Alumni raise more than $30,000 during Pioneer Bowl event
COLUMBUS, Ga. (December 3, 2012) — Before the Pioneer Bowl, Tuskegee alumni and Golden Tigers football fans gathered to raise team spirit and benefit university athletics. As part of the university’s capital campaign, the Office of Alumni Affairs held a brunch and pep rally Dec. 1 at Occasions Event Center in Columbus, Ga. The Tuskegee National Alumni Association and
|Tuskegee President Gilbert L. Rochon
addresses the brunch and pep rally
before the Pioneer Bowl.
Tuskegee University Athletic Alumni Association sponsored the brunch. A total of $34,415 in donations was made during the event.
Gilbert L. Rochon, Tuskegee University president, said the $250 million campaign, “Programmed for Excellence,” was necessary to preserve Tuskegee’s legacy and help the university advance to a premier research institution. He mentioned several areas that the campaign will help address such as increasing the endowment, improved student housing and enhancing athletic programs.
“We obviously need to dramatically improve our athletic facilities,” Rochon said. “… But, we need funds for athletic scholarships, coaching staff, medical facilities and we really need a field house.”
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