Legacy of Swintons' Scholarships for OU

Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Swinton, Sr. are vying for the title of Oakwood University Family of the Year. They were nominated by the D.B. Reid Alumni Chapter for the Oakwood University National Alumni Association's 47th Annual Homecoming on April 7, 2014. We are soliciting your help to make this a reality with your purchase of an advertisement in the Homecoming Souvenir Journal to congratulate, thank or share your story about Mr. or Mrs. Harry Swinton, Sr. If they raise the most money through donations and ads, they will be deemed the Family of the Year and National Honorees at the upcoming Alumni Weekend. As manager of the College Store for more than 30 years, Mr. Swinton is beloved by hundreds of Oakwood alumni and remembered as a shrewd businessman with a big heart. He helped many single and married students with jobs and a practical business education. Some say he is an enduring Oakwood College icon. He starting his career in 1957 during his college days working in the Oakwood College Cafeteria and was ultimately promoted to executive of the College Store, Snack Bar, Bakery and gift shop. His legacy and business acumen lead to the development of scientific food labels for items made at the store, implementation of student meal card with Market points and helping turn a profit, not only for the store enterprise, but also for the campus print shop and facilities management departments. When he retired in 1997, Mr. Swinton's tenure at Oakwood was 40 plus years long. If you remember the Oakwood Store when it was the destination point on campus, when people traveled across the country to purchase the best sweet potato pies, butter pound cakes, and bread at "the Store." If you remember the snack bar where the tastiest veggie burgers, hoagies, and hot dogs were served with a fountain drink or shake at the bar. Or the long lines for cases of veggie meat and baked goods during camp meeting. Maybe you worked for Mr. Swinton at "The Store" or borrowed some items way back when.. anyway, as I smile with a side eye and a wink. Those memories fill your heart with joy, don't they? Support this legacy with your donation or Ad ranging form the Journal cover for $450.00 to a listing as a patron for $25.00. Your tax deductible contribution will accomplish two important objectives. 1.) provide much needed scholarships for student at Oakwood and, 2.) carry on the Swinton legacy with Oakwood College Store and the University. Mr. Swinton celebrated his 81st birthday on December 1, 2013. His decades of service to Oakwood College has undoubtedly made a positive and indelible mark on the history of the School and most likely your life. He worked long hours, six days a week and after sunset on Saturday to keep the industries he was in charge of in the " black." At the same time, Mr. Swinton was the quintessential provider for his family and their home. The Swinton's five children received elementary, middle, high school or a college education at Oakwood. Today they are proud to have two grandchildren presently enrolled at Oakwood University. Don't you agree, Mr. and Mrs. Swinton deserve this honor and your support? To support this legacy, make a donation today with your interesting story about the Swintons, thank them or share how Mr. Swinton positively influenced your life. The deadline is March 7, 2014. You can also mail your Ad copy and check payable to: D.B. Reid Alumni Chapter of the Oakwood University alumni Association, P.O. Box 17292, Huntsville, Alabama 35810 Thank you! Dawna S. Baker
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  • Harry and Adriene Swinton, Jr. 
    • $200 (Offline)
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    • $60 (Offline)
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    • $60 (Offline)
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Organizer

Dawna Swinton Baker 
Organizer
Huntsville, AL
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