Category Archives: Podcast

Ep. 73 – Alternative Spring Break

Guest: Anderlyn Smith

Anderlyn Smith, a junior, professional theatre student and Dowdy Scholar spent her spring break giving back to the community. She talks to the chancellor about that experience and how it points to her career aspirations and giving back on a larger scale.

Ep. 72 –The Aggie Source and the Aggie Rack 

Guests: Gabrielle Jackson and Kristiana Moore

Last academic year, a student collaborated with the Office of Student Development to open The Aggie Source, a food pantry for students. This year, the pantry has expanded to open The Aggie Rack where students can come and shop for professional attire ahead of career fairs and interviews.

Ep. 71 – Artists United to End Poverty

Guests: Michelle Gethers-Clark, Sybil Lynch Newman, Andreo “Fanatic” Heard

The United Way of Greater Greensboro raises and allocates money to a network of agencies that meet a variety of critical needs in the community. Chancellor talks to the trio about this project and what they are hoping to accomplish.

Ep. 70 – Community Engagement

Guest: Dr. Bryle Hatch

Chancellor Martin speaks with Dr. Bryle Hatch, the university’s first executive director of community engagement about position with the university, the necessity of his office and some of the initiatives he has started, will continue and looks to create.

Ep. 68 – Student Health and Wellness – Spiritual Wellness

Guest: Briana Mack

Interim civic and service learning coordinator Briana Mack chats with Chancellor Martin about the various options available to students for their spiritual needs.

Ep. 67 – Student Health and Wellness – Body

Guest: Hermene Elks

Hermene Elks, instructor and fitness coordinator at the Campus Recreation Center, speaks with Chancellor Martin about the importance of physical activity to the overall health and well-being of students.

Ep. 66 – Student Health and Wellness – Mind

Guest: Dr. Vivian Barnette

Chancellor Martin talks with Dr. Vivian Barnette, the executive director of the Office of Counseling Services, about the importance of kindness to student mental health and well-being.

Ep. 64 – Regional Awareness

Guest: Redia Baxter, regional health systems director for the Alzheimer’s Association

Redia and Chancellor Martin talk about the resources available to residents of the Piedmont Triad and the Western region of North Carolina.

Ep.63 – Care for Caregivers

Guests: Dr. Grace Byfield, program manager at the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health, and Dr. Phyllis Ford-Booker, associate professor of psychology

Drs. Byfield and Ford-Booker talk to Chancellor Martin about the importance of helping Alzheimer’s caregivers juggle the demand of taking care of their loved ones and of themselves.

Ep. 62 – New Leadership for COAACH

Guest: Dr. Raymond Samuels, director of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health and professor of biology

Dr. Samuels discusses with Chancellor Martin initiatives for the center and some of his plans for the future.

Ep. 60: Graduate Studies

Guests: Dr. Kecia Williams Smith, assistant professor and director of the Master of Accountancy program, College of Business and Economics; Dr. Keith Schimmel, director of Applied Science and Technology Ph.D. program and director of education for the NSF CREST Bioenergy Center, College of Science and Technology; Dr. Eric Gladney, assistant dean and MBA director, College of Business and Economics; Sherette Godfrey, doctoral candidate, College of Science and Technology

Chancellor Martin discusses several graduate programs with faculty and a student to learn the benefits of the programs.

Ep. 59: Health Services Management for the Future

Guests: Dr. Sherrie Drye, associate professor of Business Education, College of Business and Economics; Dr. Tiffany Morris, assistant director for the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences

Chancellor Martin speaks with Drs. Drye and Morris about the new health services management degree program, potential careers and why careers like these have a bright future.

Ep. 58: Recruitment and Retention

Guest: Jameia Tennie, director of undergraduate admissions

Jameia speaks with Chancellor Martin about N.C. A&T’s recruit practices and how she and her team are able to choose highly motivated, high-achieving students to join the Aggie family.


Ep 54: Being Diverse at A&T

Guests: Damien Bell, Nia Reid and Aaliyah S. Wright

Chancellor Martin speaks with Damien, Nia and Aaliyah about their experiences as diverse students at N.C. A&T. Damien is the president of PRISM, N.C. A&T’s LGBTQ+ student organization and support group; Nia is the president of Estamos Unidos – Latino Student Culture Alliance; and Aaliyah is the president of the university’s chapter of NAACP.

Ep. 50: Reaping the Benefits

Guests: Senya Barlett, freshman biology student; Mollie Sewell, graduate bioengineering student; and Taekeem Williams, junior psychology student

Chancellor discusses the benefits of the Center for Academic Excellence with students who have reaped the benefits CAE.

