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Cheyney 180th Anniversary Celebration

Cheyney University’s Homecoming Weekend 2017 Schedule

The Cheyney National Alumni Association requests the pleasure of your company at the 180th Anniversary of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest institution of higher education for African Americans.

CUNAA will host a variety of activities for members of the Cheyney Council of Trustees, Foundations, alumni chapters, affiliate organizations, fraternities, sororities, social organizations, faculty, staff, administrators, friends of Cheyney, and Cheyney family returning home for the 180th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 19 – Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Please be sure to secure your tickets in advance! You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime event!
Cheyney University National Alumni Association
ATTN: 180th Committee
PO Box 288
Westtown, PA 19395-0288

Please make all checks and money orders payable to “Cheyney University National Alumni Association” or “CUNAA.” Cash and credit cards are accepted on-site at most events. Please purchase Gala tickets in advance as seating is limited.

Questions? Please email Cheyney180@cheyneyalum.org or call the CUNAA National Office at +1 (610) 455-3900.

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association is a 501 (c)(3) organization, deductions to which are tax deductible according to the law. The official registration and financial information of The Cheyney University National Alumni Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

ADVISORY NOTICE: Please be advised that there are Cheyney alumni who are promoting events, parties, and activities during Homecoming Weekend who, as a group, are neither affiliated with the Cheyney University National Alumni Association nor Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The activities you see on the CUNAA website, Facebook Page and in the Homecoming Weekend 2017 marketing materials are the only officially approved and sanctioned events acknowledged by the University and the National Alumni Association. Proceeds from CUNAA events benefit the university and students. The events sponsored by the other groups are not a part of the CUNAA Homecoming Weekend agenda, and where the proceeds go are questionable; attend their activities at your own discretion.

2017 Cheyney Homecoming Schedule

Thursday, October 19, 2017

6:30 PM – Barbara Daniel-Cox Alumni Student Scholarship Reception

This is an invitational event in memoriam of Barbara Daniel-Cox ’66. Proceeds benefit the Cheyney Alumni Scholarship Fund’s $2 Million Campaign.  In order to receive an invitation, please make a donation towards a Named Book Award or Named Scholarship by October 13.
Click here to learn more about Barbara Daniel-Cox and this scholarship fundraiser.

Friday, October 20, 2017

12:00 PM – CUNAA Life Member Luncheon
This is an invitational event for Life Members of the Cheyney University National Alumni Association. Celebrate the 180th anniversary in style by solidifying your commitment to Cheyney with a Life Membership to the Alumni Association for $1,000. Click here to set up a payment plan.

6:30 PM – 12:30 AM Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 180th Anniversary Gala
Springfield Country Club, 400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA 19064 (Map)
Attire: Black Tie Optional
Cocktail Hour featuring an Open Bar sponsored by the Cheyney University Council of Trustees
Entertainment by The Jenkins Project

Members of the Cheyney Council of Trustees, Foundations, alumni chapters, affiliate organizations, fraternities, sororities, social organizations, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of Cheyney are invited to join us and be recognized during this once in a lifetime event filled with joy and entertainment as we celebrate 180 years of serving the community.  
 
Tickets are $180 per person with sponsorship opportunities starting at $600. You can also reserve a table for 10 to the Gala in order to sit with your Cheyney family or friends.  

Want to be a part of Cheyney history? Consider purchasing an ad in the 180th Anniversary commemorative edition of The Spirit.  Click here to learn more about ad sizes and prices.

Coming from out of town? Reserve your room at one of the local hotels as part of our Cheyney room block. Click here to find a hotel.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:00 AM – Meeting Registration
9:00 AM – General Membership Meeting
Marcus Foster Alumni Student Union Center, Second Floor
DONATION: General Admission – $20.00
Start your morning off right, by joining the Alumni Association for its bi-annual Membership Meeting in Marcus Foster Auditorium at 8:00 AM. The CUNAA Board of Directors, Chapter Presidents, and Committee Chairs will provide updates on the status of the Association. All members of the Cheyney Family are invited to attend.

