Home > News > Post Content

Founder Shepard, Class of 1969 Honored at Convocation (105 hits)

The Class of 1969 was honored, along with the man who made North Carolina Central University possible, Dr. James E. Shepard, during Founder’s Day Convocation Friday, Nov. 8.
On hand were 107 members of the Class of 1969, who were welcomed into the Society of Golden Eagles, a special category for alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more.
Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye reflected on the legacy of Shepard, who devoted much of his life to establishing and funding the campus that first opened as the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race in 1910.
In April 2019, NCCU renamed a central structure at the university as the James E. Shepard Administration Building, eliminating the name of a former U.S. Senator known for his opposition to civil rights.

Image: The James E. Shepard Building
Continue reading: https://www.nccu.edu/news/index.cfm?ID=0070D0D2-A5DB-65D8-A65D15EC2A0328C9
Posted By: Sister Elynor Moss
Thursday, November 14th 2019 at 8:30PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...

More From This Author
It is okay to gather your thoughts before speaking and acting.
Are you the match? English Faculty - Middlesex Community College
“Your Story, My Story, Our Stories” - Celebrate with the city of Savannah and SSU!
Book a Career in Publishing! Hachette Book Group Internship Program
Good Find: Summer 2020 Internships at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
College Students Listen
Window of Opportunity: Diverse Faculty Fellow - Music
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home
Sponsored Content Create an Ad
Follow Us!
Link To Us!
Do you have a website? Link to HBCU Connect!