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Friday, October 05, 2012
Nicola Lawler
Office of Public Relations


Talladega, Alabama—Talladega College has been chosen to be a part of the 7th Annual production of the Ford Black College Quiz show. Miss Alexis Tardy, a sophomore from Indianapolis, Indiana will represent the institution at the competition.

The Ford Black College Quiz show series consists of four (4) half hour quiz shows that will air on television across the country between January through March of next year. The shows will feature historically black colleges and universities and predominantly black institutions. The participants will answer questions on black history.

Dr. Sim C. Pettway, Jr., the Continuing Education Director and Honda All-Star Challenge Advisor will be the coach for Miss Tardy. Dr. Pettway remarks, “I have had the honor in working with Alexis as a debate participant for Constitution Day at Talladega College in 2011 and as a presenter for the Provost Book Club. I find her to be an intelligent and tireless individual who does not shy away from challenges. Her passion for African American History and Law made her an easy choice for consideration for the Ford Black College Quiz show series.”

Alexis says, “I am so excited that our school was chosen to participate in the Ford Black College Quiz. I look forward to a great experience. This will be very beneficial for me as a student and good exposure for Talladega College.” Scholarships will be awarded to the student and institution that places 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the competition. Twelve students from around the country will participate. For more information on the show, go to www.ccptv.com

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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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