First, let me say thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this year's gala. Not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it! The Annual Scholarship Gala is the College of Business' premier fundraising event held on Homecoming Friday at a unique and exciting location to raise support for scholarships for students. Over the past years, the college has grossed more than $1,000,000 in support exclusively through this event.
Education is in reach for many young people because of scholarship assistance. More than 90 percent of students entering Southern University have a financial need as identified by federal guidelines and a significant portion of the student body consists of first-generation University students. Providing these young men and women with a Southern education is a mission and tradition we are proud to advance and uphold.
We are currently working to improve our offerings and will post the 2014 Gala Sponsorship information shortly. Again, thank you in advance for your dedicated and continued support.