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ASU homecoming begins

Today’s (Oct. 14, 2012) coronation of Albany State University Homecoming Queen Asia Cook, kicks ASU homecoming week. Cook is joined by First Attendant Renniah Gay, left, and Second Attendant Hillary Scales, right. Back row from left are First Royal Gentleman Delvon Lewis, Mr. Royal Gentleman Charles Benford and Second Royal Gentleman Jason Tracey.

Today’s (Oct. 14, 2012) coronation of Albany State University Homecoming Queen Asia Cook, kicks ASU homecoming week. Cook is joined by First Attendant Renniah Gay, left, and Second Attendant Hillary Scales, right. Back row from left are First Royal Gentleman Delvon Lewis, Mr. Royal Gentleman Charles Benford and Second Royal Gentleman Jason Tracey.

ALBANY, Ga. — It’s fall and football season in Southwest Georgia. Combine both during the third week of October and Albany State University transforms into a week-long family reunion. It’s homecoming time on campus as thousands of students and alumni experience the meaning of this year’s theme, “Lift As We Climb.”

The crowning of Miss Albany State University kicks off Homecoming Week activities. The coronation’s theme is “Celebrating Our Rich Heritage."

It gets under way today at 5 p.m. in the Albany Municipal Auditorium. The event also includes the royal court and queens representing campus organizations.

Admission is free. A reception will be held in the Student Center Ballroom located on the ASU campus.

Asia Cook was selected the 2012-13 Miss ASU during a pageant held in March. She is a homegrown junior biology major from Albany, whose reign officially begins after Sunday’s coronation.

Renniah Gay, a middle grades education major from Atlanta, is first attendant and Hillary Joy Scales, a Speech & Theater major from Hinesville is second attendant.

Mr. Royal Gentleman is Charles Benford, a criminal justice major and native of Saint Marys. First Royal Gentleman, Delvon Rhodes Lewis of Buffalo, N.Y., is a marketing major; and second runner up Jason Tracey, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. is a mass communication major.

Other homecoming week activities include the Gospel Explosion, featuring the ASU Anointed Gospel choir on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Gethsemane Worship Center located at 529 10th Ave. Admission is free.

On Tuesday, ASU Police Chief John Fields and ASU Photographer Reginald Christian will compete in the Ultimate Barbecue Cook-off. The fun begins at noon at the Amphitheater.

The Homecoming Convocation will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the HPER Gymnasium located on campus. The keynote speaker is Frank Brown, teacher, coach, athletic director and school administrator.

Saturday’s activities include the homecoming parade at 9 a.m. on Pine Avenue followed by the homecoming game against the Clark Atlanta Panthers at 2 p.m. in the ASU Coliseum.

Comments

coachjohnson42 2 years ago

I'S SO GLAD, THAT I'M FROM ASC!!!!

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tywebb 2 years ago

you might be....but they're embarrassed that you're "from asc"!

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TrixibelleBento 2 years ago

Great grammar there Coach!

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 2 years ago

You know they don't teach grammar or math at ASU. They teach subjects like "how to take advantage of governments handouts" and "how to properly play the race-card."

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VSU 2 years ago

ASU Grad? Doen't even know what the name of the University is.

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Witchita 2 years ago

Maybe this NIMROD (johnson) will organize a cleanup committee to cleanup downtown Albany. ASU will trash the city, walk away and say "The christmas parade be worse". It is time for a university that claims HBCU status to go above and beyond in representing the community that it wants to support them. Except for the new buildings, the University is a blight on the Albany Area and graduates, such as Johnson, only prove the perceptions most Non-blacks have of the school. I have had to refuse employment to ASU grads, because of lack of basic education and the way they presented themselves at the interview. Hats on backwards, saggy pants, dreads, and a lack of basic english/speaking skill cost them. A simple written questionaire showed Grammer such as "Dis, Dat, Wif, etc. If you are going to represent my company in the public, you have to speak the common language of the public.

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tywebb 2 years ago

unfortunately, DAT is da common language of the 'Bany public!

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MRKIA 2 years ago

I GUESS YOU CAN DO DIS WIF DAT, IF DAT IS ALL YOU CAN DO WIT DIS.

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Witchita 2 years ago

Unfortunatly you are correct, but if a client in Oregon cannot understand you, then you cannot be of service to me.

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