Programs and Activities
Black History Month Keynote Address
This event is hosted annually to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month and the African Americans who have made an impact at the University of Central Oklahoma as well as within the Oklahoma community. The African American Faculty Staff Association has honored Mrs. Elizabeth Hilton-Threatt, the first African American student to graduate from UCO (Formally Central State); Ms. Alberta Eddens and Mr. Murry Butler, two of the first five African American Student to enroll at UCO; Angela Monson, former Oklahoma State Representative;
and M.T. Berry, former Oklahoma City Police Chief and UCO alum.
African American Faculty and Staff Student Appreciation Reception
The African American Faculty & Staff Association sponsors an annual appreciation reception in order recognize the African American students at the University of Central Oklahoma. Invitations are sent out to students, faculty and staff members.
In the spirit of Homecoming, AAFSA partners with UCO alumni member Ronnie Williamson to offer an evening of fellowship, food and fun before the big homecoming game.
African American Mural
In the Fall of 2006 the African American Faculty Staff Association commissioned a mural to be displayed in the Nigh University Center. The mural pays homage to the history and contributions of African American culture. Dr. Robert Palmer and his students Michelle Shelly, Jordan Vineyard and Shelia Miller completed the mural in January of 2007. The unveiling of the mural was part of the Black History Month Kickoff in February 2007.