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50th Anniversary Class

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. For more information on our class reunion, please contact Mack Sowell at 919-965-6356 or via email at

National Alumni Association  

The purpose of the National Alumni Association (NAA) is :

  1. to unite and promote fellowship among Shaw University alumni and friends; 
  2. to encourage individual financial support of Shaw University through annual giving; 
  3. to stimulate interest among potential students to attend Shaw University;
  4. to honor alumni who have given outstanding service; 
  5. to improve communications between chapters and individuals where no chapter exists;
  6. to encourage and promote new chapters; 
  7. to promote continuing growth and development of Alumni and 
  8. to sustain interest in the welfare of Shaw University.

Membership in NAA is $50 a year for regular membership; $1,000 for life membership.

NAA sponsors an annual ALUMNI CONFAB (social/recreational/informational weekend); services to local alumni organization; Annual Student Scholarship; two annual meetings at Homecoming and Commencement; Reduced rate for Boyd Chapel weddings; University Library privileges; 1st option on CIAA tickets and accommodations and other Bear perks.

Your participation is needed to keep SHAW UNIVERSITY a viable university for future generations.


NAA National Officers  

Shaw University National Alumni Association 
Post Office Box 27036
Raleigh, NC 27611
NAA Web Site:

2012- 2014 National Alumni Association Officers

James L. Shaw '88
2309 Foxtrot
Raleigh, NC 27610
704-806-0873  |

Executive Vice President
Vivian McCoy, '82
5501 Bellcamp Court
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-231-0347 |

Recording Secretary
Helen Best '71
3113 Henslow Drive
Raleigh, NC  27703
919-831-0708 |

Corresponding Secretary
Delphine Parker '07
4716-B Matt Drive
Raleigh, NC  27604
252-412-0549 |

Financial Secretary
Hazel S. Gibbs '78
12 Dartford Court
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-419-7476 |

Mitchell Gibbs '77 
2099 Wedgewood Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
678-418-2727 |

Cynthia Williams Brown '81
212 Greenbriar Lane
Lexington, NC 27295
336-764-8629 |

Rev. Frederick Terry '55
2857 58th Circle South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
727-866-6799 |

Regional Vice Presidents(appointed)

Southeastern US
Larry A. Williams '77
1904 East Noel Street
Tampa, FL 33610
813-238-3041 | 
Northeastern NC
Cindy Brooks-Parks '98
604 Merrion Park Lane
Morrisville, NC 27560
919-225-3788 |
Northeastern US
Barbara J. McSweeney '58
1202 Geranium Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
202-723-3227 | 
Western NC
Western US
Jeanette Goza '87
2008 E. Cornell Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703
217-523-5101 |
Southeastern NC

Regional Alignments

Southeastern US
South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas
 Southeastern NC 
Lee, Harnett, Wayne, Sampson, Pender, Duplin, Robeson, Carteret, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow, Lenoir, Bladen, New Hanover, Brunswick, Craven, Columbus, Cumberland, Moore, Scotland, Hoke, Brunswick
Northeastern US
Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Massachusetts
Northeastern NC
Caswell, Person, Granville, Vance, Warren, Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Gates, Bertie, Martin, Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson, Franklin, Durham, Alamance, Chatham, Wake, Johnston, Orange, Greene, Pitt, Beaufort, Hyde, Dare, Tyrrell, Washington, Chowan, Camden, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Currituck
Western US
Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
North Western NC
Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Alleghany, Wilkes, Surry, Stokes, Forsyth/Winston-Salem, Yadkin, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell, Davie, Davidson, Rockingham, Guilford/Greensboro, Haywood, Swain, Madison, Yancey, Buncombe, McDowell, Burke, Catawba, Randolph, Rowan, Ashe
South Western NC
Clay, Graham, Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston, Cabarrus, Richmond, Anson, Montgomery, Stanley, Union, Mecklenburg/Charlotte, Cherokee