Dianna Hartwell-Williams donates uniforms to Golden Girls

Having strong personal ties to Alcorn State University has inspired professional dance coach Dianna Hartwell-Williams to extend her generosity by donating uniforms to the university’s Golden Girls.

“The Alcorn State Golden Girls have been a part of my life since the beginning of my HBCU days,” said Williams. “I’ve made numerous friends over the years that attended Alcorn and my god daughter was a Golden Girl. It’s always wonderful to support something you love. The love of dance reigns supreme in my heart.”

Hartwell-Williams, who stars in Lifetime’s reality TV show “Bring It!” and is the coach and founder of Dancing Dolls LLC in Jackson, Miss., was happy to contribute to the art of dance, especially since Sophomore Katherine Long and Freshman Caleda Cooper, who are Golden Girls and Dancing Dolls alumni, are a part of the team.

“It’s always wonderful to support something you love. The love of dance will always reign supreme in my heart. With Katherine and Caleda on the line now, it seems befitting to give to a university that they love.”

Hartwell-Williams is very proud to see her girls go from being young dancers to being part of a college dance troupe.

“I’ve watched them grow as dancers and as amazing young women. Watching them dance at Alcorn is bitter sweet because like parents, we want our kids to grow up but still be our babies. I’m so proud of their accomplishments. I hope their success continues.”

Band Director Dr. Renardo Murray was pleased with Hartwell-Williams’ generosity.

“She is a community icon and has personal ties to the Golden Girls. Her support means so much to the dance troupe. They will wear the uniforms with pride.” Said Murray

Senobia Rogers, who is the Golden Girls’ coach, expressed her appreciation for the sincere donation that Hartwell-Williams gave.

“It takes a coach of her own dance team to understand the importance of appearance for your girls. As a dance coach, I am more than grateful for the selfless contribution Dianna has given to the Golden Girls. We are all thankful and appreciative for her support,” said Rogers.

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