This past week some of our Oakwood University Alumni Association(OUAA) executive officers President Dr. Cynthia Powell-Hicks, General Vice Pres. Desmond Pierre-Louis, and Secretary Patricia Pates went to Nassau, Bahamas to launch an international alumni chapter there. You can see the excitement in the faces of the first members of the new Bahamas Oakwood Alumni Chapter. They are ready to help their Oakwood Alumni Association make an impact to those in the Bahamas wanting to attend Oakwood and those already attending.
Many thanks to the president of the South Bahamas Conference, Elder Paul Scavella, for his help in organizing the meeting and his hospitality during the establishment of the chapter. Also our fabulous Oakwood Aeolians also flew over and provided their excellence in singing to help recruit future Oakwoodites.
On December 9, 2016 the Oakwood community lost a giant in Edward Woods, Jr who we affectionally called "Woody". Because of his outstanding work and service to continue the powerful “Oakwood Story” as a former Oakwood Alumni Association President from 1997 to 2006, the Oakwood University Alumni Association has honored him by establishing a new annual scholarship named the Edward Woods, Jr.
Scholarship granted to those students who have achieved academically and are seeking a career in education.
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In lieu of sending flowers, let his family know how much we will miss him by donating to his newly named scholarship THIS WEEK. To further "Woody's" legacy simply go to Donate Now and select a One-Time Gift, then also designate in NOTES: "Edward Woods, Jr. Scholarship". Give a gift to help our students make it through Oakwood financially and do it TODAY!
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