Tamron Hall to deliver the keynote address, En Vogue to perform at Maroon and Gray Affair

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018


Tamron Hall, an Emmy-nominated journalist, former national news anchor for NBC News, and current host of Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on the Investigation Discovery channel will serve as keynote speaker for Texas Southern University’s second annual Maroon & Gray Affair. The black-tie fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Houston. All proceeds will help close the financial gap for TSU students.

The Maroon & Gray Affair draws inspiration from the University’s hallmark colors to present an evening of elegance in support of student scholarships and programs. The Honorable Senfronia Thompson, State Representative D-141, and the Honorable Rodney Ellis, Harris County Commissioner Precinct One, will be recognized as this year’s alumni honorees.

“Our goal is to improve our annual graduation and retention rates by providing our students with a bridge over their financial challenges. This University wants to do everything in its power to support these incredible young people so that they can matriculate unencumbered from the start of their freshman year to the moment they walk across the graduation stage in four years,” said TSU President Austin A. Lane.

Comedian Billy Sorrells and Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan will serve as the master and mistress of ceremonies. R&B group En Vogue will provide the musical entertainment.

For more information about sponsorships, VIP tables or individual tickets, contact TSU’s Office of Development, visit or call TSU at 713-313-7073.

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Last updated: 09/25/2018