Westminster College's Diversity Services Office Announces Black History Month Activities

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of programs that are free to the public.

The events are sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services.

Hip Hop: Rhyme or Reason is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the Berlin Student Lounge of McKelvey Campus Center.  This is an introspective look at understanding the genre of rap music, its origin and purpose. The event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Step in the Name of Love is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, from 6-9 p.m. in Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The event features a Valentine Soul Food dinner and the Thiel College Step Group. 

African-American History: Past, Present and Future is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. in Berlin Lounge of the McKelvey Campus Center. This is a showcase of Westminster College's African-American alumni and presently enrolled students.

Alumni and current students expected to participate include: Omadee Curry `02, Syreeta (DeFrance) Poindexter `06, Talia Hullum `11, Akesha Joseph `08, Joselyn Parker`07 and Jarrett Samuels `94.

Alijah Buckham, a junior accounting major, is a son of Sherry Buckham and a graduate of McKeesport Area High School.

Thomas Fields, a junior English major, is a son of Sharon Fields of Youngstown and a graduate of Chaney High School.

Brittni Anderson, a freshman biology major, is a daughter of Grady Burton and Tyree Anderson of Clarence, N.Y, and a graduate of Williamsville East High School.

Contact Jeannette Hubbard, director of diversity services, at (724) 946-6178 or email for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.