Rowan University Welcomes Black Alumni and Friends


Weekend event to host returning alumni, friends and family and raise scholarship money for deserving students.

GLASSBORO - Hundreds of alumni are expected to reunite at the third Glassboro State College/Rowan University Black Alumni and Friends Reunion, July 19-21.

Themed “Reuniting the past, shaping the future,” the weekend event on Rowan’s main campus is an opportunity to reconnect with friends and raise scholarship money for deserving students.

“It will be an exciting weekend as G.S.C./Rowan University black alumni converge from all across the nation," said Melanie Burney, a 1984 G.S.C. graduate and member of the reunion organizing committee. "Many have gone on to serve their communities as judges, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs and community activists. We are excited to welcome them back to campus to reconnect and share in the University’s incredible growth.”

Added committee member Anthony R. Phillips, Class of ’83: “As Cooper Medical School at Rowan prepares to welcome its second class of first-year students and UMDNJ's School of Osteopathic Medicine integrates with Rowan, black alumni are excited to engage with the university community and contribute to Rowan's tremendously bright future.”

The weekend is co-sponsored and organized by the Rowan University Alumni Association and alumni from several G.S.C./R.U. classes. Registration is tax-deductible and benefits the William H. Myers Scholarship Endowment and Dr. Gary Hunter Memorial Scholarship funds.

The weekend will start with a Friday night wine and cheese reception and features a roster of activities including an indoor picnic Saturday, campus tours, access to the Recreation Center swimming pool and Student Center game room, a Saturday night party in the Student Center ballroom, and a Sunday prayer breakfast led by the Rev. James Robert McFadden, a former G.S.C. student, of Resurrection Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

Advance tickets must be purchased before 5 p.m., July 1. To purchase tickets, please register online through the Rowan University Alumni office ( or call (856) 256-5400 for more information.