Alumni Weekend 2019 is a Success!

Alumni Weekend 2019 has been described as “Simply amazing!!!” It was felt that the Holy Spirit overflowed in every service, and that God continues to bless the efforts of His soldiers on earth in this Oakwood family of believers. We encourage everyone to get engaged and ignited to share the good news about what’s happening at yOUr Oakwood. Blessings to all attended in person, braving the unseasonably cool temperatures outside, as well as those who viewed the services online.
Some of the weekend’s highlights included the

  • 41st Annual UNCF Gala on Thursday night, with Grammy-winning recording artist Lalah Hathaway
  • the Grand Opening of the Treehouse Bistro & Student Lounge in Blake Center
  • honoring the 40 years of broadcast ministry at WJOU
  • honoring the 30 years of music ministry of Dynamic Praise on Friday night
  • the musical ministry of Pastor Donnie McClurkin and the Aeolians on Sabbath evening
  • Alumni 360 events and the Alumni Village on Sunday

During the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Treehouse Bistro and Student Lounge in Blake Center, this uniquely crafted “Giving Tree” was unveiled. Its brass leaves acknowledge the financial supporters of the project. Others who would like to help continue funding of the Treehouse project can purchase a leaf or an acorn, and have it engraved with words of their choice. You can obtain your leaf or acorn today with a donation starting at $1,000. Visit our Treehouse giving link for more details.

President Pollard congratulates the leadership and staff of Praise 90.1 FM WJOU (left to right) Don McPhaull, former General Manager; Jody Jones, former Program Manager; Audree Johnson, current General Manager; Victoria Joiner, former General Manager; Linda Anderson, former on-air host and Program Manager; Nichole Rowlett Dorsey, student employee; Ivy Starks, current host of “Bread of Life”; Dammeon Malone, current Program Manager; and Don Roden, engineer . 

During the Divine Worship Service, an Alumni Impact Award was given to Toson Knight, ’13, for his work with young men in Detroit, Michigan. Through Knght’s leadership and influence, several of these young men are enrolled at Oakwood University.

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