right sesquicentennial Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence We remain "Marion Strong." On July 17, 1867, the vision of nine freed slaves was realized with the incorporation of a school to educate black children. Now, 150 years later, that school has risen from its humble beginnings in Marion, Alabama, to a University with more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge research and a continued focus on academic excellence. Give to ASU 150 http://www.alasu.edu/asu150