the students, the yearbook 
and what each represents. I will assure you that 
as the years go by, you will look back fondly on 
your NCCU experiences and smile." 


North Carolina Central University administrators, 
faculty, and staff traditionally have challenged 
students to exceed beyond their goals. Graduates 
are noted as significant scholars and achievers in 
business, fields of science and medicine, art, 
education, and even sports. 


Dr. Percy Miinay, Professor History 
"GoYernor 's Award for Teaching " 

Carmelitta Spicer, Public Relations 
" Who can I get to print brochures" 

Faculty/Staff Snapshots 


Dr. Patsy Perry. Provost 
'■ ChilUng for retirement" 

Elwood Robinson 
Chair, Psychology 
■ Yes.. . . speechless 

Valerie Prince, Chancellor's Office 
"That's right girlfriend" 

Isabel Chicquor, Associate Professor-Art 
" Can you believe this!" 

Dr. Yulonda Anderson 
Director, Environmental Science 
"/ need some more students" 

Sharon Spencer, Development Offic 
"Do yo wanna hiiv some Black art" 

Julia Aucorn 


Visiting Lecturer, 




Elaine Barbir 

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Office Ais.,^!.,.:: 

School of EducatirK 

Sarah Bell-Luca- 




Academic Advising 

Annie Bennett 

Office Assistant 

Department of A- • 

Jacqueline Brodir 

Admin. Assislniil 

Melvin J. Carver 

Associate ProfessorlCluin 

Department of Art 

Gloria Chambers 


University Honors 


Isabel Chicquor 
Associate Professor 
Department of Art 

Arlene Clift-Pell.iu 


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Faculty & Staff 

William Lewi^ 
llimlor. Piihlii Relation 

Flora McBroom 
Security Guard 
Student Union 

Delia Mckinnon 


Cnminal Justice 

Dietrick Morrison 

Leadership De\elopmeni 

Student Affairs 

Chancellor's Oftu 

Wmnie N'unnally 
Mail Clerk 


Gwendolyn Jiines-Parham 

Assistant Professor 



Beverly Parrish 
Clerk. Student Aid 


Patsy Pern 

Interittm Pro\'<i^' 



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Thumian Jr. Presciitl 
rectnr . Slmlenr Union 

Valene E. Prince 

Office Assistant 

Chancellors Office 

Lilian P Prucli 
Pr,,U-.uir, Muu, 

Bobbie Redditk 

Assistant Professor 


Margariee M Rhodes 

Office Assistant 

Financial Aul 

Sheha Rodgcrs 
ocuitv Professor ^ 

Kaye T. Rodgc 
Office A^'.nlMil. Hisloi 

Brcnda Sexton 

Faculty & Staff 

Shu male 

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Administrative Assistant 
Academic Support 

Temperance Tobe 
Student Sen'ices Assistant 
Scholarships/Student Aid 

Peggy Walson-Alexander 
Dean of Student Learning 
Counseling Center 

Rebecca Winders 
Assistant Profes 
Public Administration 


Why is there so much hate in this world? 
We are all one in the same 
Playing the same game 

Everyone wants to be the best 
Everyone's searchin' for success 

So don't be deaf, don't be dumb. 
Don't be blind 
The only way to find success, 
Is to open your mind 



Tanya A braham 


Donna Alston-Benbow 

Business Management 

Christina Anglin 

< omputer Information 

Willetta Ar-Rahmaan 

Computer Information 

Geene Bailey 


Jacquelyn Bailey 

Social Work 

Keisa Bailey 

Human Science 

Dawn Baker 

History /Education 

Kadeidra Barnes 

Political Science 

Valerie M. Barnes 

Ronnie E. Bass 

Human Science 

Janet Battle 

Kelvin Belle 

Histor\' I 

Shaunna Bonner 

Middle School 

Kimberly Booker 

Business Management 

Janika Boyd 

Criminal Justice 

Kelvin Branch 




Reginald Bledsoe 


Criminal Justice 


Yalonda Blizzard 

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Shatricia Blocker 




Tametka Blount 

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Maundae Brannon 




Hakinta Britt 

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Elementary Education 

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Keva Brooks 

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Elementary Education 


Ajiah Brown 


Health Education 



Kcclaii Brown 

BiisiiiL'ss Adminstration 

Kendra Brown 

Human Science 

Renee Brown 


Sharon Brown 

Political Science/ 

Criminal Justice 

William R. Brvan Jr. 

Jackie Bryant 

B. Cedric Bullock 

Physical Education 

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/rf Ao Burriis 




Tarnisha Bynum 




Charles Caldwell 





Barbara Campbell 



Business Adminstration 



Mona Campbell 






Nayadez Carmichael 

Political Science 

Skyla Carney 


Brigit Carter 



Kellice Chance 


Angela Chapman 


Michael Coleman 

Computer Information 

Monika Crook \ 

Political Science 

Willie Crump 


Roman Culberlson 


Kenya Dalian 

Criminal Justice 

Alesha I.. Daniels 

Psychology. Geography 

rs -rr B m _ 


A rahia Darviishurg 


Jamila Rent' Davciipiirt 

Visual Communications 

Karen Davis 

Elementary Education 

Kartika Dickens 

Elementarv Education 

Latonia Dillahay 

Elementarv Education 

Nikki Dunn 

Business Adminstration 

Yolonda Faison 


Tyrone Galloway 

Visual Communications 

Sekou Gargonnu 

Visual Communications 


Tomeka Galling 



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Moiieka Cause 


Clarissa Gilliam 

Lalaslia Gerald 


Tulaiii Giscombe 


Vikki S. Goings 


Cherreka Goocli 


Deshawna Gooch 


Kim Gordon 


Monica Granby 

Elementray Education 



Bertha Graves 


Pamela Griffin 

Pdlitical Science 

Tamiko Grimes- 


Geanita Hamilton 

Phvsical Education 

Elisabeth Harrell 

Elementary Education 

Hadiya Harrington 

Political Science 

Cornell Harris 

Political Science 

Michelle A. Harris 


Nicole Harris 

Political Science 

Phillita Harris 

[elementary Education 

Andrea Harrison 

CInId Development 

Dcitra Harrison 

Elementary Education 


Natasha C. Hart 

Criminal Justice 

Armando Harve\ 

Toktam Hassanalizadili 

Shunika Hemingway 

Criminal Justice 

Walter Higgs HI 


Antonio Hill 

Computer Information 

Randy Hill 

Criminal Justice 

Latisha Hines 


Terrance Hinson 


Renita Hobbs 

Elementary Education 

Terell Humphrey 


LeKeisha Hurst 

Parks & Recreation 


Malikh Ijill 
Elementar) Educatici 

Anitra Ingram 

Recreation Therapy 

Natasha Jackson 


Jason Jefferi 

Elementarv Educatii 

Natonya Jenkins 


Ronald C. Jenkins Jr. 



Marrio Jeter 

Political Science 

Reginald Johnson Jr. 

