Emerald Ball

The second annual Emerald Ball raised funds to support the Emerald Eagle Scholars program, which welcomed its first students in Fall 2007. The program, which President Gretchen M. Bataille launched with funds raised during her April 2007 inauguration celebration, is designed to help Texas' academically talented undergraduates with high financial need get the best chance to receive a college education.

The ball raised about $200,000, which brought the program's endowment to more than $500,000. The March 1 gala featured western swing band Asleep at the Wheel.

 

Emerald Ball Goes Texan

The Emerald Ball March 1 in the University Union raised funds to support the Emerald Eagle Scholars program, designed to give Texas' academically talented undergraduates with high financial need the best chance to receive a college education. Guests at the black-tie-and-boots ball enjoyed Western swing music from nine-time Grammy Award-winning group Asleep at the Wheel. A silent auction featured the works of Western artisans.

Photos by Jonathan Reynolds