African American Affinity Group Cookout

By Hunter Epperson ~ Copy Desk Chief

Students at the African American Affinity Group at the University of Lynchburg hosted a cookout at The Pavilion. Photo was taken on Aug. 26, 2021, by Dr. Ghislaine Lewis.

On Aug. 26, 2021, the African American Affinity Group (AAAG) at the University of Lynchburg hosted a cookout from 6 p.m – 8 p.m. at the Pavilion for African American and Black students on campus. 

The group provided free hotdogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and vegetarian options, and music.

The AAAG’s mission is to provide a support system that fosters a collegial campus climate and a culture of unity, equity, respect and mutual support among African American and Black faculty and staff.

University of Lynchburg Men’s Basketball Coach Hilliary Scott on the grill at the African American Affinity Group at the University of Lynchburg hosted a cookout at The Pavilion. Photo was taken on Aug. 26, 2021, by Dr. Ghislaine Lewis.

Men’s Basketball Coach Hilliary Scott said, what he enjoyed most about the event was the food, but seeing students show up, seeing his colleagues, and having the opportunity to interact with his colleagues and students. He said his most favorite part about the event was seeing students interacting with each other. 

Scott added that he really enjoyed seeing students communicating with others because it allows students to know that they have advocates and peers on campus. 

Similar to Scott, Manuela Amouzou, president of the Afro-Caribbean Union at the University of Lynchburg, said she thought just talking to people at the event was fun and was her favorite part at the event. 

For support from or to get in touch with the African American Affinity Group contact them at aaag@lynchburg.edu.

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