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"Celebrating the Legacy of African American Education and
Juneteenth at Colleges and Universities across America!"



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Join us across the nation in recognition of:

National Day of Celebration of Black Educational
Achievement at non-HBCU Colleges and Universties

(in honor of Alexander L. Twilight, Frederick Douglass & Juneteenth Independence Day)

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MISSION STATEMENT

To celebrate and preserve the legacy of African American education at non HBCU colleges
and universities where increased numbers of black students, faculty and staff resulted
from the gains of the civil rights movement and student protest in America




"Last Friday in February in observance of Black History Month"


Fisrt Annual Celebration
Friday, February 24, 2012
(Click for list of events at participating Colleges and Universities)


Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder
University of WI-Milwaukee & University of WI-Madison

M. C. Diop, Ph.D., Co-Founder
Unversity of WI-LaCross & University of North Dakota


Sponsored By:

African American Alumni Foundation, Inc.
www.AfricanAmericanAlumni.com



CONTACT US!
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"Celebrating the Legacy of African American Medical Education
at the University of Wisconsin Medical School!"



4th Annual
AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDICAL ALUMNI REUNION
of the University of Wisconsin Medical School

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HOMECOMING WEEKEND
October 24-25, 2014


Health Science Learning Center
University of Wisconsin Medical School
750 Highland Avenue    Madison , Wisconsin



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For more information contact:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
African American Alumni Foundation, Inc. (AAAF)
(of the University of Wisconsin)
4140 N. 16TH Street    Milwaukee, WI 53209
414-562-8505    662-247-3364
e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com
www.uwaaaf.com    www.NationalJuneteenth.com    www.AMAApology.com



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October 9, 2010 Celebration of
"CHEATHAM DAY"
in Madison, Wisconsin

www.JeannieCheatham.com

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Click to read the PROCLAMATION by the City of Madison


Jimmy & Jeannie
Celebrating "Cheatham Day" in Madison, WI, Oct 9, 2010
Standing: Professor George Shirley, Producer Leotha Stanley
Sitting: Vocalist Carmen Lundy, Jeannie Cheatham, Pianist Gerri Allen



Jimmy & Jeannie
4th Annual Jimmy Cheatham Memorial Jazz Jam on "Cheatham Day"
with many former students and friends of Jimmy Cheatham at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison at the Inn on the Park.
(l to r) - Sipho Kunene, Robert Rhymes, Steve Collins, Tina Moore,
Ron Myers, Jeannie Cheatham, Bruce Alford & Manty Ellis



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Group Spearheads 2007 African-American Alumni Reunion
BADGERS THEN AND NOW
www.badgersnowandthen.com


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Memorial Jazz Jam Session to Honor Professor Jimmy Cheatham


Capitol Times Newspaper
BIG NEWS FOR BLACK UW ALUMS

By Doug Moe     November 19, 2005


Capitol Times Newspaper
GROUP PLANS $10M AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALUMNI CENTER

By Aaron Nathans     November 23, 2005


Capitol Times Newspaper
DOUG MOE: READ ALL ABOUT A LIFE IN MUSIC

By Doug Moe     November 29, 2005



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Jimmy & Jeannie
Jeannie Cheatham
www.JeannieCheatham.com



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WISCONSIN JAZZ & HERITAGE FOUNDATION
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALUMNI FOUNDATION
(of the University of Wisconsin)
WISCONSIN JAZZ & HERITAGE FOUNDATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JUNETEENTH JAZZ PRESENTERS
(NAJJP)


Proudly Present:


5th Annual
Jimmy Cheatham Memorial
Madison Jazz Jam


Jimmy  Cheatham
Jimmy Cheatham (1924-2007)
with wife Jeannie Cheatham. Jimmy was
a professor of music and Afro-American studies at the University of WI-Madison
from 1974-1977, where he founded and conducted the Experimental
Improvisational Black Music Ensemble (EIBME).



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8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, October 7, 2011

Best Western Inn on the Park
22 South Carroll Street     Madison, WI
608-257-8811
www.uwaaaa.com     www.JeannieCheatham.com
www.JazzWisconsin.com     www.JuneteenthJazz.com



ALL MUSICIANS WELCOME!

No Cover Charge! DONATIONS Appreciated!

Donations to the Jimmy Cheatham Black Music Education Fund (JCBMEF)
will be greatly appreciated!


with

Ron Myers, Piano & Trumpet
Pat Wick, Piano & Keyboards
Bruce Alford, Bass
Rick Flowers, Drums

Alumni performers at EIBME concerts directed by Jimmy Cheatham:

Rolla Armstead, Tenor Sax & Flute (Invited!)

and many other jazz music alumni of the EIMBE!



