SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY JAG OF THE YEAR: AVERY JOHNSON!
The 28th annual Southern University Houston Alumni Mardi Gras Ball was an incredible success with unbelievable drawing power in 2009. It was held at the Hilton Post Oak Saturday night. The Southern Jag of the year was none other than NBA Coach, former player and Southern Grad Avery Johnson. State Representative (Harvard Law Grad) Sylvester Turner was the Grand Marshal while The Insite served as the Emcee for the big event. Also attending were Ralph Slaughter (SU Syster President), Tony Clayton (SU Board Chairman), Millette Clayton Scott, Shawn Armstrong, Carl Daniel SU Alumni Rookie of the Year) , Kalele ‘Party King’ Thumubutu, Dennis Brown, Cedric Upshaw, Cedric Shelton, Pastor Byron Stvenson, Avery and Cassandra Johnson, Paula Clayton, Achilles Williams (SU Board Member), Kevin Taylor Jarell, Edwin Stacia, Dennis Frazier, Kathryn Griffin Townsend, Tracey Jarell, Earl Nelson and the list goes on. Thousands of dollars were raised for scholarships for those hoping to attended Southern University. If you missed this event you missed the party of the year…but there’s always 2010!