Political Science 

Schneqtia Jones 

Computer Information 

Sonya Jones 



Teresa Jones 

Criminal Justice 

Vila Jones 

Human Sciences 

Zakiyyah Jones 


Sataria Joyner 

Political Science 

Citricia Key 


Marlon Kiel 


Joseph King 


Latoya King 

Child Development 

Nicola King 

Middle School 

Kenya Lane 


Yvonne A. Lassiter 


Lakisha Ledford 


Azalea W. Lee 

Lakita Lee 

Child Development 

Trade Lee 

Political Science 

Mandrake Lewis 


Teretha Lewis 

Political Science 

Kimberely L. Lightner 


Wylonda N. Lilly 
Criminal Justice 

Stacy Lindsey 



LaQiiita Lipscomb 


Lafarrell Lloyd 


Shirley Long-Dewitt 


Rhonda Lovelace 


Donna Lucas 

Elementary Education 

Kimberly Lucas 

Computer / Information 

Tamika Mack 

A lexander Major 


Jamila Mannie 

Child Development 

Roderick Marshall 

Aaron Martin 

Health Education 

Jonnetta Maske- 


Helen Matthews 

Chdd Development 

Anilra L. Maxwell 

Business Management 




Necole Maxwell 

Political Science 

Marcellina May 


Eva McCorkle 

Human Science 

leisha McCrea 

Business Manauenicnl 

Brenda L. McCiilloitgli 


Todd McGuire 

Public Administration 

Alicia McKinney 

Elementary' Education 

Chiniqua McMillan 

Criminal Justice 

Jonnie McNeill 

Political Science 

Erica McRae 


Carol Meads 


Nakia Melton 


Marcus Miller 

Criminal Justice 

Bryan P. Mills 

Business Management 

Lekisha Mitchell 

Business Management 

Rachel Mitchell 

Criminal Justice 

Richard Mizelle 


Stacia Moreno 


Oluyemi Moses 

Human Sciences 

Dakechia Moss 



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Tashawn Moss 


Rumbidzai Mudzingwa 

Foods & Nutrition 

Farrah Miirden 

Elementary Education 

Pamela Murphy 


Ann-Marie Nicholson 


Shayla Nunnally 

Political Science 

Ikechukwu Nwabinwe 

Public Administration 
Political Science 

Vgwunna Nwakpuda 


Arintra Oates 


Nancia Odom 


Akiesha Oritz 

Elementary Education 

Shekina Overslreet 


Janice Owsley 


LaSonia Packenham 


Keia Parker 

Political Science 

Larry Patterson 


LaToya Patterson 

Business Administration 

Thelma L. Paylor 


Ashika Payne 




Nicole Pendergras 


A' Sheika Peiiii 

Political ScieiKc 

Tamika Peoples 

Human Science 



Ernest Perry 




Eryl Perry 

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Wakenda Perry 




Julian Pliifer 




Merrill Phifer 


Physical Education/ 




Donna Phillips 

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Kendall Wayne Phillips 


Market inu 


Lesley Pittman 


Public Administration 



Taren Plesingci 

Computer Int'ormation 

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Wendell Polk 


Tamica Powell 

Criminal Jusice 

K^ l^^m 

Tiffany Powell 

Puhlic Administration 


Tanya Price 

Political Science 

Khyshinah Ramadhan 


Chanel Ratliff 

Political Science 

Benicu Kay 



Meyoshi Rayiior 

Ciiiiiinal Justice 

Deitre Reynolds 

Social Work 

Kathy Rhone 


Tarsha Richardson 

Political Science 

Dennis Richardson 

Criminal Jusice 

Jamie Azi Roberts 


Davarlry Robinson 

Criminal Justice 

Deshonta Robinson 


LaShona Robinson 

Health Education 

Marcia Robinson 

Early Childhood 

Rebecca Robinson 


Wendell Rodgers 

Recreation Management 



Daron Satterfield 


Matt Sawyer 

3usiness Administration 

Stephanie Sawyer 

business Adiiiiiiistration 

Trade Sawyer 

Enclish Education 

Lawaiida '/'. Sessoin 


Simoneque Shearlin 


Todd Shuler 

Elementary Education 

Chad Simpson 

Criminal Justice 


Carol Smith 


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Kenesha Smith 



Monica Smith 



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Shavandra Strayhorn 


Marcus Stubblefield 


Casey Sturgess 

Criminal Justice 





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Tracy Stiirgess 

Criminal Justice 

Diana Sullivan 

Pretrenia Sutton 


Robin Swindell 


Ruslind D. Taylor 


Tachann Taylor 


Yolanda Taylor 


Cherie Teal 

Health Education 

Timika Thomas 


Jamal Thompson 

Political Science 

Robyn )'. Thompson 


Herbert Thorton 


Duan Thractt 

Business Manacement 

Natasha Toomer 


.1 nthony Turner 



Pamela Tyson ^^' '---^ 

Tremaine Tyson 

Criminal JusIrc 

Anthony Wade 


Andrew Wall 

Physical Education 

Kendra Walker 

Foods & Nutrition 

Michael Walker 


Barbie Wall 

Health Education 

Michael Wall 

Criminal Justice 

Colette Wallac 


Shawn Wallace 

Criminal Justice 

Shanetta Waller 


Deira Watkiiis 




Marisa Watson 




Tamika Webb 

usiness Administration 



Michelle Welch 

Criminal Justice 




Nicole Welch 

Criminal Justice 

Cindy West 

Criminal Justice 

Morial Whitaker 

Criminal Justice 

Eddie White 

Political Science 
Public Administration 

Natashia Wiley 

Environmental Science 

V. Natahsa Wilkins 


Adeshola Williams 


Daniel Williams 


January Williams 


Jerome Williams 


Lateefah Williams 


LaToya Williams 

Political Science 

Miranda Williams 


Nakia Williams 

Elementary Education 

Nittikki Williams 

Human Sciences 


Temika Williams 


Kristi Williamson 


Shernila Williamson 

Criminal Justice 

A'a/V Willingham 


Tawanda I). Willis 


Lekeisha Wilson 

Child DeveUipmenl 

Seleka Wilson 

Child DevL'kipmenl 

Vincent Wilson 

Business Manaizement 

Billi D. Woodward 


Criminal Justice 


Cheryl Woods 



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Christina Woods 

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LaToya Woodv 




Mary Wright 

Public Admiiiislralion 

Felicia Yarhorough 

Criminal Justice 

Grear Velverton 

Criminal Justice 







^t liaS been an extreme lioiior ana a areal nrii'iieqe 
In rcnreient Hie i Inhieriilti linown lo nS as UJ^eav Kyle 
VCC. \4. 7fhs fU CaJlna CenU lUersiU,. 
1 997-98, ^ tahc tjreaf pricic in sltarinq the bcaiilii of our insliltilion lutlli others and in 
nromotinn our motto, ,^rtitli ana ~J)ert>ice. 

J wiilx to ttianti L.liancetlor C^lianilierS, tlie administration, Jacultu, staff, ana alumni 
for ifour enctlcss SiijJiJort ana iiortts of encouragement . Ulour unauinq (i^aqte -Spirit lias trulti 
inspired me tind iiaS lielpecl me to ciroie into tile person that ^J am toaaii. 

Uo the entire student htidif of the f /ortli i^arolina Central I Inivcrsitii, iiou are the 
heart of our institution. I'i'itliout ijou mij reiein would he meaniniiless, ana J/ trulu aijpreciale 
all that ijou have done to niahe mif tenure here at I ICC LI unfornettaole. lA'e come to 
this School full of dreams and aspirations, ana we leave here with the tools and llie will to 
make our Societtf and ourSeli'eS better, ll'e are the fruit of 2Jjr. James C-. J^hepard S 
dream. rU-et uS aluiaijS lice as ambassadors of our uniuersitu. strivinq for excellence without 

Jo the coronation participants and eoliinteers. tlianh iiou for mahinq it one of the most 
Special events of mq life. C^ueenS. ifou were all So beautiful, and ^J hope that the event 
was as memorable for iiou as it was for me. 

Jo mq familq and Sfjecial friends, qour love and Support have trulu liept me centered. 
IJou have provided me with slrenqtli and wisdom. Ujou have stood behind me in all mu 
endeavors. J will alwaijS be qraleful to qou; J love iiou. 

Jinallq. lo the flliss //L C 1 1 ^~ldvisorq Council, words are not enouqii lo express mu 
appreciation for alt that qou have done for me. J7 sincerelq value uour dedication, hard 
u'orh, and lovinq care. Jlianh qou for beinq mu Sweet quardian anqels. 

Jhanh qou all for this opporlunitq to Serve aS uour tiueen. ff/aq C/od continue to bless 
each individial of the f/CC ll jamilu. 

