ASU Birthday Celebration Goes Virtual in the Midst of COVID-19

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By Hazel Scott/ASU

July 18, 2021, marks the 154th birthday of Alabama  State University. The weeklong celebration with the theme “Celebrating 154 Years: We Proudly Hail Thy Name” will be observed by the ASU family starting Sunday, July 11, through  Sunday, July 18, 2021.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the University to shift from in-person activities  to holding virtual  events  during this milestone occasion. 

​​"While the pandemic limited the way in which we celebrate this year, it could not stop us from showing our love for O' Mother Dear on the occasion of the University's 154th birthday," said Audrey Parks, ASU's Coordinator of Annual Giving. "This 8-day celebration will allow Hornet Nation to honor Alabama State University in a variety of exciting ways."

All members of the ASU family—past, present and future—and friends of the University are invited to be part of this special celebration that has been 154 years in the making. 

To participate  or view the  celebratory events, visit  Facebook@alasu.

If you have questions about the anniversary celebration, please contact the Office of  Development at 334-229-5620.

Visit to Rep Your College and share your love for O'Mother Dear. 

Below is the weeklong  events:

Sunday, July 11 – Soulful Sunday

Monday, July 12 – Marion 9

Tuesday, July 13 – Let’s (TA)CO About (CO)LLEGE

Wednesday, July 14 – Why I Give

Thursday, July 15 – Traditions

Friday, July 16 – “Fan”atic

Saturday, July 17 – Small Business

Sunday, July 18 – ​ Happy Birthday O' Mother Dear Drive Through Party​