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Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter sets Homecoming
Sept. 9, 2008-
Alumni Chapter (S-TAC), a chapter of the ASU Alumni Association focusing
on African-American alumni and friends of the university, announces
events planned for ASU's 2008 Homecoming which will be Friday-Saturday,
On Friday morning, Sept. 19, the S-TAC golf outing will be at Sage
Meadows Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. The S-TAC
social that evening will be at the home of Lloyd and Patricia Walls,
2402 Rusher Lane in Jonesboro, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Registration and
details of the weekend will take place at the Friday Night Social.
Saturday, Sept. 20, S-TAC will hold a business meeting in the ASU
Student Union Osage Room from 10 a.m. until noon.
Immediately following the business meeting on Saturday, S-TAC hosts the
Gussie Turner/Linual Cameron Memorial Scholarship Reception honoring
this year's scholarship recipient and Outstanding Alumnus. The reception
will be in the Student Union's Centennial Hall.
At 10 p.m. on Saturday evening, the S-TAC alumni dance will be held at
the Elks Lodge, 2113 West Washington, in Jonesboro. The dance will be in
conjunction with the Xi Rho Chapter, Omega Psi Phi, in celebrating their
35th anniversary. Entertainment will be the DMP band,
alternating with a DJ.
The Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter was formed at
University in 1982. The chapter is named after Walter Strong and
Frederick Turner, the first African-American graduates of A-State. The
late Mr. Strong graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1959 and also
received a master's degree in education from ASU in 1971. Lt. Col.
Turner was a 1960 graduate in education who also received a master's
degree in education from ASU in 1972. He is the father of 1986 ASU
graduate Dr. Debbye Turner, who was Miss America 1990. The Strong-Turner
Alumni Chapter was formed to meet the needs of African-American alumni.
For more information on the Strong-Turner Alumni
Chapter or on activities scheduled for Homecoming 2008, contact the ASU
Alumni Association at 870-972-ALUM (2586), e-mail
or see the Alumni website at