Ms. Ariel Germain has been named the Director of Marketing & Communications for the Division of Student Affairs at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) effective May 17, 2021. In her role, Ms. Germain will direct the marketing and communication efforts for all of the division departments and the Office of the VC of Student Affairs.
Prior to this role, Ariel served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing & Fan Engagement for NCCU Athletics. She also served as the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at Howard University, overseeing the athletics department's marketing, fundraising, and overall development and branding efforts. At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she was the Division of Student Affairs Marketing and Communications Coordinator. At Winston-Salem State University, she served as the Director for Athletic Marketing and Special Events. Ms. Germain also served as the Catholic Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at The Catholic University of America.
Germain is a “double Eagle,” obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and a minor in English Literature in 2006, and her master’s degree in Athletic Administration in 2017 from NCCU. She is also a 2017 graduate of the Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute.
While at NCCU as a student, Germain was a member of the women’s volleyball team. From 2002-05, Germain was named to the 2002 All-Rookie Team, second-team all-conference (2002-03), and first-team all-conference (2004-05). As a setter, she led her team to two back-to-back Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) championships. Germain still holds the career setting record at NCCU with 4,036 assists.
Please join me in congratulating Ms. Germain on her new position at North Carolina Central University!