JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY NEW YORK ALUMNI HONORS
NATIVE MISSISSIPPIANS AT 22nd ANNUAL S.T.A.R. PROGRAM
ESTHER GOINGS AND FRANK WILLIAMS, JR. TO RECEIVE S.T.A.R. AWARD
New York, NY. The Metro New York Chapter of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association will hold its 22nd annual STAR (Special Thanks And Recognition) program, Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 3:00p.m. at the St. James Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, located at 409 West 141st & St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, NY. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Former Miss Mississippi, Toni Seawright and actor Jay Unger of Jackson, MS will co-host this year's event.
STAR annually recognizes native Mississippians in the metropolitan New York area for their achievements in their chosen fields of endeavor. Esther Goings and Frank Williams, Jr. are the recipients of this year's STAR award.
Esther Goings is a native of Greenville, Mississippi. She is a graduate of The College of Mt. Saint Vincent and Lehman College of Riverdale and the Bronx, New York, respectively. She graduated with a degree in Business and is currently a broker and registered representative. She is a member of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, NY where she serves as President of the Financial Roundtable, a ministry that shares financial information with the congregants and the community at large.
Frank Williams, Jr., native of Canton, Mississippi, is Executive Director of the White Plains Youth Bureau where he initially served as a Youth Specialist. During that time, he developed programs such as the Juvenile Education Program, the Homeless Education Program, the Youth Council, Youth Bureaus Speakers Bureau and many other important programs. Under his watch, the Youth Bureau has become a premiere youth service agency nationally recognized for providing pathways and options for youth. As the Executive Director, serving more than 2,000 youth each day and more than 6,500 kids each year, he continues to work to ensure that White Plains youth reach their potential and have caring adults to serve as role models.
In support of the event, the alumni chapter is soliciting contributions to the Sarah Norville Endowed Scholarship Fund. Sponsored and administered by the JSU Metro New York Alumni Chapter, the Fund offers assistance to students from the metropolitan New York area attending Jackson State University. Established in 1999, the Fund has awarded scholarships and book awards to deserving young men and women.
LEVELS OF GIVING
STAR - ($500+)
CO-STAR - ($250 - $499)
GUEST STAR - ($100 - $249)
SUPPORTING PLAYER - ($25 - $99)
CAMEO - ($24 and under)
Checks or money orders should be made payable to Metro New York/JSU Alumni. Memo: Scholarship Fund . Please mail to Charles Jones, 330 West 145th Street, #208, New York, NY 10039. The deadline for receipt of contributions is May 29, 2010. Contributors to the Fund will be listed in the program.
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
Challenging Minds, Changing Lives
Since 1877, Jackson State University has been providing young men and women opportunities that will empower them to succeed in an increasingly complex world. As the Urban University of Mississippi, Jackson State emphasizes public service programs designed to enhance quality of life and seek solutions to urban problems in the physical, social, intellectual, and economic environments.
Over 8,000 students from around the world attend the scenic 125-acre campus, located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi.
For more information about JSU, please visit the Web site. www.jsums.edu.