A Biweekly Electronic Newsletter for the Faculty and Staff of
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


Notepad in classroom

The Guilford County Schools Board of Education has approved a proposal to create an early college on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University that would focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Photo: iStockphoto.com/Jamesmcq24more


Aggie Fountain

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will no longer process summer admission applications for visiting students.more


Engineer wearing hard hat

The fourth annual Urban Education Institute will be held March 23–24, in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. Photo: iStockphoto.com/jhorrocks

Foreclosure prevention

A Foreclosure Prevention Forum/Videoconference will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.–noon, at the 2105 Yanceyville Street location. Participants will discuss what to do when facing mortgage issues with experts in the field. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Daniel Rodriguez at 336-285-4589 or drodrig1@ncat.edu for more information..

Postage increase

Effective Sunday, Jan. 22, the United States Post Office will increase the cost of a first class stamp from $0.44 to $0.45 per stamp. All standard first class stamps will need to be combined with a one cent stamp for proper mailing. However, the $0.44 Forever stamps will not require the additional postage. For more information, contact the Campus Mail Center at 336-334-7544.

Official chartering

The official chartering of Tau Sigma National Honor Society and the induction of members will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in the Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Tau Sigma is the first of its kind on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University that will recognize and promote academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.

The Office of New Student Programs, which recognized an opportunity to capitalize on the strength of transfer students and the value they bring to the university, is responsible for establishing a chapter on campus. For information, contact Jeremicus Porter, director of new student programs, at 336-256-2212 or jporter@ncat.edu.

Drive-in conference

The Office of New Student Programs will host the 2012 National Orientation Directors Association Carolinas Drive-In Conference on Friday, Jan. 27, in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The meeting provides higher education orientation directors from across the Carolinas with an opportunity to discuss current issues, initiatives and concerns related to orientation, retention and transition programs.

McNair celebration

The Ronald E. McNair Commemorative Breakfast will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, in Stallings Ballroom beginning at 8:30 a.m. The keynote speaker is George C. Fraser, chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company founded by Fraser 25 years ago with the vision to lead a global networking movement that brings together diverse human resources to increase opportunities for people of African descent. Immediately following the breakfast, Tau Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will lead a tribute march from Memorial Student Union to the front lawn of McNair Hall.

The 26th Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium has been postponed until Oct. 3-5. For information, contact the Office of TRIO Programs by phone, 336-334-7109, or email, remcnair@ncat.edu. The office is located in Murphy Hall, suite 212.

Free tutoring

The Center for Academic Excellence and Housing and Residence Life will host a study blitz with free tutoring Sunday, Jan. 29, 4–8 p.m., in the Memorial Student Union, Exhibit Hall. Pizza will be served. For more information, call 336-334-7855.

Foundation 101

The Office of Development will offer a brown bag workshop, Building Private Foundation Partnerships 101, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 12–1:30 p.m. in the Fort IRC Building, room 410. The workshop will cover trends in private foundation fund raising, particularly those related to higher education, STEM and retention; how to develop relationships with foundations; private foundations in North Carolina; and best practices in prospect research. For more information, contact Martina E. Chavis, senior development officer, at 336-334-7600 x2230 or mechavis@ncat.edu.

More free tutoring!

Free tutoring is offered through the Center for Academic Excellence Tutorial Program, Monday—Thursday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For more information, call 336-334-7855.

Sit-in anniversary celebration

Join the celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the A&T Four’s sit-in, Wednesday, Feb. 1, beginning at 6 a.m. with the annual breakfast. This free public event will be held in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center.

Save the date

Mark your calendar for Sebastian Health Center’s “Aggies Go Red for Women” event on Monday, Feb. 13. More information is forthcoming.

Common ground

On Friday, Feb. 24, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will host On Common Ground: A Review of North Carolina’s 21st Century K-12 Curriculum Reform with Common Core and Essential Skills, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in Proctor Hall.


The event will consist of a comprehensive review of the statewide and national changes occurring in K-12 education across all disciplines including math, science, social studies, literacy, arts, health and physical education. Regional teacher leaders and departmental faculty will share highlights of the rigor, relevance and readiness that the reform requires for 21st century learners, teachers and families.


For information, contact Dr. Anthony Graham at agraham@ncat.edu or

336-334-7848. To register online, visit ww.surveymonkey.com/s/oncommonground.

