ShawU: Stephen N. James remembered as a dedicated officer, coach

RALEIGH — The Shaw University family is mourning the passing of alumnus Stephen N. James ’01, who transitioned Feb. 4, 2024.

Alumnus James is being remembered for his dedication as a corporal with the Shaw University Campus Police and Security Department. He also was a decorated U.S. Navy veteran.

While a student at Shaw University, Cpl. James joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He made the dean’s list during the 1997-98 school year and for several years was co-captain of Shaw University’s cross-country and track-and-field teams. His on-campus accolades included:

  • CIAA Academic Achievement Award, 1997-98
  • Dean’s list, 1997-98
  • CIAA Most Valuable Runner, 1998-2000
  • CIAA Most Outstanding Outdoor Track Performer, 1998-2000
  • CIAA All-Conference Champion (4×400-meter relay)

Cpl. James would later volunteer as an assistant coach for the Shaw University women’s cross-country team. 

A celebration of life service for Cpl. James is 1 p.m. Feb. 10, 2024, at The Fountain of Raleigh Fellowship Church.