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UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association launches $100,000 Fundraising Campaign for Alumni House Renovation Project

Pictured: The UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association Alumni House headquarters located on the campus of UAPB.

PINE BLUFF, AR -The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB)/Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (AM&N) National Alumni Association has launched a $100,000 fundraising campaign to renovate their National Alumni House.

According to the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association website, the house is a structure that was donated and moved to the current location at 27 Watson Blvd in 1996 adjacent to the UAPB campus. The opportunity for the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association to have its own facility was truly welcomed. The building serves as the official headquarters of the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association. Over the years the condition of the alumni house has deteriorated. The UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association fundraising priorities have been focused on student retention and recruitment. The National Alumni Association and the alumni chapters have provided over $250,000 in scholarships to students attending UAPB.

In fact that their building is in need of significant renovation. The Alumni Association budget does not make it possible to perform the much-needed repair-work outside or inside the Alumni House. The National Alumni President, Mr. Timothy Pighee, has indicated that this process of decay has to come to a halt; changing it into a process of revitalization, innovation and above all renovation. For the reason the Alumni Association have begun a fundraising campaign to renovate the Alumni House.

The UAPB/AM&N National Association needs your help to raise $100,000 for the alumni house renovation project. The current condition of the alumni house leaves a lot to be desired. In order to describe what the condition looks like, photos are provided on the National Alumni Association website.

You can make a gift today to restore the headquarters of the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association by visiting their website at www.uapbalumni.org/alumni-house-renovation-project/ or by mail to:

UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association, Inc.

1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4813

Pine Bluff, AR 7160

 

About the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public comprehensive HBCU 1890 Land-Grant Institution. The University embraces its land-grant mission of providing cutting edge research, teaching, outreach, and service programs that respond to the social and economic needs of the state and region. Its mission is to promote and sustain excellent academic programs that integrate quality instruction, research, and student learning experiences responsive to the needs of a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student population. Ultimately, the University is dedicated to providing access and opportunity to academically deserving students and producing graduates who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global community. For more information, visit www.uapb.edu.

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