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Black Tie Tuesday

Apr 17, 2017

The AAMU Office of Marketing, Communication and Advancement (MCA) is preparing to host the 17th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Von Braun Center.  

In an effort to heighten awareness and excitement for the event, MCA invites the AAMU Family to participate in "Black Tie Tuesday," an initiative calling for all University constituents to wear a "Black Tie" (e.g., black tie, black scarf, black shirt, or just black attire")  every Tuesday leading up to the Gala.

Alabama A&M University will observe its 142nd Annual Founder's Day and annual Class Reunion Celebration Weekend May 4th - May 7th. Several activities are planned for Alumni and friends of the University as they return to campus to celebrate the life and legacy of William Hooper Councill and to participate in Class Reunion events. A few weekend events include Founder's Day Convocation, Founder's Gravesite Service, campus walking tour, individual class reunion parties, Awards and Scholarship Luncheon and Worship Service and Memorial Walk. 

On Friday, April 28th, Alabama A&M University will host the 17th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala. This year's event will take place in the Von Braun Center North Hall at 6:30 p.m. Guests, dressed in their black tie best, will enjoy an elegant evening of dining and entertainment by Grammy nominated, singer, songwriter Alvin Garrett. The Black Tie Scholarship Gala will highlight scholarship recipients and recognize businesses, organizations and individuals in the community that show continued support to the University and its students. 

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Jazz-A-Thon

April 29th - May 7th

Volunteers Needed - Call (256) 372 - 8790

President Hugine Live on WJAB

President Hugine Live on WJAB 90.9 April 26th, 2:30 p.m (cst)

Dr. Hugine will be interviewed by WJAB's News & Public Affairs Dir., Erica Fox April 26th at 2:30 p.m. Do you have a question for Dr. Hugine? Submit your questions to president@aamu.edu.

Local Entertainment

  The Harris Home for Children celebrates its 63rd Anniversary with a Charity Concert Featuring Kool and the Gang Thursday, April 27th, 8 p.m. at the Von Braun Center Arena. The HHFC provides services for abused neglected and abandoned youth ages 12 - 21. Several ticket options are available. For event, table or event information (256) 837 - 0332 or www.harrishomeforchildren.org 

REVISED SCHEDULE as of April 18 2017!

The 2017 Alabama Jazz in the Park! All shows are FREE! 

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