Clark Atlanta University’s Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment to host Jazz Brunch and Conversations Open House in April


Atlanta, GA (March 27, 2023) – Clark Atlanta University’s Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment will host the inaugural Jazz Brunch and Conversations open house for students seeking graduate degrees. The dates for the event are Saturday, April 1, 2023, and Saturday, April 22, 2023, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Brunch will be provided with live music from jazz saxophonists and CAU alumna, Amarylis Sueing and Jared Brown performing, respectively. This event is free to the public.

“Clark Atlanta University’s graduate programs have produced some of the nation's top African American scholars and business professionals,” said Cherise Peters, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention. “The Jazz Brunch and Conversations open houses will showcase over 35 CAU masters and doctoral programs taught by professors who are leaders in their fields of study. Additionally, this is a great opportunity for prospective students, as the Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment will waive all enrollment application fees and offer scholarship opportunities during these events.” 

Prospective scholars will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Deans, faculty, and current students of several CAU graduate programs, including the School of Arts and Science, School of Business, School of Education, and the Whitney M. Young School of Social Work

For more information and to register for Jazz Brunch and Conversations with Clark Atlanta University Graduate schools, visit


About Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that comprise the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson; American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing “The Black National Anthem”; Ralph David Abernathy Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank

Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit