Local Chapters of the NCCU SLIS Alumni Association

There are over 20 NCCU SLIS Alumni Chapters across the world. Chapters keep you connected to your alma mater while providing professional and social networking opportunities. Chapters are groups of NCCU SLIS alumni, friends, and parents who wish to share in their commonality. Chapters help promote the interests and welfare of NCCU SLIS and its constituents, encourage activities in a community, and provide opportunities for NCCU SLIS alumni to become better acquainted.

Through the chapter program the Alumni Association hopes to meet the varied needs and interests of alumni. We want to keep alumni informed of events and activities at the School. We also hope to broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world around them through continuing education programs and cultural events. We encourage chapter involvement in recruiting and hope that chapters can give scholarships to local students in their areas attending NCCU SLIS. We hope that chapters can sponsor special fundraising projects for specific needs of the School of Library and Information Sciences. Chapters are encouraged to become active in community service projects, directly benefiting an element of their community while promoting NCCU SLIS and its alumni. And of course, there is the social aspect present in all chapter activities.

If you are a dues-paying member of the NCCU SLIS Alumni Association and live in one of the areas served by a chapter, you are automatically a member of that chapter.

  1. Functions of the Local Chapter
  2. Local Chapters and Chapter Development Liaisons

Functions of the Local Chapter

  1. Focus on organized alumni activity;
  2. Transmission of information about NCCU SLIS' academic programs, scholarships, cultural programs to the community, etc.;
  3. Vehicle for former students to assume meaningful participation in community affairs and become informed spokespersons on behalf of NCCU SLIS;
  4. Assist graduates and students of NCCU SLIS in the area to obtain employment, housing, and social outlets;
  5. Sponsor functions to provide opportunities for area alumni, their families, friends, etc., to become better acquainted with each other;
  6. Sponsor events in the community which focus attention on NCCU SLIS, contributions of alumni in professional, civic, social, philanthropic and cultural affairs in the area;
  7. Recruit alumni for active membership in the NCCU SLIS Alumni Association;
  8. Provide the Association Alumni Board with information for its mailings and publications;
  9. Encourage and solicit contributions from all former students in the area;
  10. Maintain contact with NCCU SLIS regarding individual and group concerns, and matters that affect the welfare of the School.

Local Chapters and Chapter Development Liaisons


Cape Fear Area, North Carolina
(Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties)
Marie Spencer
New Hanover County Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-4391
Fax: (910) 341-4388
email: nhcl_ms@uncwil.edu
Class of 1993

Charlotte/Metro Area, North Carolina
(Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties)

Vanessa Work Ramseur
Branch Manager
Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Hickory Grove Branch
Charlotte, NC 28227
E-mail: vwr@plcmc.lib.nc.us
Class of 1977

Down East Area, North Carolina
(Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Wayne Counties)
Patti Marraro
NOAA/National Ocean Service
Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research
Rice Library
101 Pivers Island Road
Beaufort, NC 28516-9722
(252) 728-8713
Fax: (252) 728-8784
E-mail: patti.marraro@noaa.gov
Class of 1995

Durham and Research Triangle Park Area, North Carolina
(Chatham, Durham, Orange, Person Counties and Research Triangle Park)
Carrie Nichols
Meredith College Library
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 829-8445
E-mail: nichols@meredith.library.edu
Class of 1983

Fayetteville/Sandhills Area, North Carolina
(Anson, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties)

Evelyn Council
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298
E-mail: evelyn@lib1.uncfsu.edu
Class of 1989

Northeastern Area, North Carolina
(Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Warren, Washington and Wilson Counties)
Patricia Hines
Reference Librarian
G.R. Little Library
Elizabeth City State University
Parkview Dr., Box 972
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Fax (919) 335-3446
E-mail: phines@ias.ga.unc.edu
Class of 1979

Raleigh/Metro Area, North Carolina
(Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Vance and Wake Counties)
Linda Simmons-Henry
Assoc. Director Library Services/Archivist
P.R. Prezell Robinson Library
Saint Augustine College
Raleigh, NC 27610
e-mail: lshenry@es.aug.edu
Class of 1976

Western Area, North Carolina
(Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Davidson, Davis, Forsyth, Graham, Guilford, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Randolph, Rockingham, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey Counties)

Waltrene Canada
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
E-mail: canadaw@athena.ncat.edu
Class of 1976


Gulf Coast States Coordinator
(Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana)

Sheila Devaney
The University of Georgia Libraries
Main Library
Athens, Georgia 30602-1641
Fax: (706)583-0268
E-Mail: sdevaney@arches.uga.edu
Class of 1999

Midwestern States
(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin)

Kathleen Folger
University of Michigan Libraries
1146 Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-118
(313) 764-4481
Fax: (313)764-6849
e-mail: kfolger@umich.edu
Class of 1995

Northeastern States
(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont)

Justin L. Scroggs
Database Manager
Time, Inc.
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
Fax (212)467-0922
E-mail: jscroggs@info.timeinc.com
Class of 1996

Northwestern States
(Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming)


South Carolina
Ray McBride
Systems Administrator
Darlington County Library
204 N. Main St.
Darlington, SC 29532
Fax: (803)398-4942
E-mail: mcbride@infoave.net
Class of 1997

Southwestern States
(Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah)

Christiane "Kiki" Freer-Parsons
Lyon County Library System
20 Nevin Way
Yerington, NV 89447
Fax: 702-463-6500
E-mail: cdfreer@lahontan.clan.lib.nv.us
Class of 1995

Virginia (Eastern)
Barbara White
Information Services
Chesapeake Public Library
298 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake, VA 23320-5512
E-mail: baw3461@infi.net
Class of 1997

Virginia (Western)
Tammy K. Baker
Systems Librarian
Fishburn Library
Hollins College
Roanoke, VA 24028-1000
Fax: (540)362-7493
E-mail: bakertk@matty.hollins.edu
Class of 1996

Washington, D.C./Metro
(District of Columbia, Northeast Virginia and Maryland)

Barbara Akinwole
7318 Hartshorne Square
Alexandria, VA 22315-3543
E-mail: bakinwole@mindpsring.com
Class of 1979


Arabian Gulf Area (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, United State of Arab Emirate)

Mustafa Mohammed Abdulla
P.O. Box 1781
State of Bahrain
Arabian Gulf
e-mail: ea253@isa.cc.uob
Class of 1996

Asia (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan
Loletta Chan
Flat D, 19/F, Block 1
Serenity Park
Tai Po, Hong Kong, P.R. China
E-mail: lchan@hkbu.edu.hk
Class of 1996

Chapter liaisons are needed for other areas of the world, country, and state. Please contact: Duane Bogenschneider at (919)560-5211/6485 or duaneb@slis.nccu.edu.

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