Ep. 49: Student Success Continues

Guest: Regina Williams Davis, Ph.D., assistant provost for student success and academic support, director for the Center for Academic Excellence

Chancellor Martin and Dr. Davis discuss the university’s continued progress in the area of student success.

Ep. 48: Taking the Momentum to 2023

Guest: Muktha Jost, Ph.D., vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness, SACSCOC liaison, director of institutional advancement, professor of instructional technology

Chancellor Martin and Dr. Jost discuss the new strategic plan, A&T Preeminence: Taking the Momentum to 2023, and the reason it had to be refreshed two years early.

Ep. 47: Developing Greensboro Economically

Guest: Brent Christensen

Brent Christensen, president and CEO of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, discusses with Chancellor Martin economic development in the city of Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad as a whole.

Ep. 44: The Reason to Give

Guest: Lydeah Kearse,

N.C. A&T junior, entrepreneurship student, Lydeah Kearse, talks to the chancellor about the impact of alumni giving on her time at A&T. She also talks about her desire to give back like those who helped her.

Ep. 41: The Campaign for A&T

Guest: Kenneth E. Sigmon Jr., vice chancellor for advancement

Ken and Chancellor Martin discuss the nuts and bolts of the university’s capital campaign, “The Power of Do,” which kicked off during The Greatest Homecoming on Earth.

Ep. 40: Undergraduate Research

Guests: Dr. Misty Thomas, assistant professor in the Department of Biology; and Adiya Moore, senior, biology student

Chancellor speaks to Thomas and Moore about their experiences with undergraduate research and how other students can get involved.

Ep. 39: Love Your Gut

Guest: Dr. Marc D. Cook, assistant professor of exercise science in the Department of Human Performance & Leisure Studies

Cook speaks to the chancellor of about how healthy gut bacteria could be the answer to treating cardiovascular disease like hypertension.

Ep. 38: Inclusion in STEM Research and Funding

Guest: Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson, chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at N.C. A&T; program director for the Computer & Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation

The pair will discuss Smith-Jackson’s current role at NSF and the importance of inclusion in STEM research.

Ep. 37: N.C. A&T’s Research Enterprise

Guest: Dr. Sanjiv Sarin, interim vice chancellor for research and economic development at N.C. A&T

Chancellor talks to Dr. Sarin about the university’s overall research enterprise including its status as a doctoral, higher research activity institution, as well as, ongoing research by outstanding faculty researchers.

Ep. 34: Real Aggies Vote

Guest: Delaney Vandergrift, Student Government Association president

Delaney and the chancellor talk about how she and her administration are mobilizing her peers to get them to the polls in this critical midterm election.

Ep. 33: Voting in Guilford County

Guest: Charlie Collicutt, director of Guilford County Board of Elections

Charlie and the chancellor discuss the importance of voting in local elections, the process of voting and the steps for ex-felons to get registered.

Ep. 32: Preparing Exceptional Students for the Competitive Global Workforce

Guest: Daniel Grigg, associate director for career counseling programs

Daniel talks about the opportunities available to students to find part time jobs, cooperative learning experiences, internships and even full time jobs after graduation.

Ep. 31: The Place for Distance Learners and Graduate Students

Guest: Dr. Clay Gloster Jr., interim vice provost for research, graduate programs and extended learning and dean of The Graduate College

Clay talks about the various offerings available to students who want the convenience of learning online and graduate options available online and in the classroom.

Ep. 30: Nursing: Jobs in Demand

Guest: Mrs. Tiffany Morris, interim assistant director of nursing for the School of Nursing

Tiffany discusses the various pathways to nursing, how A&T is helping to address the nursing shortfall and the 65th anniversary coming up this year.

Ep. 29: The Place Where Accomplished Students Become Exceptional Graduates

Guests: Dr. Margaret Kanipes, chemistry professor and director of The Honors Program; Lexy Wheeler, sophomore, Dowdy Scholar

Margaret and Lexy discuss the benefits of The Honors Program and what it takes to be a Dowdy and a Cheatham-White Scholar.

