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ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY INFORMATION


Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is located in Normal, Alabama and is a public college. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is a four year college and offers Bachelor's Degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, and a number of different programs and courses.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is in a relatively urban area (in or near a city), which may be something you prefer if you like a city lifestyle as a student.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University has a rolling admissions policy, which means that you can apply throughout the year for the upcoming semester.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is relatively smaller in size with an enrollment of only 6,182 students.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University accepts about 43% of its applicants on average, and 90% of the students receive some sort of financial aid for college at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.

If you are looking for more information on financial aid at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, you can may want to contact Carlos Clark, who is the Director of Financial Aid at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. You may also qualify for free grants for college in Alabama to attend Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.

You may also need to take one or more of the following tests to qualify for admission at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University:

  • ACT
  • GRE

If you are interested in joining the Army, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University does have an ROTC Army program that is available for attending students.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offers military credit for military courses that have been completed successfully by students.

If you have taken some advanced placement courses with an applicable test, or obtained credit from an other college, you may be eligible to transfer that credit to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offers the following co-op opportunities and programs to its students:

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Home Economics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offers the following extracurricular activities to its students:

  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Radio Station
  • Sports
  • Student Film
  • TV Station
  • Yearbook

On a 4.0 scale, the average high school gpa for students that are entering Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is 3.12.

Do a lot of students come from out of state to attend Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University? Well, about 41% of the student body at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University comes from outside the state of Alabama.

Do a lot of the students at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University live on campus? Well, about 95% live on campus, while 0% live off campus and commute to school every day.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Address:


4900 Meridian Street
Normal, Alabama 35762
Phone: 256-372-5000
Fax: 256-851-5244
Web Site: http://www.aamu.edu

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University admission closing date:


Rolling

Does Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offer Associate's degrees?


No

Does Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offer Bachelor's degrees?


Yes

Does Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offer Master's degrees?


Yes

Does Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offer Doctoral degrees?


Yes

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University average high school GPA:


3.12

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University tuition cost (estimate):


$4,430



Financial Aid is available only to those who qualify.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University room & board cost (estimate):


$4,770

Is Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University a private college?


No

Is Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University a coed college?


Yes

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University school calendar:


Semester

Is Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University a 2 year or 4 year college?


4 Years
Please Note: Length of programs pertain to finishing programs in normal time.

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University enrollment:


6,182 Students

Percentage of applicants accepted to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University


43%

Percentage of students at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University receiving financial aid:


90%

Percentage of African American students:


96%

Percentage of Native American students:


1%

Percentage of Asian students:


1%

Percentage of Hispanic students:


1%

Percentage of Caucasian students:


2%

Percentage of students living on campus:


95%





Other Activities Nearby:


Golf Courses in Normal


Data provided by Data-lists.com Universities and Colleges Database. Data last updated on 2007-10-05.

ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY IN ALABAMA GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

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ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY NEWS

Volunteers Prepare Campus for Students’ Return
A group of enthusiastic alumni showed their love for the University and ASU students during a residence hall cleanup just prior to the start of spring semester.


NSF Awards ASU Grant Totaling Nearly $1 Million
A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow for a significant expansion of ASU’s research capacity.


Student-Athlete Graduates Earn Their Sashes
More than 30 student-athletes were honored with a reception, as they prepare for graduation on Friday, Dec. 9.


Alumnus Remembered as Champion for Youth and ASU
Funeral services were held on Dec. 3, for well-known ASU alumnus and community leader, Robert E. James.


Cast Your Vote for Miss ASU to be Featured in ‘EBONY’ Magazine
Vote today for Miss ASU, Suna Njie, to be included in an upcoming edition of "EBONY" magazine.


ASU Confers More than 400 Degrees during Fall Commencement
Alabama State University’s 294th Commencement exercises included 430 candidates for degrees and a poignant moment for three graduates.


A Look Ahead to 2017
With 2016 coming to a close, there’s a lot to look forward to in the New Year. Here are some expected highlights for 2017:


Bama State Style Returns to National Television
“Bama State Style,” the television reality series featuring Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets, will return to television on Jan. 10, on the Aspire network.


Work Progresses on the New Interpretive Center
Work is advancing on the $5 million Selma-to-Montgomery Interpretive Center, located on the campus of Alabama State University.


Tropical Disease Expert Speaks about Zika Virus
A nationally known expert on infectious diseases was the guest lecturer at an ASU forum focusing on the Zika virus.


ASU Students Receive Scholarships in STEM Disciplines
More than $78,000 in scholarships have been awarded to ASU students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines for the current academic year.


New Date Set for Fall Convocation
The annual Fall Convocation, featuring the President's "State of the University" address, has been moved to Sept. 22.


Inauguration held for SGA Officers
The officers of the Student Government Association were sworn in on Sept. 14 during ceremonies held in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.


Fall Convocation Features ‘State of the University’ Address
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd will deliver the “State of the University” address during ASU’s annual Fall Convocation on Sept. 15.


Prospective Students: It's Time to Connect
ASU’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment will host its annual Fall Connection Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.


Alumni Roundup in San Antonio Draws Crowd of Excited Fans
A large crowd of Hornets fans filled a popular San Antonio restaurant on Saturday, September 3, for the inaugural Alumni Roundup and pre-game rally.


Nat King Cole Jazz Festival: Great Music and Family Fun
The sounds of smooth jazz and soulful blues filled the air on Sunday, Sept. 4, as the Nat King Cole Jazz Festival returned to downtown Montgomery.


Originator of ‘Black Power’ Slogan Speaks at National Center Symposium
Civil rights activists and scholars spoke to a crowded room at ASU's National Center on Friday, Aug. 26 for a symposium exploring the origins of the Black Power Movement.


Stevenson Challenges the Class of 2020 to ‘Change the World’
One of the nation’s leading voices for criminal justice reform, Bryan Stevenson, delivered an inspiring address at ASU’s University College Convocation, challenging the Class of 2020 to change the world by channeling their own unique abilities.


ASU Receives $349,000 Grant for Educational Talent Search Program
Alabama State University has received a five-year, $349,000 grant to help students prepare for college success through its TRIO program.


Music Student Performs at International Piano Festival
An ASU senior music major recently attended an international music festival this summer in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she performed during the closing concert.


ASU Student Attends Prestigious Thurgood Marshall Seminar
An ASU music education major was selected to attend the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Teacher Quality Retention Program.


Dr. Cheryl Easley Welcomed as New Health Sciences Dean
The new dean of ASU's College of Health Sciences got a warm welcome to Hornet Nation during a reception held in her honor Tuesday, August 9.


Get Your Tickets Today for the Alumni Round-Up Brunch
The season of football and road trips is fast approaching, and ASU has planned an exciting alumni brunch for Hornets fans attending ASU’s game against the Roadrunners of UT-San Antonio on Sept. 3.


Military Retirement Ceremony Held for ASU ROTC Detachment Commander
The longest serving airman in United States Air Force history was among those gathered on the ASU campus recently to honor Lt. Col. Tangela D. Spencer, commander of ASU’s ROTC Detachment 019, upon her retirement from the armed services.


'Just Mercy' Selected as ASU Common Reader Initiative
ASU's Class of 2020 will receive copies of Bryan Stevenson's powerful book, "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption," as part of the 2016 Campus Common Reader Initiative.


$285,000 Grant to Focus on Collaborations and Prostate Cancer Research
Alabama State University has been awarded a major grant that will help fund a collaborative prostate cancer research program between ASU and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.


107-Year-Old Alumna Visits Campus
Alabama State University's oldest living graduate visited the campus on Wednesday, July 27, spending time with President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Campus-wide Power Outage on July 28
The Alabama State University campus will be closed Thursday, July 28 due to a planned power outage.


ASU Helps Find Housing and Employment for Homeless Veterans
Nearly 100 people attended ASU's first ever housing and career fair for homeless veterans.


Lincolnites’ Reunion: ‘The Legacy Lives’
The Lincolnite Club, Inc., recently held its biennial reunion, honoring the legacy of the nine freed slaves who founded the Lincoln Normal School that would one day become Alabama State University.


Press Conference Held for Wednesday’s Anti-Crime Town Hall & Block Party
Officials held a press conference at ASU to discuss a community-wide town hall and block party that aims to open dialogue and find solutions to tackle crime in the Montgomery community.


Grant Expands ASU-UAB Cancer Research Program
A select group of high school and undergraduate students are spending their summer at ASU learning about cancer research and gaining exposure to the STEM fields thanks to the expansion of a federal grant.


Camp G.I.F.T.E.D. Provides ‘A Voice’ for Special Actors
Participants of ASU's Camp G.I.F.T.E.D. held a performance culminating the weeklong summer performing arts program.


‘Booked on Heritage’ Shares Children’s Story of E.D. Nixon Sr.
Dozens of children spent part of the day at ASU’s National Center, where they enjoyed a book about E.D. Nixon, Sr., and learned more about their own history and heritage.


ASU's WVAS, Public Safety Sponsor Town Hall Meeting
As cities across the nation grapple with the fallout from recent police shootings and the Dallas sniper attack, an ASU-sponsored town hall meeting provided a forum for community dialogue.


Spotlight: Dr. Tanjula Petty
Dr. Tanjula Petty is living out her passion to serve as an educator and a change agent through her position as the chief academic officer for Albany Technical College.


ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment Celebrates 45th Anniversary
Alabama State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 019 is celebrating 45 years of training students to become officers in the United States Air Force and leaders in the world.


Melendez: 'Extremely Thankful for My Time at ASU'
Head Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez said he has "nothing but cherished memories" of his time at Alabama State, after accepting a new coaching position in Florida.


Hornets Football Receives APR Award
Alabama State University's football recently received a national honor for the program's latest Academic Progress Report.


ASU Celebrates Two New Degree Programs, Release from SACS Warning
Students and employees gathered to celebrate the recent announcement that ASU’s accrediting body has lifted the institution from warning status and has approved two exciting new degree programs.


‘Walking in Black History’ Students Visit ASU
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd spent time with a group of middle and high school students who visited the campus to learn more about the University and its role in civil rights history.


Camp 3T Draws National ‘Stars’ to Campus
Participants in the annual Camp 3T program are getting one-on-one instruction and mentoring from a diverse group of entertainers and artists, many of whom attended the camp themselves as teens.


