Clark Atlanta University Celebrates 30th Founders Day Convocation
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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
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
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