By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
Alabama State University (ASU) President Quinton T. Ross Jr. and a busload of faculty, staff, recruitment advisers and students will bring its "ASU President's Tour 2020" to Greene County and Eutaw, Ala. high school students for the first-time ever on Wednesday (Feb. 5).
ASU's President and his traveling tour of happy Hornets will be visiting students, hosting a program and awarding college scholarships at Greene County High School. The program and the scholarship presentations (one of the students will be surprised with a college scholarship unknown to them) will be starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 12:15 p.m. at the high school. The ASU President's Tour - 2020 is traveling to several cities in Alabama and Georgia, visiting high schools and with alumni -- Greene County and Eutaw, Ala. is its very first stop in 2020.
The theme of the President's Tour is "Moving ASU Forward with Hornet Pride," which will be evident at Greene County High as President Ross and members of the Hornet Nation interact with the local students at the event.
LOCAL STUDENTS GETTING ASU SCHOLARSHIPS!
The University is proud to start off its 2020 President's Tour in Greene County by awarding some deserving high school students with hefty college scholarships at ASU.
It is only natural for ASU to travel to Eutaw because of so many talented local students, as well as the large number of ASU alumni and friends in the greater Greene County and Eutaw area.
ASU'S STORY - AMERICA'S OLDEST 'STATE-SPONSORED' HBCU WITH ITS EYES ON THE FUTURE
President Ross’s ASU tour hopes to also share ASU’s story with the students and residents of Greene County as America's oldest 'state-sponsored' HBCU, which was founded in 1867 by nine former slaves. Today, we are witnessing the University’s continuing transformation as a world-class institution of higher education and scientific research with its eyes fixed on the future!