QierqlX UUs 

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Joy Hiirrc/l 
1st AttoiddJit 
Christopher Taylor, escort 

Shayla Nunnally 

2nd Attendant 

Kenneth Dobhins, escort 

Davida Jemkins 
Ms. Sophomore 
William Wright, escort 

Kie?hi Bdlingslea 
Ms. SoMid Machine 
Carlos C Lyons, escort 

Anitra Barnett 
Ms. Junior 
William Bryan Jr, escort 

JaMonica Thompson 

Miss Treshman 
Allen Gittens, escort 

Dawn Baker 
Ms. Senior 
Wendell Polk, escort 

Shannon S. Bo>iey 
Ms. Bon Vivant 
Davon Harris, escort 

Ni>ia Bullock 
Ms. Student Alumni Assoc. 
Kunle Moses, escort 

Miss NCCU Coronation 1997 

\{'dl\e}ida Perry 
Ms. Sua logy /Social Work 
Kelvin Branch, escort 

Tonid Cutchin 
Ms. Phi Beta Lambada 
Tyree Middleton, escort 

LaShona Robinson 

Bryan Mitchell, escort 

Sharla Evans 
Ms. Health Careers 
Charles I. Evans, escort 

Kendra Smith 
Ms. NCCU Modern Datice 
'■^•■..Bennie Russell, escort 

Para Young 
Ms. C.A. Jones History Club 
Corey Lawrence, escort 

Jonita Dingle 
Miss Tau Beta Sigma 
Stephen Edgertofi, escort 


Starlett Holmes 
; Public Administration 

Maurice McNeil, escort 

errell Humphrey 
Mr. Chidley Hall 
Tsige Loga)i, escort 

Miss NCCU Coronation 1997 



Norlishiii Pruigcon 

Ms. Bayues Hall 

Tobe Stephen, escort 

Tdshhi J(»ies 
Ms. Eagleson Hall 
Kibii'e Owens, escon 

Lazcanda F. Sessonis 
Ms. McLean Hall 
Julian O' Pharrow, escort 

Du)hi demons -^■. 
Ms. Rush Hall 
Pnvik R. D(i;^^ett, escort 


Ms. Lambda Alpha Epsilo)i 

Ainsley Owens, escort 

W'ende Sanders 
Ms. Annie Day Shepard 
A?ithony Ashe, escort 

Cherly Parker 
Booker r. Wa!:hingto)i, 

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Mi. Pre- Professional Health 5r><:. .k' • 
Aiitbitr Jackson, cscoft 

Latonya \\ itliams 
Miss Political Science 
Corey McMann, escort 

Miss NCCU Coronation 1997 

Jamila MlUuul' 
Miss Delta Sigma Theta 
Jojo Star, escort 

Nancia T. Odom 
Mis Qhi Eta Phi 
Akeymme C. Brown, escort 

Core?! Burton 

Miss Kappa Alpha Psi 

John fisher, escort 

Miss NCCU Coronation 1997 


Charts Frunklin 
Miss Kdppa Kappa Psi 
Sheltori Smith, escort 

Miss NCCU Coronation 1997 


Vernell Massey- \\ ebb 
Co -Advisor 

Dazc'n Baker, Miss 

Anita Barrett, Miss Junior 

Davida Jcn/s:ins, Miss SoplxinKin 

L'df^riim Thompson, Miss Treshman 

Dr. Aiigeld Teriy icitb Jolmetta Atkuinni 
Miss NCCU 1996-97 

\\ esley Willuufis, dancer 


This year marked the fiftieth celebration of the 
Founder's Day. which is dedicated to the memory of our 
University's founder, James E. Shepard. 

Chancellor Julius Chambers presided over the 
ceremony. The students, faculty, staff, and the community 
sunounding NCCU welcomed William H. Gray III. the 
speaker for the program. The former U.S. Congressman 
and professor of history and religion reminded us* that 
Founder's Day celebrates our rich history and our ad- 
vancements as an Eagle family. 

Following the initial address, there was an induc- 
tion ceremony for the Golden Eagles Society. The audi- 
ence and administrators watched in awe as thirty-four 
members of NCCU's Class of 1947 stood in front of B.N. 
Duke Auditorium to be inducted into the Society in recog- 
nition of the celebration of their fiftieth class reunion. 

After the general ceremony, pajticipants and 
spectators were asked to join the traditional 
wreath-laying ceremony at the James E. 
Shepard statue. 

Angela Chapman 


Choir Ball 


The Spirit Lives 


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Homecoming activities began with a bang, 
starting with NCCU's Choir Ball. From its beginning, 
the Choir Ball has been a chance for the choir students 
to show the campus that they are familiar with much 
more than Mozart and Beethoven. This year they ;, 
proved that they could imitate the most modem of ♦. 
music artists: Mary J. Blige and Jodeci. \^. 

The Choir Ball's repertoire included a wide .•. 
range of music: "On My Own" from the hit Broadway 
musical "Les Miserables," "Spirit" by the ever-popular 
Sounds of Blackness, "Seven Days'" by Mary J. Blige. 
and a big gospel hit, "Lord Just Be Pleased with Our 

Of course the show included some repeat perfor- 
mances. The traditional "Combread" was sung by the 
choir at the beginning of the show, after the preacher. 
Pastor P. said a few words. And 1996 performer 
Niggarace played the piano and brought along his 
friend. Buckwheat, to mumble through a song. 

Choir Ball 1997-the spirit will live on. 

Angela Chapman 


Show 1997 

The 1997 Homecoming Step Show, 
sponsored by the Pan-Hellenic 
Council, proved to be explosive. 
Held October 23rd, the show 
featured Jasmine James of K-97.5 
as guest host. All six NCCU Greek 
organizations participated in the 
annual step show, showing their 
most fierce "steps." The step teams 
performed in their most stylish 
attire and stepped with perfect 
coordination. The participating 
Greek organizations were Zeta Phi 
Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi 
Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa 
Alpha Psi, and Alpha Phi Alpha. 
These organizations stepped for 
unity, peace, and sisterly and 
brotherly love for everyone. 



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Jay-Z's friend 

Concert . . . 

The 1997 Homecoming concert, sponsored 
by the Student Government Association, will 
not be soon forgotten. Although plagued 
with controversies that lasted throughout the 
Homecoming week, it was a show that 
entertained all who attended. FormerCentral 
Eagles Allen Payne and Wink Moody, both 
DJ's of K97.5, kept the energized crowd 
happy through the musical acts. The concert 
covered all varieties of Hip Hop from the 
local talents of our own Boostie and Starting 
Line, to true favorites such as Go-Go band 
Backyard and New York's finest Jay-Z. to 
the risque acts of Lil" Kim and Luke. All the 
performances were filled with an energy 
that kept the crowd moving. Even the surprise 
artists rappers Arkineli and Junior Mafia had 
the crowd on its feet constantly. This concert 
seem to lift the dark cloud of last 
Homecoming concerts and set a new path 
for future Homecoming shows. 

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Lil C's Partner 

Preston doing his tliang . 

The One 
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North Carolina Central University's athletic programs have enjoyed 
regional and national recognition for years. Eight men's and 
women's teams participate in National Collegiate Athletic 
Association (NCAA) and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
(CIAA) competitions at the Division II level. 

Men's intercollegiate teams include football, basketball, indoor 
and outdoor track, tennis and cross country. Women's 
intercollegiate teams include basketball, volleyball, indoor and 
outdoor track. Softball and cross country. 

Crystal Cosby, pictured below was named most f\/lost Valuable 
Player in the annual RPM Nissan Eagle Classic. The Lady Eagles 
won the Classic championship title. At the close of the 1 997-'98 
sports seasons a record number of 41 student athletes received 
membership in the NCCU Academic Support Center's "3-Pointers 
Club" by earning a 3.00GPA. 

1997 - 98 


The Eagle football team, coached by Larry Little, came into the '97 
season with hopes of winning a CI AA ring. But because of inexperience and the 
loss of key players, the Eagles' hopes were shattered as they finished their season 
4-7 overall (4-.^ inCIAA). 

