Penn State NAACP Chapter Approved

July, 1987

The Penn State University NAACP college chapter charter was approved during the 78th annual NAACP convention.  This reestablished the organization that had been on campus, on and off, since 1948.  A formal presentation occurred on October 9, 1987 at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center.  Barton A. Fields (BA Lib 1954), NAACP Central Pennsylvania section director and Pennsylvania secretary of revenue, presented the charter. 
The first officers of the organization were: Seprinia Coleman, president, Yvette Dudley, vice-president,  Leslie Jones, secretary, Karl Romain, assistant vice-president, Wendy Washing, treasurer, and John Barnes, advisor.