West Virginia State University Black & Gold Gala set for May 9

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
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April 13, 2015
West Virginia State University Black & Gold Gala set for May 9

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The annual West Virginia State University (WVSU) Black and Gold Gala will take place, Saturday, May 9, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

Presented by WVSU and the WVSU Foundation, the black tie event recognizes the generosity of donors and community leaders while raising funds to further support student scholarships and educational programs at the University.

“This truly is an evening to celebrate and showcase West Virginia State University,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “And to say thank you to those who have supported our University and students, especially student scholarship programs. The outpouring of support from alumni, community leaders and friends is inspiring and vital to making sure that a new generation of Yellow Jackets can obtain an affordable, high quality education at State.”

The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a reception, followed by the program recognizing supporters of the University at 7:30 p.m. After the program, the reception will continue leading to an evening of dancing with live music.

Musical entertainment during the reception will be provided by the Las Vegas-based Woody Woods Ensemble featuring Toscha Comeaux. Dance music will be provided by The Motown Sounds of Touch Group.

“The Black & Gold Gala is becoming a tradition that people look forward to each year,” said WVSU Foundation President Patricia Schumann. “We are especially grateful to our sponsors whose contributions not only make this very special evening possible but enhance students’ educational experience in so many ways.”

Sponsors for the evening include: Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP; BB&T/BB&T Carson Insurance; BrickStreet Insurance; Shirley and Jim Dissen; Dolan & Kalaskey LTD Orthodontists; Ghareeb Dental Group; Liberty Mutual; Loved Ones In Home Care; Merrill Lynch; Morgantown Printing & Binding; Ray, Winton & Kelley; Saint Francis Hospital; Steptoe & Johnson PLLC; TSG Consulting; D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker; WesBanco; and ZMM Architects and Engineers.

Individual tickets for the 2015 WVSU Black and Gold Gala are on sale now at a cost of $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (304) 204-4051, email gala@wvstateu.edu , or visit https://connect.wvstateu.edu/gala. Tickets will remain on sale through May 1.

The WVSU Foundation Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization and gifts are deductible to the extent provided by federal and state law.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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