Black Alumni Weekend

September 7 - 9

 

BLACK ALUMNI WEEKEND

September 7 - 9

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The Auburn Alumni Association and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity are excited to welcome you back to campus for Black Alumni Weekend, a three-day celebration featuring vibrant, family-friendly social events, networking opportunities and insightful panel discussions from Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9.

Black Alumni Weekend is an opportunity to share your story and listen to the experiences of others. Come home to the place that helped shape you and reconnect with the friends who became your Auburn family. Help pave the way for the next generation and be a part of something great!

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Schedule

Registration and Open House
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lobby, Auburn Alumni Center

Auburn Family Friday Speaker Series featuring Wanona Satcher
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

Group Photo
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
All-Black Cocktail Attire

Cocktail Reception
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pre-Function Foyer, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
All-Black Cocktail Attire

Awards Dinner
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
All-Black Cocktail Attire

Dessert & Dance
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Legacy Ballroom, The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center
All-Black Cocktail Attire

Registration
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lobby, Auburn Alumni Center

Tailgate
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Upper Quad
Gameday Attire & Black Alumni Weekend T-Shirt

Old School vs. New School Greek Stroll
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Location:
The Upper Quad

Group Photo w/ Weekend T-Shirt
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: The Upper Quad

Auburn vs. Alabama State Football Game
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium

Soulful Brunch and Garden Event
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Group Photo
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for Black Alumni Weekend 2018?

Registration has closed for this year’s event. For questions about registration, please contact Erin Hutchins at 334-844-1146.

How much does it cost to attend Black Alumni Weekend 2018?

Early bird registration for the event is $140.00 per person. Early bird registration ends on July 1, 2018. General registration for the event is $155.00 per person. The whole family is invited to attend the tailgate on Saturday prior to the Auburn vs. Alabama State football game. Children (17 and under) are $5.45. Children 1 and under are free. Children’s packages are $40.00 and include a t-shirt, game ticket, and the tailgate. All prices include applicable sales tax. The adult ticket includes a $5 gift that will be donated to the Auburn Alumni Association PLUS Scholarship (gift amount is non-refundable).

When does online registration for Black Alumni Weekend 2018 close?

Registration has closed for this year’s event. For questions, regarding the weekend, please contact Erin Hutchins at 334-844-1146.

What does the registration fee include?

Registration includes the Friday night Awards Dinner and Dance, the tailgate and much more. A Black Alumni Weekend t-shirt and football game ticket are included for each registered adult. Registration does not include hotel accommodations.

Where is lodging available during Black Alumni Weekend 2018?

For overnight accommodations see “ACCOMMODATIONS” section below.

What is the attire for Black Alumni Weekend 2018?

The attire for the majority of the Black Alumni Weekend events is casual. Party/cocktail attire is requested for Friday night activities.

Are children/families invited to attend?

Yes! Children and family members are invited to all Black Alumni Weekend events, with the exception the Friday night events (Awards Dinner and Dance), which are geared more towards adults.

Do I need a parking pass to park on campus?

All vehicles that park on the Auburn University campus must display a valid Auburn University parking permit. As an honored campus guest, visitor or vendor, please acquire the appropriate parking pass from the Parking Services Office. To do so, please visit one of the following locations to obtain proper information and permit.

  • The AU Parking Services office located at 330 Lem Morrison Drive. The main entrance to Parking Services is on the second level of the South Quad Parking Deck. Don’t worry, there’s guest parking right by the door just for you.
  • For your convenience, a drive‐thru window is located on the ground level of the Parking Services Office and guest parking permits may be obtained there as well.
  • Stadium Deck Office: Parking Services has an office located at the entrance of the ramp leading to the fourth level in the Stadium Deck to issue permits to visitors/guests. For more information, please visit the Parking Services website or contact them at (334) 844‐4143.

For more information, please visit the Parking Services website or contact them at (334) 844‐4143.

Are there special services available for attendees with disabilities?

If you have a handicap placard or license plate, an Auburn University parking permit is still required to park on the campus. Present both your handicap placard, placard permit and a valid license to receive a guest pass. The guest pass will allow you to park in any available A, B or handicap space on Auburn University’s campus.

I can’t attend Black Alumni Weekend, but would like to make a gift to Auburn University. How do I do that?

To make a scholarship contribution, please click here. Thank you for your support.

What is the cancellation and refund policy for Black Alumni Weekend 2018?

Requests can be made by calling (334) 844-1146 or directed to Erin Hutchins at erinhutchins@auburn.edu by 5:00 p.m. CST on August 24, 2018.

