Clark Atlanta University and the CAU Alumni Association, Inc. Present the 11th Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala


ATLANTA (Feb. 25, 2019) Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, Inc. (CAUAA) will host its 11th annual Spirit of Greatness Gala recognizing alumni and pioneers who are making a positive impact in the nation Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The general reception begins at 6:15 p.m., and the awards ceremony starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. 

 “This academic year, we have been celebrating our 30th anniversary as an innovative institution of higher education,” said CAU Interim President, Lucille H. Maugé. “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 Devin White, 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:

  • Juanita M. Eber, CC '51, Former Director of Alumni Relations, Pathway to Excellence Award Recipient
  • Dr. Om P. PuriGarfield Merner Distinguished professor of Science, PAthway to Excellence Recipient 
  • Carl Seldon, CC '51, Retired PGA  Golfer, Pathways to Excellence Recipient 
  • Maurice Slaughter, AU ’85, Chairman & CEO MS Family Enterprises, Pathways to Excellence Award Recipient
  • Brenda W. Walker, CC ’75, Managing Partner, Capital Partners 522 LLC., Thomas W. Cole Jr., Legacy Award Recipient
  • Bryan Michael Cox, CAU, Grammy Award-winning writer and producer, Pathways to Excellence Award Recipient

The black-tie gala includes special entertainment by CAU Jazz Ensemble, a reception, dinner and awards ceremony and an After Glow after party. Tickets can be purchased online at or