The Birmingham Area Tuskegee Alumni Association hosted its Annual Off to the University “Cook – In” for students from the Birmingham Area. Freshman students, along with parents, joined local alumni and returning Tuskegee University students for an evening of fun, gifts and information.
Ms. Katrina Crenshaw, a 2014 TU graduate served as Mistress of Events. She opened the evening with the signature cheer of TU- (Response: U-Know!!!). Several get acquainted games led by SGA President Zachary White, were included so that the freshmen could be introduced to students and see and hear words of wisdom from the returning students. Parents were able to share ideas with other parents, also.
Included for the evening was a Safari Gift Shop, where students received prizes and gifts donated by local alumni. Also, a Candy Shop was set up by Peggie Myles and Reba Cason for students to devour numerous candies of their choice.
Registration was coordinated by Barbara Huntley, assisted by Jessica Pope, Apryl Simmons and Yolanda Bowman. Refreshment hostesses were Doris Maddox, Zellean Maddox, Cherrye Parker, Victoria Hodges, Herbert Beacher and Jacob Ransom.
Coordinators for the event were Frances Faulks and Mary Richardson. With the “flickering of the lights”, attendees joined BATAA President Will Howell in a Prayer Circle and singing of The Tuskegee University Hymn.