TSU’s Presidential Gala – A Centerpiece for Homecoming 2012 – Friday, Nov. 2nd

Style News Wire | 10/16/2012, 7 p.m.
A centerpiece for Texas Southern University’s Homecoming 2012 celebration is the recognition of outstanding graduates of the university at its ...

nd, where 10 graduates will be honored as Legends and Leaders in their respective professional careers.

The honorees will receive the presidential medal and will speak at the 5:30 p.m. reception. Highlights of honorees will be shown during the formal dinner program at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s stellar event will focus on alumni who have made significant contributions to the university and who have distinguished themselves on a national stage. Honorees for 2012 are listed in alphabetical order and include; Dr. Felicia Conley, Forensic chemist, Department of Drug Enforcement, Dallas, TX, TSU’s Graduate School honoree; Kermit Crawford, President, Walgreens Pharmacies, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Dr. Bettie Jean Graham, National Institutes of Health Program Director, College of Sciences and Technology; Deidra Fontaine, United Airlines Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Jesse H. Jones School of Business; Dr. Michael Steven Hunte, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Emergency Room Physician, TSU’s Dr. T.F. Freeman Honors College; Bernadine Oliphant, Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer, College of Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences; Dr. Carroll Thomas, Beaumont Independent School Superintendent, College of Education; Senfronia Thompson, Texas State Representative, Thurgood Marshall School of Law; Patrick Trahan, Exxon/Mobil Chalmette Refining L.L.C’s Public & Government Affairs Manager, School of Communication; and Rocky Williform, Hip Hop Blog Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Jordan/Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs.

Also, a limited edition “85th Anniversary CD Sampler” featuring music from the Joe Sample Jazz Orchestra will be played during the Gala. A full version of the “85th Anniversary” CD will be available for sale after the Gala. Attendees at the Gala will have a chance to order it at a reduced price.

Texas Southern University will acknowledge its corporate sponsor, Shell Oil Company, at this year’s event. Shell is being recognized because of its long-term commitment to TSU.

Sponsorship opportunities are available with packages beginning at $5,000 to $75,000.  For additional information please call 713-313 - 4276 or visit the 85th Anniversary website at WWW.TSU.EDU/85.