HBCU Talladega Faculty Receives $150,000 Grant From Alabama Energy

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Businesses are doing more to historically help keep black colleges and universities alive, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, Alabama Power and its parent company Southern Company donated $ 150,000 to help Talladega College meet infrastructure and technology needs for the campus.

“We are very grateful to have received this generous grant from Alabama Power and Southern Company. With record-breaking enrollments and three new buildings on campus, our need for technology has increased significantly, ”said Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President of Talladega College, in a press release BLACK COMPANY. “Furthermore, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we serve our students and created new challenges. This scholarship will help us continue to provide the students with a great academic experience by expanding our technological skills.

The generous gift is part of the company’s $ 50 million HBCU initiative to support a multi-year funding strategy that began earlier this year to support HBCU students by accessing technology and supporting innovation at historically black colleges .

“We hope this funding will bring further recognition to schools like Talladega College and deepen partnerships between business and state leaders and these important institutions,” said Terry Smiley, vice president, Eastern Division of Alabama Power. “HBCUs are leaders in innovation and academic excellence in Alabama and across the country. We hope our company’s investment will only accelerate this important work.”

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