“Athens Forever” is a celebration of students – past, present, and future. The last 200 years have seen some hundreds of thousands of learners pass through our historic columns. Each has had an individual dream, aspiring to gain an education that could transform the rest of their lives. To this day, our commitment remains on serving the needs of students, creating degree programs based on industry trends and workforce needs and partnering with local leaders to design educational experiences that create value in a competitive job market.
Our primary goal is to provide students the skills, training, and preparation needed to achieve desired goals and build a promising future. The “Athens Forever” bicentennial celebration is a time to celebrate the rich history of Athens State University while proactively preparing for its future.