Although the season had its disappointments, some Eagles were honored 
with all-conference and all-region honors. Three seniors made the All-CIAA 
First Team. They are defensive back Adrian Jones ( in punt returns), linebacker 
Ken Hill ( with 97 tackles and four sacks) and punter and defensive back Trei 
Oliver who made the All-CIAA First Team (in punting) and the All-CIAA 
Second Team (for defense). 

The Eagles will lose key players on both offense and defensebut players 
1.^ newplayers will Join the 9S- "99 season. These men are expected to contribute 
heavily on the Eagle offense team. 


Group pictured on the left, standing (L to R) Liza 
Dillard (manager). Gordon Tucker. Jason Armstrong. 
Jimmy Boston. Yohance Si<inner. Jason Smith. Dekendric 
Perry, Bobby Wheeler. Charles Blue. Tapona Champion. 
Phillip Stribling (manager). 

Sitting (L to R) William Washington. Jomo Lyies-Belton. 
Keynon Lake. Michael Hadley. Marqus Johnson. Adrian 
McCrae. A.G. HalL 


Men's Basketball 

The men's basketball team started its 
season with only two starters returning from 
last season. Led by head coach Gregory 
Jackson, the team had a slow start but took the 
challenge and proved its ability. 

Paced by senior guard Michael Hadley 
and freshman center Jimmy Boston, the Eagles 
marched their way to an 18-8 season record. 

The Eagles also received key help from 
senior Mike White, sophomore forward 
Warren Bell, sophomore guard Marqus 
Johnson, junior guard Jomo Lyles-Belton and 
freshman guard Gordon Tucker. Hadley led in 
scoring this season, averaging 17 points a 

Boston was named the ClAA Rookie 
of the Year, averaged 12.1 points and 9.8 
rebounds a game. Senior guards Hadley, 
White, A.G. Hall and Adrian McCrae will not 
return next season. The Eagles will also be 
without senior forward/center Bobby 

Jeiuni Muitm't 

Coach Jackson's impressive stand . ... "fcllaw.s 
he patient and wait for the best shot." 

Top Row (L to R) Danica Edwards (manager). 
Williba Brogdon. La-Tisha Martin. Fatima Bati. Danya 
Nelson. Alexis Cole. Earleen Lipsey. Crystal Cosby. 
Tallia Cunningham. 

Bottom Row (L to R) Carmen Griffin. Dawnell 
Stevenson. ArdrinaPorter.Simoneque 
Shearin.Chenna Barnes. Katina Turner. Hallina 

1997 - 1998 

Lady Eagles 

The women's basketball team was 
marked by adversity. The team was able to 
capture the RPM Nissan Championship by 
defeating Morris College. With the loss of 
their favorite and most supportive fan. Ms. 
Nancy Rowland, the Lady Eagles dedicated 
their season to her. 

The Lady Eagles, coached by Joli 
Robinson, established three principles: 
discipline, desire and respect. These 
principles set the tone for the players' 
character on and off the basketball court. 

The Eagles improved their '97-98 
conference record by defeating Virginia 
State. St. Augustine College. St. Paul and 
Johnson C. Smith Universities. The Lady 
Eagles showed much charisma and maturity 
during these games. 

Not only did they work hard on the 
court, but off the court they were involved 
in several community projects such as 
American Heart Walk, Vivan Chambers 
Walk-a-thon and Centerfest. La-Tisha 
Martin led the Eagles and the conference 
with a 79 percent scoring average. She had 
a 9.6 per game scoring average along with 
Cherina Barnes' 9.1 per game average. 

The Lady Eagles finished with a 4- 
12 conference and 8-19 overall game 
record. The Ladies are winners on the 
court and off the court. 


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Varsity cheerleading at NCCU is a sport that requires physical 
ability and strength. Young ladies must show off their Eagle pride, 
be supportive at all times and keep a positive attitude throughout the 

When the halftime buzzer sounds, cheerleaders go into an 
accelerated mode. They act out the Eagle Funk, pride, and spirit, in 
an enthusiastic rhythm that drives the spectators to their feet. 

LuAnn E. Harhs, director, often insists that the cheering 
squad give 100 percent at every game. The squad works together 
and not as individuals. They are the hardest working women in the 

Aaions speak loiuicr than wonts. . . Junior Varsity ladies gettinfi the joh dime 


At North Carolina Central University the Sound Machine Band 
challenges students to be committed to producing music and rhythm that 
incite the Eagle spirit. The rhythmic beat ot the band can be heard and telt 
pulsating throughout the stadium as band members come alive on the field. 
Robyn Reaves, the band director, proudly display her wand as she motions 
for student members to be at their best when making beautiful music. 

The high stepping drum majors, majorettes and flag girls marching to 
the beat of the band is a show to behold. The crowd cheers with excitement 
as the Sound Machine goes to center field. The band march and play with 

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1 he power of the Lady Eagles who play 
Softball took the team to a 14-2 conference record, 
including a 22-14 overall mark. The team earned 
their first CIAA Southern Division championship 
title for the 1997 regular season. 

First baseman Tia Watlington, shortstop 
Michelle Harrison, second baseman Lynn Williams 
and pitcher Marvel Wall ail earned positions on the 
1997 All-CIAA Second Team. Freshman catcher 
Stephanie Spindler was selected to the 1997 CIAA 
All-Rookie Team. Watlington of Winston-Salem. 
NC: Harrison of Salem, VA; and Wall of Mount 
Holly. NJ. were also named to the 1997 CIAA 
Softball All-Toumament Team for their outstanding 
play during the conference championship. 

In addition, the lady Eagles swept Virginia 
State in the best-of-three playoffs, 1 1-2 and 10-1, to 
win the 1998 CIAA Softball Championship. The 
team was led by Coach Ingrid Wicker and assistant 
coach J.D. Hall. 

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LaTisha Maitin.Reiui 
Annwood. Stcphannic 
Spindler. Lisa Hitks. 
Latisha McEachcrn. 
Lynn Williams. 
Michele Harrismi. liiuI 
Int^rid Wicker as licaJ 
coach. Kneelinii arc 
Hallina Humphries. 
Yolanda McDonell. 
Sylvia Lalson. Liikisha 
Austin. Teneesha 
Hynian Rebecca 
Freeman, also 
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piicher Lisa Hicks, 
calcher Stephanie 
Spindler and short 
stop Michelle 

1. he bowling team compete 
in at least four major tournaments 
each year. On the road they go up 
against such universities as Florida 
State. University of Florida. Cienison 
University. Georgia Tech, Indiana 
State, Saganaw Valley, Morehead 
State, Virginia Tech, and N.C. A&T 
State University. 

The bowling teams, 
sponsored by the Alfonso Elder 
Student Union are open to 
undergraduate and graduate students. 

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The men's tennis team was magnificent, 
winning the 1998 CIAA Men's Tennis 
( onference championship. 

The tennis team rose from humble 
beginnings with second-year head coach David 
Nass. Nass arrived in 1997 and in 1998, due to 
a successful year was selected the CIAA Tennis 
(iiach of the Year . 

Celebrating its inaugural season at 
NCCU in 1997. the women'stennisprogram 
lad 18 players on its varsity roster in 1997. 
riiey were credited by Nass as the unofficial 
tennis conference champions because they 
v\ ere undefeated against CIAA oponents. 

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Track Results 

The Lady Eagles were powered by the MVP performance of 
senior Nzinga Poteat at the CIAA Indoor Track Championship in 
Richmond, Virginia. They finished third in the league competition, 
and Ms. Poteat won first place in the women's 4x400-meter relay. 
The relay sqmid , consisting of freshmen Cheron Clark, Erika Moses, 
sophomore Latisha Johnson and N. Poteat gained All-Conference 
honors by placing first with a time of 4:11.7. 

