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Union University Announces Scholarship Benefit Dinner Speaker

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.-The line of noteworthy speakers is continuing for an annual scholarship benefit for a West Tennessee university.

Union University officials announced Thursday that Dr. Benjamin S. Carson will headline the 2013 Scholarship Banquet. Dr. Carson is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins and serves as professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Children's Center for more than 25 years.

This year's banquet is the 16th for the Southern Baptist-supported school.

The event has raised more than $5.5 million for the more than 5,000 plus students who attend the university.

For more information, and tickets for the October 12 event, contact Union University at (731) 668-1818.