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October 8 - 16, 2011

North Carolina A&T State University


table of contents 1 Chancellor, Dr. Harold L. Martin Sr. 2 Where Learning Happens 3 Greetings from Director of Alumni Affairs 4 Greetings from National President Alumni Association, Inc. 5 Nationwide Insurance 6 Alumni Schedule of Events 7 Alumni Schedule of Events continued 8 Richard E. Moore Homecoming Golf Tournament 9 Golf Registration Form 10 Aggie “No Tap Bowling” 11 Vending 12 Homecoming Concert (Guest Artist Manhattans & Stylistics) 13 Alumni Association Dance 14 Student Schedule of Events 15 Students Homecoming Events 16 Students Homecoming Concert 17 Aggie Fan Fest 18 Events @ The Greensboro Coliseum 19 Parking and Shuttle Information 20 Game Day Shuttle Information 21 Successful Tailgating 22 NC A&T Football Schedule 23 Partnering Hotels 24 Partnering Hotel Contact Information 25 Sponsors 26 Sponsors continued 27 Aggie ACTION 28 Let’s Stay Connected 29 Homecoming 2012 Save the Date 30 Homecoming Committee Perspective 31 Committee Perspective continued 32 Welcome Alumni and Friends


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This is where learning happens.

Sometimes, a classroom is more than a space filled with desks, students and a professor. Sometimes it’s a gateway—a place where we finally begin answering the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” At North Carolina A&T State University, we offer students the chance to see themselves in the careers they’ve dreamt of pursuing. That means ensuring that the learning experience at our university mirrors the world awaiting our students after they leave. Because at A&T, a degree doesn’t mean you’re finished learning. It means you’re

North Carolina A&T State University

about to begin making a difference in the world.

ncat.edu

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Leonora C. Bryant ‘99 Director Office of Alumni Affairs

Alumni Foundation Event Center 200 N. Benbow Rd. Greensboro, NC 27411 phone: 336.433.5570

Dear NC A&T SU Alumni: Welcome Home! Thank you for making North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC your destination, joining thousands of alumni, family and friends to celebrate “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth.” Homecoming is an exciting time in Aggieland as Aggies from far and near come back home. This year we will be celebrating 85 years of The Greatest Homecoming on Earth, 1926 – 2011. You the alumni have played an integral part in the magnificent history, which has brought North Carolina A&T State University to the forefront and made possible its continued growth and development. It is through alumni monetary support, alumni recruiting efforts; alumni participation in the University’s sponsored programs and activities that A&T has continued its rich tradition of “Aggie Pride.” Prepare yourselves to reconnect with the past and embrace the future as we celebrate Homecoming 2011. The Office of Alumni Affairs, along with the University’s Schools/ Colleges, and the Alumni Association, Inc. has planned some exciting activities for you. Aggies we await your presence and anticipate your excitement when you return to campus. We are confident you will agree that our Alma Mater’s homecoming is…

“The Greatest Homecoming on Earth. “

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your support. Aggie Pride,

Leonora C. Bryant Leonora C. Bryant, Director Office of Alumni Affairs

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Gerald Williams ‘83

National President N.C. A&T State University Alumni Association Inc.

Welcome Home Alumni: On behalf of the Board of Directors of North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc. and the over 40,000 alumni we represent, it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to return home to celebrate the 2011 “Greatest Homecoming on Earth”. We will meet and greet and reminisce about all that we love about North Carolina A & T. We will show our Aggie spirit as we cheer for our football team. We will tailgate and party and remember the good times we had “in our day”. And, I hope, you will all walk the beautiful campus, where we got our start, and be amazed! What a great opportunity to reconnect to all that we hold dear about our alma mater! Please join us at the Sheraton Four Seasons for an entire weekend of exciting alumni activities, hospitality and events. You can shop at the vendors pavilion and get fantastic buys on apparel, art, jewelry and other merchandise. Friday night, you can enjoy the “The Legends of Soul” The Stylistics & The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett, sponsored by the A&T Foundation. On Saturday night, please join us for the O.S. P. Band in the Guilford Ballroom. Finally, on Sunday morning, please join the Alumni family as we gather at the Alumni Association’s Affirmation Service. Homecoming is where we, as alumni, celebrate those cherished times spent at North Carolina A&T. It’s an opportunity for us to collectively reflect on the significant role our alma mater had in helping us chart our course for reaching our goals and realizing our dreams. As we share in the joy of “Being an Aggie”, remember that as dedicated alumni we have the responsibility and opportunity to champion the Alumni Association and A&T. Even after the last song has been played at Homecoming, “Being an Aggie” means that we support both organizations to insure that both will continue to thrive and that what we experienced will be our gift to future generations. Come! Celebrate! Enjoy! And, Support our alma mater during the 2011 edition of the “Greatest Homecoming on Earth.” We look forward to celebrating with you. Aggie Pride! New Beginnings: Strengthening Our Legacy for Future Generations