The men is team finished fifth in the CIAA Championships 
with the aid of senior Reginald Bledsoe. He finished second in the 
men's high jump with a 6'2" jump. 

ElishaMarshalKpictured left ) was named "Most Outstanding 
Track Athlete" at the 1998 CIAA Outdoor Track and Field 
Championships. She ran for two conference individual titles. 

Pictured above (L to R) Floyd Ingalls, Jemel Balkman, Alben Newkirk and Tavius 
Walker. These men were CIAA 4x100 Relay Champs in outdoor track. 




Led by coach Ingrid Wicker, the Lady Eagles volleyball 
team finished third place in the CIAA Western Division. They 
finished with a 6-4 divisional record and a 12-4 conference 
record. After opening the championship weekend with a 3-0 
blanking of Bowie State, NCCU was defeated by Saint Augustine 
College, the No. 1 seed in the Western Division, in what one 
onlooker tagged as the "match of the year" in the CIAA. 

The conclusion of the season also marked the end of the 
outstanding playing careers of seniors Heather Witherspoon and 
Vivian White. These co-captains earned reputations as tremendous 
skill players and valuable team leaders throughout their four 



Pictured ( standing L to R) 
HeadCoacti Ingrid Wicl<er. Tom 
Douglas. Heather Witherspoon. 
Ten Rhodes. Davita Watson. 
Zarrah Forbes, Lukeeshia 
Austin. Rena Armwood. 

Front row (L to R)are : Marcia 
Williams. Davida Jenkins. 
Vivian White. Felicia Harris, and 
Maggie Schlenka the Team's 
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Alpha Kappa Apha Sorority, Inc. 

Alpha Chi Chapter 



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ImiIIoiii rii^litpluitoiL to R): 
LdTdxci Woolly. Sliuinl 
JutLson. Tiinicka WurJ, 
Donna Phillips, Joy 
Kennedy, Wende Sanders, 
Tiffani Williains, Cliiara 
Cottcn, Elecia Ridley, 
Yulonda Taylor, Kenesha 
.Smith and Cheryl Parker. 

Sisterhood, leadership, and service are all words 
applicable to Alpha Kappa . Founded on the campus 
of Howard University, 1908, the sorority seeks to 
promote scholarship, unity, friendship, humanitarian 
and charitable endeavors. The ladies of Alpha Kappa 
perform community service nationally and abroad. 

Locally, the Alpha Chi chapter volunteers at 
Edgemont Community Center. Sisters tutor children, 
act as mentors and sponsor trips to local cultural 
events. Alpha Chi supports the NAACP, the Red 
Cross, and the Volunteer Center of Durham through 
the Great Human Race. Ongoing projects includ both 
the Akissi Loba discussion senes. Ivy AKAdemy and 
fund-raisers for local charitable organizations. In 
1997, Alpha Chi was named Chapter of the Year for 
the southeast region. 


Alpha Phi Alpha 

Fraternity, Inc. 

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity 
established for African American college students, was organized at 
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. This fraternity began a 
movement to establish a strong tradition among families and friends 
by promoting the principles of good character, scholarship and 


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority 


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded in 1920 at Howard 
University by five coeds. The sorority was organized from a 
coalition of traditional African American women on the precepts 
of scholarship, service, sisterhood and the finer womanhood. 

The sorority 
was the first to 
charter a chapter in 
Africa to form adult 
and youth auxilary 
groups, and to be 
bound to a brother 
group, Phi Beta 
Sigma Fraternity. 



Phi Beta Sigma 

Fraternity, Inc. 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at 
Howard University in 1914. The organization's three noble 
founders sought to create a brotherhood that emphasizes 
"the inclusive we" rather than "the exclusive we." 

Brotherhood, scholarship and service are the 
phnciples which all members believe. The national focus of 
the fraternity is bigger and better business, social action and 

Kappa Alpha Psi 

Fraternity, Inc. 

Founded by ten men at Indiana University to 
fight social ostracism, Kappa Alpha Psi unites 
college men of culture, patriotism and honor in 
a bond of fraternity. The fraternity sponsors the 
National Guide Right program, which provides 
role models and mentors for at-risk youth. 






Founded at Howard University, Omega Psi Phi was the first 
Greek-lettered social fraternity on a black campus. Omega Psi 
Phi paved the way for the establishment of Black fraternities and 
sororities. The purpose of the fraternity is to bring together college 
men with quality ideals and ambitions; to occupy a constructive 
place in the political life of the community and nation; to foster 
humanity, freedom and individual dignity; and to work toward 
social and economic improvement. 


TAU PSI Chapter 

North Carolina Central University 

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Founded at Bulter University in Indianapolis by seven young women, Sigma Gamma Rho 
has evolved into an international organization of women in many dilYerent professions who 
are committed to public service, economic development and education. The sorority 
supports such national programs as Habitat for Humanity, Wee Savers, and Program for 
Africa. The sorority's motto is "Greater Service. Greater Progress." Pictured above is 
Carlene Nijah McCreary, a faithful Sigma. 



North Carolina Central University offers a variety of organizations in which a student can become 
involved. Whether one wants to be apart of the Campus Echo, Sound Machine Band, NAACP, or the 
Art Club, NCCU has an organization to fit any personality. 

These groups give back to the University and the Durham community. Some organizations adopt 
a street to help keep it clean, others volunteer to help the elderly, and others tutor children. On campus 
students help in departmental offices, run emmds for faculty, act as lab monitors, and perform many 
other services. Getting involved in an organization not only expresses Eagle Pride but prepares students 
for their flight into the future. 

The Editor 

Below: George Wall passes out iitforntalion on campus activity. 

Campus Echo 

Front row (Llo R): Doug Johnson, Joe Wright, and Lateetah Williams. Second row (I to R): Danny Hooley. Nneka Hall, 
Bria Culp. Dawn Bowling-Wallace. Ciaysha Kelly and Shelvia Dancy. Members not pictured are Paul Phipps and John 

Fashion Incorporated 

Fashion Incorportetl is a prolcssional stutlent organization comprised of Textile and Apparel majors in the Department 
ol Human .Sciences. Members pictured (/. la R): Lakisha M. Belton, Ericka M. Raspberry, Christel S. Cooper, and 
Ronnie E. Bass. 

Alfonzo Elder Student Union Activity Board 

Pictured on the back row (L to R): Lesley Pitman. Letitia Melvin. Tomeka Ruffin. Joy Kennedy and Kibwe Miidiwa. Front 
row (L to R): Muriel Jordan. Sataria Joyner. Michael Robinson. Cheryl Parker and Constance Roberson. 

Women's Student Organization 

The Women's Student Organization (WSO) provides resources and services related to women's issues on campus and in the community. 
The WSO serves as a voice and advocate by administering programming geared toward personal and leadership development Seated 
(L to R) are; Cherie Blanchard. Talika Brown, Shonita Alford. Kiesha Burnette. Shiresse Morgan. Chiniqua McMillan. Sederis Jeter and 
Nadia Baldwin. Standing [LloR): Courtney DeRiggs. Midrianne Halten, Stacie Duke. Minnjaun Flournoy. Precious Williams, Allison 
Driver. Stephanie Black. Stacia L. Jackson and Cay'me Washington. Advisor. 


Community Service Programming Staff 

Member pictured {L Id R): Anthony Key. bus driver; David Williams. Service Learning Coordinator, 

Kimberly Goldston. Administrative Assistant; Terri Godwin, Project Coordinator; Carla Alston, 
Student Placement Coordiantor, Dr. Beverly Jones. Director, and Rosa Anderson. Assistant Director. 


Members pictured front row (L to R): Kymberly 

Bailey, AmeriCorps student; Tasha Toy, 

graduate assistant. Back Row (L to Ry. Todd 

Irvine, graduate assistant, and Walter Higgs, 

AmeriCorps student. 

Criminal Justice Club 

The Criminal Justice Club is active in community service for juvenile intervention. The Club members bring in 
professional speakers, supply food to needy families and hold fund raisings. 

