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Released On:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Nicola Lawler
Office of Public Relations
256-761-6207

A CROWNING FIRST AT TALLADEGA COLLEGE


Talladega, Alabama—The campus is hustling and bustling in preparation for a festive, exciting Homecoming. During the week of October 30 through November 6, Talladega College will celebrate 144 years of academic excellence. On Friday night, November 4th, the first Hispanic Mr. Talladega College will be crowned by President, Dr. Billy C. Hawkins.
Senior, Christopher Castillo, is looking forward to this shining moment at TC. Castillo, a Business Administration student hails from New York and he comes from a Dominican family. “I’m the first in my family to do something like this. I’ll also be the first college graduate. But my choices have inspired others in my family to go back to college.” Talladega College has a growing Hispanic student population as international students have enrolled for study from Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, Venezuela and other nations. Mr. Castillo says his elected office has helped Hispanic students feel more comfortable on campus because now they have someone “visible” they can relate to. The students are feeling free on campus to speak English although they have accents, they are participating in activities; and now they’ve been inspired to run for student government and join campus organizations. Castillo is also the first Mr. Talladega College that is a student athlete. He plays Outfield for the Tornadoes Baseball team and he is the team captain.
Miss TC, will be following in the footsteps of her cousin. Miss Talladega College ‘06-‘07, Shametra Gooden Miller (and TC employee), will be on hand to watch the crowning of Anissa Watkins, Miss Talladega College ‘11-‘12 on Friday night. Anissa is a native of Talladega. She is a senior Computer Science major and a graduate of Talladega County Central High School. Anissa says, “It feels good to be from Talladega and have the honor to serve the school and my community. I’ve had the support of my church, community and family.” Anissa recently represented TC in the Black College Queens competition during the National Black College Alumni 26th Hall of Fame celebration in Atlanta in September.
The Alpha Lyrae Vega of them All, TC, will have a weeklong celebration that consists of various activities. For tickets and more information, call the Talladega College Business Office at 256-761-6224.


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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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