Former U.S. Senator Paul Trible Jr., president of Christopher Newport University, will serve as the orator for the Holly Ball on December 28 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club.
The Holly Ball is a black tie invitational charity event that benefits the Tidewater Foundation, reported publicity chairman Patricia Gallagher. Proceeds reach the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula communities through grants from the foundation.
Each year the Holly Ball queen selects an outstanding member of the community to provide the annual oration on a topic relating to the spirit and origin of the ball, said Gallagher.
Trible was appointed Christopher Newport’s fifth president in 1996. Under his leadership, the university has become a top choice for high-ability students across America. Trible has overseen extensive improvements to academic offerings and a complete transformation of the campus into a world-class liberal arts and sciences university.
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