by L.A. Warren
Jackson State University’s Los Angeles Chapter of the JSU National Alumni Association (JSUNAA) presented a $25,000 check to the JSU Development Foundation at a reception in Las Vegas in August.
The gift is earmarked to fund scholarships for California residents attending JSU.
After the presentation, Luther W. Williams, farwest regional vice president of JSUNAA, said the university’s influence is far-reaching, so contributions such as these are important.
“As an educational institution, JSU is becoming worldwide with the Internet. Also, it is reaching out all over the world by sending students to foreign countries. … In my day, you would either teach or preach. Now, the doors are open to do anything you want. There is no limit, no glass ceiling. JSU is filling a void by helping students move forward,” Williams said.
His chapter is among several throughout the country that have reached its $25,000 goal to support scholarships. Others achieving the benchmark include chapters from Holmes County, Mississippi, as well as Detroit.