Sincerely,

Gerald Williams, ‘83 National President N. C. A&T State University Alumni Association Inc.

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Thursday, October 13th Fall Convocation Harrison Auditorium - Campus 10 AM Aggie Alumni Entrepreneurship Conference Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Colony A Room, 3rd Level 3 PM – 6:30 PM Corporate & Community Partners Appreciation Reception *INVITATION ONLY* Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Affairs Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Sawgrass Room 6 PM Aggie “NO TAP” Bowling Tournament Annual Scholarship Gate City Lanes Sponsored by Gate City Chapter NC A&T Alumni Association, Inc. 7PM

Friday, October 14th GET YOUR Official Aggie Paraphernalia NC A&T Bookstore Campus 8 AM – 6 PM 33rd Annual Richard E. Moore Memorial Golf Tournament Grandover Resort 8:30 AM Shotgun Start F.D. Bluford Library Archives 7th Picture Party Bluford Library Rm 201 – Campus 9 AM – 4 PM

Aggie “NO TAP” Bowling Tournament Annual Scholarship Gate City Lanes Sponsored by Gate City Chapter NC A&T Alumni Association, Inc. 10AM NC A&T State University Office of Alumni Affairs Alumni Welcome Desk 1 Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons 10 AM – 12 Noon College of Arts and Sciences Aggies on the Lawn Alumni Foundation Event Center 11 AM – 1 PM Aggies On the Lawn Alumni Foundation Event Center 11 AM – 1 PM The WNAA Soundstage & Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Baseball Stadium Free Festival Admission 11 AM – 11 PM WNAA Island Raggae Jam @ 5 PM Hosted by: Super Duper DC & Lion racks Free Event School of Nursing Alumni Group Meeting Alumni Foundation Event Center 12 N – 2 PM School of Technology Alumni Luncheon Smith Hall Lobby Campus 12 N – 3 PM NC A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc. Information - Desk 1 Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons 12 N – 8 PM College of Engineering Alumni Meet the Dean Luncheon McNair Front Lawn Campus 1 PM – 3 PM

School of Nursing Alumni Open House/Noble Hall Campus 2 PM – 4 PM School of Education Memory Walk-- A Hundred Bricks, A Thousand Memories Proctor Hall 3 PM - Until Networking Reception Classes ending in 2’s & 7’s Pre Reunion Event Sponsored by: NC A&T SU Alumni Association, Inc. Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons 5 PM – 7 PM Chancellor’s Donor Reception *INVITATION ONLY* Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Imperial Ballroom ABC 6 PM Vending - Sponsored by: NC A&T Alumni Association, Inc. Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Pre Function Area 7 PM – 1 AM Alumni Association Hospitality Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons 8 PM – 1 AM Alumni Concert Sponsored by: NC A&T Foundation Featuring “The Legends of Soul” The Stylistics & The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Guilford Ballroom 7:15 PM Buffet Reception Contact: Darlene Norman (336) 433-5560 8 PM Showtime

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Events continued Saturday, October 15th The WNAA/State Farm Soundstage @ Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Stadium near East Lindsay & Boyd Street 7:30 AM – 6 PM - FREE EVENT Homecoming Parade Start - Morrow Boulevard End - Aggie Stadium 8 AM WNAA-FM 90.1 Homecoming Parade Stage Intersection of East Lindsay & Yanceyville Street 8 AM - FREE EVENT School of Nursing TELOCA Graduates’ Annual Breakfast Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Colony Ballroom BC Contacts: Beatrice Barrow (336) 274-7820 Alice M. Hamilton (336) 274-3952 8 AM - 10 AM Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Baseball Stadium Free Festival Admission 8 AM – 11 PM GET YOUR Official Aggie Paraphernalia NC A&T Bookstore Aggie Stadium 8 AM – 6 PM Vending – Sponsored by: NC A&T Alumni Association, Inc. Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Pre Function Area 9 AM – 1:00 AM School of Technology Tailgate Aggie Stadium 10 AM – 3 PM