1:00 PM – Cheyney vs. West Chester Football Game
O’Shields Stevenson Stadium
TICKETS: Pay CU Athletics Directly – Adults – $10.00, Children – $5.00
Required On-Campus Parking Fee – $10.00 CASH ONLY
Order Tickets from CU Athletics

1:00 – 6:00 PM – Cheyney Class of 1968 50th Anniversary Tent
Marcus Foster Alumni Student Union Center

DONATE to the 50th Anniversary Class Gift
Please make checks payable to “Cheyney University Class of 1968
Memo: Alumni Scholarship for Class of 1968
Mail to: Cheyney University Class of 1968, P.O. Box 7665, Wilmington, DE 19803-0665

4:00 PM – Tailgating On The Hill

5:00 PM – Singing the Alma Mater
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania’s Historic Quadrangle

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:00 AM – President’s Legacy Brunch
Ada S. Georges Dining Hall
DONATION: $10.00
Please RSVP by October 6 by emailing Cheyney180@cheyneyalum.org or calling 610.455.3900.

Cheyney Alumni Weekend 2017

Cheyney Alumni Weekend 2017

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association invites you and your family to save the date for Alumni Weekend 2017, going on in the Greater Philadelphia Area from Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Cheyney Alumni Weekend 2017As always, Alumni Weekend (a.k.a. “May Weekend”) is a time for the Cheyney family to return home, share their success stories, fellowship with classmates, and advance our mission to support our beloved Alma Mater.

Don’t forget! This year, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is celebrating it’s 180th Anniversary and the Cheyney University National Alumni Association is spearheading a $2 Million Scholarship Campaign! We have already raised $1.8M in scholarship support for Cheyney students. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Alumni Scholarship Fund when purchasing your event tickets this spring.

Proceeds from CUNAA’s Alumni Weekend fundraisers will benefit the Cheyney Alumni National Scholarship Fund which provides students with the financial support they need to enroll at CU and complete their undergraduate degree programs. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all charitable donations to CUNAA are tax-deductible as mandated by law.

Please make your check payable to “CUNAA” and mail your payment to:
Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA)
ATTN: Alumni Weekend Committee
P.O. Box 288
Westtown, PA 19395-0288

Alumni Weekend Committee Contacts:

  • Brenee: 215-880-1550
  • Lucille: 267-602-6105
  • Iesha: 215-316-9017
  • Anita: 267-642-4750
  • Garey: 215-888-8099
  • Alumni Director Gregory Benjamin: 610-399-2419

Please be advised that there is a $2.50 Convenience Fee per item for online transactions. Thank you for your consideration.


Cheyney Alumni Weekend 2017
CUNAA Chapter
Graduation Year




Friday, May 5, 2017

The weekend kicks off on Friday, May 5, with the return of the Blue and White Midnight Boat Ride on the Spirit of Philadelphia departing from Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All Cheyney supporters are invited to join us for dining, dancing and entertainment as we enjoy a view of the Philadelphia skyline during a cruise down the Delaware River.

Participants will board the yacht promptly at 11:30 PM, so please plan to arrive at the boarding location by 11:00 PM in order to secure parking and complete your check-in.

Blue & White Boat Ride on the Spirit of Philadelphia
Friday, May 5, 2017
Penns's Landing – Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Map It!)
Event Starts at 11:15 PM, Ends at 2:00 AM
Tickets Cost $75.00 per Person
 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Start your morning off right, by joining the Alumni Association for it's bi-annual Membership Meeting in Marcus Foster Auditorium at 8:00 AM. The Board of Directors, Chapter Presidents, and Committee Chairs will provide updates on the status of the Association. All members of the Cheyney Family are invited to attend.

After the meeting, you are invited to stay for the Alumni All-Class Social where members from all graduating classes will fellowship before closing with the singing of the Cheyney Alma Mater.

