Major: English Education

St. Francisville native, Breanna R. Willis says she is proud to continue her family tradition and attend Southern University. As a freshman, she is well on her way to join the ranks of successful SU alumni, and credits the support that she received from the Southern University System Foundation’s Eighteen-Eighty Society and AT&T as a very important part of her journey to become a teacher.

“Assistance from the Southern University System Foundation will make attaining my educational goals easier. I can focus on my future and become the best teacher that I can be,” said Willis.

The AT&T award has provided $25,000 in scholarship funding for SUBR students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

“Scholarships are increasingly more important in today’s economic setting from the perspective of the student as well as the educational institution; said State Representative Edward “Ted” James. Donations to the Southern University System Foundation will provide scholarships for those who may not have any other means by which to obtain an education. As the only historically black university system in America, Southern University’s success is critical to providing the leaders of tomorrow with opportunities of today. As a proud alum and former adjunct professor, I know that these scholarships will change lives for the young people at Southern.”

“We are happy to support the Southern University System Foundation Scholarship program,” said Berry Burnside-Balfour, AT&T Louisiana regional director.