Celebrating 100 Years


From its very beginnings in 1922, Southern Union State Community College has been rooted in community, and it is that sense of community that SUSCC will celebrate over the coming months as it commemorates 100 years of service to the citizens of east Alabama and beyond.

Join us as we celebrate! 


Centennial Celebration

October 15, 2022 | 10 am - 2pm

Come us help celebrate our 100th birthday! All alumni and friends are invited!

Reminisce with old friends about your time at SU...The day will feature food, a kids fun zone, performances by alumni fine arts department members and alumni athletic teams. Lunch will be provided free to the first 250 attendees.

The celebration will be in conjunction with activities in Downtown Wadley. The day will start with the Cranio Fun Run/Walk at 8 am downtown; then Carol Knight will present a historical presentation of Wadley's role in SU history. Campus activities begin at 10 while vendors and fun are going on downtown.


Schedule for the Day

8:00 am               Cranio Fun Run/Walk (Downtown Wadley)

9:15 am               Historical presentation by Dr. Carol Knight and friends at the Wadley Cabin Downtown

10:00 am            Celebration Begins

10:10 am            Welcome   Todd Shackett, SU President 

10:15 am            Memories of SU - Louise Cox

10:30 am            Remarks  - Miss Alabama, Lindsay Fincher
                                Dance Department Showcase 
11:00 am            Music Department Showcase

11:30 am            Recognition of SU Centennial
                                    Remarks - Congressman Mike Rogers  
                                    History of SU - Dr. Carol Knight
                                    Remarks via video- Sen. Mitch McConnell
                                    SUSCC Alma Mater 


12:30 pm          Cheer performance

12:45 pm          Baseball photo at field

1:00 pm             Softball photo at field

1:15 pm             Volleyball Photo at Arena

1:30 pm             Basketball Photo at Arena

2:00 pm             Lady Bison vs. Truett McConnell - Sports Arena
                               Hospitality suite for alumni athletes


Things to Know

  • Campus tours are available each half hour beginning at 10:30 – Tours start at the Administration Building  
  • Visit the Memorabilia Room in the Lakeview Room and college archives in the Resource Center – open throughout the day
  • Fun zone for kids – open throughout the day
  • Register for door prizes and share contact information – Kiosks – alumni area and campus tour area
  • Meet Miss Alabama in the fine arts area – throughout the day

Downtown Wadley will be celebrating with us all day with
Vendors, Entertainment and more!