North Carolina A&T State University’s, Dr. Anthony Graham, dean of the College of Education, will deliver the keynote address during the annual Fall Convocation at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in Harrison Auditorium.

Fall Convocation serves two purposes: it recognizes student athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments and it welcomes back alumni to Homecoming for celebration of the university’s current student body. Additionally, it marks the start of a series of events for alumni for the 2016 edition of the university’s extensive weeklong homecoming celebration.

As a scholar, Graham presented research on African-American adolescent students and the construction of their academic and ethnic identities at various international, national and state conferences. His research focuses specifically on the effective pedagogies that engage K-12 African-American male students as well as on the sociocultural and sociopolitical experiences of those students.

Graham has published a variety of book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, coauthored a book and has been awarded several grants totaling $8.15 million, including awards from the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Education. He has created and coordinated numerous initiatives to increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students who matriculate to four-year institutions of higher education and who enter the teaching profession in under-resourced and hard-to-staff rural and urban schools. He was also recently named one of the Top Young Executives and Professionals in the United States.

A highly-sought after professional development workshop facilitator for K-12 public school educators, Graham believes in sharing his message of optimism, collective efficacy, critical consciousness, servant leadership and social activism.

Graham received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching with a cognate in Multicultural Education, a master’s degree in secondary English Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


The 2016 Greensboro Honors: A Veterans Parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 in Downtown Greensboro. Organized by the Welfare Reform Liaison Project (WRLP) Inc., Greensboro Honors: A Veterans Parade is planned for the 2nd Saturday of November, to make it easier for many community groups and organizations to be involved.

Dr. Irish Spencer, with WRLP, Inc., says, “The Parade Committee includes representatives from Veterans Organizations and Community Leaders and has worked hard to develop a parade that will honor all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel. In Guilford County alone, there are over 30,000 Veterans each of them deserve special recognition and our thanks.”

This year’s parade, sponsored in part by the City of Greensboro, Downtown Greensboro Inc., The Cemala Foundation, WNAA and WFMY News2 along with many other organizations will include The 82nd Airborne Color Guard, The 82nd Airborne All American Band along with the Marching Band from Ben L. Smith High School and Dudley High School Marching Band of Thunder. Veterans from WWII and the Korean War will serve as Grand Marshals of the Parade riding in vehicles provided by Green Ford. Local Veterans, Military Groups and community organizations are putting together Marching Units, Decorated Floats and Color Guards.

Greensboro Honors: A Veterans Parade will kick off on Lindsay Street near the Wrangler/VF offices, will travel east on Lindsay crossing over Church Street and Murrow Boulevard, and will continue along Lindsay to Yanceyville Street where it will turn north to disband in the War Memorial Stadium parking lot. Parade attendees are encouraged to line the parade route along Lindsay to honor and thank our Veterans.

Online parade registration is available until October 28th at For more information about Greensboro Honors: A Veterans Parade, please visit, email: or call 336.355.8436.