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ASU celebrates Founder's Day

Folks at Albany State University celebrated Founder's Day on Friday. (Source: WALB) Folks at Albany State University celebrated Founder's Day on Friday. (Source: WALB)
President Dr. Arthur Dunning. (Source: WALB) President Dr. Arthur Dunning. (Source: WALB)
Marvin Laster is an ASU alumnus and now CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany. (Source: WALB) Marvin Laster is an ASU alumnus and now CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany. (Source: WALB)
There was a full crowd for the convocation. (Source: WALB) There was a full crowd for the convocation. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks at Albany State University had a big celebration on Friday.

Students, alumni, faculty and community members joined in celebrating Founder's Day. 

This year's theme was honoring the past, celebrating the present and investing in the future. 

Dr. Joseph Winthrop Holley founded the university in 1903.

On Friday, his daughter told the crowd her father would be proud to see how far the school has come. 

Students also spoke about the institution and its future, referring to the school as the unsinkable Albany State. 

President Dr. Arthur Dunning talked about the importance of remembering the past and accepting change. 

ASU took a big step this past year when they joined with Darton State College. 

"It's very significant, because we brought together two campuses in Southwest Georgia, and that has given us an extraordinary opportunity to serve more people in this region," said Dunning. 

Alumnus and present CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Albany, Marvin Laster was the guest speaker. 

He spoke about the history of the university and the success of its alumni. 

"I am a living testament of the profound transformational power that Albany State can make in the lives of young people," said Laster.

As part of the celebration, folks paid a visit to Dr. Holley's grave.

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