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WNAA 90.1 FM War Memorial Baseball Stadium Old School vs. New School Block Party @ 12 N Live R&B & Go-Go Music 3 PM – 5 PM & 6:30 PM Football Game A&T vs. Delaware State Aggie Stadium Contact: NC A&T Ticket Office (336) 334-7749 1:30 PM NC A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc. Information Desk 1 Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons 8 PM – 10 PM Alumni Association Hospitality Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons 8 PM – 1 AM Aggie Athletic Foundation Stewardship Event Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Imperial Ballroom D 7 PM – 9PM Homecoming Alumni Dance Sponsored by NC A&T State University Alumni Association Inc. Featuring the O.S.P. Band Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Guilford Ballroom 9 PM – 1:30 AM

Sunday, October 16th Alumni Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Office of Alumni Affairs Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Imperial Ballroom A 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Affirmation Service Sponsored by: NC A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc. Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons Imperial D Ballroom 9:00 AM – 10 AM Vending – Sponsored by: NC A&T State University Alumni Association, Inc. Sheraton Greensboro @ Four Seasons Pre Function Area 9 AM – 12 N Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Baseball Stadium Free Festival Admission 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday Afternoon Groove War Memorial Baseball Stadium The Triad’s Own Tanya Ross Project Live! 11 AM – 4 PM


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AGGIE NO TAP bowling tournament Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Sponsored by

Gate City Chapter North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association Inc. Gate City Lanes, 5502 Hornaday Road, Greensboro, NC

October 14 - 15, 2011

Thursday: 7pm Friday: 10:00am & 11:30am

$25.00 Per Person/Per Event Cash awards will be presented at the end of the play on Thursday and Friday. Door Prizes will be given throughout the tournament.

Mail to: Gate City Alumni Chapter, P. O. Box 20005 Greensboro, North Carolina 27420

for further information contact Jennifer Graves at 336.674.4626 or email at whitelightgraves @aol.com 11


Sponsored by NC A&T STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INC.

2011 VENDING EXHIBITORS No Homecoming is complete without vendors who bring you unique quality items to wear for the weekend, to accessorize your home or to give for gifts. Come to the Alumni Exhibitor space on the third floor of the Sheraton Four Season to have a unique shopping experience, planned with you in mind.

Anything You Need - Visit us for men’s cufflinks, neckties, accessories and reading glasses. Ben’s House of Music - Offering the smoothest jazz on the planet! Featuring gospel jazz, rhythm ‘n ‘jazz and smooth jazz. Sixteen titles to choose from. Check us out at www.benshouseofmusic.com.

Buffalo Dallas Merchandise and Apparel - Greek paraphernalia: Jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sling bags, duffle bags and polos.

Campus Closet - High quality and reasonably priced fraternity and sorority jackets, bags, handkerchiefs, polo shirts, reversible vests, caps and lapel pins. See the Greek car air fresheners. Visit Campus Closet’s eBay store at http://stores.shop.ebay.com/CAMPUS-ClOSET. Gloria’s Place - Purses, Jewelry and other accessories for discriminating buyers. Gold Connection - Unique quality Platinum, gold, sterling silver and diamond/gemstone jewelry. Heritage Treasures, LLC - Imprinted and Embroidered recognition wear including Greek paraphernalia, caps, jewelry, T-shirts and related accessories. JAP Marketing - Jewelry, scarves and purses – something special for you! Jovita’s Place - Greek paraphenalia, jewelry, collectibles and gifts. See more at www.jovitasplaceonline.com.

Just for You Boutique - Clothing, leather merchandise, handbags, jewelry, Greek paraphernalia and other accessories. Contact us at lpa101@aol.com. Find us at www.justforyourboutique.com.

