ASU Buzz Tour Heads to Mobile
The excitement is back, as Alabama State University’s Buzz Tour will be on the road again. On November 2, shortly after sunrise, a busload of ASU faculty, administrators, staff and students will get a chance to showcase what the University has to offer to perspective students. As they roll out from the Dunn-Oliver Acadome, the Buzz Tour is bound for a one-day journey, with one stop on the way -- Bishop State Community College.
“The Buzz Tour is in conjunction with the Port City Classic events in Mobile,” said Dr. Freddie Williams, assistant vice-president for Student Affairs/Enrollment Management/Admissions & Recruitment. “Our visit to Bishop State Community College will expose students to a different academic environment and foster a sense of community and collaboration between our institutions.”
Williams noted that the Buzz Tour is a crucial initiative for the University, offering prospective students a unique chance to explore new horizons and broaden their educational experiences.
The one-stop tour will host a session for high schoolers in the morning and an evening event with alumni. The alumni will also host a parent night.
The hallmark of the Buzz Tour is the presentation of scholarships. Students attending the tour will have a chance to qualify for scholarships, with some being awarded on-the-spot.
“Right now, we know we will be presenting six scholarships to deserving students,” Williams added.
In 2019, ASU and Bishop State Community College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize partnership programs for students and provide a pathway for students who have achieved their two-year or associate degrees to enroll at ASU to attain their bachelor’s degrees.