Celebrating 50 Years of Making a Difference

Nov 5, 2019


  In 1969, two landmark events occurred as part of the chronicles of now 144-year-old Alabama A&M University (AAMU).  In that year, what once was Alabama A&M College became Alabama A&M University.  Additionally, it was the same eventful year that college officials, alumni and community persons came together to establish the Alabama A&M University Foundation.


Alabama A&M University will be “Celebrating 50 Years of Making a Difference” on Thursday, December 5, 2019, with a 50th Anniversary Banquet scheduled to take place on campus in the T.M Elmore Gymnasium at 7 p.m.  The guest speaker will be the fiery academician, author, minister and radio host Michael Eric Dyson. 


 The “university” designation in 1969 marked A&M’s sixth and last name change to date, beginning with the first name—Colored Normal School at Huntsville—in 1873.   Additionally, the Alabama A&M University Foundation was established to receive, hold, invest, manage, use and administer property of all kinds, whether given absolutely or in trust for the benefit of Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and its educational, research, cultural, public services and support activities. 


A minimum quantity of tickets are available for the black-tie event at $150 each via andrea.cunningham@aamu.edu or by calling (256) 372-5550.  

A reserved table of 8 is $1,500. 

 For sponsorship opportunities, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/for/50thbanquet/.  

All proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships as part of the University’s retention efforts.


Information Via AAMU Public Relations.