Flambeau was Men’s Senior Honorary Society at Adelphi University. According to the recognition, Flambeau’s main purposes and ideals are to “foster and stimulate high standards of character, scholarship, fellowship, and consecration to democratic ideals in the several phases of campus life: academic, social, religious, athletic, speech, dramatic and plastic arts” and to “encourage mutual understanding and co-operation between faculty and student body.” It’s unclear whether Bert received this in 1980, at the end of his fourth year, or in 1981, when he ultimately graduated.
This event, only the second in as many years, was most likely a highlight of Bert’s school year. He is listed on page 4 among the planning committee. Many of his running buddies were involved on stage and/or behind the scenes playing leadership roles in the Black Community, both on and off campus, and in the Adelphi University student body in general — Sam Aymer, Karen Fraction, Lorna Johnson, Bruce Jones, Jeff Lee and Pam Tyson.
By its fourth year (and Bert’s graduation year), the *Third World* Senior Luncheon was co-sponsored by La Union Latina, highlighting solidarity between Black and Brown students.