Brenda Frazier to Present Keynote at Pre-Commencement Program

Posted on 5/10/2013 4:43:52 PM

Brenda FrazierBrenda Frazier, social/political activist and member of the Allegheny County Council, District 13, will present the keynote message at the African American Cultural Center’s (AACC) 23rd annual Spring Pre-Commencement Reception and Awards Program that will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room.

The theme of the program is “Diversity Counts: Today’s Priority, Tomorrow's Reality.” Frazier is expected to provide an inspirational speech to the diverse students who will be graduating in May/August 2013.

 Frazier has served on the Economic Development Committee, the Pittsburgh School Desegregation Advisory Committee, and the Pittsburgh Council on Public Education, and has chaired the Health and Human Services Committee and the the Special Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. She also founded a local high school PTA and was cofounder of the PA Women’s Campaign Fund.

The AACC Pre-Commencement Program has become a favorite and well-expected event of students. As a department, it honors and recognizes the students who are its target for this milestone achievement. The program will include the presentation of several outstanding student awards to graduating diverse students along with special recognition awards to 37 faculty and staff whom the students nominated as being instrumental to their successful persistence to college graduation. As well, various student performances will complement the program. Approximately 236 diverse students will be graduating and have been invited to attend this year’s Spring program. In addition, approximately 500 guests have replied that they will be attending the program.

Please feel free to join us as the African American Cultural Center celebrates a great achievement of diverse students. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. For further information or to RSVP, please contact the AACC at 724-357-2455.