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Tuesday, November 13, 2018



New Edition of Alabama A&M "FrontPage"


This program highlights how our students, faculty and staff continue to AIM HIGH on campus and in the community.


This week’s stories include:

Veterans Program

Dr. Horace Carney Induction into the B.O. Music Festival and Music Hall of Fame

UNCF College Tour

AAMU Food Science Program

Walking with the President

Political Science Week

Vote for Miss AAMU to EBONY HBCU Campus Queens


Please click HERE to view the Alabama A&M FrontPage!


Remember to AIM HIGH!!


To find out more about what’s going at WJAB, just search for WJAB on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) or visit our website at!


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Grambling Overpowers A&M


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Connell Maynor watched while shaking his head as Devanir Martin raced down the sideline.


It was the second interception of the day that a Grambling State defender returned for a touchdown — a theme that essentially determined the game’s outcome.


Grambling State capitalized on four turnovers as the Tigers topped Alabama A&M 29-16 Saturday afternoon at Louis Crews Stadium.

"Turnovers killed us," said Maynor, who is in his first season as Alabama A&M’s football coach. "We threw two pick sixes. That accounted for 14 points, and we lost by 13. That’s your ballgame."


Alabama A&M (5-5) won every statistical except turnovers and points.


The Bulldogs finished with 402 yards of total offense, while Grambling State (6-4) had 340 total yards.


Turnovers were the difference.


Grambling State took the lead in the second quarter when Josh McWilliams returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown.


Grambling State capitalized on another turnover when the Tigers recovered an Aqeel Glass fumble at the Alabama A&M 18-yard line. Three plays later, Geremy Hickbottom threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to stretch the Tigers’ lead to 17-10 before halftime.


Martin returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, giving Grambling State a 17-point lead.


"We made too many mistakes," Maynor said. "You can make mistakes like what happened today and expect to win."


Glass threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Marceles Clash early in the first quarter, and Dylan Smith ran for a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.


Glass finished with 149 passing yards, completing 16 of 28 attempts with three interceptions. Smith led Alabama A&M on the ground with 70 yards on 10 carries.


Octayvious Miles caught six passes for 95 yards.


Alabama A&M travels to Mississippi Valley next Saturday to close out the season.


"We’ve got to regroup and bounce back," Maynor said. "This team has a chance to finish with its first winning season since 2012. That’s important. So now it’s time to go back to work and finish the season out the right way."



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Signature of Excellence Program Held


The Alabama A&M University Honors Program hosted its annual Signature of Excellence on Thursday, November 8, in the Clyde Foster Multipurpose Room. 


Students shared their contributions made while serving on internships and co-ops at the Department of Defense, USDA, Honda, and Thurgood Marshall.  Study abroad students who visited Croatia also presented their accomplishments. 


The Signature of Excellence is a well-known platform for academic achievement.   The public is invited to celebrate these AAMU scholars. 



PATRIOTIC ENTRANCE:  As part of the tribute brought on by the Departmen of Athletics Military Appreciation Day at Louis Crews Stadium 

on Saturday, November 10, the U.S. Army Silver Wings Parachute Team from Fort Benning, Ga., made their entrance to the gridiron prior to the AAMU-Grambling football game.

Madison County Commissioner JesHenry Malone (c) receives plaque following his presentation from (l-r) Professor of Military Science George E. Bolton, Jr., and Dr. Gary Crosby, AAMU vice president for student affairs.

Commissioner Addresses Veterans at AAMU


Madison County Commissioner JesHenry Malone paid tribute to veterans as part of Alabama A&M University 13th Annual Veterans Day Program held Thursday, November 8, in the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center.


A Monroeville, Ala., native, Commissioner Malone joined the U.S. Marine Corps following high school and rose to the rank of Sergeant before separation. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, for which he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and several other honors.


Malone joined the Huntsville Police Department in November 1997. He is currently West Precinct Commander for an area comprised of some 80 square miles and a population of 83,000.



SRO:  It was standing room only in the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium as some 1,650 prospective students and parents filled the lower level and joined showstopping AAMU admissions staffers and organizations at the annual High School Senior and Community College Day Saturday, November 10. 



