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Tuskegee University tiger mascot standing by his new name

Call me by my name…

Our golden tiger mascot finally has a name!  The school held a “Name Our Tiger” campaign and more than 3,000 votes were cast. After weeks and weeks of advertising and voting and sorting through all of the many suggestions, it has finally been decided.  The name was announced during the Homecoming pre-game show on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. No more, “Hey You,” or “Hey Tiger.”  Now you can call him by his name. His name is…”PARLAY.”  Yes, the Tuskegee University golden tiger’s new name is Parlay.  It comes from our popular “Ball and Parlay” song played by the band. This […]

Valerie Lawson and John O'Conner, WSFA news anchors

WSFA Channel 12 News broadcasts from Tuskegee

WSFA Channel 12 News from Montgomery broadcasted a Live segment from downtown Tuskegee, Alabama on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. News anchors Valarie Lawson, John O’Connor, meteorologist Josh Johnson and other on WSFA’s media team broadcasted their segment of “Hometown Tour” from right here on the Square in the City of Tuskegee, Alabama. In attendance were community leaders, Macon County Schools leaders and students, members of the Macon County Board of Education. And of course Tuskegee University represented with our band, cheerleaders, the SGA and Royal Court. Valarie and John did interviews with Mayor Tony Haygood, Superintendent Jacquelyn Brooks, and other […]

Black Hawk on the Yard!!

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, a Blackhawk helicopter landed on campus between the Main Library and Armstrong Hall. It was all a part of “Lockheed Martin Day” at Tuskegee University. Beverly Martin, a recruiter for Lockheed Martin said, “Lockheed Martin Day’ will allow Tuskegee University students to see the full scope of career opportunities with our company — not to mention gain a better understanding of the expectations companies like ours have for today’s college graduates.”  “This will be a fabulous opportunity for us to showcase Lockheed Martin technologies while attracting the next generation of professionals from such a well-respected […]

Shop for Golden Tiger gear online

The Campus Bookstore has now launched an online store goldentigergear.com, where you can buy numerous golden tiger items. After it’s grand opening promotion, the online store will be offering special discounts and sales, and discounts to alumni throughout the year. Fans are sure to love the “design your own custom jersey” feature. Fans can sign up for promotions and make suggestions for other merchandise that the store can carry. The items that you purchase are usually shipped within 24 hours. The available merchandise includes clothing apparel, drinkware, tailgating supplies, many assortments of gifts, and more. All merchandise sold through the […]

What do I call you?

For as far back as we can remember, our Tiger mascot has not had a name.  He has been called the “Tiger”, or “TU Tiger”, or “Golden Tiger”, or even “Hey You in the Suit”.  But now the wheels are turning to find our Tiger a name.  So, a naming contest was held that allowed students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans to suggest possible names for our feisty golden mascot. So, a committee made up of student leaders, cheerleaders, and representatives from alumni affairs and the communications office sorted through those suggestions and narrowed down the list to about five […]

A Tiger Who Roars

  Morgan Sinclaire Screws, (2017-2018) 1st Attendant to Miss Tuskegee University, continues to define that one doesn’t always have to win the title, to make a difference. Over the past few weeks, we saw three different events Screws hosted for not only the campus, but also the Tuskegee community. The first event was movie night on Logan Hall Lawn entitled, “A ROARING Night at the Movies”, paid homage to old Tuskegee. Students were invited to watch Sleepless starring Jamie Foxx and T.I.  Screws along with other Royal court members served free concessions for students to snack on during the showing. […]

Opportunity Begins with Education

        An event with a bold title took place on this past Wednesday night, September 27th. “Opportunity Begins with Education” was coordinated and sponsored by “Teach for America”, The Tuskegee Pre-Alumni Council, and the Gamma Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. The purpose of the event was to prepare students for the career fair that was taking place the next day. After the informational meeting, students were allowed to have their resume constructively critiqued. A powerpoint was presented that focused on multiple topics including networking, the “Elevator Proposal”, a list on how to succeed during […]

Where Are They Now?

Image via: Twitter Vision of a former slave, Lewis Adams, cultivated by Booker T. Washington, and currently stands at number four in ranking as a top Historical Black College and University, Tuskegee University is truly and will always be the pride of the swift growing south. Known for its paramount programs, Tuskegee Institute has produced the nation’s top engineers, behavioral health experts, agriculture specialist and health professionals. I had the opportunity to catch up with four recent graduates who took up various disciplines. Though from different walks of life and stages post-graduation, each graduate gives credit to Tuskegee for making […]

Yara Shadidi and Malia Obama: Selling out, or Doing Their Due Diligence

    Image via: Tumblr In a time within the realm of pop culture, where it seems as though the prime focus  is either who’s dating who’ and who is at odd with each other, a breath of exciting fresh air came along, especially within the African American community, when Yara Shididi of ABC’s Blackish, and the former First Daughter, Malia Obama, announced their decisions’ to attend Harvard University, most, if not all supporters assumed that due to the fact that Yara Shididi is an actress on such an apologetically empowering show to Black families, and that Malia Obama being the […]

The Traveler’s Among Us

       Image via : Campuslately.com The need for exploration has resonated in human nature throughout the history of time. Since the beginning everything about the world inhabited has remained a question. What to think, what to know, what to be ,are all luming articles of indecision that have affected every generation that has inhabited this earth. However, what has been proven is that mankind will travel to the ends of  the earth to find the answers to those very questions. Travel is a means of education that can broaden the mind. It allows the world to become your […]