Special President’s Tour Rolls into Atlanta for a Day
By Hazel Scott/ASU
A Special Alabama State University President’s Tour is on tap for Atlanta, Georgia. The one-day bus tour rolls out of Montgomery to A-Town early Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, to spread the news about what ASU has to offer.
A busload of faculty, staff, recruitment advisers and students will bring the special 2022 tour to two high schools: Dutchtown High School and South Cobb High School.
Freddie Williams Jr., Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Enrollment Management/Admissions and Recruitment, said the special tour is a great way to kick off the new academic year.
“This one-day tour is an incredible experience to take the University to the communities we serve,” said Williams. “It is part of our first game celebration and activities.”
The Hornets will play the Howard University Bisons in the MEAC SWAC Tournament this Saturday, Aug. 27, at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta.
Like the University’s spring President’s Tour, the hallmark of the event is scholarships. Students attending the tour will have a chance to qualify for scholarships. Some deserving high school students will be awarded on-the-spot scholarships.
At each school stop, the University will host college fairs so students can get a closer look at ASU and its degree programs. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the one-day tour will not include alumni receptions.
The tour allows ASU representatives to also share ASU’s story with the students and residents of Atlanta as America’s oldest state-sponsored HBCU. The University was founded in 1867 by formerly enslaved men and is continuously transforming as a world-class institution of higher education and scientific research.