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TSU Alumni Respond To President's Contribution Challenge

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 18:55:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover challenged the university's alumni -- and they've responded with their dollars.

Shortly after taking office in January 2013, Glover presented a check for $50,000 and challenged each alumni chapter to "match my gift or follow my lead in giving to TSU."

She announced at an event during the Southern Heritage Classic festivities in Memphis over the weekend that alumni and fans' financial giving to the university has exceeded $12.4 million.

Top contributors are the Alpha Theta Network Chapter with nearly $260,000; the Beta Omicron Chapter with about $183,000; the Nashville Chapter with roughly $146,000; and the Memphis-Shelby Chapter with nearly $138,000.

The challenge ends Sept. 30.

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