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August 17, 2023

Greetings Fellow Rams and Supporters,

With special Ram Pride and appreciation, I welcome you to the 2023 Albany State University National Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon

The ASUNAA Alumni Hall of Fame was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who, through work, participation, support, or interest, have brought recognition, honor and distinction to themselves, the Albany State University National Alumni Association and Albany State University.

This year, we are celebrating our 2023 inductee, Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson. It is our great honor to celebrate her successes, her commitment, and her passion to inspire the next generation. Congratulations Ms. Nelson on such tremendous honor to join the ranks of many more esteemed Golden Rams!

To the current ASUNAA Hall of Fame Inductees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and supporters of Albany State University and the Albany State University National Al umni Association, I extend my deepest appreciation for your generous support and efforts in contributing to the success of this year’s Albany State University National Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and nearly 800 members of the ASUNAA, we thank you for your attendance at this event honoring our 2023 ASUNAA Hall of Fame Inductee.

September 9, 2023

Dear Alumni, Family, and Friends,

Persons who display the essence of excellence are noted for doing ordinary things extraordinarily well The person being inducted into the Albany State University Alumni Hall of Fame is a testament to the essence of excellence, and we are honored to pay tribute to her.

On behalf of the Albany State University National Alumni Association, it is with deep humility and admiration that we salute Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson as an inductee into the Albany State University National Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame. I am grateful to all friends, family, and other supporters of the honoree for sharing in this momentous occasion. It is my sincere prayer that you enjoy your day and that God continue to bless you.

With Ram Pride,

September 9, 2023

Dear Attendees:

The ASU National Alumni Association Hall of Fame Committee extends congratulations to Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson for her induction into the ASU National Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame. The honoree this year well-deserves the recognition, for she has played a pivotal role in the continued success of the ASU National Alumni Association, Albany State University, and her community through her involvement with each entity. We thank you for your dedication.

We also welcome back past honorees, Alumni and Sports Hall of Famers. These individuals are loyal alumni to Albany State University and the ASU National Alumni Association and deserve such acknowledgement

Again, we congratulate Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson as she is inducted into the Albany State University National Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame.

Thank you for your commitment.

Regards,

The ASUNAA Alumni Hall of Fame Committee

Susie Bivins Fountain Co-Chairperson

Yolande Penn Co-Chairperson

Katrina Denson

Gloria Jefferson

Evelyn Morrison

Reginald Christian

Reginald Hunter

Vincent Jones

Albany State University National Alumni Association

Hall of Fame Members

1982

Rev. William L. Battle Jr. – D

Mrs. Christine D. Blaylock – D

Mrs. Marie Dixon – D

1983

Mr. Lewis J. Carter

Mr. Fred “Doc” Suttles – D

1985

Mr. Zeddie D. Coley

1989

Mr. Sylvester Ashford

Mr. Davey Gibson – D

Mr. Ben C. Hampton – D

Mrs. Edwina D. Robinson – D

1990

Rev. Maceo C. Pettigrew – D

1991

Mr. Robert A. Cross – D

Dr. Melvin Webb

1992

Mrs. Ruby D. Hall Crews

Ms. Joycia C. Ricks

Mr. Otis Turner

1993

Mr. Prince Brown

1994

Mrs. Evelyn Hudson

Ms. Miranda McKenzie

Mr. Robert Marshall

1995

Mrs. Alice Coachman Davis –D

Ms. Jo Marie Payton Clark

Mr. Arthur C. Searles – D

1996

Dr. Billy C. Black – D

Mr. Erasmus Dent – D

Mrs. Elizabeth Jones – D

1997

Mr. Jimmy Brown

Dr. Reginald Hunter

Dr. Mollie B. Brown

Ms. Alice G. Horner

1999

Mr. James C. Bush

Mr. Lonnie L. Hall

Dr. Joseph Jordan – D

Ms. Denise Suggs Rixter

Mr. Albert Smith

2000

Ms. Ida Tarver Jones

Ms. Nell F. C. Pope – D

Mr. Willie Gerald Wright – D

2001

Ms. Betty M. Neal

Mr. William F. Newsome – D

Ms. Annie Lois G. Rayford

2002

Ms. Juanita H. Gardner – D

Ms. Esther R Harvey

Mr. William A. Johnson

Mrs. Jean G. Lynn

2003

Mrs. Susie Bivins Fountain

Mrs. Virginia W. Harris

Ret. Lt. Col Donald

Sheppard – D

2005

Mrs. Josephine Hill

Dr. John Culbreath

2006

Mrs. Janice Carter Collier

Mrs. Annie L. Green

Mrs. Abigail Jordan

2008

Dr. Charles King, Sr.