High School Grads Attend ASU’s Nanobiotechnology Research Training Program
Some of the Montgomery-area’s most talented young scholars are getting hands-on research experience in the STEM fields alongside ASU faculty mentors as part of an eight-week summer training program.


U.S. Transportation Secretary Brings Message of Connecting Communities to ASU
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx spoke to a packed audience in the theater of ASU's John Garrick Hardy Student Center, as part of an event highlighting Montgomery’s role in the nation’s transportation history and exploring current matters related to transportation.


ASU Professors Awarded $20,000 in Fellowship Grants
The Alabama State Council on the Arts has awarded four ASU professors a total of $20,000 in fellowship grants that will allow them to further enhance their work in the arts.


TAPS Campers Travel to ‘The Land of Oz’
More than 150 campers wowed a large crowd at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome, as they presented their final performance as part of the annual Theatre Arts Performing School (TAPS).


Registration Underway for ASU’s Middle-School Music Camp
ASU’s Department of Music is hosting a special camp for middle school band and choral students looking to hone their skills over the summer.


ASU Announces Warning Status Lifted by SACSCOC
Alabama State University has been lifted from warning status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


LIVESTREAM: U.S. Transportation Secretary to Speak at ASU
ASU will livestream its event featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who will visit the campus as part of discussions about Montgomery’s impact on transportation following the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as current opportunities related to transportation.


Alumna Wins Book of the Year Award
An ASU alumna has earned an award for her children’s book that celebrates a young girl’s ever-changing natural hair texture and styles.


WVAS-FM Announces Special Programming for Black Music Month
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ASU Receives $815,000 Grant to Aid Children and Women's Health Care
Alabama State University has received its third, five-year federal grant to help its Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program continue working to improve healthcare for children and mothers from minority populations.


U.S. Transportation Secretary to Speak at ASU on June 14
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit the ASU campus as part of discussions about Montgomery’s historic impact on transportation following the Montgomery Bus Boycott, as well as current opportunities related to transportation.


ASU NAA to Hold 34th Biennial Convention in Las Vegas
Early registration is underway for the 34th Biennial Convention of the ASU National Alumni Association, which will be held next summer in Las Vegas.


Professor Co-authors New Book on Cancer Research
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Scholars Spend Summer Conducting Research at ASU
A group of undergraduate scholars from around the world will call the ASU campus home this summer, as they participate in a 10-week research program along with faculty mentors.


ASU to Host a Variety of Summer Camps
Parents in search of activities featuring both fun and enrichment for their children this summer will find a host of options on the ASU campus.


ASU Welcomes New Students for Summer Term
New students enrolled for ASU’s summer term are getting their first taste of campus life, as the University hosts the summer session of its New Student Orientation program.


Alumna Crowned IFBB Figure Pro
An ASU alumna is achieving her dreams as a top national-level bodybuilding competitor.


Mighty Marching Hornets Band Appears in New Movie
ASU’s showstopping Mighty Marching Hornets band will be seen worldwide in a new movie scheduled for release in November.


Hornets Baseball Wins SWAC Championship
The ASU baseball team completed an unprecedented run by winning the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship with a 7-5 win over defending champion Texas Southern.


Lady Hornets Win First SWAC Softball Championship
ASU's Lady Hornets softball team has made history with its first SWAC Championship title and now is headed to the NCAA Regional Tournament.


Professor Receives Travel Grant to International Conference
An ASU professor and cancer researcher has been awarded a travel grant to attend one of the world’s largest events in the field of immunology.


VIDEO: Steve Harvey's Speech at ASU Commencement
Global entertainer Steve Harvey was the speaker for the 293rd Spring Commencement at Alabama State University on Saturday, May 7, 2016.


Historic Weekend for Hornets Athletics
ASU's women's track has captured its 7th straight outdoor track and field SWAC Championship and 5th straight Triple Crown, while the Hornets baseball team has become the first SWAC team to go undefeated in conference play.


Steve Harvey Challenges ASU Students to ‘Be Great’
An overflow crowd filled ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome for the University’s Spring Commencement Exercises, where world-famous entertainer and entrepreneur Steve Harvey delivered a stirring Commencement address.


Cheerleading to Host Summer Clinic, Camp
ASU will host two exciting programs for area youth or cheer squads looking to sharpen their cheerleading skills this summer.


Surprise Scholarships Presented to New Members of Hornet Nation
ASU officials have made “surprise” visits to several area high schools this week, presenting more than $300,000 in scholarships and welcoming dozens of high school seniors into the Hornet Nation.


Golden Class Celebrates 50-Year Reunion
Members of ASU’s Golden Class of 1966 returned to their old stomping grounds to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of their graduation from O’ Mother Dear.


Board of Trustees Elects New Officers
The Alabama State University Board of Trustees voted on new leadership during a meeting held Friday, May 7.


ASU Student Studies Abroad, Lands Google Internship
From a recent study abroad experience in Barcelona to an upcoming internship with Google, Jamie Coleman is a shining example of the ASU mantra, “Opportunity is Here.”


ASU Scholarship Presentation Bittersweet Surprise for Birmingham Student
There wasn’t a dry eye in Birmingham’s Parker High School auditorium Thursday, April 28, as President Gwendolyn E. Boyd surprised a high school senior with a special ASU scholarship.


Alumnus Produces New Horror Film
An ASU alumnus and filmmaker is hoping to scare up success with his latest movie, a horror film titled “Exit 14.”


National Center Honors Alumnus for Outstanding Years of Service
ASU’s annual E.D. Nixon Institute celebrated a man whose dedication to preserving civil rights history led to the event’s founding nearly 15 years ago.


ASU Surprises Carver High Seniors with $160,000 in Scholarships
Alabama State University officials surprised seven seniors from Montgomery’s Carver High School with more than $160,000 in academic scholarships.


ASU Issues Statement on Death of Student
View Alabama State University's official statement regarding the death of one of its students in an automobile accident.


Medcalf Selected for National Leadership Program
An ASU professor and founding director of the University’s BFA in Dance program will participate in a national networking and leadership development program for dance professionals.


Theatre Students Making Their Mark on Stage and Beyond
All the world truly is a stage for students in ASU’s Department of Theatre, who have racked up an impressive list of awards and career opportunities.


Hornets Athletics Teams Score Big with APR
A total of 14 Hornets athletics programs scored at or above the national benchmark, as the NCAA released its annual academic progress ratings, with 17 of ASU's 18 athletics programs meeting post-season eligibility qualifications for the upcoming season.


ASU Seeking Students for Free Transportation Summer Camp
Alabama State University has been awarded a $30,000 grant to host a summer camp aimed at encouraging high school students to pursue transportation careers.


ASU Professor Speaks at International Conference
An ASU professor of communications recently presented her research during the Popular Culture Association’s annual conference.


Graetz Symposium Honors White Civil Rights Allies
The 10th annual Robert and Jean Graetz Symposium engaged participants in a discussion about the role of white allies during the Civil Rights Movement.


Hornet Fest Provides End-of-Semester Fun
ASU’s third annual spring Hornet Fest drew a crowd of students and employees to the Student Center amphitheater for a fun day featuring food, games, prizes and a variety of activities.


Saturday STEM Academy Brings Science Education to River-Region Students
ASU’s Saturday STEM Academy is helping students in the River Region gain hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


ASU Students Win Top Honors at National Science Convention
Students from Alabama State University recently earned top honors and new leadership positions during a national science convention.


Communications Professor Remembered as a “Quiet Giant”
Colleagues, students and friends of the late Dr. Tracy Banks, a longtime professor in ASU’s Communications Department, remembered her as a “quiet giant” during a memorial service.


Men's, Women's Golf Teams Win SWAC Championships
The Hornets men's and women's golf teams have once again captured SWAC Championship victories, with the men earning their fifth consecutive title and the women earning their fourth consecutive title.


Students Elect 2016-17 SGA Officers, Miss ASU
Results were announced today for ASU’s SGA officers and Miss ASU for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, April 13
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Honors Day Convocation Celebrates Legacy, Leadership and Excellence
Some of ASU’s best and brightest students were recognized today for outstanding academic achievement during the University’s annual Honors Day Convocation.


University Honors 2015-16 Retirees
Alabama State University held a special celebration to honor 16 retirees who have contributed more than 395 combined years of service to the University.


Music Department Awarded Grant to Provide Enrichment Programs for Youth
Alabama State University’s Department of Music will offer a variety of music enrichment programs for students in Montgomery Public Schools as part of a recent grant.


ASU Receives $23,000 Grant For STEM Summer Program
Rising high school sophomores from the River Region will get a chance to sharpen their skills in STEM fields this summer during ASU’s UNITE program.


Spring Sting Full of Fun and Enrichment
Fresh off of the spring break holiday, ASU students returned to campus for a week of exciting activities during the University’s first ever Spring Sting event.


WVAS-FM Honored with Four Statewide Broadcasting Awards
?WVAS-FM recently was honored with four broadcasting awards by the Alabama Broadcasters Association.


Boyd to Receive Honor during WVAS Women’s History Month Celebration
As part of WVAS-FM’s celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd will be honored for outstanding leadership and service to the community.


COBA Students Receive Offers from Top Fortune 500 Companies
Students from ASU’s College of Business Administration soon will be making their mark as new employees and interns at top Fortune 500 companies.


Biology Major Receives Summer Research Fellowship
An ASU junior biology major will spend this summer working for one of the nation’s leading research organizations.


2016 Football Season Tickets On Sale Monday
Season tickets for the upcoming Hornets football season, which features five exciting home games, will go on sale Monday, April 4.


Steve Harvey to Hold News Conference at ASU
World famous television and radio host, comedian, actor and best-selling author Steve Harvey will join Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd at the ASU Stadium Saturday for a news conference concerning a major announcement.


HBCU Presidents' Summit on STEM Supported by Federal Agencies
Representatives from some of the nation's foremost agencies weighed in on the impact of the Presidents' Summit on STEM held at Alabama State University.


STEM Summit Touted as ‘Huge Success’
Leaders of more than 30 HBCUs are leaving Montgomery energized and excited about future collaborations in advancing STEM opportunities, thanks to a three-day STEM summit hosted by Alabama State University.


ASU Hosts Inaugural HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM
Alabama State University will host leaders of some of the nation’s most prestigious and historic institutions of higher education on its campus for the inaugural NSF-sponsored HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM.


