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Upcoming Events March

WVSU Yellow Jacket Alumni All Star Jam on March 30th!

13 WVSU Choir Concert – 7:30pm 15 WVSU Founder’s Day Convocation and 121st Birthday Reception – 11:00 am P.A. Williams Auditorium/Ferrell Hall Lobby 17 WVSU Black & Gold Gala and Motown Concert Featuring TOUCH– 7:30pm P.A. Williams Auditorium 27 Junior Recital: James Hodges, saxophone – 7:30pm Davis Fine Arts Theater 30 WVSU Yellow Jacket Alumni All Star Jam – 7:30pm Davis Fine Arts Theater, Admission $10 (Proceeds go to the Alumni Book Fund).

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March 30 - 7:30 PM, Davis Fine Arts Theater “Old school” players get back to State for an evening of music and memories. Line up at this time: Jonathan Wesley - Drums Jackie Heath - Lead Guitar Mike Pleasant - Bass Dugan Carter - Saxophone Dick Stockton - Trumpet Bill Hambleton - Trombone Tim Courts - Piano Cindy Moss - vocals Lisa Mosley - vocals WVSU STUDENTS admitted FREE. GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00 at door. PROCEEDS GO TO THE WVSU ALUMNI BOOK FUND

For information: Dick Wolfe at 304-766-3188

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WVSU Headlines News and updates about alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends. February 25, 2012 - 2011-2012 Basketball Reception The W Club partnered with the Offices of Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations on February 25, 2012 at Erickson Alumni Center with a reception to honor the 2011-2012 men's and women's basketball teams. Student athletes, coaches, alumni, faculty, staff, WVSU retirees and friends enjoyed a special evening with celebrating and saluting these talented fine young men and women!

Peter Lewis, Class of 1964 Apple Ridge Farm, an organization dedicated to providing outdoor and educational experiences for under-served youth in Roanoke, VA, has been selected to be a participant in The Greenbrier Charity Weekend March 16th & 17 th at Greenbrier Resort in WV. Alumnus Peter Lewis, Class of 1964 is the organization’s President. For more information about Apple Ridge Farm, click here:

Baltimore, MD Buffalo, NY Harrisburg, PA New England New York/ New Jersey Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA

Hughie Mills, Class of 1949 Alumnus Hughie Mills, ’49, has once again been honored by the Columbia Business School (CBS). The Black Business Student Association (BBSA) Community Service team at Columbia Business School has partnered with the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, to create a small business outreach program for local Harlem businesses. Named the Hughie Mills Business Academy (HMBA), the program teaches business plan preparation and conceptualization.

SOUTHERN REGION Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Greater Williamsburg, VA Gulf Coast Region Hampton Roads, VA Jacksonville, FL Memphis, Mid-South Metropolitan Washington (DC) North Carolina Triad Raleigh-Durham, NC Richmond, VA Roanoke, VA South Carolina South Florida

Rev. Donald Robinson, Class of 1974 Beacon House, a non-profit, community based organization that provides tutoring, mentoring, cultural, athletic, recreational and nutritional programs to at-risk children, ages 5-18, who reside in and around the Edgewood Terrace community in Ward 5 of Washington, D.C., was recently featured on WUSA’s Hero Central. The organization, founded by WVSU alumnus Rev. Donald Robinson, Class of 1974, assists at-risk youth to identify and pursue educational objectives that culminate in college or vocational training, and, more generally, to prepare them for productive involvement in their community and society. The organization has also been named one of the best small charities in the Washington DC region. For more information, please visit

WVSU National Alumni Association News

MID WEST REGION Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Dayton, OH Detroit, MI Indianapolis, IN Kanawha Valley WV Metro Charleston WV Toledo, OH

21st National Alumni Conference May 3-6, 2012 WVSU National Alumni Association – 21st National Alumni Conference The 21st National Alumni Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA May 3-6, 2012.

FAR WEST REGION Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA Pacific Northwest

In Memoriam February 2012 Serena Strother Wilson ‘56 Willie “Newt/Fly” Austin ‘57 For more information, please visit our In Memoriam page at:

WVSUNAA National Conferences are designed to provide opportunities for Alumni to dialogue with University administrators, staff, students, friends and each other around strategies to support our University (i.e. student recruitment, membership development, and fundraising). Highlights include presentations by the University, recognition of Distinguished Alumni, and 110% Chapter Awards. Full registration is $150 (includes all conference activities). Philadelphia Airport Marriott is the Conference hotel Click HERE to view the Registration Form for the Conference (Deadline to register is April 15th, 2012) Click HERE to view the Souvenir Journal Contract/Ad Application for the Conference

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