Gift to Help Jazz Studies Program at A-State
This is A-State Connections on KASU. I’m Johnathan Reaves. Arkansas State University has announced the creation of an endowed professorship of jazz studies and an endowed scholarship for outstanding students in the jazz program. Alumnus Kade Holliday of Jonesboro, who is the Craighead County Clerk, made a gift commitment of 500-thousand-dollars to establish the two programs, with equal funding to each. Holliday also pledged additional annual gifts while the endowments built to maturity. Holliday was a member of the Marching Band, Trombone Choir, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. Director of the Jazz Studies Program Dr. Kenneth Carroll reacts to the gifts. Click on the Listen button for the complete interview.