Events & Fundraisers

From Athens State University’s Homecoming Weekend to our annual Fiddler’s Convention, golf tournament to networking events, there is something for all Athens State alumni and friends to enjoy. Watch for events in your area—or plan to enjoy an event on campus. Not only will you have fun and continue to learn, you will stay connected to Athens State, grow your professional network and create new friendships along the way.

Events

Foundation Scholarship Reception and Alumni Awards Ceremony

Held the first weekend of April, this event offers an opportunity to recognize our supporters, honor successful Athens State alumni, and serve as a mentoring opportunity for our new scholarship recipients.

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Alumni Association Golf Tournament

The Alumni Association Golf Tournament is one of the largest fundraisers for Alumni Scholarships here at Athens State University. Scholarship winners participate with golfers and sponsors throughout the day’s events.  The golf tournament is usually held the 3rd Thursday in May at Canebrake Golf Club.

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Flag Day

Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and unity as a nation, with a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans, and many people have died protecting it. The Athens State Alumni Association helps to host this event each year on Flag Day.

Homecoming Weekend

Athens State University is proud to celebrate our most important work, awarding diplomas to our graduates and recognizing the power of education to transform their future. The Homecoming Celebration, including the Summer Commencement Ceremony, is usually observed the first weekend in August and has become important not only for our new graduates, but also for our alumni.

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Fiddler’s Convention

Bring the family and enjoy a uniquely American experience whose roots are buried deep in the Appalachian mountains and beyond. It’s a musical and cultural experience that will thrust you into a simpler time where families were bound by the music they created and the stories they told.

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Christmas Concert

The Athens State University Community Band, under the direction of David McCollum, holds an annual Christmas Concert on the first Sunday in December in Carter Gymnasium each year. The Alumni Association hosts a reception following the performance.

Fundraisers

There are several ways that Athens State Alumni can participate in fundraising efforts for the Alumni Association. Whether it is sponsoring or playing in the Alumni Association Golf Tournament to purchasing a License Plate or Christmas ornament, there are may ways for you to join in the fundraising for Athens State University.

Alumni Association Golf Tournament

The Alumni Association Golf Tournament is one of the largest fundraisers for Alumni Scholarships here at Athens State University. Scholarship winners participate with golfers and sponsors throughout the day’s events. The golf tournament is usually held the 3rd Thursday in May at Canebrake Golf Club.

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Athens State License Plate

Show your pride and support by purchasing an Athens State University Collegiate License Plate. The Athens State plate can be purchased in any Alabama county through your license commissioner or probate office. Whether buying or renewing your tags, the cost is $50 with $48.75 returned to Athens State for scholarship funds. It is an easy way to promote the University while on the road with more than $61,000 awarded in scholarships from tag proceeds since 2013.

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Christmas Ornaments

Purchase a Founders Hall Christmas ornament to place on your tree this year.

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