ATLANTA (Oct. 21, 2013) – More than 10,000 alumni, parents, students, community leaders and friends of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will gather on campus this week for a spectacular silver anniversary homecoming celebration, 25 years since the consolidation of Atlanta University (founded in 1869) and Clark College (founded in 1865) to form Clark Atlanta University.
Along with a week of student-focused events and activities, alumni will enjoy some new programs that will extend throughout the academic year. Under the theme, “Health, Wealth, Stealth,” a health fair and lifestyle seminar will be conducted, along with a seminar on wealth-building and financial planning. Entertainment will include performing artists and a visual artist. Most important, a time capsule ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. at Watts Alumni House, during which alumni memorabilia will be stored. The capsule will be opened in 2038.
Traditional activities will include chapel service, an open house, the homecoming concert, the coronation of Miss CAU, the parade and the football game against Albany State University. In a joint parade with Morehouse College, a new parade route has been set.
CAU President Carlton E. Brown said, “This is a most exciting time for the CAU family to return home, to remember, reconnect and recommit. As I have mentioned on a number of occasions, the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College in 1988 was one of the best decisions in the higher education arena in recent times. Today, with new systematic challenges to education, civil rights and social justice, CAU’s mission is more important now than ever. Homecoming provides the opportunity to celebrate our past, present and, most important, our future!”
Visit www.cau.edu for the complete homecoming schedule and the parade route or call 404-880-8022 for more details.