Alumni Stories

Norfolk State alumni are passionate and driven leaders, prompting worldwide change in industries such as business, public policy, healthcare and the arts. The stories below show the impact of an education at NSU. Read about Spartans making their mark within their communities and abroad. 


Jonathan A. Mason, Sr.

Alumnus Purchases Radio Stations

Jonathan A. Mason Sr. ’95 was interviewed by Radio Ink. Mason’s company, JAM Media Solutions, has purchased six radio stations in the Outer Banks. Mason began JAM after 20 years in media sales and management. Since his graduation from NSU, Mason has served as the 34th International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., been presented with an NSU Distinguished Alumni Award and has served as the University’s commencement speaker where he was conferred with the honorary doctorate of Humane Letters. Mason has established an endowment for NSU Mass Communications students, and he currently serves as pastor of Northeast Baptist Church.


Stephanie Harry

Alumna Selected as 2018-19 Albert Einstein Fellow

Stephanie (Fuller) Harry ’90, ’95 has been selected as a 2018-2019 Albert Einstein Fellow by the Department of Energy. Harry, who teaches in the Hampton City School district, was among 14 educators chosen from across the country. The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to apply their extensive classroom knowledge and experiences at a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office in Washington, D.C., engaged in the national STEM education arena.





Frankie Pollock, Jr.


Fulton names new principal for Creekside High School

NSU alumnus Frankie Pollock Jr. has been named principal of Creekside High School in Fulton County Georgia. A veteran educator, Pollock has served as Creekside High’s assistant principal for two years. He began his career 17 years ago as a teacher in Norfolk and has worked in the school districts of New Hanover County, Wilmington, N.C.; Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Charlotte, NC; and Harrisburg Schools in Pennsylvania.




 Bianca X. Lascano


Never Could Have Made It

Bianca X. Lascano ’13 recently graduated with a PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University. She will be continuing her studies by completing a postgraduate community pharmacy residency with Samford University at the Christ Health Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Bianca states, “she could not have made it this far without her strong chemistry foundation she received from Norfolk State University.”



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