The mission of the Eagle Club is to provide scholarship support and assistance to North Carolina Central University student-athletes and provide support for all other NCCU Athletics initiatives. NCCU is the alma mater of many outstanding alumni in athletics, including 10-time NBA Champion Sam Jones; legendary high school coach, Herman “Ike” Boone; the first CIAA and NCCU women’s basketball player drafted by the WNBA, Amba Kongolo; and former Chancellor, Head Track Coach, and President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Dr. LeRoy Walker.


Elected alumni and volunteers collaborate with the NCCU Department of Athletics to serve the NCCU community as philanthropic ambassadors for all athletic programs. To get involved or learn more about the Eagle Club, please contact one of the board members listed below.



Victor Neal

Arvis Bridges-Epps
Vice President

Michael Bailey

Regina Budd


Wilson, Kevin
Manning, Keith
Neal, Victor
Ray, John
Budd, Regina

Slade, Cornell
Cynthia Pullen
Barbee, Laquetta
Kacedia Beamon
Michael Bailey
Smith, John

Wilson, Grace
Bridges-Epps, Arvis
Winston, Levone
Harris, Mary
Jackson, Rochelle
Mack, Carlton

Ex-Offico Members

Johnson Akinleye
Harriett Davis
Ingrid Wicker-McCree

Jamaal Mayor
Kevin Holloway


Chairperson Committees
John N. Smith Governance
Michael Bailey Finance
Cornell Slade Donor Relations
Arvis Bridges-Epps Marketing & Promotions
Victor Neal Strategic Planning
Arvis Bridges-Epps Special Events
John Ray Technology

Responsibilities of Board members are:

Make personal financial contributions annually to the organization
Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies and programs currently in effect.
Inform others about the organization and solicit new members
Participate in board and committee meetings and functions such as special events
Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contribution to the work of the board and the organization
Keep update-to-date on developments in the organization's field and make recommendations on how to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the Eagle Club
Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies of the University and the State of North Carolina
Follow and adhere to the By Laws of the Eagle Club and the Operational Agreement between the Eagle Club and North Carolina Central University
Refrain from making special requests of the University Staff
Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities