Thursday, October 17

NYC Metro History

NYC Metro History

Established in 1993 and chartered by the National Alumni Association November 16, 1996, a group of sixteen (16) Bronx and Manhattan Alumni organized to promote the University, to promote a spirit of camaraderie among graduates, and, above all, to uphold the University motto of “Truth and Service” by supporting the development of resources that would enable the students who follow to aspire to a higher level of learning.   The sixteen charter members of the organization were:  Rahesha Amon, Nora Barnes, Remitha Brooks, Raymond Bunch, Earl Davis, Robert Faison, Joyce Flowers, James Hayes, Hattie Hedgepeth, Joyce Hightower, Ola Hightower, William Motley, Naomi Randall, Marjorie Steele, Vivian Tate, and Elizabeth Wood. The first President was Rahesha Amon (1993-1996).  Joyce Flowers became President in 1996 and served until 2009 when Sojourner Greer was elected.

When the Bronx-Manhattan Chapter was organized, one other chapter existed in the five boroughs, the Queens Long Island Chapter.  After many years of service to the Association, the Queens Long Island Chapter and the Bronx-Manhattan Chapter determined that we the Alumni might best meet our goal of promoting the University and supporting its efforts to acquire resources to produce graduates who are “no common barnyard fowls”.  Soaring Eagles that we are, in the mid 2000’s the Bronx-Manhattan Chapter and the Queens Long Island Chapter merged to become the New York City Metropolitan Chapter of the NCCU Alumni Association.