DONOR SPOTLIGHT - Ponce Tidwell

 

1.  Are you an alumnus of NC A&T State University?  If not, what is your relation to

      the University?

      I am an Alumnus and my wife (IU Grad) is now an adopted AGGIE. I truly

      represent being Aggie Born and Bred as my mom and dad are both Golden

      Aggies class of ’62 and ’63 respectively. My sister Stephenie is class of ’87

      and a former Miss A&T.  Another family member, Catherine Bonner class of ’46

      was the first female member inducted into the A&T Sports Hall of Fame in 1981

      as an honoree in recognition of long tenured employment in the Department of

      Athletics and mother figure to numerous Aggie athletes over the years.

 

2.  If you could describe NC A&T in one word, what word would it be?

      Family. The lifelong bonds you form in Aggieland truly make us a one of a kind

       institution of extended  family.

 

3.  Why do you support NC A&T athletics and its student-athletes?

      Matriculating through college as a student is challenging enough and when you add on the additional

       responsibilities associated with participation in intercollegiate athletics, it makes the path that much   

       harder. Because of the visibility of athletics these students often become the face of the University to

       the public and it is important that we provide them with the resources and infrastructure to succeed.

       Our Athletic program plays a major role in fueling school spirit and there are now studies that have

       shown a correlation between successful Athletic programs and increased admission applications.

 

4.  What prompted you to join the Aggie Athletic Foundation?

      For years I had supported Athletics through a designation of my Annual Campaign contribution but a

      couple of years ago I learned through a conversation with AD Earl Hilton of the increased benefits to

      the student athletes of giving to Athletics through the AAF and decided to join.

 

5.  What would you say to someone who is considering joining the Aggie Athletic Foundation?

      Investing in our student-athletes is one of the best investments you can make.

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