College of Agriculture to host Black Alumni Brunch
Founded as an Agricultural college in 1855, Penn State’s first African American graduate entered in 1899. Upon matriculation, Calvin H. Waller moved to Texas where he joined the faculty at Prairie View and became well known for encouraging farmers to utilize science over superstition.
The College of Agricultural Sciences will salute Waller during the closing of the 2012 PSU Black Alumni Reunion. Event highlights include:
• Open Buffet
• Penn State Alumni Association Executive Director
• College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Panel
• Dr. Bruce McPheron, Dean of College of Agricultural Sciences Remarks
• Agricultural Sciences Student Panel
• African American Chronicles Presentation
This event will close a weekend-long celebration, which includes a dedication of Penn State’s first “black dorm”; presentation of a bust of David Alston, Penn State’s first black football player, to the All-Sports Museum; and an elegant black-tie scholarship gala where commissioned artwork entitled “The Collective”, depicting the African American contribution to Penn State, will be unveiled.
For additional details on the event visit: PSUBlackAlumni.com