TSU’s Presidential Gala – A Centerpiece for Homecoming 2012 – Friday, Nov. 2nd
Style News Wire | 10/16/2012, 7 p.m.
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.