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April is Autism Awareness Month

ASU to launch Hornet Nest Reading Club

The virtual launch of Alabama State University’s Hornet Nest Reading Club will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

ASU Reading Instructor Dr. Cynthia Steele and Faculty member Sondra Obas are the creators of the reading club.

The duo says reading helps students with comprehension, emotional intelligence and more.

The book club will meet by Zoom to discuss the first book titled, “Unashamed” by Lecrae Moore. You can sign-up by emailing Dr. Cynthia Steele at or Sondra Obas at

Students, faculty and staff can find the book at the Levi Watkins Learning Center on campus; hard copies and e-copies are available for checkout of Lecrae’s book.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.