Hotel Accommodations

Registration does not include hotel accommodations.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2013 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832
(334) 502-1090

$189

For overnight accommodations, contact Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn – University Area at (334) 502-1090 or by calling toll free at 1-800-HOLIDY. Mention the group block code ABA to receive a special block rate.

Special block rates will only be offered through August 7, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

Hilton Garden Inn

2555 Hilton Garden Dr, Auburn, AL 36830 (334) 502-3500

$189

For overnight accommodations, contact Hilton Garden Inn Auburn at (334) 502-3500.

Mention “Black Alumni Weekend” to receive a special block rate.

Special block rates will only be offered through August 7, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

Sleep Inn & Suites

135 Spirit Dr, Auburn, AL 36832 (334) 501-7171

$179

For overnight accommodations, contact Sleep Inn & Suites at (334) 501-7171.

Mention “Black Alumni Weekend” to receive a special block rate.

Special block rates will only be offered through August 1, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

Courtyard by Marriott Auburn

2420 W Pace Blvd, Auburn, AL 36830

(334) 502-0111

$189

For overnight accommodations, contact Courtyard by Marriott Auburn at (334) 502-0111.

Mention “Black Alumni Weekend” or book online to receive a special block rate.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Special block rates will only be offered through August 7, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

Tru by Hilton Auburn

2411 W Pace Blvd, Auburn, AL 36830

(334) 521-0400

$189

For overnight accommodations, contact Tru by Hilton Auburn at (334) 521-0400.

Mention the group code BAW to receive a special block rate.

Special block rates will only be offered through August 15, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

Home2Suites by Hilton

3150 Capps Way, Opelika, AL 36804

(334) 737-5155

$179

For overnight accommodations, contact Home2Suites by Hilton at (334) 737-5155.

Mention “Black Alumni Weekend” or book online to receive a special block rate.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Special block rates will only be offered through August 4, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

3151 Capps Way Opelika, AL 36804

(334) 748-9000

$179

For overnight accommodations, contact La Quinta Inn & Suites at (334) 748-9000.

Mention “Black Alumni Weekend” to receive a special block rate.

Special block rates will only be offered through August 3, 2018 or until all rooms have sold out.

Tailgate Information

This year’s Black Alumni Weekend tailgate will have lots of fun-filled activities to keep you and your family entertained! We will be offering a Kid’s Fun Center Inflatable, the mobile video game theatre “Cyber Game Truck” and many giant games including cornhole, Jenga, and more. Come join us in the Upper Quad from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a day of food, games and fellowship. Register for Black Alumni Weekend today to be part of this exciting experience.

