WCU African-American Alumni Society launches during Homecoming weekend

The Western Carolina University African-American Alumni Society will hold its first general meeting during a post-Homecoming game reception Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Ramsey Center.

For several years, Western Carolina University had an unofficial group of African-American alumni that stayed connected through a website and planned a biennial African-American reunion and various events during Homecoming.

But after a series of diversity-related events and concerns that took place on campus in recent years, Pam Degraffenreid, alumna and director of the WCU Bookstore, felt it was time to form an official alumni organization.

With the help of Chief Diversity Officer Ricardo Nazario-Colón, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jane Adams-Dunford and Intercultural Affairs Director Dana…

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