University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Black Alumni Network presents an All Classes Reunion weekend.
Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (IBAR 2016)
September 29-October 2, 2016
* Included in full registration ticket
*5:30 - 8:00 pm Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Student Alumni Networking Event
ALUMNI---Sign up to mentor a Junior or Senior student with real world career advice and counsel! Help prepare our Future-Alumni will be paired with current Junior or Senior! Sign Up to be a one-year mentor.
September 30, 2016
9 am - 2 pm
BAN Golf Tournament Stonecreek Golf Course
Tickets: Standard – $75
This first time golf outing is sure to become a Reunion staple and will take place at Stonecreek Golf Club. This premier facility includes an 18-hole championship golf course. The tournament price includes practice balls, green and cart fees, lunch. A portion of each golf fee will be donated to the Black Alumni Network Scholarship Fund. We will match single golfers.
- 1st Place Team 2nd Place Team: 3rd Place Team:
- Closest to the Pin:
*Welcome Home Reception
Registration opens 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Remarks: Chancellor Elect Jones
Keynote: Michael Strautmanis, Obama Foundation
Loren Taylor, President & CEO, University of IL Alumni Association
Jackie Williams, President, BAN
Pick-up your full registration package and event tickets and swagg! Meet and greet with fellow ILLINI and prepare for a fantastic Reunion weekend celebration.
October 1, 2016
Forum on African-American student enrollment & retention.
Please join the BAN, the Office of the Chancellor and Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment for a collaborative dialogue with African-American Alumni. The forum will explore current initiatives to increase admissions and enrollment among African-American students applying to Illinois and efforts to cultivate a positive academic environment at the University.
9:00 am -11:30 am
Location: Ikenberry Commons
Installation of the Clarence Shelley Award
10 am - 5 pm
COLLEGE OPEN HOUSES
Location QUAD, Back of the Union
Noon - 3 pm
7 pm – 12 am
*BAN Alumni Scholarship Gala
Keynote Speaker Michael Strautmanis
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Main Ballroom
OCTOBER 2, 2016
*11 am – 1 pm
Brunch with FIFTIES BLACK ILLINI, (FBI)
The Real Nitty Gritty: the Black Experience at ILLINOIS 1950’s
Location: I-Hotel & Conference Center
What was it like to be an African-American student at ILLINOIS during the 1940's, 1950’s & 1960’s days before integration? A panel of FBI, Project 500 former African-American students at ILLINOIS during that period, will share some of their experiences and answer questions about what it was like when they stepped out of their almost all-Black environments to become one of the few Black faces on the campus in Champaign at that time. It was not an easy thing to do. Come and learn about it firsthand. It will be eye-opening, to say the least.
Hotel Information: September 29- October 2, 2016
Current Hotels for IBAR 2016
Illinois Black Alumni Reunion Block and give the dates.
Go to http://union.illinois.edu/stay/illini-union-hotel
Home2 Suites by Hilton Champaign/Urbana
2013 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
Residence Inn Champaign
502 W. Marketview Drive
Champaign, IL. 61822
All sales are final. NO REFUNDS AFTER AUGUST 5, 2016.