12th Annual President's Scholarship Gala

12th Annual President's Scholarship Gala

Guests will enjoy a full night of entertainment including dinner, live music, a spirited auction, and hear impactful stories from students. With reduced state allocations to education, gifts from individuals, alumni and corporations are crucial in supporting Langston University students with the necessary funds to attain a high-quality education. Because of your support, students will have the resources to become the next generation leaders in our communities. The funds generated will benefit Langston University students by providing need and merit based scholarships. We pride ourselves on assisting deserving students in achieving their dreams of earning college degrees.There will be a photo booth available in the lobby from 6:00-10:00 p.m. to capture this special evening.

The President’s Scholarship Gala allows Langston University to continue to offer scholarships for students to carry on the Langston legacy. This year's event will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This year's gala entertainment will be a special musical performance by, Regina Belle, a Grammy award winning pop, soul, jazz, gospel and adult contemporary singer-songwriter. Ms. Belle in 1987 released her album All By Myself which featured the hit single "Show Me The Way" which reached #2 on the R&B charts. In 1989, Belle released her sophomore album, "Stay With Me." The "Going Gold" album was packed with several robust and catchy songs. "Baby Come To Me," the album's first single, topped the R&B charts at # 1 and was followed by "What Goes Around" which reached #3. The album featured two additional popular singles, "This Is Love" which reached #7 and "Make It Like It Was" which was another #1 single on the R&B charts and #5 on the adult contemporary chart. Belle recorded a duet in 1991 with singing superstar Johnny Mathis, "Better Together" which appeared on his album Better Together: The Duet Album. Continuing her success with duets, Belle teamed up with Peabo Bryson for the song "A Whole New World" from the Aladdin Soundtrack. The song went gold and won the Grammy Award in 1993 for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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