The KNUST Alumni Association of North America met on June 22nd, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Houston, Texas to celebrate its 2nd Black Tie and Dinner Dance under the team, “A vested KNUST Alumnus”.
The objective of this event was strategize on doing something to improve the condition of the University’s central library to enhance learning on campus. This well attended event by alumni and non-alumni from places like Ghana, Canada and different parts of USA was a follow up to an earlier successful one that took place in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Master of Ceremony (MC), Dr Ken Barning welcomed the audience and formally opened the fund-raising event with a Prayer by Pastor Atta Koranteng (Snr). Dr. Barning then introduced Mr. Emmanuel Asante, the President of the Houston Chapter, who welcomed the audience and introduced the Houston Chapter Executives and the planning committee members. He thanked them for their service and the work they have done to make the event possible.
The National President, Dr Yao Ababio, welcomed the audience and introduced the members of the national executives. The gathering then sung the University Anthem_ Gaudeamus Igitur (So let us rejoice).
The Vice President, Dr. Leslie Mills gave an account of the black-tie event, with highlights on the USA alumni group in general and the journey thus far. ‘It is very important for all alumni to contribute to the LIBRARY PROJECT’ Dr. Leslie implied and urged all members to make the commitment to help make the project a success. We are hoping to see the implementation of the project before the end of the year 2019.
A video presentation “The State of the Prempeh II Library” documenting the deplorable state and condition of the Prempeh II library was showed to the audience featuring the University Librarian, Dr. Niikoi.
Participants as usual were treated to great dinner meals and danced the night away to some sweet melodies of hi-life music selection as well as hip-pop.
The executives of the KNUST-NA continues to work hard to ensure that the association can make a great impact on learning on campus by getting this project completed at the earliest possible time.
Altogether, $18,267 was received in donations excluding $5,350 in pledges. The cost summed up to $6,141 leaving a net of $12,126 (potentially $17,476 when all pledges are honored).
Meanwhile, alumni are encouraged to honor pledges and also encourage other alumni to donate to the course. We shall communicate as soon as donor list on the website is updated.
The donation modes are:
Checks may also be mailed to:
KNUST Alumni Treasurer
PO Box 940578
Houston, TX 77094
We thank all those who participated in the event. You are all very much appreciated.
KNUST-NA National Leadership
The list of donors for the Library Project may be viewed at
Also, view some event pictures here: