RECOGNIZING THE MALLET ASSEMBLY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ON THE OCCASION OF CELEBRATING ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
WHEREAS, commendations and congratulations are herein extended to the Mallet Assembly of The University of Alabama on the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary; and
WHEREAS, the Mallet Assembly was founded by the late Dean of Students John Blackburn in 1961, based on the concept of giving students control of their lives on campus; and
WHEREAS, the Mallet Assembly is one of the UA's oldest honors programs and offers a "living-learning option" to its members; and
WHEREAS, the Assembly was named after the building in which it was initially housed, Mallet Hall; although the Mallet Assembly is now housed in Palmer Hall, members of the honor society continue to govern their dormitory independent of UA housing officials by electing student leaders who govern based on its self-made constitution; and
WHEREAS, through the years, Mallet Assembly members have been recognized for their intellectual prowess, including the staging of carefully calculated satirical events that received notoriety; and
WHEREAS, Mallet Assembly alumni have achieved success in every profession, in the arts, in government, and as researchers, entrepreneurs, and computer experts; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That in recognition of celebrating its 50th Anniversary, we honor and commend the Mallet Assembly of The University of Alabama and, by copy of this resolution to current president Spencer Carter, we convey our heartiest congratulations along with best wishes for the future.