Southern University at Shreveport is launching a new program that will help first generation college students become college graduates.
The Williams Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement is the new initiative, introduced Saturday morning at a launch breakfast to SUSLA leaders.
The program helps minority males who major in STEM, Education and Allied Health. The program pays for the books and tuition of the students.
It was created by two alumni Tina and Tony Williams, who donated more than $50,000 the program.
Co-Founder Tony Williams says,”it’s just amazing that if we can reach one young male, I mean you’ve had success. So for us to just to be able to come back home, come back in this city and make a difference, it’s huge.”
“We love people, that’s our main reason for doing it. We believe in something bigger than ourselves, and we definitely want to leave a legacy,” said Co-Founder Tina Williams.
Seven males are enrolled into the program and SUSLA plans to add 10 male students to the program every semester.