ASU MCH Connect Summer Academy Application Deadline is March 18
ASU freshman and sophomore students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers that impact women and children are encouraged to apply for a unique summer training program offered through the College of Health Sciences.


Lady Hornets Win Back-to-Back SWAC Basketball Titles
ASU's Lady Hornets have made history after winning back-to-back SWAC Championship titles.


HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM Opens in Montgomery
The opening session of the inaugural HBCU Presidents' Summit on STEM, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Alabama State University, was held Sunday, March 13.


Nationally Recognized Higher Education Expert Speaks at STEM Summit
Nationally renowned higher education expert and college president Dr. Freeman Hrabowski encouraged university leaders attending the HBCU Presidents’ Summit on STEM to rethink science education at their institutions.


Voting Top Topic at Bill Clinton’s Campaign Stop at ASU
A crowd of hundreds flocked to the ASU campus for a chance to see former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who visited the University during a campaign stop in support of his wife’s bid for the presidency.


ASU Culminates Black History Month with Lecture
Students attending ASU’s Black History Month Lecture received an inspiring message about fulfilling the legacy of excellence for HBCUs.


ASU Students Rally for Higher Education
Alabama State University students added their voices to a large chorus of university students and higher education advocates gathered at the Alabama State House Thursday, Feb. 25 to rally for funding equity.


Black History Month Lecture to Feature Alumna, School President
Dr. Monica Motley, ASU alumna and president of the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science, will serve as the guest speaker for ASU’s Black History Month Lecture.


Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Calvin L. Williams to Speak at ASU
The ASU Campus Programming Board will host a special program for students featuring Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Calvin L. Williams.


Alumna Joins Peace Corps, Helps Fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana
A leap of faith has landed one ASU alumna thousands of miles from home, where she is helping to fight HIV/AIDS in Botswana.


Alumnus Frederick Reese Receives Congressional Gold Medal
ASU alumnus and civil rights foot soldier, the Rev. Frederick D. Reese, was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony at the White House.


Vaughn Honored with Signature Dinner
Alabama State University honored one of its most revered educators, Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr., with a black-tie signature dinner attended by former students, colleagues and community members.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Feb. 3
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Cyrus Signs with CFL Team
Hard work and dedication have paid off for Hornets football standout Malcolm Cyrus, who recently signed with the Canadian Football League.


ASU to Host Summer STEM Boot Camp in Birmingham
Rising 8th and 9th grade students in the Birmingham area will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in STEM during a Summer STEM Boot Camp hosted by ASU.


ASU Receives Third Grant To Teach High School Students Cancer Research
ASU will help expose the next generation of scientists to groundbreaking cancer research this summer, thanks to the institution’s third grant under the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program.


116th Founders’ Day: Honoring Those to Whom Honor is Due
Alabama State University paused to honor its founders as well as two longtime academic leaders and two of its most faithful alumni during the 116th Founders’ Day observance.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Jan. 20
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Alumna Makes History as Administrator of Montgomery County Courthouse
An ASU alumna has made history with her new role with the Montgomery County Courthouse.


Dr. Bryan K. Fair to Speak at ASU’s Distinguished Lecture Series
A noted author and distinguished law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law will serve as the keynote speaker for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ Distinguished Lecture Series.


ASU VP to Speak at Community-wide Jobs Workshop in Selma
ASU’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement is the featured speaker for an upcoming Community-wide Jobs Workshop in Selma.


MLK Convocation Speaker Declares ‘Recess is Over’
The keynote speaker for ASU’s annual MLK Convocation challenged those in attendance to roll up their sleeves and recommit to the work of achieving King’s dream.


ASU to Celebrate 116th Founders’ Day, Honor Former Dean
A black-tie dinner honoring Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr. and the annual Founders’ Day Convocation are part of the upcoming celebration of Alabama State University’s 116th Founders’ Day.


Hundreds Gather to Celebrate the Life of Alumnus Kenneth “Kenny J” Smith
Longtime radio personality and ASU alumnus Kenneth “Kenny J” Smith was remembered today for his distinctive voice, engaging personality and big heart.


Music Department Offers Piano for Children Lessons
Registration now is open for ASU's Piano for Children program, which serves children ages 6 to 12.


ASU-UAB Scientists Receive $50,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Research
Researchers at ASU and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have received a $50,000 grant for a collaborative breast cancer research project.


NAA Launches Nationwide Recruitment Effort
ASU’s National Alumni Association, under the leadership of a new president, is launching a nationwide effort to increase membership and alumni participation.


Alumnae Make National News
Those appearing before the District Court in Birmingham, Ala., will now be “seeing double,” as twin sisters and ASU graduates Shera Grant and Shanta Owens both are serving as District Court judges.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Jan. 6
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Saving the ‘Life of Reylly’
Students who traveled to Peru for a 10-day medical research and internship program were touched by the plight of an 8-year-old boy they encountered in a hospital there and have started a fund to help him receive the medical care that could save his life.


Alumnus Howard Watkins Appointed to ASU Board of Trustees
A committed ASU alumnus who has dedicated countless hours recruiting students to attend his beloved alma mater recently was appointed to the ASU Board of Trustees.


ASU Student Attends International Climate Change Conference in France
ASU student Rashad Grimes was among those from around the globe who attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where the historic Paris Agreement was reached.


ASU’s College of Education Ranked as a Top Producer of Teachers
ASU’s largest and oldest degree-granting college, the College of Education, is ranked as the third top producer of teachers among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


A Look Ahead: Upcoming Dates for 2016
From University-wide convocations and athletic events to business workshops and music recitals, Alabama State University’s 2016 calendar includes a variety of events.


ASU Music Majors Accepted to Prestigious Vann Vocal Institute
Several ASU music majors have been selected to attend the prestigious Vann Vocal Institute, where they will have an opportunity to study and network with internationally acclaimed opera singers.


MLK Convocation Speaker Announced
ASU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will feature the Rev. Matthew L. Watley, executive minister of Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale, Md.


Alumnus Named to Mobile Bay Magazine’s '40 Under Forty'
An ASU alumnus has been recognized by Mobile Bay Magazine for his community involvement and professional leadership.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Dec. 9
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Graduates Grateful for Opportunities at ASU
More than 400 graduates made the transition from students to alumni on Friday, December 11, as the University held its 292nd Commencement Exercises.


Student Receives Travel Award to STEM Conference
A graduate student in ASU’s forensic science program has received an award to cover travel expenses for a national STEM conference.


University to Celebrate 116th Founders’ Day
A black-tie dinner and the annual Founders’ Day Convocation are part of the upcoming celebration of Alabama State University’s 116th Founders’ Day.


Get Your Personalized Brick in Time for Founders’ Day
The “Help Lay a Foundation for Excellence” campaign is giving alumni and supporters an exciting opportunity to leave a tangible, lasting legacy on ASU’s campus.


Historical Marker Dedicated at ASU to Civil Rights Icons
Alabama State University paused today to pay homage to local footsoldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, dedicating a historical marker in front of one of the University’s oldest buildings.


WVAS Partners with NPR to Host Michel Martin’s ‘Going There’ Discussion on Bus Boycott
ASU’s WVAS-FM 90.7 partnered with National Public Radio to host a special broadcast of Michel Martin’s “Going There,” which explored the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott as well as today’s civil rights struggles.


Student Wins Award at National Biomedical Research Conference
An ASU junior biology/pre-health major recently was recognized for his poster presentation during a national biomedical research conference.


NAA Raffle Raises $75,000
The National Alumni Association has announced that members raised more than $75,000 from their annual raffle.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Nov. 25
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Alumnus Elton Dean Appointed by the Governor to Prestigious State Board
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed an ASU alumnus and former Board of Trustees chair to the Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Bank’s Board of Directors.


COBA Partners with Tec-Master to Launch Mentor Protégé Program for Students
Students in ASU’s College of Business Administration will receive real-world experience and training with a budding technology firm through a new Mentor Protégé agreement.


Bryan Stevenson Names ‘Four Steps to Create Justice’
Equal Justice Initiative founder, Harvard Law School graduate and best-selling author Bryan Stevenson discussed the “four steps to create justice” during a visit to the ASU campus on Wednesday, Nov. 11.


Alumna Named Teacher of the Year at Atlanta School
A veteran educator and ASU alumna has been recognized for her dedication and unique approach to increasing the academic success of her students.


ASU Sponsors Big Data Analytics Workshop
ASU will welcome faculty and graduate students and expert speakers from several universities as it hosts a Big Data Analytics Workshop aimed at adapting and integrating big data analytics in mathematics courses.


HPER Club Wins Baughman Award for Second Consecutive Year
For the fourth time and the second year in a row, ASU’s HPER Club has received a statewide award named for a pioneer in the areas of health and physical education.


ASU Student Hosts Local Art Exhibition
A freshman visual arts major is hosting an art exhibition showcasing her work along with the works of 12 other River Region artists.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Nov. 4
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Dean Receives Mississippi Governor’s Arts Award
The dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is being honored in her home state of Mississippi with an award she helped to launch nearly three decades ago.


President Boyd and Fellow Alumna Shera Grant Receive Statewide Honors
Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and alumna Shera Grant are among 34 women recently honored as "Women Who Shape the State."


Professor Helps Young Children Learn through Music
An ASU professor is helping Montgomery preschool-age children develop school readiness skills through music.


Hornets Host Faith & Freedom Night during Prairie View Game
ASU will host Faith & Freedom Night during the Hornets game against the Prairie View A&M Panthers this Saturday, Nov. 14.


5K Freedom Run-Walk helps River Region Veterans
ASU’s WVAS-FM will host its second annual 5K Freedom Run-Walk honoring River Region veterans.


Global Ties Alabama Celebrates 50th Anniversary at ASU
A group dedicated to fostering international relationships through exchange programs throughout the state of Alabama celebrated its 50th anniversary during an annual meeting and luncheon held at ASU.


Hornets Sting Bulldogs in 74th Magic City Classic
The ASU Hornets have earned bragging rights in this year's Magic City Classic, beating the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 35 to 20.


Career Day with Alumni ‘Bridges the Gap’
Alumni from across the country visited their alma mater this week to share wisdom and professional advice with current students as part of the annual Career Day with Alumni event.


New Kick-off Time for Turkey Day Classic Game
Kick-off time for the 92nd Turkey Day Classic football game, which will be played on Saturday, Nov. 21, has been moved to 3 p.m.


