University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

February 16, 2006
Contact: Joy Washington, USA Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6638

Higher Education Day Set for March 2

The 2006 Higher Education Day Rally will be held in Montgomery on the State House steps at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, March 2.

All faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend and show USA’s support for higher education. This year is especially important because the Mobile County legislative delegation has worked tirelessly to garner additional monies for the USA budget.

A free barbeque lunch will be served on the capitol grounds. There will be an opportunity following lunch to visit with the local delegation while touring the State House and to thank delegates for their efforts on behalf of the University.

The Office of Governmental Relations is providing a bus for faculty, staff and alumni. For reservations, call Marsha Butler at 460-7277 or e-mail her at

The USA Student Government Association will provide another bus for students making the day trip. They are asked to reserve their place by calling 460-7191 or e-mailing

The buses will depart from the University Commons parking lot promptly at 8 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. Bus seating is limited. Faculty, staff, alumni and students should make reservations as soon as possible to assure seating.

Supporters of public colleges and universities from across the state are expected to attend. Participation on behalf of USA is very important.

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