Alabama State University walked away with a big win during the third annual HBCU Awards held June 28 in Jackson, Miss.
ASU’s Department of Theatre Arts, housed in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, received the award for Best Fine Arts Program.
Criteria for the award included earning media coverage for performances or training opportunities or demonstrating a consistent record of alumni successes and achievements in the past calendar year.
Dr. Tommie (Tonea) Stewart, dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (and a renowned national Hollywood and television actor), said the recognition is an outstanding achievement for the University and its stakeholders.
“We are very proud of our students, faculty, staff, ‘Friends of The Theatre’ and our administration for the commitment, sacrifice and hard work which was the catalyst for this recognition,” Stewart said.