On Saturday, May 5, 2018 Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) hosted its 50th Anniversary Golden Gala, at 421 Texas St. in downtown Shreveport.
\The Gala was the final event in a year-long series of anniversary celebrations and was the crowning jewel befitting the campus’s 50th milestone. Hundreds of local and state dignitaries, corporate stakeholders, faculty, staff, friends, and alumni chapter members joined to celebrate SUSLA’s success and 50 year legacy in Shreveport.
It was a very special night, as SUSLA celebrated five decades of excellence in education and transforming dreams into reality for its graduates. Dr. Ellis, joined by SU System President Dr. Ray Belton and Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Smith, recognized the following Honorees for their service to SUSLA:
- The Family of Alphonse Jackson, Jr.
- The City of Shreveport
- The Parish of Caddo
- Senator Gregory W. Tarver, Sr., District 39
Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner in a beautiful atmosphere, had good conversations with friends old and new, and took a “Journey Through the Decades”. According to the Office of Institutional Advancement, gross receipts for funds raised during the 50th Golden Gala total over $102,000. Top donors who were honored during the Gala include:
- Griggs Enterprises/ MC Donald’s, Presenting Sponsor
- Tony and Tina Williams (2nd donation)
- Capital One Bank
- Christus Shreveport-Bossier Health System
The event would not have been possible without the support and efforts of all of our sponsors, friends, the Gala Committee (chaired by Angelique Feaster Evans) and the SUSLA Community.
Funds raised from the event will help support students by removing financial barriers to success with scholarships and stipends.
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For more information about SUSLA and how to support scholarship opportunities for future students, please visit www.susla.edu.