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Jerry Gore African-American Heritage Scholarship established

Dec 8, 2017

Credit Morehead State University

The Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Jerry Gore African-American Heritage Scholarship.

The scholarship is a memorial recognition for MSU Alumnus, Jerry Gore (76).

Gore was a three-time MSU graduate. He went on to serve the University in a variety of positions for 27 years, retiring as the minority student affairs director.

In 1999, MSU Minority Student Services awarded him with an outstanding service award for being an advocate in promoting African-American heritage and paving the way for significant change at MSU.

Members of the African American Alumni Affinity Group established the scholarship.

Nearly 150 alumni made contributions totaling over $32,000 to endow the scholarship. The scholarship endowment will be managed by the MSU Foundation and investment income will be utilized annually to award a scholarship to a MSU student.

More information about giving opportunities is available by calling the MSU Foundation at 606-783-2033 or visiting http://www.moreheadstate.edu/giving