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September 2017 - No. 3



Trustee Placed Among Distinguished Alabama Women


Alabama A&M University Trustee Ginger Harper will be among the honorees for the 2017 Women Who Shape the State.


Harper serves as Senior Vice President, Private Banking & Retail Market Manager for IBERIABANK in Huntsville, Alabama. In her role, she is responsible for lending, investment strategies, trust and financial planning for the Huntsville G_Harper-IBERIA-Small-Latest.jpg
market. With over 16 years of experience, Ginger focuses on providing comprehensive financial solutions and offers unparalleled service to high net worth clients as well as leading the Bank’s retail franchise in Huntsville.


"Trustee Harper provides, not only invaluable service to Alabama A&M University as a member of the Board, but she is actively involved in a number of community service organizations and initiatives," said Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., AAMU president.  "On behalf of the University, we extend congratulations to Trustee Harper on this well-deserved recognition."


On the AAMU Board, Harper chairs the Athletics Committee.





AAMU Alum Makes The Root 100 List


AAMU alumnus and Alabama State Representative and Minority Leader Anthony Daniels has made one of the nation's most prominent lists for African Americans.


DanielsAnthonyRoot100.jpgThe Root 100 is an annual list of the most influential African Americans, ages 25 to 45. Formed by, the list honors innovators, leaders, public figures and game changers whose work from the past year is breaking down barriers and paving the way for the next generation.


According to the site, the 2017 list of honorees are "a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness, at a time when the political and cultural landscape has grown even more hostile to the idea of black achievement."


Less than three years after being elected to the state's House of Representatives in 2014, the AAMU alumnus was chosen to lead his caucus as the minority leader in 2017, making him the youngest, and first African American, to do so.


Rep. Daniels jons a list that includes such notables as Beyonce, "Get Out" director Jordan Peele, Colin Kaepernick and many others.



AAMU Student Athletes Give Big:  The AAMU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held a healthy competition between athletic teams to collect donations for Hurricane victims in Florida. Students collected water, non-perishable goods, toiletries and more! Victory World Outreach, a church in Huntsville, will drive to Miami to deliver the donations later this week. (Photo and Text by Debra Daniel)




CALNS Plans Ag Week


The College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS) is celebrating is annual “AG Week” from September 19-22.


Schedule of Activities


September 19—Tuesday@ 9:30 a.m., Motivational Lecture

Dawson Building Auditorium


September 20—Wednesday@ 9:00 a.m., Student Research Presentations

Dawson Auditorium


September 21—Thursday@ 6:30 p.m., Semi-Formal Banquet

Ernest Knight Reception Center

Tickets: Adults- $35 / Students - $15


September 22—Friday@ 11:00—2:00 p.m., Quad Exhibit

AAMU Quad (Dawson Building – rain location)






Professor Receives Travel Grant 


Dr. Jacob Oluwoye of Alabama A&M University's Department of Community and Regional Planning will attend the 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, thanks to a grant from the American Society for Microbiology.


The conference will be held November 1-4 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz. As an award recipient, Oluwoye will participate in all conference activities and complete judging duties assigned to him.





Habitat Kickoff Sept. 19


The kickoff program for campus Habitat for Humanity efforts will be Tuesday, September 19, on The Quad at 12 p.m.


AAMU invites you to the Quad at noon tomorrow, September 19, as students kickoff a campaign with Habitat for Humanity.


Students will hold fundraising events throughout the year. Raising $30,000 will allow them to build a home for a local family!

There will be a DJ and plenty of fun! AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and SGA President Julian Griffith-Battle will also speak.


For additional information, contact Monica Clarke, service and learning coordinator, Freshman Academy, at (256) 372-4710.





AAMU Homecoming Parade Deadline Nears


     NOTICE:  Registration for the 2017 is open until 27 September 2017. Registration for the 2017 Homecoming Parade is available online on the AAMU web site.  Organizations interested in participating in this year’s Parade, can register online at, click on Homecoming Parade, email the application to , or fax to (256) 372-5637. The Deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 27.  Additional information concerning the parade, i.e. Line-up Location, Parade Route and Parade Guidelines can also be found on AAMU website.

     The Theme for the 2017 Homecoming is: “24 KARAT GOLD ON THE HILL” 

     The 2017 Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. The Parade will be held Downtown Huntsville. The line-up area is LOT-K, located on the corner of Woodson Street and Clinton Avenue.   Line-up for the parade begins at 7 a.m.   The Parade will begin at 9 a.m.  Please review Guidelines and Instructions located on AAMU webpage.

     The Campus Parade will be held on Friday, September 29.  Line-up is 10 a.m. the Parade starts at 11 a.m. Line-up location is the Morrison Building Parking Lot.  No registration is required for the campus parade.    All campus organizations are encouraged to participate.   Please review Guidelines and Instructions on AAMU website.





