Huntsville, Ala. ---- After three years of studying the lives and legacies of the First Ladies of Alabama A&M University and the significant impact each had on its growth and development, the University will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at
12:15 p.m. on April 25, 2013, to officially open to the public “Legacy Lake” in honor of the First Ladies.
Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes to take part in a walk or run around the lake following the program. Joining the AAMU students, faculty and staff will be representatives from Wonder Walk, United Way, ERC, as well as from sponsors Aramark, the City of Huntsville and the County of Madison.
The Legacy Lake initiative is a visible and lasting tribute to the First Ladies of Alabama A&M University, women who have often been deemed unsung heroes throughout the institution’s 140-year-old history. The Lake also serves as a symbol of perpetual honor to spouses of future University presidents.
Moreover, attractive benches have been placed in honor of all AAMU first ladies to date: Mrs. Maria Weeden Howard Councill, Mrs. Ida Councill Buchanan, Mrs. Susan Whitfield Parker, Mrs. Anne Quick Drake, Mrs. Ethel Williams Morrison, Mrs. Beatrice Mitchell Covington, Mrs. Earlene Ovletre Henson, Mrs. Voncile Pierce Gibson and Mrs. Abbiegail Hamilton Hugine.
The public is invited to the April 25 ribbon cutting at the lake.
- Jerome Saintjones