Huntsville, Ala. ---- Alabama A&M University will once again honor community leaders and businesses that have made significant contributions to University
student life at the 13th annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala. The event takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Von Braun Center-North Hall. A reception for sponsors will be held at 5:15 p.m.
The 2013 theme is “Ensuring the Legacy of Excellence Through Scholarship and Research.” The evening’s entertainment will be provided by the Mississippi-based R&B band Velvet Soul.
Gala awards will be presented in recognition of achievements in the following categories: Small Organization of the Year (Dr. John J. Greco, TOC); Large Organization of the Year (Aramark); Advocate of the Year (Northrop Grumman Corporation’s BG (Ret.) Phil Coker); and the Diversity Award (Alabama Power). The Koinonia Award, which recognizes an individual and/or religious organization that has created a mutually beneficial partnership with Alabama A&M and/or its students, will be presented to First Missionary Baptist Church.
“The Gala is another way we extend gratitude to those who play a vital role in student academic, social and professional development,” says Wendy Kobler, AAMU vice president for marketing, communications and advancement. “We're excited about the resounding support we continue to receive from our alumni, sponsors and other supporters.”
The 2013 Gala co-chairs are Enrico Hunter and Felicia Wilson of Aramark, and Ron Poteat, president, Regions Bank. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Mr. & Mrs. Ronald McIntosh, long-time supportive AAMU alumni.
Individual tickets for the Black-Tie Scholarship Gala are $100 each and may be purchased by calling the Office of Marketing, Communications and Advancement at (256) 372-8344 or e-mailing email@example.com.
- Jerome Saintjones