University College Honors ‘Best and Brightest’ Freshmen

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University College Honors Day Convocation

By Christian Starkey, student intern

More than 50 freshmen students, were honored for their academic achievements during Alabama State University’s annual University College Honors Day Convocation. The event, which was held on Thursday, March 5 in the Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium, honored some of ASU’s “best and brightest” first-year students, who have a 3.0 or higher grade point average.Freshman student honored at ASU

This year’s theme was “Academic Success: Thriving for Greatness.”

Dr. Robert White, an ASU Languages / Literature instructor served as the guest speaker and issued a motivational charge to the honorees. He encouraged them to never stop seeking information, and to continue to display black excellence.

“Be a part of the solution, not the problem,” White said.

Each honoree was given a gold pin, which serve as motivation to continue to be high achievers throughout their college careers. 

“It feels so good to know that all of my hard work has paid off,” said Nyasia Williams, a biology / pre-health student. “I love Alabama State, and I’m going to keep achieving my goals.”Honorees pin-on gold pin

University College prepares new students for the degree-granting colleges and it assists degree-granting college students with achieving academic milestones. Additionally, University College houses the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies which offers the Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies.

For more information about ASU’s University College, call 334-604-9117 or email