14th Annual Orange and Green Scholarship Gala


SARASOTA, FL – The Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Orange & Green Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the Renaissance on 9th, 1816 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL. There will be a Pre-Gala Reception starting at 6:00pm and the Program will begin at 7:00pm. The ticket cost is $50.00, which includes dinner and live music entertainment. The Orange & Green Scholarship Gala is the primary fundraising event for Sarasota-Manatee Chapter.

This year, we will be awarding scholarships to 8 local students who will be enrolling in Florida A&M University. Over the past 17 years, more than $60,000.00 in scholarship money has been given by the Chapter to recipients from Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The Keynote Speaker will be new Florida A&M University National Alumni President Lt. Colonel Gregory Clark. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Florida A&M University. A 26-year veteran of the United States Army Reserves, currently holding the rank of lieutenant colonel, Greg is a graduate of the United States Army Command & General Staff College. LTC Clark is a highly decorated soldier and the recipient of many awards. LTC Clark assumed command of the 7242nd Medical Support Unit in Gulfport, Mississippi, March 16, 2014.

Greg is a former star baseball player of the 1988, 1990 & 1991 MEAC Champion Rattler Baseball Team. A 33rd degree mason, Greg is a member of many prestigious organizations to include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity Inc. and 100 Blackmen of America.

For tickets or sponsorship information, please contact Angel Hill , Orange & Green Gala Committee Chairperson, at (941) 773-1717 or by email at ahill@saramanarattlers.com.