Honoree Checklist

Congratulations on being a member of the Class of 2018 NCCU Forty Under Forty Awards Program. Below you will find items and tasks that will help you prepare for the gala to be held on Friday, September 28, 2018. Please adhere to any identified due dates.


Provide updated contact information (ex., phone, email, and address) to the Forty Under Forty Awards committee as soon as possible.   Email any updates to 40under40@nccu.edu.


Share the formal announcement on social media pages and follow Forty Under Forty social media pages.


Provide any contacts that may be interested in being an Awards Gala sponsor by July 11. Send your honoree bio and headshot (if applicable) to 40under40@nccu.edu by July 11.


Photos must be high-resolution images: 300 to 600 dpi JPEGs or TIFFs
Please provide 200 words or less, describing your responsibilities and the key experiences that led to your current placement and success.


Provide the names and mailing addresses for ten (10) friends and family members to the Office of Alumni Relations at 40under40@nccu.edu by July 11.  They will receive a formal invitation to the Forty Under Forty Awards Gala by mail.


Approve your edited honoree bio for the printed souvenir journal by August 3.


Invite family and friends to purchase their Awards Gala tickets. Tickets will be available through the NCCU Ticket Office.  Early bird pricing is $60 (on or before August 28) or $70 if purchased after August 28.  Note: the event has reached maximum capacity for the past three Awards Galas. Awards Gala tickets will not be sold on the day of the event.


Book travel and hotel accommodations by August 28. Rooms are available at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel at a cost of $110 per night.  Reservations must be secured by August 28 to receive the special rate.


Make plans to attend the NCCU vs. Florida A&M football game on September 29, where the newly-awarded Forty Under Forty honorees will be recognized during the game.  Additionally, the 2018 cohort will form the tunnel for the team to enter the field prior to kick-off. 


Contact Devona Knight at 919-530-6530 to purchase discounted NCCU tickets ($10 each) for you and your family and friends to attend the NCCU vs. Florida A&M game by September 27. Identify yourself as a Forty Under Forty honoree to receive this special Forty Under Forty group rate.  After September 27, tickets will be sold at the regular price.


Review the Honoree Itinerary .

Arrive at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and enjoy yourself!


Please feel free to contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 919-530-6363 with any questions.