The Cheyney University Alumni Campus Chapter Hosts Welcome Event for the Class of 2016
August 24, 2012
Felicia and Jerome Seamons, ‘2000, and daughter Jordan, led the Black National Anthem for the Class of 2016 during a Freshmen Week event hosted by the Cheyney University Alumni Campus Chapter.
The Cheyney University Alumni Campus Chapter hosted a welcome event for the new Class of 2016 during Annual Discovery Week on Thursday evening, August 23. Their goal was to instill pride in the new students, show them who the alumni are and to embrace the future alumni into the family. The welcoming event demonstrated to the new students that "We Love Cheyney; that We Are Cheyney; and that They Are Cheyney."
The alumni hosts were each prepared with three pieces of Cheyney history and information about themselves to share with the new students. Among the participants were Felicia Seamons, husband Jerome '2000 and daughter Jordan, who led the group through the Black National Anthem. Student Council president, Ann-Yea Graham, Miss Cheyney University-Janelle McKelvey, Kristan Justice, Member of the Cheyney University Council of Trustees, and Michael Carroll, Governor for Social Affairs, all greeted their new peers. Alumni included Junious, '69 and Sonja Stanton, '69, Rev. Elisha Morris, '84, Gregory Benjamin,'82, Pam West,'82, and Coach James Washington,'55, all of whom shared warm greetings, good advice, and Cheyney University's rich history.
The evening concluded with a procession from Logan Hall that circled around the Quad. The marching band, cheerleaders and dancers led the crowd to a lineup of football players flanking the walk. All participants gathered in a circle made up of several hundred people, linked hands and sang the alma mater. As the sun dropped low in in the horizon, everyone moved on to begin their new life and a new year as Cheyney University students.