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Friday, May 06, 2011
Nicola Lawler
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Talladega, Alabama—Although charitable contributions to colleges and universities have dropped nationally, with gift giving down on an average of nearly 12%, AT&T Birmingham kept their commitment to contribute to Talladega College. Last week, Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, TC President, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Casandra Blassingame were presented with a check in the amount of $5,000 (five thousand dollars) from the global communications giant.

The Regional Director with Alabama External Affairs of AT&T Alabama, Mr. Glyn Agnew, presented the check last week to the College. Mr. Agnew was happy to give this support as he remarked, “Talladega College is a thriving vibrant institution in the state. AT&T is a supporter of the UNCF and UNCF schools in Alabama. This is a critical moment in our nation where technology is changing and upgrading constantly. Education is the gateway to prosperity, a better life and a better community as a whole. AT&T is in support of a well-educated workforce. Our support is vital to personal development, and we are committed to invest in our youth; and, in turn, this will benefit our company.”

The College is appreciative of this support amidst the national trends. President, Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, states, “We deeply appreciate the financial backing of Mr. Agnew and AT&T. Mr. Agnew’s continued leadership demonstrates his support of Talladega College and all HBCUs. We are grateful for this funding.”

Talladega College, founded in 1867, is Alabama's oldest historically black private college and among the oldest liberal arts colleges in the nation. Located in the historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama, the college offers a range of degrees in four divisions: Business and Administration, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education.
Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships. For more information visit www.talladega.edu.

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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