Alabama State University named October School of the Month

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Alabama State University has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month’ for October.

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Listen below to an interview with university president, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. For part 2 and 3 of the interview, click here.

Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘School of the Month” for October.

The university, founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala., was initially formed as the Lincoln Normal School by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.

ASU has more than 5,600 students who attend university are as diverse as the academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. The university also offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The university’s president, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, is an alumna of Alabama State and the university’s first female president.

Notable alumni of Alabama State include Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray, and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation ‘Schools of the Month’, each school will be promoted by the Tom Joyner Morning Show and receive those funds raised from listeners, alumni and other interested parties that month. The show, aired in 115 markets around the country, reaches nearly eight million listeners every week.

Click here to make a donation to support Alabama State University.

The remaining  Foundation ‘School of the Month’ is as follows:  November – Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton Rouge, La.

 

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