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Clark Atlanta University and the CAU Alumni Association, Inc. Present the 9th Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mario Boone
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ATLANTA (Feb. 6, 2017)    Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, Inc. (CAUAA) will host its 9th annual Spirit of Greatness Gala recognizing alumni and pioneers who are making a positive impact in the nation Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at the CNN Center.  The general reception begins at 6:00 p.m., and the awards ceremony starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.

 “Clark Atlanta University is one of the nation’s foremost research universities and a global forum for ideas that matter,” said CAU President Ronald A. Johnson.  “Our graduates have shaped and informed the course of history for more than 150 years, and we are honored to support and celebrate their excellence.”

The gala is CAUAA’s signature event and benefits the Clark Atlanta University’s Scholarship Fund. Since the inception of the Spirit of Greatness Gala, CAUAA has raised more than $1.5 million for CAU students.

“The Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, Inc. takes pride in honoring our distinguished alumni and nation’s trailblazers each year, while raising funds to support the next generation of leaders who are currently matriculating through CAU,” said Marshall Taggart, president of CAUAA. “Each year the number of students with unmet financial needs increases. This event helps bridge the gap and we are proud to help make a difference.”

Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, Inc. will honor:

  • Kenya Barris, Clark Atlanta University 1996, producer, writer and creator of the critically acclaimed ABC Network sitcom “Black-ish”
  • The Honorable Brenda Hill Cole, Atlanta University 1967, Fulton County State Court Senior Judge
  • Horace Henry, Clark College 1971, world-renowned photographer
  • Anthony White, Clark Atlanta University 1999, Emmy-award winning videographer and journalist
  • Al B. Reid, Clark College 1983, vice president of corporate development at Abbott Laboratories
  • Steve Ewing, president and owner of Wade Ford

The black-tie gala includes special entertainment by Grammy-winner Howard Hewett, a reception, dinner and awards ceremony and musical entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cauaa.org/annual-gala.html or www.cau.edu.

Category: Alumni, Advancement
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