E. E. Just Biology Club 

The Ernest E. Just Biology Club promotes academic excellence, creates an awareness of opportunities 
in biology, and enhances the involvement of students in the field of biology. Members of the club aspire to the example set 

bv the eminent .scientist. Ernest E. Just. 

Annual Honors 

Elaine R. Jones (top left photo), the first African American elected to the American Bar Association 
Board of Governors, was guest speaker at NCCU's 49th Annual Honors Convocation. In April many 
of North Carolina Central University students {right photo) were honored. 

Governor's Award for 

Excellence in 


Percy E. Murray (small phtito at 
the bottom) strives to help his students 
develop " an understanding of the past and 
an appreciation of the present," to broaden 
their cultural outlook and to formulate a 
constructivephilosophy of history and life. 
Murray, known as an outstanding history 
professor, received the Board of Governors 
Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Molly Broad. in the far right photo, 
who recently assumetl the position of 
President of the University of North 
Carolina, attended the event, and is pictured 
with trustee Lavonia Allison ( left). 

Central's Finest 

Vincent Gibson, Jr. (top right) may be the "little man on campus." but he is definitely 
one of Central's finest. This 14 year-old junior carries the weight of many men. Vincent has a 
double major in Biology and Math. He aspires to become an emergency room physician. 
Aside form his busy class schedule, he teaches algebra I and geometry to high school students 
after school at Mt. Zion Church. 

Vincent loves NCCU because of the warm family atmosphere. "Everybody knows 
everybody," he says. Like most students, he enjoys the one-on-one relationships of students 
and teachers offered at Central. Vincent enjoys his academic life, but he also likes to be a 
kid — he enjoys skating, talking on the phone and chillin' at the mall. 

Vincent was featured in the November 1997 issue of Essence magazine. Asked how he 
is handling all the fame and attention, he replied, "I don't let it go to my head... I'm the same 
as before." Words of a genius, spoken like a true Eagle! 

Camesha McAllister 

Graduating Seniors Win 
Fellowships or Scholarships 
for Graduate School 

Shayla Nunnally 

A junior political science major, a Honor Roll and Dean"s List student 
Shayla was awarded the Violet E. Wurfel Scholarship. The $5,00( 
annual scholarship, given to majors in government or political science 
was donated by Walter and David Wurfel in memory of their late 
mother, a former chair of the Political Science Department. 

Christie Stancil 

An English major and winner of the 1997 Chancellor's Award 
Christie received a full scholarship to the UNC-Chapel Hill Lav 
School but decided to enroll at the Yale University Law School. 

Kevin Hale 

A graduate student in history, Kevin received a Fulbright award t( 
support his research during the 1 997-98 academic year in Ghana, Wes 

Shana Walker 

Shana was a summa cum laude graduate and a state Teaching Fellow 
She was also the recipient o\' the Sears Director's Cup Postgraduat( 
Scholarship Award. One of 1 6 so honored in the country, she was th( 
only North Carolinian to win the prestigious award and was NCCU' 
first winner. 

NCCU's Distinguished Faculty 

''The faculty has generously shouldered the responsibility 
for maintaining a superior academic program in spite of 
the challenges of austerity. " 

Desretta McAllister Harper 

Dr. Harper, professor of Library and Information Sciences, directs the 
Institutional Self-Study for accreditation by the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools. Dr. Harper also has been invited to write an article 
about Annette L. Phinazee for the 25th commemorative issue of Catal())>iiii; 
and Classification Quarterly. 

Beverly Washington Jones 

Dr. Jones, Professor of History anddirector of the University College ,was 
invited by retired general Colin Powell to be a delegate to the President's 
Summit for America's Future in Philadelphia in April 1997. Dr. Jones, 
who is also a member of the Durham Board of Education, was among 10 
delegates from the Triangle area. 

Courtney S. Ferguson 

Dr.. Ferguson, associate professor in the School of Business, received the 
University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award (BOG) for 
Teaching Excellence. She has been a member of the NCCU faculty since 
1973. Dr. Ferguson teaches courses in Computer and Information 
Systems. BOG is awarded annually to a tenured member of the teaching 
faculty at each of the 16 campuses in the University of North Carolina 

Jazz Band Goes to Washington 

The Ja/z Enscnihlc and Vocal Ja// Ensemble perform for the National Press Reception hosted by President and 
Mrs. Clinton. On a second visit, they performed for the While House Christmas 

Jimmy Heath, 



Jimmy Heath pictured on the 
right with Dr. Marva Cooper (left), 
chair for the Music Department 
was on campus for a ja// 
consortium sponsored by the 
.Southern Arts Federation and the 
Music Department. Heath was the 
guest instructor for a master ja// 
class for undergraduate stuilents. 
The event was highlighted as the 
second annual Grady Tate Ja// 

Freshmen Art Majors 

Art Club Travel 

To New York 

Once a year Art students travel to New 
York to visit major museums and 
experience art not available locally. 

New York Trip Itinerary 
April 3-5. 1998 
Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Highlight Tour 

Student assignment 
Chisolm-Mingo Group Inc. 

Tour of the African-American owned 

ad agency. 

Meeting with C.E.O., creative designer 

and illustrator 
Museum of Modern Art 

Permanent collection tour 

Special exhibitions for selective viewing; Chuck Close 

Fernand Leger, and /or Alvar Aalto 
Studio Museum of Harlem 

Norman Lewis retrospective exhibition 
Essie Green Galleries 

Talk and gallery tour by 

Sherman Edmiston, gallery co- 
founder. Topic: The Harlem 

Renaissance masters and later 

African-American artists works 

featured at the gallery 
Robert Blackburn's Printmaking 

Talk by Robert Blackburn and tour of the 


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if tomorrow's forever, 
when will it be? 

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Jennifer Thompson 
Kimberly Thompson 

Slidwn Tdimier 
Mieliellc Tucker 
Adrienne Warren 
Marion While 

Thomas Wilkins 
Marcia J. Williams 
Melissa Williams 
Tiffany Williams 

Shay Wingale 

it ain't my business 
but the men on this 
campus have 
it going on!'' 





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Knowledge is Power, 
and power is the Key 
to unlock the door to 

-La Tonia D. Williams 



Shonha Alford 

Temika Allen 

Angela Alston 

Kamela Alston 

Phcm Alston 

Tawunna Amos 

Chassem Anderson 

Sharifa Anderson 

Torica Applewhite ' 
Pushuan Armond 
Rena Armood 
Teyoiuhi Budi^er 

Kcishii Bailcx 

Kymherly Bailc\ 

Anficl Banks 

Adonna Bannister 

Andrea Barton 

Thomasena Berkley 

Gayla Bivcns 

TanKela BUii k»ell 


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LaUiiiya Bowniuii 
Bniihh fiousir 
Rci:iiia Bimvn 

Talika Brown 
Waller Brown 
Malika Bryan! 
Edward Buck 

Veronica Burgess 
Alan Caesar 
Carnui Richardson 
Saran Carrin:,;tiin 

Danielle Carter 
Laloya Check 
Emma Colvin 
Tiffany Cooper 

■Mnnede Cope land 
Bi andi Crenshaw 
Lai la Crummy 
\akrie Cnachfield 


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Spencer Dargaii 
Deal ill Dcivis-Ynimi;i 

Floyd Dean 
Esosa Dickey 

Liza Dillanl 
Rohin Doakes 

Frank Dogget, I\ 

Sracie Diikc\ 

Lawrence Durham 

Natasha EdnionJsnn 

Takisha Edwards 

Kendra Ellis 

James Ellison. Jr. 

