Happy New Year fellow alumni!
February is Black History Month, and I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Black Americans especially our alumni who are leading and making a difference in our families, communities and our world. I am mindful of the change they have inspired.
Late last month, I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. This was my second visit to learn and explore and I could return two more times and still not take it all in – it is overwhelmingly beautiful, informative and vast.
As I sat in the Contemplative Court where the fountain rains down and light shines in, I read the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We are determined … to work and fight until justice runs down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream” and from Nelson Mandela “I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom.” Sam Cooke’s iconic song: “A change is gonna come” is also engraved. With change comes challenge and we continue to persevere with commitment and love.
We have three reunion weekends coming up during the month of April. We hope you will be able to join us for one or more of these celebrations.
- Conservatory Alumni Reunion (Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2) Details and link for registration: https://www.su.edu/alumni/alumni-events/conservatory-alumni-reunion/
- Dayton Alumni Weekend (Thursday, April 13 & Friday, April 14) Details and link for registration: https://www.su.edu/alumni/alumni-events/dayton-alumni-weekend/
- Black Alumni Reunion (Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22) More Details to follow for this event.
President, SU Alumni Association