Montgomery, AL – There's still time to honor two deserving Alabama State University graduates by nominating them for the newly-established Spirit of Marion and Spirit of Tullibody Awards. The awards will be presented February 6th during the university's annual Founders' Day Convocation. The deadline is January 6th. The awards honor the memories of William Burns Patterson, one of ASU's longest-serving president, and the Marion Nine, who co-founded a pioneer educational institution that evolved into waht is now Alabama State University. ASU'S Executive Vice President, Dr. John F. Knight, is encouraging alumni and the leaders of the school's alumni associations natiowide to become involved by helping the university select the 2009 award recipients. For more information, call 334-229-4286.