Kimhcrh Evans 

Preference Evans 

Charlene F tower \ 

Natasha Fliivd 

Michcic Ganett 


Aiian Gibson 
Ursula Ciidfrey 
Karliti Graham 
Accdali Hainultillah 

Kwanic Haimihal 
Damclle Harem khI 
Amanda Hargrayc 
Kiitlierine Harris 

Keislia Harrison 
Tamika M. Harrison 
JoccIyii Hauscr 
Dunila Horloii 

Janae Hudson 

Moni/<l<a Hudson 
liionzwMi Hunt 
Siivcii Ingram 

Adrian Jackson 
Ehony Jackson 
Tyslia Jacolis 
linda Jenkins 


Daviila Jenkins 

Tinisha Jenkins 

'Eagle Love' 

tLi^. picniic) 

Aniuncla Julinsan 

Jeffrey Join, son 

Latislia Joluisun 

MarL/uita Jiilinsnn 

Lanujim Jolnisun. I\ 

Am (in Junes 

Marei Junes 

Slmkriwuli Junes 

Tiimikii June 

Jul June 

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I islni Jinie 




Ga\.sha Kcllcy 
Kwumc Kiiii; 
Angela Knight 
Kawona Knighl 

.liincnihin Laccncll 
D\vay)\c L. Leach 
Isaac Lcc III 
Daniel Lewis 

\ -ini;ii Lewis 
Shannta Lyies 
Canu sha McAllister 
Nu ki McCall 

Ronald McDaniel 
Diiraii! McLathein 
Tirea McMillan 
Shanitra McNealy 

Elaine McSueen 
Rhodes Melissa 
Toya .L Mitchell 
Tijr Moore 


Angela Morrow 

Jnsnna Nathaniel 

Tywanda Neal 

Regina Neshiti 

Caiulicc Nt'why 

Delviua Nicholson 

Anica O'Neil 

Monica Parker 

Tonya Peebles 

Adrienne Petham 

Moniqiic Pcrrx 

Candacc Pcin 

CaSandra Pillinaii 

Taj Polack 

Niirlisha Pridi;eoii 

Michael Raeford 

Erica Raspberry 

Cardise Reed 

Nakisha Rhyme 

LiiKisha Richardson 




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Shamekia Richanlsi 
Torrey Richardson 
Leah E. Ruhinson 
Bvidi^cl Rogers 






Man/lies Rogers 
Cheuita Roniitree 
Keisha R oyster 
Robert Rusher 

Maurice Sanders 
Danae Scarborough 
Tasher Sliarp 
Sanaa Sharriejf 

Eric Shell 
Conlekee Short 
Precious Sibley 
Chaiuira Sledge 


Kristien Smith 

Shalaiida Smith 

Takisha Stokc'' 

Siacev Stricklaihi 

Kuiiiilali W'asliiiif^ldii 

Kennisha Waters 

Shan-Tika Watkins 

Davita Watson 

TysDii Watson 

Sliaiicnc W'chh 

Toriun Wehsi m 

Marvel Ui Wilkes 


Tnicy Williiiitis 
Jdctinc W'illuiiiis 
.Idscph Wiif^lit 
Nxkolc \V\all 

^"This girl can 
move . . . 
Eagle Pride" 

Nearly a century after North Carolina 
Central University's founding, students 
continue the academic process of 
preparing themselves to succeed in 
and lead the society they will inherit. 

As noted in the NCCU 1 996-97 annual 
report, of the 1 6 constituent institutions 
in the University of North Carolina 
system, NCCU had the highest 
percentage of 1991-92 graduates 
continuing their education. This 
University was among the top five 
historically Black universities in the 
country in the number of graduates 
who earned the Ph.D. 

The Lyceum Series 

The Lyceum Series is a cultural 
arts series which seeks to provide and 
promote an environment that exposes 
students to the nation's foremost perform- 
ing artists and speakers. During the aca- 
demic year NCCU's Lyceum Series 
presented nationally-known lecturers 
such as Hazel O'Leary secretaiy of En- 
ergy and Susan Taylor Editor-in-chief of 
Essence magazine. We witnessed the 
outstanding artistic talent of Barbara 
Conrad Mezzo soprano, Alvin Alley 
Repertory Dance Ensemble and Durham's 
own Symphony Lollipops. There were 
other stars who visited our campus as a 
part of the University's educational and 
cultural enrichment programs. 

The Lyceum cultural enrichment 
program serves as an extension of the 
academic courses and also provides 
service to the community. In addition to 
formal concerts, a masterclass, workshop, 
or residency are presented for students 
and the Durham community, providing 
informal experiences with some of the 
best artists in their fields. 

Alvin Ailey Repertory Dance Ensemble 

Susan Taylor 

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Kenneth Rogers, Director 

he Art Museum houses 
some the finest Africans- 
American visual art the 
United States. It is 
located across from 
the Art Department 
and is parallel with 
the Department of 
Music which allows for 
creative exchanges be- 
tween students and 
professors. The Museum 
is consider the front door 
to the campus. In this 
respect, it hosted 
exhibits during the 
97-98 year of 
noted artists such 
as Juan Logan, 
Jacob Lawrence 
and the New 
Horizon Show, 
the annual student 

Students visit the Museum on a 
daily bases, analyzing art for 
research in such course as 
CFAS 1410 and 1420. These 
courses challenge the student to 
learn about the artist, his 
method and style, and 
experience quality 

Eagle Country 

by Dustin Hare wood 

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ShuviiiiiiL' Aikfii 

Shuiina Alexuiulci 

Quavis Applhvhiltc 

Lakeeshia Ait.sliii 

Erica Best 

Sonia Bishop 

Courtney Bland 

Cr\stal Bohlvti 

Sean Bootliimin 

Maisha Briscoe 

Steven Brooker 

Angela Bruwn 

Sean Burns 
da Caesar 
Clrrisloplier C Itapiuan 
Carlton Churn 


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Casey Corey 

Jaime Cornelius 
Tersha Cox 
Yorthsush Crawford 
Fred Creech 

Karen Creed 
Thomas Crosby Jr. 
Slianda Cummings 
Nicliolaiis Cunningham 

Jomonica Davis 
Ezekiel Dixon-Roman 
Kenneth Dobbins 
Niesha Douglas 


Shaneka Douglas 


Kalherine Dunn 


David Diiiidii 

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Ebony East 

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Kana Edmunds 



Veronica Edwards 



Tahalla Elliott 



Kevin Epi'^ 


Kaiiiilah Esanders 

Brand! Etheridi^e 

Kimherly Evans 

Sha'ri Evans 


Leonard Flake 
Zarah Forbes 
Yitiiiika Forney 
Charis Franklin 

.lade Fuller 
Toye Galloway 
Frika Garrelt 
Tai Glover 

\mhah Graham 
Slianeee/nah Graham 
Ti I ranee Gray 
Marquisha Green 

DeSlwlia Hall 
Linda Hall 
Palrieee Har^rore 
Tina Harris 

Chrislal Hayes 
Manika Heilig 
Ashonya Herndon 



Natausha Hicks 
LaQidnta Hint's 
Shamika Howell 
Shawna Hudson 

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Kwana Ini'iuni 

Tania In^iani 

Hassanah Iroe^bo 

Melody Isler 

Niama Jackson 

Eiigeniu Jennings 

Shauna Jiggetts 

Jacazza Jones 

Niki Jones 

Tonya Jones 

Latoshia Judd 

Jackie Johnson 

Joey Johnson 

T(n]ey Johnson 

Gici!oi\ Jones 













Danita King 
Dayan Knox 
Loumecia Koonce 
Lamont Lilly 

Timonthy Leeper 
Mark Lennon 
Alise Leslie 
Lamont Lilly 

Kimherly Logan 
Karla Mark 
Kimberly Maske 
Tanesha McAulex 

Lisa McKmley 
Maia McNair 

Art students visiting 
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Soma Melviii 

"Cluwning around" 
tlaii^e plmlo) 

SU'phanie Morgan 

Kaitee Morrow 

Ayannah Muhammad 

Shafeqah Muhammad 


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DeSlumn Nelsan 
ToiH'ka Oliver 
Kcllic Onciiz 
Mi-lvui Opuiu 

