Senior day at Alabama A&M University | Events
Those who work in the Alabama A&M University's Office of Admissions are adding the final touches in preparation for the largest event of the year. The annual High School Senior Day program will be held in the T.M. Elmore Building Saturday, November 20th, at 9 a.m.
The new High School Senior Day Academic Park, however, will open to guests as early as 7:30 a.m., says Venita C. King, Assistant Vice President for enrollment management and director of admissions.
Admissions Counselor and WJAB-FM 90.9 radio personality Robert Drake will preside over a program that features greetings from AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., and First Lady Abbiegail Hugine; Charles H. Scales, a 1975 AAMU alumnus who serves as associate administrator for institution and management at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the AAMU Baby Bulldog Cheerleaders; Miss AAMU Brittany Jones; and SGA President Asundra Johnson.
In addition to an overview of the five major academic components at AAMU, prospective students and their parents will observe presentations from basketball squads and cheerleaders; Greek organizations; and the Alima Dance Company before being released for tours and to visit the High School Senior Day Academic Park adjacent to the facility.
Visitors will also be provided pizza and refreshments, as well as entry to the Bulldog football contest against Prairie View A&M University at 1 p.m. in Louis Crews Stadium.
Each year, thousands of high school students from throughout Alabama, along with even more who are assembled by alumni chapters around the country, gather at the historic and approaching 136-year-old campus to learn about programs, meet prospective professors, and gain a sampling of student life.
While in years past, where volumes of students, alumni, teachers, counselors and other friends have poured into the campus' Elmore Gymnasium, the 2010 activity will feature a series of outside canopies or "college stations" assigned to the University's major academic components, says King.
The new program layout is slated to include a tent for athletics, as well as food stations adjacent to each academic component, says King. Students, she adds, will also be able to be accepted on site, as well as to be offered and receive scholarships with required ACT/SAT data.
"I am excited about High School Senior Day," said King in the early planning stages for the event. Her excitement was anchored by the continued partnership the event will maintain with NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AAMU staffers and NASA's Diversity/Equal Opportunity office have worked hand-in-hand on the activity for 14 years.
Organizers and admissions staff have stepped up their promotions of the event throughout the state, utilizing the 2010 theme: "Making a Difference in the 21st Century -Come Take a Look at Us Now!"
For additional information, contact AAMU's Office of Admissions at 256-372-5245 or 1-800-553-0816.