President Ross to Speak at Detroit Alumni Founders' Day Scholarship Luncheon

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ASU President  Quinton T. Ross, Jr.
- Written by Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.

Alabama State University's President is the keynote speaker at Detroit's 70th Founders' Day Scholarship Luncheon & Dance, which is hosted by the ASU alumni chapter for Detroit's greater metropolitan area.

Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr. serves as the University's 15th president, which is the oldest, state-sponsored, historically black college or university (HBCU) in America. The University was founded in 1867 by nine former slaves. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from ASU in 1992 (serving as its Student Government Association president), and received his master's and doctorate degrees from the University. Ross served in the Alabama State Senate while also being employed in leadership positions in higher education.

The scholarship luncheon will be held on Feb. 15 (Saturday) from 1:30 p.m. till 4 p.m. (doors open at 10:45 a.m) at Stefan’s Banquet Hall, which is located at  26355 W. Chicago Rd., Redford, Mich. In addition to the President's address, the event also includes a presentation by Detroit's ASU alumni chapter of over $25,000 in Alabama State University scholarships and one-time emergency assistance grants to Detroit's greater metropolitan area students who are enrolled at the Montgomery, Ala. school. After the formal ceremony, a dance will follow.

ASU's Detroit alumni have one of the most active Alabama State University alumni chapters in the nation. Organized in the 1940's, it has a proud history of providing leadership, scholarship, and service to the metro-Detroit community.

For more information on attending the event: Contact ASU's Detroit alumni chapter representatives at 313-418-8489 or 248-515-5831.

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax at ASU - 334-229-4104.