All NC Elite INDOOR volleyball activities (including practices, tournaments, private lessons) are canceled until July 14. CLICK HERE for updates.
In preparation for the 2020-2021 season, we are accepting Head and Assistant Coach applications! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
We are also looking to expand our leadership team. Are you an experienced Director or Administrator with sports management experience? If so, we may have the opportunity for you! Please email email@example.com to inquire.
Dear NC Elite Volleyball Club Community,
NC Elite is humbly honored to announce the Andrea Harris Memorial Scholarship. Andrea Harris, co-founder of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development (know as "The Institute"), spent her professional life helping to build businesses owned by women and minorities in North Carolina and was an advocate for marginalized and disenfranchised communities and entrepreneurs through policy, education and opportunities.
Over her career, Miss Harris received numerous awards, including multiple Order of the Long Leaf Pine awards, and in 2014 was named the Lifetime Achievement Winner in Triangle Business Journal's Leaders in Diversity Awards. NC Governor Roy Cooper described Andrea as a "trailblazer who never stopped fighting for social and racial equity", and said of Andrea, "When doors were intentionally shut, she broke through for women and minority-owned businesses to succeed, modeled excellence in advocacy and mentored scores of freedom fighters."
Andrea was born on July 2, 1948 in Sumter, South Carolina, and grew up in Henderson, NC. She graduated from Bennett College in Greensboro. Andrea passed away on May 20, 2020.
I had the honor and privilege of working alongside Andrea as we served together on the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Emerging Issues at NCSU. NC Elite has founded the Andrea Harris Memorial Scholarship to honor her work as an advocate for women and minorities, and advance her convictions through our work at NC Elite. More details about the Andrea Harris memorial Scholarship will be released soon.
Sandra Merkel DeJames
Founder and President, NC Elite Volleyball Club
NC Elite Volleyball Club, Inc. was founded in 2007 by experienced volleyball coaches and business professionals with the objective of creating a competitive, fun and positive learning environment for all participants. NC Elite Volleyball Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the growth of volleyball in the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area. Our organization operates as part of the national volleyball programs administered by USA Volleyball Association (USAV), the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA). We offer programming, camps, clinics and teams that participate in local, state and national level competitions.