October 16, 2017

Cheyney National Alumni Association To Host 180th Anniversary Gala

Cheyney National Alumni Association To Host 180th Anniversary Gala
On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA) will celebrate Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s historic 180th milestone by hosting an Anniversary Gala during the University’s homecoming weekend.
Cheyney alumni, community supporters and honored guests will convene at the Springfield Country Club, to honor the institution’s outstanding legacy of producing confident, competent, reflective and visionary leaders. Notable guests include Philadelphia native and WDAS-FM radio personality Patty Jackson and FOX 29 News anchor and reporter, Joyce Evans.   
“Homecoming weekend is always an exciting time for Cheyney,” said Alphonso Coleman, Jr. (’72), President of CUNAA. “Reaching 180 years of serving and educating the community is an outstanding achievement. We’re very thankful for the alumni and community supporters who are helping us reach our $2 million fundraising goal.”
Cheyney’s 180th year also marks the end of CUNAA’s $2 Million Alumni Scholarship Campaign, a legacy of Cheyney alumna and community facilitator Barbara Daniel Cox (’66), who passed away in April 2016.
All proceeds from CUNAA’s Homecoming weekend events will benefit the $2 Million Alumni Scholarship Fund, which awards Cheyney students with Last Dollar Scholarships to help bridge the gap between college costs and financial aid.
“One of CUNAA’s top priorities has always been to give Cheyney alumni an outstanding homecoming, and we’re very excited about this year because the alumni are showing their passion and commitment to Cheyney in the best way possible,” said Homecoming Committee Chair Gregory Benjamin, (’81).
Tickets for the 180th Anniversary Gala are still available and can be purchased at cheyneyalum.org. For additional information on the anniversary celebration, please call (610) 455-3900 or visit www.cheyneyalum.org.