Alumni and friends who have contributed to Southern Arkansas University through the SAU Foundation during the past year enjoyed the President’s Gala on Friday, December 12, 2008, at the Magnolia Country Club. This annual event is a “thank you” to the alumni and friends who have so graciously shown their support for the University.
Entertainment was provided by “The Road Hoggs,” led by Zane Glasscock on guitar, and featuring vocals by David Price. Other members of the band included Andy Ray on drums, Brett Traylor on keyboard, and James Otwell on saxophone. Beth Anne Rankin, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Rankin, and Josh Kee, Associate Director of the SAU Foundation, sang “Silver Bells” and other selections. Heavy hours d’ oeuvres including shrimp, sausage croissants, spinach dip, and decadent chocolate cake were served.
Each guest received a blue and gold Mulerider Christmas Ball dated 2008 to display on their Christmas tree in the coming years.