Birmingham Alumni Chapter History
The Birmingham Alumni Chapter of the Alcorn State University National Alumni Association was re-chartered in April, 1994. Charter members were Lemore Allen, I, Lemore Allen, II, Emma Allen, Genett Campbell and Lay Lindsey. Since its re-chartering, the chapter has worked tirelessly to support the mission of the Alcorn State University National Alumni Association and to encourage students to strive for academic excellence. Some of the chapter’s early activities included hosting tailgate parties when the Alcorn Braves took on the Samford University Bulldogs, the Alabama State Hornets and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. The chapter also hosted a welcome reception for Alcornites when the first SWAC Championship Football Game was held in Birmingham in 1999. In June 2005, the chapter held its first Annual Scholarship Banquet, where we honored distinguished Alcornites in the Birmingham area and awarded scholarships to students planning to attend Alcorn in the fall of that year. Since that time, the chapter has continued this tradition with our Annual Scholarship Brunch held in the spring of each year. The chapter has made it our top priority to make financial contributions to both Alcorn State University and the National Alumni Association.
In February 206, the chapter hosted the 2006 Mid-Winter Conference and received rave reviews from those in attendance and, we are eagerly anticipating hosting the 2020 Mid-Winter Conference.
“Let’s Do It Again Birmingham Alcornites”
See you in 2020
Alcorn State University is the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state supported institution of higher learning in Mississippi. Alcorn University was founded in 1871 as a result of the people of Mississippi’s efforts to educate the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans.
In 1878, Alcorn University became Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. The college was exclusively for males at first but, eventually women were admitted. A dormitory for women was built in 1902. In 1974, Alcorn A&M College became Alcorn State University.
Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of high character and be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st Century.
Beneath the shade of giant trees…Alcorn is where you gain the knowledge and character that forms the foundation for the rest of your life. Alcorn, where the grass is greener, the air is fresher and water, well the water is just a little bit sweeter.
Once an Alcornite, always an Alcornite