The Honorable Maxine Herring Parker, a Longtime College Official, Passes
The Honorable Maxine Herring Parker, 41 year Talladega College employee, passed on Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Parker spent most of her career at Talladega College as the assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Upon retirement from the College, Ms. Parker served on the Birmingham City Council and most recently elected as President of the Council.
“Ms. Parker commitment to the College was remarkable. Over Ms. Parker’s 41 years at the Talladega College, many students, alumni, and employees were touched by her grace, poise, and work ethic,” said Billy C. Hawkins, President of Talladega College.
The campus community is mourning the loss of Ms. Parker and extending sympathy to the Parker family, including her son a 1994 Talladega graduate, William A. Parker.
The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 19th at Noon at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama.
About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant. The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people and has received rave reviews from the New York Times. For more information, visit www.talladega.edu.