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NCCU Graduate Moves Up the Rungs on the Corporate Ladder

N.C. Central University graduate Carmelo Montalvo, recently promoted to the C-suite of a startup company in Pittsburgh, credits his experiences as an HBCU student for much of his career success. Mantalvo joined NCCU’s Class of 2013 as a sophomore after a one-year stint at Craven Community College in New Bern, N.C....
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Double Eagle Appointed to Higher Education Post

Story By: Torrean Stallings, Office of Communications and Marketing Intern Alumna Linda Strong-Leek, Ph.D., ’88, ’90, has been appointed provost at Berea College. Prior to her appointment, Strong-Leek served as vice president for Diversity and Inclusion, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and...
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Legal Eagle Soars to Partner Role at Law Firm

Story by: Brian Byrd, NCCU Office of Communications and Marketing Intern Eagles continue to showcase their leadership in the law field. Michael Johnston, L’92, has been named partner for Taylor English Duma LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Johnston has over 25 years of experience providing...
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Alumnus Soars in Sales Industry

Story by: Raven Cheatham, NCCU Office of Communications and Marketing Intern Tommy T. McNeil, ’93, has always known how to cultivate a high-performance sales culture. He was recently appointed as regional sales director for the Stirling Ultracold’s Southeast Business Unit, an energy-efficient biomedical...
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Alumna Receives National Honor for Fight Against Hunger

Combating hunger is not just an act of community service for NCCU alumna Jasmine Crowe, ’05, it’s her passion. Through her mobile app Goodr, Crowe distributes unused food to individuals in need. “Hunger is not an issue of scarcity, it’s a matter of logistics,” Crowe says. With her...
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Alumna Appointed to Environmental Leadership Role

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Ph.D.,’90, has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to serve on the Ohio Lake Erie Commission, a group that promotes preserving lake natural resources and endorsing its potential for economic development. Bryant-Friedrich currently serves as dean of the College of Graduate Studies for...
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Alumnus Leads with Hospitality

Story by: Palace Jones, NCCU Office of Communications and Marketing Intern   Christopher Tyner, ’04, has been named vice president of operations for Concord Hospitality Enterprises, a hospitality management and development company.  In his new role, Tyner will oversee the Mid-Atlantic Region of...
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Alumna Makes Strides in Higher Education

Story by: Jasmine Hall, Office of Communications and Marketing Intern  Double Eagle L. Reesie Holsey, Ph.D., ‘05, ‘08, is making her mark in higher education. Recently, she was named assistant vice president of Student Success and Engagement and dean of students at Edward Waters College located in...
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Alumna Lands Inaugural Role at N.C. Education Lottery

Story by: Jasmine Hall, NCCU Office of Communications and Marketing Intern Annette Taylor, ‘90, joins the North Carolina Education Lottery as its first minority business and community affairs manager. The position was created by the lottery in efforts to enhance and promote its minority business participation...
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Alumna Named to Congressional Council

Emily M. Dickens, ’95, ’99, ’02, has been named to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that educates and connects Latino youth by providing leadership programs and educational services. Dickens currently serves as corporate...
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