Greetings Cheyney University Family,

This is the Spring 2016 edition of the Cheyney University National Alumni Association newsletter, The Spirit featuring the theme, “Every Achievement Starts with Cheyney.”

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

  • A Heeding Cheyney’s Call Update
  • 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipient List
  • Montgomery County’s Pinochle Tournament
  • Greater Chester County Empowers the Next Generation of Cheyney Educators
  • The Cheyney C Club Hosts a 5k Run & Health Education Fair at CU
  • The Alumni Chapter of Delaware County Hosts a Successful Gala and Receives the 2016 Alumni Chapter Appreciation Award
  • Greater South Jersey is on the Rise!
  • Delaware State Awards Scholarships to CU Students
  • CU Volleyball Team Finds Cheyney Family in the South
  • Alumni Spotlight:¬†Dick Brown ’61
  • Alumni Spotlight: Kenneth T. Walker, Jr. ’00
  • Alumni Spotlight: F. Ernest Coleman ’78
  • Alumni Spotlight: Julia Hoffman Saunders ’49
  • Young Alum Highlight: Brittany Powell ’16
  • 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 Spring 2016 issue. Without your emails, photos, stories, and sponsorship this newsletter wouldn’t be possible!

  • Marion Haliburton
  • Craig’s Images Photography
  • The Homecoming 2015 Scholarship Donors
  • Alumni Scholarship Fund Donors
  • The Cheyney C Club
  • Alumni Chapter of Montgomery County
  • Alumni Chapter of Delaware County
  • Alumni Chapter of Delaware State
  • Alumni Chapter of Greater Chester County
  • Alumni Chapter of North Carolina
  • Alumni Chapter of Philadelphia

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. You can also find a complete list of newsletter submission and advertising guidelines by clicking here.


Yasheaka Oakley Owens, M.A. ’11
Cheyney University National Alumni Association
Public Relations Committee Chair

Committee Members
Christina Clark ’97, Advertising Manager
Gaynelle Turner-Lewis ’73
Gregory Benjamin ’81
Sonjia Stanton ’69