Schedule

2018 Oakwood Alumni Weekend
Schedule of Events
(Many events for 2018 are still developing so check back for updates and changes)
  • Thurday March 29th 

     

    • 8:30am – 1:00pm  ABAN Nursing Conference. Business and Technology Building. Contact Charlie Jo Morgan; charliejomorgan@gmail.com or 909-754-1792
    • 10:00am – 3:30pm – Oakwood University Alumni Association (OUAA) Alumni Registration. Oakwood University Church, OU Campus. Contact Desmond Pierre Louis at vicepresident@ouaa.gmail.com
    • 10:00am – 3:30pm – Honor Classes Registering. Oakwood University Churchon OU Campus .5500 Adventist Blvd, Huntsville AL, 35896.Be sure to contact president.ouaa@gmail.com for more info.
    • 10:00am – 2:00pm – Kick Dreams United. Blake Center Mall, lower lever. Collection of tennis shoes for community distribution. Be sure to contact Walter/Tony Hardy (443-253-5712) or http://instagram.com/kickdreamsunited
    • 11:00am – 12:00am (midnight) – Basketball Tournament at Ashby Auditorium (Gym) OU Campus. Admission Charge. $5 half day/$10 all day. Be sure to contact Simon Jacob at sjacob@oakwood.edu for more info.
    • ​​6:30pm –40th Annual UNCF North Alabama Campaign GALA at Von Braun Center . For more info to go: 2018 UNCF GALA
  • Friday March 30

      • 8:00am – 3:00pm –   Clara Peterson Rock Museum. Take a tour in the Eva B. Dykes Library. Experience the visual story of Oakwood University in the context of African American experience. Be sure to contact 256-726-7247
      • 8:00am – 4:00pm – Basketball Tournament at Ashby Auditorium (Gym) OU Campus.   Admission Charge. $5 half day/$10 all day. Be sure to contact Simon Jacob at sjacob@oakwood.edu for more info.
      • 8:30am – 12:00pm – OU School of Religion Presents: Reaves-Warren Lectureship on Preaching.  Richards Chapel in Moseley Complex. REGISTER NOW at reaveswarren.com
      • 9:30am – 11:00am – Nursing Advisory Council Meeting.  Nursing Department, Cooper Complex Building #3. Guest Speaker, Alicia Shelly MD, OUAA 2018 Certificate of Merit Honoree, Joseph Hinson Alumni Chapter, Treasurer. Be sure to contact Udell Darville at  udelldarville@att.net/770-639-0250
      • 10:00am-3:30pm Introducing Oakwood Farms. A presentation of the variety of wholesome produce locally grown. Location at Oakwood University Church on OU Campus. Contact Ms. Toks 256-726-7121/oaarchie@oakwood.edu
      • 10:00am – 3:30pm Class of 1973, 45th Reunion Theme: “Walking Down Memory Lane”. Oakwood University Church on Ou Campus. To register and pick up packets. Contact wsherman.rogers@gmail.com
      • 10:00am – 3:30pm LEAP Adult and Continuing Education at Oakwood University Church on OU Campus.  Distribute information regarding course specifics. Be sure to contact Deborah Claborn dclaborn@oakwood.edu/256-726-7102 and egoodridge@oakwood.edu 256-726-7098
      • 10:00am – 3:30pm – Oakwood University Alumni Association (OUAA) Alumni Registration at Oakwood University Church on OU Campus. Contact Desmond Pierre Louis at vicepresident.ouaa@gmail.com
      • 10:00am – 3:30pm – ​  Kick Dreams United. Collection of tennis shoes for community distribution.  Location at Oakwood University Church on OU Campus. Be sure to contact Walter/Tony Hardy 443-253-5712 or http://instagram.com/kickdreamsunited
      • 10:00am – 12:00pm Rhyne-Duncan Medical Symposium, Department of Chemistry. Cooper Complex Room 233. Poster session, keynote Address on educational pipeline to medical research and continuing education. Contact Dr. Marlon Rhem 256-726-8437/ mrhem@oakwood.edu
      • 10:00am – 3:00pm – Remember Me…Remember When? Location Eva B. Dykes Library Lobby on OU Campus.  Help OU archives identify photos of individuals, groups and events. This is a most valuable service that Alumni from all years can help with. Contact Paulette McLean Johnson/256.726.7250/pjohnson@oakwood.edu
      • 11:00am – 12:30pm Biological Sciences Department. Cooper Complex Auditorium Bldg B, Alumni Career Seminar. Contact Dr. Penrod 256-726-8355/jbpenrod@oakwood.edu
      • 11:00am – 1:00pm – Class of 2008, Social Mixer. Location Oakwood University Church on OU Campus. Light refreshments. Contact Brittany Winkfield at britwinkfield@gmail.com or 720-280-8701
      • 11:00am – 3:00pm – Alumni and Friends Book Authors. Oakwood University Church on OU Campus. Get your book copy from your favorite Authors.  Contact pjohnson@oakwod.edu/ 256-726 7250
      • 11:30am – 1:30pm – Committee of 100 for Oakwood University. Constituency Luncheon, Wade Hall Multipurpose Room. Be sure to contact Bill Hicks, wjhmls@aol.com
      • ​​1:30pm -3:00pm Chemistry Alumni Mixer, Cooper Complex Room 233. Guest Speaker/Panel discussion. Light refreshment. Contact Shelia Jackson 256-726-7112/ sjackson@oakwood.edu
      • 6:30pmOUAA FRIDAY NIGHT VESPERS at Oakwood University Church OU Campus.  Speaker – Lt. Chaplain Meade Adams

