President’s Message: Greetings from your BAS Reunion Co-Chairs


Dear Fellow Alums,

I am counting the days down as we approach the 2015 Black Alumni Reunion. Can you believe it, only 203 days to go? colbert_john-lWe are very excited about the excellent planning that is happening on a daily basis as we move closer to the reunion dates of   April 17–19, 2015. To ensure that the 2015 reunion is one that you will remember for years to come, our co-chairs are working very hard on your behalf. I would like to take a few minutes to introduce our two co-chairs, Lindsey Leverett and Emanuel Banks. I must say that Lindsey and Emanuel are not leaving any stones uncovered.  Lindsey and Emanuel bring you greetings and some exciting news.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

John L Colbert, BAS President

“Honoring the Past while Building the Future”

 

Black Alumni Society Reunion Co-Chairs:

Greetings Black Alumni Society Members and Friends:

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we serve as your 2015 Black Alumni Society Reunion chairs; and welcome you back to The Hill Lindsey-and-Emanuel“On the Road to Silver”. We would like to officially extend to you this invitation to join us in this monumental occasion. In 2013 we were challenged to “Look Back, Think Back, Come Back, and Give Back”, and you have done just that. Let’s continue to bring honor to those who have paved the way for us all. At the same time, let’s continue to show our commitment towards helping build the road to future successful students at this great institution. We truly appreciate your past generosity. Not only have you given financially, but you have given unselfishly of your time, talents and resources, and for that we say thank you. Because of unwavering support from members and friends like you, we have been able to thrive for over 15 years; encouraging African American, University of Arkansas students to lead meaningful lives of leadership, distinction and service to their communities.

On April 17-19, 2015 we will converge on the University of Arkansas and the City of Fayetteville to “Honor the Past while Building the Future”. We are elated to celebrate the 25th  reunion and to take you back to where it all began. Please know that Black Alumni Society Board and Reunion Committees have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to incorporate your feedback, and make this banner year reunion one for the history books.

On Friday afternoon we invite you to tee off in our annual golf tournament, participate in the Alumni/Students Connect Career Panel and Professional Development Series. We look forward to greeting you in true HOG fashion at our Arkansas Alumni Association official Welcome Reception and Old School Party. On Saturday, get ready for a family affair as we welcome back the “BAS Cookout” with our Block Party and Stepshow. But it doesn’t end there. Saturday, night prepare to continue reconnecting at our VIP Donor Reception; honor our distinguished alumni and community partners at the Black Alumni Society Awards Gala and dance then the night away. On Sunday, we will end the reunion on a high note, and worship together at St. James Missionary Baptist Church.

Just remember our efforts at the previous reunions have proven to be very rewarding and have provided everlasting memories. Next year’s event will be no different in this effort. Please help us to continue the legacy of the Black Alumni Society and to ensure our role as a premier society at the University of Arkansas. We thank you again for your continued support; we couldn’t do it without you. Mark your calendars for April 17-19, 2015, because this is a reunion you will not want to miss. So don’t hesitate, register early and bring a friend. Come one, come all and let the Celebration begin!!!

Register today: www.arkansasalumni.org/2015basreunion

Sincerely,

Lindsey Leverett

Emanuel Banks

2015 Black Alumni society Reunion Chairs

 

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