UCA will host “Gospel Explosion” on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus.
Eight gospel choirs and the UCA Ebony Models will take part in the event, which is sponsored by the UCA Financial Aid Office as a tribute and memorial scholarship fund-raising event in honor of the late longtime UCA employee, Fay Dunevant. The goal of the Financial Aid Office is to endow the scholarship.
Dunevant was employed at UCA from May 1979 until her death in July 1999. She left behind two daughters, an extended family, and many friends and co-workers. The majority of her years of service at UCA were with the Financial Aid Office.Dr. Lloyd Hervey, music minister at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, will serve as emcee for the event, which will feature:
Pleasant Branch Mass Choir
Pleasant Branch Children’s Choir
Judah Chorale ( former Ebony Singers)
ACTS Collegiate Choir
The Brown Family
Chad Hearne and Co.
Zion Temple COGIC
The UCA Ebony Models will perform at Intermission.
Dunevant was a member of Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church and mass choir.
Gospel Explosion is a free event and no tickets will be issued. However, a voluntary donation offering will be taken to fund the Fay Dunevant Memorial Scholarship. The permanent memorial fund will reside in the UCA Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.