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Week of: May 15-21, 2017


Hugine Addresses Calhoun Commencement


Alabama A&M University President Andrew Hugine, Jr., was the speaker for the 2017 graduation ceremonies at Calhoun Community College Friday, May 12, in Kelley Gymnasium.  College officials reported that more than 1,800 students had qualified for graduation.


Calhoun President James Klauber, also a South Carolinian, commented that “a number of our graduates have continued their studies at Alabama A&M” and that several Calhoun faculty are AAMU alumni.



Huntsville Art Festival Offers Enjoyment


Persons attending the Huntsville Art Festival on the east lawn of the AAMU Agribition Center Saturday, May 13, enjoyed a half-day of fun, music, good food and overall well-being.   PHOTOS


In addition to listening to live jazz, R&B and timeless soul music, attendees visited an array of vendors and food trucks.


For additional information about upcoming events at the Agribition Center, contact Altonio Smith at (256) 859-5896 or Donna Gilbert at (256) 859-5896.




SURVIVAL:  AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr., joined a group of administrators and Student Affairs personnel at a comprehensive CPR training session in Clyde Foster Auditorium recently.   PHOTOS



Foundation Disbursement Schedule Adjusts for Summer Session


Beginning on May 15, the AAMU Foundation's requisition submission deadline will be Tuesdays at 5 p.m., and checks will be available for pick up on Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. This check schedule change was implemented to coincide with the University's 4/10 Summer Work schedule.


For additional information, contact Kwanjalin Garrett, senior accountant/AP manager, at (256) 372-2004.




AAMU Announces 2017 Summer Programs


Coordinators of AAMU’s annual summer program listing have announced the activities set for summer 2017.   Click below:


For additional information, contact Dr. Vernessa Edward at (256) 372-7122 or Jeff Robinson at (256) 372-8361.



Residence Hall Construction Timeline

AAMU Information Technology Services (ITS) staffer Justin Vaughner has captured the construction progress of the new residence hall facility under construction on Meridian Street using drone.  


View the most recent developments:    PHOTOS




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Family Literacy Focus of Extension’s Family Fun Day on June 10


by Wendi Williams 


The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold the second Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program’s (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville. Come and bring the entire family and neighborhood youth out for a day of fun, educational, and interactive activities, including exhibits, outdoor games, a water slide, petting zoo, food, music, and more.


“This year we will continue with the theme ‘Celebrating Family Literacy’ that focuses on activities and events showcasing the importance of family literacy programs and providing learning resources for families and communities,” said Ronnie Humphrey, event co-chair.


In celebration of family literacy, kids will have a chance to earn PCREP dollars (play money) from each activity they participate in on June 10 to purchase books at an on-site bookstore. Also, while in the bookstore, participants can get their faces painted by local volunteers.


The Family Day of Education & Fun is a PCREP activity that is designed to enhance reading among children ages 4 to 9 in grades K-4. This event is free and open to the public; however, vendors must pay a $30 set-up fee. Also, please be sure to bring proper attire for the water slide.


For general information, please contact Ronnie Humphrey at (256) 372-4969, Dr. Dorothy Brandon at (256) 372-5458, or visit Potential vendors may contact Nancy McCrary at (256) 372-4937.





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Medicinal Plant Conference Moves to Clemson 


The Alabama A&M University plant and soil science professor who heads the organization dedicated to the study of and research of medicinal plants has announced plans for the 2017 conference.



The 2017 conference will be held at Clemson University in South Carolina, said Mentreddy, a prolific researcher whose most recent research has been published in the Florida-based Journal of Medicinal Plants.


A group discount is available, and graduate students who present a poster, or an oral paper receive 90% off of the registration fee.  The deadline for submission of abstracts for graduate student competitions and early registration is March 15, 2017.  Visit for more details.


Interested persons can also contact Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy, professor and program coordinator, Plant Biotechnology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL 35762, or call ( 256) 372-4250 oAlt. email:


Additional details about the forthcoming conference will be announced at a later date.




Dancing with the President and First Lady

AAMU Board's Campus Tour

Grad Studies Open House

Diversity in Medicine

Clifford Gordon Exhibit: We Wear the Mask

President's Bus Tour Welcome Back

Future of the City Symposium

Bulldog Pride Adopt-a-Building Committee

Professor Terrell Strayhorn

Scott Smith Exhibit

College of Education Meeting

Big Picture Huntsville/LRC

Education Partners








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