      7:30pmOUAA AYS Alumni Concert at Oakwood University Church OU Campus – Honoring Dr. Rosa Taylor Banks, also THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HER!  Music by Angela Brown, Janice Chandler, & TreVoce . Much of the proceeds will go toward student scholarships!  Click link and donate today:  The Oakwood Honors Friday Evening Event – Donate Today!

    ​Sabbath March 31

    • 9:00am – 10:15am Sabbath School at Von Braun Center Arena.  Presenters: Classes of 1968. Contact vicepresident.ouaa@gmail.com
    • 9:30am – 2:00 pm Class of 1973 Divine Worship. Theme: “Walking Down Memory Lane”. Von Braun Center Arena, lower level. Class photo immediately after service. Contact wsherman.rogers@gmail.com  
    • 10:45amOUAA Divine Worship Service at Von Braun Center. Speaker:  President of Oakwood University Dr. Leslie Pollard. Contact Pat Pates at patp808@gmail.com for more info.
    • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Class of 2008 Luncheon, Hosted by Mike Moss. Location Von Braun Center. Contact Brittany Winkfield  720-280-8701/britwinkfield@gmail.com
    • 2:00pm – 5:00pmOUAA/OAAA Fundraising Luncheon at the Oakwood University Church Family Life Center 5500 Adventist Blvd Huntsville 35896. All are invited! Meal Tickets can be purchased on the OAAAA website:   2018 OAAAA & OUAA Sabbath Lunch Tickets     
    • 5:00pm – 6:30pm – 70’s & 80’s Reunion Musical Program, Moran Hall OU Campus. Contact Vera Lopez 256-468-8304
    • 6:00pm – 6:30pm – OUAA Sabbath Evening Vespers, Oakwood University Church.  Speaker:  Dr. Carlton P. Byrd.  Be sure to contact Desmond Pierre-Louis at vicepresident.ouaa@gmail.com for more info.

    Saturday Evening/Night March 31

    • 7:00pm – 9:30pm – Aeolians Concert:  You don’t want to miss this special concert. Contact Desmond Pierre Louis or vicepresident.ouaa@gmail.com
    • 7:00pm – 10:00pm Class of 1973 Fellowship Get together. Bradford Cleveland Brook Leadership Center OU Campus, Banquet Room. Contact wsherman.rogers@gmail.com
    • 7:30pm -10:00pm Oakwood’s Art and Soul 25kt Gold Event. 25th Anniversary of poetry spoken word, art, musicians and disc jockeys. Location: Flying Monkey Theatre, Lowe Mill 2211 Seminole Drive SW Huntsville AL 35801. Contact Gabrielle Barnes 347-927-236/oakwood.artandsoul@gmail.com
    •  7:30pm – 10:30pm – Kirk Franklin in Concert at the Von Braun Center. The good news is some of the proceeds will go toward Oakwood student scholarships!!  Get your tickets while they last!  Tickets range from $35 – $50+ Click here to purchase TODAY!  Ticketmaster.com or Von Braun Center box office Huntsville AL 35801
    • 8:00pm – 12:00am – Basketball Tournament at Ashby Auditorium. ​
    • 8:30pm – 6:00am – 15th Annual Edward Woods Jr. Oakwood Alumni Rook Tournament.  Embassy Suites Hotel 2nd Floor Madison Room, 800 Monroe Street SW, Huntsville, AL 35801, Madison Conference Room, second floor.  Fee $20/team with sign-up by 9:00 p.m.  Be sure to contact Lawrence K. Britton at lawrencebritton@hotmail.com Trophies will be presented to last year winners: Pastor Furman Fordham and Pastor Carlton Byrd.
    • 9:00pm – 12:00pm Class of 2008 First Class Experience. Skate/game Night. Location OU Campus Skating Rink. Contact Brittany Winkfield 720-280-8701/ britwinkfield@gmail.com or oufirstclass2008@gmail.com/ouclassof08.com
    • 9:00pm – 12:00am – Skating Night. Millet Activity Center. Admission $5 for non-students. Be sure to contact Ray King at (256-726-7387) or by email at rsking@oakwood.edu for more info.

