JSNN, DEVCOM Soldier Center Partner to Enhance Nanoscale Materials for Soldier Protection

11/21/2022 in Research and Economic Development, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

A new partnership between the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development (DEVCOM) Soldier Center and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Gateway Research Park will develop advanced nanoscale materials for soldier protection that promise to be lighter, faster, safer and stronger than ever before.

N.C. A&T Creates Manufacturing Courses for Launch of MxD Learn’s Virtual Training Center

11/15/2022 in Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has collaborated with MxD Learn to create online courses for the launch of its Virtual Training Center (VTC). The courses developed by N.C. A&T’s Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing (CEPDAM) aim to close the skills and perception gaps in modern manufacturing in order to build a nimble and digital-oriented workforce.

N.C. A&T’s Driving into The Future Event Unveils Rural Test Track for Autonomous Shuttles

11/01/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

A leader in transportation technology and autonomous research, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University opened its rural test track and demonstrated its autonomous vehicles Tuesday, Nov. 1. One of the only rural tracks in the nation, the university unveiled a unique fleet of connected self-driving shuttles to be used for testing and developing advanced technologies for public transportation. Once testing is complete for the next phase, the vehicles will be cleared for deployment between the university’s campus and downtown Greensboro–allowing riders to experience leading autonomous innovation first-hand.

N.C. A&T Recognizes 12 Distinguished Alumni during Fall Convocation

10/28/2022 in Alumni

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University celebrated its annual Fall Convocation program Thursday, Oct. 27. During the program, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. provided the state of the university and welcomed alumni to the “Greatest Homecoming on Earth” celebration.

N.C. A&T’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication to Honor First Hall of Fame Inductees

10/26/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism & Mass Communication English

Seven distinguished alumni and servant leaders will become the first Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) Hall of Fame inductees Friday, Oct. 28, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in the General Classroom Building Auditorium. A reception will follow the induction ceremony in Crosby Hall Room 217. The department plans to make the Hall of Fame induction an annual event during Homecoming week.

N.C. A&T Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Offers Businesses Prevention Training

10/20/2022 in Research and Economic Development

For nearly two decades, the nation has acknowledged October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, informing everyday Americans, government and business infrastructure of potential malicious activities and ways to combat and proactively avoid them. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s final awareness event, The CyberBiz Workshop, will focus on empowering local businesses with helpful cyberattack prevention methods.

N.C. A&T to Host Two-Day Community & Economic Engagement Summit

10/20/2022 in Academic Affairs, Community and Rural Development

The Office of Community Engagement at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a Community & Economic Engagement Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, co-sponsored by CVS Health. The summit, “Surviving and Thriving in a Post-Pandemic Economy,” will take place on campus at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center, 200 N. Benbow Road, Greensboro.

N.C. A&T Names Thomas Director of External Affairs

10/19/2022

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced Oliver M. Thomas ‘06, Ph.D., has been named director of external affairs after serving in the position on an interim basis.

University Galleries to Host “We Built This,” A History and Legacy of Black Builders Exhibition

10/14/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in collaboration with Preservation Greensboro, will host a new traveling exhibit titled, “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina.” The exhibit, opening Wednesday, Oct. 19, and running through Dec. 9 at the University Galleries, will feature the stories of those who constructed and designed many of North Carolina’s most treasured historic sites.

N.C. A&T Researchers Awarded $9M DOD Grant for Cybersecurity, AI

10/12/2022

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University researchers $9 million to investigate how to create trustworthy, reconfigurable and secure artificial intelligence for cyber physical defense systems and diversify the artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity workforce.

Smith-Jackson Named Provost for North Carolina A&T

09/30/2022

"Interim" was removed from Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson's title on Friday as Chancellor Harold L. Martin announced her full appointment as provost and executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs.

N.C. A&T Announces 2022 Dowdy Scholars Cohort

09/22/2022 in Academic Affairs

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced its newest cohort of Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars – 20 academically talented first-year students who have joined the Aggie family as members of the class of 2026.

Teixeira-Poit Receives NIH Grant to Study Impact of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design

09/09/2022 in College of Health and Human Sciences,

Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Ph.D., associate professor at the John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has received a $568,960 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, “Identifying and Mitigating Health Disparities Following a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design Change from Open-Bay to Single-Family Rooms.”

