Member Spotlight

Joyce Dumas, PhD - Golden Class of 1965

Bulldog Golf Tournament

Monday, July 27, 2015

Southland Golf Course 

Stone Mountain, Georgia
See the upcoming events page for more info

Greetings Alumni and Friends,

Welcome to our website!  The spirit of  our University's founder, Dr. William Hooper Councill, is alive and well in the Metro Atlanta area.

For more than 40 years, the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter has given back to our alma mater collectively with time, donations and service. We will continue to promote Normal’s Hill in our local community. Our primary focus is to recruit promising students from the Metro Atlanta area and encourage them to pursue an education at Alabama A&M University located in Huntsville, Alabama. Through yearly fundraising efforts, we have assisted more than 30 students financially with their educational expenses.

As you explore our website I hope you will develop a recommitment to the University motto, Service is Sovereignty.  Feel free to monitor the website for upcoming chapter events and join us for chapter meetings, which take place on most 2nd Sundays at 3:00 pm at the East Point Library, 2757 Main Street, East Point, Georgia. I hope you will share your appreciation and passion for Alabama A&M University by joining our local chapter. We have a special place for you!

Yours in Service,

Keshia Appkins

Keshia Appkins

Class of 1997

Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc.

President, Metro Atlanta Chapter

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Alabama A&M University Alumni Association, Inc.
Metro Atlanta Chapter

Joyce Dumas is a 1965 graduate of Alabama A&M University.  While on the Hill she studied elementary education.  She is one of the founding members of the Metro Atlanta Chapter.  Dr. Dumas is the outgoing chairperson of the scholarship committee, a position in which she works closely with scholarship recipients.  Joyce Dumas is a life member of the Alumni Association and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

William (Bill) and Barbara DeBardelaben have been married for 46 years and have one son, David.  Bill studied Social Studies and Barbara Business Education.  They both earned a MS in Urban Studies at Alabama A&M University.   Bill is retired from the Social Security Administration and Barbara from AGL Resources.   Their hometown is Birmingham, AL and they have lived in Atlanta since 1979.

Why We Give:  “Alabama A&M gave both of us an opportunity to be the first in our families to earn a college degree.  We are honored to be privileged to reach back and help others have the same opportunity that we had.”

Sponsor Spotlight

William & Barbara DeBardelaben 
Class of 1968 & 1969