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Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association Present Eighth Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Contact: Jewana Gaither
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ATLANTA (Feb. 25, 2016)— Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association (CAUAA) will host its 8th annual Spirit of Greatness Gala recognizing alumni trailblazers on Saturday, March 19, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy, S.E., in Atlanta. The general reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and the awards program begins at 7:30 p.m. The event will benefit the University’s scholarship fund.

The black-tie gala includes a general/sponsor reception, dinner, awards ceremony and musical entertainment. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online at or www.cau.edu.           

“Clark Atlanta University is one of the nation’s foremost research universities and a global forum for ideas that matter,” CAU President Ronald A. Johnson says.  “Ours is a unique and distinguished legacy comprising strong, gilded threads in the rich fabric of America. We are privileged to celebrate our history, beginning with the founding of our parent institutions, Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), and determined to advance our mission as Clark Atlanta University forges new paradigms through innovation and entrepreneurship, design and systems thinking, environmental sustainability, the arts and humanities and the sciences and technology.  While our graduates have shaped and informed the course of history for more than 150 years, our most exciting chapters have yet to be written. Our students portend great promise in myriad fields of endeavor and we are honored to support their pursuit of excellence.”       

“We are so excited to celebrate the University’s founding, honor distinguished alumni and most importantly, raise funds to support the scholarship fund at Clark Atlanta University,” said Marshall Taggart, president of CAUAA. “Each year the number of students with unmet financial need increases, as well as the gap between the cost of college and their available resources. This event helps bridge that gap.”            

This year’s honorees include:  

  • Tina Dunkley (Atlanta University, 1980):

    Retired Director, Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries;

  • Bomani Jones (Clark Atlanta University, 2001):

    ESPN Sports Journalist;

  • Terry Lee (Clark College 1972):

    Retired Executive, General Motors Corp.; and

  • Jesse “Coach Mac” McClardy (Clark College 1957; posthumously):
    Former Clark College Head Football Coach 

For more information on the Spirit of Greatness Gala, call 404-880-8022.  For information on Clark Atlanta University, go to www.cau.edu.  For information on The Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association go to www.cauaa.org.

 

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