Alumni Affairs to Sponsor Alaska Adventure Trip Presentation

There will be an overview of the Alumni Association sponsored Alaska Adventures trip on Tuesday, January 27th. Interested parties can join us for a complimentary lunch or dinner on the 27th- lunch is at 12:00 noon and dinner is at 6:00 pm.

The Alaska Adventure trip will be on August 25th, 2015-September 4th, 2015. This expedition is open to the public – not just Athens State alumni – and will include stops in Seattle, Ketchikan- the “Salmon Capital of the World”, Juneau, and Skagway.

Athens State University Alumni Association Donates $264,000

The Athens State University Alumni Association has increased their efforts to give back to their alma mater and its students. Cumulative figures for donations to the University are greater than $85,000 and scholarships are just under $180,000 since 2010.

Over the last 5 years they have allocated $5,000 per year to the restoration efforts of the Beaty-Mason home, increased scholarships to over $50,000 annually, provided $2,000 in financial assistance for the student publication Athena’s Web, donated over $9,000 to the sound system and seating in McCandless Hall, purchased over $9,000 in furnishings for the Sandridge Student Center lower lobby and President’s Dining Room, and provided sponsorships to University affiliated clubs and organizations.

Thelma Sawyer McGraw, Alumnae of the Class of 1943, Makes Return Visit

Ms. Thelma Louise Sawyer McGraw, Class of 1943, visited the campus of Athens State University recently. She was accompanied by her daughter, Paula Burns, and granddaughter, Stacey Burns. McGraw and her family were taking a trip down “memory lane” while…