N.C. A&T to Participate in 2022 North Carolina Folk Festival

09/06/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and other North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University auxiliaries will participate in the 2022 North Carolina Folk Festival this weekend with various musical performances, extending an invitation to visit the new University Galleries exhibition and will host a booth in downtown Greensboro to engage with festival attendees. The festival is a “three-day celebration of cultural heritage through music, dance, handmade crafts and food” with a mission rooted in appreciating “diverse traditions and contribute to community vibrancy and inclusivity.”

N.C. A&T, N.C. Association of County Commissioners Partner to Host Food Security Event

08/31/2022 in Cooperative Extension

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) have partnered to host documentary screening and panel discussion centering around food security: who has it, who needs it, and what policy-makers, educators, community organizations and students can do to help.

Harlem’s Fashion Row, Tiffany & Co. bring N.C. A&T students “transformative” experience through year-long series

08/30/2022 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

Fourth-year students in North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s fashion merchandising and design program will get the professional advice and build the connections they need to succeed in the luxury fashion world through a historic year-long collaboration between the program, fashion agency Harlem’s Fashion Row and luxury-goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

Chancellor Martin Participates in ‘Raise the B.A.R.’ Summit

08/12/2022

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. is among the leaders who participated in the U.S. Department of Education’s Raise the B.A.R.: Bold + Action + Results in College Excellence & Equity Summit, where Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced the availability of $5 million to support a new College Completion Fund for Postsecondary Student Success.

N.C. A&T Celebrates N.C. Clean Energy Program Participants with State Agency, Industry Leaders

08/02/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

State agency leaders and industry partners are celebrating 40 high school and 20 college students’ completion of the 2022 N.C. Clean Energy pre-apprenticeship and internship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The program – the first of its kind in the nation – is committed to equipping the next generation of potential clean energy talent with professional training and skills development in various topics, including solar panel installation, renewable energy, HVAC and architectural design.

University Galleries to Host Historian’s Discussion on Preserving African American History and Culture

07/22/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “The Role and Importance of Preserving African American History and Culture,” on Wednesday, July 27, at noon. Brea Johnson, public historian and manuscripts librarian for the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, will delve into the world of preservation and careers in the field of public history.

N.C. A&T’s Holloway Named Chair-Elect of NACUA

07/18/2022 in Academic Affairs

Melissa J. Holloway, J.D., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Division of Legal Affairs, Risk and Compliance (DLARC) vice chancellor and general counsel, has been named chair-elect of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) for 2022-23.

N.C. A&T Works with Guilford County Schools to Build Community Education Center

07/13/2022 in Academic Affairs

Guilford County Schools (GCS) Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Harold A. Martin Sr. are pleased to announce that the district and the university are working with Gateway Research Park Inc., a joint venture partnership of North Carolina A&T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, to build a Community Education Center.

N.C. A&T, UNC-CH Receive $2.3M Grant from American Heart Association

07/12/2022 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

A team from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a four-year, $2.3 million grant from the American Heart Association to study ways to improve outcomes among women who are more likely to experience pregnancy complications because of poor heart health.

N.C. A&T Holds 2022 Employee Recognition Ceremony

06/30/2022 in Human Resources

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recognized SHRA and EHRA non-faculty employees June 9 during its 2022 Employee Recognition Award Ceremony, where 41 employees nominated for excellence in the categories of Aggie Pride, customer service, leadership, performance and teamwork were honored.

N.C. A&T’s Black Named Rhoden Fellow for ESPN’s HBCU Journalism Training Initiative

06/17/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexis Black, an honors senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been named to the sixth class of Rhoden Fellows. The program is a training initiative for aspiring journalists from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in partnership with Andscape, a “reimagination, expansion and diversification of The Underfeated’s former platform.” Black is A&T’s fourth fellow, following Alexis Davis, East Dockery and Donovan Dooley’s participation in 2021, 2019 and 2018, respectively. She will join five cohort members from Alabama State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University and Xavier University.

University Galleries to Host Noted African American Artist and Gallery Owner to Discuss the Importance of African American Art Galleries

06/15/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “The Role and Importance of Black Art Gallery Owners” Wednesday, June 22, at noon. Artist Jason Franklin will delve into the world of African American art gallery ownership and its importance to artists of color.

N.C. A&T’s Giddings, Smallwood Named to 2022 Executive Leadership Institute

06/10/2022 in Academic Affairs

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Interim Senior Vice Provost Valerie Giddings, Ph.D., and Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Arwin Smallwood, Ph.D., have been selected to participate in the University of North Carolina System’s 2022 Executive Leadership Institute. This is the third cohort of the program, which is designed to build the next generation of top leadership from within the UNC System.

