Dear Alumni, Friends and Supporters:
President's Letter to The Alumni April 1, 2016
Today, we celebrate and express our gratitude for Dr. Joseph Winthrop Holley for his vision, determination, negotiations, compassioned pleas and courageous action in establishing in 1903 an institution of higher education in Southwest Georgia.
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LDC The Mission of the Legal Defense Coalition is to
prevent the demise of Georgia’ s Historically Black Colleges
and Universities (State HBCUs), the Board of Regents of the
University System of Georgia must be forced by court mandate
to elevate the State HBCUs to status equal to other universities
by ceasing its discriminatory mismanagement practices of
inequitable funding, disregarding the State HBCUs’ capital
improvement needs, limiting and impeding the State HBCUs
’missions, needlessly duplicating programs to the detriment of
the State HBCUs,failing to duplicate programs when needed by
State HBCUs, and failing to establish professional, specialized
and doctoral degree programs within the State HBCUs. To find
out more about the LDC and donate towards the legal fund,
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2016 ASU NAA HOF Application and
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April 12, 2016
Mail out Application
June 10, 2016
Send Recommendation of 2016 Inductees to the Association’s. Board of Directors
June 15, 2016
Send congratulatory letters to Inductee(s)
August 2, 2016
Deadline for ads and patrons
September 30, 2016
2016 Induction Ceremony at ASU ( Student Center Ballroom.) Friday before 1st home football game.
Dr. Arthur N. Dunning, President
Albany State University
504 College Drive
Albany, GA 31705
Dear Dr. Dunning:
This Association's Board of Directors is appreciative of the opportunity to
meet with you on May 4, 2016, as it related to the recently announced
appointments and the consolidation process of Albany State University
and Darton State College. The Board recognizes the various societal,
political and racial challenges that the consolidation process must
overcome. Albany State University's history is a part of the history of the
South that forced its creation, subjected it to prejudice and disparate
and discriminatory treatment inclusive of the establishment of Darton
State College within a mere fifteen mile radius.
As a unit of the University System of Georgia, Albany State University
(ASU) is controlled by the state in every aspect of its operation
including university leadership, the Board of Regents and its
Chancellor. Under the "Principles for Consolidation", there appears
to be some question as to its existence as an HBCU as traditionally
recognized. The maintenance of the name, Albany State University,
its official federal designation as an HBCU and the controversial
Mission Statement are not the sole criteria for what this institution of
higher education symbolizes. It is disingenuous to believe there are
not efforts by the state to "wipe the slate clean" of its public HBCUs.
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April 1, 2016
Greetings Chapter Presidents & Alumni:
The time is almost here! The 2016 ASU National Alumni Association Planning Conference will be held June 23-25, 2016. The participation of all chapters is strongly encouraged! We are preparing informative and
enjoyable workshops fellowship and fun.
Registration fees will be as follows:
$150.00 before June 1, 2016
$170.00 for on-site registration
As the dates get closer, the Committee will provide you more details and special highlights that will take place
during this very special weekend. Alumni, this is a conference that you do not want to miss! We want to
welcome you all home. We are looking forward to the arrival of all Rams!
Additionally, we need you to please
Attached is a form listing the costs and other information for advertisement Opportunities.
Registration can be done on-line (Link and instructions included). The link will be disabled on Wednesday,
June 1, 2016.
Registration forms and fees must be received no later than Monday, June 1, 2016 at the following
ASU National Alumni Association
% 2016 Planning Conference
Albany, GA 31706 -4969
(706)593-1984 or (229) 347—6459
For the Ram in You
Sue Bivins Fountain—Co-Chairperson
Hampton Inn & Suites
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“The ASU National Alumni Association does not object to the revised Mission Statement resulting from the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College. The fact of the “HBCU” term itself not appearing or not being included in the new mission statement, does not mean, in any way, nor does it imply or infer that Albany State University is no longer a “Historically Black College or University”. Such designation/distinction is based in law and no revision or modification of its mission statement changes this fact”.
----The Higher Education Act of 1965 codified the HBCU designation for all such Colleges/Universities established prior to 1964. These Colleges and Universities had an intention of primarily serving the African-American community and such designation does not change as a result of changes in student make-up or mission change. . . .
News Releases From the University
ASU recognized as #1 Public HBCU in Georgia
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TO PRESS ROW, which airs on SiriusXM Channel 141 and 142 as well as radio
stations across the country including WASU-FM 92.7 in Albany Saturdays
from 9-10 a.m.
2017 Soul Train Cruise
March 4 -11, 2017
PLAN NEXT YEAR'S VACATION
Celebrate on the 5 Anniversary Soul Train Cruise
(Only 25% of the Cabins are Available)
The Soul Train Cruise has become the "homecoming'' event for fans of classic R&B
music. You'll enjoy an incredible sun-soaked Caribbean itinerary on this musical
family reunion while reconnecting with old friends and the music you love.
Book Now by calling 800-756-4795 & using promo code ASUNAA
• A portion of your cabin purchase will go toward supporting your school
and/or alumni association.
• You will enjoy exciting onboard activities, cocktail parties and events, where
you will have the opportunity to represent your school and interact with
Sail with R&B Superstars on the Soul Train Cruise 2017
The Soul Train Cruise is back for 2017 and we'll be celebrating our 5th Anniversary with style on the Celebrity Summit®
visiting exciting new ports of call. The cruise features live performances by Kool & The Gang, Chaka Kahn,
Commodores, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Peabo Bryson, The S.O.S. Band, Midnight Star, Alexander O'Neal &
Cherrelle, Thelma Houston, Sounds of Blackness, Third World, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, The Intruders, Melba
Moore, Luther Vandross Tribute, Host Tony Cornelius, original Soul Train Dancers and more!
It's the Soul Train Cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale, Saturday, March 4 to Saturday, March 11, 2017 on the
Celebrity Summit®, a beautiful ship with a modern elegance.
Enjoy 7 days of non-stop Love, Peace and Soul.
• Groove to more than 35 unforgettable live performances by the biggest names in R&B.
• Enjoy interactive celebrity events like panel discussions, wine tasting, cooking demonstration and more!
• Explore beautiful tropical destinations including Belize City; Cozumel and Freeport, Bahamas.
• Experience fabulous luxury cruising and world class service from Celebrity Cruise line.
Cabins start at just $1,775 per person and easy payment plans are available.
Contact: Ty Couey, President NHBCUAA,
The Albany State University Alumni Association is a Corporation, a legally recognized organization under the laws of the State of Georgia. The Association is classified as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed solely for philanthropic purposes.