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Tuskegee, We Have Lift Off!

Dr. Mae Jemison receiving award from University On August 16, 2016, Tuskegee University had the distinguished honor of commencing the 2016 Lyceum Series with the acclaimed astronaut, scientist and African American figure, Dr. Mae Jemison. After having a successful pilot Lyceum series in 2015, Tuskegee University is looking to repeat this performance with a host of influential individuals this year academic school year.  “Tuskegee University can think of no better person to commence its 2016-2017 Lyceum Series than Dr. Mae C. Jemison. Dr. Jemison is the epitome of excellence in every conceivable way. And this excellence represents what we know […]

Tuskegee Enactus Wins Regional Competition

Photo provided by: Tuskegee Enactus SHERATON ATLANTA HOTEL, GA –Hundreds of young entrepreneurs are pacing throughout the corridors rehearsing lines, realigning ties, giving their team tiny pep talks, and keeping an eye out for the competition. It’s the 2016 ENACTUS United States Regional Competition. This region covers schools all across the South, but only twenty teams out of the hundreds of schools will advance to the national competition in Missouri. The Tuskegee ENACTUS team—Phillip Stringer, Rylei Lemoine, Alexus Young, and Louvins Pierre—is standing outside of the ballroom hastily preparing themselves. Their slot is moved an hour earlier than originally scheduled. […]

Madea Goes to Grauation 2016

Taken by Tuskegee University May 7th marks the day of the Class of 2016 Commencement at Chappie James Arena in Tuskegee, AL. The crowd was packed full of parents and relatives for one of the most anticipated days of a college students life. The Class of 2016 produced 520 graduates. For all of the students who graduated, this was developing into a moment that they would remember for a lifetime. The commencement was headlined by famed actor and director Tyler Perry, who also received his first honorary degree from Tuskegee University. Perry spoke to the graduates very passionately as he […]

10 Did you know facts

      DID YOU KNOW?? The word “Tuskegee” means “warrior” in the Muscogee-Creek dialect. More than 70 percent of Black veterinarians in America today are Tuskegee University graduates. Tuskegee University’s band is the oldest HBCU marching band. The university is also the only college or university in the nation to ever be designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress. Macon County originally included neighboring cities, Union Springs and Auburn. There were ten people in the first graduating class at Tuskegee on May 28, 1885. Macon County was created by the Alabama legislature on December 18, 1832 from […]