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Cheyney University Alumni Weekend 2018

alumni weekend 2018The Cheyney University National Alumni Association invites you and your family to save the date for Alumni Weekend 2018, taking place at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, 2018.

As 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.

Proceeds from CUNAA’s Alumni Weekend fundraisers will benefit the Cheyney Alumni 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
P.O. Box 288
Westtown, PA 19395-0288

Alumni Weekend Committee Contacts:

  • Brenee: 215-880-1550
  • Iesha: 215-316-9017

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 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.

Friday, May 4, 2018

The weekend kicks off on Friday, May 4, with the Official Alumni Party at Firewaters of Concordville. The doors open at 9:00 PM and admission is free all night, so grab your Cheyney friends and reconnect with former classmates well into the night.

The Official Alumni Party
Event Starts at 9:00 PM
Event Ends at 2:00 AM
Firewaters of Concordville
1110 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342 (Map)
COST: FREE

Saturday, May 5, 2018

On Saturday, you have the option of starting your morning with a hot breakfast with your alumni family in Ada Georges Dining Hall at Cheyney University.

Join us for the Spring Alumni Meeting as we receive updates on the status of Cheyney University from the Cheyney University National Alumni Association Board of Directors, Chapter Presidents, Committee Chairs and University guests will provide updates on the status of the Alumni Association and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

All members of the Cheyney Family are invited to attend the meeting, but please note that only financial members of CUNAA can vote on Alumni Association business during the meeting.

If you would like to pay your Annual Membership Dues ($40), you can do so when you purchase your ticket for the Alumni Meeting by using the form above or by visiting the CUNAA membership page.

After the meeting, you are invited to stay for the All-Class Spring Luncheon, featuring soulful sounds by Lady A of Philadelphia. Stay for lunch and fellowship with members of all graduation classes before closing with the singing of the Cheyney Alma Mater.

Looking to expand your network? Attend the All-Class “Sunset” Party with a Purpose on Saturday evening and grow your network both professionally and personally! This year, we’re hosting a one-hour speed dating session for single young professionals. Interested in participating? This activity is included with your registration, so reserve your seat today!

Alumni Meeting
Registration Starts at 8:00 AM
Meeting Starts at 9:00 AM
Cheyney University of PA
Ada Georges Dining Hall
Donation: $20.00

All-Class Spring Luncheon ft. the Soulful Sounds of Lady A of Philadelphia
Event Starts at 12:30 PM
Event Ends at 2:30 PM
Cheyney University of PA
Ada Georges Dining Hall
Donation: $25.00
All-Class “Sunset” Party with a Purpose!
Event Starts at 5:00 PM
Event Ends at 10:00 PM
Cheyney University of PA
Ada Georges Dining Hall
Donation: $20.00
Ticket includes the Speed Dating from 5:30 – 6:30 PM, light hors d’oeuvres and music by Philadelphia DJ Jazzy Joe

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 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.

alumni weekend 2018

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The Four Perfections of Cheyney State College Reunited After 47 Years

The “Four Perfections” began their singing group career while attending Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania) in 1967. The group was composed of Barrington Lessene (West Philadelphia, PA), Raymond (Chip) Porter (Pittsburgh, PA), Mervin Steals (Aliquippa, PA), and Melvin Steals (Aliquippa, PA).

They recorded two songs, “I’m Not Strong Enough” and “I’ll Hold On”. The group performed in venues around the Tri-State area. Continue reading

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Congratulations to James McKelvey of CUACP

Cheyney University Alumni Chapter of Philadelphia (CUACP) is proud of the work that our president James E. McKelvey does to support our alma mater, Cheyney University.

President James “Jim” E. McKelvey’s journey began as a freshman in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 in Business Management. Subsequently, James earned a Master’s degree from Cheyney University in Adult Continuing Education in May 1997. He went on to earn a second Master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology in Logistics Management in April 1998. Continue reading