Alumni General Membership Meeting Registration
Event Starts at 8:00 AM
Cheyney University of PA
Marcus Foster Alumni Student Union Center, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Donation: $20.00

Alumni General Membership Meeting
Event Starts at 9:00 AM

Alumni All-Class Social Featuring Live Sax Entertainment by Darren Laws, Jr.
Event Starts at 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Cheyney University of PA
Marcus Foster Alumni Student Union Center, 2nd Floor Auditorium
Donation: $25.00

Alumni Kickball Game
Cheyney University of PA – Open Field Across from the Dormitory
Event Starts at 3:00 PM, Ends at 5:00 PM

Denim & Diamonds Party
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Clarion Hotel
815 Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341 (Map It!)
Tickets Cost $20.00 per Person
Hors D'oeuvres Included in Ticket

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Join the CUNAA Alumni Weekend Committee for breakfast before you hit the road! We’ll be hosting a voluntary breakfast at the Clarion Hotel, so start your day with the Cheyney Family before you hit the road and wind down after all of the Alumni / May Weekend excitement.

Farewell Breakfast
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Clarion Hotel (formerly Wyndham Gardens Exton)
815 Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341 (Map It!)
Event Starts at 9:00 AM, Ends at 10:30 AM
Individuals are responsible for their own breakfast / fees.




ADVISORY NOTICE: Please be advised that there are Cheyney alumni who are promoting events, parties, and activities during Alumni Weekend who, as a group, are neither affiliated with the Cheyney University National Alumni Association nor Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The activities you see on the CUNAA website, Facebook Page and in the Alumni Weekend 2017 marketing materials are the only officially approved and sanctioned events acknowledged by the university and the National Alumni Association. Proceeds from CUNAA events benefit the university and students. The events sponsored by the other groups are not apart of the CUNAA Alumni Weekend agenda, and where the proceeds go are questionable; attend their activities at your own discretion.

76ers vs Knicks

CU Night – Philadelphia 76ers vs New York Knicks Game

Philadelphia 76ersThe Cheyney University National Alumni Association Alumni Weekend Committee is proud to present the Friday Night Out with Cheyney University at The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia!

Join us on Friday, March 3, 2017 for the Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks game at 7:00 PM. After the game, join us at The Holiday Inn Stadium Sports Bar as we mix, mingle, and dance the night away. Food is included in the price of your After Party ticket. Free parking is available on-site. If you are interested in staying overnight, please call (215) 755-9500 to speak with the hotel receptionist about accommodations.

Please contact a member of the Alumni Weekend Committee for tickets to the Basketball Game or After Party. 

The Cheyney University National Alumni Association Appreciates Your Support.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You can pay for your tickets by mailing a check or money order made payable to “CUNAA” to the address below, or you can make your payment securely online via PayPal using your credit card or PayPal account. Please mail your payment by Wednesday, February 22 to ensure a timely delivery.

Tickets for the Philadelphia 76ers Game have SOLD OUT! Thanks so much for your support.

Please know that a $2.50 online convenience fee has been applied to all PayPal items. Please be aware that these tickets are non-refundable.


76er Fundraiser



Please make your check payable to “CUNAA” and mail your payment to:
Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA)
ATTN: Alumni Weekend Committee
1837 University Circle
P.O. Box 121
Cheyney, PA 19319

76ers vs knicks
Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks Game @ 7:00 PM – $110.00

  • Club Box Seating
  • Basketball Game

The Wells Fargo Center (Map It!)

The Official After Party @ 9:00 PM – $20.00
The Stadium Sportsbar at The Holiday Inn
900 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (Map It!)
Click here for the event flyer

Alumni Weekend Committee Contacts:

  • Brenee: 215-880-1550
  • Lucille: 267-602-6105
  • Iesha: 215-316-9017
  • Anita: 267-642-4750
  • Garey: 215-888-8099
  • Gregory Benjamin: 610-399-2419

ADVISORY NOTICE: Please be advised that there are Cheyney alumni who are promoting events, parties, and activities during Alumni Weekend who, as a group, are neither affiliated with the Cheyney University National Alumni Association nor Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The activities you see on the CUNAA website, Facebook Page and in the Alumni Weekend 2017 marketing materials are the only officially approved and sanctioned events acknowledged by the university and the National Alumni Association. Proceeds from CUNAA events benefit the university and students. The events sponsored by the other groups are not apart of the CUNAA Alumni Weekend agenda, and where the proceeds go are questionable; attend their activities at your own discretion.