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Held on Saturday, October 10, 2020

Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

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The 2020 Virtual Jessup Gala

Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

A Tribute to President Emeritus, Bryce Jessup, 1935 – 2020

“I Will Get There”


President’s Welcome

Dr. John Jackson

This evening will be like no other! I want to welcome you to this year’s virtual gala…it’s our first one ever and I assure you it will be a unique and dynamic look into the Jessup past, present, and future. Our theme is Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow and it could not be more appropriate. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we simply have no certainties in life other than the certainty of the goodness of God.

The future is often seen most clearly through our amazing students. You’ll hear stories that will move you and encourage your heart.

You are not only partners in their journey, you are the key to it! Thanks for joining us as we watch the future become reality one life at a time.

Student Hosts’ Introduction

Daija Kendrick ‘20, Criminal Justice, Youth Counselor
Briana Rios, Fall 2020, Kinesiology

A message from Jessup alumna Erica Dias, VP Marketing and Communications, SAFE Credit Union

Student and Alumni Impact Stories

Nicolas Gauthier ‘17, Legislative Director for Assemblyman Steven Choi for State Assembly District 68
Tifani Ebrahimi, Spring 2021, Biology Major-PreMed
Hazel Jeyaprakash, Spring 2023, Biology Major-PreMed
Isaiah Milan ‘20, Professional Basketball Player

Jessup Students and Alumni Unedited

Community Voices

Strength and Hope

Dr. John Jackson

“Lord of Hosts” Virtual Performance

University Choir and Orchestra

Celebratory Remarks

Dine with Us!

Download Chef Davin’s exclusive Virtual Gala dinner recipe and grocery list and cook along with his tutorial to recreate the Gala experience in your home!

On the menu: grilled marinated skirt steak with balsamic rosemary reduction, roasted golden garlic herb potatoes, and perfectly cooked broccolini.

The steak needs to marinate overnight, so be sure to get your ingredients soon!

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