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  Ebony Bobcat Network Alumni Weekend 2014
  August 14, 2014
  August 17, 2014
Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
700 Beta Drive
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
Registration for this event is now closed. For more information, please contact Kellea Tibbs at

Join the Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network for their 2014 Annual Alumni Weekend and Breakfast Meeting. The EBN Alumni Weekend Package ($100) includes the following events: The Sip N Soul Dance on Friday, August 14, the EBN Alumni Breakfast Meeting on Saturday, August 15, and the EBN Scholarship Gala, also on Saturday, August 15. Additional registration fees will be required for other weekend events not included in the package.

RSVP deadlines have been extended! The EBN Alumni Weekend Package will be available for purchase until August 8, 2014. Events can also be purchased individually before and after the deadline, if you do not wish to attend the entire alumni weekend. The final RSVP deadline is now August 12, 2014.

All events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, 700 Beta Drive, Mayfield Village, Ohio. See all EBN Alumni Weekend costs below.

EBN Alumni Weekend 2014: EBN Alumni Weekend Package (includes the following events: Sip N Soul Dance, Alumni Breakfast Meeting, and Scholarship Gala) (Available until August 8) $100

Room Rates: EBN has blocked out 30 rooms at a reduced rate of $119 plus 16.5% tax per night at the Hilton Garden Inn. To make reservations, call the hotel at 440-646-1777 and mention that you are with Ebony Bobcats. Each room is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, 32” flat screen TVs with extended cable and complimentary wired and wireless internet. The rooms are on a fist come, first served basis. After the 30 rooms are filled, we cannot guarantee that the hotel will honor the reduced rate.

For more information, please contact Gary Nickerson at
August 14th Events
EBN Hosts: A Dinner With 12 Strangers (FOR STUDENTS), 4:30-6:30pm
-EBN committee members will meet with students, Ohio University faculty, staff and select alumni to share a meal while discussing personal experiences and current trends at Ohio University. (This event is by invitation only).

Soulful Bobcats: Book Discussion & Wine Sip, 7:30-10:00pm, $20
- What's special about being a Soulful Bobcat? A panel of alumni from various decades will share their past and present experiences featuring author Carl Walker and other contributors of the book Soulful Bobcats: Experiences of African American Students at Ohio University, 1950-1960. Proceeds from book sales go to benefit scholarships for Ohio University students.Please contact LaWanna McKinley White, Kellea Tibbs and Tyrone Carr if you have any questions regarding this event.
August 15th Events
Conversations With Your Decade Friends, 9:30am-11:30am
- Share memories of life at Ohio University with classmates from the 1950s through the 2000s. Also get updates on what’s happening with the Ebony Bobcat Network and Ohio University. Please contact Beverly Reilly Tatum and Stella Antwine for any questions regarding this event.

Sip-n-Soul Dance: Rep Your Colors , 8:00pm – 12am, $40
- Proudly rep your Greek organization, your school (OU or other), or sports team colors (pro or college), while enjoying an evening of dancing, raffles, and reconnecting with old friends. Cash bar and heavy Hors D'oeuvres will be served. Please contact Stella Antwine and Harriett Niles for any questions regarding this event.
August 16th Events
Ebony Bobcat 4th Annual Alumni Breakfast Meeting, 9:00am – 12:30pm, $25.00
- Join EBN for our annual breakfast meeting, meet the EBN Board, get updates on EBN activities, and elect the 2014-16 officers, also featuring special guests. Please contact Gary Nickerson for any questions regarding this event.

Ebony Bobcat Scholarship Gala, 7:00pm – 12am, $65.00
- Celebrate our 2014 Trailblazer Awardee with an elegant evening of dinner and dancing featuring Hilton Smith, the President of the Cleveland Chapter of the NAACP as our keynote speaker. A special collector's item will be raffled off. Semiformal attire preferred. (There will be a cash bar available.) Please contact Gary Nickerson, Louie Overstreet and Chuck Bremer for any questions regarding this event.
August 17th Events
Farewell Coffee Hour, 9:00am – 10:00am
- Join us for farewell coffee as attendees prepare to depart for safe travels home. Also meet the new EBN Officers, and share ideas on future fundraising events. Please contact Gary Nickerson for any questions regarding this event.
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