February 5, 2021
ATC Launches Black History Month Celebration with Hank Aaron Scholars’ Tribute
[Atlanta, GA] In celebration of Black History Month, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) will continue to honor the life and legacy of long-time board member and donor Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron with a special ceremony on the college’s campus on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 beginning at 1 p.m. The event, featuring remarks and tributes from a number of Hank Aaron Scholars, coincides with what would have been Aaron’s 87th birthday.
Aaron, who has a building named in his honor on ATC’s campus, has been a guiding force for nearly 25 years in supporting the college’s various need-based programs and financial scholarships for students. On Monday, Jan. 25, ATC lowered flags to half-staff to honor his life and impact to the college. On Friday, ATC President Victoria Seals will share remarks and order the flags raised on campus.
“We could never fully and completely honor the distinguished life and legacy of Mr. Aaron nor adequately convey what he has meant to the entire ATC family,” said Dr. Seals. “However, we want to take his birthday to remember his everlasting impact not only to our college, but also to the rich and dynamic history of Black Americans. Mr. Aaron’s presence and commitment will forever be recognized at ATC as his years of service and philanthropy have helped propel our college, our students, and our ultimate success.”
EVENT DETAILS: AT-A-GLANCE
Overview: During Black History Month, Atlanta Technical College will honor the life and legacy of Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron with tributes from Hank Aaron Scholars. Flags on campus, which were previously lowered to half-staff, will be raised during the program.
For nearly 25 years, Aaron was a major contributor to various need-based and scholarship programs at ATC. The Major League Baseball icon also served on the college’s board since 1997.
Date: Friday, Feb 5, 2021
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Technical College (Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron Academic Complex Lobby); 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
COVID-19 Protocols: All media and guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Interviews: Interview opportunities with ATC President Dr. Victoria Seals, Hank Aaron Scholars and staff.