MGM Enterprises - Jewelry, handbags, MaryKay products, sunglasses and shawls. Mildred’s Miracle Chest - Offering Hicks Transformations Exclusive Hair Products. Hicks Edges temporarily straightens hair, promotes growth. Use Diamond Oil to add shine and stop breakage, Silk Solutions Hair Serum to reduce drying and BounceFlat Iron Spray for bouncy curls and shine. Pour Vous - Selling beautiful jewelry and clothing. Offering magnificent church hats. Something Special - Various casual hats, caps and handmade hat/scarf sets. Also offering purses, Greek items, ethnic holiday décor (angels, santas, etc.), pashimas, ceramics, fragranced body oils and specialty giftware. Come and start your holiday shopping here! T’s Fashion Accessories - Specializing in Greek pins, brooches, pendants, bracelets and rings. Also offering lunch bags and check book covers. Ties The Knot, LLC - Offering Men’s apparel: Business suits, dress shirts, cuff links. Neckware – including Ascots, neckties and cravats. Headwear for the fashionable male. V & N Variety - Handbags, dresses, jewelry and accessories. Watch Lady JB - High fashion ladies jewelry sets, men’s and ladies watches, rings, bracelets and earrings – just the right accessories. For a preview, go to www.watchladyjb.com.

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Disclaimer: Each company listed above is independently owned and operated. This notice of participating exhibitors is not an endorsement of any articular company, its products or offerings by the North Carolina A & T State University Alumni Association, Inc.


NC A&T University Foundation, Inc.

presents The Stylistics & The Manhattans, featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett

Aggie Alumni

Homecoming Concert Friday, October 14, 2011 Doors open at 7 pm Buffet Reception 7:15 pm Showtime 8pm

Koury Convention Center Guilford Ballroom

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presents The 2011 Alumni Dance

Sheraton Greensboro @ Four Seasons Guilford Ballroom Saturday, October 15, 2011 9 PM – 1 AM

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Saturday, October 8th

Wednesday, October 12th

The Big Payback: NC A&T Community Service Takeover Corbett Sports Center 6 AM

** Homecoming Comedy Show Corbett Sports Center Performers Aries Spears, Lil Duval & Gary Owens Tickets: $12.50 NC A&T Students (Valid ID Required) $17.50 - Public 8 PM - Doors open at 6:30 PM

Aggie Tailgate Academic Quad behind the Memorial Student Union Entry – Student must have a valid Guilford County Voter Registration Card 11 AM – 1:30 PM

Sunday, October 9th Spiritual Service Memorial Student Union Stallings Ballroom Speaker: Pastor Otis Lockett Jr. of Zion Place Ministries Free - 11 AM – 1 PM Homecoming Coronation for Mister & Miss A&T Alumni Foundation Event Center Semi-Formal Dress Free - 5 PM – 7 PM Coronation Reception Immediately Following Coronation Memorial Student Union Stallings Ballroom - Free

Monday, October 10th Gospel Show Harrison Auditorium - Campus Featuring: MARY MARY & The NC A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir Tickets: $7 NC A&T Students Valid ID Required $10 Public 7 PM – 9 PM - Doors open at 6 PM

Tuesday, October 11th ** Homecoming Fashion Show Greensboro Carolina Theatre 310 South Greene Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Featuring: Couture Productions & Verge Modeling Troupe Tickets: $10 NC A&T Students (Valid ID Required) $15 Public 7:30 PM – 9 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 13th Alumni VS Undergrad Games Kickball, Flag Football, Dodge ball, etc. Holland Bowl Free 4 PM Pep Rally/Yard Fest Holland Bowl Featuring: A&T Sports Team Special Guest Performances Free and Open to the Public 6 PM

Friday, October 14th Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Baseball Stadium Free Festival Admission 11 AM – 11 PM WNAA Island Raggae Jam @ 5PM Hosted by: Super Duper DC & Lion Tracks Royal Reception - Mister & Miss A&T Memorial Student Union Stallings Ballroom Business Casual Attire Free and Open to the Public 11 AM – 1 PM - Doors open at 11 AM National Pan-Hellenic Step Show Greensboro Coliseum 1921 W. Lee Street Tickets: $12.50 NC A&T Students (Valid ID Required)

$17.50 Public $20 Day of Show 7:30 PM Doors open at 6 PM

Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Baseball Stadium Free Festival Admission 8 AM – 11 PM WNAA 90.1 FM Old School vs. New School Block Party @ 12 N Live R&B & Go Go Music 3 PM – 5 PM & 6:30 PM ** Homecoming Concert Greensboro Coliseum 1921 West Lee Street Performers: Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Marsha Ambrosius, Wale, Miguel, Ace Hood and Meek Mill Tickets: $27.50 NC A&T Students (Valid ID Required)

