Dunbar High School celebrates 75 years of vocational success

Dunbar Alumni Association Commemorates Dunbar Vocational High School’s 75th Anniversary with ‘Diamond Jubilee Gala’

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DUNBAR ALUMNI REPRESENTED in big numbers at the summer picnic. The smiling faces say everyone was having a good time.

The Dunbar Vocational High School Alumni Association is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Dunbar Vocational High School on October 15, 2017 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Alsip, IL. The high school provides exemplary academic and vocational programs designed to prepare well-rounded students for rigorous post-secondary educational experiences and the world of work.  Dunbar Vocational High School is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago and has graduated thousands in the past 75 years.

“The Dunbar Vocational High School Alumni Association (DVHSAA) would like to congratulate Dunbar Vocational High School on its 75th anniversary. We look forward to reconnecting with former classmates, faculty and students at the 75th Diamond Jubilee Gala,” states Soenja Evans, president of DVHSAA. “It is important for alumni to support fundraising events such as this gala so the school can keep its doors open for another 75 years.”

“A portion of the proceeds will help Dunbar Vocational High School to continue to educate our youth, keep vital programs and offer new programs in the school which will help Dunbar students succeed at work and in life,” continues Evans.

MORE THAN 20,000 active alumni members proudly call Dumbar their alma mater. The school, which opened in 1942 claims among its famous alumni, Lou Rawls, Jennifer Hudson, Mr. T., NBA Championship Player Ronnie Lester, and former Chicago radio personality LaDonna Tittle. Located in Bronzeville at 3000 S. King Drive, Dunbar has provided academic and vocational programs to Chicago students for 75 years. (Photo credit: By Klio0701-https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40593779)

Dunbar Vocational High School, named in honor of noted Black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, was established as a trade school in 1942.  Notable graduates from Dunbar High School include recording artists, actors, politicians, physicians, and athletes such as Lou Rawls, Jennifer Hudson, Mr. T., NBA Championship Player Ronnie Lester, and former Chicago radio personality LaDonna Tittle.

During the event, guests will enjoy an open bar, a silent auction, dinner and more.   Ticket prices are $100 per person and $800 for a table of 10. A portion of the proceeds will fund various programs at Dunbar High School. If you would like to purchase tickets for this event, visit www.Paypal.com – Dunbaralumniassociation@gmail.com.

If you are interested in sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Ireatha Jones at 708-928-0171.  For more information about Dunbar Vocational Alumni Association, visit www.facebook.com/DunbarAlumniAssociationInc.

About Dunbar Vocational High School Alumni Association

The purpose of the Dunbar Vocational High School Alumni Association is to promote the welfare of Dunbar High School and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between the school and its alumni.

 

 

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