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AAAC Reunion Weekend

To my fellow alumni,

The VCU Alumni African-American Alumni Council values the health and safety of all of our alumni. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have a greater impact on our community, I wanted to share how we are doing our part to help stem the spread of this serious pandemic.

Like many others, we are closely following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health, VCU and VCU Health. Regrettably, the current recommendations have resulted in the postponement of the AAAC Reunion Weekend, scheduled for April 24-26.

We know many were looking forward to participating in the AAAC’s 30-year tradition of reconnecting with classmates and celebrating our bond with VCU during Reunion Weekend. While this news is disappointing, the health and safety of our alumni is our top priority.

Please understand that our goal isn’t to cancel the Reunion Weekend but to postpone it to a later date that will allow for a safe and worry-free event. The AAAC will share Reunion updates with our alumni as we monitor the virus situation over the coming weeks and months.

If you have already registered for Reunion Weekend, any event charges and fees will be refunded in full to the credit card you used to complete your registration. Dance ticket refunds will be issued through the Eventbrite platform. Other activities paid through the VCU Office of Alumni Relations registration form will be refunded by our finance staff, so you might receive refunds from two different sources.

For those of you who have made hotel room reservations, please note that you must contact your hotel individually to cancel or change your reservation. If you reserved at The Omni Richmond Hotel, please call the reservation hotline at (888) 444-6664.

Should you have any questions, please contact Larry Powell (B.S.’85/MC), associate director of alumni outreach and engagement – alumni affinity programs, at wlpowell@vcu.edu or Diane Stout-Brown (B.S.W.’80/SW), special assistant for alumni engagement, at dstout@vcu.edu. Please note that staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future so email is the most efficient means of communication with them at this time.

Please take care of yourself and one another.

Regards,

Rodney Harry
Rodney A. Harry
(B.S.’90/HS)
President
VCU Alumni African-American Alumni Council