Student featured on UNCF telecast

Sept. 26, 2011

alt Saint Augustine's University senior Amber Thomas was featured on UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars,” which aired Sunday, Sept. 25, on BET. Thomas is one of many students who have benefited from funds from UNCF to help pay for their university education.

Thomas’ video segment highlighted her journey as a university student and how financial assistance from UNCF is helping her achieve her goal of becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college. President Dianne Boardley Suber was also interviewed in the segment.

UNCF’s “Evening of Stars” featured performances by Jill Scott, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild. The show has aired annually since 1979, becoming one of the longest-running televised events in U.S. history. Over the years, the broadcast has helped UNCF raise more than $200 million to support student scholarships.

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