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Marketing, Communication & Advancement

Donate NowThe Marketing, Communication, and Advancement (MCA) division is a liaison between the University and its many public audiences, partners, and stakeholders. The division manages relationships with AAMU's community stakeholders, alumni, corporations, private foundations, civic organizations, media, and other constituents.  MCA includes the following departments:  development, marketing & public relations, alumni affairs, print and mail operations, and electronic media communications (radio/television stations).  This unit is directly responsible for enhancing the University’s image, recognition, and engagement through expanded outreach to external constituents.  MCA also strives to secure the financial future of the institution via external partnerships.   [See the latest (2023) ANNUAL REPORT]

The office is located in 309 Patton Hall. 


Departments and Teams

  • Development

    The Office of Development is responsible for building relationships with alumni and friends of Alabama A&M University.  The development office cultivates and solicits alumni, individuals, corporations, and private foundations to provide sustainable fiscal support for the University.  In development, our goal is simply to secure the University’s financial future via tax-deductible contributions.  Development provides alumni and friends with numerous opportunities to support the institution annually.  Whether advocating for student scholarships, facility improvements, academic support, student services, or athletics, development provides their constituents boundless opportunities to assist the institution.     ANNUAL REPORT

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  • Marketing and Public Relations

    The Office of Marketing & Public Relations is ultimately responsible for the institution’s brand and communication strategies to and between its internal and external constituents.  Marketing & Public Relations work to promote the phenomenal accomplishments of Alabama A&M students, faculty, staff, and alumni to an array of diverse audiences.  These audiences include:  media, alumni, community leaders, and more. 

    Marketing & Public Relations engages its constituents in a number of ways. In social media, AAMU has tens of thousands of followers/friends on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Also, the University’s Start Here, Go Anywhere Campaign is visible on billboards throughout the state of Alabama, along with print, radio, and/or television commercials regionally and nationally.  Additionally, AAMU markets its brand to the broader community by sponsoring community events.  If you are interested in AAMU supporting your organization, please contact

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  • Print & Mail

    The campus uses Konica Minolta and The UPS Store for all of its print and mail needs. Print services including graphic design, brochures, magazines, and others may be requested by contacting 256-804-0311. Mail pick-up and delivery services are provided daily from Monday – Friday. All services are provided to the campus daily from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The print and mail operations are located in the Ralph Lee Student Center.

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  • Electronic Media Communications

    Electronica Media Communications is comprised of the official radio and television stations of Alabama A&M University, WJAB 90.9 FM, and WJAB-TV.  WJAB 90.9 FM is a 100,000 kilowatt station and home to the Tennessee Valley’s source of jazz, blues, and gospel music.  WJAB 90.9 FM is a public broadcasting station.

    WJAB-TV provides campus news, information, and other broadcasting to students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.  WJAB-TV is home to FrontPage, the official news program of Alabama A&M University. 

    Advertising for both WJAB 90.9 FM radio and WJAB-TV is available.  For more information, please contact

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  • Alumni Relations
    Office of Alumni Affairs works constantly to keep alumni, friends, and the community engaged with the University. It also nurtures and maintains a productive relationship with the Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc.  Stay connected with the Office of Alumni Affairs as it continues its noble mission.  Normalites and supporters throughout the world are encouraged to become involved by giving their time and talents to the University they love. REMEMBER:  There's no AL_MNI without "YOU"!Back to Top

Contact Us

Marketing, Communications & Advancement
(256) 372-8344
(256) 372-8345
Patton Hall, Room 309
Mr. Jamal Ali
Vice President for Marketing, Communications & Advancement; and Executive Director of the Alabama A&M University Foundation
(256) 372-8344
Mr. Aaron Thompson
Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Branding
(256) 372-4863

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