ST. LOUIS, MO (Nov. 24, 2015) – The Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) men’s basketball team has much to celebrate this season: a 3-1 opening record with back-to-back wins at home and an exciting victory over a previously undefeated Lincoln (Mo.) University (LU) in the first-ever Show-Me State HBCU Classic basketball game on Saturday, November 21. Read more about the game here.
In addition to the HSSU Hornets’ 91-83 win against the LU Blue Tigers, the weekend was filled with several successful activities, including the university hosting 1,000 students from 22 high schools across the area for Senior Day on Friday, Nov. 20. Participants came from as far away as Finney High School in Detroit, which is the alma mater of Harris-Stowe’s 19th president, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack.
“I am really proud of Coach Alfred Williams and our men’s basketball team for a great start this season and for delivering such a decisive win in the first Show-Me State Classic,” Warmack said. “This event is great for our city and the Harris-Stowe campus was electric with activity throughout the entire weekend.”
Also last Friday, members of the HSSU and LU men’s basketball teams delivered more than 100 gift bags filled with canned and packaged goods to families with children attending Griffith Elementary and Koch Elementary Schools as part of HSSU Hornets Care, an outreach initiative to facilitate and deepen student, faculty and staff connections with the community (#HSSUCares). Parents also received $25 gift certificates from Schnuck’s markets to supplement their Thanksgiving holiday meals. Harris-Stowe has had an ongoing relationship with the two elementary schools in the Ferguson/Florissant and Riverview Gardens school districts since 2014.
About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU), located in midtown St. Louis, is a fully accredited four-year institution that offers 31 majors, minors and certificate programs in education, business and arts & sciences. In 2014, HSSU ranked No. 1 in the state of Missouri and No. 47 in the nation in granting degrees in mathematics and statistics to African-Americans according to Missouri Department of Higher Education and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, a newsmagazine that has ranked institutions conferring the most degrees to minority students for the past 30 years. The university, which has origins dating back to 1857, offers the most affordable bachelor’s degree in the state of Missouri.