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Men of Kennis program filling need for male teachers of color in the classroom

Last year, Athens State University launched an initiative to improve the pathway for students of color to become teachers in Alabama school districts. Data surrounding teaching and the diversity of teacher candidates on a national level shows that male teachers…

Athens State Receives Approval to Offer Two New Degree Programs

Dateline: June 12, 2020 Athens State University has been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) to offer two new bachelor’s degree programs and two new “badge” programs, all within the University’s College of Business. Beginning fall 2020,…

Dr. Lee Vartanian Named Dean of College of Education

Dateline: February 26, 2020 After an extensive, nationwide search that produced a number of highly-qualified candidates, Athens State University has appointed Dr. Lee Vartanian as Dean of the College of Education effective July 2020. Dr. Vartanian received his bachelor’s degree…

Athens State Signs Partnership Agreement with Drake State Community & Technical College

Dateline: January 9, 2020 – Athens State University signed a partnership agreement with Drake State Community & Technical College on January 9 that creates a transfer pathway for African-American males who are interested in a teaching career. African-American male students…

Athens State Awarded $2.1 Million Federal Grant for Student Success

Dateline: October 18, 2019 Athens State University is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Title III grant by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to enhance student support in the process…

Education Students Participate in Summer Enrichment Programs

Dateline: July 1, 2019 Athens State’s College of Education has partnered with Athens City Schools and Hartselle City Schools to provide teaching opportunities for Athens State education students and a fun summer learning experience for children across North Alabama. The…