7:30 PM Doors open at 6 PM

Sunday, October 16th Campus Clean-Up 8 AM – 10 AM Aggie Fan Fest War Memorial Baseball Stadium Free Festival Admission 11 AM – 4 PM Sunday Afternoon Groove The Triad’s Own Tanya Ross Project Live! 11 AM – 4 PM *Tickets for all events available at the NC A&T University Ticket Office (336) 334-7749 **Disclaimer: May contain possible explicit content

Saturday, October 15th Homecoming Parade Start - Morrow Boulevard End - Aggie Stadium 8 AM

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HOMECOMING EVENTS

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ATTENTION: ALL EVENTS @ THE GREENSBORO COLISEUM The Greensboro Police Department suggested locations for pick-up and drop-off points for special events at the Coliseum will be at High Point Road and Circle Drive or High Point Road and Memorial Dr. Circle Drive is located on High Point Road directly in front of the ACC Hall of Champions Complex and the Aquatic Swimming Center. War Memorial Dive is located in front of the coliseum near the Ticket Box Office facing High Point Road. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at, bchambl@ncat.edu.

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Parking on Private/Commercial Property

The guidelines and policies established by the commercial and private property owners, as it relates to parking, will be effective throughout the Homecoming celebration. All patrons are subject to the penalties established by these entities which may result in fines and/or towing. Please refer to the North Carolina A & T State University map (http://fac.ncat.edu/ engineer) to identify parking locations.

Handicapped Parking/Shuttle

All handicapped patrons are asked to park in the Laurel Street Lot (#38) or Aggie Stadium lot (#25), the number of spaces at lot #25 is limited. Courtesy shuttle service will transport patrons from lot #38. There is a charge for parking at both of these lots. In the event these lots are not accessible, we ask that patrons with disabilities park in one the following locations:

(#17 & #39) Webb Hall/Dowdy Building Lot (#26, #12)

Aggie Suites lot (#30) Obermyer Street Parking Lot (#42)

General public parking is also available at the above locations. Shuttel Services will begin on game day at 7:00 am and end one (1) hour after conclusion of the game.

Parking Deck price is $10.

Patrons are encouraged to park on campus in authorized parking spaces only. Please do not block other cars in, park on the grass, park in undesignated or secured areas, park illegally. Tailgating will only be allowed in designate areas only. Please contact the Ticket Office {336.334.7749} or Athletics {336.334.7686} for more information.

Football Game Day Parking

Lot (#25) - By Permit only - Entrance via Lindsay Street and Headquarters Drive Lot ( #29) - By Permit only - Entrance via Lindsay Street and Headquarters Drive Laurel Street Lot (#38) - Day of game tailgating ($25.00) per space - Additional handicap parking available for ($5.00). Shuttle services are available to stadium.

Handicap Parking

Lot (#25) - Entrance via Lindsay Street and Headquarters Drive ($5.00) - Limited number of spaces available Laurel Street Lot (#38) - Entrance via Laurel Street ($5.00) Shuttle available Lot (#42) - Entrance via Obermeyer Street and Benbow Road or Market Street and Laurel Street

Football Game Day Traffic Pattern

Lindsay Street traffic closed from Headquarters Drive to Sullivan Street. (Front of Aggie Stadium). Only traffic for Aggie Stadium Lots (#25) and (#29) should turn south from Bessemer Ave. Aggie Stadium Lot 25 and Lot 29. All traffic should turn south from Bessemer Ave. Permit required. Sullivan Street traffic closed from Benbow Road to Lindsay Street - (Adjacent to Aggie Stadium)

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October 15, 2011 Shuttle services will be provided to the Aggie Stadium from the following locations:

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Sheraton Greensboro Hotel @ Four Seasons J. Douglas Galyon Depot Church Street Parking Deck

Shuttle Hours: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm

(transporting every 20 minutes)

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Plan your arrival no more than 5 hours before game

time and protect the University’s property and the environment by tailgating only in designated spaces, respect no-burn zones and dispose of all waste products in the receptacles provided.

Respect the spaces of other tailgaters and all other

stadium goers. Refrain from blocking the driveways, entrances, parking privileges of others and the use of illegal substances on the University grounds.

