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ASU Time Capsule Opening Ceremony

Photo courtesy of ASU

The year was 1974 when Alabama State University teachers, students, faculty and staff put programs, leaflets and other memorabilia inside a time capsule to be opened 50 years later.

ASU President Dr. Quinton T. Ross along with alumni from 1974 opened the time capsule Thursday morning surrounded by students, faculty, staff, community leaders and elected officials.

1974 alum Jacqueline Williams who is also a retired ASU Vice President for Student Affairs says she was on the time capsule committee and remembers putting items inside the box.

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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.