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Cheyney to Host 2016 Homecoming Week Activities October 3 to 9

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cheyney University’s 2016 Homecoming activities begin on Monday, October 3 and run through Sunday October 9. With a wide variety of activities, there’s something for everyone to do.

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Cheyney University to Celebrate Homecoming October 7-11

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cheyney University students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate homecoming October 7-11. The festivities kick off with a longtime tradition on Wednesday, October 7 with the Mister and Miss Cheyney Coronation Ceremony at 7:30 pm in Marian Anderson Music Center. A host of Alumni and Student Government-sponsored activities are planned.

2014 President's Legacy Brunch: Stovall Family Receives Legacy Award

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mistress of Ceremonies Barbara Daniel Cox ’66 welcomed over 130 alumni to Cheyney University’s President's Legacy Brunch at Ada Georges Dining Hall on Sunday, October 19. The event offered one last official gathering of alumni, capping a beautiful fall weekend that was packed with campus tours, a football game, concerts, meetings, entertainment, awards ceremonies and opportunities to reminisce.

Cheyney University Alumni Scholarship Fund Reception a Huge Success

Friday, October 17, 2014

After last year's homecoming, the Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA) came up with the idea to have a CU Alumni Scholarship Fund Reception to kick off Homecoming festivities at the nation's oldest institution of higher learning in 2014. Homecoming Chair Barbara Daniel Cox '66 and her committee got moving and, before long, the wheels were in motion for an event aimed at raising scholarship money to help Cheyney students afford a college education.

Cheyney University's Coronation Ceremony Transports Crowd to Harlem

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cheyney University's Office of Student Activities and the Student Government Cooperative Association (SGCA), Inc. put on quite a show on October 15 with the traditional Coronation Ceremony for the New Mister and Miss Cheyney. This year's theme: Regal Renaissance: A Night in Harlem was an elegant and spectacular affair, highlighting some of the University's student leaders, and kicking off Homecoming Week.

Cheyney University Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Set for October 17

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cheyney University's 35th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, October 17 at the Concordville Inn in nearby Concordville, PA.

Siblings Set New Record at Cheyney University

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

When 21-year-old Cheyney University senior Sibongele Murray was crowned Homecoming Queen this month, she and her siblings set a new record at the nation's first institution for higher learning for African Americans.

President's Blog - When Thou Callest...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Homecoming 2013 demonstrated, once again, the commitment and dedication Cheyney University alumni have for the transformative educational and personal development that CU offers for students and their families.

Jackson Family Receives 2013 Legacy Award at Cheyney University

Sunday, October 20, 2013

More than 100 alumni gathered for the President's Legacy Brunch at Ada Georges Dining Hall on Sunday, October 20. Barbara Daniel Cox '66 served as Mistress of Ceremonies, and Elisha Morris '82, gave the invocation. Solos by Paul Turner '62, including Great is Thy Faithfulness, were accompanied by pianist Alfred Pollitt. The morning was brightened with a visit from the newly-crowned Mr. and Miss Cheyney University, Mr. Rashaad Washington and India Marie Cross, Class of 2015.

2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Honored at Homecoming Game

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Cheyney University 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were recognized at a banquet planned in their honor on October 18 and in front of the crowd attending CU's homecoming football game in O’Shields Stadium the next afternoon. The committee chairs were Don Hackney and Greg McNeil.

Cheyney University National Alumni Association Life Members Luncheon

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association hosted the annual Life Members Luncheon on Friday October 18 at Carnegie Hall. Cheyney University National Alumni Association's Maxine S. Coleman, Class of 1965, was Mistress of Ceremonies. Fourteen honorees were recognized.

2013 Homecoming - Keeping The Legacy Alive!

Friday, September 6, 2013

2013 Homecoming Celebration - 176 Years - The homecoming committee has made exciting plans for the reunion and invites you to come for a weekend full of fun with your friends this October. Some events need advanced reservations. This year's Homecoming Week events start on Wednesday, October 16 and end on Sunday, October 20.

Highsmith Family Honored With President's Legacy Award

Monday, October 22, 2012

The 175th Homecoming festivities continued on Sunday morning at the President's Legacy Brunch at Ada Georges Dining Hall. More than 100 Alumni gathered at the annual event that wrapped up the 2012 Homecoming activies. Barbara Daniel Cox '66, served as Mistress of ceremonies, and Paul Turner '62, gave the invocation. The Barbara Walker Story provided musical entertainment.

CU Celebrates 175 Years With Big Parade

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday October 20 brought bright skies and big crowds to Cheyney University's campus for a huge homecoming celebration of the 175th anniversary of its founding. While week-long festivities brought many back to their alma mater, the University's traditional parade and football game are always the big draw.

Cheyney University Hosts Annual Life Members Induction

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cheyney University hosted the annual Life Members Luncheon on Friday October 19. Representatives from the Atlanta Metro region, Ohio and North and South Carolina, as well as the Philadelphia area, filled Carnegie Hall. Aside from serving as an annual gathering of loyal alumni, the occasion serves as a way for the University to acknowledge its appreciation to the dedicated alumni who are so generous in supporting students and programs at Cheyney University.

CUNAA Honors Pledge to Alma Mater with $1 million check at 175th Anniversary Gala

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cheyney University National Alumni Association honored a pledge it made some three years ago by presenting a check for $1,000,000 to Cheyney University at a star-studded 175th Anniversary Gala Thursday evening, October 18, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

"Originale" Fashion Show Featured This Friday

Thursday, October 18, 2012

On the eve of Cheyney University's 175th Homecoming Weekend, a debut fashion show is planned for Friday, October 19 at Cope Hall. Starring "Originale" garments by the fashion club L'Originale and special guest designers, live performers, and a special tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness, the evening has been organized by Jamal Morrison.

Cheyney University Welcomes Pick 6

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CU grad, Cedric Perry, Cheyney University author and the creator of two web shows, “Pick 6” and “We’re Just Talking,” came back to campus to film a live taping of "Pick 6," a show he created in 2009 for a college-audience. “Since this is the 175th anniversary of Cheyney, I decided that the theme for this show will be “Reasons We Love HBCUs, ” explained the budding television producer.

2012 Homecoming Celebration - 175 Years

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cheyney University Homecoming weekend opens with the 175th Gala at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19107