Promise Keepers are individuals who commit themselves to creating educational and social opportunities for others through personal sacrifice and overcoming challenging obstacles. Will you help keep our promise?
To know who the Promise Keepers are, one must first understand the origin of the promise that they keep. The promise that race and ethnicity would no longer serve as barriers for admittance began in the summer of 1964. Joyce Hill enrolled in a summer course which marked the official desegregation of the University and four years later, her cousin, Celestine Hill, became its first African American graduate. The obstacles that they, and other African American students, overcame as pioneers for diversity and inclusion further solidified that no matter the sacrifice, African Americans deserved the right to access equal educational and social opportunities.
While it is important to recognize and honor those from our past, it is equally as important to further their mission and create those same pathways for the next generation. At Georgia College, we are committed to keeping that promise and hope you will join us by making your gift today.
Become a Promise Keeper and support the Scholarship. Today, we are asking you to join together and impact our African American students by raising $10,000.