• Celebrating 50 Years of Black Excellence

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Black graduate at Southwestern University. To commemorate this milestone, the Office of Diversity Education (ODE) is hosting an intimate gathering for family, friends, and members of the Southwestern University community where we will celebrate the culture and accomplishments of our former and current Black students.

The ODE would like to formally invite you to help us honor the first Black graduate from Southwestern University, Ernest Clark ’69, and the path he charted for later Black students to lead through adversity, often pursuing their academic careers while attending to both work and family responsibilities. We hope you will join us as we recognize the important role that Black students have played in shaping the landscape of Southwestern University and we celebrate their many notable achievements!

Norma Clark ’97 was the sixth Black woman student to attend Southwestern University. She began attending Southwestern University from 1970-1972, and returned in 1992 as a non-traditional student to complete her degree. She is an abstract artist whose paintings are expressive, intuitive and spontaneous. Her work will be on display during the reception.

Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Foyer
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center
1001 E University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626

Please register by using the form below.

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