Magic City Classic Ambassador, Post-game Concert Announced
Anthony Anderson, star of the hit ABC sitcom, “Blackish,” has been announced as this year’s Magic City Classic ambassador, while chart-topping R&B group Jagged Edge has been announced as the post-game concert act.


Classes to Reunite for Annual TDC Alumni Scholarship Breakfast
This year’s annual Alumni Scholarship Breakfast will honor the “Classes of the 5s and Os” and the Silver Class of 1990.


MSPO Students Garner National Awards
ASU’s Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics program is making its mark in the profession with two of its students recently earning prestigious awards during a national assembly.


Magic City Classic Tickets Still Available
The 74th Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola is just days away, and tickets still are available to attend the nation's largest HBCU football classic.


Women's Cross Country Wins Fifth Consecutive Title
For the fifth straight year, the ASU women's cross country team has captured the SWAC Championship.


Coach Jenkins Leads ASU Support for Injured Southern Player
ASU Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins has spearheaded the University's efforts in support of injured Southern University football player, Devon Gales.


Brick Campaign: Get Your Personalized Paver in Time for Homecoming
November 2 is the deadline to purchase personalized bricks in time for the ninth paver installation, which will be unveiled just in time for Homecoming 2015.


Professor Receives Prestigious Forensic Science Grant
An ASU forensic science professor recently was awarded a grant to further her research in the field.


NPR, WVAS to Live Stream Event at Historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
As part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott, ASU’s WVAS-FM 90.7 is teaming up with National Public Radio to host a conversation between civil rights footsoldiers and today’s youth.


Theatre Arts Graduate Travels Abroad for Internship
A recent graduate of ASU’s theatre arts program has embarked on an all-expense paid, six-month travel experience to South America, where she is working as an intern at a Buenos Aires-based location company.


'President's Perspective' for Wednesday, Oct. 7
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Miss ASU Coronation Honors Past, Celebrates Future
Alabama State University crowned the reigning Miss ASU while honoring its campus queens and kings at the 68th Miss ASU Coronation.


Students Receive Travel Awards to Present Biomedical Research
Students from ASU’s Cancer Biology Research and Training Program have received travel awards to attend and present research at a four-day, national conference in Seattle.


Innovative Car Manufacturer Eyes ASU as Potential Partner
The manager of a Detroit-based technology company visited the ASU campus today, where he discussed the potential of future partnerships with the University and the capital city


ASU Spotlight: Kendall Williams
An ASU junior accounting major described his study-abroad journey to China this summer as a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience.


ASU Awarded Major Federal Grant for NanoBiotechnology Research and Training
ASU has received a grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Program to promote STEM careers among women and minorities.


President Boyd Receives Top Honors
Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd has received three honors recently for her record of leadership and her accomplishments as President of Alabama State University.


New Pageant Crowns ‘Little Miss’ Contestants
More than a dozen young girls showed off their brightest smiles, best talents and finest gowns this weekend during the University’s inaugural “Little Miss” Pageant.


ASU Family Mourns Passing of Trustee Emeritus
The Alabama State University family is saddened to announce the passing of Trustee Emeritus Oscar L. Crawley.


New Online Application Process for Turkey Day Classic Parade
ASU has made it even easier for participants to enter its annual Turkey Day Classic Parade, with a convenient, new online application process.


Center for Leadership and Public Policy Co-hosts Dementia Care Conference
Alabama State University's Center for Leadership and Public Policy joined the Alabama Department of Senior Services to host a Dementia Care Conference in Prattville.


ASU to Host Saturday STEM Academy for Area Students
ASU’s College of Science, Mathematics and Technology will host two Saturday STEM events designed to cultivate the interest of middle and high school students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Alumna Named Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist
An ASU alumna and veteran educator has been named the Howard County (Maryland) Teacher of the Year and is one of seven finalists for the 2015-16 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award.


Lecture, ‘Book Talk’ Discusses ASU’s Historic Lab High
Dr. Sharon G. Pierson visited the ASU campus on Thursday, Sept. 17 to discuss her book examining the historical impact of laboratory high schools on HBCU campuses such as Alabama State College’s Lab High.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Sept. 9
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Awarded $450,000 Grant to Conduct Tissue Generation Research
A new grant from the National Science Foundation is helping researchers at ASU explore new methods of artificial tissue generation, with a specific focus on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).


ASU Hosts Several Events Leading up to National HBCU Week Conference
Alabama State University will host several exciting events leading up to the National HBCU Week Conference, organized by the White House Initiative on Black Colleges and Universities.


Help ASU Win $50,000 in Allstate's HBC-I-Owe-U Program
Vote daily through Nov. 30, 2015, in the Allstate HBC-I-Owe-U program, and help Alabama State University win a $50,000 donation for scholarships.


ASU Helps Kick Off National 'Hoops ‘N Hip-Hop' College Tour
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady visited the ASU campus as part of the Magic Johnson Aspire Network’s kickoff of the Hoops ‘N Hip-Hop College Tour.


Football: ASU Hornets to Face Auburn Tigers in 2018
Alabama State University's Hornets will face the Auburn University Tigers on the gridiron in 2018, the first ever matchup between the two teams.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Sept. 2
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Scholarship Banquet Honors Bernice B. Kidd, Alumna and Veteran Educator
The Bernice B. Kidd Scholarship Banquet drew a large crowd of former students and friends who came to honor the veteran educator’s memory and continue her legacy.


Athletics Announcements Ignite Social Media Explosion
Several major announcements from ASU’s Athletics Department have sparked a flurry of social media responses and led to palpable excitement among Hornets fans.


Boyd to Deliver ‘State of the University’ Address
ASU’s annual Fall Convocation will feature the “State of the University” address delivered by President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU to Host 22nd Annual Career Day with the Alumni
Current students will glean professional insight and advice from dozens of University alumni who will visit the campus on Nov. 2 for the annual Career Day with Alumni event.


Alumnus Celebrates 20 Years in Business by Giving Back
ASU alumnus Vladimir Averett celebrated his barbershop’s 20th year in business by honoring his customers and the Montgomery community.


Town Hall Participants Lead Discussion on Teacher Efficacy
Alabama State University’s Teacher Inservice Center recently partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., to present a town hall and panel discussion examining teacher efficacy.


Student Leaders Attend Leadership Dinner
The Golden Ambassadors, the official hosts and hostesses of Alabama State University, recently received leadership training from longtime leaders in business and industry.


ASU Family Mourns Loss of Alumna, Education Advocate
An ASU alumna and beloved River Region educational leader is being remembered for her leadership, empathy, kindness and dedication to students and to her community.


Registration Now Open for ASU's ‘Little Miss' Pageant
Alabama State University’s Miss ASU and Court will sponsor the inaugural Little Miss Pageant, crowning two young girls as “Little Miss Hornet” and “Little Miss ASU.”


Fred Gray Receives Award from Alabama Secretary of State
The work of ASU alumnus and noted civil rights champion Fred Gray has been recognized with an award presented by Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.


National Center Reception Recognizes Generosity of Supporters
ASU's National Center recognized the contributions of several donors and patrons at the 12th annual Patrons and Donors Reception.


Julian Bond Remembered as ‘a Friend’ to ASU
Alabama State University joins the nation in remembering the life of Julian Bond, a champion for equality.


ASU Alum and Legendary High School Basketball Coach Retires
After a career spanning five decades, legendary high school basketball coach and ASU alumnus Richard Robertson his hanging up his whistle.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 19
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Welcomes Back Faculty Members
Faculty members returned to the ASU campus on Wednesday, Aug. 12, kicking off the 2015-16 academic year with the annual Fall Faculty Institute.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 12
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Magic City Classic Tickets on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the 74th Magic City Classic presented by Coca Cola, which will take place Oct. 31, 2015 at Birmingham's Legion Field.


Princess Camp a ‘Dream Come True’ for Participants
ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center ballroom was a vision in roses, crystals and tulle, as nearly 50 young girls enjoyed a day fit for royalty during the “Princess in Training Camp.”


Conference Commemorating 1965 Voting Rights Act Concludes
ASU’s National Center concluded its two-day conference commemorating the 1965 Voting Rights Act with cultural expressions and a final ceremony.


Two-day Conference Commemorating 1965 Voting Rights Act Concludes
ASU’s National Center concluded its two-day conference commemorating the 1965 Voting Rights Act with cultural expressions and a final ceremony.


Dean Receives Prestigious Award from SCLC
Hollywood star, stage actress and educator Tommie"Tonea" Stewart recently was honored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


Culminating Event Held for 50th Anniversary Celebration of Voting Rights Act
ASU’s National Center is capping off a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with a two-day conference featuring historians, state officials and civil rights activists.


ASU, Troy to Meet on Gridiron in 2017
The ASU Hornets and Troy University Trojans will face off on the gridiron in 2017, the first matchup between the two teams since 2006.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, Aug. 5
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Delegates Elect New Officers during NAA Convention
Alumni from across the nation recently converged on the ASU campus for the National Alumni Association’s 33rd Biennial Convention, where delegates elected new officers for the organization.


Inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival Held at ASF’s Shakespeare Garden
ASU’s WVAS-FM, along with the Nat King Cole Society, held the inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival on the grounds of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.


Historical Marker Placed at Nat King Cole Birth Home on ASU Campus
Alabama State University’s own WVAS-FM, along with the Nat King Cole Society, dedicated a historical marker at music legend Nat King Cole’s birth home, which is located on the ASU campus.


Delegates Elect New Officers Elected during NAA Convention
Alumni from across the nation recently converged on the ASU campus for the National Alumni Association’s 33rd Biennial Convention, where delegates elected new officers for the organization.


Hundreds of Alumni Flock Home for NAA Convention
Alumni from across the nation are visiting their old stomping grounds this week, as the National Alumni Association holds its convention on the ASU campus.


Volunteers Swarm ASU Residence Halls for Cleanup Event
Volunteers swarmed several ASU residence halls this week to participate in a three-day cleanup event held to make sure the facilities are move-in ready for new and returning students.


Miss ASU and Court to Hold Princess In Training Camp
Miss Alabama State University 2015-16 and Court will host a special Princess in Training Camp for girls ages four to 13 on Saturday, August 8.


