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Clark Atlanta University Celebrates 30th Founders Day Convocation

Clark Atlanta University Celebrates 30th Founders Day Convocation

03/15/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sam Burston
sburston@cau.edu

ATLANTA -- March 00, 2019 -- Clark Atlanta University will celebrate Thursday, March 21, 2019, its Founders Day Convocation, themed “Strengthening Connections for Student Success.”  This special occasion marks 30 years since the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869) birthed the beloved institution CAU.  The prestigious ceremony will be held promptly at 10:45 a.m. in Epps Gymnasium.  Access to Epps begins at 10 a.m.  During this time all University classes and activities are canceled, and all students, faculty and staff are expected to attend. The theme is “Strengthening Connections for Student Success.”

This year’s Founders Day Convocation features a keynote conversation between three dynamic CAU alumnae: the Honorable Meca Walker, J.D., (CAU ’95); attorney Antavius M. Weems, CAU ’95, ’98; and Stacey N. Lee CAU ’00, ’08. Moses Kilpatrick, 2018-2019 CAU Man of the Year, will moderate.

The Honorable Meca Walker received her B.A. from Clark Atlanta University in 1993 and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law (Washington, DC) in 1997. After completing her education, Walker began a litigation practice focusing in the area of family law, Walker and Waller, PLLC, which had offices in Houston, Texas and Washington, D.C. Walker has served as the Associate Judge in the 309th State District Court, then in the 247th State District Court and finally in the 311th State District Court. The Texas Executive Women honored her as a 2013 Woman on the Move, and in 2015, she received the prestigious Pathway to Excellence Award from the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association.

Attorney Weems earned his B.A. from Clark Atlanta University in 1995, MSW from CAU in 1998, and his J.D. from Michigan State University in 2001. Weems is managing partner of The Weems Firm, P.C. where he practices Civil Litigation and Family Law. Weems served as the ninth President of The Georgia Alliance of African American Attorneys, one of the largest bar associations in the State. Attorney Weems was also selected by the National Bar Association (NBA) and IMPACT as one of the “Nation’s Best Advocates; Top 40 Lawyers under 40”.

Lee earned a dual degree in Mathematics and Industrial Engineering from CAU and Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000; and an MBA from CAU in 2008. As co-founder of Haute Behavior, LLC, a full-service marketing firm, Lee has executed strategy for P&G’s My Black Is Beautiful Tour, the National Black Child Development Institute, UNCF’s Empower Me Tour, and the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. Lee and her brother, Terry B. Lee established “The Terry and Sandra Lee Dual Degree Engineering Scholarship” in honor of their parents for deserving CAU undergraduate students.

The Office of Alumni Relations will also honor the Golden Sons and Daughters, the Clark College and Atlanta University classes of 1969 celebrating their 50th anniversary.

 

About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.