JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - This month is Black History Month, and A-State is making sure to celebrate their legendary graduates.
The Black History Month Planning Committee hosted the inaugural living legends breakfast Saturday.
The breakfast honors living A-State graduates of all generations, who have excelled in their careers and communities.
A-State Living Legends Committee Chairperson Rachel Hendrix said over 80 students, faculty and alumni attended the breakfast.
“We displayed their great achievements in life, we invited students so they could see these are things you could accomplish, these are people you can network with and connect with and we get to celebrate these people,” said Hendrix.
Committee members said the event was a great way to allow students to connect with alumni, and give them a way to make Black History Month a little more personal.
“We honor so many people during Black History Month who have passed on that we don’t get to meet, and now, we have people who are living right now who have become legends in their own time and we get to honor them and we get to meet them and network with them,” said Hendrix.
Five people were honored at the formal breakfast - Dr. Thomas L. Hill, Ronald Dedman, Parice S. Bowser, Raymond Simes, and State Rep. Jamie Scott.
The Living Legends Breakfast is one of several events A-State is hosting to celebrate Black History Month.
You can find the full list of events here.