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MAAC continues affiliation with the AHBCU Alumni Alliance

The Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance (AHBCU) is a non-profit community-based organization that consists of Historically Black Colleges & Universities’ Alumni chapters in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. The organization’s primary purpose is to support college students at HBCU’s through fundraising for college scholarships/ financial aid. The MAAC joined the AHBCU in 2014.

As a member of the AHBCU, the MAAC is required to provide volunteers, donors, sponsors and participants for two marquee events each year – the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance Scholarship Mixer and the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K/10K Run/Walk.

Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance Scholarship Mixer
MAAC at HBCU Run/Walk The Scholarship Mixer is an annual event held on the last Friday in January. It precedes the Honda Battle of the Bands, which is held the following day, which is Saturday. This event consists of food, music, entertainment, acknowledgments and lots of fun!

The 2017 scholarship mixer was held on January 27 at the Georgia International Convention Center. and it is the most successful for the MAAC thus far. The theme was "Motown Celebration in Atlanta". The MAAC, as well as other Metro-Atlanta Alumni chapters, were dressed in their favorite Motown-themed attire. The MAAC had two tables seated with a total of 24 alumni and friends. This year's scholarship mixer sold over 700 tables to Metro-Atlanta Alumni chapters overall. In the table theme decoration contest, the MAAC was honored as the 3rd Place winner with a gift prize gift card. The visionary and decorator for for the MAAC tables was MAAC member, Natasha Wilson.


Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K/10K Run/Walk
The 5K/10K Run/Walk is an annual race held on the last Saturday in June at Piedmont Park. The 2016 Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance 5K/10K Run/Walk includes runners from across the country with over 500 plus participants. During the 2016 event, the MAAC registered 90 ASU runners and walkers that resulted in raising over $2,200 towards financial assistance for ASU students.

In addition to fundraising for student scholarships and financial aid, the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance provides an opportunity for HBCU alumni chapters in the Metropolitan Atlanta area to network, market, promote and support other chapter events. It’s important to remember that the proceeds from these events go toward the ASU MAAC scholarships and financial aid. Therefore, your continued and consistent support is needed with the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance events. The ASU MAAC Representatives for the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance are Millie Johnson and Natasha Wilson. For more information on the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance, visit

MAAC at HBCU Run/Walk


MAAC increases student recruitment efforts

For the second consecutive year in 2016, the MAAC’s ASU Recruitment Committee, spearheaded by Dr. Benjamin Moore, continued its collaborative efforts in partnership with Alabama State University’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Dr. Moore and his committee actively assisted the university with recruiting qualified high school students throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan Atlanta Area to attend ASU.

The MAAC’s Recruitment Committee’s purpose is to serve as an extension of the university at various events in setting up recruitment tables to further the cause of educating students. During the year, the committee participated in College Fairs at North Clayton High School, College Park; Forest Park High School, Forest Park; The National College Resources Foundation & Black College Expo., Cobb Galleria Mall; The Honda Battle of the Bands College Fair, Georgia World Congress Center; North Atlanta High School; The WNBA (women’s professional basketball) Atlanta Dream College & Career Fair, Phillips Arena; Henry County High School College Fair/Parent Night; Towers High School, Decatur; and Miller Grove High School, DeKalb County. Committee members include Lamuriel Adams, Barbara Calhoun, Kyana Cannon, Dr. Cecelia Floyd, Frederick Graham, Tina Lowe, Tyrone Matthews, Ethel Pacley, Warren Shaw, and Vicky Thomas. The MAAC recruitment committee estimates more than 500 students from the Metropolitan Atlanta Area have enrolled at ASU over the past two years as a result of the recruitment partnership with the ASU Admissions & Recruitment Office.


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