July 2014: Sankofa (formerly the African-American Network) enjoyed celebrating their 5th Annual Family BBQ. Staff, faculty, students and the community came together to show support for the University and its collaborative efforts as an integral component of the community we serve. There were 18 qualified applicants identified for potential employment and more than 25 individual staff to add to the Sankofa e-mail distribution list. We had the opportunity to encourage and empower each other and show our “Meliora” Pride. University staff enjoyed reconnecting with family friends they had not seen in more than 25 years. A University staff stated “Thank you for a very nice event. The food and music were wonderful, and I liked that the guests were invited to dance and participate in raffles. The vendors were a plus. A job well done.” Keep your calendars open for the 2016 Sankofa Family BBQ.