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AAAC Reunion

2019 AAAC web photo

2019 AAAC Reunion

The VCU Alumni African-American Alumni Council is celebrating Reunion Weekend April 5-7. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of events and activities planned with you in mind. We’ll celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Theta Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Eta Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

Also help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AAAC! Founded in 1989, the AAAC continues to provide engagement programming to our alumni or support to our students. Join us in honoring this important milestone. 

Please note that all registrations are final; no refunds.

Lodging  
Take advantage of the AAAC’s room block at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown (formerly the Crowne Plaza). The room block is expected to sell out so reserve your room early at the $145 per night discounted rate. The reservation deadline is Monday, March 18.

Friday, April 5

AAAC Golf Outing
When: 10 a.m. tee time
Where: The Crossings Golf Club, 800 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Cost: *** event canceled due to expected inclement weather on Friday ***

Hit the links with fellow alumni at The Crossings Golf Club. Outing includes cart, box lunch, golf prizes and a banquet/cookout at the end of the day. Visit The Crossings Golf Club’s website for club information and driving directions. For additional information, contact alumni volunteers Frank Dunn (B.S.’93/H&S) at sfrankdunn@gmail.com or Nicole Carter (B.S.’01/H&S; M.S.’06/HP)  at nikicarter101@aol.com.

President’s Reception
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Rodney’s Lounge @ Shafer Court Dining Center, Shafer Court Dining Center, 810 Cathedral Place
Cost: $10, includes hors d'oeuvres, music and cash bar
Attire: Casual

Join AAAC President Rodney A. Harry (B.S.’90/H&S) for a special reception honoring the following former AAAC presidents who helped establish the foundation for our organization:

Saturday, April 6

Alumni Basketball
When: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Cary Street Gym, 101 S. Linden St., Richmond, VA
Cost: Complimentary

Enjoy a morning of fun and recreation at the Cary Street Gym. Identify yourself as a VCU graduate attending Reunion Weekend at the entrance. Please note that a volleyball club tournament is taking place at the gym so open basketball courts will be limited.

Mentoring Circle Mocktail Party
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Beth Ahabah, 1121 W. Franklin St. (Franklin and Ryland streets near campus), Richmond, VA 23220 (map). Free parking in the deck across the street.
Cost: Complimentary

Please note the new location at Beth Ahabah. Alumni are invited to participate in this year’s AAAC Mentoring Circle. The Mentoring Circle connects current VCU African-American undergraduate students with VCU African-American alumni who share common professional aspirations and interests. Mentors are asked to promote and to encourage academic excellence, to provide guidance on how to socially navigate the collegiate community experience, to model networking and proper social etiquette and to offer advice on career success. The mentoring relationship is sustained through monthly exchanges via email, mobile phone and, when feasible, through face-to-face interactions.
Register to be a mentor or observer at the mocktail party. Visit the Mentoring Circle webpage for more information.

Old School/New School Block Party
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: University Student Commons, Commons Plaza, 907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Cost: Complimentary

Join fellow classmates, friends, family and Rams of all ages for this popular event! Enjoy music and tailgating by various organizations. Alcohol strictly prohibited.

Epic Night of Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
When: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 (complimentary parking in the VMFA deck)
Cost: $40 (plus Eventbrite fees) before March 15, $50 after March 15 (plus Eventbrite fees) 
Registration: *** The event is sold out. Tickets will not be sold at the door ***
Attire: Dress to impress

AAAC, in conjunction with alumnus Kevin Franks (B.S.’92/H&S), invite alumni and friends to a Saturday evening soiree at VMFA. We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AAAC and the 45th anniversaries of the Theta Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Eta Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Nobe, cash bar and access to the Fabergé and Mid to Late 20th Century galleries.

‘A Night of Art’ Encore, The After Party!
When:
 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. 
Where: MainStage, 112 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Cost:  Free with your wristband from the Epic Night of Art at the VMFA event
Registration: Purchase tickets online.
Attire: Dress to impress

After the Epic Night of Art at the VMFA, join us for ‘A Night of Art’ Encore, The After Party! at MainStage. A purchased ticket for the Epic Night of Art event at the VMFA will get you into Encore, The After Party ***FREE OF ADMISSION***with VMFA wristband. This is a private VIP event.

Sunday, April 7

Until We Meet Again: Breakfast and Fellowship Program
Where: The Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown, 555 E. Canal St., Richmond, VA
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Complimentary

Join us for a perfect way to end the weekend and remember classmates who are no longer with us with the return of the Sunday morning fellowship program. The Rev. Dr. Cheryl Ivey Green, pastor at First Baptist Church of South Richmond, provides remarks. Please let us know of any alumni who have passed away since last year’s Reunion. RSVP early; space is limited. Event includes continental breakfast.

Register now

If you have questions about Reunion Weekend, contact Larry Powell (B.S.’85/H&S) at (804) 828-8194 or wlpowell@vcu.edu. We encourage you to check this page and the AAAC Facebook page regularly at for updates on Reunion plans. Also visit the Facebook page to see photos from last year's Reunion.