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Encyclopedia > Albany State University
Albany State University

Motto: A Past to Cherish, A Future to Fulfill
Established 1903
Type: Historically Black Public
President: Dr. Everette J. Freeman
Students: 3,927
Location Albany, Georgia, United States
Campus: Urban
Colors: Royal Blue and Yellow Gold
Mascot: Golden Ram
Website: http://www.asurams.edu

Founded in 1903, Albany State University is a historically black , four year institution located in Albany, GA, a progressive city with a metropolitan statistical area population of 162,800. The University is one of three historically black colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia. Albany State offers undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional degree programs. The school sits on a 204 acre campus with impressive historic and modern buildings. [1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in Dougherty County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State County Dougherty Government  - Mayor Willie Adams, Jr. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Albany is a city located in Dougherty County, Georgia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,939. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes all public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... This article is about people called professionals. ...

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Historical Background

Joseph Winthrop Holley founded the institution in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute. Holley was born in 1874 to former slaves in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Two Educators, Reverend Samuel Loomis and his wife, sent Holley to Brainerd Institute and then Revere Lay College in Massachusetts. While attending Revere Lay, Holley got to know one of the school's trustees, New England businessman, Rowland Hazard. After taking a liking to Holley, Hazard arranged for him to continue his education at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Holley aspired to become a minister and prepared by completing his education at Pennsylvania's Lincoln University. Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Winnsboro is a town located in Fairfield County, South Carolina. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The word trustee is a legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover or simply P.A. or Andover) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... This article is about the Massachusetts town. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Lincoln University is the name of a university in New Zealand and several in the United States: Lincoln University (California) Lincoln University (Missouri) Lincoln University (New Zealand) Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) See also: University of Lincoln This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might...


W.E.B DuBois inspired Holley to return to the South after he read Dubois's writings on the plight of Black people in Albany, GA in The Souls of Black Folk. Holley relocated to Albany, GA to start a school. With the help of a $2,600 gift from the Hazard family, Holley organized a board of trustees and purchased 50 acres of land for the campus, all within a year. The aim of the institution at the time, was to provide elementary education and teacher training for the local Black population. The institution became financially state supported in 1917 as a two year agricultural and teacher training college. Its new name became The Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. [2] William Edward Burghardt DuBois (February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963) was an African-American civil rights leader and scholar. ... The title page of the second edition The Souls of Black Folk is a well-known work of African-American literature by activist W.E.B. Du Bois. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...


In 1932, The school became part of the University System of Georgia and in 1943 it was granted four-year status and renamed Albany State College. The transition to four-year status heavily increased the school's enrollment. Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University System of Georgia (USG) is the organizational body that includes all public institutions of higher learning in Georgia. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Holley served as President of the school from 1903-1943. He was succeeded by Aaron Brown (1943-1954), William Dennis (1954-1965), Thomas Miller Jenkins (1965-1969), Charles Hayes (1969-1980), Billy C. Black (1980-1996), Portia Holmes Shields (1996-2005), and Everette J. Freeman (2005- ).[3] Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Albany Movement

The college played a significant role in the American Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s. Many students from the school, black improvement organizations, and representatives from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to together to create the Albany Movement. The movement brought prominent civil rights leaders to the town including Martin Luther King Jr. Prominent figures of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (or SNCC, pronounced snick) was one of the principal organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. ... The Albany Movement was a desegregation group formed in Albany, Georgia on November 17, 1961. ... Below is a list of civil rights leaders: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States Abernathy, Ralph (1926-1990) Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906) Baker, Ella (1903-1986) Bates, Daisy (1914-1999) Bevel, James (1936-) Bond, Julian (1940-) Carmichael, Stokely (1941-1998) Marvel Cooke (1903-2000), journalist... Martin Luther King Jr. ...


Present Day

Today the Albany State University student body consists of both traditional and non-traditional students who make up the more than 4,000 student population. These students come primarily from Atlanta, southwest and middle Georgia, other U.S. states and many foreign countries. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Middle Georgia refers to the area near the geographic center of the U.S. state of Georgia, mostly the metropolitan area surrounding the city of Macon. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ...


Colleges and Schools

Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs and six advanced degrees. Colleges include: The College of Business, The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Education, and The College of Health Professions.[4] The Graduate school degree programs include: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration, and Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.[5] In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... United States criminal justice system flowchart. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Public Administration can be broadly described as the development, implementation and study of government policy. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


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