Inspect

all equipment to make sure it is in good working order and that all tanks, grills and cookers are operating properly. Include a fire extinguisher in your tailgating equipment.

Demonstrate behavior that is consistent with

the University’s image, our family-friendly environment and that does not infringe on University guidelines or local laws.

Ensure that your guests are aware of the guidelines for successful tailgating at Aggie Stadium and that our children and students are in a safe environment.

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Sat., Sept. 03 Sat., Sept. 10

Virginia University of Lynchburg Appalachian State

Aggie Stadium Boone, N.C.

4 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 24

Coastal Carolina

Aggie Stadium

4 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 01

Morgan State *

Baltimore, Md.

4 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 08

Bethune-Cookman *

Aggie Stadium

1:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 15

Aggie Stadium

1:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 22

Delaware State (Homecoming) * Howard *

Washington, D.C.

1 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 29

Norfolk State *

Norfolk, Va.

2 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 05

Florida A&M *

Tallahassee, Fla.

6 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 12

S.C. State *

Orangeburg, S.C.

1:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 19

N.C. Central *

Aggie Stadium

1:30 p.m.

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North Carolina A&T State University Partnering Hotel Information 2011 - 2012 Hotel Address Phone # Baymont Inn

2001 Veasley St., Greensboro, NC 27407

294-6220

Clarion Hotel Airport

415 Swing Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

299-7650

Comfort Inn-Greensboro

1103 Landau Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407

297-1055

Comfort Suites Airport

7619 Thorndike Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

882-5560

Comfort Suites

3308 Isler St., Greensboro, NC 27407

235-4002

Courtyard by Marriott (gso)

4400 W. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27407

294-3800

Days Inn

501 S. Regional Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

668-0476

Doubletree

3030 High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC 27403

292-4004

Drury Inn & Suites

3220 High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407

856-9696

Econo Inn/Suites Airport

120 Seneca Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406

275-9575

Embassy Suites

204 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409

668-4535

Fairfield Inn & Suites

4308 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, NC 27409

369-1300

Fairfield Inn GSO Airport

7615 Thorndike Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

841-0140

Grandover Resort

1000 Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407

294-1800

Hampton Inn Airport

7803 National Srvc. Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

605-5500

4307 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, NC 27409

852-1491

Holiday Inn GSO Airport

6426 Burnt Poplar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

668-0421

Holiday Inn Express & Ste. E

3111 Cedar Park Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405

697-0101

Homewood Suites

201 Centreport Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409

393-0088

Hyatt Place GSO

1618 Stanley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27401

852-1443

Marriott GSO Downtown

304 N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401

379-8000

Marriott GSO High Point

One Marriott Drive, Greensboro, NC 27409

852-6450

O’Henry Hotel

624 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro, NC 27408

854-2000

Park Lane Hotel

3005 High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC 27403

294-4565

Proximity Hotel

704 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro, NC 27408

379-8200

Quality Inn & Suites Airport

7067 Albert Pick Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409

668-3638

Quality Inn & Suites E

3114 Cedar Park Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405

697-4000

Sheraton Hotel

3121 High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407

292-9161

Sleep Inn Airport

7 Sharps Airpark Ct., Greensboro, NC 27409

931-1272

Springhill Suites by Marriott

6006 Landmark Ctr., Greensboro, NC 27407

809-0909

Wingate by Wyndham

6007 Landmark Ctr., Greensboro, NC 27407

854-8610

Hilton Garden Inn

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@ Friendly Center

@ Friendly Center

@ Friendly Center

@ Friendly Center

The Greensboro Coliseum

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@ Friendly Center

The Kings Inn

Office of Alumni Affairs

@ Friendly Center

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Homecoming Perspectives North Carolina A&T State University Homecoming Committee

