Southern University at Shreveport's 50th Golden Gala

                                             SUSLA'S 50th Golden Gala      

On behalf of Dr. Ellis, thank you to all who were able to attend the Gala on Saturday. What a time we had! Please join with me in thanking Gala Chair Angelique Feaster and the entire Committee for all the hard work and fine job they did on the event.

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. It was well attended by corporate stakeholders, local and state dignitaries, friends, and alumni Chapter members from as far away as Los Angeles, Ca; Phoenix, Az; Houston, and Dallas, Tx and more.

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

Gross receipts for funds raised total over $102,000. We will keep you posted on the net income. At the event, top donors made the following check presentations to Dr. Ellis:

$25,000: Griggs Enterprises/ MC Donald's, Presenting Sponsor

$25,000: Tony and Tina Williams (2nd donation)

$15,000: Capital One Bank

$10,000: From additional Blue and Gold sponsor, (not wishing to make a presentation)

The Gala Committee:
Angelique Feaster, Chair
Devonye Brown, Auction Chair
Krista Snell, Marketing Chair
Barbara Austin, Graphic Services
Daphne Thibeaux, Entertainment Chair
Dr. Tuesday Mahoney, Ambassadors Chair
Urina Holt
Rosie James
Dr. Lonnie McCrae
Brenda Wemberly
Stephanie Rogers, Sponsorships Chair
Dr. Rodney Ellis, Chancellor

Special thanks to:
All of our sponsors, SUSLA Library faculty, Ms SUSLA, SGA and the "Golden Girls", The SUSLA Administration, SUS Foundation, Ms. Linzola Winzer, Ms. LaTorie Thomas, and the Finance Office

See More Photos From The Event:

421 Texas - Shreveport's Premier Event Center
421 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT