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Mary Staton, Raymond Privott and Charlotte Privott

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Ms. Mary  Staton, ‘64

As a Broncos Legacy Circle member, Ms. Mary Staton’s giving impact on the university will show throughout the university’s history, and her support will last forever.  Ms. Staton made a legacy gift to the university in 2010 which will provide students with an opportunity financial scholastic support for years to come.

Ms. Staton graduated from Fayetteville State University (FSU) in 1964 with a degree in Elementary Education.  She spent her 35 year career dedicated to Education as a teacher, focusing on Elementary and Adult Basic Education.  She also served as a Counselor in a North Carolina Government Funded program called Neighborhood Youth Corps.  Ms. Staton’s other FSU achievements include 1963 May Queen and 1967 Ms. Alumni Queen. 

“Fayetteville State has made such a wonderful impact on my life, including meeting new people, who later have developed into lifelong friendships. I became a Bronco Legacy Circle member, because I felt it was important to give back and financially supporting the future of our next generation’s education.  I would encourage the Alumni to revisit and give back what Fayetteville State has given you.”

Ms. Staton is a member of the District of Columbia National Alumni Association Chapter. Since retirement, Ms. Staton has enjoyed her hobbies, such as bowling and traveling.  She plans to revisit Hawaii and Barbados.  She also attends Rehoboth Baptist Church.  Mary will receive a bronze medallion and will be recognized at an annual luncheon hosted by the Chancellor, FSU Leadership, and student leadership. She will have her name engraved on the Bronco Legacy Wall, located in the lobby of the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium.




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Mr. Raymond Privott, ‘70

Mr. Privott graduated from Fayetteville State University in 1970, majoring in Sociology.  During his college years, he participated in a host of roles and functions, such as the Marching and Concert Band, Drama Guild, Sports Newspaper Editor and Campus Sunday School Ministry.  He also served as Class President for 3 years.  After graduating, he devoted 38 years to Education in Halifax and Edgecombe Counties, 25 years of which as a K-12 Principal.  He is currently the President of Fayetteville Stae University National Alumni Association (FSU NAA).  He became a Bronco Legacy Circle member because he felt Fayetteville State University has given so much to him with Academic Awards and Scholarships.  He believes that he owed his life to God and Fayetteville State, had it not been for Fayetteville State he would not have accomplished such impressive achievements.  Planned gifts offer an opportunity to donors who may not be able to give large donations.  It is also provides a way for donors to give in such a way that their life’s work can be lived on through future generations.

“My fondest memories were participating in Band and meeting new friends.  My greatest influence was Band Director, Mr. Thomas Bacote.  FSU College life served as a growth mechanism for me. Education is the ticket to solving the problems of the world today.  FSU still offers one of the finest higher educations and I have never had to take a backseat to anyone with college education.  I encourage those Alumni not to forget their Alma Mater, FSU can continue to grow, but not without you giving back.  It doesn’t have to be a large gift, but do what you can. “




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Mrs. Charlotte Privott, ‘70

Mrs. Privott attended Fayetteville State University (FSU) from 1966-1970.  During her collegiate years, she was a member of the College Choir.  Her greatest memories were traveling up and down the east coast to perform in Concerts, meeting Alumni, and encouraging others to attend FSU.  Currently, Mrs. Privott is the President of the Edgecombe National Alumni Association Chapter and a Lifetime Chancellor’s Club member.  She has retired as an Exceptional Children Program Specialist after 35 years of teaching Exceptional Children from Elementary to High School.  Fayetteville State University provided her with an education and lifelong friendships that she values today and that is her reason for becoming a Bronco Legacy Circle member.  The person who made the most influential impact on her college life was the Dorm Director (as known as Dorm Major), Ms. Marie Singletary

“Being a Bronco Legacy Circle Member is a means to foster the idea that FSU will live on and education is important.  There is absolutely no better place to receive a great education than Fayetteville State University.  FSU offered great opportunities and enhanced my life.  It is vital you continue to give back to FSU, so our generations to come can enjoy the great experiences of having an education and being a Bronco.  When you graduate from FSU remember that you are a Bronco and you should carry yourself with respect.  You are a Bronco, walk like a bronco, we are all representatives of the Bronco spirit.” 

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