Alumni Events

African American Alumni Reception

Join us for live music, fellowship, and dinner with friends and fellow alumni!
Thursday, October 28, 2021
6–8 P.M.
Wynlakes Golf and Country Club
7900 Wynlakes Blvd

Dinner menu: Honey pecan chicken, sliced New York strip, grilled salmon,fresh greens salad, pasta fresca, two vegetables, two starches, yeast rolls,assorted desserts, sweet tea, water + 2 drink tickets provided per person.

$15 per ticket
The AUM Alumni Association will donate 100% of the proceeds to the AAAR scholarship

A native of Talladega, Alabama, Timothy Ragland has served as Mayor of the City of Talladega since November 2019.

Ragland, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2017, defeated an incumbent in the process of becoming the city’s first African American mayor – and its youngest at 29 years of age. He also recently graduated from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law with his juris doctorate. He began his undergraduate studies at Marion Military Institute, earning an associate’s degree before transferring to AUM in 2014. Mayor Ragland’s leadership and political aptitude have led to numerous awards, such as the Alabama Young Democrats of Alabama Martin Luther King, Jr. Moral Courage Award, Alabama NAACP Living History Award, Black Law Enforcement Officials NOBLE Award, and others.

Through his involvement with the College Democrats, Ragland served as a field organizer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. He later served as a regional organizer for the Alabama Democratic Party, coordinating activities of volunteers and paid canvassers. He assisted former U.S. Senator Doug Jones during his 2017 campaign run, as well as Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox’s 2018 campaign for governor.

In 2019, Ragland served as a legislative fellow in the Alabama State House of Representatives.

Past events include:

  • Alumni Homecoming Celebration: Live music, drinks, fun, and a fireworks show!
  • Alumni Tailgates: AUM alumni and their families are invited to cheer on the Warhawks with lunch provided by the Alumni Association.
  • Travel at Home: Each summer we host an opportunity for alumni to visit attractions in Montgomery and the River Region. Some of our past excursions included visiting the Hyundai Manufacturing plant, taking a civil rights tour of downtown Montgomery and hosting a riverboat lunch cruise.
  • Young Alumni Mixer: An informal opportunity for young alumni and recent grads to mix and mingle.
  • Alumni Night at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts: Brief reception with hors d’oeuvres followed by docent-led tours of the current exhibits.
  • African American Alumni Reception: This event focuses on alumni fellowship as well as scholarship fundraising.
  • Veteran’s Appreciation Week
  • Alumni Travel: The Alumni Association hosts one domestic and one international trip each year. Past destinations have included Ireland, New York City, Italy and New England.
  • Alumni Night at Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Previously attended performances include Annie and Steel Magnolias.

Office of Alumni Affairs

Technacenter, 2nd Floor
75 Technacenter Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
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(334) 244-3369

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