Tuskegee University receives more than $50,000 in donations during Fall Convocation
Ala. (September 9, 2013) — The university administration officially welcomed
new students during Sunday’s 132nd Fall Convocation and collected
more than $50,000 in donations for the capital campaign. In a weekend of
fundraising, the Tuskegee University Eminent Presidential $1,000 Plus
Associates collected $52,266 to donate.
Brister, the associates’ chairman, also presented Tuskegee University
President, Gilbert L. Rochon and Tuskegee University first lady, Patricia S.
Rochon, with medallions as recognition for their gifts to the university. Also,
the Tuskegee University Pre-Alumni Council presented a check for $1,881 for
pre-alumni, it’s our mission to give back to Mother Tuskegee as she has given
to us,” said the council’s president, Jamon Pulliam.
the Class of 2017 and other new students were presented to the university
community, Luther S. Williams, executive vice president and provost, spoke to
them about the institution’s recent academic progress such as the addition of
several new degree programs and online courses as well as an increased student
retention rate of 77 percent. Williams also advised the new students about
realizing their lifetime goals.
requires setting rigorous standards. Commitment to hard work and resistance for
failure,” Williams said.
Rochon presented Williams with a plaque on a laptop as a special Presidential
Award for Exemplary Service.
the new students and student leadership were introduced by Walter A. Hill, vice
provost and dean of the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition
Sciences; and Cynthia Sellers, vice president of student affairs and enrollment
challenge has been issued for you to reach for the stars and excellence,” Hill
said. “We welcome you to the family.”
left, Kimberly Woodard, associate vice president for development and alumni affairs, president Gilbert Rochon, McKinley Brister, chairman, eminent associates, Patricia Rochon, Tuskegee University first lady.
and executive vice president, Luther Williams
presented with the Presidential Award, president Gilbert Rochon.
present check during Fall Convocation.
From Left, president Gilbert Rochon, Jamon Pulliam,
president, pre-alumni council, Kimberly Woodard,
associate vice president for development and alumni affairs