Athens Forever - Athens State Bicentennial

Athens Forever - Athens State Bicentennial "Athens Forever" is a celebration of Athens State University's Bicentennial and will honor its historical significance over the past 200 years.

06/21/2019
Planting Seeds for Success - An interview with Mr. Jerry Newby

Any good farmer knows that before you can step back and admire your crop, you have to plant the seeds. You have to put a lot of work into nurturing the crop, protecting it along the way and providing the resources needed to allow it to reach its full potential.

Athens State University is proud to plant the seeds into our students. Read about Jerry Newby's life and how Athens State University was one of the seeds that grew his success.

#AthensForeverFridays #AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity #StudentSuccess #AlumniStories

“I believe that I received a good education when I was at Athens. All of my family feels that way. Athens State University means a whole lot to the Newby family. It has helped us to grow and be successful.” Growing cotton is second nature to long-time farmer and Limestone County native

What an incredible transformation! Currently housing classrooms, science labs, and offices for College of Arts and Scien...
06/14/2019

What an incredible transformation! Currently housing classrooms, science labs, and offices for College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff, Waters Hall was completed in 1957, then an expansion and total renovation was completed in 2010. The building is named in honor of Mr. N. H. Waters, who was President of the institution’s Board of Trustees in 1957, and a loyal supporter of the institution.

#AthensStateUniveristy #AthensForeverFridays #WatersHall #AthensForever #BuildingOnOurFoundation

Athens State University helps you find a way. Our institution creates inspiring stories through our service to students....
06/07/2019
Dr. Glenn Conner

Athens State University helps you find a way. Our institution creates inspiring stories through our service to students.

Read about the impact Athens State has made in Dr. Glenn Conner's life here: https://www.athensforever.org/alumni/dr-glenn-conner/

#AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity #FirmFoundation #PreparedfortheFuture

“Athens State will give a person a chance. This school makes a difference in lives. Remarkable things happen.” Dr. Glenn Connor (Class of 1977) knows. His life was changed by an encounter on a high school basketball court. He had just finished a game when Athens Coach Oba Belcher introduced hims...

Athens State Universty is proud to be a part of community traditions, like the Athens Saturday Market. Our institution h...
06/01/2019

Athens State Universty is proud to be a part of community traditions, like the Athens Saturday Market. Our institution has deep ties with the history that makes Athens the community that it is today. 💙 #AthensForever

Did you know McCandless Hall was named after Katherine Leslie McCandless? The fine arts building, completed in 1914, was...
05/31/2019

Did you know McCandless Hall was named after Katherine Leslie McCandless? The fine arts building, completed in 1914, was named in honor of Katherine's incredible success of putting Athens Female College's music program on the map!

#AthensForever #ArtsandSciences #AthensForeverFridays #EmpoweringStudents

With over 50 undergraduate degree options, over 40 minors, and three graduate programs, Athens State University is commi...
05/24/2019

With over 50 undergraduate degree options, over 40 minors, and three graduate programs, Athens State University is committed to serving the needs of students and creating degree programs based on industry trends and workforce needs.

#AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #AthensStateUniversity #AthensForeverFridays

On May 3rd, 2019 Athens State University celebrated the unveiling of Kares Library, named after Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kare...
05/17/2019

On May 3rd, 2019 Athens State University celebrated the unveiling of Kares Library, named after Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kares of Boynton Beach, Florida.

Mr. Robert Kares, a 1968 alumnus of Athens College, and his wife Gale, a retired librarian, made the largest individual financial commitment in the history of the Athens State University Foundation.

This gift will create an endowment that will benefit the library, students, faculty, staff and the entire Athens community for generations to come.

#AthensForeverFridays #KaresLibrary #StudentSuccess #AthensForeer #AthensStateUniversity

With our students' persistence rate above the national average, we have seen our students succeed in reaching the finish...
05/10/2019

With our students' persistence rate above the national average, we have seen our students succeed in reaching the finish line. Athens State University student, Elizabeth Thomas has done just that.

Check out her story here: https://www.athensforever.org/students/elizabeth-thomas/

#AthensForever #ReachingtheFinishLine #StudentSuccess

Dr. Sidney E. Sandridge became president of Athens College in 1970, just a year before this picture was made. In 1975, t...
05/03/2019

Dr. Sidney E. Sandridge became president of Athens College in 1970, just a year before this picture was made. In 1975, the State of Alabama assumed ownership, and we became Athens State College, a two-year upper-division college.

