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2011 Annual COST Holiday Celebration



TSU President joined COST students, faculty and staff during the 2011 Annual Holiday Celebration. Also shown are COST Dean Lei Yu (far left), Miss TSU, Shartajeye Wright (middle), Miss COST Shamail Allen, and Mr. COST, Jonathan Jolivette (far right).   

“International Cultures in Harmony” was a most appropriate theme for the 2011 Annual COST Holiday Celebration. The faculty, staff, and students in the College of Science and Technology represent a conglomerate of rich heritage and cultures and this year’s annual “COST Holiday Celebration” highlighted the diversity.

The COST Holiday Celebration was held December 9, 2011 in the atrium of the New Science Center. This year the students celebrated together with the faculty and staff and student representatives from the numerous COST Student Organizations held leading roles in planning and helping to make the event a huge success. Alfonso Arteaga and Rachel Guthrie assisted Dr. Robert Ford and Ms. Dolly Spencer, Co-Chairs, as Master and Mistress of Ceremony of the celebration. Nicholas Moore spearheaded the distribution of door prizes provided by the COST Department Chairpersons, Dr. Alamelu Sundaresan, the Hispanic Student Organization and the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society. 2011 Annual COST Holiday Celebration


Dr Yu showing off one of his magic tricks!

A dance number by the Handys! 

Guests, some dressed in native cultural attire, received greetings from COST Dean, Dr. Lei Yu, COST Board of Advisors Chairperson, Paul Simmons, Mr. COST, Jonathan Jolivette, Miss COST, Shamail Allen, and Miss TSU, Shartajeye Wright and were entertained with the talent renditions of vocal solos by Latoia Brim, Thomas Johnson, and Adriene Tate, the Latin Dance Club, Dr. Carlos Handy (R and H Duet), Dr. Lei Yu (Magic tricks), Dr.James DuMond (Jokes), Narada Walker (Saxophone solo), and TSU Dance Company and later danced to music provided by DJ Christopher Edmond. 

The TSU Dance Company

The main attraction of the beautifully decorated atrium was an 8 foot Christmas tree that was adorned with ornaments, flags, and hand crafts that represented the many national and international cultures that mix and mingle every single day in the college.

Miss TSU observed in her greeting that “There are more things that unite us than divide us, especially during this joyous time of celebration.” How true. Again the COST provided the perfect venue for its diverse faculty, staff, students, and guests to sit back, relax, eat hearty, dance, and have great fun with one another.