"Do The Math"
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
Georgia Doyle Provost says if 10,000 alumni and former students of Texas Southern University would donate just $10 per month for a year, they would raise over a $1,000,000. She has taken those figures a bit further; calculating what would happen if 50,000 graduates and former students did the same thing - $10 every month for a solid year. Hmmmmm. "That," she says, "can send a lot of students to college." When she looked at the $6,000,000.00 figure, it was enough to convince this 1978 graduate of TSU’s School of Technology to spring into action.
Proceeds will benefit Texas Southern University’s scholarship fund, student support services and mentoring, as well as colleges and schools. To give to this initiative, individuals, graduates, parents, students, friends from around the country. For additional information contact Eva Pickens at 713-313-4205.
Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University was founded in 1927 and became a state institution in 1947.
Texas Southern possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, more than 80 student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
Texas Southern is located in the heart of the city, giving its students and faculty easy access to the Museum District, neighboring educational institutions, the Texas Medical Center, downtown Houston, two major airports and all of the city’s major freeways. More than 9,487 students, along with nearly 1,500 faculty and staff comprise the University’s community making it one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). For more information, visit www.tsu.edu.