Women Learn Keys to Success at SBDC Conference
Participants of the ASU Small Business Development Center’s Women in Business Conference received expert advice and guidance about the tools to succeed in business.


ASU Signs Mentor-Protégé Agreement with NASA Prime Contractor
Alabama State University is one of two universities to sign a mentor-protégé agreement on July 27 with NASA prime contractor, Teledyne Brown Engineering.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 29
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Former Hornets Quarterback Signs with Jacksonville Jaguars
Former Alabama State University football standout Greg Jenkins has signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the upcoming NFL season.


Event Raises Awareness about Hands-on Medical Program for Students
A special event will be held to raise funds to help ASU students travel to Peru and gain experience in the medical field as part of an intensive, 10-day program.


ASU Spotlight: Darian Aaron (‘15)
A recent ASU graduate is making his mark in the world of journalism with a new position as the editor of “The Georgia Voice.”


ASU Conference Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act
“Give us the Ballot,”a two-day conference on the campus of Alabama State University, will be held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


‘Booked on Heritage’ Inspires Young Readers and Writers
The National Center held its annual “Booked on Heritage” program on Tuesday, July 21, entertaining dozens of area youth with lively storytelling and performances.


Students Receive $79,860 in STEM Scholarships
A grant from the National Science Foundation is helping ASU students majoring in STEM fields to continue their education and fulfill their career aspirations.


Metro-Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter Awards $11,500 in Scholarships
The Metro-Washington D.C. Chapter of ASU’s National Alumni Association recently held its annual scholarship brunch, awarding scholarships to seven students who will be attending ASU.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 22
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Boyd Releases Statement on Passing of Dr. George Cooper
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has issued a statement of condolence on the death of Dr. George Cooper.


WVAS-FM Announces All-star Line-up for Inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival
Some of the best jazz muscians in the business will take center stage at WVAS-FM’s inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1.


Hornet Nation Invited to Help Beautify ASU’s Residence Halls
Volunteers will converge on the ASU campus July 27-29 to take part in a beautification project to spruce up the University’s residence halls.


Mighty Marching Hornets Named Best Marching Band
Alabama State University’s world-renowned Mighty Marching Hornets band recently was honored as the nation’s best HBCU band.


Dedication Ceremony Planned for Historic Nat King Cole House
A dedication ceremony will be held on the ASU campus at the historic home of celebrated singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 15
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Hornets Baseball Coach Selected to 17U National Team Coaching Staff
Hornets Baseball Coach Mervyl Melendez has been selected to the coaching staff of the USA Baseball 17-and-under National Team Development Program.


Board of Trustees’ Nominating Committee Makes First Recommendations
The ASU Board of Trustees’ new nominating committee has recommended a list of a total of six names to be considered by Gov. Robert Bentley to fill two new at-large positions on the Board.


ASU, UAB to Host 3rd NanoBio Summit
ASU and UAB are joining forces to host the 3rd NanoBio Summit, an event focusing on nanobioscience, nanoengineering, collaboration, discovery and commercialization.


Forensic Science Professor to Speak at Genomics 2015 Meeting
An Alabama State University forensic science professor is receiving international attention for her research, including an invitation to speak at the Genomics 2015 Meeting and having her work featured in two newspapers in England.


Professor Named Poetry Fellow
ASU professor Dr. Jacqueline Trimble recently returned from a prestigious poetry retreat held for African-American poets.


ASU, Harvard Scientists Collaborate on New Medical Book
A new book collaboration among scientists at Alabama State University and Harvard Medical School aims to have a major impact on diagnosing and treating various human health issues through the use of nanomaterials.


Alumnus Receives 2015 Individual Legislative Award
The School Superintendents of Alabama has recognized an ASU alumnus for his work during the legislative session as a superintendent of one of the state’s largest school systems.


Magic City Classic Host Hotel Reservations Available
The Magic City Classic Host Hotel, the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, is now accepting room reservations for the 74th annual Magic City Classic weekend.


‘President's Perspective’ for Wednesday, July 8
Listen to the latest edition of “President’s Perspective,” the new WVAS-FM radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


Students Learn Web Design, Science at EYETRACKER Camp
A group of 21 students in grades 9-12 spent the month of June on ASU's campus learning more about web design and science during the National Science Foundation-funded EYETRACKER Camp.


Alumnus Composes Musical Selection Featured during Charleston Victim’s Funeral
Dr. Gregory McPherson, 1980 alumnus of Alabama State University and renowned composer, created an original work featured during the funeral of Charleston shooting victim, the Hon. Clementa Pinckney and viewed by more than 200 million people worldwide.


WVAS Hosts Inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival
WVAS-FM, “The Voice of Alabama State University,” will host the inaugural Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival.


President's New Radio Show Debuts on WVAS-FM
Hear the debut of "ASU President's Perspective," a new 90.7 WVAS-FM weekly radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd.


ASU Launches ‘President’s Perspective’
ASU's WVAS-FM air a new weekly radio show featuring President Gwendolyn E. Boyd on Wednesday mornings.


Alumnus Combines Business Premiere with Football Fundraiser
More than 100 die-hard Hornets fans recently attended the “Tailgate Turn Up,” the premiere event for alumnus Donald Evans’ new multi-purpose facility and fundraiser for the ASU football team.


WVAS-FM Wins Numerous Associated Press Awards
The Alabama Associated Press has honored WVAS-FM with several first-place awards.


ASPIRE Camp Offers Middle School Students a Taste of College Life
Alabama State University's ASPIRE program is holding its annual summer camp for 6-12th grade students, which this year included a week-long residential camp for 7th and 8th graders as part of a partnership with GEAR-UP Alabama.


Students Hold Memorial Service for Victims of Charleston Massacre
Alabama State University students held an emotional memorial service on Thursday, June 25 to honor victims of the recent massacre in Charleston, S.C.


Brick Campaign: Get Your Personalized Paver in Time for 2015 Football Season
August 21 is the deadline to purchase personalized bricks in time for the next paver installation, which will be unveiled just in time for the Hornets 2015 football season kickoff.


A Message from President Gwendolyn E. Boyd
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has released an important message to the University's constituents and stakeholders regarding Moody’s Investor Service’s recent affirmation of the University’s bond ratings.


ASU Spotlight: Ladarreun Taylor
Junior theatre arts major Ladarreun Taylor is taking center stage at a prestigious theatre festival in Massachusetts.


ASU, MPD Join Forces to Combat Violence Against Women
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley held a joint news conference to discuss a new partnership aimed at stopping violence against women.


Bridge Builders Breakfast Speaker Tackles Elder Abuse
Guests of ASU’s Bridge Builders Breakfast heard from the Alabama Securities Commission director, who spoke about ways the community can address the problem of elder abuse.


Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center Accepting Applications
ASU’s Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center is accepting applications for the upcoming school year.


African Delegation Holds Conflict Resolution Discussion with Students
Representatives from eight African nations recently visited ASU’s campus, where they held a frank discussion about conflict resolution with American and international students in an effort to glean potential strategies for addressing conflict in their countries.


A Message from President Gwendolyn E. Boyd
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has released an important message to the University's constituents and stakeholders regarding the institution's continued accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


Lecture Addresses Ethics and Abuse in Medical Research
Nationally renowned bioethicist, John R. Stone M.D., Ph.D., was the guest speaker for a lecture hosted by the ASU-UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Magic City Classic Host Hotel Reservations Now Available
The Magic City Classic Host Hotel, the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, is now accepting room reservations for the 74th annual Magic City Classic weekend.


ASU Athletic Director to Speak at CAFS
ASU’s athletic director will speak about building successful championship teams during the invitation-only Campus Athletics Facilities Summit for Division I colleges and universities.


Veteran Educator Joins ASU Board of Trustees
Alumnus and veteran educator, Darrell Hudson Sr., is the newest member of the ASU Board of Trustees.


ASU Forges Educational Ties with Liberia
A new memorandum of understanding between ASU and the University of Liberia will offer students and faculty an opportunity to enhance the skills needed to live and work in a global society.


Hornets Flourish in Spring Individual Academic Report
ASU's student-athletes are winning on and off the field of play, with nearly 200 achieving at least a 3.0 grade point average.


TAPS Presents: ‘The Enchanted Carnival’
Participants of the College of Visual and Performing Arts summer camp, TAPS, presented their final performance this weekend before a crowd at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome.


Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Receives Major Donation
ASU’s Prosthetics and Orthotics fabrication laboratory has received $8,000 worth of state-of-the-art prosthetic components that will enhance student learning.


Summer Camps in Full Swing at ASU
For many area youth, summertime brings a chance to visit the ASU campus, where a variety of camps are held to help students sharpen their academic skills and explore their talents in arts and sports.


New Customer Care Center Open at ASU
A new office at ASU is working to make sure all constituents receive top-notch customer service and timely resolutions to problems that arise as part of the campus work or academic environment.


Boycott Commemoration Plans Include Great-Grandson of Sir Winston Churchill
Duncan Sandys, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, visited ASU on June 3 to discuss his role in the December celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.


Production Company Releases New Information About ‘Bama State Style’
Producers of "Bama State Style" have released new information about the reality series.


Production Company to Explore New Options for ‘Bama State Style’
Producers of the "Bama State Style" reality series are in talks with multiple networks to explore new options for the show.


Nationally Renowned Bioethicist to Speak at ASU
A nationally renowned expert in bioethics is the featured speaker for an upcoming Distinguished Lecture at Alabama State University.


Alumna Named Newest ASU Board Member
A shareholding attorney with one of the state’s largest law firms and second-generation ASU graduate has been named as the newest member of the University’s Board of Trustees.


WVAS-FM Hosts Summit to Help Homeless Veterans
Alabama State University’s WVAS-FM joined forces with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to strategize plans to eliminate homelessness among Alabama’s veterans.


ASU Repeats As Commissioner's Cup Champions, Third Straight Women's All-Sports Trophy
Alabama State University's athletics program racked up seven SWAC championships this year, earning the program its second straight Commissioner's Cup and third straight women's all-sports trophy.


University Mourns the Loss of Lorenza Patrick
The Alabama State University family is mourning the loss of alumnus and Small Business Development Center director, Lorenza Patrick.


ASPIRE Camp Gives Students ‘Head Start’ on Next School Year
Students in grades 6-12 will receive help with study skills, math skills, language arts skills and team building and will take part in workshops, science and motivational activities, field trips and more during the ASPIRE Head Start Camp June 22 to July 23.


