Delaware State University Raises Over $150,000 at President’s Scholarship Ball

By Amanda Alexander

On December 13, 2014, DSU host-ed the President’s Scholarship Ball at Dover Downs and raised more than $150,000 towards the Greater Than One campaign.

“The money raised at the Presi-dent’s Scholarship Ball is a great start to the public phrase of our Greater Than One scholarship campaign,” says DSU President Harry L. Williams.

“It is our hope that others will join the momentum and help us meet our campaign goal, and in doing help provide the financial support needed to help our DSU students fulfill their academic and professional aspira-tions.”

DSU alumna Cathleen Trigg-Jones, an actress, author, and former news anchor and reporter for MY 9 and FOX 5 News-New York, emceed the event.

Among the list of wonderful performers were the Joe Baione Jazz Sextet, Dionne Warwick and Mike Hines and the Look.

The event also featured auctioneer Frank Chick, Jr. who successfully re-ceived over $6,820 in live bids for various items as well as the auto-graphed chair used during Ms. War-wick’s performance.

During the event, President’s Com-munity Partner Awards were present-ed to community activist and DSU supporter Beatrice “Bebe” Coker; Jo-celyn Stewart, senior director of Community investment for Barclaycard US; Enid Wallace-Sims, Del-marva Power public affairs manager and DSU alumna; and DSU alumni Donald and Delores Blakey.

This year’s President’s Ball will def-initely be hard to top next year. “It was a very good Scholarship Ball,” says Dr. Williams. “In addition to exceeding our fundraising goal, we also attracted new friends to the University.”


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