AAMU Family Urged to Join St. Jude Walk/Run


The entire AAMU community is being invited to take part in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.  The event is scheduled Saturday, September 23, at Mount Zion Baptist Church on 228 Mt. Zion Road in Madison, Ala., from 8 a.m.-12 noon.   Complete FORM


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and students, faculty, staff and organizations from “The Hill” are encouraged to form teams and to sign up for the fundraiser.   The campus participation goal is a minimum of 250 persons, says coordinator Monica Clarke.  


Clarke adds that all campus teams should begin with “AAMU” to allow organizers to track the University’s participation.  For instance, cheerleaders would sign up as “AAMUCheerleaders” and the Family and Consumer Sciences Club could sign up as “AAMUFCS.”


The activity at Mt. Zion is just one of several across the nation that are being formed to raise funds and awareness.  The funds raised also help to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Because of its ongoing widespread support, the hospital provides children needed treatment and offers housing and food to family members throughout their child’s hospitalization—all without cost.


To coordinate AAMU’s participation, prospective team captains and other interested individuals should contact or to start the process.  For more information, call (256) 372-4710.  Click to complete FORM.





Hampton-Wells Scholarship for Space Camp


Retired AAMU professor and pyschologist Annie M. Wells is coordinating the (Lionel) Hampton-Wells Scholarship of Alabama A&M University for Space Camp. 


Interested students should complete an application (beginning October 15) at and return the application to:


Space Camp Committee

c/o Annie M. Wells, Ph.D.

919 Corley Drive, SE

Huntsville, AL  35802-3700


Potential applicants may include Alabama applicants who are students in grades 4-12.  Awards are based on (1) financial need; (2) leadership; (3) academic achievement; and (4) special needs.


For additional information, call (256) 881-4753.





Wellness Center Offering Fall Classes


The Student Health & Wellness Center offers FREE swim lessons for all AAMU students – sign up for the next session today! 


Check out Group Fitness classes at the Wellness Center – Zumba, Water Aerobics, Yoga, Butts & Guts, Boxing, and Dance Aerobics!


The Wellness Center also offers group swim lessons for ages 3 and up! Call or come inside for details! (256) 372-7000.




Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Holding Interest Meeting


There will be another Open Study for the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge 

(HCASC). HCASC is the ultimate HBCU quiz bowl competition. Alabama A&M University has advanced to the national competition in California for the past 22 years. Let's make it 23! 


Interested? Come out and participate in a mock quiz bowl competition and various map games. We are looking for possible contenders to vie for a spot on the national team. Bring your brain and a buddy! 

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) Interest Meeting

Alabama A&M University

Library Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments provided


E-mail the HCASC Coordinator/Coach, Mrs. Carla Draper Holloway at or call (256) 372-5385 for further information. ​​​​​​





Sorority’s Toiletry Drive for Houston Victims to Run Through September


The Delta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is providing assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey through a toiletry drive scheduled to run throughout September. All items will be donated directly to organizations assembled for the disaster relief.  The drop-off point is the Ralph Lee Student Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  For additional information, contact





HR Announces Holiday Schedules


The holiday schedule has been updated to display the entire 2017 year of holidays.  Please be advised that there is no fall break this year.  For the Thanksgiving recess, the University will be closed from November 20 to November 24, 2017 (one week).  


The Holiday recess for faculty will begin on December 13 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  The Holiday recess for staff will begin on December 18 and conclude on January 1, 2018.  All employees will report to work on January 2, 2018.  Please plan accordingly.







Homecoming 2017 Schedule



Saturday, September 23


Homecoming Kick-off Party

Wear Your Maroon and White

9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Quad

Admission: Free


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Sunday, September 24


Gospel Explosion

Featuring The Walls Group and Local Gospel Choirs

6 p.m. | Elmore Gym

Admission: Free



Maroon divider 


Monday, September 25

BE THE MATCH Awareness Walk/Run

Legacy Lake - 6 a.m.


All White Day Party

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Quad

Admission: Free


Fashion Show

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym

Admission: Free


Maroon divider

Tuesday, September 26

BE THE MATCH Registration

Sponsors:  AAMU, The Links

AAMU Wellness Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.



"Race, Social Justice and the Industry"


Entrepreneur Susan Taylor (Former Editor of Essence Magazine)

Author Terri McMillan ("Waiting to Exhale") 

Actress Tasha Smith ("For Better or Worse")

Knight Center, 12-2 p.m.

