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ASU celebrates Founder's Week with their annual cookout

ASU celebrates Founder's Week with their annual cookout./ Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Albany State University is celebrating its 115-year legacy.

Joseph Winthrop Holley founded the university on April 6, 1903.

Thursday was the annual "Founder's Day Cookout" celebration. There was music, games and good food.


ASU students say the cookout is an ongoing tradition because it follows Holley’s mission to bridge the gap between the school and community.

"At the end of the day, Dr. Holley founded Albany State to be diverse and take care of one another,” Twontavis Cuff, senior, said. “We just want to make that is what we're doing here. No one is bigger than anyone. No one is better than anyone. We are one big happy family."

ASU will wrap up Founder’s Week with a convocation ceremony on Friday at 10 a.m.

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