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Tuskegee University to Recognize Outstanding Alumni and Friends at Embracing the Legacy Gala

February 12, 2024

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

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Tuskegee, Alabama – Tuskegee University proudly announces the Embracing the Legacy Gala, a poignant event dedicated to honoring distinguished alumni and friends who exemplify the core values of the institution. Set to take place on March 15, 2024, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, this gala not only celebrates individuals who embody the spirit and legacy of Tuskegee but also serves as a pivotal fundraiser for scholarships, underscoring the university's commitment to fostering a bright and inclusive future.

In four distinct categories, Tuskegee University will present special honors to:

  • Philanthropy Award: Recognizing exceptional generosity and commitment to supporting Tuskegee University through philanthropy.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Honoring sustained excellence and outstanding contributions throughout one's career, leaving a lasting impact on the community and beyond.
  • Leadership Award: Celebrating exemplary leadership qualities, driving positive change and embodying the visionary spirit of Tuskegee's founders.
  • Social Justice Award: Acknowledging significant contributions to the advancement of social justice, equality, and inclusivity, aligning with the university's commitment to positive societal change.

These honorees will be celebrated not only for their professional accomplishments but also for their dedication to Tuskegee's enduring values.

"We are excited to spotlight individuals who have not only achieved great success but also demonstrated a deep commitment to Tuskegee's principles," said Tuskegee University President Charlotte P. Morris. "Their achievements serve as inspiration to our students and the entire Tuskegee community."

The Embracing the Legacy Gala, with its principal focus on raising funds for scholarships, underscores Tuskegee University's commitment to accessibility in education. The public is invited to join in this special occasion as we honor those who have embraced Tuskegee's legacy, making significant contributions to their communities and beyond, all while contributing to the bright future of the university.

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About Tuskegee University

Located in Tuskegee, Alabama, Tuskegee University is a private, state-related and nationally ranked land-grant institution that serves a racially, ethnically and religiously diverse student body of 3,000-plus students. The institution was founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington and is one of the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1933, Tuskegee’s academic programs — many accredited by their respective accrediting bodies — currently lead to 41 bachelor’s, 16 master’s and five doctoral degree opportunities. For more information about Tuskegee University, visit

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