Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club

Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club

Nestled along of the gulf coast in Pensacola,FL, GPTAC provides a community for Tuskegee Alumni


Please join us for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Chappie James Memorial on Wednesday, 12July at 10am. More details are listed out below 🐯♥️🐾

New band director ushers in a new era for Tuskegee's Marching Crimson Pipers 04/26/2023

We love the band! 🎶🎼🎵

New band director ushers in a new era for Tuskegee's Marching Crimson Pipers HBCU Bands is a monthly look at news and moves being made by bands at historically Black colleges and universities. Tuskegee University band director J. William...

Timeline photos 04/13/2023

Tuskegee wins $80,000 Home Depot Retool Your School Grant

Tuskegee University won an $80,000.00 campus improvement grant in the 2023 Home Depot Retool Your School contest. With this latest win, Tuskegee University has won eleven grants totaling $380,000.00 over the past fourteen years to improve student life on campus.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, April 11, at the Retool Your School Awards Celebration at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s campus improvement project will be to expand the student social hub from two pavilions to four and add high-intensity lighting to improve security on campus.

We thank our alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans, and supporters for your diligence in voting to help Tuskegee secure this grant.

Ed Dwight, sculptor and first African-American astronaut candidate, visits Pensacola 03/28/2023

Ed Dwight, sculptor and first African-American astronaut candidate, visits Pensacola Ed Dwight, the first Black astronaut candidate and a respected sculptor, will create a statue of Pensacola trailblazer Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr.

Photos from Pensacola Blue Wahoos's post 02/11/2023

Hi GPTAC Family,

Join us in our scholarship fundraiser Valentine's Day gift basket Raffle. You don't want to miss it. Tickets are $5 each and the basket includes $150+ worth of treats💕

Timeline photos 12/02/2022

Tomorrow, we celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Charlotte P. Morris as Tuskegee’s ninth president. The investiture ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. We hope you will plan on joining us for this historical occasion!


Let’s go Golden Tigers🐯🐾🏀

Join for youth day at the UWF Field House!

The guys take on Tuskegee at 2 pm & children under 12 get in free‼️


The Golden Tigers are returning to TU in 2022! Homecoming events officially kick off this Sunday! To purchase event tickets and for more information


Timeline photos 10/13/2022

Tuskegee alumni and friends, Homecoming is almost here. Be sure to check for the latest updates and information on the weekend's festivities. We hope to see you on November 5!


Go Skegee!

Final score from Legion Field as the Golden Tigers defeat Morehouse!!

Timeline photos 09/09/2022

Where innovation meets Medicine 🩺❤️

Tuskegee University has partnered with Virtual Health company OnMed to deploy a custom OnMed Care Station on campus. As one of the first in the state of Alabama, the OnMed Care Station provides free after-hours healthcare to students and residents of the community and Macon County. Read more at:

Photos from Boeing Red Tails Classic's post 09/06/2022

It's officially football season! Join us Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. for the official fan fest and pep rally! Giveaways, free food, entertainment and more! For tickets and more information, visit

Photos from TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY's post 08/27/2022
Photos from Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club's post 08/08/2022

Last week, GPTAC had the opportunity to celebrate our 2022-2023 Scholarship recipients. Sending thanks to everyone for your continued support and congratulations to the scholars for their accomplishments.
🐯Ryan Henry - Rising Senior
🐯Quinton Godfrey - Rising Sophomore
🐯Jamarion Speights - Rising Sophomore
🐯D'Anthony Pennington - Rising Junior
🐯DeAndre Williams - Rising Senior


Happy Founders' Day Tuskegee🐯

In 1880, a bill that included a yearly appropriation of $2,000 was passed by the Alabama State Legislature to establish a school for Blacks in Macon County. On February 12, 1881, Governor Rufus Willis Cobb signed the bill into law, establishing the Tuskegee Normal School for the training of Black teachers. When Washington arrived at Tuskegee, he found that no land or buildings had been acquired for the projected school. Washington began selling the idea of the school and recruiting students. The school opened July 4, 1881


Happy Fourth of July from GPTAC to you 🇺🇸


Today we celebrate freedom ✊🏾


Happy Father's Day from GPTAC👔

Photos from Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club's post 06/05/2022

Dr. Lusharon Wiley
Tuskegee Institute, Class of 1973
B.S. in Political Science

As Vice President of Corporate Culture at Innisfree Hotels, a Florida-based hotel management, marketing and development company, Dr. Lusharon Wiley is responsible for managing the company’s culture practices and providing expertise and support in the areas of employee engagement and retention, diversity and inclusion, culture training and navigating difference. She is a 1973 graduate of Tuskegee University.

As a speaker, presenter and author, Dr. Wiley was featured in a recent article (May 25, 2022) in the national publication, Senior Executive: DEI Training Topics: 5 Conversations Your Workforce Should Have. In addition, she was also recently featured in the Human Resources Daily Advisor Podcast “Listening with Open Minds and Hearts.”

Lusharon Wiley is committed to making a difference in her community where she serves as Chair of the WSRE-TV Foundation Board, board member of Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission (PEDC) and is a founding member of the Equity Project Alliance. She is a member of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and serves as treasurer for the Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club.


On this day, we remember and honor the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers. Have a safe Memorial Day🇺🇸


GPTAC's very own Dr. Lusharon Wiley sits with WSRE Pensacola's Dee Dee Sharp in a panel, discussing the signficance of HBCUs to the African American community and sharing her personal experience attending Tuskegee University. She is accompanied by David Alexander III (Morehouse College), Reginald Parker (Florida A&M University) and Shai Hall (Bethune Cookman). Check out the link in the comments for the full video.


Happy Mother's Day from GPTAC to you!🌹

Photos from Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club's post 04/24/2022

Ernest Dawson
Tuskegee Institute, Class of 1973
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry

Ernest Dawson has been the President of the Greater Pensacola Tuskegee Alumni Club (GPTAC) for the past six years. He is a native Pensacolian who graduated from Pensacola High School in 1969. He attended Tuskegee Institute (Now Tuskegee University) and majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and graduated in 1973. He received his pilots license while on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. After graduation, Ernest spent eight years in the Air Force during which time he received his masters degree in Operations Management.
After the Air Force, he was employed for ten years as an executive for the mayor of Anchorage.
Ernest returned to Pensacola in 1990 and was employed at the Emerald Coast Utilities authority. He was employed as the Director of Regional Services until his retirement.
Other Clubs and organizations:
Blacks In Government
Conflict Resolution Center board member
Boys and Girls Club Board member
Cancer Society relay for Life.


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