DETROIT — Wayne State University will celebrate its 150th anniversary along with the completion of its Pivotal Moments fundraising campaign with a celebration on campus.
The Pivotal Moments campaign, which raised $170 million from almost 84,000 donors, was launched in 2014, reaching its goal in early July of 2018.
The event, hosted by award-winning actress and Wayne State alumna S. Epatha Merkerson, will feature remarks from President M. Roy Wilson, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and State Budget Director and alumnus John Walsh.
To conclude a yearlong observation of the 150th anniversary, a campus festival will begin on Friday Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m and will include exhibits, food and music and dance performances by current WSU students.
The program hosted by Merkerson will begin at 6 p.m. and include a presentation of the Sesquicentennial time capsule.
A student block party will be held on Gullen Mall with music and food, ending at 10:30 p.m.