Athens State University continues to look back while keeping a focus on securing tomorrow.

#AthensForeverFridays #SecuringTomorrow #StudentSuccess #AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity

We're SO excited to watch our LARGEST graduating class EVER walk across the stage on Saturday! Please join us in Carter ...
05/02/2019

We're SO excited to watch our LARGEST graduating class EVER walk across the stage on Saturday! Please join us in Carter Gymnasium and help celebrate these hard-working students and their outstanding accomplishments!

9:00 AM - College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony
12:00 PM - College of Business Ceremony
3:00 PM - College of Education Ceremony
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#AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity #AthensState #SpringCommencement2019 #CongratulationsGraduates #CelebrationTime

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of KARES LIBRARY at Athens State University! The reception and unveiling ceremony wil...
05/01/2019

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of KARES LIBRARY at Athens State University!

The reception and unveiling ceremony will be held at the Library on Friday, May 3 at 5:30 PM and will honor Mr. Robert Kares (1968 alumnus of Athens College) and his wife Gale (a retired librarian) who recently made the largest individual financial commitment in the history of the Athens State University Foundation.
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#AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #AthensStateUniversity #AthensState #KaresLibrary #Bicentennial

"I chose education because I truly believe anytime you want to impact a community or—definitely—a generation, it sta...
04/26/2019
Victoria Jones

"I chose education because I truly believe anytime you want to impact a community or—definitely—a generation, it starts with education."

Check out Athens State University student, Victoria Jones' story. We are proud to help provide Jones with the skills, training, and preparation needed to achieve desired goals and build a promising future. #AthensForever #AthensForeverFriday #StudentSuccess

"Music means a lot to me, but the more time I spend out in the community sharing my music, I see a need for education as well. When it comes to following our dreams, the fear of failure often stops us from trying. Our dreams sometimes seem unattainable or unrealistic, especially when

Did you know the College of Arts and Sciences is our oldest college at Athens State University?In addition to traditiona...
04/19/2019

Did you know the College of Arts and Sciences is our oldest college at Athens State University?

In addition to traditional liberal arts programs such as English, history, mathematics, and social and natural sciences, we offer innovative programs in areas such as computer graphics, computer science, criminal justice, and healthcare administration.

#AthensForever #ChangingLives #AthensForeverFridays

During Dr. Benjamin Bascom Glasgow’s tenure, a new gymnasium including a swimming pool was completed in 1918, and cons...
04/12/2019

During Dr. Benjamin Bascom Glasgow’s tenure, a new gymnasium including a swimming pool was completed in 1918, and construction of a three-story brick dormitory, now known as Sanders Hall, was begun. Athens State University has always been a growing and transforming institution.

#AthensForever #LookingBack #FirmFoundationfortheFuture

You work long hours...so do we. 94% of our students are enrolled in a Distance Learning Class. We are available whenever...
04/05/2019

You work long hours...so do we. 94% of our students are enrolled in a Distance Learning Class. We are available whenever, wherever you are.

#AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #HigherEducation #ReachYourGoals

04/01/2019
"Athens Forever" - Celebrating 200 Years of History at Athens State University

As we approach our bicentennial, we are reminded of our rich history and the many inspiring people who have passed through our historic columns. This occasion represents a significant milestone; despite epidemics, wars, and economic downturns, the institution has not only endured but has grown into a highly respected university. The foundation that was laid in 1822 continues to support an institution that has grown strong both in students and facilities.

But the best is yet to come! Our future success will be defined by our diligence in making Athens State a place where teaching is our mission and learning our goal, made possible through the continued support of our alumni, our friends, and the community. Our commitment to serve is stronger than ever. We invite you to join us in our journey, celebrating the past while preparing for the future. The foundation was laid in 1822, and "Athens Forever" begins today!

As we approach our bicentennial, we are reminded of our rich history and the many inspiring people who have passed through our historic columns. This occasion represents…

Our first priority is ensuring students have the resources and support to succeed. Scholarships from Athens State Univer...
03/29/2019
Jeremy Boles

Our first priority is ensuring students have the resources and support to succeed. Scholarships from Athens State University have provided student Jeremy Boles the opportunity for immense success. Read more on Jeremy's story here!

