Honoring judges with NCCU ties

DURHAM -- The Durham and Raleigh/Wake alumni chapters of N.C. Central will honor 10 current and former judges who are university graduates during a gala at 8 p.m. Friday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary.

Two of the judges, Michael Rivers Morgan and Acie L. Ward, are university faculty. Morgan, a court judge for the 10th Judicial District, also teaches part time in the School of Law. Ward works as assistant professor in the School of Business and was a Wake County district court judge in the 1980s.

Local judges honored include:

Elaine ONeal, current district court judge for the 14th Judicial District. She has a cablevision show and is being trained as a family court judge.

Albert Leon Stanback, resident superior court judge serving Durham County. By 1980, Stanback was president of his own firm, Stanback & Stanback.

Other judges receiving recognition are Wanda G. Bryant, judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals; G.K. Butterfield Jr., associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina; Carlton E. Fellars, retired special superior court judge; Milton F. "Toby" Fitch Jr., superior court judge of District 7B and former member of the state House of Representatives; Cy Anthony Grant, the first black senior resident superior court judge of District 6B; and Quentin T. Sumner, senior resident judge for the N.C. Superior Court.

Tickets for the gala are $40 per person and can be purchased by calling 560-5170. All proceeds benefit the NCCU Scholarship Fund.