BREAKING: Alabama’s six historically black community colleges make history

Image 1
Historically Black Community Colleges ( Drake State Community & Technical College)

Higher education in Alabama made history this week.

On June 6 the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced they have accepted six historically black community colleges to receive scholarships from the prestigious college fund—AND the first schools to be selected are from Alabama. The schools are:

Making history

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is an American non-profit that supports more than 300,000 students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The organization works hard to ensure student advancement through educational excellence. They also work to prepare the next generation of workforce talent through leadership development.

Image 2
TMCF President and CEO Dr. Harry Williams with HBCC college presidents. (Drake State Community & Technical College)

“Adding community colleges to our membership is part of an intentional move toward a more inclusive talent strategy. A four-year degree is one path but not the only path to career success,” said TMCF President & CEO Dr. Harry L Williams.

More about historically black community colleges

Alabama has the more HBCCs than any other state. The colleges provide:

  • workforce up-skilling
  • 9,000 jobs in Alabama
  • $600 million to the state’s economy

This is a proud day for Alabama. Learn more about the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry
Articles: 17