SC State alumni 'move in' for convention

Friday, July 27, 2007

Ruth Buck, a 1969 graduate of South Carolina State University, moves into her dorm room on Friday as she prepares to participate in the 18th Annual National Alumni Association Convention. Moving into the rooms stirred plenty of memories for SCSU graduates attending the festivities, which began Thursday and continue through Sunday. In a statement to alumni, President Andrew Hugine said, "It gives me great pleasure to greet our alumni on behalf of South Carolina State University. This year is especially significant because we are all home. Hosting the alumni convention on the campus will bring about many old memories as well as establish new ones. I would like to express my appreciation to the Orangeburg Chapter for serving as host for this year's event. "Again, I thank you for your support and trust that you will enjoy your weekend." (BRIAN TROUTMAN/T&D)South Carolina State University alumni arrived on campus and moved into their dorm rooms for the weekend as the opening phases of 18th Annual South Carolina State University National Alumni Convention took shape on Thursday.

Alumni who registered for the convention and opted to stay on campus made themselves at home in Andrew Hugine Suites, a new $42 million, 755-bed student apartment-style housing complex.

For some attendees of the event, moving into dorms has sparked memories.

"I'm so happy to be here," said 1954 graduate Josephine Evans. "I am proud of my institution. ...I think all the time how different things would have been had we had this in 1954."

This year's convention is hosted by the Orangeburg County Alumni Chapter under the theme "Our University, Our Responsibility." Registration for the convention is still available on the S.C. State University National Alumni Association Web site at


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