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EVENT SPOTLIGHT | 2023 NCCU Alumni Weekend | June 23-June 25, 2023


North Carolina Central University is hosting their 2023 Alumni Weekend June 23-June 24, 2023 in Durham, North Carolina. A few events will be virtual. Register HERE.

The NCCU Alumni Association welcomes graduates and friends to attend the Annual Alumni Weekend, June 23-25, 2023. Throughout the weekend NCCU Alumni and friends will celebrate successes, rekindle friendships, and reflect on the Eagle Experience.

About North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by James E. Shepard in affiliation with the Chautauqua movement in 1909, it was supported by private funds from both Northern and Southern philanthropists. It was made part of the state system in 1923, when it first received state funding and was renamed as Durham State Normal School. It added graduate classes in arts and sciences and professional schools in law and library science in the late 1930s and 1940s.

In 1969 the legislature designated this a regional university and renamed it as North Carolina Central University. It has been part of the University of North Carolina system since 1972 and offers programs at the baccalaureate, master's, professional, and doctoral levels. The university is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, NCCU Chancellor

Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., was appointed the 12th chancellor of North Carolina Central University on June 26, 2017.

Under Dr. Akinleye’s leadership, NCCU’s enterprise has expanded significantly. Among his accomplishments, the university has increased its enrollment to over 8,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs (in both on-campus and online programs) and recorded the largest number of graduates for a fall commencement exercise.


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