Washington and Lee University Office of Alumni Affairs
Black Alumni Reunion 2017
March 3 - 4, 2017
The steering committee cordially invites all black alumni to the Washington and Lee Black Alumni Reunion 2017! The committee and the Alumni Affairs office have developed this fun and informative celebration as one of our diversity and inclusion initiatives. W&L's new president, V.P. for Admissions and other top people will join us.
The $75 reunion fee is for all programming aspects, including food and beverage, Saturday evening transportation and speakers. It does not include your hotel charge. NOTE: Your nametag will serve as your admission ticket to all events.
*Please register by Monday, February 27 so that the university can budget and order correctly for food and beverages.
Click here to see who else is coming.
(Note: it can take up to 24 hours after registering to show up on this list.)
Online registration is now closed. If you want attend, please call our office at
Hotel Block Extended! Rooms are being held, but you must call the Wingate Hotel directly to reserve your room. Call 540.464.8100 and mention W&L Black Alumni room block. Hotel block will be released February 21 - call today!
Arriving on Campus
Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3 for the keynote remarks by Atlanta alumnus Quincy Springs IV '02, former U.S. Army captain. A welcome reception with cocktails and food will follow.
Friday, March 3
|1 - 5 p.m.||Registration||Wingate Hotel|
|4 p.m.||Alumni Panel on Student Government: Successful Election Strategies for Underrepresented Students
David Robinson '15
Quincy Springs, IV '02
Lucy Wade Shapiro '15
Vincent Smith '16L
Moderator: Robin Le Blanc, Professor of Politics
Sponsored by Student Affairs
|Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library|
|6:30 p.m.||Keynote Address: "It Costs to Care"
Quincy Springs, IV '02
|7:15 - 9:15 p.m.||Welcome Reception
Your hosts: Dana Bolden '89, University Trustee; Cynthia Cheatham '07, Alumni Board; William Thornton '88, Alumni Board; William Toles '92 '95L, University Trustee
|Hotchkiss Alumni House|
|9:30 - 11:00 p.m.||Hospitality Suite||Wingate Hotel|
Saturday, March 4
|7 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast||Wingate Hotel|
|9 - 9:20 a.m.||Welcome remarks, President William Dudley||Stackhouse Theater|
|9:20 - 9:55 a.m.||Admissions and Diversity
Sally Stone Richmond, V.P. for Admissions and Financial Aid
Leonard Satterwhite, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
|9:55 - 10:10 a.m.||Important Outcomes of the Campaign for W&L
Dennis Cross, V.P. for Advancement
|10:10 - 10:25 a.m.||BREAK|
|10:25 - 10:40 a.m.||Academics, including Africana Studies
Marc Conner, Provost and James Ballengee Professor of English
Mohamed Kamara, Associate Professor of Romance Languages
|10:40 - 11:15 a.m.||Student Life Panel
Sasha Edwards '20
Truth Iyiewuare '18
Dannick Kennon '19
Alexus McGriff '18
JoAnne Michel '18
Araba Wubah '17
Moderator: Tammy Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
|11:15 - 11:45 a.m.||Alumni Reflections
Johnny E. Morrison '74, '77L
Jessica Reynolds Pasley '89
Damon Sanders-Pratt '91
Gary C. Davis '02
Denisio Truitt '05
Amber Cooper '12
Moderator: Cynthia Cheatham '07, Alumni Board
|11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Lunch with students||The Marketplace|
|12:40 - 1:05 p.m.||Report from the Campus Working Group: The Difficult but Undeniable History of African Americans at W&L
Ted DeLaney '85, Associate Professor of History
Tom Camden '76, Director of Special Collections
|Center for Global Learning Atrium|
|1:05 - 1:20 p.m.||Historical Marker Acknowledging W&L's Involvement with Slavery||Colonnade|
|1:20 - 5 p.m.||Free time or optional activities
1) The Village (new upper division student housing)
2) The Center for Global Learning
3) Men's Lacrosse vs. Franklin & Marshall, 2 p.m.
4) Women's Tennis vs. Emory & Henry, 2 p.m.
5) Baseball vs. Penn St. - Harrisburg, 2:30 p.m.
|5:45 p.m.||Courtesy bus to reception||Wingate Hotel|
|6:05 p.m.||Final courtesy bus to reception||Wingate Hotel|
|6 - 8 p.m.||Cocktails and Dinner
**Group photo at 6:30**
|Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center|
|8 - midnight||Black Ball (semi-formal)
Sponsored by Student Association for Black Unity and the Alumni Affairs Office
|Evans Dining Hall|
|11:30 - 12:45 p.m.||Courtesy bus loops to Wingate||Curb at Evans|
The Steering Committee looks forward to seeing you!
Cynthia Cheatham '07; Beau Dudley '74, '79L; Tamara Futrell; E'lon Cohen Hall '07; LaShawn King '92; Meredith King Ledford '03; Travis Mells '99; John Miller '77, '80L; Daphine Mugayo '15; Elizabeth Mugo '19; Jessica Reynolds Pasley '89; Eugene C. Perry, Jr. '75, '78L; Karen Pope '92; Damon Sanders-Pratt '91; Nicole Davol Rhoads '04; Norman Sigler '88; Tammi Simpson '91
Call W&L Alumni Affairs with any questions at 540.458.8464