N.C. A&T’s Ross Selected for HBCU National Center Class of Summer 2022

05/31/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The HBCU National Center selected Sydney Ross, a rising senior multimedia journalism major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to participate in its Class of Summer 2022 cohort. The HBCU National Center program was “established by the Honorable Jacqueline M. Lewis to foster experiential learning, mentorship, and networking” and aims to help make internship housing in Washington, D.C. affordable for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Ross will intern in the nation’s capital this summer with the Black-owned network launched by renowned journalist and commentator Roland S. Martin.

N.C. A&T’s Holloway Chosen for AASCU’s 2022 Millennium Leadership Initiative

05/19/2022 in Employees

Melissa J. Holloway, J.D., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Division of Legal Affairs, Risk and Compliance (DLARC) vice chancellor and general counsel, is among 22 outstanding, senior-level higher education professionals chosen to participate in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2022 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI).

N.C. A&T, Chemours Establish Partnership to Enhance Research Opportunities for Faculty, Students

04/28/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The Chemours Company have agreed to partner over the next three years to enhance research, educational and coaching opportunities for faculty and graduate students in areas related to chemistry and chemical engineering.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Features Alum, Broadway Actor Trinette

04/20/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Theatre Arts program at North Carolina A&T State University will present Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" beginning Thursday, April 28. Directed by Miller Lucky Jr., the production is a searing account of what racism does to its victims. It is funny, salty, raw and lyrical highlighting all the complicated emotions of the blues music it celebrates. Jayne Trinette, an alumna of A&T’s theatre program, will star as Ma Rainey.

Biden Appoints N.C. A&T Alumni to President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

04/05/2022 in Alumni

President Biden has announced his intent to appoint 18 qualified and diverse leaders – including North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni Willie A. Deese ‘77 and Janeen Uzzell ‘90 – to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

University Galleries to Host Bias to Discuss History of African American Furniture Making and Design

03/23/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host an in-person program on the “History of African American Furniture Making and Design” on Wednesday, March 30, at noon. The discussion will feature renowned artist and furniture maker Jerome Bias and will delve into the work of African American artisans and how their talent has impacted history and design. 

N.C. A&T CoST Hosts 2022 Virtual SciTech Week March 21-26

03/21/2022 in College of Science and Technology

N.C. A&T's College of Science and Technology (CoST) is hosting its annual SciTech Week, March 21-26. This year’s overarching theme is “Unapologetically Melanated and STEM Educated: Representing the Underrepresented in STEM,” as the college seeks to inspire K-12 Black and brown students as well as collegiate students to pursue STEM degrees and careers.

N.C. A&T Names Student Health Center for Blount

03/16/2022 in Alumni

The Alvin V. Blount Jr. Student Health Center signage was unveiled during a March 11 ceremony attended by members of Blount’s family and about 100 North Carolina A&T and community dignitaries, including representatives of Cone Health.

N.C. A&T Alumna Joi Carter Recipient of BEYA’s Modern-Day Technology Leader Award

03/16/2022 in Alumni, College of Engineering

Joi Carter ’14, a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumna and senior principal systems engineer at Northrop Grumman, was recently recognized during the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM conference as a 2022 Modern-Day Technology Leader awardee. The honor, BEYA notes, recognizes the “bright people who are shaping the future of engineering, science and technology” in the workforce.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “A Night at the Living Museum: A Tour of Black History”

03/07/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Beginning March 17, the Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present “A Night at the Living Museum: A Tour of Black History.” Audience members will take a living history tour led by a historical specialist and see living legends come to life whose contributions to society have shaped entertainment, politics, literature and civil rights.

Finance Expert Hobson Talks Money, Investing, Entrepreneurship and More for Build Black Wealth Speaker Series

02/18/2022 in Chancellor’s Speaker Series

Garnering more than 1,000 virtual registrants, the first Chancellor’s Speaker Series of the spring semester at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University didn’t disappoint. The conversation, focusing on “Building Black Wealth,” was held Feb. 17 and featured global finance expert Mellody Hobson. A replay of the conversation is available online. 

Playoff Bound: Aggie Alumni in NFL Championship Hunt

01/10/2022

Brandon "Big Stuff" Parker and Mac McCain III will give Aggies two days of NFL playoff games to watch this weekend featuring two of the biggest stars in recent history from North Carolina A&T football.