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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Nicola Lawler
Office of Public Relations


Talladega College gears up to celebrate their 145th Anniversary

Talladega, Alabama—Talladega College will be celebrating 145 years of academic excellence during the first weekend of November. The Annual Founders’/Homecoming Weekend will be full of activities for alumni, family, friends and guests of the institution to commemorate its founding.

Friday night is set to be an evening of elegance as the campus attends the coronation of Mr. and Miss Talladega College. The coronation will be held in DeForest Chapel at 7 p.m. on November 2nd. On Saturday morning, November 3, the festivities continue with tailgating, food, fun, & fellowship beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Annual Founders’ Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. and will feature the new Talladega College Marching Band along with other local bands and groups from around the region. There will be an Alumni Chant, Strut, and Hop Fest in the Sumner Parking Lot on Martin Luther King Drive at 11:30 a.m. The homecoming basketball games will begin with the Lady Tornadoes pitted again Lane College at 1 p.m. in the Tornado Alley Gymnasium on the campus and the men will battle the Lane College Dragons at 3 p.m. in the gym.

The celebration will continue with the 15th Annual Founders’ Celebration Banquet which will be held at the Talladega Superspeedway Dome on Saturday evening, November 3rd. A special V.I.P. Reception with guest speakers Hank and Billye Aaron and Recording Artist, Eric Benet will begin at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. and guests will enjoy a dinner and entertainment as Talladega College celebrates 145 years.

On Sunday morning, the homecoming activities will end with the Annual Founders’ Day Convocation in the gymnasium at 10:00 a.m. The featured guest speaker is Dr. Juliette Bell, the President of the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, a TC alumna and Talladega native who is recorded as the 14th Talladega College graduate to become a college or university president.

All of the festivities are open to the public. Alumni can contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 256-761-8832 for a package deal to the weekend events. The general public can purchase tickets to the Founders’ Celebration Banquet for $55 by calling 855-828-8427 or come to the TC Business Office. V.I.P. tickets are on sale for $75 for the special guest reception and dinner. Additionally, tickets to the banquet are available and can also be purchased online at eventbrite.com. The concluding convocation on Sunday is free and open to the public. For more information, call Alumni Affairs at 256-761-6205.

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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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