Dr. Tracey D. Ford and Dr. Amanda McIver Dr. Tracey D. Ford, director of the Center for Academic Excellence, and Dr. Amanda McIver, assistant dean of the College of Engineering, have graduated from the 2011 Bridges Academic Leadership Program. Women from varied higher education institutions across North Carolina are selected to participate in this intensive professional development program for women in higher education to strengthen their academic leadership capabilities.

Dr. Wanda Lester and Minnie Battle MayesDr. Wanda Lester (left), associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Minnie Battle Mayes, director of international affairs, attended the U.S. State Department’s reception in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program for study abroad. N.C. A&T is among top 20 institutions in the nation whose students received the most number of Gilman scholarships during the first 10 years of the program.

Akua J. MathersonAkua J. Matherson has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, effective Jan. 17. Matherson currently serves as assistant vice chancellor for budget and planning.





Several faculty members from the Department of Business Education participated in the national conference of Delta Pi Epsilon, which was celebrating its 75th anniversary in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 17-19. Dr. Beryl McEwen (top left), professor and associate dean of the School of Business and Economics, served as the organization’s president and presided over the conference. Dr. Lisa Gueldenzoph Snyder (top right), professor and chair of the Department of Business Education, presented two papers: “Emergent Technology and the Millennial Generation” and “An Analysis of Business Education Methods Courses: Best Practices for Instructional Effectiveness.” Dr. Jorge Gaytan (bottom left), associate professor, presented research on “Strategies to Effectively Respond to Challenges Associated with Student Retention in Online Courses,” and Dr. Betty Chapman (bottom right), assistant professor, served as a discussant chair and made a presentation titled “Phones in the Classroom: Business Educators’ Perceptions Based on Gender.”

Dr. Tammy T. Webb and On Dec. 6, 2011, Dr. Tammy T. Webb, associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Services, traveled to Haiti with several teams from North Carolina, Florida and Michigan to host three Christmas parties for over 9,000 orphans and other children. The children were served hot meals and given gift bags that consisted of treats, educational materials and personal items.


Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, the country’s orphan rate has increased to over 200,000 children. It is estimated that over 250,000 people died as a result of the earthquake, and another 10,000 have died from cholera and 5,000 from malaria. Over one million people still live in tents in vacant lots and parks across the country. Webb plans to return to Haiti with a team of counseling students.

Calendar of Events Legend

JAN 20

Deadline to submit nomination
packet for the 2012 Outstanding
University Administrator Award
Contact: Terri Williams,

JAN 21 | 8:30 a.m.

State Championship
Location: Corbett Sports Center

JAN 21 | 10 a.m.-noon

Foreclosure Prevention
Videoconference Forum
Location: 2105 Yanceyville St.
Contact: Daniel Rodriguez,

JAN 22 | 3 p.m.

Tau Sigma National Honor
Society Chartering and
Induction of Members
Location: Memorial Student Union,
Stallings Ballroom

JAN 25

Last day to receive book allowance

JAN 27

2012 National Orientation Directors
Association Carolinas
Drive-In Conference
Location: Alumni-Foundation
Event Center
Registration Required

JAN 28 | 8:30 a.m.

Ronald E. McNair
Commemorative Breakfast
Speaker: George C. Fraser
Location: Memorial Student
Union, Stallings Ballroom

JAN 29 | 4-8 p.m.

Study Blitz and Pizza
Location: Memorial Student
Union, Exhibit Hall

JAN 30-FEB 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m

Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Energy Audit Certification Training
Location: 1020 Wendover


JAN 31 | 12-1:30 p.m.

Brown Bag Workshop: Building Private
Foundation Partnerships 101
Location: Fort IRC, Room 410
Contact: Martina E. Chavis,

FEB 1 | 6 a.m.

Sit-in Anniversary Breakfast/Program
Location: Alumni-Foundation Event Center

Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr.


Robert Pompey Jr.


Nicole Pride


Sandra M. Brown


Nettie C. Rowland



Charles E. Watkins


Yvonne L. Halley


Bouvier Kelly, Inc.


Yvonne Anderson
Martina E. Chavis
Dr. Anthony Graham
Samantha Hargrove
Brandon Johnson
Dr. Beryl McEwen
Jeremicus Porter
Nettie Rowland
Nora Shoptaw (GCS)
Dr. Tammy Webb

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