NCCU featured in August US Airways magazine

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 02:08 PM

North Carolina Central University has been featured in an August US Airways magazine cover story about historically black colleges and universities.

The magazine reaches the airline’s 6.5 million domestic passengers and 3.6 million international readers, according to a NCCU release.

The 48-page spread on HBCUs, which includes short articles on 30 of the nation’s 100-plus HBCUs, opens with a full-page photo from the NCCU campus, which shows the statue of founder James E. Shepard and the Hoey Administration Building at twilight.

The separate article about NCCU has the headline “Hearts and Sciences” and focuses on the university’s biosciences programs, law school and longtime record for community service.

“This is welcome exposure for NCCU and our sister institutions,” said Chancellor Debra Saunders-White in a statement. “The US Airways Magazine coverage helps spread the word about HBCUs to audiences nationally and worldwide.”  

The HBCU feature was spearheaded by the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Association, an organization composed of alumni leaders who partner with federal, state and local governments and other organizations to advocate on behalf of HBCUs and their alumni, according to the release.

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