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Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter sets Homecoming events

Sept. 9, 2008- The Strong-Turner 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, Sept. 19-20.

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.

On 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
Arkansas State 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





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