ASU to Host Youth Cheer Clinic
Children ages 4-17 are invited to register for a Youth Cheer Clinic to be held June 2-5 on the campus of Alabama State University.


STEM Workshop Aims to Build Partnerships Between Employers, Educators
Leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields recently gathered at ASU for a workshop aimed at helping employers and educators grow STEM development in Alabama.


Recent Graduate to Appear in Independent Film
Darryl Chambers, who recently earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing, will add to a growing list of appearances on runways, magazines and television when he appears in a new independent film this summer.


ASU Awarded Grant to Host Summer Institute for Black Belt Students
Alabama State University has been awarded a grant that will be used to encourage high school students from the state’s Black Belt region to pursue careers in transportation.


Vote for Miss ASU to Appear in 'EBONY Magazine'
ASU is calling on the Hornet Nation to vote for Miss ASU 2014-15, as she competes for one of 10 spots in 'EBONY Magazine’s' annual HBCU Campus Queens edition.


Stakeholders Give Big at 291st Commencement Exercises
As Alabama State University introduced more than 400 new graduates, the 50-year reunion class and a corporate sponsor used the platform to give a total of $100,000 to the University.


Class of ’65: Historic Moments and Memories
Members of ASU’s Golden Class of 1965 are celebrating their 50th reunion this weekend, reminiscing about their days in college and giving back to make a difference in the University’s future.


Reception Honors Hyundai’s 10-Year Partnership with ASU, Montgomery
Hyundai Motor America executives, as well as state and local officials and community leaders, attended a special reception held at The New ASU Stadium.


291st Commencement Exercises Filled with Highlights, Milestones
The Dunn-Oliver Acadome was filled to capacity on May 9, as thousands gathered to celebrate the 291st Commencement Exercises.


Boyd and ASU Family Remember Dr. Wallace Maryland Jr.
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and the ASU family are remembering the life of a beloved and longtime professor, Dr. Wallace Maryland, who passed away today after a brief illness.


‘Bama State Style’ Is a Hit on Lifetime
Lifetime Network will air the third episode of “Bama State Style,” the reality television series featuring ASU's Mighty Marching Hornets band, on Friday, May 1 at 10 p.m. (CST).


Sting-A-Thon 2015: Opening Doors of Opportunity
Alabama State University concluded the “I Love ASU” Giving Campaign with a free concert and live telethon at the 2015 Sting-A-Thon held on April 30.


Joe Whitt Sr. Sworn in as New ASU Board Member
Joe Whitt Sr., the newest member of the ASU Board of Trustees, is an ASU alumnus and former Hornets football player who coached at Auburn University and recently retired as a member of the school's executive leadership staff.


ASU's Phi Beta Lambda Wins Major Awards at State Leadership Conference
Students from ASU's Phi Beta Lambda chapter recently won several awards and were appointed to leadership roles at the 64th annual Future Business Leaders-Phi Beta Lambda State Competition and Leadership Conference.


Faculty Member Named National President of Pi Omega Pi
An ASU professor has been named as the new national president of the Pi Omega Pi National Honor Society.


Variety of Summer Camps Offered at ASU
Parents in search of fun and rewarding summer programs for their children this year will find a wide variety of camps available at Alabama State University.


'Bama State Style' Premiere Boosts Lifetime Network Ratings
Last week's premiere of "Bama State Style," the reality television series featuring ASU's Mighty Marching Hornets band, helped the Lifetime Network rank as the number one cable network with original programming in its Friday time period.


ASU Men's Golf Captures Fourth Straight SWAC Title
The Hornets men's golf team tied an 18-hole mark and set a 54-hole mark record to snag its fourth consecutive title during a dominant performance in the SWAC championship tournament.


Staff Member Honored by Cal State
An academic advisement coordinator at ASU has been honored by California State University - San Bernadino as a “Pioneer of the University.”


ASU Students Win Prestigious Technology Scholarships
The Alabama Technology Foundation has awarded tuition scholarships to two ASU students based on outstanding academic performance in information technology-based majors.


Lady Hornets Golf Team Wins Third Consecutive SWAC Title
The Lady Hornets golf team has won its third consecutive SWAC championship.


Students Honored at Statewide Scholars Competition
ASU STEM majors recently received awards for their research presentations during the 2015 Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ALSAMP) Scholars Spring Research Conference.


Sting-A-Thon 2015 Features Free Outdoor Concert
Grab your lawn chairs and head over to ASU’s campus on Thursday, April 30 for music, fun and a great chance to give back during the 2015 “I Love ASU” Sting-A-Thon.


Band Participates in Red Carpet Screening of New Reality Show
Members of ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets band got a sneak peek at “Bama State Style,” their new Lifetime Network reality show.


Boyd Releases Statement in Honor of the Late Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr.
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd has released a statement honoring the late Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., son of longtime ASU President Levi Watkins Sr.


Hornets Tennis Captures First SWAC Championship
The ASU men's tennis team made history this week, capturing its first ever SWAC tennis championship title.


Hyundai CEO to Deliver Commencement Address
ASU's 291st Commencement Exercises will feature an address from the president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.


Students Elect New SGA Officers, Miss ASU
ASU students have elected a new slate of student leaders for the 2015-16 academic year.


National Center Holds Annual Graetz Symposium
The annual Robert and Jean Graetz Symposium drew a diverse mix of community and interfaith leaders for a discussion about reaching reconciliation through partnerships.


New Partnership Extends ASU’s Reach in Cancer Research
A new partnership with the University of Alabama-Birmingham is helping ASU extend its reach in cancer research.


Hornets Football Team Launches Campaign to Give Back
The Hornets football team has launched a new campaign aimed at giving back to the local community.


Plans Developed for Celebration of 60th Anniversary of Bus Boycott
Alabama State University will play a key role in the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott in December.


Doctoral Student Receives National Award
A student in Alabama State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the College of Health Sciences has received a national award in recognition of her commitment to service, professionalism and academic excellence.


Honors Day Convocation Celebrates Academic Excellence
Alabama State University honored the academic achievements of its top scholars at the University’s annual Honors Day Convocation.


New Premiere Date for Mighty Marching Hornets Lifetime Network Reality Series
The pageantry, show-stopping choreography and dazzling musicianship of the Mighty Marching Hornets Band will be front and center before a national audience as the new "Bama State Style" reality series premieres on the Lifetime Network on Friday, April 17.


Get Ready for ‘Bama State Style' on the Lifetime Network
The pageantry, show-stopping choreography and dazzling musicianship of the Mighty Marching Hornets Band will be front and center before a national audience as the new "Bama State Style" reality series premieres on the Lifetime Network on Friday, April 10.


Candidates Vie for Student Leadership Positions, Compete in Miss ASU Pageant
ASU students will head to the polls on Tuesday, April 14 to elect candidates for 2015-16 SGA officers and for Miss ASU and Court.


ASU Students ‘Walk with a Purpose’
Alabama State University students participated in the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day to address fresh and healthy food accessibility in downtown Montgomery.


ASU Spotlight: Dr. Carlos Morrison
When Dr. Carlos Morrison, a professor in ASU’s Department of Communications, isn’t informing his students about a wide range of topics related to popular culture, African Americans and the media, he spends his time writing for a number of books and publications.


Brick Campaign: Get Your Personalized Paver in Time for Commencement
The deadline to purchase personalized bricks in time for the next paver installation, which will be unveiled in time for ASU’s Spring Commencement Exercises, is April 17.


ASU Finishes in Final Four at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Alabama State University's Honda All-Star team finished in the final four of the Honda All-Star Challenge National Championship.


WVAS-FM Wins Three ABBY Awards
ASU's campus radio station, WVAS-FM, recently received three Best in Broadcasting Awards (ABBYs) from the Alabama Broadcasters Association.


Forum Celebrates Women’s History Month
Alabama State University celebrated Women’s History month with a Women’s History Forum, titled “Weaving Women’s Lives.”


National Center Art Exhibition Honors ASU Alumnus, Activist
ASU’s National Center hosted an artist reception for its current Selma to Montgomery themed exhibition, which honored the contributions of civil rights activist, the late Rev. Richard Boone.


ASU Scholars Advance to Elite 8 at National Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Watch ASU’s student scholars compete in the national Honda Campus All-Star Challenge at 11 a.m. (CST) today.


ASU Student’s ‘Amazing Journey’ through History
The National Park Service provided an “Amazing Journey” through the history of the Selma to Montgomery March for sophomore Lamar Butler and students from across the country during a five-day “Walking Classroom” that culminated on March 25 at the state capitol.


50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery March Culminates at Capitol Steps
Alabama State University took center stage on March 25 as the city of Montgomery hosted thousands of marchers celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March.


Special Coverage Slated for 50th Anniversary March Commemoration
Alabama State University has planned extensive coverage of the commemorative events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.


Lady Hornets Ready for NCAA Tournament Appearance: Live Coverage
ASU's SWAC Championship-winning Lady Hornets basketball team will face the second-seeded Florida State Seminoles in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 21.


Students, ASU President Depart for National Competition in California
ASU's student-scholars, along with President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, depart this weekend for the 26th annual Honda Campus All-Star national competition.


Gifted Gardeners Ceremony Honors Selma to Montgomery March Anniversary
ASU’s Gifted Gardeners group hosted a special spring planting ceremony to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.


ASU’s Honda All-Star Team Preps for National Competition
Alabama State University’s Honda Campus All-Star team is making final preparations to participate in the 26th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship in California March 21-25.


Lady Hornets Basketball Boasts Top Graduation Rate
Days after winning the 2015 SWAC Tournament Championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, ASU's Lady Hornets posted the highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) among all HBCU women's basketball teams.


National Center Hosts Symposium on 1965 Voting Rights Campaign
Several foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement participated in a panel discussion during the National Center’s symposium on the voting rights campaign of 1965.


ASU Professor Receives Prestigious Travel Grant
As part of a travel grant from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI), an ASU professor and undergraduate student will attend the AAI annual meeting in New Orleans, La.


Alumna to Receive New Teacher Grant
An ASU alumna and first-year teacher has been selected to receive an Alabama Power Foundation grant to assist with the purchase of classroom supplies and materials.


