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. 


Steven Washington



Alum Receives Wilmington Award for Education

Steven Washington has been an education specialist for nearly 30 years and has brought awareness and educational opportunities to many students in Wilmington and throughout the state. He is a Wilmington native who graduated from McKean High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University, and a master’s in Education from Arcadia University. Mr. Washington founded two nonprofits: NSUAA Delaware Chapter Inc. and HBCU Delaware Coalition Inc. He is the CEO of The HBCU Delaware Coalition, Inc., a non-profit established to engage and organize the alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote, develop, and encourage a broader interest in the quality, richness and intimacy of an education offered by these institutions.

Steven Washington is recognized with a Wilmington Award in the category of Education for his dedication to promoting HBCUs and advancing the college aspirations of Wilmington’s youth.



Dr. LaTonya Nixon

BCCC Welcomes New Vice President

Beaufort County Community College is happy to announce Dr. LaTonya Nixon as its new Vice President of Student Services. Nixon had most recently served as Dean of Student Services at Roanoke-Chowan Community College.


In her new role at BCCC, she will oversee financial aid, student records, admissions and recruitment, student activities, counseling and student support services. She replaces Dr. Jay Sullivan, who assumed the role of Vice President of Academic Affairs in January of 2019.





Cody Ellis

Ellis Named Head Baseball Coach at Patrick Henry Community College

Cody Ellis has been hired as Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) new head baseball coach, college athletic officials said Wednesday. Ellis replaces Jordan Basile, who resigned to take a coaching position closer to his home in Jamestown, New York. Ellis takes over the reins of the Patriots’ National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 10 program in August.





Wendy Morton-Huddleston

Alumna Appointed National President-Elect of the Association of Government Accountants

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA), the member organization for public sector financial management professionals, has elected Grant Thornton Principal Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, PMP, to the role of national president-elect. Morton-Huddleston takes office on the AGA National Governing Board for a two-year term, first as national president-elect, effective July 1, 2019, and then as national president, July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. In her leadership roles, she will represent AGA’s 96 chapters and more than 14,250 members across the United States. 





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