Wilhum Palmer, II 

Kimberly Parker 

Jimmy Parker 

Chartie Parnsh 



Tenisha Patillo 
Jeneene Patterson 
Nikia Payne 
Mia Peace 

I iiiiolhy Peterkin 
Icini Petree 
Iricia Pierre 
lamiko Pierson 

Aaron Pope 
Chrystal Purefoy 
Patra Rascoe 
feri Rhodes 

Samuel Rhue, Jr 
Bridgettc Rice 
Shana Richard 
Fiftaney Robinson 

Tracy Robinson 
Tamara Romany 
Christina Rouse 
Brandon Scotl 


Sluiiitfc Silver 

Germeie Simmons 

Nyaslia Skerrelte 

Allana Smith 

Velvet Smith 

LeStancia Speight 

Dauitva Squire 

Slierika Stalnii 

Mi( licic Thnimis 

.liiiiiniin ii Thiniipsii/i 

Alton Tyre 

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Willemina \enlic 

Preiioiis \'i/ies 
Suiiiiiier Walkei- 
S»aiiJa Warren 
Mil/on Wcsl 

Antonette While 
Aisha Williams 
Chaneeee Williams 
Sakira Wiliams 

Taslia Williams 
Larry \\ iliaiiis. Jr. 
Carlen Wrifiht 
Carlos Yarhur 

Tina Yarhoroiigh 
Jennifer YoiingblooJ 


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Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. 

Phi Beta Lambda is the business fraternity dedicated to enhancing academic achievement and scholarship. Baclc 
row, (Lto R); Tajuana Greene, Tamika Wallace, Yolanda Ingram, Michelle Austin, Tisha Coley, Joy Harris. 
Sedric Parker and Demetrius Wallace. Front row, (L to R): Lerone Arrington, Terrell Humphrey, Gerri-Regina 
Odum. Reco Armstrong, Tyree Middleton. Tonia Cutchin and Latoya Woody. 

Business Club 

Back row (/., In R). Tiilani Ciiscomhe', Armanda Harvey, and Keith Se\ton. Front Row 
(L Id R): Brad Cash, Michael Jackson. Kenya Lane, Cheryl Parker. Yalonda Blizzard, and Lisa Atwater. 


Campus Ministry 

The United Christian Campus Ministry has a sixfold purpose: to promote worship, Christian study, spiritual 
guidance, fellowship, community service and the Student Religious Alliance (SRA). The SRA allows students 
to form a bridge of support for each other. 

Steppers for Christ 

Steppers for Christ was organized to minister to church youth groups and social organizations through 
Christian chants. The group, formed in 1997 and arranges creative steps to Christian music. 

Trinidadian Students 

Thirteen students from Trinidad (a nation 
just off the coast of Venezuela ) enrolled as freshmen 
at North Carolina Central University last fall. The 
student presence can be credited to NCCU student 
recruiter Terri Teelucksingh, seen on the left in top photo 
with Tamara Romany one of her recruits. Teelucksingh, also 
a native Trinidad, returned home to recruit students in 
September of 1 996 after NCCU received an invitation from 
the U.S. Information Agency, Trinidad and Tobago Ministry 
of Education to participate in the island's college fair. 
Teelucksingh sold the students on NCCU. "She was the most 
helpful and pleasant person there," Romany said after 
settling on campus. Boothman, another student, insisted, 
"She spoke highly of the school and programs at NCCU. 1 
made it my number-one choice." 

Hannibal, (right photo, center) another Trinidadian. 
transferred here from Claftlin College in South Carolina. He 
said he was attracted to the school because o\' its strong, 
comprehensive pre-engineering program. All fourteen 
students are on full academic scholarships coming in with an 
average SAT score of 1 290, Just 310 points shy of a perfect 

1 32 Slu'lviu Ikincy and Aisha Wi/liiiiiis 

Family Day at North Carolina Central 


Families of students at NCCU are very special, and each year during the fall semester the University celebrates 
with a special Family Weekend. Family Weekend is becoming a great tradition, co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice 
Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Alfonso Elder Student Union. Family Weekend is designed to promote unity 
among family members, students and the University community, to provide an effective means of communication and 
support . The Eagle spirit was spread by special performances from the Music Department's faculty. 

Million Woman March 

The Million Woman March was held 
October 25, 1997. The mission 
established for the march was, "We will 
create road maps to move into the future 
and implement solutions for problems". 

As in the Million Man March many 
questions were raised about what would 
happen after the march. Community 
representativeswith planners of the march 
spoke of programs being developed. 
Women were encouraged to get involved 
and build on the energy projected from 
this march of sisters coming together, 
net-working for the preservation of life. 


Bon Vivant Fashion Society 

Taking it Live 

Bon Vivant was organized to introduce students to the latest fashion. 
At Homecoming and or scheduled events the fashion group disphiys 
area modeling talent and reveals students who have the physical 
attractioness for the business. Bon Vivant shows are high spirited and 
lively, with the upbeat of the latest music. Fans get involved with the 
music during the performance and keep the models hyped-up by 
showing their support. 


Modern Foreign 


Each year excellence in foreign 
languages is celebrated during the 
University's Awards Day activities. 
Students studying foreign languages also 
have opportunities to study abroad, 
participate in international festivals, film 
studies, and cultural studies. Award 
winners for the highest academic averages 
{Top photo L to /?), Sheldon Scott, Chiara 
Best and Mark Parrish. 

(Bottom Photo) Dr. Thomas 
Hammond, Chair, congratulates and 
awards a certificate to Sheldon Scott for 
exceptional work in Spanish. 


radio ■''" 

The WNCU-FM broadcast signal covers the 
Triangle Area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) 
and surrounding communities. The total cov- 
erage area includes portions of 13 counties. 
The station began broadcasting on August 10, 



Mission Statement 

The goals of the Radio Station are: 

To contribute to the institutional 
advancement of the University 

To develop and maintain an infra- 
structure for fulfilling the mission 
and goals of the University 

To enhance the intellectual and 
personal development of students 

To support interdisciplinary cur- 
riculum in the Arts that prepares 
persons for beginning and advance 
level positions in the telecommunica- 
tions industry 

To contribute to the continued edu- 
cational, economic, and social devel- 
opment of the local community and 
the State 



Special Events* Special h 

Professor Ira Wigf>ins show off his horn to President Clinton 



New Horizon Student Exliihitic 

■Miss NCCU. " Clieryl L Woods 

vents, . . 

(chancellor's Message 

I extend my personal congratulations to the 
Class of 1 998 as you prepare to leave the University. 
Although the world you will encounter may be an 
unfamiliar one, I am confident that we are sending 
you into this new environment equipped with the 
knowledge, experiences and skills needed to 
succeed. I am glad to know that as you move into 
your various fields, you will represent North 
Carolina Central University as the bright and 
talented individuals you are. 

Throughout the four-year period of the Class of 
1998, the University has undergone several 
significant changes and renovations. Incoming 
students can look forward to improvements in 
campus housing as the new residential facility on 
the sloping hill below Chidley Hall is opened. In 
addition, the campaign to restore the Shepard 
House as a welcome center is well under way. Once completed, the Biomedical-Biotechnology Research 
Institute and the new School of Education will provide the University with the educational and technological 
resources needed to leap into the 21st century. When these projects are completed, you will pleasantly 
reminisce, as members of the Class of 1998, knowing that you were here when ground was broken and that 
you contributed to the University's growth. 

You have accomplished a great task by completing your education at North Carolina Central 
University. The intellectual and practical backgrounds you have gained have helped mold you into assertive 
leaders of tomorrow. These attributes will remain with you as you progress through different stages of your 
lives and will surely help support your many endeavors. 

I hope you will cherish the memories captured and bound in this volume. I know you will look back 
fondly on your experiences at NCCU and share these feelings with future classes of Eagles. 

My very best wishes to you. 

Julius L. Chambers 


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