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Sports, Race & Achievement

An HBCU Student Forum hosted by The Undefeated with President Barack Obama at North Carolina A&T State University

ESPN’s The Undefeated will present A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race and Achievement – a student forum with President Barack Obama, on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN and WatchESPN) from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C.

The one-hour program will be taped earlier that day in front of a live audience consisting of students and invited guests at the Alumni Foundation Event Center on the campus of North Carolina A&T, a leading Historically Black College and University established in 1891. SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett, a Howard University graduate, will host and moderate the forum.

President Obama will discuss lessons in leadership; the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which aims to address opportunity gaps faced by all youth including boys and young men of color; the current role and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; athletes and social activism; the Obama Administration’s actions to provide opportunity for students  and more. The President will also take questions from the audience.


Sports Forum / Hampton Bball vs Syracuse live on ESPNU
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:40:10 PM »
Just stumbled across the game but Hampton is playing Syracuse live on ESPNU now for anyone interested...

Sports Forum / Small Shoutout to the Aggie Students
« on: September 26, 2014, 08:43:01 PM »
I'm sitting here wasting time until I leave for DC and went to the A&T site and twitter and I know often times we carry on about the lack of student support and attendance at our games (football & basketball) but for some odd reason I tuned into the volleyball game and those Aggie Students have PACKED out Moore gym for a Volleyball match vs NCCU.....I just had to give them a shout for supporting one of our non revenue sports.....

Live Link


General Discussion Forum / OLD Yearbooks Bulletins of your school.....
« on: January 03, 2014, 09:46:19 AM »
After reading,83378.0.html (MSNBC Host Makes Fun of Romeny's Black Grandson) and the subject getting on how many used the Paper Bag test as one of the factors in admitting people into their schools back in the day it prompted me to look back at some of the old AYANTEE year books from way back when. A&T has digitized many of their old publications and they are available online in our Archives online.....If you have some of your school or other HBCUs post them would love to view....




Annual Catalog 1895-1896
(The Agricultural and Mechanical College for The Colored Race)

Annual Catalog 1912-1913
(This was the last Bulletin for A&M)

Bulletin for A&T College (The Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina)

The link below is for all the available Yearbooks & Bulletins dating back to 1895 with the yearbooks starting at 1939. Some interesting material.!North%20Carolina%20Yearbooks/field/contri!digita/mode/exact!exact/conn/and!and/order/date/page/1
(Copy and Paste link for A&T information)

General Discussion Forum / South Florida Posters.....
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:19:43 PM »
I'll be in South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale & Miami) Thursday thru Saturday for an interview....

Any recommendations on spots to visit, restaurants, etc. Any major happenings going on down there this weekend?

From the Tailgate to the Concession Stand / HELP!!!!!
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:21:47 AM »
Ok so I'm grilling out tommorow and trying to figure out what's the best thing to put on some ribs or pork chops to make them real tender. I'm using a charcoal grill (not sure if it makes a difference)...

Can somebody HELP ME..........

SN: I've heard people say soak them in vinegar BUT I HATE vinegar and can't stomach the smell of that stuff. Are there any other options OR if i break down and use vinegar how much do I use and would I be able to taste it in the ribs?

My People My People


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - The mother of a middle school student who was being suspended has been arrested after deputies say she walked into the school and slapped the wrong child.
Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies say 36-year-old Tyshekka Collier went to Fairforest Middle School Wednesday morning to pick up her son. Principal Ty Dawkins called authorities after Collier walked into the office, mistook a boy for her son and slapped him in the face.
Dawkins said that boy was sick and had been waiting to be picked up.
Dawkins says once Collier realized her mistake, she apologized, then walked over to her son and knocked him to the ground.
Collier was charged with disturbing school and assault and battery. It wasn't known if she had a lawyer.
Her three children are in protective custody

General Discussion Forum / NC A&T awarded Grants of $1.76M & $1M
« on: February 21, 2013, 02:33:52 PM »

A five-year, $1.76 million grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline (N.C. GSK) Foundation was announced today that will fund the creation of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center of Excellence for Active Learning at North Carolina A&T State University. The STEM Center will inspire current, incoming and prospective N.C. A&T students to pursue STEM studies and careers.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from the N.C. GSK Foundation that will enable us to take our science education to the next level,” said Dr. Goldie Byrd, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Our new STEM center will position N.C. A&T to become one of the nation’s top producers of high achieving graduates who pursue STEM careers.”

The funds are being used to implement two new student-centered active learning models for more than 5,000 students annually. By building a university based community of faculty scholars in science education, the project allows for a myriad of course redesigns, group based education, and a new community of practice for student learning.

“The N.C. GSK Foundation has a long history of supporting science and education in North Carolina,” said Marilyn Foote-Hudson, executive director for the N.C. GSK Foundation. “We are proud to provide this grant to N.C. A&T State University that will not only increase the number of adults in STEM careers, but will also increase diversity in the STEM workforce.”

