Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2006

Feb. 25 African-American Gala Event on Schreiner University Campus

The final event of the African-American Gala 2006 is Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Dietert Auditorium on the Schreiner campus.

“The Journey” will feature a night of drama, dance and music by Lorraine LeMon of Art 2 Heart.

All of the African-American Gala events were coordinated by Many Hats, a local educational event planning organization.

The African-American Gala 2006, a series of educational Black History Month events sponsored by Schreiner University, is designed to raise awareness of and financial support for the Doyle Community Center, the Barnett Chapel Methodist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church youth ministry educational programs, during the month of February.

The Doyle Community Center plays an essential role in the community providing continuing education courses including, GED, English as a Second Language, and it is the headquarters for the Kerrville Independent School District’s after-school mentoring program, Families in Literacy, Christian Men’s Job Corp and Faith Temple Gospel Church. The center is funded through private donations and some grants.

Black History Month will mark its 80th anniversary this year, the theme for which is “Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions.”

Originally established as Negro History Week in 1926 by African American author and scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the event eventually evolved into establishing February as Black History Month in 1976.

For more information about the events, please contact Peg Hainey at 830-895-4932.

To have an e-mail reminder sent to you prior to an event please visit our CAMPUS CALENDAR. Just click on the event you are interested in and choose the option "set reminder" on the detail page.