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Founders’ Week Events Update

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Author: Tina Joly

Release Date: Jan 21, 2011

The 2011 Founders’ Week Celebration will begin with the traditional Sunday worship service at one of the churches that played a significant role in the development of Alabama State University.


This year’s worship service will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. 

Alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to attend the service.

“Sunday is the first day of the week. What better way to begin our Founders’ Week than to be in a worship setting to give thanks for churches and their role in the development of ASU,” said Cromwell Handy, director of Alumni Relations.

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church was the site where students first registered to attend classes at Alabama Colored Peoples University.

Other churches that played a major role in the formative years of ASU include First Baptist Church, Beulah Baptist Church and Old Ship AME Zion Church.

Following are the other events planned for Founders’ Week:

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Read and Rise Montgomery: ASU Family Reading Initiative in Area Schools

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Lunch-n-Learn: Alumni, Faculty & Staff  Share with ASU Students

Thursday, Feb. 3

Early Childhood Center Founders’ Assembly
Remembering and Celebrating ASU's Legends of Leadership and Service
Wreath-laying at Gravesites of Past Presidents
Founders’ Week Gospel Concert featuring The Williams Brothers and Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson

Friday, Feb. 4

Founders’ Day Breakfast Reception
Founders’ Day Convocation
Football Complex Dedication
Baseball/Softball Field Ribbon-Cutting

Please contact the Division of University Relations at 334-229-6795 if you have any questions about ASU’s 111th Founders’ Week celebration.

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