The Register, 2004-10-15
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homecoming parade draws crowd at dawn former aggie gives a&t 10 million photos by chad roberts & brett harrington t-storms possible hi 70Â°f lo 48Â°f news nion spo entertainment expennce students talk with alumni about their jay-z and r kelly deliver a knock-out show friday saturday a&t players celebrate after touchdown during last weeks homecoming game partly cloudy hi 70Â°f lo 45Â°f monday sunday hi 72Â°f lo 48Â°f hi 70Â°f lo 45Â°f partly cloudy partly cloudy 1-3 5-7 10-11 8-9 north carolina a&t state university the annual a&t homecoming parade was all it is always expected to be parade viewers and participants rose at the crack of dawn this year to prepare for the event that began at 8 a.m the parade as always is a chance for aggie organi zations to show off their queens kings and courts greensboro citizens have a chance to catch a glimpse of miss a&t lateria streeter as well as other queens from organizations such as the animal science club and all of the greek fraternities and sororities i think it gives us aggies a chance to share our aggie pride with greensboro says joe brickhouse first runner-up in the alpha kappa alpha mr alpha phi pageant this is also a chance to allow alumni to see some of the leaders of the school a&t's annual parade is also a great way tor busi nesses political candidates and even churches to get exposure for their prod ucts services messages and themselves people in the parade realize a&t's homecoming draws a large number of people to one area that normally would not be gathered together said carl baker the director of the memorial student union he added it is very important to the commu nity they participate whether as a participant or spectator businesses have not just left it to the traditional float with people waving and throwing candy to get the job done over the years creative minds have soared as parade partici pants find new and inno vative ways to pull poten tial clientele one beauty salon had several models on their float with various outrageous hairstyles and on the very top there was a model getting her hair spray pamted blue as she passed down market street some church groups brought their ministries with them one church had a full sound system and went down the street playing kirk franklin another church group cruised down the street preaching to all of the spectators the grand finale to the parade was a cement truck that barreled down the street many political candidates were on hand including alma adams and dot kearns to make public appearances denise iverson-payne the executive assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs says the parade provides a way for the community to see what exists culturally socially politically and in business the community gives us the opportunity to rein force that greensboro is home to a&t and a&t is not just the home to a&t she added a&t's own wnaa 90.1 by kiir knight contributor inside seeparadepage3 top massive crowd assembles for the start of the homecom ing parade second the alumni band association lines up between gibbs and bluford to march in the homecoming day parade third float waits in line on market street to join the rest of the parade left crowd watches anxiously as the parade travels lindsay street see homecoming game and parade photos inside see gifts page 3 the act 1 group is the largest female-owned minority owned staffing agency in the u.s although her employment agency began with a family loan of 1,500 that allowed her to lease a small office in california today her company earns more than 500 million a year due to her excellent entrepreneur and leader ship skills a&t school officials asked howroyd to co-chair a 100 million capital campaign with howroyd's help and gener ous contribution a&t has almost met their goal the campaign has pledges totaling 67 million chancellor james renick said her gift reflects her loyalty and appreciation for the influence that the uni versity had on her life and business howroyd attended a&t for a short period of time in the early 1970s and returned in 2002 to receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree seven of her siblings graduated from a&t the other 2.4 million on oct 8 janice bryar howroyd founder and ceo of act 1 group announced her donation c 10 million to a&t this 10 million will come fron howroyd's life insurance policy in which a&t is a beneficiary this is the second largest gift ever given to an hbcl this gift is because of my belief in north carolina a&t state university and the whole north carolina education system said howroyd in press release by erica franklin staff writer a&t has received a tot of 12.4 million in gifts and pledges in die last week homecoming week 2004 th making biggest fundraiser in school history tribute another 2.4 million sources con various igiste october 15 2004 www.ncatregister.org volume lxxix
|Title||The Register, 2004-10-15|
|Cover title||The A. & T. Register|