Georgetown College and Bishop College Alumni Come Together to Celebrate the Richness of Diversity and Keep the Spirit of Bishop College Alive

maestroGeorgetown, KY – Jan.15, 2008 – Georgetown College is hosting “A Celebration of Diversity” on May 12, 2008 in Chicago, Ill. The event focuses on the partnership between Georgetown College and Bishop College alumni, the successful efforts in renewing the spirit of Bishop College and the recent development of the Bishop Scholars Program.

The Celebration will include a dinner at the Art Institute followed by a concert featuring the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Celebration starts at 5 p.m. Reservations are required.

“Georgetown continues to develop their relationship with Bishop College alumni and we believe an event like this will help us do just that,” commented Brian Evans, executive director of the Office of Diversity. “A concert by the Chicago Sinfonietta was believed to be the best fit for us because their mission encompasses what Georgetown is trying to achieve through our own diversity initiatives.”

For the past 20 years, the Chicago Sinfonietta has been dedicated to creating musical excellence through diversity by providing people from different backgrounds the opportunity to be a part of a classical orchestra. The Sinfonietta is the most diverse professional orchestra in the world. Their mission is to serve as a national model for inclusiveness and innovation in classical music.

The recently implemented Bishop Scholars Program allows select students the honor of carrying on the tradition of Bishop alumni and keeping the legacy of Bishop College alive. The Program became a reality when Georgetown College “adopted” 7,000 Bishop College alumni of the now closed Bishop College of Dallas, Texas, a noted historically black college until 1988.

The Celebration is not an awards ceremony, but closer in spirit to a party, an intimate and heartfelt salute to those who have chosen to make diversity a core value in their lives and their work.

For more information and to request an invitation, please call us at 502-863-7047.