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Stillman Hosts Alabama HBCU Summit


The Office of Student Activities at Stillman College will host the Alabama HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Summit, January 31 through February 2, 2014. The theme of this inaugural event, which will bring student leaders from HBCUs throughout the state to Stillman’s campus, is Connecting Leaders Through Communication and Service. 

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Representative Christopher England and Representative Pebblin Warren will serve as opening session speakers, and comedian Sheryl Underwood of The Talk on CBS will host the Ultimate Battle of the DJs and NPHC (National Panhellenic Councils) Step/Stroll Off during the Greek Row Carnival.  Participants will network, share best practices about campus governance, and participate in a service project to benefit Temporary Emergency Services.  Highlights also include an Awards Gala.

The registration fee of $25 for students covers all activities, including lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.  A group rate of $99 per night for lodging is available at the Fairfield Inn in Tuscaloosa for participants who book hotel rooms by January 17.  Sponsorship options, which range from $500 to $3,500, include Summit Breakfast, Conference Bags, Conference T-shirts, Greek Row Carnival, and Awards Gala sponsorships.  All sponsorships include recognition during the Summit and at the Awards Gala.

For conference registration forms, details about corporate sponsorship opportunities and additional information, contact Nancy Boyd at Payment and registration forms may be submitted online or mailed to:  AL HBCU Summit, Attention: Nancy Boyd, Stillman College, P.O. Box 4931, Tuscaloosa, AL. 35403. 

“This is the first time that an event of this nature has been held in Alabama, and we are excited about providing Student Government Association (SGA) members, Nation Panhellenic Councils, student media, campus queens and other campus leaders with an opportunity to get together in a non-athletic setting,” said Nancy Boyd, Director of Student Activities. 

Stillman SGA President Rio Jackson added, “I am thrilled to be a part of this monumental event, which will bring students of different backgrounds together to learn from each other’s experiences. The Stillman College community welcomes our guests and is ecstatic that we have a opportunity to network and unite with students from campuses across the state.”

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