BOONE—The Appalachian State University African-American Alumni Network is hosting the inaugural ASU Gospel Choir Reunion Concert on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Boone United Methodist Church. Admission is free but donations are accepted and all net proceeds will go toward the Willie C. Fleming Scholarship.
In 1975, Dr. Willie C. Fleming Jr., established what was known as the BSA Gospel Choir, now known as ASU Gospel Choir. The choir served and still serves as an important community for current and former students during their time at Appalachian. This ensemble allows students the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships and build a special bond with their fellow Mountaineers.
The Gospel Choir will perform a medley of selections from traditional to contemporary gospel songs and feature former gospel choir members from 1970 – 2015 along with five former Gospel Choir directors including the founder of the BSA Gospel Choir. The current ASU Gospel Choir will also perform.
The Fleming Scholarship was established to award a scholarship to an incoming freshman with a “demonstrated desire to promote diversity.”
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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