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Tuskegee Celebrates History During Embracing the Legacy Gala

March 19, 2024

The Commodores performing on stage.
The Commodores performing on stage at the Embracing the Legacy Gala in Atlanta.

Contact: Thonnia Lee, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
  

Karyn Greer, anchor with WSB-TV in Atlanta
Karyn Greer, anchor with WSB-TV in Atlanta
served as the M/C of the Gala.

Tuskegee University hosted the inaugural “Embracing the Legacy” Gala on March 15 at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. This historical celebration was an evening for partners, alumni, and friends to support empowering Tuskegee students.

The No. 4 HBCU in the country, Tuskegee hosted the scholarship event in Atlanta, where its largest population of alumni reside.

In addition to entertainment by The Commodores, the evening included the following awards:

  • Booker T. Washington Lifetime Achievement Award to Gloria Washington-Jackson, the granddaughter of the university’s founder, Booker T. Washington
  • Booker T. Washington Philanthropy Award presented to distinguished alum and Trustee Greg Nixon
  • Booker T. Washington Leadership Award was given to U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina
  • The Monroe Work-Charles Gomillion Award in Social Justice was given to South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment was given to The Commodores

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tuskegee University President Charlotte P. Morris, who will retire this semester after more than 40 years of service.

  

     

© 2024 Tuskegee University

More pictures from the Gala:  

Dr. Charlotte P. Morris
Dr. Charlotte P. Morris
Trustee Greg Nixon
Trustee Greg Nixon
U.S. Rep. Alma Adams
U.S. Rep. Alma Adams
The son of Gloria Washington-Jackson accepts the award for her.
Son of Gloria Washington-Jackson accepts the award for her.
The Commodores accept their award.
The Commodores accept the Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment.
TNAA  president Lillie Lanier and Alum Doug Chambers
TNAA  president Lillie Lanier and Alum Doug Chambers.

© 2024 Tuskegee University