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Alicia Henry, a graduate of class of 2009 gives the opening speech during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Alicia Henry, a graduate of class of 2009 gives the opening speech during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)

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The Diversity and Inclusion Medal of Excellence sits by the podium prior to being awarded to President Roderick J. McDavis during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
The Diversity and Inclusion Medal of Excellence sits by the podium prior to being awarded to President Roderick J. McDavis during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
The Diversity and Inclusion Medal of Excellence sits by the podium prior to being awarded to President Roderick J. McDavis during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
The Diversity and Inclusion Medal of Excellence sits by the podium prior to being awarded to President Roderick J. McDavis during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Alicia Henry, a graduate of class of 2009 gives the opening speech during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Alicia Henry, a graduate of class of 2009 gives the opening speech during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Jennifer Newbauer delivers a speech at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on Septemeber 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Jennifer Newbauer delivers a speech at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on Septemeber 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Jennifer Newbauer delivers a speech at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on Septemeber 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Jennifer Newbauer delivers a speech at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on Septemeber 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Jennifer Newbauer delivers a speech at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on Septemeber 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Jennifer Newbauer delivers a speech at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on Septemeber 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Alicia Henry, a graduate of class of 2009 gives the opening speech during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Alicia Henry, a graduate of class of 2009 gives the opening speech during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)

 

The Ohio University Trailblazer award is presented to the family of Rex Crawley during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
The Ohio University Trailblazer award is presented to the family of Rex Crawley during the Black Alumni Reunion Gala at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis delivers a speech after being presented the Diversity and Inclusion Medal of Excellence at the  Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis delivers a speech after being presented the Diversity and Inclusion Medal of Excellence at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)

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President Roderick J. McDavis holds up a check that was given for the EBN Urban Scholars Ednowment at the  Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis holds up a check that was given for the EBN Urban Scholars Ednowment at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis holds up a check that was given for the EBN Urban Scholars Ednowment at the  Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis holds up a check that was given for the EBN Urban Scholars Ednowment at the Black Alumni Reunion Gala in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 16, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)

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Family members take photos of the graduating classes in the 1990s during the Black Alumni Reunion Cookout at Ohio University on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Family members take photos of the graduating classes in the 1990s during the Black Alumni Reunion Cookout at Ohio University on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis cheers after the classes of the 1970's have a group portrait taken for the Black Alumni Reunion at Ohio University on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
President Roderick J. McDavis cheers after the classes of the 1970’s have a group portrait taken for the Black Alumni Reunion at Ohio University on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
A student at Ohio University participates in the Old School, New School basketball game for the Black Alumni Reunion on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
A student at Ohio University participates in the Old School, New School basketball game for the Black Alumni Reunion on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)

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The trophies that are presented to the winners of the talent show at the Black Alumni Reunion are on display next to the judges' table in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 17 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
The trophies that are presented to the winners of the talent show at the Black Alumni Reunion are on display next to the judges’ table in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 17 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)

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A student walks off stage holding up the symbol for her sorority at the Black Alumni Reunion Talent Show in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
A student walks off stage holding up the symbol for her sorority at the Black Alumni Reunion Talent Show in the Baker Ballroom at Ohio University on September 17, 2016. (MICHAEL SWENSEN/WOUB)
Ebony Porter (left) shares a laugh with Lynnette Henderson (right) during the Black Alumni Reunion at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
Ebony Porter (left) shares a laugh with Lynnette Henderson (right) during the Black Alumni Reunion at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
President McDavis attends the Black Alumni Reunion dinner at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
President McDavis attends the Black Alumni Reunion dinner at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
Connie Lawson-Davis speaks at the Black Alumni Reunion dinner at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
Connie Lawson-Davis speaks at the Black Alumni Reunion dinner at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
President McDavis introduces Jennifer Neubauer to the stage at the Black Alumni Reunion dinner at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.
President McDavis introduces Jennifer Neubauer to the stage at the Black Alumni Reunion dinner at Ohio University on September 15, 2016.