Spectacular Magazine - August 2014 - Page 17

Briefly NCCU ATHLETICS DIRECTOR WICKER-McCREE EARNS NACWAA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD KANSAS CITY, MO — The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has announced North Carolina Central University Director of Athletics Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree as the recipient of its 2014 NCAA Division I FCS Administrator of the Year Award. A native of Durham, NC, who is now in her 20th year at NCCU, Wicker-McCree was named the University’s first permanent female Director of Athletics in 2008 and has successfully transitioned NCCU from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I FCS. She will receive the award on Oct. 14 in Louisville, Ky., at the 2014 Administrator of the Year Luncheon in conjunction with the 35th Annual NACWAA National Convention. The Administrator of the Year Award is presented annually to NACWAA members for significant contributions made as athletics administrators. North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt to preside over criminal, domestic, juvenile, and civil cases. She went on to become an Associate Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where she served on a 12-member intermediate appellate court that ruled on nearly 1500 appeals. Most recently, Justice Timmons-Goodson served as the first African American female Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Justice Timmons-Goodson completed her undergraduate and law degrees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned an L.L.M. from Duke University School of Law. Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency in 1957, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. MIRACLE KING JOINS NC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GREENSBORO, NC – The North Carolina Department of Transportation has appointed Miracle King as the new NCDOT Communications Officer for a 10 county section of the Triad in NCDOT’s effort to better facilitate communication with the public. She has 12+ yrs of television/media experience as Executive Producer, Anchor/Reporter, Reporter and Special Projects Producer. Miracle is a native to North Carolina. She graduated from Chapel Hill High School and earned a Broadcast News degree from North Carolina A&T State University. After graduation Miracle worked as an Anchor/Reporter at WITN-TV in Washington, NC. Her experience also includes Producing at NBC 26 in Green Bay, WI and as Prducer/Reporter for News 14 Carolina. Miracle King lives in Wake Forest with her husband Edwin and their two dogs Ruby and Tucker. ELAINE BROWN NAMED 2014 NC HEALTH CENTER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR RALEIGH, NC - Elaine Peebles Brown was named the North Carolina Health Center Advocate of the Year by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA). She is the first recipient of this inaugural award. Brown serves as Chair of Wake Health Service’s (WHS) Board of Trustees and has been a volunteer with WHS for the past six years. A long-time Health Center patient and advocate, Brown was recognized for demonstrating a com