The UGA Alumni Association welcomes the opportunity to assist student groups and other organizations on campus and provide financial support for events. In October, the UGA Alumni Associaton and its UGA Black Alumni Group helped to support the Black UGA (BUGA) Reunion, which brought together students and alumni from across campus. Below is a recap of the event from Zari Wilson, president of theBlack Educational Support Team at UGA.
The purpose of the BUGA Reunion was to unite students and encourage inclusivity at UGA. In additon, the reunion served as an opportunity for students to learn more about the UGA Alumni Association and its programs, including UGA Black Alumni. This was a collaborative effort with more than 10 organizations from UGA’s Multicultural Services and Programs Department and International Student Life Department. The event, which attracted more than 200 attendees, featured a T-shirt giveaway, games, food and time for mingling and conversation. The event created a relaxed atmosphere for students to meet one another and allowed several African Amnerican student organizations to network and work together as a team. This collaboration sparked a desire among the African American student body to continue to co-host events together in an effort to bring about unity in the campus community. It was awesome to see the efforts of so many come together to produce an event that will continue into the future.