tour We are using the tour as an opportunity to bring ASU to the various schools and engage and recruit students. But it is also a time to engage our alumni to let them know ASU is alive and well and to come out and support the school. It’s also a time to thank them for what they do for the University on a regular basis,” Ross said.     

 Prater, who is also the Atlanta president of the Alabama State University Alumni Association, said he is extremely excited about the Presidential Tour coming back to Atlanta.

 “As a professional school counselor, it’s a thrill to give my students an opportunity to see firsthand what an outstanding HBCU looks like. Our students are getting an opportunity not just for a college fair but they also are getting hands-on experience from students who are from ASU, as well as actually seeing a Visual Arts Department. These opportunities are very important for a student who is trying to make a profound decision in attending a college.”

 Ross said he thanks his tour team for a job well done.tour

 Our team did an outstanding job of representing The Alabama State University. There’s no other faculty, staff or student body like Alabama State University’s. I also thank our alums,” Ross said.

 The next stop on the bus tour is Mobile on Monday, April 1, and the last leg of the tour will end with a Hornet Extravaganza, which features the Black and Gold Game at the ASU Stadium on Saturday, April 13.   

  “We have been received so well in the state of Georgia. The 2019 Presidential Tour has gotten off to an awesome start and we look forward to its continuation as we continue to build and move ASU 150 years forward,” Ross said. 

 For day-by-day updates, follow the tour on ASU Facebook page (alabamastateuniversity) or visit the University’s website at

 The tour’s complete schedule is as follows:

 Friday, March 29

Atlanta Georgia

9 a.m. - Dutchtown High School

Noon - Booker T. Washington High School

6 p.m. (EST) - Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception 
                         The Sloppy Floyd, Floyd Room, 200 Piedmont Ave.,

Monday, April 1

Mobile, Alabama

9 a.m. - Mattie T. Blount High School

11:30 a.m. - C.F. Vigor High School

6 p.m. - Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception

               The Bright Spot, 2501 East Interstate 65 Service Road, Mobile, Alabama 

Tuesday, April 2

Dothan, Alabama

6 p.m. – Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception

                Belle's Event Plaza, 230 East Powell St., Dothan, Alabama

 Thursday, April 4       

Columbus, Georgia/Phenix City, Alabama

9 a.m. - Russell County High School

6 p.m. (EST). - Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception 

                          Courtyard by Marriott, , Phenix City, Alabama

Monday, April 8

Birmingham, Alabama

9 a.m. - Carver High School

1 p.m. - A.H. Parker High School

6 p.m. - Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception 

               Birmingham City Hall, 2nd Floor, ., Birmingham, Alabama

Tuesday, April 9

Selma/Marion, Alabama

9 a.m. - Selma High School

1 p.m. - Frances Marion High School

6 p.m. – Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception

                Lincoln Normal School, Phillips Memorial Auditorium, 207 Lincoln St., Marion, Alabama

Thursday, April 11

Gadsden/Huntsville, Alabama

9 a.m. - Gadsden High School

6 p.m. - Hornet Alumni and Friends Reception 

               Jackson Center, , Huntsville, Alabama

Friday, April 12

Montgomery, Alabama

 9 a.m. Jefferson Davis High School

 Saturday, April 13

Montgomery, Alabama

10 a.m. - ASU Colleges Fair

                ASU Football Stadium Concourse

11 a.m. - Black and Gold Game

                 ASU Stadium

                Come in your Hornets Game Gear!