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St. Norbert College Black History Month Celebration to Feature Soul Food Dinner

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From St. Norbert College, February 4, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will celebrate Black History Month with events that include its annual Soul Food Dinner, open to the public and featuring keynote speaker Nelson Bowman III, on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. in the Michels Commons Ballroom on the St. Norbert campus. The dinner will be followed by a dance organized by the Black History Month student committee.

Nelson Bowman III is the executive director of development at Prairie View A&M University. As the chief development officer, he is responsible for managing major gift prospects, donor stewardship initiatives and the university's internal school-based fundraising program.

Bowman's work lies in historically black colleges and universities, minority-serving institutions and academic fundraising. He is also the co-author of three books, "Unearthing Promise and Potential: Our Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities," "A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All Campus Approach" and "Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising."

The annual Soul Food Dinner raises awareness of the African American experience from both a contemporary and historical perspective. Students, faculty and staff from the campus community, friends and community members are invited to celebrate the gifts of African Americans in scholarship, music and food.

General admission tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children and St. Norbert College students.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the St. Norbert College Box Office at 920-403-3950.

For a complete list of St. Norbert College Black History month events, visit

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