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Hunter Celebration Week

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Hunter Celebration Week

Please join us as we honor Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. and Mrs. Sissy Hunter for 34 years of dedicated service to CSU. The week of April 16-20 has been selected for Celebration Week and we encourage everyone to attend the various events. Days and times of events have been scheduled to provide the maximum opportunity for all students, faculty, staff, coaches, alumni and donors to join with the campus family in honoring the Hunters. 

Student Breakfast

Monday, April 16 - 7:30 a.m. - Dining Hall
Students, faculty and staff are invited for breakfast to enjoy Dr. Hunter's favorite breakfast treat: grits!

Student Cookout

Tuesday, April 17 - 4:30 p.m. - Dining Hall/By the Reflection Pond
Students are invited to enjoy BBQ, hamburgers and hot dogs. Open to commuters and residents!

Awards Day

Wednesday, April 18 - 11 a.m. - Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
The last CSU Chapel of the semester highlights the achievements of students, faculty and staff.

Drop In Reception

Thursday, April 19 - 3-6 p.m. - Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership Drew Conference Center
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres with Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. and his wife, Sissy. A brief program will begin at 4 p.m.

Giving Day

Friday, April 20 - ALL DAY - Online
This event raises much-needed funds to support student scholarships at CSU! We encourage faculty, staff and coaches to contribute $34 to student scholarships in honor of Dr. Hunter's 34 years of leadership. Every gift matters, whether it’s $5, $34 or $100+. Your gift makes a tremendous impact! 

Thank you for considering supporting our deserving students by making a gift on April 20. You can give online at 

Last year, you helped us raise more than $66,000! Let’s make this year even better!

Brick Presentation

Friday, April 20 - 11 a.m. - In Front of Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
The CSU family and public is invited for the unveiling of a special brick presentation for Dr. and Mrs. Hunter.

Faculty, staff and coaches have a special opportunity to purchase a brick for 34% off the regular price of $100! This special pricing is made possible through the Whitfield Family Scholarship Challenge, which will match any new or increased gift, up to $75,000. You may purchase your brick at the presentation event or online by going to