Tougaloo College celebrates 150 years

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Tougaloo College is celebrating 150 years of existence.

Today the institution held an event in honor of the many partnerships that kept the college going all these years.

It is a way to recognize the ones who have made this milestone possible.

The Tougaloo College Department of Institutional Advancement is recognizing its community partners that have made generous contributions.

Those donations will fuel the education of several students at the eagle queen.

Akira Black says, “We get to see people actually give to my great institution. actually seeing everybody come together in reward to glue for being here 150 years is so amazing.”

Mike Peters is the president and Ceo of Ingalls Shipbuilding on the gulf coast.

Its the country’s biggest military shipbuilding company.

Friday Peters brought a check for 100–thousand dollars to support the college and its education scholarships.

“I think the history of the partnership is great. I’m hoping today to be able to raise a little bit more awareness about how important our early childhood education is and how the partnership can work to make that even better for Mississippi and the whole country”

There were several other businesses that also donated.

“This is an incredible event. 150 years in celebration of this partnership between the business community in the school. it’s the foundation for a lot of future success for this area and for our nation.” 

Akira Black says, “To actually see them find us a nice give back by keeping up good grades and getting involved through different organizations and clubs that make them happy to know their money is going back into such a great institution.”

It is a legacy success which the campus leaders want to see continue for another 150 years

Tougaloo College is a private, historically black college here in Mississippi.
the college was founded in 1869.

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