U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Keynote NCCU Commencement

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will serve as keynote speaker for North Carolina Central University’s 127th baccalaureate ceremony on May 14 at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on the university’s campus. Booker will address approximately 700 students receiving their bachelor’s degrees. According to preliminary estimates from the NCCU registrar’s office, the Class of 2016 is expected to be one of the largest graduating classes in the university’s history. A New Jersey native, Booker won a special election to re...
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Banks Named Director of Greensboro’s Marketing Department

The city of Greensboro has named Carla Banks to the position of communications and marketing department director. Banks arrives in Greensboro from Orange County where she had been public affairs director since 2012. Before that, she was the manager of communications for Kissimmee, Fla. “I am very excited to have Carla Banks join the city of Greensboro and lead the communications and marketing department,” City Manager Jim Westmoreland said in a statement. “Carla will be essential to our organ...
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FSU Cumberland County Alumni President Gets N.C.’s Highest Honor

Curtis Worthy, president of the Cumberland County Chapter of the Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association and a 1978 graduate of FSU, was presented with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. The award was presented last month during ceremony in Raleigh. Among the honors and awards the governor of North Carolina can bestow, none is more valued than The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Since its creation in 1963, it has been presented to honor persons ...
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NCCU Board of Trustees Approves Tuition and Fee Increases

The North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees last month approved a package of tuition and fees increases for the 2013-14 academic year. Most of the money raised would support need-based financial aid and instructional budgets, two areas that experienced significant cuts in state appropriations. The board approved a $1.03 million tuition increase for 2013-14, which equates to $111 per year for undergraduate students and $165 for graduate students. In fiscal year 2011-12, the trustees...
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Endowed Criminal Justice Chair Named After Dudley Flood

The Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University has established the Dudley E. Flood Endowed Chair in Criminal Justice, named in honor of Dr. Dudley E. Flood, a retired educator and a member of the University of North Carolina board. The position is made possible by a $500,000 donation from the C.D. Spangler Foundation. Spangler is a former president of the University of North Carolina system. In addition to the UNC board of governors, Flood serves on the Substance Abuse Ad...
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