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The Dallas-Ft. Worth Alumni Chapter will host the 29th UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Summer Conference. The planning team is very excited to welcome you to the BIG "D" where they have some great things planned for the conference.

There will be workshops, guest speakers for the luncheon and general session, a student recruitment fair and University updates by campus administrators.


Hilton Garden Inn Market Center

2325 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207

Host Chapter - Dallas / Ft. Worth Alumni Chapter


Jennifer L. Trice              Jermane Raynor              Timothy Pighee

Dallas / Ft. Worth                      Dallas / Ft. Worth                    President

Chapter President                   Chapter Vice President           UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Assoc.

Conference Co-Chair               Conference Co-Chair



Thursday, July 26, 2018

3:00 PM – 6:30 PM                 Conference Registration                              

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM               Vendors                                                         

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM                 National Alumni Board Meeting                               |Hotel Salon Room

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM                Chapter Presidents Development Meeting            |Hotel Salon Room

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM               Welcome Reception                                                   |Hotel Salon Room


Presiding:  Jermane Raynor

                   Member, Summer Conference Planning Committee


Timothy Pighee, President

UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association, Inc.

                                    Greetings / Logistics

Jennifer L. Trice, President, UAPB DFW Alumni Chapter

Music & Entertainment:   Featuring the Dallas Holmes Boys

Hospitality Room                                                                   DFW Alumni Host




FRIDAY, July 26, 2018

 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM     Registration                                                  Hotel Banquet Room

 7:30 AM – 8:15 AM     Continental Breakfast                                 Hotel Banquet Room

 8:00 AM – 4:00 pm     Vendors                                                        Banquet Room Lobby Area

 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM     General Session                                         |Hotel Banquet Room

 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM     Opening General Session                             

                                         Presiding: Charvelia Lewis,

                                 Summer Conference Welcome Committee

Welcome: Timothy Pighee, National Alumni President

Greetings: Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Carraway

Chapter Roll Call: Staphea S. Campbell, Executive Director

 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM     State of the National Alumni Association and Executive Director’s Report

                                        Timothy Pighee, President and Chairman of the Board

                                        Staphea S. Campbell, Executive Director

            Session I                                                                  

9:50 AM – 10:40 AM   Workshop:  Chapter Management and Logistics Workshop

                                       Timothy Pighee, Staphea Campbell, & Otis Jones, Treasurer

 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM  Workshop:  The Financial Aid Process at UAPB

                                    Janice Kearney, Director of Financial Aid Services



                                                            Presiding: Tonya Smith

                                  Summer Conference Planning Committee Member

12:00 PM – 1:25 PM   Luncheon

The Blessing:  Doc Raynor / Culus Williams

Lunch will be served                                                   Banquet Room

Soft Music

                                    Introduction of Speaker:    

                                    Speakers:  Drs. Christy and Torrance Walker


Session II                                                                                               |Banquet Hall 1


1:35 PM –  2:00 PM    Alumni Mentorship Program

                                     VeLois Bowers, 1st Vice President, UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association

                                     Dr. Linda Okiror, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management & Student Success


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM      Workshop: Young Alumni Involvement

               Fundraising / Homecoming and Beyond

                                       Dr. Giles Willis, UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association Board Member

 3:40 PM – 4:45 PM     Workshop: Alumni Chapter Best Practices / Collaboration

                                      Panel Discussion – Local DFW Alumni Presidents

 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM    General Session Closing/Announcements



UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Summer Conference


Saturday, July 28, 2018

                                    Session III                                                                    Banquet Room

                                    Kameshia Freeman, Presiding

                                    Member, Summer Conference Planning Committee


7:30 AM –  8:30 AM    Buffet Breakfast

8:35 AM – 12:30 PM   General Session                                                        Banquet Room

                                    Welcome / Greetings: President of the Texas Club


                                   Moderator & U of A System Board of Trustees Updates

           Janet Broiles, Chief of Staff

                                    Development Updates

            Dr. Margaret Martin-Hall, Director, University Relations

                                    Finance and Administration

                                    Dr. Carla M. Martin, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

                                    Academic Affairs

                                    Dr. Robert Carr, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

***5 minute Break**

                                    Student Affairs

Elbert Bennett, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


Elbert Bennett, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Interim Athletics Director

                                    Enrollment Management

                                    Dr. Linda Okiror, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management &

                                    Student Success

                                    Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Dr. Mansour Mortazavi, Vice Chancellor for Research

Innovation and Economic Development

                                    Chancellor’s State of the University                                   

                                    Dr. Laurence B. Alexander, Chancellor

***5 minute Break**

12:05 PM – 12:35 PM Student Panel

12:35 PM –   2:00 PM Recruitment Fair/Tour: Meet and Greet for Texas Counselors    

  2:00 PM –   6:00 PM Free Afternoon         


Chairman’s Banquet                                                                                      Banquet Room


6:00 PM – 6:45PM              Reception – Cash Bar                                                                                                                    

6:45 PM                              Doors Open – Chairman’s Banquet

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM             Chairman’s Banquet

9:00 PM                             Dance, Dance, Dance!!!