Founder to Be Honored by Lawyers Association


The founder and first president of Alabama A&M University has been added posthumously into the ranks of a state-wide professional association.


Councill.JPGDr. William Hooper Councill, Esq., has been selected for induction into the Alabama Lawyers Association. The renowned educator, administrator, minister, lawyer and editor will be honored at the 8th Annual Alabama Lawyers Association Hall of Fame Dinner set for Wednesday, November 14, at the RSA Activity Center, 201 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Ala., at 6:30 p.m.


Other honorees include Atty. Robert Turner, Sr.; The Honorable Johnny Hardwick, presiding judge, 15th Judicial Circuit; and The Honorable Eddie Hardaway, Jr., presiding judge, 17th Judicial Circuit.


For tickets and other information, visit



Band Day!  Numerous high school bands from throughout Alabama and beyond participated in High School Band Day on Saturday, November 10.  In addition to high school band members/instrumentalists, participants also ably represented several band auxiliary units.



Alumni Affairs Leads Senior Send-Off for Fall 2018


Cognizant that the December commencement was just around the corner, the Office of Alumni Affairs has already led the celebration and salutation of this fall’s graduating seniors. Alumni Affairs, in conjunction with the AAMU Alumni Association, Inc., recently hosted the Fall 2018 Senior Send-Off.


Not only did the participating students become familiar with Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association, they also received a complimentary one-year membership card to the Association, along with a graduation gift from Alumni Affairs.


The event was made successful in large part because of significant support from the Registrar’s office (Brenda Williams, registrar); Mary Moore, vice president of the AAMU Alumni Association, Inc.; Jermaine Ralph, president of the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter; and Dr. Verlindsey Stewart, alumni membership chair.


For more Send-Off photos, click HERE


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The Keys to An Effective College Life

                                                                  by Andreana Jordan


Everyone has different expectations of how college is going to be. Many have seen movies such as "Stomp the Yard," "Bring It On," or "Love and Basketball" and get specific expectations. The scenarios that are given can be an advantage or disadvantage because they do not provide a full understanding of college.


Gaining information from peers or mentors can help students know what to fully expect, because they have experienced college for their selves. For example, during Alabama A&M’s Homecoming 2018, there were many events scheduled. However, a highlight for the week was a panel discussion. The panel discussion, "In My Feelings: Empower Your Thoughts, Empower Your Life" featured R&B singers, actors, producers, and authors--such as Keri Hilson, James Bland, Matthew Knowles, and Naomi Johnson. They gave insight on how to prepare for life after college and steps to be successful during the process.


College can pose a different shift for students, making it hard to adapt. The class sizes, teaching styles and the class work can cause some to reconsider their decision about college. Even social media makes a difference in how students interact daily. It is easy to get influenced by Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. Having the movies and the websites, social media, too, can influence freshman, causing mixed emotions and new anxieties.


Destiny McDaniel, a senior majoring in computer science at Alabama A&M University, said, “Coming from a large family and growing up with the same people in middle school and coming to college together did not make college hard for me to adapt to. I had people that I've known since middle school there with me; we’re like a family.”  


Still college is a different scenery. The class schedules are different and are based on one’s major. Usually, each class will not look like any other. Knowing limits and avoiding burn out is very important in order to alleviate depression or anxiety. Naomi Johnson, an author and executive secretary of The Student Government Association, 2018-2019, said, “Take care of yourself, love yourself enough to do that.”


There are many opportunities to get involved around campus, but knowing your limit is important because it is easy to have too much on your plate. Get involved in social organizations or the Divine Nine, because the connections that are made are forever.


Getting experience and gaining connections around campus with peers and professors are important and encouraged, especially for those who plan to attend graduate school at the same university.


“I needed a sisterhood after I lost my brother. I needed that bond and I knew I was going to get that joining this sorority,” said Miracle Miller, a graduating senior majoring in communications media. “My advisors are very helpful and are like big sisters to me, and they connect me to people that I know can help me with my career goals. Being in a sorority brought me to realize that people that were completely strangers to me are now my family. They are often closer to me than my family and that makes me happy. I can say that when I come back to my college campus I had that bond. That is something that can never be taken away from me.”



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