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Black Alumni Stories

  • Kelvin Redd '90
  • Nicole Harris '14
  • Starrah Huffman
    Starrah Huffman '15
  • Kitrell Henderson Jr.
    Kittrell Henderson Jr. '08
  • Erika Sankey
    Erika Sankey '15
  • Olivia Cook
    Olivia Cook '14
  • DJ Gorgeous performing in Birmingham.
    Aisha Stroud ‘09: Banker by day, DJ Gorgeous by night
  • Sidberry currently works for Carter's Inc.
    Phillip Sidberry ‘11: Putting heart into art
  • Hathaway was the first African American ceramics teacher at Auburn.
    Isaac Scott Hathaway: Sculpting a better Auburn
  • Hillman poses at Auburn this past year.
    Danyelle Hillman ‘99: Auburn's first African American female cheerleader continues to inspire
  • Robinson owns her own company, JayRo Productions.
    Jaylin Robinson ‘11: Freelancer to business-owner
  • Ileeia Cobb helps make OLLI the best it can be.
    Ileeia A. Cobb ‘11: Using passion to Serve Senior Citizens
  • Scouting Champions, Allen Greene
    Travis Coleman '07: Scouting Champions
  • Ashley Gooden
    Reporting live with Ashley Gooden '14
  • Weston Sims '19, Calvin Wilborn '19 make national impact on DNC
  • CJ Uzomah Running
    From Tiger to Tiger: Auburn Alumni on the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Kim Burton '88
    Kim Burton '88
  • Cherith Fluker '01
    Cherith Fluker '01
  • Khiari McAlpin '09
    Khiari McAlpin '09
  • Sophia Bracy Harris
    Sophia Bracy Harris '72
  • ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
    ShaRhonda Holmes-Stinson '05
  • Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
    Chacolby Burns-Johnson '01
  • Paige Horace '13
    Paige Horace '13
  • Brandeis Reasor '06
    Brandeis Reasor '06
  • Tay-Lea Clayton '10
    Tay-Lea Clayton '10
  • Angelica Parker '11
    Angelica Parker '11
  • Yameeka CEO
    Yameeka Jones '01 Success Through Confidence
  • Paula Ducker-Davy '89
    Paula Ducker-Davy '89
  • Ashley Gayles '09 2
    Ashley Gayles '09
  • Jermelle Matthews '09
    Jermelle Matthews '09
  • Krystal Moore '07
    Krystal Moore '07
  • Sharne Rice '10
    Sharne Rice '10
  • Gabrielle Brundidge '13
    Gabrielle Brundidge '13
  • Jessica Alexander '11
    Jessica Alexander '11
  • Wanona Satcher '02
    Wanona Satcher '02
  • Tanya Anderson '95
    Tanya Anderson '95
  • Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
    Josetta Brittain Matthews '66
  • Mshon Pulliam
    Talking Potential with Mshon Pulliam ‘12
  • Mercedes Linton '14
    Mercedes Linton '14
  • Tracey Childs '98 & '00
    Tracey Childs '98
  • a photo of Erin Hutchins by the Auburn sign
    Erin Hutchins '09
  • Tiffany Davis '98
    Tiffany Davis '98
  • Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
    Sefako Kpomblekou-Tidwell '07
  • Janayah Hudson '96
    Janayah Hudson '96
  • Angela Jenkins '94
    Angela Jenkins '94
  • Janice Jones '04
    Janice Jones '04
  • Sharonne Jacobs '94
    Sharonne Jacobs '94
  • Natalie Walker '16
    Natalie Walker '16
  • Jada Kidd Robinson '94
    Jada Kidd Robinson '94
  • Kimberly Mitchell '01
    Kimberly Mitchell '01
  • Natalie Stevenson '12
    Natalie Stevenson '12
  • Octavia Spencer
    Octavia Spencer: First Auburn Grad to Host SNL
  • Maya Pressley High Jump - Action Shot
    Jumping Higher: Maya Pressley '13, Olympic hopeful
  • LaNita Harris Photo
    LaNita Harris, caring for her young community
  • Drew Tipton and son
    Stitching faith and fashion with Drew Tipton
  • Greg Phillip Curtis photo
    Carving A Dream: Gregory Philip Curtis, woodworking entrepreneur
  • Monica Gibbs photo
    Exploring creative design with Monica Gibbs

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Award Recipients

Duriel Barlow headshot

Duriel Barlow ’03

College of Education

Sharon Gess Headshot

Sharon Gess ’94

School of Nursing

Willie Huntley headshot

Willie Huntley ’80

College of Liberal Arts

Kenneth Kelly headshot

Kenneth Kelly ’90

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

David Knox headshot

David Knox ’92

College of Veterinary Medicine

Kristy Lee headshot

Kristalyn Lee ’03

College of Sciences and Mathematics

Linwood Moore headshot

Linwood Moore ’77

Harrison School of Pharmacy

Bridget Peters headshot

Bridget Peters ’15

College of Business

Dana Stone headshot

Dana Stone ’94

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Tim Vines headshot

Tim Vines ’88

Harbert College of Business

Joseph Young headshot

Joseph Young ’14

Harbert College of Business

Photos from Black Alumni Weekend 2017

Black Alumni Weekend Photo Album

Contact

Erin Hutchins

Erin Hutchins ’09

Inclusion & Diversity Programs Coordinator

erinhutchins@auburn.edu
(334) 844-1146

Black Alumni Weekend 2018

 Planning Committee

  • David Boleware ‘74
  • Sierra Bostick
  • Shirley Boulware ‘91
  • Chacolby Burns-Johnson ‘01
  • Charria Campbell ‘05
  • Christa Denard ‘11
  • Char Dennis ‘98
  • Sharlene Reed Evans ‘86
  • Tim Fair
  • Raven Harvis ‘04
  • Kittrell Henderson ‘08
  • Keith Holley ‘02
  • Jay James ‘15
  • Daphney Kenney ‘96
  • Ingrid Lewis ‘15
  • Erica Stringer-Reasor ‘04
  • Edward Reynolds ‘06
  • Jada Kidd Robinson ‘92
  • Nathaniel Rutledge ‘90
  • Regenia Sanders ‘95
  • George Sneed ‘96
  • Chippewa Thomas ‘01
  • Dorcas Washington ‘88
  • Tiffany Welch ‘94
  • Ms. Ada Wilson