Hello Jaguar Nation:
This will be my final notice on Chancellor's Notes leading up to the 2014 Centennial Gala. What I have witnessed so far makes me proud to be the Chancellor of Southern University and A&M College and to be connected by that position to the alumni and friends of this great institution.
Your support, so far, shows that you indeed care about your university and students seeking to attend Southern and those who need help to remain in our classrooms.
We expect a great crowd at the gala that starts at 7 p.m., Thursday at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel. I appreciate all of the corporate sponsors and Southern supporters who have provided sponsorships for this important fundraiser.
Tickets at $125 a piece and $1,500 for a table are still on sale. Visit our ticket office or call 225-771-3171. You can still become a sponsor. Please call my office at 225-771-5020 or call Margaret Ambrose at 225-771-4095.
Remember every dollar raised will be used to help students.
I congratulate our newly elected student officeholders and specifically Miss Southern University Shanice Sam and Student Government Association President Nicholas Harris. I wish you well as you take the reins of leadership of the best college student body in America.
I also want to express my gratitude to the outgoing Miss Southern University Ayanna Spivey and SGA President Simone Bray. Their extraordinary leadership to this school year has been a testament to the kinds of excellent students we famously nurture and graduate at Southern.
Here's hoping for the best for our Quiz team that will be competing at the Honda Quiz Bowl Championships, April 12-16, in Los Angeles. I expect great things from our team: Calvin Adolph, Nsombi Roberts, team captain Thomas Hulbert and Daniel Joiner. Here's a special "thank you" to the team's coaches and coordinator who have prepared our competitors for the Quiz Bowl.
Let's go out today to Lady Jaguar Field to support our surging Jaguar Women's Softball team at 3 p.m. today and at noon Saturday against Prairie View A&M University.
Have a great weekend!