Support Black Alumni representation and legacy on the University of the Pacific campus by helping us reach our goal of naming a study room in the newly renovated William Knox Holt Memorial Library.
Knowledge Is Power:
Since 2006, the Pacific Black Alumni Club has been actively advocating for the needs of our students. However, our legacy can be traced much further back to our first Black graduate, William Wealthy Howard, who graduated in 1911. We have an opportunity now to acknowledge and celebrate our alumni more prominently in a space specifically designed for students. We are calling on you, our Pacific community, to raise funds in support of the naming of a study room on the first floor of the newly renovated William Knox Memorial University Library and Learning Center on Pacific's Stockton campus.
The Knowledge is Power study room will serve as a reminder of the impact, influence, and accomplishments of Black graduates. In addition to technology, it will include an art installation that depicts the struggle, sacrifice, and success of people from the African Diaspora. We hope this study room will serve as a space that motivates students to excel in their pursuit of higher education, just as other Black Alumni have before them. This space is intentionally designed to be an area where students can easily connect with each other and embrace the history of past generations represented within the study room. In other words, they will "see us."
The Power of Giving:
"As Black students, our seeds of greatness were planted at Pacific the minute each of us stepped into our first class. That foundation for those seeds was built by the alumni who came before us. Those seeds continued to be watered and cultivated by our "village", resulting in a great legacy of outstanding leaders who embody excellence, resistance, and resilience. I'm proud to support this effort and be a part of that legacy." - Alicia Perry `14 COP `19 EDU
Let's leverage our collective power to affirm that Black alumni and students belong at Pacific. Join us to ensure their integral role in Pacific's history is never forgotten.