Three N.C. Central students get school’s first PhDs in 50 years

Three N.C. Central students get school’s first PhDs in 50 years

For the first time in 50 years, students from N.C. Central are graduating with doctorate degrees. Three women will receive Ph.D.s in integrated biosciences.

Above, students celebrate during N.C. Central’s 2016 graduation. Photo by Al Drago for the News & Observer.

For the first time in 50 years, N.C. Central students can get doctorate degrees from the university.

And this weekend, three women will graduate with Ph.D.s in integrated biosciences.

The women have been working toward their degrees since 2012. They’re the first graduates to receive doctorates from N.C. Central since 1964, when the school awarded doctoral degrees in education.

“This is going to be a big deal,” N.C. Central interim chancellor Johnson Akinleye said.

Read the full story from News & Observer reporter Jane Stancill here.

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