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African American Advisory Board

The African American Advisory Board (AAAB) serves Earlham by planning and implementing programs to assist the College in providing a supportive and productive learning and living environment in which students become successful, graduate from Earlham and then as alumni, remain engaged with the College.

The Advisory Board works closely with several offices on campus toward increasing alumni participation and support of both prospective and current students on campus as well as providing a resource network for alumni. The AAAB has met annually since its inception.

For more information regarding AAAB or to become involved, e-mail or call the Alumni Office at 765-983-1313.

All Black Alumni Celebration

More than 140 African American alumni attended the 2014 All Black Alumni Celebration during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, sponsored by the AAAB and the Office of Institutional Advancement.

On Friday, October 24, the AAAB held their annual meeting, where more than 35 alumni gathered to plan the 2015 board agenda and commitments.

At the dedication of the new Visual and Performing Arts Center, Bonita Washington-Lacey `78 was recognized by having Music Room 150 named for her by Fred McClure `84. Robert Gunn, `02 was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame, and 30 alumni took the stage, joining the current 150 voices, for the 50th Anniversary concert of Gospel Revelations. The evening came to a close as alumni danced into the wee hours of the morning at the cocktail party featuring alumni DJs across the decades.

On Saturday, October 25, Jewell Spears `54 was presented with an Outstanding Alumni Award and alumni led a spirited tailgate during the afternoon sporting events. The weekend closed with the rededication of the Cunningham Cultural Center, in which a new gathering area in the house was named for Taylor Jones `62, the first convener of the African American Advisory Board and former member of the Earlham College Board of Trustees.



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