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ASU holds founders' day

April 6, 2007

Albany -- Albany City commissioner Dorothy Hubbard returns to her alma mater for a proud homecoming.

Hubbard graduated from Albany State University in 1970, and worked there for 30 years.  Today, during a founder's day celebration, she addressed a crowd of students, faculty and other alumni and said they should be proud of the university and encourage others to pursue degrees there.

She said the school's founder, Dr. Joseph W. Holley deserves to be remembered as a visionary.  He persevered through a time of racial unrest to found a school for black students to learn in and wipe out illiteracy.

"To think that he could believe that he could do that at a time like that, I mean, the pressure," said Hubbard.  "Nobody would have believed that back then.  That's why I say it had to be God leading his path."

Hubbard also outlined some financial goals for students and encouraged faculty to be an example for the students and their own family members.


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