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AASU honors multicultural students
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AASU’s MACAS award winners. - photo by Photo provided.
SAVANNAH — Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted its 2010 MACAS awards ceremony April 11 to recognize academic excellence among AASU minority students. Some 580 students were honored during the ceremony in the AASU Fine Arts Auditorium.
“This event represents an opportunity to recognize students’ achievements at a larger scale and highlight the importance that we place at Armstrong on academic performance and achievement,” said Michael Snowden, director of the AASU Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The students recognized maintained grade point averages of 3.0 or higher during the spring and fall 2009 semesters. As a group, they represent not only diverse ethnic origins, but also various countries from around the world.
Currently, AASU’s student enrollment includes 22.9 percent African-Americans and 4 percent Latinos.
AASU President Linda Bleicken addressed the students during the event. Col. Bobby W. Jones, M.D., U.S. Army, delivered the keynote address. Carolina Perez, a MACAS honoree for this year, gave a piano performance.

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