I wrote recently about the dilemma facing N.C. Central University as it plans its centennial celebration: How do you throw a big bash when money's so tight?
William Evans has a lot to say about it. A 1962 NCCU alum, Evans is co-chairing the centennial effort and had lots to tell me about the university.
Here's excerpts of our conversation:
Why is this centennial a big deal for the NCCU community?
100 years. 100 years and a lot of very interesting, wonderful things have happened that tell the growth of this institution. That's why it's so important. And of course as you talk to individuals, there are personal reasons as well.
You talk about the growth. Reflect on that.