DC HBCU Alumni Alliance
5K Race/2K Walk
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Howard University Campus
Hi Spelman Sister,
This summer, the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance (DCHBCUAA) will kick-off its first annual HBCU 5K Run/2K Walk, targeting alumni, family and friends in support of health awareness and scholarship. An estimated 2,000+ participants will come together to raise funds to benefit high school and college students in the Washington, DC metro area who choose to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Support the DC Metro & Southern Maryland Chapters
As a member of DCHBCUAA, these Spelman alumnae chapters need you join them along with your community, family, friends and supporters to raise scholarship funds for our new and returning Spelman sisters. Thank you in advance for your enthusiastic support of the historic 2013 DCHBCU Alumni Alliance 5K Run/2K Walk. Spread the word!
Race Day Registration: 6:30am-7:30am
Race Start Time: 8:00am
Award Ceremony: 9:30am in front of Blackburn Student Center
Sign up now before May 1 to pay the “early-bird” fee of $40! Click here to complete the online registration form. Please choose Spelman College/DC Metro Chapter or Spelman College/Southern Maryland Chapter for school affiliation. www.dchbcu.org/5krunwalk
The Healthcare Fair
There will be a free healthcare fair in the Blackburn Center. DCHBCUAA is partnering with local doctors, nutritionists, fitness professionals and more to host our very first Health Fair in conjunction with the 5K Run/2K Walk. Registrants will receive blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass screenings as well as obtain other health related information.
HBCU Alumni chapters will also conduct a College Fair after the race to provide information to high school students about each of the respective colleges and universities they proudly represent. Staff from the Department of Education will be on hand to assist parents and children with financial information.
Students may apply for a $1000 scholarship by filling out an application and submitting a 250 word essay. The deadline is May 24, 2013. Click here for the application.
Next General Body Meeting – Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (please be on time)
Location: 1155 F. Street NW, Suite 1150
Our host is alumna Shaylah Nunn’s employer, Novo Nordisk. Free garage parking is available in the building as well as metered street parking. The office is across the street from METRO Center subway station. The entrance to the office is on F street, next to Andrews Ties (next to Pret a Manger on the corner of 11th & F). The entrance to the parking garage is on 12th Street. 12th Street is ‘one way’, so you must travel down F street and make a right onto 12th street. Parking garage is on the right-hand side. Parking will be validated during the meeting.
June 8, 2013
Meeting reminders and updates will be sent through the chapter listserve. To sign up for the chapter listserve, please send your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The chapter gives out two types of scholarships:
- The Jane Hope Lyons Scholarship is awarded by the College to a DC Area resident.
- The Golden Girl Book Scholarships are given to incoming freshmen at our New Student Alumni picnic.
If you would like to join our efforts to support DC area students attending Spelman, please go to our Scholarship & Fundraising page to donate.