Penn State black alumni to reunite Sept. 10-12 at University Park

June 14, 2010

From “Living Legends” to the “Divine Nine” to a TV tailgate, African American Penn State alumni can relive good times and reconnect with old friends while helping current students during the 2010 Black Alumni Reunion at University Park, Sept. 10–12.

The Black Alumni Reunion, titled “It’s about Giving Back,” will include special meals, tours, a career fair, student-alumni networking, exhibits and more. The “Legends Lunch” on Saturday will honor Wally Triplett ’49, Charles Blockson ’56 and Thelma Price, a former University employee. The lunch also will include special recognition of Penn State faculty and staff who have advanced the cause of Penn State’s black community. Sunday’s brunch will honor the Douglass Association, the 1960s-era black students’ organization that pushed for change on campus.
Also on tap during the weekend: a TV tailgate for the Penn State-Alabama game; a “Divine Nine” exhibit, focusing on Penn State’s nine historically black sororities and fraternities; campus tours; and receptions and gatherings.

The full registration fee is $139, which is discounted to $109 if registered by July 30. Other discounts are available including a free membership in the Alumni Association if registered by June 30.

Leading the group organizing the Black Alumni Reunion is chairman Jeff Moore ’91, ’95g. Moore said in addition to reconnecting with classmates and establishing mentoring relationships with current Penn State students, another reunion goal is to continue the effort to raise $100,000 to endow the Penn State African American Alumni Organization Trustee Scholarship. A portion of the reunion proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.

The previous two black alumni reunions, in 2006 and 2008, drew approximately 400 alumni from across the country.
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Last Updated June 14, 2010