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Black alumni, 2000s grads make plans for reunions

Mark your calendars!

The Decade of the 2000s Reunion and the annual Black Alumni Weekend are on tap for Oct. 17-18. For detailed schedules or to register for either or both reunions visit or call 434-395-2044.

Those attending both reunions will enjoy a barbecue buffet picnic on the Lankford/Stubbs Mall. The picnic, which will include an adult beverage tent, is set for noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday and is also part of the Stubbs open house (see related story on Page 45). Tickets are $14 per person, which includes one ticket for
beer or wine.

The Decade of the 2000s reunion will include guided campus tours and a Saturday afternoon event from 3:30-5:30 on Brock Commons featuring wine and Virginia beers. A room at Charley’s Waterfront Café has been reserved for alumni to gather Saturday evening so they can continue socializing. A shuttle service from campus to local hotels will run during the day and evening on Saturday.

“This reunion is designed to give alumni the opportunity reconnect with friends and to see how Longwood has grown and changed in the last few years,” said Amy Harris in the Office
of Alumni Relations.

The Black Alumni Weekend will include a kickball tournament, a student talent showcase and an awards ceremony. The event was initiated by students and continues to feature significant student involvement.

“Students started this as a way to connect with alums,” said Cameron Patterson ’10, program coordinator in the Office of Disability Resources. Courtney Jones-Addison, associate director of diversity and inclusion in the Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education, and Jonnelle Davis, assistant  director of university center operations, also have been instrumental in creating the reunion.