ALL MEDIA IS INVITED TO A ATTEND A PRESS CONFERENCE, ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2005, AT 1:00PM, AT THE INN ON THE PARK, MADISON, WI, CONCERNING THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (11/16/05)
Contact: Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman
African-American Alumni Foundation (AAAF)
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
web sites: www.uwaaaf.com
PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A 10 MILLION DOLLAR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALUMNI CENTER TOPIC OF MADISON JAZZ RECEPTION
REV. RONALD V. MYERS, SR., M.D. FEATURED AT JAZZ RECEPTION AT THE INN ON THE PARK
2006 AFRICAN-AMERICAN ALUMNI REUNION TO HONOR JIMMY & JEANNIE CHEATHAM
DR. ADA M. FISHER FEATURED SPEAKER AT 2006 AFRICAN-AMERCAN ALUMNI REUNION
(Madison, WI) - Distinguished Wisconsin Medical School Alumnus and African-American Alumni Foundation and Association founder, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., will be the featured speaker and performer at an upcoming Madison Jazz Reception at the Inn on the Park. The nationally renowned medical missionary, serves the medical needs of the poor, in America's poorest geographic region, the Mississippi Delta. Rev., Dr. Myers is from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dr. Myers will announce the July 20-23, 2006, University of Wisconsin African-American Alumni Reunion, which will include a concert honoring former UW-Madison Professor of Music, Jimmy Cheatham and his wife Jeannie Cheatham. Plans to raise 10 million dollars
to construct a Wisconsin African-American Alumni Center in South Madison will also be discussed. Dr. Ada M. Fisher, the first African-American female graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, will also be a guest speaker at the 2006 alumni gathering. The reunion is co-sponsored by the UW Afro-American Studies Department.
"We hope to raise money to support education at the University of Wisconsin through the Afro-American Studies Department," states Dr. Myers. "We would like to see the department strengthened on campus through our proposed African-American Alumni Center."
Dr. Myers, an accomplished jazz pianist and trumpeter, who was a noted performer in the Madison jazz scene while attending the University of Wisconsin, will be performing music from his critically acclaimed CD "Doctor's Orders", which includes a jazz musical tribute to Professor Jimmy Cheatham, called "Cheatham's Rap".
The reception and concert will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2005, beginning at 7:00pm, at the Inn on the Park, in the Signature Room, 20 South Carroll Street, Madison, WI. For information call 608-217-9570 or 662-247-3364, e-mail: MyersFound@aol.com or
web sites: www.uwaaaf.com, www.uwaaaa.com, www.JazzWisconsin.com and www.JeannieCheatham.com.