BAR: Black Alumni Reunion

Honor. Pride. Tradition. | Nov. 1-4, 2018

Greetings my fellow Tar Heels:

I am honored and humbled to serve as your 2018 UNC Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee chair. As a long time committee member, I have personally experienced the joys and pleasures of working with other dynamic alumni to plan a weekend filled with exciting and diverse activities for all who return to the  Southern Part of Heaven for our annual reunion.

My goal this year is to continue to build on the successes of our previous leaders and to energize BAR by revamping some current elements and adding a few others.  Your feedback has been invaluable in the past and I encourage you to continue to send in new ideas for consideration.  This is our event and we want you to feel free to let us hear from you.

While we work to renew our friendships during this important time, let us also remember that our goal is to provide limitless opportunities for a new generation of students who are following in our footsteps. I call them the Young Leaders who have earned a spot at our prestigious university that we love so well. We have an abiding responsibility to vigorously support programs such as our Light on the Hill Society Scholarship Gala that helps to provide opportunities to this new generation of Tar Heels.

When I look back on my glorious years spent at Carolina, I am reminded of a few events that helped shape my experience: personally meeting Muhammad Ali, enjoying a Beat DOOK parade, demonstrating at South Building for workers’ rights and gaining incredible knowledge from outstanding professors such as the late Sonja Haynes Stone. A bit of each circumstance rounded me into a successful public administrator, and for that, I am so grateful to forever be a Tar Heel.

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Deborah Craig-Ray ’76, Chair
Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee
GAA Annual Member

PS – If you are not a GAA member, I encourage you to join today (members will receive significant discounts on reunion events).