ASU President, Alumna and Dean Play Prominent Roles in March Commemoration
Alabama State University officials and alumni will play key roles in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery March in downtown Montgomery on Wednesday, March 25.


Lady Hornets to Face Florida State in NCAA Tournament
ASU's SWAC Championship-Winning Lady Hornets basketball team will face the second-seeded Florida State Seminoles in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 21.


ASU Receives Donation from Toyota in Honor of Historic March Anniversary
ASU is one of four HBCUs to receive a share of $50,000 from Toyota in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.


Students Participate in Selma to Montgomery Commemorative March
Alabama State University students were among the tens of thousands of people who participated in commemorative events marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma.


­­­­Boyd Speaks at Brown Chapel Commemorative Service
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd brought the crowd at Selma’s historic Brown Chapel AME Church to its feet this weekend, as she spoke during the pre-march rally held just before the reenactment of the 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.


Boyd to Address Crowd during 50th Anniversary Selma to Montgomery March Commemoration
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd will speak at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma during a pre-march rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.


Students Win Silver at ADDY Awards
Students in ASU’s graphic design program are headed to the American Advertising Awards (ADDY) district competition after receiving Silver Awards at the organization’s Montgomery competition.


Alumna, Instructor Pens Collection of Civil Rights Books
An ASU alumna and instructor is sharing her love of civil rights stories with the world through her recently published collection of civil rights books.


Sting-A-Thon Set for March 15
Live interviews, a free outdoor concert, phone-ins and more are planned for ASU’s 2015 Sting-A-Thon, an exciting benefit event held as part of the “I Love ASU” 30 Days of Giving Campaign.


ASU Advances to National Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
Alabama State University’s Honda Campus All-Star team is one of 48 qualifying teams from HBCUS across the country that will compete in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament.


Fans Flock to Battle of the Bands
Thousands attended the “Battle of the Bands” hosted by the Mighty Marching Hornets Band Boosters on Saturday, Feb. 21.


Inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium Held at ASU
The College of Health Sciences welcomed national and local health experts to discuss Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the inaugural Valda Montgomery Child Health Symposium.


ASU Spotlight: Dexter Constant (’12, ’14)
ASU alumnus Dexter Constant (’12, ’14) has embarked on a new journey and credits ASU with providing him with the foundation he needs to succeed.


Tommie Stewart Honored by White House as Champion of Change
ASU’s dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is one of 11 honorees from HBCUs around the country who will be honored with the White House’s Champion of Change Award.


National Alumni Association Preps for Biennial Convention
The National Alumni Association’s Biennial Convention will be held on the ASU campus this summer and will feature a full slate of informative workshops and tours, as well as fun events.


Patti LaBelle Concert Tickets Now on Sale
Tickets are available now for the March 7 Patti LaBelle concert, part of the city’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March.


President Boyd Responds to False and Inaccurate Editorial
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd today responded to a false and inaccurate editorial written by WSFA TV 12 and carried across multiple state news outlets.


ASU Spotlight: Cedrick Moore (‘98)
ASU alumnus Cedrick Moore is the newest member of the ASU Foundation’s Board of Directors.


MCH Connect Summer Academy Application Deadline is March 30
The deadline for ASU students to apply for the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Connect Summer Academy is March 30.


Distinguished Lecture Series Features Renowned Historian, Dr. Wayne Flynt
Many ASU students were among the more than 100 people attending ASU’s Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Pulitzer Prize-nominated author and acclaimed historian, Dr. Wayne Flynt.


Trustee Angela McKenzie Receives Top Regions Award
Board of Trustees member and ASU alumna Angela McKenzie has received a top award from her employer, Regions Bank, for her professional achievements, as well as her record of community service.


Alumni Spotlight: Dr. F. Erik Brooks
Dr. F. Erik Brooks (‘99) will now head the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center on the campus of Western Illinois University.


ASU Launches 30 Day ‘I Love ASU’ Giving Campaign
Show your love for ASU by making a gift to the University’s “I Love ASU” 30-day giving campaign, which begins on Valentine’s Day and ends on March 15.


Students Discuss Diversity with International Delegation
Alabama State University students participated in a roundtable discussion on diversity with visitors from nine countries.


Harris Shares Powerful ‘Pearls’ of Wisdom during Black History Convocation
Morgan Stanley executive Carla Harris spoke before a packed audience at ASU’s Black History Month Convocation, sharing powerful and inspirational tips about the journey to success.


ASU Again Receives Cancer Research Grant to Train High School Students
A select group of high school students will spend their summer at ASU learning about cancer research and gaining exposure to the STEM fields.


Theatre Arts Program Snags Third Consecutive Kennedy Center Honor
Alabama State University’s Department of Theatre Arts has done it again, with the crowning of its third consecutive Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship winner at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Regional Festival.


Board of Trustees Holds Feb. 5 Meeting
ASU’s Board of Trustees held a full meeting on Thursday, Feb. 5, approving a new strategic plan, officially approving contracts for the new head football coach and staff and passing several resolutions.


ASU Joins Local Officials to Announce 50th Anniversary March Commemoration Plans
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd and other ASU representatives joined local officials during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 5 to provide updates on plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.


ASU Opens Campus Extension in the Heart of Commercial District
A news conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held for an extension of ASU’s campus located at the center of Montgomery’s commercial district.


Ceremonial Processional Begins 115th Founders’ Day
The sounds of Scottish bagpipes and the sight of administrators and faculty dressed in traditional regalia while leading a procession through the campus provided a distinguished backdrop for the start of ASU’s 115th Founders’ Day observance.


Gray’s Founders’ Day Speech Encourages Students to Move ‘Onward and Upward’
Iconic civil rights attorney Fred Gray delivered an impassioned address during ASU’s 115th Founders’ Day Convocation, reminding students of their power to change the world.


St. Olaf Students Visit ASU to Experience History
A group from St. Olaf College (Minnesota) spent a day on the Alabama State University campus on Thursday, Jan. 22 to get an up-close lesson about ASU’s important role in the modern Civil Rights Movement.


Stingettes Selected Best Among HBCU Dance Teams
The Mighty Marching Hornets Stingettes were recently honored as one of the top dance teams among HBCUs.


Funeral Services Set for Former Board Member
Funeral services for ASU alumnus and former Board member Thomas Figures will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, in Mobile, Ala.


Great Fun at Inaugural President’s Healthy Walk/Run
More than 50 participants made a one-mile trek around ASU’s campus Wednesday, January 28, as President Gwendolyn E. Boyd kicked off her Healthy Walk/Run initiative.


ASU, Troy University Co-host Community Celebration Honoring MLK
Alabama State University and Troy University co-hosted a community celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


ASU Today Magazine Goes Digital
Check out the January 2015 edition of ASU Today Magazine in its new online format.


ASU Spotlight: Dr. André L. Harrison (‘93, ‘95 )
The new head of one of Alabama’s largest school systems is an ASU alumnus who says the University provided him with a strong foundation for achieving success as an educator.


Boyd Delivers Keynote Address at AUM MLK Breakfast
President Gwendolyn E. Boyd delivered an inspirational message during Auburn University Montgomery’s annual Martin Luther King Breakfast.


Boyd ‘Set the Sanctuary on Fire’ at King Center’s MLK Celebration
ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd delivered an impassioned and inspirational speech during the King Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service, held in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 19.


ASU Family Mourns Loss of Legendary Music Dean
Dr. Otis Simmons, the first dean of Alabama State University’s School of Music, passed away on January 10 at the age of 90.


‘Black Education Matters’: ASU Students Rally for Change, School Choice
More than 100 Alabama State University students rallied and marched to the Alabama State House this week to deliver a petition signed by 1,000 students in support of charter schools.


ASU President to Speak at AUM’s MLK Breakfast
Auburn University at Montgomery’s annual MLK Breakfast will feature ASU President Gwendolyn E. Boyd as the keynote speaker.


Professor Writes Book Chapter Exploring Race and ‘Fat Activism’
A longtime professor in the Department of Communications has written a chapter exploring the intersections of race and “fat activism” in a newly published book about the Fat Acceptance Movement.


AMPLIFIED to Help LGBT Homeless Youth in Montgomery
The Alabama State University campus community is invited to donate items for a clothes drive benefiting homeless LGBT youth.


Black History Month: Morgan Stanley Exec to Speak at ASU
ASU’s Black History Month Convocation will feature Carla Harris, who is a Wall Street banker, motivational speaker, gospel singer, and author, as its keynote speaker.


ASU to Celebrate 115th Founders' Day
Alabama State University will celebrate its 115th Founders' Day, on Feb. 6, with the annual Founders’ Day Convocation and a Black Tie Gala.


Mayor Honors Golden Ambassadors for Capital City Christmas Parade Entry
ASU’s Golden Ambassadors received an award for having one of the best floats in Montgomery’s 2014 Capital City Christmas Parade.


HPER Students Receive State Award for Service
Students in ASU’s HPER Club were presented with an award recognizing service to others during a statewide conference.


Morgan Stanley Executive to Speak at ASU
ASU’s Black History Month Convocation will feature Carla Harris, who is a Wall Street banker, motivational speaker, gospel singer, and author, as its keynote speaker.


A Look Ahead: Upcoming Dates for 2015
ASU’s 2015 calendar already is packed with academic programs, sporting events and community activities.


ASU Signs International MOU with Soongsil University
Representatives from Soongsil University (South Korea) visited ASU Monday for the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two universities.


Hornets Football: Jenkins Era Begins at ASU
The ASU family welcomed new Hornets Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins during a standing-room-only press conference held in the Club Lounge at The New ASU Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Dr. Walter Kimbrough to Speak at ASU’s MLK Convocation
ASU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will feature Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough.


Get Your Personalized Brick Just in Time for Founders Day
The “Help Lay a Foundation for Excellence” campaign is giving alumni and supporters an exciting opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and be an integral part of the physical transformation of ASU’s campus.


Daughter Says Jenkins Brings ‘Determination’ to Coaching Job
The daughter of ASU’s new head football coach believes that with her father’s leadership and the University’s top-notch athletics facilities, the Hornets are destined for success.


New Epsilon Tau Sigma Inductees Donate to Make-A-Wish Foundation
Nearly 30 ASU students were inducted into a health-related honor society Friday morning, as many of them were preparing to receive degrees that afternoon during the University’s 290th Commencement Exercises.


