N.C. A&T On Point Newsletter

VOL. 1 / NO. 12 / DECEMBER 2018

Chancellor's Message
Chancellor's Message

2018: Savoring the Moment
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N.C. A&T Chancellor Martin Of the many exceptional years we have enjoyed at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2018 was one of the best. From setting records in enrollment to achieving our second consecutive black college football national championship to winning major engineering competitions, hardly a week passed without something of major consequence transpiring at our university.

It's important to take time as the year draws to a close to reflect on those significant points of progress. We all enjoy savoring the moment, but even more importantly, meditating on what led us to those achievements helps us prepare for where we plan to go next.

For North Carolina A&T, our aspirations were articulated this year in a bold refresh of the historic strategic plan we began implementing in 2011, not long after I joined the university as chancellor. “A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023” sets exciting new goals around research and development, student success, enrollment, diversity and more.

As the nation’s largest historically black university and no. 1 public HBCU, A&T might already rightly be considered to occupy a substantial leadership position. To be sure, we are both grateful for our current reality and excited to pursue the new goals we’ve set for ourselves in 2019.

To those colleagues who share our mission of serving the educational needs of America’s students, conducting critical research that advances the boundaries of science and giving vital service to communities around the nation, please know that we see you and your hard work and wish you the very best of success in the coming year. To those of you who support that work in ways large and small, please know that your assistance is vital to our success. We could not do what we do without you.

May your holidays be peaceful and full of light. And may the new year bring engaging opportunity, rewarding success and plenty of joy.

- Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.

A&T graduates enjoy a moment at the year-ending Fall Commencement, where approximately 960 students were awarded their degrees.A&T graduates enjoy a moment at the year-ending Fall Commencement, where approximately 960 students were awarded their degrees.

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Data Points
Data Points

Fresh off its 2017 Celebration Bowl win, the Aggie football team is honored at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh by Gov. Roy Cooper.
A&T alum Kevin Wilson Jr. is nominated for an Oscar for his short film, “My Nephew ,” based on a play he wrote and staged while an A&T student. 
White House correspondent April D. Ryan offers the keynote for the 58th-annual February One celebration honoring the A&T Four and their historic sit-in at Woolworth’s.
BestColleges.com names A&T the No. 2 HBCU in the nation.  
The women’s basketball and bowling teams win their respective Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference championships – two of 10 titles earned by Aggies athletics teams in 2017-18.
A&T announces its inaugural class of Cheatham-White Scholars, 20 students who boast an average GPA of 4.51, SAT score of 1,364 and ACT score of 30.
Associate Professor of Animal Sciences Radiah C. Minor is honored with the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award by the UNC Board of Governors.
A team of A&T Engineering students finishes best in the nation and second internationally in the SAE International Aero Design West competition in California. 
The colleges of Health and Human Sciences and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences name new deans: Lenora Campbell and Frances Ward Johnson. They are among six new academic leaders tapped in 2018: Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Beryl McEwen, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Dean Mohamed Ahmedna, Science and Technology Dean Abdellah Ahmidouch and Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Dean Sherine O. Obare.
One of the top three research campuses in the UNC System, A&T closes out Fiscal Year 2018 with $64.26 million in contracts and grants, setting an institutional record for the second consecutive year.
A&T breaks ground on a $12.3-million research, education, community engagement and agribusiness development complex at the University Farm.
The Congressional Bipartisan HCBU Caucus Diversity in Tech Summit brings more than 200 major tech corporation representatives, college and university leaders and elected officials to A&T.
A&T begins the 2018-19 school year with 12,142 students, its largest enrollment ever, making A&T the nation’s largest HBCU for the fifth consecutive year.
The university launches an update of its groundbreaking strategic plan in the form of “A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023.” Among the new goals: expanding enrollment to 14,000.
U.S. News & World Report names A&T the nation’s no. 1 public HBCU. 
A&T holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new $90-million, 150,000-square-foot Student Center, home to the university bookstore, a myriad of restaurants, student services offices, study and meeting spaces, a ballroom, a video gaming suite and more.
The university breaks ground on the Engineering Research and Innovation Complex, a long-awaited new home for the nationally acclaimed College of Engineering scheduled to open in late 2021.
University leaders unveil the Campaign for North Carolina A&T, an $85-million fundraising initiative that has already brought in $68 million and raised the university’s collective endowment to $74.2 million.
The A&T football team wins its second consecutive Celebration Bowl and its third in four years with an electrifying 24-22 victory over Alcorn State in Atlanta’s Mercedez-Benz Stadium.
An estimated 960 students graduate as part of the Fall 2018 Commencement exercises. Along with the more than 1,300 spring graduates, they raise to nearly 70,000 the number of A&T alumni.

Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr.

Erin Hill Hart, Interim
Todd Hurst Simmons

Yvonne L. Halley

Tonya D. Dixon
Jordan M. Howse
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