2009

Mr. Thomas “Ted” Pooler

2011

Mr. Jerome P. Guy – D

Mr. James A. Lunsford

2014

Mrs. Kathleen Caldwell

Mr. Gregory Hylick

Mr. Ronald Woods

2019

Retired Major Evelyn Morrison

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Programme

2023 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon

Ms. Katrina Denson, Presiding ASU Class of 1993

Soft Music

Welcome/Occasion . . Mrs. Gloria Jefferson President, Albany Alumni Chapter

Greetings

Dr. TaKeshia Thomas President, Albany State University National Alumni Association

Dr. Marion Ross Fedrick President, Albany State University

The Honorable Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. United States House of Representatives

Invocation/Grace

The Reverend Dr. Michael G. Ephraim, Sr. Senior Pastor, Bethel AME Church

Albany, Georgia

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Introduction of Honoree

Induction Ceremony . . . .

Music Softly Playing

Ms Denson

PowerPoint Presentation

Mr. William A. Johnson

Immediate Past President, Albany State University National Alumni Association

2002 ASUNAA Hall of Fame Inductee

Dr Thomas

Mrs. Susie Bivins Fountain

2003 ASUNAA Hall of Fame Inductee

Remarks

Sweetheart Song

Remarks/Acknowledgements/Announcements

Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson

2023 ASUNAA Hall of Fame Inductee

ASU Class of 1986

Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Ms. Yolande Penn

ASUNAA Life Member

ASUNAA Charter Fellow

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Benediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reverend Ephraim Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience

The Alma Mater

Albany State, we dearly love you Whose walls are inscribed with knowledge so true. So solidly built on this foundation, A union of work and inspiration. Teacher for those who strive for success; To thee we give praises above all the rest.

Thy jubilant colors of blue and gold We'll ever honor, ever behold; Thy name is an anchor upon life's sea. And sailing, we put our trust in thee. In thee, dear school, we see all the best; To thee we give praises above all the rest.

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Albany State University National Alumni Association Board of Directors 2022-2024

President Dr. TaKeshia Thomas

Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

Members-at-Large

Immediate Past President

Mrs. Sharmagne Goff

Mrs. Jacquelyn Lee

Mrs. Edna York Cade

Mr. Jewell Howard

Ms. Chiquita Greene

Mrs. Cassandra Harris

Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson

Mr. William Johnson

General Counsel Attorney Betty Walker Advisors Presidents’ Council

Albany State University National Alumni Association Support Staff

Ms. Eartha M. Watkins, Office Administrator

Mrs. Gloria Powell, Administrative Assistant

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ASUNAA Alumni Hall of Fame Committee

Mrs. Sue Bivins Fountain, Co-Chairperson

Ms. Yolande Penn, Co-Chairperson

Ms. Evelyn Morrison

Mr. Reginald Christian

Hostesses

Mrs. Jean Grier Lynn

Dr. Cynthia McCray

Ms. Toyia Austin

Ms. Katrina Denson

Mr. Vincent Jones

Dr. Reginald Hunter

Mrs. Gloria Jefferson

Felicitations, Ms.TamaraHamptonNelson! 2023 AlumniHallofFameInductee AlbanyStateUniversity National Alumni Association WilliamJohnson,ImmediatePastPresident 2002 ASUNAAHallofFameInductee

CONGRATULATIONS And WELL WISHES

TAMARA HAMPTON NELSON

YOU DID IT!

YOUR INDUCTION INTO THE ASUNAA HALL OF FAME FOR 2023

SIGNIFIES YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE ORGANIZATION

AND YOUR LONG STANDING COMMITMENT TO YOUR ALMA MATER

WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT

AS PREVIOUS INDUCTEES INTO THE ASUNAA HALL OF FAME

RUBY D. CREWS - 1991

BETTY M. NEAL - 2001

JOYCIA C. RICKS - 1991

Chattahoochee Valley Alumni Chapter (CVAC)

P. O. Box 6492 – Columbus, GA 31917

chattvalley0216@gmail.com

Congr atul ations

Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson

2023 Inductee

Albany State University National Alumni Association Hall of Fame

Chattahoochee Valley Alumni Chapter (CVAC)

Georgie Humphery, President

Congratulations!
on your Induction into the Albany State University National Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame “Class of 2023”
Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson
& Family Albany Alumni Chapter Albany, GA 31706 Thank you for your outstanding service to the various communities and to the ASUNAA as well as ASU. Go RAMS!!!!
Ms. Rutha Mae Harris

Congratulations

2023 Inductee into Albany State University

National Alumni Association Hall of Fame

In Memory of Ida Florene Tarver Jones

1954 Ms. Albany State

2000 National Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Courtesy of Annie Lucille Tarver Greene

1952 Charter Member of Delta Rho Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

2006 National Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee

Ms. Tamara Hampton Nelson
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