Rhodes Scholars, Truman Scholars and National Championships are awards that recognize the pinnacle of academic and athletic achievement. Schools around the nation revel in having the award recipients within their ranks and championship trophies lining their walls. The difference between the schools who dream of those accomplishments and those who bear witness to achieving them is the level of support and private giving that is garnered from alumni and friends.
Albany State University has experienced much success in its 111 year history, but our future success and sustained competitiveness requires more investment than ever before. Recently, the ASU Marching Rams Show Band was invited to one of the most well attended and televised parades in the world, The 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Our musicians will represent not only ASU and the City of Albany, but the entire state of Georgia. Our athletic and academic programs have also represented us in Division II national playoffs. Young ASU high achievers such as Kelcey Wright, voted the 2014 HBCU Student of the Year by HBCU Digest, earned national honors for his work as a 2014 HBCU All-Star with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Economic and financial changes necessitate that we provide more investment in the success of Albany State University. Our academic and athletic programs receive less state funding than they have in the past, and we are committed to seeing that they do not operate at a financial deficit. The only way to enhance our achievement on a decreased budget is to increase our level of private support. With your support, ASU will be well on its way to reaching the pinnacle of success.
By: Dr. Art Dunning, Interim President of Albany State University