Memorial Slideshow


Every year, out of the blue, we learn about a bequest to Africa University. News comes by way of a letter from either the probate attorney or the personal representative of the estate. Of course, we receive the announcement with profound gratitude, but we also feel regret and a keen sense of loss because we are unable to personally thank the donor for his or her generosity.

Giving thanks is a big part of what we do at Africa University, and we take this responsibility seriously. It is one of our greatest pleasures. This is why we established the Richard E. "Dick" Reeves Legacy Society in 2001---to recognize and to thank those very special donors who have included Africa University in their estate plans. These special donors have, in effect, elevated Africa University to the status of family.

On September 7, 2018, 21 new members were inducted into the Legacy Society and 2 current members were recognized for having made 2nd planned gifts to the institution. Because of the generosity of our planned gifts donors, Africa University can plan for the future with greater assurance.

Each year, we take time during the course of the dinner to remember with profound gratitude Legacy Society members and other friends who passed since we last gathered. Please scroll below to view the 2018 memorial presentation.

On this page, following the memorial presentation, is a gallery of photos from the 18th Annual Legacy Society Dinner.

2018 Memorial Presentation


Rev. Gerard Nsabimana at the podium

Dr. and Mrs. Schneider, Dr. McFadden, Mrs. Muradzikwa, Mr. Salley, Mrs. Lisa Tichenor, Bishop Trimble

Dr. Robert and Mrs. Virginia Schneider

Mrs. Jacquelyn Guthrie, Mrs. Jennifer Warner, Rev. Scott Aleridge

Mrs. Jody Bricker

Dr. Donald and Mrs. Dorothy Wood

Presentation of the Drum Award to Mrs. Joy Carr and her late husband, Dr. Jimmy Carr

Dinner attendees - Mr. Richard Wahlstrom and Ms. Kimberly Lord

Mrs. Grace Muradzikwa, Dr. William and Mrs. Martha McFadden

Mrs. JoAnne Adams and Mrs. Irene Chibanda

Mrs. Tepa Bigham, Kendall and Penina Jeter, Mr. Arthur Bigham

Bishop Julius C. Trimble, memorial table, John Birdsong (bass), Bryan Harrison (keyboard), Wendell Henry (percussion)

Ms. Brenda Chadwick and Dr. Maggie Jackson

Ms. Kimberly Lord

Bishop Ernest S. Lyght (foreground) and members of the Birdsong Trio Jazz Ensemble (background)

Bishop Ernest Shaw Lyght

Mr. Gerald Awbrey, Mrs. Jerry Burkman, Rev. Regina Henderson-Moore, Mr. Nick Moore

Service of Remembrance - Mr. Richard Wahlstrom (foreground)

Service of Remembrance - Mrs. Karen Ward

Service of Remembrance

Service of Remembrance - Mrs. Lisa W. Tichenor laying a carnation in memory of her father Edwin Hough Winton

Mrs. Josefa E. Bethea-Wall - Service of Remembrance

Rev. Yollande S. Mavund-Yambo and Mrs. Josefa E. Bethea Wall

Dr. Cynthia Wilson, Mrs. Josefa Bethea-Wall, Mr. James H. Salley

Mrs. Grace Muradzikwa and Dr. William L. McFadden

Bishop Alfred and Dr. Mackie Norris accepting gifts in celebration of their 57th wedding anniversary

The Youngman Family - Art, Linda, Myles, and Mark

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