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Steven C. WatsonArnita Floyd Moody, Student RepresentativeJoseph A. Williams 72, Secretary
executive CabinetChancellor - Lloyd V. Hackley (Interim)Provost/ViceChancellor,AcademicAffairs - Janice Brewington 70 (Interim)ViceChancellor,BusinessandFinance - Willie T. Tommy Ellis 77ViceChancellor,DevelopmentandUniversity Relations - Marvin H. Watkins 58 (Interim)ViceChancellor,InformationTechnologyand Telecommunications/CIO- Rodney E. HarriganViceChancellor,ResearchandEconomic Development-Narayanaswamy Radha RadhakrishnanViceChancellor,StudentAffairs- Sullivan A. Welborne Jr. 61 (Interim) SpecialAssistanttotheChancellor- George Antonelli
SpecialAssistanttotheChancellor- Shirley T. Frye 53SpecialAssistanttotheChancellor,LegalAffairs- Camille Kluttz-Leach
deansAgricultureandEnvironmentalSciences- Alton ThompsonArtsandSciences- Michael PlaterBusinessandEconomics- Quiester CraigEducation - Lelia VickersEngineering- Joseph Monroe 62GraduateStudies- Thomas M. HassellLibraryServices - Waltrene Canada 70Nursing - Patricia Price Lea Students - Judy N. Rashid 74Technology - Ernest L. Walker (Interim)UniversityStudies - Joseph L. Graves Jr.
Alumni Association Board of directorsPresident- Teresa M. Davis 89 FirstVicePresident - Claudette Bennett 75 SecondVicePresident- Chuck Burch 82
Treasurer- Gerald Williams 83 Secretary- Carolyn Rinehardt 64 GeographicalAreaIDirector,Seat1 - T. Roberson Edwards 73 GeographicalAreaIDirector,Seat2- Eugene Preston 57 GeographicalAreaIIDirector,Seat3- Deloris Chisley 73 GeographicalAreaIIDirector,Seat4 - Sam Eady 65 GeographicalAreaIIIDirector,Seat5 - Jim Bridgett 53 GeographicalAreaIVDirector,Seat6 - Marvin Walton 91GeographicalAreaVDirector,Seat7 - Ulysses J. Cozart Jr. 77
BoardofDirectors(BOD)Seat8(Schoolof AgriculturalandEnvironmentalSciences) - Elvis Graves 79 BODSeat9(CollegeofArtsandSciences)- Nita DewberryBODSeat10(SchoolofBusinessandEconomics) - Jerry Thorne 75 BODSeat11(SchoolofEducation) - Velma Speight-Buford 53 BODSeat12(CollegeofEngineering) - Leotis Parrish 91 BODSeat13(SchoolofNursing)- Schenita Davis-Randolph
editorSandra M. Brown
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Board of trusteesJohn J. Nick Becton 79 Carole Bruce, Vice ChairD. Hayes ClementEunice M. Dudley Michelle Gethers-ClarkHenry H. IsaacsonAlbert Lineberry Jr. Franklin E. McCain Sr. 64Velma R. Speight-Buford 53, ChairMichael L. Suggs 82
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orth Carolina A&T State University is one of 87 higher education institutions or networks of institutions
selected by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) to participate in a program to improve undergraduate and graduate education. The CASTL Institutional Leadership Program is a three-year partnership between Carnegie and selected colleges, universities and higher education organizations with a strong commitment to the careful examination of teaching and learning. Participants were selected for their ability to influence work in 12 areas ranging from assessment and accountability to undergraduate research. All selected institutions have developed and implemented innovative strategies to strengthen teaching and improve student learning on their own campuses. Through participation in the Carnegie program, they will be expected to collaborate with other institutions to further examine that work and expand activities in those same areas. A&T is in a thematic cluster, Liberal Education: Core Curriculum, with seven other universities: St. Olaf College
(coordinating institution), College of San Mateo, Eastern Washington University, Liverpool Hope University, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, St. Jeromes University and University of Cincinnati. Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher. The Foundation, located in Stanford, Calif., fulfills this mission through its contributions to improvements in education policy and practice.
The ConvergeSouth Conference 2006 was held at N.C. A&T. The department of journalism and mass communications hosted the event on Oct. 14. The conference on blogging and on-line journalism featured national and local speakers. Topics included but were not limited to building on-line communities, ways to a killer blog, building a media culture within the news organization, Facebook and social networking. Elizabeth Edwards, attorney and wife of 2004 presidential candidate John Edwards; John Robinson, Allen Johnson and Lex Alexander, all of the News & Record; long-time blogger Ed Cone; Bill Wood and Lisa Lewis of N.C. A&T were among the speakers.
Richard B. Harrison Auditorium reopened Sept. 24 following an extensive renovation project, the first since its erection in 1939. Aggie family and friends assembled in front of the 67-year-old building for a ribbon cutting ceremony and rededication. Guests toured the new facility before attending a full house performance by Grammy winning African American female a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock. The son of fugitive slaves, Richard Berry Harrison (1864-1935) was a renowned actor and teacher. He taught at North Carolina A&T for several summers during James B. Dudleys administration. Once featured on the cover of TIME magazine, Harrison is best known for his performance of de Lawd in Marc Connellys Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play, The Green Pastures.
he N.C. A&T State University Department of Police and Public Safety has received full
accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), making it the first police agency at a historically black university or college to achieve this distinction. The department is required to comply with 446 standards to gain accreditation status. Last March, a team of assessors from CALEA verified that A&T met the commissions standards. Accreditation is for a three-year period, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards it was originally accredited. Curtis W. Bigelow is assistant vice chancellor/chief of police and public safety at A&T.
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In August, Cold Steel, the drum line from the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, entertained children and youth who participated in a conference f