How to make a DONATION to the
Jimmy Cheatham Black Music Education Fund (JCBMEF):


Make checks payable to the University of Wisconsin Foundation (UWF),
write "Afro-American Studies Dept. - JCBMEF" in the check memo line,
and send them to:

University of Wisconsin Foundation
US Bank Lockbox
P.O. Box 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807




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Goal:

Raise money for the construction of a 10 million dollar
University of Wisconsin African-American Alumni Center
on the south side of Madison, Wisconsin!

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Make plans to attend our alumni activities!
Donate to the building fund!
Volunteers Needed!


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For more information contact:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Founder & Chairman
African-American Alumni Foundation, Inc.
of the University of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, MS 39038
e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com
662-247-3364    662-247-1471    662-247-4767 Fax
web sites: www.uwaaaa.com    www.uwaaaf.com
                                      www.MyersFoundation.net    www.Juneteenth.us




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African-American Alumni Foundation, Inc.
of the University of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin
Afro-American Alumni Association

MADISON MEDICUS
University of Wisconsin Medical School
African-American Alumni Association

Founder's Home Page

Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.

(Class of '85 - University of WI Medical School)


Founder & Chairman
African-American Alumni Foundation, Inc.
of the University of Wisconsin

Board of Directors
National Advisory Board



Founder
University of Wisconsin Afro-American Alumni Association

Founder
MADISON MEDICUS
University of Wisconsin Medical School
African-American Alumni Association


Capitol Times Newspaper
Doug Moe: People profiles UW alum doctor

By Doug Moe     September 6, 2004


People Magazine
Healing The Past

By Bob Meadows     September 13, 2004




HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AFRO-AMERICAN
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND MADISON MEDICUS


1991 marked the twenty-fourth year since the first African-American student graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, as a four year program. The contributions and struggles of the African-American graduates of our distinguished alma mater are numerous. Those of us who have matriculated feel a special commitment to the University of Wisconsin and the people of the great state of Wisconsin.

In 1982, Madison Medicus was established by then medical student Ronald V. Myers, Sr., because of diminishing support and initial medical school administration steps to abolish the medical school Health Sciences Opportunities Program under the direction of then Assistant Dean Dr. Leroy Brown. The program was strongly supported by then Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences, George Lythcott, M.D.

Our first reunion was celebrated under the leadership of Ada M. Fisher, M.D., the first African-American female graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School. The late Walter J. Tardy, M.D., the first African-American graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, as a four year program, in 1967, was the special guest speaker. The historic first black graduate from the University of Wisconsin Medical School as a two year program was Dr. John W. Lawlah, who became Dean of the Howard University Medical School. This was the first historic reunion of African-American alumni to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myers, still as a medical student, went on to establish the Afro-American Alumni Association under the leadership of Kwame Salter, former Director of the Afro-American Student Center. Dr. Myers also established the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P.

In 1984, the Afro-American Alumni Association had its first campus wide reunion activity, under the leadership of founding President Kwame S. Salter, through a reunion banquet. The Rev., Dr. Joseph Lowery, then President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C.), was the guest speaker. Reception entertainment was provided by noted University of Wisconsin Experimental Improvisation Black Music Ensemble performer, under the Direction of Professor Jimmy Cheatham, accomplished jazz pianist Ron Myers.

In 1990, the first Afro-American Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend activity was held, October 26-28, 1990. There has been a number of Afro-American Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend activities since 1990.

In 1991, Madison Medicus, representing the African-American medical school alumni of the University of Wisconsin Afrd-American Alumni Association, in association with the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association, which has many African-American medical alumni members, who are represented by Madison Medicus, hosted the second African-American medical alumni reunion under the leadership of Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder of Madison Medicus and the University of Wisconsin Afro-American Alumni Association.

It is important that African-American alumni become more involved with the University of Wisconsin's efforts to foster improved minority student enrollment, retention and graduation. As medical school African-American Alumni, our medical practice and life experiences have often been different from those for which we were trained. Our commitment to the discipline and practice of medicine is reflected by our preparation at the University of Wisconsin Medical school where excellence was stressed.

It is important that our input be allowed and recommendations be appreciated because they are based upon first hand knowledge and experience as African-American medical professionals and alumni. It is imperative that the medical school and university community understand that we exist and are concerned not only about minority medical school and campus education, but about the University of Wisconsin itself, in all aspects.




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Web site sponsored by:

Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, MS 39038
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e-mail: JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com
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