ASU's Trustee Bracy Donates Funds to Help University Students!
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
A member of the University's Board of Trustees (BOT), Napoleon Bracy, has donated $20,000 to help Alabama State University students, particularly those who are student-musicians in the Mighty Marching Hornets Band and student-athletes who play in a variety of sports on campus. Bracy had earlier donated $5,000 to the Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter to fund academic scholarships for students in South and Central Alabama who desire to attend ASU and to allow those who are already attending the University to stay in school by helping them meet financial obligations to ASU.
Bracy explained that his financial largesse is all about lifting up students and making Alabama State even greater.
"My $20,000 contribution to Alabama State University's band and athletic program students is all about supporting them and about team building," stated Bracy, who also is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives." "I divided my contribution in half, with $10,000 going to help the Mighty Marching Hornets Band and another $10,000 being allocated to help student-athletes in such sports as bowling, golf, tennis, track and field, and other similar team sports so as to help with growing their teams, enhancing camaraderie among the players, and giving them resources that can help these programs, as well as to attract others to attend ASU. For the money that I donated to our band - that is by far one of the best marching bands in the nation - that money is to help students stay in it, attract new musically gifted students to attend ASU, and help the band in whatever way its leaders feel is prudent."
BOT LEADER THANKS BRACY FOR GENEROSITY
Delbert Madison, president pro-tem of the ASU BOT, shared that he feels Bracy’s donation is important to help Alabama State continue on its path of greatness and encourages all Hornet Nation family members to follow his fellow Board member’s example of contributing to the University.
"It is outstanding that Trustee Bracy made such a fine contribution to Alabama State University," said Madison, who is a senior vice president with Servisfirst Bank in Montgomery. "He has a heart for all things ASU and exhibits it regularly, both as a trustee and as a state legislator. He looks after Alabama State, cares about our students’ welfare and stands firm and fights for our interests in the State House. We thank him for his most recent help in donating this $20,000 contribution to ASU, and I want him to know that we do not take his generosity for granted."
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.