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Organization Spotlight: African American Student Association

The African American Student Association was reorganized in the fall to serve as a premiere student organization for African American students.

There are currently 30 members of the organization, but President Kaylon Bradford hopes to double that number by March 1.

The spring membership drive is underway and will end Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Some of the events the organization is planning include “Black Unity Week,” which will consist of educational, social and intellectual programming, a "Black Out Party" to raise funds and several activities to honor Black History Month throughout February.

Bradford says the organization upholds the value of social, academic and civic programming as well as the propagation of African American culture on campus.

The African American Student Association is open to all Arkansas Tech students who are interested in making a difference through community service.

“Being a part of the African American Student Association means serving as a positive role model and representative of the African American community, taking pride in our culture, working with other groups to unify our campus with diversity, making a difference and educating our members and campus on a variety of issues and topics,” Bradford said.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Doc Bryan Room 242.

For more information, contact Bradford at kbradford3@atu.edu.

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