Senior Ball has become a tradition since 2011 when the Dean of Student Affairs Byron Bullock first introduced it as part of graduation activities.
The formal party is usually the last a student will experience before he or she graduates. It is customarily held as part of the Senior Week on the eve of the Graduation Awards Dinner.
On the May 11 Great Ball, the exquisite decoration of the hall and the scintillating fireworks created an irresistible ambience. The acoustics of the hall were good as was the music that emanated from the sound system. In addition, Big Brother Naija participant, DJ Bally, was there to send cool vibes through the air.
There was a red carpet where students posed for photographs. Before DJ Bally started, Mr. Olumode David Adeboye, the leader of Galaxy band, entertained the audience with his saxophone. He was setting the stage for the formal dance.
Then came the moment when the dance was to start. Before proposing his toast to the students, VP Bullock called on the new SGA president, Idris Mamman, to give his toast. It reminded them that college life would soon be over. “You are not Stallions because you pass through AUN, you are Stallions because AUN passed through you,” said Mr. Mamman in his toast to the soon-to-be graduates.
“Today, the student body bids farewell to great leaders, great people, beautiful memories, and special and wonderful times we had together.”
“And more importantly,” he continued, “the world says welcome to great future leaders, handsome politicians, great business leaders, and even celebrities.”
The audience had their wine already in their glasses as they waited. “To the good memories, to the great times we spent together, to greater times ahead, to nicer times, Class of 2017 - Cheers.”
By Omorogbe Omorogiuwa