ASU students, alumni join for Homecoming convocation and pep rally

ASU students, alumni join for Homecoming convocation and pep

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany State University (ASU) students and alumni joined together for the schoolโ€™s annual Homecoming convocation and pep rally Friday morning.

The band, dancers and cheerleaders led the crowd in some fan-favorite cheers and dances.

Regina Bradley, a 2006 ASU graduate, scholar, and author, gave the keynote address.

Bradley is now an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University.

Her research focuses on post-Civil Rights African American literature, hip hop culture, race, and the contemporary U.S. South.

Bradley said she hopes to inspire everyone to forward the long-carried legacy of ASU.

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โ€œTo be able to speak back to the institution that raised me, that is an honor,โ€ Bradley said. โ€œI really hope that I say something that will inspire the future leaders that are coming out of ASU to go out and be dope.โ€

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard joined a few other leaders to welcome alumni home to the Good Life City as well.

ASU Parade Information:

ASU parade route
ASU parade route (Source: City of Albany)

The parade will start on Pine Avenue between Monroe Street and Harding Street and will proceed to Washington Street, where it will make a left turn.

It will continue north two blocks on Washington Street then turning onto Roosevelt Avenue ending at Thronateeska Museum.

Streets on the parade route will be closed starting at 6 a.m. Saturday.

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