#AthensForever #StudentSuccess #AthensForeverFriday #AthensStateUniversity

“The scholarships make it possible for me to attend Athens State. There is not a monstrous amount of debt, and everything is manageable now.” If there’s an event going on around campus, chances are good that you’ll see Jeremy Boles, one of the most active members of Athens State’s student ...

03/27/2019
Since it started in 1822, Athens State University has made a number of changes both from how the University operates to ...
03/08/2019

Since it started in 1822, Athens State University has made a number of changes both from how the University operates to the restoration of many of our iconic buildings. The long history of service by the University is the foundation upon which the future of the University rests…

#AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #FirmFoundationForTheFuture

Alabama 200
02/18/2019
Alabama 200

Alabama 200

Happy Presidents Day! Check out these cool pictures of past presidential visits to the Yellowhammer State. #al200 #alabama200

Our graduates are doing important work, shaping the world around them through leadership and innovative thinking. Check ...
02/08/2019
Debra Davenport

Our graduates are doing important work, shaping the world around them through leadership and innovative thinking. Check out alumni Debra Davenport's story here: https://bit.ly/2UKTVZ3

#AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity #YourUniversityYourWay #AthensForeverFridays

“I loved coming to class. I loved this campus. Even with my online classes, I always had plenty of help and I never felt that I was just floating out there with no guidance. I wish going to college was a profession. I would just do that. I love taking classes and going to school.”

Two of the longest and most successful terms in the history of Athens State were held by the only two female presidents ...
02/01/2019

Two of the longest and most successful terms in the history of Athens State were held by the only two female presidents ever elected: Jane Hamilton Childs and Mary Norman Moore McCoy. Empowering women is still part of our legacy. This year, 66% of our students are women. #AthensForever #FirmFoundationForTheFuture #LookingBack #SecuringTomorrow

01/25/2019
Courtney Boaz

Athens State University is proud to celebrate our students! To this day, our commitment remains on serving the needs of students, creating degree programs based on industry trends and workforce needs and partnering with local leaders to design educational experiences that create value in a competitive job market.

Check out Courtney's story here: https://bit.ly/2DsRSmE
#AthensState #AthensForever #AthensForeverFridays #StudentSuccess

“I wanted to see the school, and when I brought my transcripts in, they accepted me on the spot and picked out my classes for me. Everyone immediately took me in and tried to be helpful and get me under their wing. It was such an amazing experience all around that I decided on the

The construction of McCandless Hall was completed in 1912 at Athens State under the tenure of Pres. Mary Norman Moore. N...
01/18/2019

The construction of McCandless Hall was completed in 1912 at Athens State under the tenure of Pres. Mary Norman Moore. Named after Music Director Kate McCandless, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. #AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #FirmFoundationForTheFuture

Athens State University College of Business provides an academic framework for advanced study in preparation for manager...
01/11/2019

Athens State University College of Business provides an academic framework for advanced study in preparation for managerial or executive positions. Many non-traditional students are able to complete their degree while still working. #AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #HigherEducation #ReachYourGoals

During the late 1930s, the campus housed a hosiery mill. Many students put themselves through college by knitting, packi...
12/18/2018

During the late 1930s, the campus housed a hosiery mill. Many students put themselves through college by knitting, packing, and shipping hosiery. #AthensForever #FirmFoundationForTheFuture #LookingBack #SecuringTomorrow #WhereTheresAWillTheresAWay

Athens State University's College of Business is proud to offer state-of-the-art online curriculum and delivery methods ...
12/14/2018
Athens State Ranked One of Top 20 in Nation for Most Affordable Online Accounting Program – Athens State University

Athens State University's College of Business is proud to offer state-of-the-art online curriculum and delivery methods to best ensure the completion of its degree programs.

Athens State University has been named one of the most affordable online options for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The University’s online program was ranked #19 in the nation by SR Education Group in their 2019 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Accounting list and incl...

Athens State University is proud to be building a firm foundation for the future. Read about student Ally Holmes and her...
12/11/2018
Ally Holmes

Athens State University is proud to be building a firm foundation for the future. Read about student Ally Holmes and her story here at Athens State!

Celebrating a Head Start: An Interview with Ms. Ally Holmes, Athens Bible School Class of 2018 Meet Ally, one of Athens State's newest faces on campus. Majoring in elementary education with dreams of making a difference in the world, Ally, like many other students, is excited about experiencing ever...

