In its first appearance in a national championship, the North Carolina A&T women’s bowling team didn’t disappoint.
The Aggies were crowned the 2015 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Intercollegiate Team Champions (ITC), Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 win over Robert Morris at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, Kansas.
The ITC, first contested in 1975, is the pinnacle event of the college bowling season. The ITC brings together the top 16 men’s and top 16 women’s teams in the country to compete for national titles. They are mostly the top teams who came up short in their conference championships. USBC is the national governing body of bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
“Accomplishing this goal was huge,” said head coach James Williams whose team finished the season 74-37. “With all of the individual awards from this year, it is awesome that the team accomplished this because no one ever remembers the individual accomplishments. But they remember the best team. This is something that no one can take from us. We will forever be national champions.” Read more
Now that the class of 2015 has turned its tassel, it’s time for the newly elected Student Government Association (SGA) to begin its tenure and the Austin Ogletree administration is ready.
“We have so many different personalities and interests represented,” Ogletree said. “We have the embodiment of North Carolina A&T State University in this administration.”
Ogletree, 21, is a junior industrial and systems engineering major from Barnesville, Georgia who pulled off the interesting feat of winning the presidency while doing co-op study with Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
“The election started from day one – from the day I stepped on campus,” Ogletree said. “I knew I wanted to be a premiere leader on this campus. I think that my work as freshman class and sophomore class president definitely helped and running unopposed helped as well.”
He was able to take the week of elections off from his co-op to come back to campus and share with his fellow students his platform of “The Return of Aggie Pride.” Read more
In the latest ranking of the Best Online Programs for Veterans, U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Carolina A&T among the top in the categories of Online Graduate Computer Information Technology, Online Bachelor’s Programs and Online Graduate Education Programs.
The magazine ranked N.C. A&T No. 16 out of 26 programs in the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans category. The university is tied at No. 107 out of 183 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans category and No. 112 out of 156 Best Online Graduate Education Programs for Veterans category.
“At N.C. A&T, our aim is to continuously improve learning experiences for our students beyond the traditional classroom setting,” said Provost Joe B. Whitehead Jr. “We strive to appeal to students in the digital generation and provide flexibility for those who are unable to participate in a traditional environment.”
The Best Online Programs for Veterans Rankings measures affordability, accessibility and reputation of online programs for veterans and active-duty service members. These annual rankings cover online undergraduate programs as well as online graduate programs in business education, engineering, computer information technology and nursing.
A&T offers 15 online degree seeking programs and certificates in majors that include agriculture education, information technology, environmental safety and health and others.
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Aggie Press Assistant Editor
On Friday, April 24, 2015, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) celebrated a new campus holiday, Terrence J Day, named after the famed E! News co-host, actor, author, and 2004 graduate of the school of Journalism and Mass Communications (JOMC). Through a partnership with NBCUniversal, the Aggie Alum returned to his alma mater and presented the journalism department with a $100,000 donation.
“After hearing about what NBCUniversal did by partnering with A&T and donating $50,000 to the journalism department, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is and give back to the University that gave so much to me,” said Terrence J.
My fascination with Terrence J first began two years ago, when I tuned in to the music countdown show 106 and Park on Black Entertainment Television (BET). Goofy and charismatic, his charming personality as one of the hosts captivated me. He seemed so real—as if a cool, successful, older cousin. Read more
Lessons from our future
By Aggie Press Staff
Two well-known N.C. A&T graduates, Terrence Jenkins (also known as Terrence J.) and Addie Whisenant, returned to their alma mater April 22 and 24 to deliver strategies for success and paying it forward.
Jenkins, a 2004 graduate of A&T’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has emerged as a successful television entertainment host and appeared in several major films. To pay homage to A&T, Jenkins donated $100,000 to establish an endowment for WNAA radio station where he once worked, and for the JOMC department.
Whisenant, a 2007 graduate, is director of African-America media for the White House’s Office of Communications. She returned to A&T as the Richard E. Moore guest lecturer, an annual lecture that honors the late Richard E. Moore, a former journalism professor and vice president of public relations for A&T. Moore passed 20 years ago in 1995.
Jenkins’ and Whisenant’s recipes for success?
Jenkins: “You’re going to get told ‘no.’ It’s how you take that ’no’ and use it to your advantage.”
Whisenant: “I waited four months” before being told I had the job. Friends told me not to apply, that it wasn’t for me. I didn’t listen.
When asked what is the one thing that A&T taught her, Whisenant replied, “Assertiveness.”
Aggie Press Managing Editor
It was on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when one eager and passionate young journalist, for the first time in her life, was at a loss for words. In front of her—less than an arm’s length distance—stood the legendary and award-winning investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
Staring in amazement, the young journalist recalled Cooper’s remarkable coverage of global political conflicts, natural disasters, and civil unrest. So, to finally meet a prominent individual who is living her dream, this young woman’s heart almost exploded when Mr. Cooper walked by, smiling, and said “Hello!” Read more
Aggie Press Guest Contributor
Women’s History Month occurs every year in March to highlight the impactful women who have made a difference in society.
March 8, marks International Women’s Day, and is celebrated all over the world, and this month-long observation is primarily recognized in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. The first International Women’s Day took place in 1911 and later led to ‘Women’s History Week’ near the month of March, and by 1987, the week developed into a full-fledged, celebrated month.
With each passing year, more awareness and appreciation for Women’s History Month is raised, and numerous women are awarded, uplifted, and saluted for their efforts and contributions.
Although the month-long celebration has existed for 30 plus years, there remains a lack of awareness about this women-focused month among young people.
Many college students were unaware that March is Women’s History Month. Read more
Aggie Press Assistant Editor
Donning a black and white dress, leather shawl, and an elaborate beaded black and gold hat, Congresswoman Alma Adams hosted constituents at her Greensboro House in mid-March. As a representative for the 12th District of North Carolina in the House of Representatives and the 100th woman in Congress, Adams serves in Washington, D.C. but also has offices located in Greensboro and Charlotte.
At the opening of her Greensboro office, located on 1600 E. Wendover Ave., Adams, interns and members of her staff welcomed politicians, community leaders, family, friends and supporters.
With over 30 years of service in her community as a member of the Greensboro County School Board and North Carolina General Assembly, and experience as a professor at Bennett College, Adams proudly represents her community.
In a seven way race, Adams won the Congressional seat without a run-off because she believes that her team worked harder, had the right message and represented everyone.
“I’m going to continue to be your voice. I’m going to speak up. I’m going to stand up, and I’m going to cut up if I have to,” said Adams in her evening remarks.
Adams also comes from humble beginnings, where she was the third child born to a single mother with little education. Her sister had sickle cell disease, and her mother died at age 26—causing for Adams to grow up quickly and take charge. Read more
Aggie Press Advertising Manager
Over the past few days, there has been ample negative feedback and speculation over the TIDAL music streaming website and application for Smartphones and tablets.
For those who don’t what TIDAL is (or have been living under a rock for the past 72 hours), essentially, it’s a “MEGA-Pandora” or Spotify. It streams music and music videos from various artists of different musical genres, and its ownership falls in the hands of notable musicians such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, J. Cole, Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and Daft Punk.
As a music geek, I have visited the site and found that it was a fantastic idea. Read more