The grant supports two strategic pipeline programs at the high school and pre-freshman levels to provide motivated students with a strong foundation for matriculating in STEM disciplines.

• The summer enrichment program will immerse high school juniors in critical applications of science, computational science and mathematics, and prepare them for SATs and college.

• The pre-matriculation bridge program will immerse incoming freshmen in chemistry and calculus pre-courses. Workshops will strengthen oral and written communication, critical thinking, time management, leadership and business etiquette and financial management.

In addition, the N.C. GSK Foundation scholarship fund will support and retain cohorts of high achieving STEM students


General Discussion Forum / NC A&T Career Awareness Fair 2012
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »
PLEASE FORGIVE the lateness of my posting BUT

Just thought I'd post this here in case anyone here is searching or know people/students/etc. in or around the area who are.......

North Carolina A&T Career Awareness Fair 2012


Wednesday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

September 12, 2012

Professional Dress Required

On the day of the career fair, CHECK-IN and pick-up a REGISTRATION PACKET at the Student Registration Desk located in the lobby across from Haley Hall. (banner ID required for A&T students)

165 Employers will be present....

Bring printed copies of your resume.

A Cyber Cafe (located on the lower-level) will be available to register on the spot with employers for positions.

For More Info:

General Discussion Forum / A&T Alum makes Gift for Future!!!
« on: June 28, 2012, 12:38:16 PM »
Just saw this in the weekly E-Blast...AGGIE PRIDE  :clap: :clap: :clap:

A&T Alum Makes Gift for the Future

It’s been nearly three decades since Patricia Miller Zollar graduated from North Carolina A&T State University and she wants to make sure students – present and future – carry on the legacy of excellence.

“When I think of North Carolina A&T State University, words that come to mind are pride, commitment to excellence and belief in every student,” says alumna Patricia Miller Zollar.

Zollar, a 1984 graduate, has become one of the university’s major donors and paid in full a whole life insurance policy valued at $1 million.

“I want the university to live on in perpetuity. I want my gift to contribute to the success of A&T long after I am gone,” she said.

Her planned gift will be used to support an endowed professorship in the School of Business and Economics in the future.

She attended N.C. A&T on a full scholarship and said it is her responsibility to give back to the university and help secure its future.

“I wanted to provide a gift that was equivalent to my capacity; to provide a legacy gift emblematic of my commitment to a university that has been one of the formative institutions of my life,” Zollar said.

She is a managing director of Neuberger Berman, an independent asset management firm, and the president of Northbound Equity Partners where she runs the Northbound Emerging Managers Private Equity Fund.

Prior to joining Neuberger, Zollar co-headed and co-founded the Lehman Brothers Partnership Solutions Group (“PSG”), a Wall Street business focused on developing strategic opportunities with women- and minority-owned financial services firms.

Before rejoining Lehman Brothers in 2004, she spent six years in asset management with Goldman Sachs, where she was a vice president in the asset management division.

She attributes a large part of her success to the demand of the academic program at A&T, which prepared her for the workplace, earning a M.B.A. from Harvard University, and becoming a certified public accountant.

In July 2007, Zollar was appointed to A&T’s board of trustees and reappointed to a second term in 2011. She is currently the vice chairwoman. She also serves on the Executive Leadership Council and the board of the National Association of Investment Companies.

Zollar and her husband Al have one daughter and split their time between New York City and Greensboro, N.C.

North Carolina A&T State University Choir, under the direction of Maestro Travis W. Alexander, performed at the White House on February 17. The choir was invited by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and the Visitors Office in celebration of Black History Month. The choir also performed there last year in February.

General Discussion Forum / FEBRUARY ONE...Happy 52nd.....
« on: February 01, 2012, 07:40:25 AM »

Today marks the 52nd Anniversary of the A&T 4 Sit-In at the Woolworth Lunch Counter in Greensboro, NC....

A BIG AGGIE PRIDE to these BRAVE brothers...

Ezell Blair Jr.
Franklin McCain
Joseph McNeil
David Richmond

If you are ever in Greensboro stop in at The International Civil Rights Center and Museum

Activities NC A&T have planned for today:

Sit-In Anniversary Breakfast
Alumni-Foundation Event Center
Breakfast served at 6 a.m; program starts promptly at 7 a.m.

9:00am---- Laying of the Memorial Wreath (February One Monument)

9:30am-----Harrison Auditorium
Student Roundtable Discussion with THE A&T FOUR

General Discussion Forum / RANDOM PART ???
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:45:21 AM »
Ok so it's The Greatest Homecoming on Earth week and everybody seems to be getting ready for it INCLUDING the parents ***SMH***

Call #1----Hey man just called to check on ya and see how you were doing..
Response: Doing good Daddy can't complain hope all is well with you. Not much said after that so call ended....

Call #2---- Hey did you check on those Amtrak Tickets to New Jersey because I need to get up there to see the Old Man
Response: Let me get on that now and I'll let you know what I come up with.....

