Dear Alumni, Friends and Supporters:
President's Letter to The Alumni August 11 2015
The most recent annual planning conference hosted by the Columbus Chapter was an event not to be missed. Dr. Dunning, Interim President of our alma mater, provided a University Update inclusive of the critical need for recruitment, enrollment, retention and graduation of qualified students as the focus not only for the University but this Association.
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2015-Sports Hall of Fame Application Form
Deadline Extended UNTIL
Monday, August 10, 2015
Active alumni interested in nominating someone for the ASU NAA Sports Hall of Fame will have some extra time to do so. Following a recent meeting, the Hall of Fame Committee decided to give interested individuals additional time to send in their applications and nominating forms. The committee now has set the application deadline for August 10, 2015. Applications/Nominations previously submitted need not to re-apply and they will be reviewed by Committee. The Committee, upon receiving the completed application, will determine inductees based on the information received from all candidates. Please read the application carefully and fill out completely.
Nomination forms can be found at the Albany State University National Alumni Association website, http://www.asuramsnationalalumni.com. Candidates for the Class of 2015 ASU NAA Sports Hall of Fame are expected to be selected in August, with a ceremony to take place on October 30 on the campus of Albany State University.
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, click here: www.galdc.org.
The 500 for $100
The 500 for $100 Campaign was initially implemented in 2013 and successively in 2014 The 2015 campaign will commence immediately and conclude on June 18, 2016. The campaign’s goal is to: Secure a $100 donation from 500 Alumni; Raise awareness of the needs of ASU; and Provide an increased level of support toward Scholarships, Recruitment, Athletics and much more!
"Albany State University lowers tuition cost
(waiver of out-of-state fees) for qualified students in
Florida, Alabama and South Carolina residents"
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ASU Day at the Georgia Capitol on March 31, 2015 was a success. Alumni sporting their blue and gold met and engaged with the legislators, specifically the Georgia Delegation. Special guest, Mike, Matthiessen, President of the Tournament of Roses Parade, was also present. He, University personnel, the Georgia Legislative Delegation and alumni thoroughly enjoyed the performance of the University’s Marching Band in the plaza across from the Capitol.
The Rams in the Roses Celebration commenced with Alumni Gathering & Friends on March 29, 2015, at Scales 925 in Atlanta; followed by an Alumni Mixer on March 30, 2015, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta; and the performance by the Marching Band on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the ASU Municipal Coliseum. The University established a steering committee to develop the financial plans necessary for the Band’s participation and representation of the State in this renowned parade.
Student Leadership Institute is to be included as a part of the first and second year student initiative being developed by the University. More details will be provided as this initiative is finalized.
Are You Interested in Traveling to Phoenix City, AL to watch the Golden Rams play the Golden Tigers (Tuskegee University) on September 12th? If so, contact the DeKalb Chapter (email@example.com)
Proposed changes to the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws were submitted at the 2015 Annual Planning Conference. Efforts are underway to provide a copy of the proposed changes to active and life members of the Association.
The Jones Brothers (Oliver, Melvin, Wilbert. Caldwell, Major and Charles) will be inducted as a part of the 2015 Class of Honorees into the Hall of Fame by the National Black College Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. on September 25, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. For more information visit their website (firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 404-524-1106.
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