- Category: News
11 Aug 2011
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
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.