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Fisk University Regional Conference has September date at The Peabody

The Memphis Fisk Alumni Club, in conjunction with the General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc., will host the General Alumni Association’s Southern Regional Conference at The Peabody Hotel. The Memphis Fisk Alumni Club, in conjunction with the General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc. (G.A.A.F.U.), will host the General Alumni Association’s Southern Regional Conference Sept. 16-18 at The Peabody Hotel at 149 Union Ave.

Several hundred alumni from eight states are expected for the three-day event. The Southern Region includes Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as well as Jamaica and the Bahamas.

The schedule of activities includes a welcome reception and documentary premiere of the “Last Championship Teams,” workshops on recruitment and fundraising, the Philanthropy Luncheon and a black-tie Benefit Dinner. There also will be a Recruitment Fair for high school students interested in attending Fisk, and a worship service at Golden Gate Cathedral, 3240 James Road.

Guest speaker for the Sept. 17 luncheon is Susan Taylor Batten, president/CEO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives in New York City.  Regional Alumni Achievement Award recipients will be honored at the black-tie gala. The luncheon and dinner are open to the public and tickets are available by calling 901-230-5568.  Sponsorships and booklet ads are also available.

George Tillman Jr. is president of the Memphis Fisk Club and also producer of the “Last Championship Teams,” a documentary highlighting the 1973- 75 Fisk University football teams. Dr. Edwina Harris Hamby is regional chair and Adrienne Taylor Latham is executive director of the General Alumni Association of Fisk University.  Dr. Linda Brown Coleman of Houston is G.A.A.F.U.’s national chair.

Fisk was founded in Nashville in 1866.

(For more information, call 901-230-5568 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)

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