By Adam Toruno
The weeks following “Welcome Week’’ brought many returning students to campus as well as freshmen looking for a variety of organizations, clubs, and associations. One of these associations was the Association of Black Students (ABS).
A new group of freshmen this year expanded the organization created by Cynthia Tryon, a staff advisor at UMHB. The purpose of the organization is for all types of students from different cultures and races to get together. The idea was not only to feature Black student culture, but also to expand to include all cultures. Members share a willingness to accept others and create unity through the Christian environment here at UMHB.
It was at Dr. Brandon Skaggs’ home in Belton where ABS hosted its Meet & Greet on Sunday, Aug. 8. The gathering allowed freshmen to meet and interact with members as they shared a meal, played a variety of games together, and made plans for the future of the association. Games such as Telephone and Concentration afforded the chance for students to get to know one another better and make plans for the future.