Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Preparing Educators, Leaders, and Engaged Citizens
150th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial will be a testament to the tenacity of the spirit of seven black citizens-David A. Bryant, Nelson Carter, George W. Grange, Sr., Andrew J. Chesnutt, Mathew Leary, Jr., Robert Simmons, and Thomas Lomax - who established the Howard School on November 29, 1867 for the purpose of educating black children. They would indeed be proud today of the diverse student body and world class accomplishments made by Fayetteville State University in various fields from teacher education to cyber-security. We will commemorate this transformative experience by proudly “Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Preparing Educators, Leaders, and Engaged Citizens " during the 2017-2018 academic year.
FSU Fall Convocation / Sesquicentennial Kick-Off | 2:00 P.M.
Annual Fall Convocation emphasizing the start of the new academic year with special Sesquicentennial Celebration components including special guest speaker, Mr. Hill Harper, Renowned American Actor. Convocational ceremony to be followed by Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication of the campus' newly renovated Front Entrance and Water Feature and the Unveiling of the commemorative Cook Quad sculphure highlighting FSU's 150 Years of Dedicated Leadership
Sesquicentennial Kick-off Reception and Celebration partnering with the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Local/Surrounding Business Community in celebration of the Sesquicentennial Year
African-American History All Year: Dept of Government and History Sesquicentennial Lecture Series | 2:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Major African-American Thinkers I: Frederick Douglass by Joseph Osei; Booker T. Washington by Greg Rich; W.E.B. DuBois by Blanche Radford-Curry
The Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association Leadership Through the Years
The FSU National Alumni Association which was organized in 1922 to provide opportunities for alumni to participate in and contribute to the ongoing life of FSU. The Association has flourished under the leadership of 21 Association Presidents.
The Fayetteville State University National Alumni Association, Incorporated Alumni Queens Contest has been an intricate part of the fundraising efforts for the Association and a culture that has a uniqueness for this University.
The Alumni Oral History Project creates an electronic library of the oral histories of alumni representing FSU’s rich history using available resources in the Mass Communication Department. A collaborative effort by faculty, student and alumni, the project will produce interviews that can be viewed online and will serve to preserve some of the powerful personal reflections of FSU’s alumni throughout varying eras.