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CAU trustee makes landmark donation to university

Metro Digest (June 20-26)

Edited by Titus Falodun | 6/20/2014, 10:04 a.m.
Clark Atlanta University Trustee Delores P. Aldridge, Ph.D., recently announced a leadership gift of $150,000 to CAU. The double alumna ...
CAU trustee Delores P. Aldridge, Ph.D. (Courtesy photo)

ATLANTA - Clark Atlanta University Trustee Delores P. Aldridge, Ph.D., recently announced a leadership gift of $150,000 to CAU. The double alumna also announced the donation of her academic papers to the University.

CAU will name the auditorium in its Thomas W. Cole Center for Research in Science and Technology after Aldridge and her late husband, Kwame Essuon, an electrical engineer who was lead supervisor in the development of train control for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s rapid rail system. Aldridge’s papers, spanning more than four decades of research, pedagogy and commentary, will be housed in the University’s official repository, the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Archives.

AABE Atlanta Awards Scholarships to 38 Students

ATLANTA – June 4, 2014 – The Atlanta chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy® awarded 38 metro Atlanta students with scholarships to further their education. 

Students who excelled in math, science and physical science were presented with awards totaling more than $35,000.

Scholarships were offered to two groups of students:  21 high school graduates and 17 college students who were previous recipients of the award.  Each high school awardee will be eligible to apply for the continuing education award, provided they meet eligibility requirements.

Approximately 150 guests attended the 20th Annual James K. Davis scholarship award banquet in May.

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Fourth Annual Spirit of the League Awards Luncheon

Fourth Annual Spirit of the League Awards Luncheon

ATLANTA - The Urban League of Greater Atlanta will hold its 4th Annual Spirit of The League Luncheon at noon on Friday, June 27 at Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station in Midtown.

Actress Terri Vaughn is receiving the Spirit of the League Award. And the Transformation Award will be presented to actor/rapper David Banner.  

WXIA TV 11 Anchor DeMarco Morgan will serve as master of ceremonies.

The Spirit of the League Awards Luncheon recognizes individuals who have overcome significant challenges, yet have achieved success while giving back to others and the community. By honoring these individuals, the goal is to inspire people who may be facing difficult times. The awards luncheon was created to encourage people to continue to be motivated to reach their highest human potential.

 For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the www.ulgatl.org or call Dottie Johnson at 404-659-6580.

Youth Networking Power at Work Workshop

ATLANTA - The Stewart Foundation presents the first annual Youth Networking Power at Work Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Marlee’s Coffee & Tea (349 Decatur St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312). This workshop is free and open to public. There will be free parking available, as well as free breakfast and refreshments for participating youth. To register, visit www.youthnetworkingpower.eventbrite.com.

GA 400/MARTA Pedestrian Bridge to open on June 24

ATLANTA – The GA 400/MARTA Pedestrian Bridge will open to the public on June 24. The bridge will open to the public after a noon ribbon cutting ceremony at the Buckhead MARTA station.

The $32 million pedestrian bridge spans GA 400 – joining two disconnected quadrants and creating a new entrance to the Buckhead MARTA station. The bridge gives residents from Tower Place Drive and Stratford Road access to both sides of GA 400 and the train station.