Welcome from the Regional Director

 

Greetings Fellow Alumnus:

I am deeply honored and eternally grateful to have this unique and esteemed privilege of serving my second term as the Southeastern Region Director of the Tuskegee National Alumni Association. On behalf of the Association, we extend our sincere greetings to you, the illustrious and distinguished Alumni of the Southeast Region. You are commended for your unselfish and continuous support of our prestigious and historical University. We had an outstanding 61st Southeast Region Tuskegee National Alumni Association Conference.

Our primary goal is to continue the great work of this Region in upholding the principles of Tuskegee University and garnering even greater Alumni support. Together we will be able to sustain, promote and preserve our great University for generations to come. You are commended for your unselfish and continuous support of our prestigious and historical University.

I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence in re-electing me as Regional Director. I thank the Region for outstanding support. I am immensely grateful to the alumni, friends, and loyal supporters who so generously contributed their time and effort to our Southeastern Region Conference and the Parade of Clubs.

Our 2019 Conference is seeking host clubs in the State of Florida. Richard Mathis is leading our Time and Place Committee. Emmalyne Head is leading our Planning Committee. We need your support to become a greater force for Tuskegee University.
Again, I extend my personal appreciation to all the distinguished and dedicated Alumni who made this leadership opportunity possible. It is indeed you who make the Southeastern Region the greatest. Thanks again for your support.

Carl Montgomery
Southeastern Regional Director

The Southeastern Region holds 61st Southeastern Conference

The Southeastern Region held the 61st Southeastern Region Conference recent in Atlanta. The Conference theme was “Tuskegee Alumni: Sustainably Connecting Tuskegee University to The Future.” Congratulations to the Conference Planning Committee for developing a compleat program. A Town Hall meeting was held with Tuskegee National Alumni Association President Burdett Rowe and Tuskegee Alumni Trustee Dr. Irving McConnell to develop a specific agenda for the Southeastern Region in providing support for Tuskegee University.

The Conference provide an opportunity for Alumni to interact with Tuskegee University Interim President Dr. Charlotte Morris and Tuskegee University Board of Trustee Chairman John Page. Attendees participated in several business sessions, and workshops, including a Young Alumni Workshop, Club Leadership Workshop and Financial Planning Workshop. The Past regional directors: Dr. Reginald Blount, Eunice Ford, Janice Golston, Andrew Green, Jessie Patterson Jones, Dr. Verdree Lockhart, Janet Mann, William McDaniel, Charlzine Turner and Walter Wortham were honored for their service to the Southeastern Region.

The Parade of Clubs Gala yielded $157, 350 in donations from Alumni for Tuskegee University. This gift will be utilized by the University for key initiatives. The 2017 gifts represent a 57% increase in giving from the 2015 Conference. Conference attendees reaffirmed their commitment to help sustain the University.

The first organized off-campus Tuskegee University alumni club was established in 1905 in Montgomery, Alabama. Today, the Southeastern Region is comprised of 36 clubs from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. See the list of SE clubs (click here)

When the first class of thirty students was graduated from Tuskegee Normal School in 1885, B. Town Harvey, valedictorian of the class, called them together and they organized the Tuskegee Alumni Association, while electing him president. For the next 10 years this alumni body met principally on special occasions at the University, added the new graduates to its membership roster and made financial contributions to the Alma Mater. Learn More →