Delgado Community College is honoring the beloved “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” Irma Thomas, with an event at the college’s City Park Campus in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 13.
Thomas, a Grammy-winning singer and member of the Blues Hall of Fame, is a Delgado graduate, having attended classes as an adult in order to earn her degree in Business Studies.
“Irma’s 75th Birthday Bash” is both a celebration of the singer’s birthday and a fundraiser for the Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women, which the singer helped establish at Delgado ten years ago.
“W.I.S.E.” is an abbreviation for “women in search of excellence.” The Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women exists to empower women to help fulfill their academic, personal and professional potential. More information is available at http://www.dcc.edu/student-services/wise/irma.aspx.
Tickets for the event, scheduled Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m. – midnight, are $20 in advance and $25 at the door in the Student Life Center. Admission for those attending a 7 p.m. Patron Party is $100. Advance tickets are available online at www.dcc.edu/irma.
For more information, contact Melanie Deffendall, director of Delgado’s Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women, at (504) 671-6325, firstname.lastname@example.org.