SU Alumni Conference in Atlanta, July 11-15 - Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The 2012 Southern University National Alumni Conference is scheduled for
July 11-15, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's conference, "65 Years
of Service and Support to Southern University," commemorates the
Southern University Alumni Federation's 65th anniversary of its founding
Hundreds of Southernites, are expected to arrive from
across the globe to reconnect, reminisce, and renew the time-honored
tradition of a great University and to recommit to strengthening its
The Atlanta Chapter of the Federation is excited to host
the five-day conference that will be headquartered at the Loews Atlanta
Hotel, on Peachtree Street with some events happening in the city of
The alumni conference kicks-off with a welcome
reception at the Loews featuring an Atlanta Jazz ensemble at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 11.
An opening Luncheon and College Fair will
feature fellow HBCUs Clark-Atlanta University, Spelman College,
Morehouse College, and Morris-Brown College on Thursday, July, 12. The
luncheon includes a panel discussion on the importance of HBCUs in light
of recent concerns of relevance. The State of the University assembly
follows. This event is a comprehensive look at the entire Southern
University System and adds an opportunity to meet with System and campus
"The Mark of the Jaguar: The Truth About Licensing"
will round out the presentations for Thursday. This eye-opening and
informative session, led by the Collegiate Licensing Corporation,
features a full discussion on the measures the University has taken to
ensure profitability from its logos and marks.
Thursday Night is Jazz at the Loews with Renee Miller, an Atlanta radio personality and a featured Jazz artist.
Friday, July 13 begins with the Life Members' Breakfast where the accomplishments and milestones of alumni will be recognized.
continues with a host of workshops including, "Effective Alumni
Communications," "Building an Alumni Legacy," "Nation Building
(Recruitment and Mentoring)," alumni advocacy, "Southern Pride" and the
new "Southern GOLD Initiative," and much more.
activities conclude with the annual Atlanta Chapter Mardi Gras
Ball,"Where Bourbon Street meets Peachtree Street," with live
entertainment by Gritz and Jelly Butter.
Saturday, July 14 the
Atlanta Chapter will host a golf tournament beginning at 8 a.m. for golf
enthusiasts. The Coaches' Corner, highlighting Southern University
athletic programs will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday is also a day of
shopping with "Shop Til You Drop" and "Visit ATL," that will provide a
chance to visit some of Atlanta's best-known shopping areas and tourist
The Closing Awards Banquet begins at 7 p.m. This
semi-formal gala culminates the conference with dinner, awards,
recognitions and surprise guests and entertainment.
The conference closes on Sunday, July 15 with a worship service.
packages are available for the entire conference or event specific
sponsorships. Packages include opportunities for signage, presentations,
workshops, conference amenities, and exposure at other annual alumni
For more information, contact the Southern University
Office of Alumni Affairs at 225-771-4200 or visit us online at