This fall, I will teach a section of the ASU 1201 Foundations of College Success course. Incoming freshman are assigned to this class in order to provide them with a solid foundation for scholastic achievement, while immersing them in the university’s rich heritage and tradition. Students will cover an array of topics while dialoging with campus and community leaders; thereby, providing students with essential elements for continued success. This course is yet another example of the value that universities like Albany State provide to their students, offering holistic learning to our most significant stakeholders.
As the face of higher education continues to evolve, we must use courses such as this one to go beyond the ordinary to prepare our students for the global marketplace. The inevitable seismic changes in education require no less a commitment to our students. Characteristics such as confidence, compassion, and competence are needed to prepare our leaders for the future. My goal is to use this exposure to ignite a desire for achievement and success that I’ve seen in our loyal and committed Golden Ram alumni.
I’m calling on our alumni to assist us in giving our students a sense of personal accountability that will keep them on track in pursuit of the dream that J.W. Holley had for his students. In keeping with the tradition of Albany State, we expect our students to operate in their utmost potential.
Written By: Dr. Art Dunning