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  • TODAY North CaroliNa agriCultural aNd teChNiCal State uNiverSity

    SuMMer 2007


    NEw ChANCELLOr BEgINS rEIgN Stanley F. Battle is welcomed to Aggieland TAkINg ThE LEAD Doctoral program prepares tomorrow’s leaders FLyINg hIgh Meet Tuskegee Airman William G. Wilson ’56

    The UiTenham Family RecRUiTs FRom wiThin

    Eight Isn't Enough

  • North Carolina agricultural and technical State university

    Summer 2007


    executive Cabinet Chancellor - Stanley F. Battle Provost/Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs - Janice Brewington ‘70 Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance - Willie T. “Tommy” Ellis ‘77 Vice Chancellor, Development and University Relations - Mark Kiel Vice Chancellor, Information Technology and Telecommunications/CIO - Vijay K. Verma Vice Chancellor, Research and Economic Development - Narayanaswamy “Radha” Radhakrishnan Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs - Sullivan A. Welborne Jr. ’61 (Interim) Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Community Outreach and Special Projects - Wendell Phillips Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Development - William A. Clay Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Finance, Contracts and Athletics - Henry L. Nichols Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Legal Affairs - Camille Kluttz-Leach Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Research and Public Health - Dorothy C. Browne Director, Athletics - Delores S. "Dee" Todd Director, Internal Auditing - Larry R. Kreiser

    alumni association Board of directors President - Pamela L. Johnson ’91 First Vice President - Marvin L. Walton ’91 Second Vice President - “Chuck” Burch Jr. ’82 Treasurer - Gerald Williams ’83 Recording Secretary - Charvetta Ford-McGriff ’85 Immediate Past President - Teresa M. Davis ’89 Executive Director - Gladys Outlaw Gallop ’76 Geographical Area I Director, Seat 1 - T. Roberson Edwards ’73 Geographical Area I Director, Seat 2 - Eugene H. Preston Jr. ’57 Geographical Area II Director, Seat 3 - Deloris C. Chisley ’73 Geographical Area II Director, Seat 4 - Malinda N. Carmon ’73 Geographical Area III Director, Seat 5 - James E. Bridgett Jr. ’53 Geographical Area IV Director, Seat 6 - Irvin Moore ’72 Geographical Area V Director, Seat 7 - Ulysses J. Cozart Jr. ’77 Board of Directors (BOD) Seat 8 (School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences) - Arthur Purcell ’67 BOD Seat 9 (College of Arts and Sciences) - James J. Gooch ’67 BOD Seat 10 (School of Business and Economics) - Anthony C. Wright ’92 BOD Seat 11 (School of Education) - Velma Speight-Buford ’53 BOD Seat 12 (College of Engineering) - Anthony “TJ” Jackson ’81 BOD Seat 13 (School of Nursing) - Linda R. Wilson ’75 BOD Seat 14 (School of Technology) - Tony E. Graham ’78


    Sandra M. Brown

    editorial assistants

    Nettie Collins Rowland ‘72 Mable Springfield Scott

    Contributing Writers Robyn Abdusamad Vanessa Duren-Winfield Phyllis Banks Fulton ‘69 Laurie Gengenbach Samantha V. Hargrove Brian M. Holloway ‘97 June McDowell-Davis Nettie Collins Rowland ‘72 Joya Wesley

    university Photographers Charles E. Watkins ‘03 James Parker


    Donna M. Wojek Gibbs


    P.N. Thompson/Henry Wurst, Inc.

    Board of trustees John J. “Nick” Becton ‘79 Carole Bruce, Vice Chair D. Hayes Clement Eunice M. Dudley Michelle Gethers-Clark Henry H. Isaacson Albert Lineberry Jr. Franklin E. McCain Sr. ‘64 Velma R. Speight-Buford ‘53, Chair Michael L. Suggs ‘82 Steven C. Watson Arnita Floyd Moody ’07, Student Representative Joseph A. Williams ‘72, Secretary

    A&T TODAY North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Summer 2007

    A&T TODAY is published quarterly by The Division of Development and University Relations North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1601 East Market Street • Greensboro, N.C. 27411 Phone: (336) 334-7582 • FAX: (336) 334-7094

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    11) Street and Johnson to lead Students in 2007-08

    12) Friends reorganize to aid School of education

    30) Cultivating, Communicating and Connecting

    31) Past President led association through transition

    FEATURE ARTICLES 14) eight isn't enough?

