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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta To Hold Annual Charter Day Dinner

— Alumni, Business, and Civic Leaders to Raise Scholarship Funds for Howard Students —

Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University

Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University

Atlanta, GA — The Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta (HUACA) will hold its annual Charter Day Dinner on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the prestigious Commerce Club. The event will commemorate the university’s 149th Charter Day Observation and serves as HUACA’s primary scholarship fundraiser for Howard students. The theme for this year’s gala is “United in our Legacy of Excellence, Truth, and Service.”

The dinner will feature Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick as the keynote speaker. “President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick’s appearance underscores his commitment to engaging Howard University alumni and the broader communities in which we live,” says Karen Shropshire, HUACA president.

Howard stands alone as the only HBCU to have three graduates serve as mayor of one of the nation’s largest cities. To celebrate this outstanding achievement, Atlanta Mayors Kasim Reed, Andrew Young and Shirley Franklin have been invited.

Entertainment will be provided by Grammy award-winning jazz saxophonist, Mike Phillips. Phillips has graced the stage with such notable talents as Stevie Wonder, Prince, Babyface, and scores of other leading entertainers.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. In return for their support, sponsors will receive an array benefits, including media impressions, VIP and dinner tickets, and more. For additional information, potential sponsors are encouraged to contact Ms. Cheryl Gill Riley at (770) 363-6656 or cgriley@charter.net. They can also go to www.hualumniatl.com.

The Commerce Club is located at 191 Peachtree Street, NE. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $200.00 per person and dinner tickets are $150.00 per person.

Howard University, located in Washington, D.C. was chartered on March 3, 1867. Long-considered the “capstone” of Black higher education, the university has graduated many of the nation’s most prominent African-Americans across a broad spectrum of professional and academic disciplines. For more information about the event and the university, please go to www.hualumniatl.com


Thina Johnson

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