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Baltimore, MD—–Former ASA College defensive back, Andre Kates, has signed a free agent contract with the 2013 Super Bowl Champion, Baltimore Ravens. Kates is the second Avenger in a couple of days to be invited to an NFL camp this summer. On Saturday, former defensive lineman, Gilbert Pena, signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent.

Kates, a starting cornerback on the inaugural ASA football team in 2009, finished up his collegiate career at Virginia Union after playing a season at the University of Indiana, the school he signed with out of ASA.

The Washington D.C. native was a big part of the ASA football program’s immediate success. He finished his sophomore season with the Avengers with 64 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and six blocked kicks.

Kates was one of only two Division II players to be invited and play in the NFL Players’ Association Collegiate Bowl after his senior season at Virginia Union.

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Happy Purim

Happy Purim Jewish people around the world celebrate the Festival of Purim today to honor the survival of the Jewish people under ancient Persian rule. Purim is one of the most entertaining Jewish holidays and has a carnival-like atmosphere. The celebrations start this evening and end in the evening tomorrow.

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Virtual Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2020

ASA students, faculty, and staff – we are a community that honors and values the achievements of our heroes. Now is the time to honor the 2020 graduates of our Nursing Program by taking a moment to observe their Pinning Ceremony.  The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is a notable nursing school tradition. It signifies the graduates’ official initiation into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses. In 2020, a year with so many challenges, this ceremony takes on greater significance.   Our Nursing graduates have...

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“Free” vision screenings at University Eye Center

The University Eye Center is providing “free” vision screenings on the following dates: Monday March 1st from 1pm to 3pm Monday April 5 from 2pm to 4pm Monday May 24 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Thursday June 10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Monday August 23 from 9:30am to 11:30am Tuesday September 14 from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday November 9 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Please be advised that these are Vision Screenings not Eye Exams however, Infants under 18 months can have a complete eye exam done for free instead of a screening...