A Message from the Chair
Janine Smith '84

Good Afternoon Alumni!

As we welcome spring and some semblance of post-pandemic normal, we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming all-class reunion. It will be a wonderful occasion when we are back together again to reminisce and catch up on the many positive campus improvements.

Among developments you will want to check out are the Parrish building that is nearing completion, the Starbucks located in the library, the Student Athletic Center in Spence Hall, and the renovated chemistry labs in Talley-Brady Hall. Additional upgrades are underway, and new projects are coming that contribute to enhanced student experiences.

The reunion will be held April 29 – May 1, and commencement will occur on the yard on May 2. A complete schedule of planned activities is available on this page immediatley below this message. We want to see you on the yard! Register for the reunion activities and make your lodging reservations as soon as possible, as availability is diminishing. We also ask you to make your Fisk donation and join the alumni association. Alumni involvement supports our remarkable current and future students who continue to excel in the Fisk tradition.

Thank you for the support in the 2022 Home Depot Retool Your School campaign that ended March 28th at 11:59pm. We racked up well over 643,900. That is a record! Now we wait to see the official results. Our next online push will be the 24-hour giving day on May 4, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee called The Big Payback. It will kick off at 6pm Central on Wednesday, May 4th. Your contributions will support Fisk and count in you class giving totals. There will be Fisk giveaways throughout the 24-hour period. Join the fun and support Fisk University.

We salute the Fisk student team that was awarded first prize in the 2022 HBCU Battle of the Brains contest, designed to showcase innovative thinking in tech and business. We also applaud the Fisk Jubilee Singers for stellar performances at the LA Lakers game and New York’s Carnegie Hall. We look forward to the inaugural season of the women's gymnastics team and the future achievements of our 2022 graduates. 

HBCU alumni are achieving and making a difference in our country. Our voices are needed more than ever to help our country live up to its promise and help advocate for change in the tradition of the late Congressman and Fisk alumnus John Lewis. In the spirit of that tradition, we are encouraged by the candidacy of several alumni. Some of our alumni seeking office include:

Please check your voter registration and eligibility for mail or absentee ballots to prepare you to participate in the elections this coming fall.

Your GAAFU board and its committees have been working hard to help plan the all-class reunion and keep you informed. We welcome your involvement as a GAAFU member, member of your local constituent association, volunteer on a committee, or contributor to our newsletter. Contact me at gaafu.chair@gmail.com.

Please take the time to read the entirety of our newsletter, Good Afternoon Alumni, to learn more about many of the positive things occurring and the achievements of alumni. It is sure to reinforce your pride in being a Fiskite.


I hope to see you on the yard!


Fisk Forever!

Fisk University All Class Reunion 2022 Schedule

"Back Together Again"

April 29-May 2

It is your Anniversary Reunion Year – 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957,1962, 1967, 1972 (NEW GOLDENS), 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 (Silvers), 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017!

We welcome the Class of 2022! 

We extend a special invitation to our Golden Classes of 1970 and 1971 and our Silver Classes of 1995 and 1996.

Registration Is Open. CLICK HERE

The following is an overview of our schedule (as of March 1, 2022):

Friday, April 29, 2022

  • Registration, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., The Richardson House Lawn - $30
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Chapter Centennial Celebration – 11am – 1pm  Fisk Memorial Chapel
  • Nashville Fisk Alumni Association Fish Fry – 11 am – 4 pm – The Richardson House Lawn
  • Drone Group Photo Shoot –  5pm – $25
  • “An Evening en Blanc on the Yard” – 6-10 pm - $40

Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • Breakfast, 9 a.m., Adam K. Spence Hall - $15/$20 
  • Bulldog Madness Sale, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon, University Bookstore – Adam K. Spence Hall (Lower Level)
  • Silver Sons & Daughters Luncheon, 12 noon, Adam K. Spence Hall (Class of 1997) - $30/$35
  • Golden Class of 1972 Class Meeting – 2:30 p.m. – The Little Theatre
  • Golden Classes Photos (All Goldens Except the Class of 1972) – 10am - Jubilee Hall First Floor (Appleton Room, Lobby and Gold Room)
  • Anniversary Class Photos
    • 2-3:30 p.m. Steps in front of John Hope and Aurelia Elizabeth Franklin Library  (All Anniversary Classes except Goldens)
      • 1977 at 2 p.m.
      • 1982 at 2:15 p.m.
      • 1987 at 2:25 p.m.
      • 1992 at 2:35 p.m.
      • 1997 at 2:45 p.m.
      • 2002 at 2:55 p.m.
      • 2007 at 3:10 p.m.
      • 2012 at 3:20 p.m.
      • 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Golden Class of 1972 Group Photo – 3:45 p.m.   Steps on the west side of Cravath (Meharry side, between Talley-Brady and The Little Theatre)
  • Class photos $25/$30
  • NON-Anniversary Class Photo Locations (Class Agents will sign-up)
    • Behind Cravath
    • Steps of Jubilee
    • In front of Chapel
    • Steps of the Van Vechten
  • Anniversary Class Meetings, 3-5 p.m. (all classes except Goldens)
  • Pre-Gala Social, 7:30 p.m.and Gala Banquet and After Party 8:30 p.m., Renaissance Nashville, 611 Commerce (Cocktail Attire) - $120
  • After Party (a la carte) – 10pm-12am (Renaissance Nashville Hotel) - $40

Sunday, May 1, 2022

  • Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Adam K. Spence Hall - $15/$20
  • Baccalaureate, 10 a.m., Fisk Memorial Chapel (Special seating for Class of ’97 and All Goldens)
  • Golden Sons and Daughters Luncheon, 12 Noon, Appleton Room - Jubilee Hall - $50
  • Golden Class of 1972 Memorial Service, 2 p.m., Fisk Chapel
  • Concert Fisk Jubilee Singers, 7:30 p.m., Fisk Chapel

Monday, May 2, 2022

  • Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Adam K. Spence - $15/$20
  • Commencement, 9 a.m., (Special seating for Class of 1997 and All Goldens) – On the Yard in the Grove

It is mandatory that you wear your mask during all Reunion events (inside or outside), with the exception of eating and drinking, regardless of location. It is recommended that all attendees be fully vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 result within 24 hours prior to attending an event. Attendees may be required to complete a sympton screening upon entry to events. Attendees are encouraged to take precautions. Prevention tips: Avoid close contact with sick individuals; frequently wash hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene. We will follow all necessary precautions based on CDC guidelines.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 800-443-ALUM (2586) or email alumni@fisk.edu.

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