HBCU: Alabama State University

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School Name: Alabama State University

Location: Montgomery, Alabama

Year Founded: 1867

Number of Students: 5,983 undergraduate/graduate students

Specialty Programs: Rehabilitation Studies and Occupational Therapy

Greek Life:
• Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Inc., Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Sorority
• Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. , Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. , Omega Psi Phi Inc., Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Nu Alpha Nu Service Fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda Professional Business Fraternity

Alumni: Rev. Ralph David Abernathy (civil rights movement leader), Ricky Smiley (comedian and radio personality), Tarvaris Jackson (NFL player for Seattle Seahawks)

What You May Not Know About Alabama State: Alabama State’s marching band, The Marching Hornets have gained national recognition as a result of their participation in the halftime shows on NBC’s national televised professional football games between the NY Jets vs. KC Chiefs on December 10, 1967, and CBS’s nationally televised professional football game between the New Orleans Saints vs. the Green Bay Packers in 1969.

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