Friday, March 27, 2009

Light at the End of the Tunnel - by NCCU Student, Titania Fisher.....

Okay, so spring break is over. Some may have gone to Cancun, while others may have spent time with their family and friends. I, on the other hand, focused on getting my community service hours in. I didn’t have time to party or hang out with my family or friend. Don’t get me wrong, I would have loved to spend time with my loved ones, but I had bigger fish to fry!

The other day, when I was looking at the school calendar, I realized that in less than two months this semester will be over. Now it’s crunch time! As I sit in my office going over each syllabus for classes that I’m taking, I make sure that I’m not behind on any assignments. I learned early on in the game. The only way I was going to get through this semester was by making sure that I was ahead on all of my homework assignments. In another week or two I will be finished with all of my assignments. Then I can start studying for final exams. I started off on a rocky road, and now I think I finally got this school thing down to a science.

To all my fellow freshmen, I would like to say stay encouraged, stay focused, and know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Future Eagle CORE Leader and NCCU Freshman, Jamal Cuthbertson....

My name is Jamal Cuthbertson. My hometown is Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a Freshman Political Science and English major. Myhobbies are playing tennis, running to free my mind from stress, and reading non-fiction books.

My favorite candy is "edamame"(chocolate-covered soybeans!!). I am currently involved in thePolitical Science Club, the SGA Freshmen Class Council, and I will also be a new Eagle Core Orientation Leader this summer!

I chose to come to NCCU for its variety of oppurtunities offered to EVERYONE as well as the committment to provide service to the local community while producing well-trained professionals for the global marketplace. The NCCU motto "Truth and Service" means going beyond the peripheral limitations as it relates to reaching out to the local, state, national and global regions for a more advanced society.

I would like to leave the footprint of being the student who didn't hesitate when people needed that particular person to help with a community service activity or just being the one who others can simply depend on when it comes down to not only business matters but social matters as well.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

NCCU Eagle CORE Orientation Leader, Sylida Carter....

Hello, New Eagles!

My name is Sylida Carter, and I'll be one of your Eagle CORE Leaders for the orientation sessions this summer!

I'm excited that you've chosen North Carolina Central University as your next stepping stone in life! This summer, be prepared to meet new people, faculty, staff, and future lifelong friends! Also be prepared for a life-changing experience, and one you will never forget.

During your orientation session, I'll be one of the CORE Leaders to help guide you in a small group to help you enroll for your first year of college. We'll get you to the right place on campus to secure your financial aid, housing, Eagle Card, and scheduling for classes.

We're here to assist with any questions you have about NCCU, and I'm excited to meet everyone in North Carolina Central University's Class of 2013!

Hope you have a great transition from your prior institution of learning to NCCU!

With Eagle Pride....Amplified!
Sylida Carter
NCCU Class of 2010

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Is NCCU the School for You?

My name is Kimisha Falls. I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. I like shopping, hanging out with friends, spending time my family. I'm a sophomore soon to be junior in the fall. I sit and wonder where time went, because it passed by so fast! My best advice for freshman students who are thinking about coming to NCCU in the fall, is you should attend NCCU if it's for you!

NCCU is a great school and have lots of helpful and wonderful people. NCCU also has one of the top business and law programs in the nation. NCCU has so much to offer, and I'm so glad I choose to come here. People have always told me that your college years goes by really fast, and they were not lying. It seem just like yesterday I was a incoming freshman with no clue where to begin my career path. My first semester at NCCU when I was a freshman was hard because I felt lost and I was so far way from home (well at least it felt that way - Charlotte is only 2.5 hours away).

I went through the whole semester undecided because I didn't know what I wanted to do anymore, and before I knew it, it was spring semester 2008. So I finally decied to become an Accounting major because I would like to have my own business and foundation.
I have so many things to prepare for in so little time because time goes by so fast. Coming to NCCU has been great. I'm so glad I choose NCCU to purse my education further. Since I've been here, I have learned a lot. I have learned to become more responsible, independent, to manage my time better, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, TO ALWAYS STAY FOCUSED!