Alumni Events

Bryan Opportunity Scholarship Program Dinner

This dinner is a formal banquet to raise funds for the Bryan Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Reception 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm

Chattanooga Convention Center Ballrooms
1150 Carter St, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423.775.7323 – 800.552.7926

Register by April 12, 2018

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Featured Speaker

Larnelle Harris is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct Hall of Fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle has become the epitome of talent and integrity in a career that spans over three decades.

Larnelle has garnered numerous accolades for his music including five Grammy Awards, eleven Dove Awards (three of which were for Male Vocalist of the Year), and a Stellar Award, among other honors. He has garnered nineteen #1 radio singles and countless top 10 hits. Songs such as “How Excellent Is Thy Name,” “I Miss My Time With You,” “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” plus many others, including his signature song, “Amen,” are now considered modern gospel music classics.

From the White House to the danger zone of the 38th Parallel, Larnelle has impacted audiences across the globe with his music and ministry. He was the first Christian artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union. He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history. Harris was recently honored by his home state of Kentucky with the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts.

Married to wife Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy) for over 44 years, Harris continues to tour worldwide, recently performing at the National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C., New York’s Carnegie Hall, as well as in Paris, France. In addition to his numerous solo dates, Harris also travels with various multi-artist tours. Wowing crowds with a voice that still soars with both soulfulness and tenderness, Larnelle continues to receive rave reviews for his performances. CCM Magazine recently described Harris as having a “larger-than-life stage presence with impeccable vocal prowess.”

About the Scholarship

The Bryan Opportunity Scholarship Program helps make Bryan College accessible to academically qualified Tennessee students with significant financial need. The program guarantees that eligible students will receive scholarship and/or grant funds to meet or exceed the cost of tuition at Bryan College.

Over $2,000,000 have been raised at these events over the years, and over 200 students have benefitted from this program.