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A&M’s “Normalite Walkway” Project Offers Connection to History




Quad Project Nearing Completion



Alabama A&M University’s Bulldog Pride Committee is embarking on another major beautification project aimed at fostering community-wide pride in the historic institution.  “Normalite Walkway” is a worthwhile pavers project offered in connection with the extensive current renovation of The Quad in the center of the AAMU campus.


The University Family was successful in garnering the support of thousands of individuals to participate in a previous Home Depot “Retool Your School” contest targeting beautification efforts at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  That support netted $25,000 in Home Depot materials to renovate the busy Quadrangle.  Construction is nearing completion, and the extra-wide walkways, lined with brick pavers, will intersect at a huge AAMU logo.


AAMU family and friends will be able to make themselves and other loved ones a permanent part of “Normalite Walkway” by purchasing a paver that can be engraved with a name, graduation date, class, the name of a loved one or some other important but space-limited information.


Coordinators call the project an opportunity “to support the University” and to become an integral part of the University’s history through having one’s name permanently engraved in the walkway.  Contributions made in purchasing pavers are tax-deductible and proceeds from the sale of the pavers will be used for scholarships for deserving students.


The Bulldog Pride Committee will culminate with The Inaugural Laying of the Engraved Pavers on the Normalite Walkway set for Saturday, May 3, 2014, during the Founder’s Day weekend. 


The Committee was established in 2009 under the leadership of First Lady Abbiegail Hugine as an additional mechanism through which faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni and friends of the university, nationwide, could support Alabama A&M University. The primary aim of the Committee is to encourage and enhance pride in the University from all of the constituent groups.


Dr. Barbara Cady serves as chair of AAMU’s Home Depot project.  The pavers project group is rounded out by First Lady Abbiegail Hugine; and alums Diann Anderson, Clarene Johnson and Eugene Tasie.  For additional information, contact                                                  - J. Saintjones


See Appeal Letter and Order Form

See Paver Location Chart

Click HERE for FAQs About the Pavers Project

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