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76-Year-Old Earns Her Degree From North Carolina Central University, Making Her The First In Her Family With A 4-Year College Degree

Seventy-six-year-old Shirley Fuller is the first in her family to graduate with a four-year college degree.

Dec 15, 2023

HBCU Alum Who Birthed Her Company In A Dorm Room Earns $25K From Pharrell’s Black Ambition

Pharrell’s Black Ambition has yet to cease supporting current and former HBCU students. In 2021, AfroTech reported on Spelman alumna Mya Havard and her co-founders being awarded $100,000 to help more people buy Black. Now, Black Ambition has backed another HBCU alumna, except this one is supporting student-parents.

Nov 2, 2022

NCCU To Open Door For NIL Opportunities Across All Sports In New Partnership With The Brandr Group

A first-of-its-kind partnership is set to open the door for a group of HBCU student-athletes. According to a press release, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has become the first HBCU to partner with The Brandr Group (TBG) — a brand management, marketing, and licensing agency — for its group licensing program. The recently launched partnership is set to create “ new opportunities for NCCU student-athletes in all 15 sports who want to use their name, image, and likeness (NIL) together with the university’s official trademarks and logos,” the press release discloses. “We are thrilled to welcome NCCU to our family as our first HBCU partner, and we look forward to working together to support Eagles student-athletes through this new agreement, “said Rick Perko, Vice President of Program Development at TBG. “There are several companies and individuals who are interested in making a difference with student athletes at HBCUs and group licensing will allow them to have the greatest...

Aug 12, 2022

Hellena Tidwell Pays Tribute To Her Late Husband By Donating $500K To Their HBCU Alma Mater

What a way to honor a loved one! According to QCityMetro, Hellena Tidwell honored her late husband with quite the donation to their alma mater, North Carolina Central University. Tidwell, along with the couple’s two sons, pledged a total of $500,000 in honor of Isaiah Tidwell. The funds will help to support the historically Black university’s accounting program.

Jan 31, 2022