Ep. 25: Winning is the Standard

Guests: Earl Hilton III, director of intercollegiate athletics; Sam Washington, head coach, Aggie football; Kim Terrell-Kearney, head coach, Aggie bowling; Duane Ross, director of track and field programs

The panel discusses the key to their teams’ success in the historical year in Aggie Athletics

Ep. 24: Advisement for Student Success

Guests: Dr. Regina Williams Davis, director of the Center for Academic Excellence and the assistant provost for student success and academic support; Dr. Dawn Nail, associate director of the Center for Academic Excellence

Regina and Dawn discuss the importance of academic advisement in the formula of student success. The pair also talk about the upcoming North Carolina Academic Advising Conference in May.

Ep. 23: Project M.A.R.C.H. + Aggie Prep = Aggie M.E.N.

Guests: W. Grant Hill, academic coach, lecturer and co-coordinator for Project M.A.R.C.H.; Dean Anthony Graham, dean of the College of Education and co-coordinator for Aggie Prep; Hunter Watson, senior, marketing and supply chain management student

Grant, Anthony and Hunter discuss the male mentoring and retention initiatives at North Carolina A&T, their impact on the students who participate and share plans for a merger and expansion in the 2018-19 academic year.

Ep. 22: S.I.S.T.E.R.S.

Guests: Renisha Howard, academic advisor, lecturer and co-coordinator for the S.I.S.T.E.R.S. program; Da’Mya Campbell, junior, computer science student; Toni C. Nelson, junior, sociology student

Renisha, Da’Mya and Toni discuss the female mentoring and retention program at North Carolina A&T, its impact on students and its commitment to excellence through education, community engagement and finer womanhood.

Ep. 21: Verizon Innovative Learning Program

Guests: Marquita D. McCulley, program director and Benton Felton, program participant

Marquita and Benton discuss the benefits of the Verizon-funded program for middle school-aged minority boys housed on the campus of North Carolina A&T.

Ep. 20: Mental Health Awareness, Pt. 4

Guests: Dr. Dominiquie Clemmons-James, certified rehabilitation counselor in the Office of Counseling Services, N.C. A&T, Brittany Chang, psychology student, member of Collegiate Recovery Community street team

Clemmons-James and Change discuss the university’s Collegiate Recovery Community on campus and working with students to successfully pursue academic, personal and professional goals to enrich their quality of life.

Ep. 19: Mental Health Awareness, Pt. 3

Guests: Linsey Parisi, licensed clinical social worker associate, Office of Counseling Services, N.C. A&T, Jalyn Houston, marketing student, president of Active Minds

Parisi and Houston talk about reducing the stigma of mental health so that more people take advantage of the care available to them.

Ep. 18: Mental Health Awareness, Pt. 2

Guests: Dr. Vivian Barnette, director of Office of Counseling Services, N.C. A&T, and Calena Creft, a licensed professional counselor, Counseling Services, N.C. A&T

Barnette and Creft discuss options for mental health care at N.C. A&T

Ep. 11: Arts at A&T, pt. 3

Guests: Jennifer Wilson, Ishmael Muhammad and Solomon Reynolds

Visual and performing arts students Jennifer Wilson, Ishmael Muhammad and Solomon Reynolds talk to Chancellor Martin about their respective crafts and how A&T is preparing them for the futures.

Ep. 10: Arts at A&T, pt. 2

Guests: Roy Carter and Donna Bradby

Roy Carter, director of the visual art program and Donna Bradby, adjunct professor and director of marketing and publicity for the theatre arts program talk to the chancellor about jobs behind the scenes of a production and art that hides in plain sight.

Ep. 8: Brandon Long – Future Microsoft employee

Guest: Brandon Long

Senior, computer science student, Brandon Long converses with the chancellor about his experience as a student at N.C. A&T and his experiences with the White House All-Stars program, Apple and others.

Ep. 7: STEM Early College

Guest: Jamisa Williams, Roshni Panwala

Description: Chancellor Martin speaks to STEM Early College principal, Jamisa Williams, and graduating senior, Roshni Panwala, about the unique design of the curriculum at one of the Guilford County Schools-operated high schools on N.C. A&T’s campus.

Ep. 2: Cheatham White Scholarship

Guest: Erin Hill Hart

October is when a lot of juniors and seniors make the push to start or continue applying for colleges. This presents an opportunity to talk about the addition of Cheatham White and give information on the kind of students we will attract with this scholarship

Ep. 1: Enrollment: Increasing Standards, Growing A&T

Guests: Erin Hill Hart, Jacque Powers

Erin will talk about what the current standards are, what we are looking to move to and how this is beneficial for the students and for the university. This is also an opportunity to talk about the incoming class, i.e. size, academic prowess. Jacque will speak to the work it takes to get such a large number of students acclimated to campus life.