Black Alumni Weekend - Coastal Carolina University
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CCU Advisory:

3/13/20 - As the University continues to manage response to the developing COVID-19 international situation, we have moved forward in the cancellation of this event.

Please see the official CCU Advisory for the most current information.

 

Black Alumni Weekend 2020

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The fourth annual Black Alumni Weekend sponsored by the Black Alumni Chapter of the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association will be held March 27-29. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your fellow alumni, raise funds for student scholarships, and foster undergraduate mentorship.

Your registration includes tickets to all events, an Alumni welcome bag, and renewal of your Alumni Association membership. Most importantly, a donation toward the Pat Singleton-Young Student Leadership Annual Scholarship will be made on your behalf. About Pat Singleton-Young '75, '78.

Weekend Itinerary:

Friday, March 27, 2020:

1-3:30 p.m. • Check-in/Registration • Singleton Lobby

2:00 p.m. • 1st Black Alumni Chapter Meeting • Singleton Ballroom
We will discuss the future of the Black Alumni Chapter including new leadership, and formalize official bylaws to govern the chapter going forward.

4:30 p.m. • A presentation by Dr. Ruha Benjamin • Alford Ballroom
A Conway, S.C. native, Dr. Benjamin is a professor of African American Studies at Princeton. In this presentation, she will speak on race and social justice in today’s society. About Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Check-In/Registration • Wheelwright Lobby

7:00 p.m. • African American Music Through the Years • Wheelwright Auditorium
Enjoy a live performance with CCU students performing some of our favorite songs through the decades. A showcase of musical talent you won't want to miss! Your ticket will be included in registration. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020:

11–11:30 a.m. • Check-In/Registration • Student Union Rotunda

11:30 a.m. • 1 p.m. • Diversity at CCU Workshop by Dr. Atiya Stokes-Brown • Location TBD

1–2:30 p.m. • Lunch with WOC (Women of Color) and AAIM (African-American Initiative for Males) students • CINO Grille
Sit down and have a bite to eat with students who can learn more from the Alumni experience. This is a fun networking opportunity to mentor future alumni in an casual setting. Lunch tables will be grouped together by career field. 

2:30 p.m. • Campus Tours • Depart from CINO Grille
Join us for a walking tour of CCU’s beautiful campus. This tour will include new buildings and areas, as well as a special viewing of the recently dedicated Singleton-Young Hall.

3–4:30  p.m. • State of Black CCU (Open Forum) • Student Union Theater
Discussion with many of the stakeholders who help make up the black student experience including Atiya Stokes-Brown, Ph.D., CCU’s first-ever vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Travis Overton, vice president for executive initiatives/chief of staff, black faculty members, and student leaders on campus. The goal of the discussion will be how everyone can help foster and grow the quality of the black student experience at CCU.

5:00 p.m. • National Pan-Hellenic Council Yard Show • Prince Lawn
Help National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) celebrate the finale of NPHC week with a yard show presented by the Divine 9 organizations on campus. Greeks, bring your fellow sorority sisters and fraternity brothers to show the undergrads some strolls from “back in the day.” Your ticket will be included in registration. 

9–11:00 p.m. • Black Alumni Social • 810 Billiards & Bowling - The Market Common
Relax and have some fun at one of Myrtle Beach’s top entertainment venues. Gather together for a game of bowling, mini-golf, board games, or other activities at this one-stop venue. Appetizers will be provided, and drinks will be available to purchase. Your bowling and shoe rental is included in the registration.

 

Sunday, March 29

Farewell Brunch • Time and off-campus location to be determined!

 

Hotel Information

These hotels are offering special rates for Black Alumni Weekend:

Hilton Garden Inn - Myrtle Beach/Coastal Grand Mall
843-839-1200 • 2383 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Reservations must be made by calling the hotel directly at (843) 839-1200 by March 15th for this special rate.

Hampton Inn - Myrtle Beach West
843-236-0045 • 4551 US-501 Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Rate: $119 for Thurs night & $139 for Fri & Sat night 
(Let them know you're a CCU alum to receive the CCU Staff Rate)