Alabama A&M University’s Fifth Presidential Community Engagement and Recruitment Tour ended with a ‘Welcome Back Celebration’ on the Quad on Friday, February 10.
In his brief recap, President Andrew Hugine, Jr., told AAMU students, faculty and staff that the bus traveled to 44 high schools across the state, delivering more than $16 million in scholarships to 867 deserving students. Last year, AAMU awarded scholarships to 757 students totaling over $14 million.
The annual tour acknowledges excellence among Alabama high school students accepted to AAMU, with the President delivering their scholarships in person during school assemblies. It also encourages other high school students to strive for high academic achievement, while allowing current AAMU students to tell the university's story.
The bus tour began with a stop at John LeFlore High School and several others in Mobile, before heading to high schools in Montgomery, Selma, the Alabama Black Belt, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden. The final stop was Friday afternoon at Jemison High School in Huntsville.
Hugine praised the efforts of the admissions staff, along with students, faculty and administrators who participated on various days of the tour.
(Photos by Padraic Major)