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Alabama State University

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Established 1867
President Dr. Joe A. Lee
Students 4,600 undergraduates // 1,000 graduates
Location Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Colors Black and Old Gold            
Nickname Hornets
Mascot Hornet
Website http://www.alasu.edu/
Alabama State Hornets logo
Alabama State Hornets logo

Alabama State University, founded 1867, is a historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama. ASU was originally founded in Marion as the Lincoln Normal School. In 1887, the university opened in its new location in Montgomery but an Alabama State Supreme Court ruling forced the school to change its name; thus, the school was renamed the Normal School for Colored Students. In 1954, the school changed its name to Alabama State College. The college regained university status in 1969.
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Alabama State University has an enrollment of more than 5,000 students from 42 states and 7 countries. One-third of the students are non-Alabama residents and 11 percent are minorities. With a student-faculty ratio of 18 to 1, instructors are able to work closely with students, encourage ambition, and challenge students to meet their academic success. Alabama State has 7 degree-granting colleges or schools or divisions.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Division Of Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)
  • School of Graduate Studies


Alabama State University offers 47 degree programs including 31 Bachelors’, 11 Masters’, and two Education Specialists and three Doctoral programs.

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law
  • Clinical Doctorate in physical therapy
  • Doctorate in Microbiology


Alabama State University's colors are black and gold and their nickname is the Hornets. Alabama State University sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), which it joined in 1982. ASU is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. This article is about the color. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... This article refers collectively to all true hornets. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is a college athletic conference made up of historically black universities in the southern United States. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Thurgood Marshall successfully argued the 1954 landmark case Brown v. ...



The Alabama State University Department of Athletics currently sponsors Men's Intercollegiate football, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, track and cheerleading along with Women's Intercollegiate basketball, soccer, softball, bowling, tennis, track, volleyball and cheerleading.

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Campus

Alabama State University is an aesthetically beautiful campus. It’s eclectic mix of Georgian-style red-brick classroom buildings and architecturally contemporary structures are unparalleled to other institutions of higher learning. ASU is home to the state-of-the-art 7,400 seat academic and sports facility the Joe L. Reed Acadome; the Levi Watkins Learning Center; a five-story brick structure with more than 267,000 volumes, the state-of-the-art John L. Buskey Health Sciences Center; which is 80,000 square-feet facility which houses classrooms, offices, an interdisciplinary clinic, three therapeutic rehabilitation labs, state-of-the-art Gross Anatomy Lab, Laboratory for the Analysis of Human Motion (LAHM), a Women’s Health/Cardiopulmonary lab, and a health sciences computer lab, and WVAS-FM 90.7; the 80,000-watt, university operated public radio station. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...


Student Life

Alabama State University charters more than 70 student organizations, including nine Greek organizations, a full range of men’s and women’s sports and 17 honors organizations. In addition to social, cultural and religious groups, there are musical opportunities, such as the Marching Hornets and the University Choir, and departmental organizations for most majors. Men’s intercollegiate athletic programs include baseball, basketball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, and cross country. The ASU Hornets are members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, SWAC, and compete at the NCAA Division 1 level. Student Life is the university ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ in Australia and New Zealand. ...


Fight Song

The official name for the university's fight song is "Hail Alabama Fight Song" A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ... A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ...


Hail, Alabama State University
How we love your name.
Your spacious halls respond with knowledge
Deeds extol your fame.
Hurrah, hurrah for the Black and Gold!
Hurrah, hurrah for heroes bold!
Dear Alma Mater, we adore you,
In one loud acclaim.


(Chorus)
Alabama! Alabama!
Hail, hail, hail, hail college so dear
Alabama, Alabama!
'tis for you we'll cheer
All hail the men who fight on the field
All hail your glory that can't be repealed;
So hail, hail, hail Alabama!
Hail, hail, hail!


(Trio)
To the Black and Gold
Let our giant echoes roll
In the breeze, on the air,
Let our banner wave so fair,
Sing Hurrah, Sing Hurrah,
Sing Hurrah, rah-rah-rah-rah
Hey!
(Back to Chorus)


Marching Hornets

The Marching Hornets, composed of talented musicians, has generated a genuine pride in the entire student body at Alabama State University as a result of their stellar performances in the State of Alabama and the Nation. They have also gained national recognition as a result of their presentation of a sparkling halftime show on NBC's national televised professional football games between the NY Jets vs. KC Chiefs, December 10, 1967; CBS's nationally televised professional football game between the New Orleans Saints vs. the Green Bay Packers in 1969 and was twice televised on the Blue-Gray Football Classic, Montgomery, AL, December 1976 and 1977; halftime for the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints October 1976 and 1977; and the pre-game and halftime for the Cincinnati Bengal vs. Houston Oilers at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, 1976.


In 1980, The Marching Hornets put together a halftime show saluting the late, great Joe Louis, one of the world's greatest boxers. This show toured many cities and states and each performance received raved reviews. In 1985, the Marching Hornets were invited to perform at the second annual Freedom Bowl classic in Fulton Stadium, Atlanta, GA, representing the SWAC Conference. They also performed for the Atlanta Falcon vs. Chicago Bears in 1986, were they presented a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and were the Exhibition Band for the South Central Marching Band Classic in Homewood, AL., November 1, 1986 The Marching Hornets also performed at other classics and games such as the Bronze Classic in Atlanta 1991, the Motor City Classic in Pontiac Michigan 1991, Alma Heritage Bowl in Miami 1991, the Circle City Classic of Indianapolis 1992, Battle of the Bands in Mobile, AL 2000,the Detroit Football Classic 2003 and 2004, and Battle of the Bands in Atlanta, Ga. in 2006. The band appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres' talk show in 2007.


The Marching Hornets Band thrives ever to uphold its motto: "THE PRICE OF GLORY IS HIGH"


Stingettes

The Stingettes is the name of Alabama State University's dance line. Their name is derived from the stinger of the Hornet mascot. They have received many state & national awards for their high paced routines.


Notable Alumni

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Notable faculty

  • Dr. Ralph J. Bryson — English professor and Grand Historian of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity
  • Tonea Stewart — actress, playwright, and Dean of Performing Arts
  • Chief Art Baylor — first black police chief of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Dr. Alvin Holmes — famous Alabama legislator, also an alumnus

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References

  1. ^ NFL.com - Tarvaris Jackson. Retrieved on 16 April 2007.
  2. ^ Montgomery Advertiser - "Africa Miranda brings talents to ASU" by Scott Johnson. Retrieved on 16 April 2007.

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Alabama State University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
Alabama State University, founded 1867, is a historically fl university located in Montgomery, Alabama.
Alabama State's colors are fl and gold and their nickname is the Hornets.
Alabama State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), which it joined in 1982.
Alabama State University - definition of Alabama State University in Encyclopedia (145 words)
Alabama State University, founded 1887, is a historically fl university located in Montgomery, Alabama.
ASU was originally founded in Marion, Alabama in 1867 as the Lincoln Normal School.
Alabama State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).
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