ASU's President’s Bus Tour Soon to Travel to 10 Cities Across Ala. & Ga.
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
Plans for Alabama State University’s “Forward President's Bus Tour” have been finalized for its stop in several cities across Alabama and Georgia between Feb. 24 - March 6, which includes your area. President Quinton T. Ross Jr. and a busload of "Happy Hornets," which includes a team of faculty, staff, students, administrators and recruitment advisers, will visit high schools to provide college fairs and award HEFTY ASU scholarships to deserving local seniors (some will be surprise ASU scholarships), as well as to also host alumni events in an effort to provide details about why “It’s a Great Time to be a Hornet!” Specific times and venues will be announced soon for each city.
STOPS IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 6
The tour will travel to all of the cities that made up last year’s "President's Tour" itinerary which includes Atlanta, Ga; Phenix City & Columbus, Ga; Huntsville & Decatur; Birmingham; Selma & Marion; Mobile and Montgomery & Lowndes County. Representatives from ASU visited Greene County High School on Feb. 5, and surprised several seniors with college scholarships and conducted a college fair.
ASU faculty share info on its many programs during the tour (Photo Credit: David Campbell/ASU).
LOCAL STUDENTS CAN MEET WITH FACULTY & LEARN MORE ABOUT ASU
This off-campus experience gives the University an opportunity to tell its story and help it continue to boost enrollment by recruiting some of the best and brightest students from across the two states. The University wants students, parents, alumni and supporters to understand that ASU has something very positive to offer a wide array of students. It will host ASU informational college fairs so high school students can meet with faculty and recruitment advisers and learn about the remarkable degree programs offered at The Alabama State University.
ASU's President Ross (L) awarding ASU scholarships to Greene County High School seniors on Feb. 5 ((Photo Credit: David Campbell/ASU).
ASU SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO LOCAL STUDENTS WITH SOME AS SURPRISES
The tour has stops on the following dates at the cities below and will award hefty ASU scholarships to deserving high school seniors in your area with some being a total surprise for a wonderful moment for deserving seniors. Note that specific event information will be sent to you next week with times and venue locations:
- Feb. 24: Atlanta, Ga;
- Feb. 26: Columbus, Ga. & Phenix City;
- March 2: Huntsville & Decatur;
- March 3: Birmingham;
- March 4: Selma & Marion;
- March 5: Mobile;
- March 6: Montgomery & Lowndes County.