March 29, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
SSU President’s Gala Planned in April at the University Center
The annual Shawnee State University President’s Gala is the
university’s community-wide social event. This year the
annual Gala will “Countdown to Silver” and kick off the
celebration of SSU’s 25th year in 2011.
President’s Gala begins on Saturday, April 24 with cocktails
and hors d’ oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. followed by gourmet dining
at 7:30 p.m. The Big Bang Big Band from Greenwich Village,
New York will entertain with a clean, exhilarating sound
that honors the classic jazz tradition while infusing it
with a vibrant soulful twist.
President’s Gala is an annual fundraising event that allows
us to celebrate the advances made possible by Shawnee State
and to continually look forward to the future,” said Eric
Braun, director of the Development Foundation. “Doing good
work to support this special place and having top shelf fun
is what the evening is all about.”
support of community members and area businesses, past Galas
have made possible student scholarships, research grants,
arts programs and other enhancements to university life.
sponsorship opportunities are available including table
sponsorships and patron tickets.
must be made in advance. Individual Gala tickets are
available for $125 per person. For more information or to
RSVP, call the Shawnee State University Development
Foundation at (740) 351-3284 or e-mail at