    Uitenham family recruits from within

    16) taking the lead

    Doctoral program prepares tomorrow’s leaders

    18) From aggieland to Broadway

    NaTasha Williams is seeing “Purple” in hit musical

    20) Flying high

    Tuskegee Airman William G. Wilson ’56 receives

    Congressional Gold Medal

    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a land-grant university that is ranked by the Carnegie Classification System as “high research activity.” N.C. A&T is an AA/EEO employer, and it is an ADA compliant institution; thus, facilities are designed to provide accessibility to individuals with physical disabilities.

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    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical

    State University is a learner-centered

    community that develops and preserves

    intellectual capital through interdisciplinary

    learning, discovery, engagement, and

    operational excellence.


    2) inside aggieland

    6) Campus Briefs

    8) research

    22) aggie Sports

    26) aggies on the Move

    29) in Memoriam

    33) Mixed Bag

    Page 32Page 2

    On the Cover: The Uitenham Family

    deans Agriculture and Environmental Sciences - Alton Thompson Arts and Sciences - Michael Plater Business and Economics - Quiester Craig Education - Deborah J. Callaway (Interim) Engineering - Joseph Monroe ’62

    Graduate Studies - William J. Craft (Interim) Library Services - Waltrene Canada ’70 Nursing - Patricia A. Chamings (Interim) Students - Judy N. Rashid ’74 Technology - Benjamin O. Uwakweh University Studies - Joseph L. Graves Jr.

    40,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $21,248.00 or $0.53 per copy

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    1: N.C. A&T Chancellor Stanley F. Battle

    2: N.C. A&T First Lady Judith Rozie-Battle, former First Lady Elizabeth Dowdy and Chancellor Stanley F. Battle

    3: Former N.C. A&T Chancellor Lloyd V. Hackley and Chancellor Stanley F. Battle

    4: Past and present chancellors of N.C. A&T: Drs. Edward B. Fort, Stanley F. Battle and Lloyd V. Hackley

    5: Former Special Assistant to the Chancellor Shirley T. Frye ’53, N.C. A&T Chancellor Stanley F. Battle and N.C. A&T Trustees Chairman Velma Speight-Buford ’53

    n July 9, history was made at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical

    State University when former Chancellor Lloyd V. Hackley passed the torch to the new chancellor, Stanley F. Battle. The ceremony was held at 5:30 p.m. on the front stairs of the James B. Dudley Building. Members of the N.C. A&T and local communities gathered to welcome Dr. Battle and his wife Judith Lynn Rozie-Battle to Aggieland. Battle reciprocated with a resounding “Aggie Pride.”

    Battle assumed the role of chancellor July 1. He is the 11th chancellor/president to serve at the helm of the land-grant university since its inception in 1891. Prior to coming to A&T, Battle served as president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Md., for four years. He was the fourth person in the institution’s 107-year history to hold the position. In addition to serving as president of Coppin, Battle earned academic administrative experience working as

    an associate vice president at Eastern Connecticut State University and as a vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He has four academic degrees: B.S. degree in sociology from Springfield College; M.S.W. in casework, University of Connecticut; and M.P.H. in maternal and child health and Ph.D. in social welfare policy, University of Pittsburgh. Battle is also an accomplished opera singer and fitness buff. He and his wife are the parents of one daughter, Ashley Lynn.

    COnferenCe On BehAViOrAl ADDiCTiOns

    The N.C. A&T Department of Human Development and Services M.S. Human Resources (Rehabilitation Counseling)

    Program hosted its first conference on racial and ethnic

    minorities’ behavioral addictions, June 7-8, on campus.

    The Rehabilitation of Racial and Ethnic Minorities

    with Behavioral Addictions (REMBA) Annual Conference,

    Unmasking the Face of Addiction, addressed effective

    counseling techniques for individuals who are experiencing a

    host of substance and behavioral addictions including: alcohol

    and drug abuse, sexual addictions, gambling addictions, eating

    disorders, and criminal offenses. It also focused on the impact

    of such addictions on minorities.

    Nationally known life coach Gabrielle Bonner, cultural

    diversity specialist Jacquelyne Gordon, and mental health and

    substance spe


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