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ATLANTA — Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association (CAUAA) will host its 8th annual Spirit of Greatness Gala recognizing alumni which are the nation’s trailblazers on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta. The general reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and the awards program begins at 7:30 p.m. The event will benefit the University’s Scholarship Fund.
“Clark Atlanta University is one of the nation’s foremost research universities and a global forum for ideas that matter,” CAU President Ronald A. Johnson said.  “While our graduates have shaped and informed the course of history for more than 150 years, our most exciting chapters have yet to be written. Our students portend great promise in myriad fields of endeavor and we are honored to support their pursuit of excellence.”
“We are so excited to celebrate the University’s founding, honor distinguished alumni and most importantly, raise funds to support the scholarship fund at Clark Atlanta University,” said Marshall Taggart, president of CAUAA. “Each year the number of students with unmet financial need increases, as well as the gap between the cost of college and their available resources. This event helps bridge that gap.”
Clark Atlanta University and the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association will honor:
•             Tina Dunkley, Former Director for Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries, Atlanta University, 1980
•             Bomani Jones, Sports Journalist for ESPN, Clark Atlanta University, 2001
•             Terry Lee, Retired Executive for General Motors, Clark College 1972
•             Jesse “Coach Mac” McClardy (posthumously), Clark College 1957; Former Head Football Coach for Clark College
The black-tie gala includes a general/sponsor reception, dinner, awards ceremony and musical entertainment. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online at www.cauaa.org/annual-gala.html or www.cau.edu.

Clark Atlanta University Alumni Assoc. presenting ‘Spirit of Greatness’ gala was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com

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