African-American Alumni Chapter Past Events
The African American Chapter hosted the annual Juneteenth Festival on June 20 at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Student Union. This event was well attended by both alumni and community members. The day was filled with music, dancing, awards, and speakers all celebrating Juneteenth, an unofficial holiday held around the nation on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride–filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicities and nationalities – as nothing is more comforting than the hand of a friend. According to the National Registry of Juneteenth Organizations and Supporters, the Juneteenth tradition dates back to June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, bearing the news that the Civil War had ended and the slaves were freed. The news came two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect Jan. 1, 1863.
Family Day 2009
The African American Chapter hosted its Family Day at Craig Regional Park on August 22. Attendees spent the afternoon mingling and discussing upcoming activities.
Celebrating Black History Month 2008
Mr. & Mrs. Bryant and Ebony Phillips celebrated Black History Month.
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20th Annual Juneteenth Jazz Festival 2008
A celebration of freedom honored through the American art of jazz took place in Pomona, CA to recognize 20 years of community dedication that led to the establishment of the California Juneteenth National Freedom Day Observance. Food, music, vendors and special activities was open to the public with free admission.
Legislative Breakfast Club 2008
African-American Alumni Chapter Historian, Bobby McDonald (center), is joined by fellow alumni Senator Lou Correa (left) and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell (right) on Friday, June 6 at the Senator's "Legislative Breakfast Club" event. The forum series, focused on bringing state leaders to Orange County to discuss issues and legislation affecting California, was held at Rancho Santiago Community College.
Black History Month 2008
Chapter Board members from the African American Alumni Chapter celebrated Black History Month with African American faculty and CSUF President, Dr. Milton A. Gordon, in February at the "America for All Americans: Helping America Understand" event. Pictured (left to right): 1. Professor Campbell, 2. Professor Bridges, 3. Bobby McDonald (AAA Historian), 4. President Milton A. Gordon, 5. Sylvia Moore (AAA President), 6. Vicki Brewster (Office Manager, Academic Programs CSUF), 7. Dr. Gethaiga, 8. Mark Saunders (Disney/AAA/Alumni)
Holiday Event 2007
The African-American Alumni Chapter held their first holiday event on Saturday, December 1 at the Golleher Alumni House on campus.
Alumni enjoyed music, appetizers, dinner and desserts while mingling and networking with fellow Titan alumni and faculty. Dr. Milton A. Gordon attended the event and shared with the alumni the latest news and developments happening at their alma mater as it celebrates the 50th Anniversary.
CSUF 50th Anniversary Open House 2007
The African-American Alumni Chapter participated in the special CSUF 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 15.
2007 Juneteenth Event a Success!
The Juneteenth event held on June 16 at the Golleher Alumni House was a great success. Nearly 70 CSUF alumni, family and friends were in attendance, and enjoyed hearing from Bobby McDonald, Chapter historian, as well as other alumni who recited poems and sang for the group.
African-American Alumni Chapter officers at the Juneteenth event: Angela Akins, Vice President of Finance, Sylvia Moore, President, Gina Glaze, Vice President of Membership, and Bobby McDonald, Historian.
Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal and dessert bar, and were able to peruse a wonderful assortment of items up for bid at the Silent Auction tables. View Photos Here
Jonathan Club in LA 2007
Chapter President Sylvia Moore and Vice President of Finance Angela Akins attended the Alumni Association's annual LA Area Alumni event at the Jonathan Club on May 30. Sylvia and Angela met Stan and Jaime Chambers after they spoke to the group and shared their combined experience of over 60 years in Broadcast Television.
February 2007 Highlights
AAC Networking Mixer: Meet the Founding Members
Founding members of the African-American Chapter met at the Off Campus Pub and Grill on Saturday, February 24 to network, socialize and finalize information for their official chartering by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.