The purpose of the North Carolina Central University Eagle Club “Eagle Club” is to promote and support intercollegiate athletics at North Carolina Central University, solicit gifts to be applied to the athletic program under the guidance of the administration of the University, and use such solicitations in accordance with the regulations established by the State of North Carolina, the UNC Board of Governors, the North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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 other outstanding alumni in athletics, including 10-time NBA Champion Sam Jones, legendary high school coach, Herman "Ike" Boone, played by Denzel Washington in "Remember the Titans;” the first CIAA and NCCU women’s basketball player drafted by the WNBA, Amba Kongolo, former Chancellor, Head Track Coach, and President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Dr. LeRoy Walker; and the late Ernie Barnes who was a former member of the Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos and an internationally renowned artist credited for the “Sugar Shack” the painting seen on the iconic 1970s sitcom "Good Times.”

These men and women once walked the sloping hills and verdant green before they made an impact athletically, in the community, and the arena of life. Championships start with scholarships and we take pride in building today’s champions and tomorrow’s leaders.


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.


Laquetta Barbee '74

Arvis Bridges-Epps '79
Vice President

T. Greg Doucette '12

Audrey Barbee '11

John Griffin, III '98
George T. Huff, Jr. '72
Quinton Morris '01
John Smith '64
Kay. T Thomas '66
E. Rochelle Jackson '72
Mary Harris '73
Grace Wilson '85
LeVone Winston '88

Carlton Mack '66
Jim Tyson '64
Kevin Wilson '12
Keith Manning
Cornell Slade '75
John Ray, Jr. '95
Regina Budd '65
Victor Neal '81

Eagle Club Board Member Expectations:
  • Be a positive, public advocate for NCCU Athletics.
  • In coordination with the Associate Athletics Director for Development for NCCU Athletics and the NCCU Eagle Club, help to recruit donors and volunteers.
  • Actively participate in social media campaigns and outreach.
  • Attend NCCU Athletics events and help organize and execute sport-specific, alumni, non-alumni, and prospective donor/stewardship events.
  • Conduct e-mail, direct mail, and telephone communication with current and perspective donors.
  • Provide calendar-year-end and fiscal-year-end fundraising support by making telephone calls to potential NCCU Athletics supporters.