Our sesquicentennial celebration is more than recognizing chronological years. It’s about appreciating that this institution was created, not by accident but by divine providence, with a singular mission— to be a tool to help uplift African Americans. Our founders recognized that the education of Black people would not merely survive but that graduates to come would thrive. Fueled by our mission, we also recognize the significant milestones in our history— including both the growth in and on our campus but also by way of the individuals who have matriculated through this institution.
And over these 150 years, some unique experiences have taken place on campus and have had lasting effects on the Golden Lion family and the entire state and country. So, for this 150th anniversary, we will be centered around these three themes--mission that birthed our institution, the significant milestones in place and people, and lasting memories that were made and will continue to be made.
We look forward to celebrating our beloved #DearMother with you! Share your memories on social using #UAPB150.