The mission of Athens State University – to advance students through teaching, service, and research – is best embodied through the University’s alumni. With each of the fifty states housing at least one Athens State alumnus, the mission of the University has been recognized both far and wide. Throughout the past 200 years, students have dreamed big, worked hard, and conquered all, carrying on the reputation of the institution through each interaction and accomplishment, no matter how big or small.
Our alumni are a living testament to how an education can transform lives. The “Athens Forever” bicentennial celebration is a time to celebrate the rich history of Athens State University while proactively preparing for its future. We want to celebrate our alumni’s achievements alongside our own, recognizing 200 years of turning learners into leaders.