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Alabama State University President Ross's Inauguration and Labor Day Classic Events (1041 hits)

WHEN: Aug. 26 - Sept. 2.
WHERE: On the ASU campus and elsewhere (see a listing of events, locations and times below).

Below is a listing of activities that surround the official inauguration of Alabama State University's 15th President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. and the University's Labor Day Classic events, which is intended for your news organizations planning and assignment purposes.

Yes, Dr. Ross has been at the helm of our University since October, but ASU (like many other schools) has the "official" celebration of inaugural events and ceremonies several months after the President takes office as the school's leader, which includes the Swearing-in-Ceremony and much more.

In ASU's case, the official ceremonies all begin on August 26, and conclude on Sept. 2.

Because ASU is such a prominent member of this community (with thousands of alumni and fans here in the River Region alone, and an economic impact in Alabama of over $900 million annually) we know that there are many of these events that you will wish to cover for your news outlet. We welcome assisting you with any preview news stories, as well as all "day of event" news coverage, which includes such diverse ASU inaugural events as:

President Ross's official Swearing-in-Ceremony; First-Family's Jazz Luncheon; President's Business & Community Reception; Mighty Marching Hornets Band Reunion and Paver Installation; Labor Day Classic Concert (featuring 90's Hip Hop sensation Bell Biv Devoe headlining with Guy and Juvenile); Annual Labor Day Classic Football Game between ASU and Tuskegee University; Nat King Cole Jazz Festival on the banks of the Alabama River, and so much more listed below (I will also be sending you updates).

Let's talk soon about these events and how we may help customize your coverage of our ASU Inaugural/Labor Day Classic activities, which will inform and satisfy your news consumers who enjoy the latest updates on Alabama State University and its President!

Thanks and feel free to call me at 334-229-4104 with any requests or suggestions.

Sunday, August 26, 2018
2 - 4 p.m.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom First Family Luncheon
Join the first family for a Jazz Luncheon featuring live entertainment and family fun.

Monday, August 27, 2018
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium Inauguration of SGA President
Jaylon Picket, Alabama State University’s Student Government Association President will make his inaugural address to the student body and campus community.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
5:30 - 7 p.m. President's Business & Community Reception
Sponsored by ServisFirst Bank
Invitation Only

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Noon - 1 p.m.
Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium Interfaith Assembly
Representatives of various religious communities will gather for prayer in support of the 15th President and the faculty, staff and students of Alabama State University.

3 - 5 p.m.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom HBCU Symposium
National experts and HBCU Presidents will take part in a forum to discuss issues relevant to higher education and the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

5:30 p.m. Post-HBCU Symposium Reception
Invitation Only

7 p.m.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Amphitheatre The HBCU Experience
Presented by the Alabama State University Theatre Department and the Tuskegee University Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity

Thursday, August 30, 2018
10 a.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome Inauguration of Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr.
Experience the ceremony officially installing the 15th President of Alabama State University.

7 - 11 p.m.
Reception begins at 6 p.m.
Renaissance Montgomery Inaugural Ball: A Benefit for ASU
An evening celebrating the official installation of Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr. Proceeds will benefit the strategic initiatives of ASU.

8 - 11 p.m.
Fred Shuttlesworth Dining Hall SGA President's Ball
ASU students will celebrate their new leaders in a Classic ball with swag.

Friday, August 31, 2018
8 a.m.
Lagoon Park Golf Course Tenth Annual James. A Shannon Memorial Golf Classic
For more information, please contact Dan Harris at (334)239-7351.
On-site registration 7 - 7:45 a.m.
Pre-registration deadline is August 16th

Lagoon Park Golf Course National Alumni Association Labor Day Golf Classic
A golf tournament showdown between ASU National Alumni Association and Tuskegee Alumni for Student Success.
Check-in 11 a.m.
Visit www.labordaygolfclassic.com to register and to purchase sponsorships online.
For more information, please contact Erick Wright at erickwright@bellsouth.net.

1 p.m.
Tullibody Music Hall Mighty Marching Hornets Reunion and Paver Installation
For more information about the pavers, please call (334)229-4563.
Please click HERE to purchase your paver. The deadline for purchase is July 6, 2018.

5 - 7 p.m.
Hornet Stadium Bama State Pep Rally
The SGA-sponsored Pep Rally will get you ready to cheer the Hornets on to victory in the showdown against ‘Skegee. Hornets fans are invited to join in the fun!

5 - 7 p.m.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom 50 Under 50 Awards Celebration
Invitation Only
ASU recognizes the newest inductees into the 50 Under 50 Class of 2018, which celebrates alumni who have demonstrated significant achievements in their professions and/or in public service.

8 - 11 p.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome Labor Day Classic Concert
90s Hip Hop sensation Bell Biv Devoe headlines an evening of entertainment that also includes Guy and Juvenile.

Saturday, September 1, 2018
1 - 2 p.m.
Ralph D. Abernathy Great Hall of Teachers ASU/TU Student Leadership Reception
Invitation Only

5 p.m.
The ASU Stadium 2nd Annual Labor Day Classic ASU/Tuskegee University Football Game

Sunday, September 2, 2018
2 p.m.
The ASU Stadium Battle of the Bands
$15 in advance; $20 day of the event. Check back for dates tickets will become available at the ASU Ticket Office.

4 - 8 p.m.
Gates open at 3 p.m.
River Walk Amphitheatre Nat King Cole Jazz Festival
Hosted by WVAS
Round out your classic week with an outdoor jazz/blues festival near the banks of the Alabama River. Bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy a relaxing evening of great entertainment.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Monday, July 16th 2018 at 5:33PM
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