Greetings Cheyney University Family,

This is the Fall 2014 edition of the Cheyney University National Alumni Association newsletter, The Spirit featuring the theme, “Remember the Times…” and a special tribute to Laura Wheeler Waring Hall, which is more fondly known as “The Body Shop.”

In this edition, you will find stories from members of the Cheyney Family, our alumni chapters, and Cheyney news updates you need to know regarding the administration and campus facilities.

Story Highlights

  • Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital Retires as Cheyney University President
  • The Demolition of Laura Wheeler Waring Hall (The Body Shop)
  • Cheyney Prayers Featuring Alumni and Cheyney Family

The Public Relations Committee would like to thank the following contributors and advertisers for their assistance in producing the Fall 2014 issue. Without your emails, photos, stories, and sponsorship this newsletter wouldn’t be possible!

  • Christopher Carter
  • Lisa Rhodes
  • Robert Hunter
  • Laura Wheeler Waring
  • Marva Prince Washington
  • Linda Jones
  • Bernadette Johnson
  • Karen Shanks
  • Kyle Adams
  • Paul Turner
  • Melissa Coleman
  • Sonjia Stanton
  • Gayle Satchell
  • Gaynelle & Craig Lewis
  • Henry Hollis
  • The Cheyney Foundation
  • Leslie Lacey
  • Marissa Gadsden
  • Tanisha Laverne Grant
  • Andre Taylor

We truly appreciate the alumni members and their continuous efforts to share alumni news and hope to continue producing a high-quality newsletter for your enjoyment.

Please continue to email with your updates so that we can share them with the Cheyney University family.


Yasheaka Oakley ’11
Cheyney University National Alumni Association
Public Relations Committee Chair

Committee Members
Christina Clark ’97, Advertising Manager
Gaynelle Turner-Lewis ’73
Gregory Benjamin ’81