    Sunday April 1

    • 6:00am -6:00pm WJOU 90.1 fm, Spring Sharathon Fundraiser. Live Remote also with program Second Chance with host Kenny Anderson. Location Vendors Mall. Be sure to contact arjohnson@oakwood.edu or (256-726-7421) for information/donations.
    • 7:00amOUAA Run/Walk 5k/Ride for hope .  To registration go to: OUAA Run/Walk 5K International Challenge or (407-687-7400)
    • 7:30am – OUAA Run/Walk 5k WARM UP.
    • 7:30am – OUAA Ride for Hope.
    • 8:00am – Start Time of OUAA Run/Walk 5k
    • 8:00am – 6:00pm – Oakwood Alumni Weekend Vendors Mall Opens. Contact Alumni Relations at rhodnett@oakwood.edu or 256-726-7000
    • 8:00am – 6:00pm – LEAP Adult and Continuing Education. Vendors Mall.  Distribute information regarding course specifics. Be sure to contact Deborah Claborn dclaborn@oakwood.edu or 256-726-7102 and egoodridge@oakwood.edu 256-726-7098
    • 8:00am – 12:00noon Class of 1973 Brunch. Theme: “Walking Down Memory Lane”. OU Cafeteria, Black Center Mall, upper level. Contact wsherman.rogers@gmail.com
    • ​​9:00am – 3:00pm – Basketball Tournament Finals at Ashby Auditorium OU Campus.  Admission $5 half day/$10 all day. Be sure to contact Simon Jacob at sjacob@oakwood.edu for more info.
    • 9:00am -12:00 noon- OUAA Health Fair, Oakwood Academy Gym (407)-687-7400 Daniel Smith 
    • 9:00am -12:00 noon OUAA D.B. Reid Chapter presents: Senior Olympics for 55+ ages. Competition activities include basketball shoots, volleyball, badminton, horseshoe pitch, sling shots and pickle ball. All activities run simultaneously. Location Oakwood Adventist Academy Gym. Registration fee is $10. Contact 256-270-9823 or 256-859-7528
    • 11:00am – 1:00 pm – Social Work Department Alumni Brunch. Wade Hall Banquet Room OU Campus. Contact Dr.  George Ashley at gashley@oakwood.edu or 256-726-8499.
    • 11:30am -1:30pm. Psychological Sciences Department, Open House. Green Hall. All Alumni and current students welcome to view current research, participate in demo. Light refreshments. Contact Carmen Bucknor 256-726-7349/Chuck no to an wood.edu
    • 10:00am – 12:00 MIDNIGHT Clara Peterson Rock Museum. Take a tour in the Eva B. Dykes Library. Experience the visual story of Oakwood University in the context of the African American experience. Be sure to contact (256-726-7247)
    • 10:00am – 12:30pm – Biological Sciences ” Meet and  Greet” Breakfast mixer, Cooper Science Complex Buidling (C) conference room contact Dr. Juliet Penrod  (256) – 726-8355 o jbpenrod@oakwood.edu  
    • 10:30am – 12:00pm – Education Department Alumni Brunch. Anna Knight Hall. Contact Dearra Walters 201-682-1127. RSVP by March 15, Admission Fee $15
    • 11:00am – 1:00pm –  OUAA Annual Meeting at  Oakwood University Church, multi-purpose room (South) All are invited! Be sure to contact vicepresident.ouaa@gmail.com
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm Math and Computer Science 75th Anniversary Reception Oakwood University Church Family Life Center, 5500 Adventist Blvd Huntsville AL 35896. Contact Dr. Lisa James at ljames@oakwod.edu or 256-726-7270
    • 6:00pm – 8:30pm  – The James E. Dykes Communication10th Anniversary Awards Banquet.  Peters Media Center OU Campus. The 2018 Award Honoree is Micah Logan’04. Ticket available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jed-communicator-awards-banquet-tickets-32485207129?aff=es2   Be sure to contact Angel Baron at  abaron@oakwood.edu  or (256-726-7533/7157) for more info.