Many of us defined our identity during our years on the hill, while receiving the tools necessary for the success of our future. The society of African American alumni was formed with an interest in solidifying African Americans who attended WKU around the greatness of their experience at WKU. It has over the years become a great venue for students to reconnect with that experience and with the people with which they shared the experience.
The Society has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. A great benefit of this growth is a more engaged African American Alumni with the entire WKU community. Our growth has been accomplished through great leadership from its National Board of Directors, a first class Alumni Office and an enthusiastic Alumni base.
However, there is still work to be done. Our scholarship fund is less than half way to its goal and as you know we must encourage the brightest in our community to grow at our great university. We are also looking to build mentoring programs to encourage and assist current students to complete the path to graduation and become a member of the alumni family. We host and participate in several events which are designed to mentor and encourage current and future students. The attendance at Homecoming has grown each year, and this year’s events promises to be even better than ever. These things are possible because of the growing number of contributing members of the Society of African American Alumni.
I encourage you to join the WKU alumni family and to participate in any way you can. The generosity of your membership will be used in the most positive way we can imagine and the value of your participation is immeasurable.
Keith J. Williams
National Executive Committee
2014 Scholarship Application
Outstanding Black Graduates Program