More than 45 people attended the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association's inaugural Summit January 23 and 24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala, held January 23 and 24 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offered black alumni of Northwestern and their guests the opportunity to participate in a wide range of intellectual and social offerings.

More than 45 alumni and guests attended the inaugural Summit, which was organized by NUBAA President Jeffrey Sterling '85 and Vice President and Summit Chair Sonia Waiters '89 to provide alumni with opportunities to learn about issues of interest and engage in new business opportunities, networking and procurement.

The weekend concluded with the Salute to Excellence Gala, which drew more than 80 alumni and friends and celebrated the success of black alumni, including honorees Willard S. Evans Jr. ’77, ’81 MBA; Gail D. Hasbrouck ‘74 JD; Warren E. Lawson '76; Harry Lennix '86; Renetta E. McCann ’78; and Charles S. Modlin ’83, ’87 MD.

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