SU gala to raise funding for tuition, scholarships, April 17
- 4/17/2014 -
Southern University and A&M College is holding its 2014 Centennial
Gala at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the L'Auberge Casino and
Hotel in Baton Rouge. The event is a fundraiser for scholarships and
tuition for deserving SU students.
The cost of the black-tie event is $125 per guest. Featured entertainer is recording artist Regina Belle.
Southern University Chancellor James L. Llorens said the fundraising effort is part of the school's effort "to help students who want and deserve to enroll and remain at Southern, but who may find themselves unable to secure funds for small to moderate fee balances."
In many instances there are students in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward their degree.
"I believe we have an obligation to provide as much assistance as we can to keep those students at Southern University," Llorens said.
Individual tickets and tables can be purchased at the Southern University ticket office or by calling 225-771-3171 by April 10, 2014.