The Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Foundation will host its annual BASH celebration and fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 from 7-11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave.
The BASH, which began in 2004, is named for SUNO’s chancellor emeritus and first chancellor, the late Emmett W. Bashful, the event’s first honoree. This year’s BASH co-chairs are SUNO alumni Constance W. Lavigne, Ed Robinson and Eric Wright. Frank Williams is the acting chair of the SUNO Foundation.
In addition to honoring SUNO students for their academic achievement, the BASH will raise money for University scholarships. Entertainment will be provided by the Renaissance Band.
“Scholarships play an important role in helping Southern University at New Orleans attract and retain the best qualified and most deserving students. As the cost of providing a quality college education continues to rise, and as federal and state dollars continue to shrink, scholarship support has become more crucial than ever,’’ said Gloria B. Moultrie, vice chancellor of Community Outreach/University Advancement. “We encourage the community to attend this year’s BASH to help more deserving students to achieve their academic goals.”
Tickets are available at the SUNO Office of Community Outreach/University Advancement in the Emmett W. Bashful Administration Building, Room 312, 6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, LA 70126. For information, call 504-286-5341.