Naylor’s many innovations kept students in college by providing scholarships and jobs… the basement of McCandless Ha...
12/07/2018

Naylor’s many innovations kept students in college by providing scholarships and jobs… the basement of McCandless Hall became a cannery, utilizing products from a campus garden and two small farms. #AthensForever #FirmFoundationForTheFuture #LookingBack #SecuringTomorrow #wheretheresawilltheresaway

#GratitudeTuesday...Here's the #5 thing we can do because of your donations: Graciously offer emergency support to stude...
12/05/2018

#GratitudeTuesday...Here's the #5 thing we can do because of your donations: Graciously offer emergency support to students in unexpected and difficult situations.

Thank you for #GivingTuesday donations. Because of you, we can do these things and so much more!

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's #4 on our #GratitudeTue...
12/04/2018

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's #4 on our #GratitudeTuesday list: Diligently bring researchers, performers, & lecturers to campus to enrich students’ education.
There's 1 more on our top 5 reasons we are thankful!

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's the #3 thing we can do ...
12/04/2018

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's the #3 thing we can do with your donations:Proudly create our campus spaces to be inviting and welcoming to the community

Stay on the lookout for #4 on our #GratitudeTuesday list!

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's #2 of what we can do be...
12/04/2018

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's #2 of what we can do because of your donations: Effectively invest in curriculum and resources to ensure quality teaching.

There are 3 more things that make this #GratitudeTuesday.

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's 1 thing we can do becau...
12/04/2018

Last week, we celebrated #GivingTuesday. This week, we are celebrating #GratitudeTuesday. Here's 1 thing we can do because of your donations: Joyfully award a scholarship to a motivated and deserving student.

Stay on the lookout for 4 more things ASU can do with your donations.

Athens State University offers programs in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to support its mission ...
11/09/2018

Athens State University offers programs in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences to support its mission by empowering students “to make valuable contributions in their professional, civic, educational, and economic endeavors.” #AthensForever #AthensForeverFriday #FirmFoundationForTheFuture #SecuringTomorrow

When Ms. Mary Norman Moore became widowed in 1919, she returned for a subsequent term as president in 1926. These Athens...
11/05/2018

When Ms. Mary Norman Moore became widowed in 1919, she returned for a subsequent term as president in 1926. These Athens College for Young Women Cheerleaders from 1928, seem to be just as lively and resilient as Ms. Moore was. #AthensForever #FirmFoundationForTheFuture #LookingBack #SecuringTomorrow

Did you know Mary Norman Moore McCoy wrote a booklet called “Why Girls Should Go To College” in 1916? Empowering wom...
11/02/2018

Did you know Mary Norman Moore McCoy wrote a booklet called “Why Girls Should Go To College” in 1916? Empowering women to succeed is still a part of our legacy. #AthensForever #AthensForeverFriday #FirmFoundationForTheFuture #LookingBack #SecuringTomorrow

10/31/2018
Mossholder Appointed Director of Major Gifts – Athens State University

Athens State is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Mossholder as Director of Major Gifts. As well as celebrating the bicentennial, she will help secure funds to insure bright futures for students. Read the full article for more information on Mossholder here: https://bit.ly/2OKMfaM

#AthensForever #SecuringTomorrow #FirmFoundationfortheFuture

Athens State is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Mossholder as Director of Major Gifts. Mossholder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Athens State University is proud to change lives - one student at a time. The faculty in the college believe the greates...
10/05/2018
Dr. Fred Abernathy

Athens State University is proud to change lives - one student at a time. The faculty in the college believe the greatest investment in the future of our great state is to ensure that each child has a teacher to help them reach their full potential.

Check out Dr Fred Abernathy's story here!

#AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity #AthensStateBicentennial

“As a first generation college student and product of a single-parent home, I understand the sacrifices that my mother made every day that motivated me to make my life better. My Athens State experience allowed me to complete my Bachelor of Science degree in education with the help of a foundation...

Athens State University began as Athens Female Academy. Classes began in January 1822 in a newly constructed four-room s...
10/05/2018

Athens State University began as Athens Female Academy. Classes began in January 1822 in a newly constructed four-room schoolhouse. Athens Female Academy offered courses similar to those of a modern college education.

#AthensForever #AthensStateUniversity #AthensStateBicentennial

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