CU Celebrates 175 Years With Big Parade

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.

A fire truck from Concordville Fire Company took the lead at 10:45 am at the University's entrance on Cheyney Road and looped its way through the campus and Westtown Road while people of all ages lined the route, clapping their hands and moving to the beat of the bands.  Other parade participants included:-

Overbrook High School- ROTC

Cheyney University president Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital  and Mr. Geri Vital  in a GMC convertible

Cheyney University Cheerleaders

Cheyney Band (along with Bell Multicultural HS Band)

A 175th Anniversary Float featuring
• (Homecoming King) Darius Reeves
• (Homecoming Queen) Fatima Jackson
• (Mr. Senior) Thomas Stewart
• (Miss Senior) Alisha Alexis
• (Mr. Junior) Rashaad Washington
• (Miss Junior) Tamara Russell
• (Mr. Sophomore) Thomas McRae. Jr. 
• (Kristian Justice) Miss Sophomore
• (Keith Cherry) Mr. Freshman
• (Bashiyra Shaw) Miss Freshman

Student Government Cooperative Association, Inc.

Cheyney University Alumni

National Council of Negro Women

a Blue & White Float featuring
• (Miss Cheyney University) Janelle McKelvey
• (Mr. Cheyney University) William Walker, Jr

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Soul Tigers Marching Band

• (Miss Blue & White) Ciara Brown
• (Mr. Blue & White) Tyrik Thorn 

• (Miss Legend) Shakia Canty
• (Mr. Legend) Antoine Pendleton

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Conestoga Angels Drill Team

Caribbean Student Association

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Diamond Divas Drill Team

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
West Powelton Steppers