Photography by Vicky Pink More than 1,500 patrons packed the Marriott Marquis Houston for the second annual The Maroon and Gray Affair hosted by Texas Southern University. The gala created by TSU President Austin A. Lane and TSU First Lady Loren Lane raised $1 million in funding for deserving TSU students. Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall was the keynote speaker, entertainment was provided by R&B group En Vogue and comedian Billy Sorrells, a TSU alumnus, who served as the master of ceremonies along with KHOU-TV’s Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan. TSU students Aaron Dallas and Camille Mills were honored for their academic and leadership. The Honorable Senfronia Thompson, State Representative D-141, and the Honorable Rodney Ellis, Harris County Commissioner for Precinct One, were recognized as this year’s alumni honorees. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed gala guests at the top of the evening.