Students, faculty and alumni of Clark Atlanta University were able to interact with Georgia’s legislators at the Georgia State Capitol as CAU hosted their third annual “CAU Day at the Capitol” on February 13.
Clark Atlanta was honored on both the House and Senate chambers. Interim President Lucille H. Maugé was presented with proclamations and was able to address both the House of Representatives and the Senate under a two-minute time frame.
“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the consolidation of Clark Atlanta University, we recognize the need to share our successes and history of innovation across disciplines with our local, state and national leaders,” Interim President Maugé said.
Legislators were able to learn about the award-winning CAU TV and WCLK-FM and the research being conducted on Clark Atlanta’s campus at the Center of Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development.
“Clark Atlanta University was founded on monumental principles, CAU Day at the Capitol is to encourage students to come to the capitol to speak with politicians and local officials about how Clark Atlanta plays a role not only in our community, but nationwide,” SGA President Warren Hawkins III said.
CAU Day at the Capitol is a branding awareness day for Clark Atlanta to showcase the university as a private institution and to inform state legislators what Clark Atlanta has to offer. Academic offerings from the School of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Social Work were displayed by Clark Atlanta for state lawmakers.
Office of Alumni Relations Chasity Evans shared, “We are making sure the state of Georgia knows Clark Atlanta University and what we represent.”
The Panther mascot was present to supply the pomp in celebration of the historical Clark Atlanta University. Lunch was provided for local lawmakers, Clark Atlanta’s Board of Trustees, SGA President Warren Hawkins III, and Miss Clark Atlanta University Royale Greene.
On behalf of Clark Atlanta University the Interim President Maugé thanked the Georgia General Assembly for recognizing the institution for its great progress in our communities.
She shared with Georgia legislators that CAU serves the state of Georgia in presenting robust, academically vigorous and challenging programs, which lead to gainful employment and the strengthening of our communities.