Call #3---- Man I was just sitting here THINKING (this is where I knew this was going to be something random) and want to apologize (I said apologize for what?) He states because me and your mother didn't take out the time to visit you that much while you were in school. I'm like daddy it's no problem and no apology needed. Well we could have done better and came to see ya and check on you a little more often than we did so just wanted to say that we're sorry and  you know we love ya.....

Fast Forward a couple hours and they KNOW I'm half sleep........

Call #4---Son, (Yes Daddy) we were thinking (RANDOMNESS AGAIN) what are you doing this weekend? Daddy you know and if you don't momma know it is HOMECOMING weekend so I will be in Greensboro at A&T...Oh ok well your momma has to take one of her furlough days Friday so we figured we'd hop in the car Thursday night and ride on up. Ride on up? Yes we figured we'd come to Charlotte since you going to be gone we can stay at your place for the weekend..(Cool no problem GOOD NIGHT)

Call#5----Son, (DADDY) your momma wanna know how long you gonna be in Greensboro (Until Sunday is my response) Well let me put her on the phone cause WE WERE THINKING.......................................(By now I can't wait to hear this) Hey baby, yes momma we figured since you have that nice hotel room in Greensboro for the weekend we might as well ride up with you and get  your money's worth since you going to be out partying and sinning all weekend we can go lay up and just relax in the room the entire time...(Speechless at this point) She goes on and says yeah we didn't think about it before but feel that would be a GREAT idea . She then says well gone to bed cause we know you sleepy and we'll check on ya later and hung up.....

Homecoming Website

Student Activities Homecoming:

Saturday October 8th
The Big Payback: NC A&T Community Service Takeover
Corbett Sports Center--6AM

Aggie Tailgate
Academic Quad behind the Memorial Student Union
Entry--Student must have a valid Guilford County Voter Registration Card

Sunday, October 9th
Spiritual Service
Memorial Student Union
Stallings Ballroom
Speaker: Pastor Otis Lockett Jr. of Zion Place Ministries

Mr. & Miss A&T Coronation
Alumni Foundation Event Center
Semi-Formal Dress

Coronation Reception Immediately Following Coronation
Memorial Student Union
Stallings Ballroom--Free

Monday, October 10th
Gospel Show (Harrison Auditorium--Campus)
Featuring: MARY MARY & The NC A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir
Tickets: $7 Students Valid ID Required
$10 Public
7PM-9PM Doors open at 6PM

Tuesday, October 11th
Homecoming Fashion Show
Greensboro Carolina Theatre
Featuring: Couture Productions & Verge Modeling Troupe
Tickets: $10 NC A&T Students
$15 public
7:30pm---9PM Doors open at 6:30pm

Wednesday October 12th
Homecoming Comedy Show
Corbett Sports Center
Aries Spears, Lil Duval, & Gary Owens
$12.50 A&T Students
$17.50 Public
8:00pm Doors open at 6:30pm

Thursday, October 13th
Alumni VS Undergrad Games
Kickball, Flag Football, Dodge Ball, etc.
Holland Bowl Free--4PM

Pep Rally/Yard Fest
Holland Bowl
Featuring: A&T Sports Team
Special Guest Performances
Fee and Open to the Public 6PM

Friday, October 14th
Aggie Fan Fest
War Memorial Baseball Stadium
Free Festival Admission-11:00AM--11:00PM
WNAA Island Raggae Jam @ 5PM
Hosted by: Super Duper DC & Lion Tracks

Royal Reception--Mister & Miss A&T
Memorial Student Union
Stallings Ballroom
Business Casual Attire
Free and Open to the Public
11:00AM--1:00PM Doors open at 11:00AM

National Pan-Hellenic Step Show
Greensboro Coliseum, 1921 W. Lee Street
Tickets: $12.50 NC A&T Students (Valid ID Required)
$17.50 General Public
$20.00 Day of Show
Time: 7:30PM Doors Open at 6PM

Saturday, October 15th
Homecoming Parade
Start-- Morrow Blvd
End-- Aggie Stadium

Aggie Fan Fest
War Memorial Baseball Stadium
Free Festival Admission 8:00AM--11:00PM
WNAA 90.1FM Old School vs New School Block Party 12:00 Noon
Live R&B & Go Go Music 3:00PM--5:00PM & 6:30PM

Homecoming Concert
Greensboro Coliseum
(Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Marsha Ambrosius, Wale Miguel, Ace Hood, and Meek Hill)
Tickets: $27.50 NC A&T Students Valid ID Required
7:30PM Doors Open at 6:00PM

Sunday, October 16th
Campus Clean Up

Aggie Fun Fest
War Memorial Baseball Stadium

Sunday Afternoon Groove
Tonya Ross
Project Live

General Discussion Forum / Quick Shoutout.......
« on: September 08, 2011, 01:18:46 PM »
Even though they are not on this message board.......

I just wanted to give a shoutout to my two knuckleheads down in Florida my parents as they celebrate 44 YEARS of marriage today......... :bow: :bow: :bow:

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