ASU Spotlight: Eric Welch Guster
ASU alumnus and Birmingham attorney Eric Welch Guster has become a go-to legal analyst for some of the nation’s top news outlets.


Graduates Encouraged to Continue 'Journey to Success'
Alabama State University welcomed its newest alumni Friday, following the University’s 290th Commencement Exercises.


Students Help Lead ASU's World AIDS Day Observance
Students from the Department of Communications recently took a leading role in organizing ASU’s observance of World AIDS Day.


Gear Up Alabama Kickoff Held at ASU
Alabama State University served as the host for the GEAR UP Alabama Kickoff to help students in the state’s Black Belt region.


Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Marks Holiday Season
A large crowd, with many bearing hand-decorated ornaments, gathered for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on ASU’s campus Wednesday.


Alumnus, Civil Rights Icon Fred Gray Named Founders' Day Speaker
Renowned civil rights icon and attorney Fred Gray will speak during Alabama State University’s 113th Founders’ Day Convocation.


ASU Spotlight: Ursula Thomas (‘94)
Dr. Ursula Thomas, co-author of a newly published book, is building upon the strong teacher education foundation she received at ASU to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of educators.


ASU Students Rally in Support of Trayvon Martin’s Family
ASU students added their voices to a national outcry about the shooting death of Travyon Martin, as they staged a peaceful rally in memory of the Florida teenager.


WVAS Receives Professional Awards, New Grant and New Market
WVAS-FM recently garnered several awards, received a major grant and announced that an international radio station now is airing one of its programs.


ASU Co-Hosts Annual Prom Dress Giveaway
Hundreds of excited teenagers lined up at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome to take part in the annual Prom Dress Giveaway spearheaded by Clearchannel Radio and supported by several local businesses and organizations.


SOS Leaders Win Big at Regional Workshop
Alabama State University’s Student Orientation Services (SOS) racked up two major awards in the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in Charlotte, N.C.


ASU Helps Celebrate ‘Octavia Spencer Day’ in Alabama
Alabama State University joined local and state leaders Wednesday to help honor Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.


Third Annual President’s Tour Ready to Hit the Road
ASU is gearing up for its third annual bus tour, which will travel to several cities in Alabama and Georgia to share the University’s story and transformation.


ASU to Offer New Master’s Degree in Applied Technology
Alabama State University aims to meet the needs of technology managers in various areas of the workforce with a new master’s degree program in applied technology.


ASU Symposium Highlights Research and Creative Activities
Scientists, educators, politicians, technology experts, and participants from four universities and colleges will attend ASU’s annual Research and Creative Activity Symposium.


ASU Participates in Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemoration
ASU students, employees and alumni were among thousands who took part in the 47th anniversary observance of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery March in downtown Montgomery on Friday morning.


HBCU Conference Speakers Encourage Focus on Entrepreneurism, Technology, Innovation
Entrepreneurism, technology and innovation were the focus of the second day of ASU’s National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference on Tuesday, March 6.


Final Day of HBCU Conference Focuses on Federal Funding Opportunities
An administrator at the U.S. Department of Energy encouraged ASU and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to take advantage of the many resources available at the federal agency.


Former Presidential Cabinet Member Delivers Address on Health Disparities
Attendees of the inaugural Baines-Woodruff Endowed Lectureship got an opportunity to hear from the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Hundreds Attend ASU’s Connection Day
High school students and their parents flocked to Alabama State University for the annual Spring Connection Day.


White House Executive Kicks Off ASU HBCU Conference
A White House executive told attendees at ASU’s National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Conference that HBCUs are needed to help achieve a major goal set by the Obama administration.


College of Health Sciences Takes Aim at Health Disparities
ASU’s College of Health Sciences will hold two major events this week to address the problem of health disparities.


National Center to Celebrate 15-Year Anniversary
ASU’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is celebrating a milestone anniversary with a host of special events throughout this year.


ASU Gears Up for Spring Connection Day on March 3
Thousands of high school students and their parents will converge on the campus of Alabama State University for the annual Spring Connection Day 2012.


Department of Energy Administrator to Speak at ASU’s HBCU Conference
An official from the U.S. Department of Energy will address attendees at the second annual HBCU Conference being held at Alabama State University March 5 - 7, 2012.


Students Tap Into Corporate Resources at COBA Business Expo
ASU students welcomed the opportunity to get up close and personal with business leaders from some of the nation’s most successful companies during the COBA Business Expo.


Theatre Students, Faculty Garner Kennedy Center Awards
Students and faculty from ASU’s renowned Department of Theatre Arts brought home four total awards from the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


ASU Gears Up for Spring Connection Day
Thousands of high school students and their parents will converge on the campus of Alabama State University for the annual Spring Connection Day 2012.


Former Presidential Cabinet Member to Speak at ASU's Health Disparities Lecture
ASU’s inaugural Baines-Woodruff Endowed Lectureship on Health Disparities will feature a former member of President George H.W. Bush’s cabinet and leading authority on health care.


University Honors Slain Teen Who Planned to Attend ASU
Alabama State University honored Nicholas Jackson II, a 15-year-old football star and honor student who was killed in a home invasion in Norcross, Ga.


New ASU Softball Facility Named After Noted Faculty Member
ASU’s new softball complex will bear the name of a longtime faculty member who has been a trailblazer in women’s sports.


Black History Month Event Features Women of Civil Rights Movement
ASU continued its celebration of “Black Women in American History and Culture” with a panel discussion featuring women who were active in the modern Civil Rights Movement.


Alumnus Receives Grant from Alabama Power
A recent ASU graduate is off to a great start in his first year as a classroom teacher, with help from a grant he received from Alabama Power.


White House Executive to Speak During Opening of HBCU Conference
The executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will kick off ASU’s second annual HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference.


COBA Holds Technology Camp for Middle School Students
Alabama State University’s College of Business Administration recently hosted more than 200 middle school students at a technology camp.


ASU Hosts Conference to Inspire and Empower Women
ASU’s College of Business Administration recently joined forces with the Small Business Development Center and the Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Change to host a conference celebrating and empowering women.


ASU Representatives Visit Area Schools for ‘Read and Rise’
ASU representatives visited Montgomery-area schools and spent time reading to schoolchildren as part of the University’s 112th Founders’ Week celebration.


ASU Pays Tribute to Presidents and Icons
The ASU family paid tribute to its presidents and icons during the annual Founders’ Week wreath-laying ceremony.


COBA Honors Alumni, Inspires Women, Motivates Youth
ASU’s College of Business Administration recently held three events for its alumni and for members of the community: The Silhouette of Service Awards; the Women 2 Women Conference; and an IT Camp for middle school students.


Founders' Day Convocation Honors ASU’s Legacy
Alabama State University's 112th Founders' Day Convocation capped off a week full of exciting events held in celebration of the University's rich legacy dating back to 1867.


ASU Spotlight: Akia Fleming
From performing in one-woman plays to recording R&B music to teaching the arts, ASU theatre arts alumna Akia Fleming is following her dreams.


Final Construction Phase Begins on New ASU Stadium
Construction on the new Alabama State University multi-purpose football facility is in its final phase.


WVAS Hosts Business After Hours Event
Montgomery area business owners joined ASU’s WVAS-FM for its second Business After Hours networking gathering.


Top Experts to Speak at ASU’s HBCU Conference
Some of the nation’s top experts will deliver keynote addresses during Alabama State University’s upcoming HBCU Entrepreneurship Conference.


ASU to Celebrate its 112th Founders’ Day
Alabama State University will celebrate its 112th Founders' Day with a week of activities honoring the memory of its founders.


ASU Announces 2012 Black History Month Schedule
Join ASU in celebrating Black History Month with a host of programs for the ASU community.


ASU Receives Major Grant from U.S. Department of Defense
Alabama State University has received a research grant from the Department of Defense that could help wounded soldiers.


MLK Convocation Emphasizes Relevance of King’s Views on Poverty
The guest speaker for ASU’s annual MLK Convocation tied together King’s push for economic equality in the late ’60s with the nation’s current economic struggles.


ASU’s Police Department Moves to New Location
The Alabama State University Police Department has moved into a new and improved facility that will allow the department to protect and serve students, staff, faculty and the community better.


ASU’s Police Department Moves to New Location
The Alabama State University Police Department has moved into a new and improved facility that will allow the department to protect and serve students, staff, faculty and the community better.


Second Annual ASU HBCU Conference to be Held in March
Entrepreneurship experts from around the country will converge on Alabama State University’s campus in March for the second annual ASU HBCU Conference.


Second Annual ASU HBCU Conference to be Held in March
Entrepreneurship experts from around the country will converge on Alabama State University’s campus in March for the second annual ASU HBCU Conference.


Deadline Extended for 2012 Spirit of Marion/Tullibody Award Nominations
The deadline to nominate a deserving ASU alumnus for the Spirit of Marion Award or the Spirit of Tullibody Award has been extended to Jan. 11.


ASU Provides Meals for 100 Families
The ASU family teamed up to provide holiday food boxes to 100 area families during the University’s third annual “Yuletide Giving Project.”


ASU Announces Results of Survey on Alabama’s Immigration Law
ASU’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy has conducted a statewide survey to find out what Alabama residents think about the state’s controversial new immigration law.


ASU’s National Center Celebrates 56th Anniversary of Bus Boycott
ASU’s National Center marked the 56th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott with a visit from the Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of the nationally renowned Abyssinian Baptist Church.


ASU Spotlight: Dr. Kennedy Wekesa
ASU professor and associate dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology will serve as an editorial board member for a well-known publishing group.


ASU, City of Montgomery Partner for Economic Development Summit
Religious and community leaders are invited to attend ASU’s Faith-Based Community Economic Development Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 6.


Nominations Being Accepted for 2012 Spirit of Marion/Tullibody Awards
The deadline to nominate a deserving ASU alumnus for the Spirit of Marion Award or the Spirit of Tullibody Award is January 5, 2012.


Dean Tommie “Tonea” Stewart Honored for Service and Accomplishments
It was a weekend of tears, laughs, applause and celebration, as hundreds gathered Nov. 25-26 to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.


ASU, Baptist Hospital Partner to Demonstrate New ‘Jungle Gym’ Therapy
Alabama State University’s College of Health Sciences is partnering with Montgomery’s Baptist Hospital to provide access to a new physical therapy device for children.


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