North Carolina A&T State University Homecoming Committee has been diligently working to ensure that the institution continues to live up to its reputation of having “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth.” Since January, committee members, who represent areas throughout the campus and alumni, have been evaluating, brainstorming and strategizing ways to maintain the Aggie traditions as they plan Homecoming 2011. Events for the Aggie Explosion, which draws over 40,000 people and pumps more than $12 million in the economy, have been carefully scheduled. The homecoming blue print offers activities for all ages. Committee members are excited about the upcoming celebration, however, they know that from Oct. 8 – Oct 16 they will be like bees as they buzz all over the campus performing their various tasks. Many of them are alums and are looking forward to reminiscing with former classmates and friends about the good old days. Although the group will be working long hours, they will still find time to enjoy the festivities. They recently shared what they enjoy most about homecoming. "I've been involved in the planning of Homecoming for at least 20 years and I'm always excited to see everyone enjoying all of the festivities associated with homecoming. Ultimately, the best part for me is seeing all the alumni who return to reconnect and reminisce about their time spent at A&T. It is an amazing sight to see all of it come together. We appreciate the continued support from our community and the City of Greensboro.” Leonora C. Bryant “I enjoy seeing so many of our alumni, many of whom I only see at Homecoming. There are some older alumni who come to Greensboro and just stay in the hotel to be a part of the weekend. They can no longer maneuver the stadium action so they hold tight to their seats in the lobby where they can see everyone.” Deloris C. Chisley “I enjoy seeing the stadium filled with vendors. Seeing the stadium filled with vendors mean more scholarship aid for our students.”

Marcella Green Mclean

"Homecoming is North Carolina A&T's family reunion. It is a time when old and new alike come together as one to celebrate this great institution. Homecoming is Aggie Pride." Christopher J. Wade “I enjoy seeing the live bands perform R&B and Go-Go music at WNAA Aggie Fan Fest Stage and the Annual Homecoming Parade.”

Ezinma Murphy

“What I enjoy most about homecoming is that it’s more than the reunion of the Aggies I went to school with, but the union of the entire Aggie Family.” Louisa V. Thomas “I enjoy the energy and sense of excitement associated with bringing so many members of the Aggie Family “home” to celebrate the many accomplishments, endeavors, and experiences of this great university.” Shauna Y. Irwin “I like homecoming when my customers come in early on Friday around noontime and we catch up on what has happened since last homecoming and they always ask.... Are you still here?” Pasty Frazelle

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“What I like most about homecoming is the festive spirit. I like seeing old friends bump into each other and hearing all of the back in the day stories being exchanged. I love the look on their faces when they see all the new buildings and admire how things have changed. Homecoming at A&T feels like one big family reunion. Aggies young and old get to celebrate the one thing they all have in common – Aggie Pride!”

Samantha Hargrove

“As manager of the Aggie Funfest, it’s a pleasure to provide the citizens of Greensboro and all visiting A&T Alumni with a free, familyfriendly festival that celebrates A&T’s Homecoming spirit and energy.” Josh Sherrick "When everything is over and you have a chance to look back on everything that went down, then you realize just how much went into it and what a special group of people it takes to pull off such a magnificent event." Ryan Maltese "It really is a delight to see all the planning come together. Especially watching the children; those who will participate and watch the Homecoming Parade. Everybody loves the bands." Denise Iverson Payne "The thing I enjoy most about Homecoming is speaking with old friends" Billy Edringston “As an alum, I enjoy seeing all the smiles of my friends and all of those who attend Homecoming and knowing that I had a big part in putting those smiles on their faces.” Ali Mateen “I enjoy greeting and welcoming alumni and friends that I have not seen for almost a year. Perhaps it’s because I’m older and hopefully wiser that I can look back and realize how blessed I am to share in another homecoming. NC A&T Alumni are a unique group of people and there is such a bond amongst them.” Beverly “BJ” Parks “I enjoy the Aggie alumni returning to renew their Aggie spirit. It's great to see that friend that you haven't seen since graduation. All the great memories return and the Aggie Spirit is renewed.” Carey Baldwin “Here at the Bookstore we enjoy all the excitement associated with Homecoming. We enjoy seeing the alumni who come back each year to shop at the store, looking for new Aggie paraphernalia to add to their collection or even to just visit with us. It's great to know that all the planning and execution of this Great event is appreciated.” Donna Morris-Powell “The things that I enjoy most about Homecoming are the number of friends and family that come home for the events. I also enjoy the positive and festive atmosphere that Homecoming provides. Let's not forget tailgating, everyone seems to be very loving, caring, and sharing as they reminisce about old times.” Harold Seegars “During homecoming, it is a joy to see the enthusiasm of the crowd. Their expressions tell the story of why we, the Aggies, have the “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth. “ Nettie Rowland

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