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