Admission: Free


Talent Show

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym

Admission: Free


Bulldog Birthday Bash

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Elmore Gym

Admission: Free (For AAMU Students Only)


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Wednesday, September 27

Bulldog Apprectiation Day

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Quad

Admission: Free


BE THE MATCH/Bone Marrow Drive

The Quad - 12-2:30 p.m.


Rave (Glow in the Dark Party)

7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Elmore Gym  

Admission: Free

Maroon divider


Thursday, September 28

Educational Series

[ Speaker TBA ]

[ Time and Location TBA ]

Admission: Free



Mason's Wreath-Laying Ceremony

11:00 a.m. | The Block

Admission: Free




Masons Will Conduct Ceremony to Honor AAMU’s Founder


Over 60 Prince Hall Masons, many alumni of Alabama A&M University, will participate in an 11 a.m. Wreath Laying Ceremony on Thursday, September 28, on “The Block” to commemorate Dr. William Hooper Councill, the founder of the University.  The solemn ceremony will include a short march to Councill’s gravesite, followed by prayer, a reading by the Grand Historian and Public Grand Honors to include the Laying of the Wreath.  


The entire University Family, community as well as all area Prince Hall Masons are invited to attend the ceremony.  Members also are expected to present a $5,000 scholarship check to Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr., president of Alabama A&M University.




Door Decor Contest Judging

Door Decoration Info 

All Day 

Admission: N/A

Maroon divider


Friday, September 29


Alumni Golf Tournament

8:00 am | Colonial Golf Course

Contact: Taylor Byrd, Jr. 256-565-0212


On-Campus Parade

11:00 am


Homecoming Pep Rally

12:00 p.m. | Quad


Throw-Back Concert

Lalah Hathaway

4:00 p.m. | Quad

Admission: Free


Alumni Throwback Party

Admission: Advance Tickets $30 | $35 At the Door
Marriott Space & Rocket Center

5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL


NPHC Step Show
7:00 p.m. | Elmore Gym
Admission: Free

Maroon divider

Saturday, September 30



Off-Campus Parade

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Downtown Huntsville


Alumni Association “Big Tent Tailgate”

12:00 p.m. | Front of Louis Crew Stadium

Contact: Erica McClain 256-679-5634

Admission: $10 (Free for paid Alumni members)


2017 Homecoming Game

Game Time 2:00 p.m. | AAMU vs UAPB



Student Concert

Gucci Mane

7:00 p.m. | Von Braun Civic Center

Admission: Students $10 with AAMU student ID

General Admission: $35

Tickets available through Ticketmaster


*In case of rain, all campus events will be held in Elmore Gym



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Season Tickets


ALABAMA A&M FOOTBALL 2017 HOME SCHEDULE | Games played at Louis Crews Stadium 

SEPTEMBER 23 vs. Texas Southern (Louis Crews Football Classic | 6pm

SEPTEMBER 30 vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff (Homecoming) | 2pm

OCTOBER 14 l vs. Mississippi Valley State | 1pm

NOVEMBER 11 vs. Jackson State | 1pm

NOVEMBER 18 vs. Kentucky State | 1pm


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AAMU Offers Professional Development Opportunities


Welcome back Bulldog family.  CETL has planned a semester full of  Professional Development opportunities for faculty and staff. This semester CETL will offer 3 easy ways to receive Professional Development. It is as easy as ABC.

-         Attend a Monday Morning Mentor Session

-        A different 20 minute session available every week to view online

-        A Registration also available through the AAMU Calendar

-        Available anytime, anywhere you have access to a variety of topics to view at your desktop, laptop, and any other electronic device.

- Go2Knowledge meets the professional development needs of busy and distracted educators. The trainings provide a customized, straight-forward, and easy way for our college faculty and staff to find webinars of importance to them. The Go2Knowledge trainings allow us to schedule professional development opportunities at the convenience of our faculty and staff.”

- Printable Certificate of Completion for every training

-         Check out a live webinar session

- A live webinar is an interactive online training. Participants can communicate with the presenter(s) during the event via a live chat feature.

      We will also host a “Book Tasting this semester. You will receive an invite to come over and check out CETL’s newly acquired books and additional resources available for you to check out and use. Once again welcome back and remember to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered to you by CETL under the division of Academic Affairs.                 

·       FREE Teaching Professor Tips App

Ø  Get a daily teaching tip delivered to your smart phone or tablet with the new Teaching Professor Tips app. Brief and to the point, each tip provides a nugget of wisdom regarding assignment strategies, student engagement, classroom management, instructional vitality, and much more.

 ·   CETL Commercial:



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Miss AAMU Coronation


Sigma Gamma Rho Convenes on The Hill


First Lady Interview – Inside Huntsville


Baseball Team Alzheimer’s Walk


Honors Clean Up


DPS Promotions


Etta B. Freemen's 100th


CSD Pinning Ceremony






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