2015 SABU Black Ball
Approximately a dozen African American alumni from the 1970′s founded their own club, the Student Association for Black Unity (SABU). They were racial pioneers and faced some real challenges. Over the years, many of these men remained friends, shared stories, and watched their children grow up, several of whom became students at W&L.
SABU alumni returned to campus for an affinity reunion Feb 6-7, 2015, co sponsored by Alumni Affairs and Student Affairs. At lunch on Saturday, they visited with students and heard remarks by President Ken Ruscio, Associate Dean of Dean Students Tammy Futrell, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley ’74, ’79L, and Assistant Director of Admissions Nate Hayes ’14. They heard about capital projects underway on campus, including the complete rehab of the first year dorms, new upper division housing which will open in the fall of 2016, athletics, The careful renovation of The Colonnade, and the upcoming Center for Global Learning. They were pleased to know of W&L’s efforts to enroll minorities and make a W&L education attainable by raising money for financial aid, including the “W&L Promise” for families with income under $75,000.00.
Saturday night, SABU alumni were the guests of honor at the Black Ball in Evans, a lively black tie gala featuring the sounds of The Upscale Band and Revue.
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