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Celebrate Black History Month with RCBC

Howard Gospel Choir

 A free concert by the Howard Gospel Choir, of Howard University, and a soulful lunch are highlights of Rowan College at Burlington County’s busy February events calendar in celebration of Black History Month.

The college’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC) organized music, movies, demonstrations and more to recognize the important contributions of African Americans and engage the community in events that celebrate culture and diversity.

All events are open to the public:

Movie Wednesdays: Enjoy a different movie every Wednesday in February at the Enterprise Center Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 – “Glory” (1989), Feb. 8 – “Something the Lord Made” (2004), Feb. 15 – “Amistad” (1997), and Feb. 22 – “Moonlight” (2016). Free event.

Opening Day Speaker, RCBC President Paul Drayton: A conversation with RCBC President Paul Drayton on his life, work and passion for affordable education, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Enterprise Center Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Free event.

Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University: The Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University presents a “soulful” moving musical performance on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Enterprise Center Auditorium at 6 p.m. Free event.

Soulful Lunch: Guest Chef, Markese Beverly of the ChopHouse in Gibbsboro, provides a culinary demonstration and presentation while RCBC culinary students, overseen by Chef James Brudnicki, RCBC Interim Director of Culinary Arts, serve a soulful meal, buffet style.

The event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the college’s Culinary Arts Center, 21 Mill Street in Mount Holly. Attendees can choose between two seatings, 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m. General admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased from the Mount Laurel Campus Business Office located in Evans Hall, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

For more information, please call (856) 222-9311, ext. 1338. The first 40 RCBC students are free. Students can pick up their free ticket with a valid student ID from the Office of Student Life in the Technology Building, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

STEM Engineering Week: A speaker discusses innovations and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Enterprise Center Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Free event. 

International Students Expo: RCBC’s international students proudly celebrate culture and diversity through food, arts, performances and presentations about their native countries on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Enterprise Center Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Free event.

Notes at NoonOperatic baritone Thomas Beard presents his concert program, “The Evolution of Negro Spirituals,” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Enterprise Center Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Free event.

For more information about these events, please call the AACC hotline at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1338 or visit rcbc.edu/aacc.

Pictured: The Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University.