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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Nicola Lawler
Office of Public Relations


Talladega, Alabama—The Talladega College fall semester has been off to a great start with a record enrollment of freshmen plus new and exciting ventures. The college’s Opening Convocation is scheduled for next Thursday, September 6 at 10 a.m. in the Tornado Alley Gymnasium on the campus. The featured speaker of the event is Lamman Rucker.

Rucker is commonly known to audiences as “Will” on Tyler Perry’s sitcom, “Meet the Browns.” He has also played as “Chase,” Mona’s boyfriend on UPN’s “Half & Half.” Rucker has been on numerous television shows, “As The World Turns,” “All My Children,” and “Law & Order.” Rucker is not only a movie and TV favorite, but he’s appeared on the Broadway stage; he won a 2002 Audelco nomination for his role of “Jason” in Euripedes’ “Medea.” Audiences also know Rucker as the husband of Jill Scott’s character in Tyler Perry’s motion pictures, “Why Did I Get Married,” and “Why Did I Get Married Too.”

Rucker is an educated and accomplished actor. He is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC; he earned an NFAA Presidential Scholarship in the Arts nomination. He had drama and musical theatre training at the Carnegie Mellon University, a full scholarship to the Berkshire Theatre Festival; and he has a Master’s degree in Education. He also is a founding member of the ensemble, Black Gents of Hollywood, a Los Angeles based all black male theatre company whose play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” is earning nationwide attention.

While a high school student, Lamman was an original member of the Washington Area Improvisational Teen Theatre (W.A.I.T.T.) that performed for audiences to promote sexual abstinence and educate youth about the risks of teen pregnancy, STD’s and HIV/AIDS. In addition to acting, Rucker continues his efforts as an activist and spokesperson for several non-profit organizations and community action enterprises. He’s involved with: A.H.E.A.D., Inc., Inner City Industry, BET’S Rap-It-Up campaign, the Black AIDS Institute, the Magic Johnson Foundation and more.

The convocation at Talladega College is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the President’s Office at 256-761-6212.

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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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