25th Annual SEMAU Conference Schedule

  • Please Note, the program schedule below is tentative and is subject to change. 
  • 5:30 PM-8  PM Ambassadorial Reception
    (By invitation Only)

    Welcome Reception for the Ambassadors and faculty advisors by Albany MaYor, Bo Dorough, at the RiverQuarium, starting with a brief welcome and introduction to Albany at the Bridge House Welcome Center

     Welcome Remarks:

    ➢ Mr. Bo Dorough, Albany City Mayor

    ➢ Dr. Marion Fedrick, President, Albany State University, Georgia

    The Opening Ceremony: ASU Student Center Ball Room-East Campus

    8 AM – 10 AM Delegate Registration and Submission of Draft Resolutions Student Center Ballroom, Albany State University, Georgia, East Campus.

    10 AM – 2 PM Opening Ceremonies- Key-Note Speaker: The African Union(AU) -- Ambassador to the US, Her Excellency Dr. Hilda Suka Mufudze -ASU President, Dr. Marion Fedrick gives an Opening Remark - The Provost, Dr. Peters; the Deans, the Mayor, the Chair of University -Other Opening Presenters will be listed in detailed conference program - Ambassadorial Roundtable-Questions and Answers -Meet the Ambassador: A Forum for Middle and High Schools-After Opening Ceremony- Exclusive for pre-college students

    2:30 PM - 6 PM  Start SEMAU Academic Conference Sessions, FAC Building-2 nd Floor Rooms 201-216, Faculty Advisors’ Meeting -220-Bynum Recital Hall

    SEMAU Conference Sessions - East Campus, FAC Building, 2nd Floor .

    8 AM - 6 PM Rooms 201-216

    5:30 PM - 10 PM African Night Event, eAst Campus IN  THE C.W. GRANT STUDENT UNION CENTER BALLROOMS

    Assembly of Heads of States Session at WEST Campus, BUILDING C-266.

    8 AM - 2 PM
    City Tours and Departure from 2:30 PM 

Collaborating Sponsors

Albany State University

- Office of International Education 
- College of Arts & Sciences
- Darton College of Health Professions 
- College of Business, Education, and Professional Studies
- Division of Student Affairs 

- The City of Albany, Mayor Bo Dorough 
- University System of Georgia African Council (USAC) 

Contact Information 

Name & Title  Contact Information
Nneka Nora Osakwe, Ph.D.
Professor of English & Provost’s Special Assistance for Internationalization Global Engagement
25th SEMAU Conference Director & Committee Chair USAC - Treasurer


Annalease Gibson, Ph.D., MSW
Director of International Education & Associate Professor of Social Work

BSW Program Director
25th SEMAU Conference Co-Director