Voorhees holds its Third Annual Presidentís Scholarship Gala

March 24, 2013



Voorhees College will host its Third Annual President's Scholarship Gala and Awards Ceremony commemorating the 116th founding of the institution on Saturday, April 6 at the Charleston Marriot.

There will be a VIP reception and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. A silent auction will also take place throughout the event. Silent auction bidding begins at 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the gala will be used toward scholarship money for deserving students to attend Voorhees College.

During the gala, Voorhees College will present its Keeper of the Flame Award to Retired Circuit Judge Richard Fields. Fields was the first black person to open a law office in historic Charleston since the early 1900s and the first to ever become a legislator.

The mistress of ceremony is Sheila "Savannah" Johnson of "Charleston's number one adult radio station" Star 99.7. Johnson studied marketing at Voorhees College and Rutledge College. She has held the title of Miss Black Charleston 1980.  

The entertainment for the gala will be "Satin Finish Band," which is a show band with a variety of music styles including Motown, R&B and Jazz. 

This is a black-tie event. Individual tickets are $150 per person. For additional information, contact Teesa Brunson, communications director, at 803-780-1194 or