• Higher Education Day

    • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    • 10:30am
    • Montgomery, AL
    • Alabama's Higher Education Partnership
    • STARS Coordinator Clare Findley | findleyj@uwa.edu
    As has been the tradition for fourteen years, the Higher Education Partnership, representing the 150,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and administrators of the state’s four-year universities, is sponsoring the annual Higher Education Day. The 2012 program is set for March 1 at the Alabama State House.

    Higher Education Day begins with a parade at 10:30 a.m. from the Cramton Bowl area of Montgomery and move to the State House. The university constituents will march to the State House to begin delivering the reminder that Universities are Vital to Alabama’s Future!

    After the parade, the traditional rally will begin at 11 a.m. and last until noon. Lunch on the Capitol grounds will follow. During the rally, the Alabama State University, the Jacksonville State University, and the University of West Alabama bands will perform. Governor Robert Bentley, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey, Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senator Vivian Figures, Representative Jay Love and Senator Jabo Waggoner have all been invited to speak.

    The expected crowd of more than 2,000 participants from Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University, Auburn University, Auburn Montgomery, Jacksonville State University, Troy University, The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, The University of Montevallo, The University of North Alabama, The University of South Alabama, and the University of West Alabama will remind the state’s leaders that their institutions are leaving a difference-making impression on the state.
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