Significant Enrollment Gains at Historically Black Talladega College

When Billy C. Hawkins took over the reins as president of Talladega College in Alabama this past January there were slightly more than 300 students on campus. President Hawkins instituted his “Each One, Reach One” recruitment drive where every student was encouraged to recruit one additional student to enroll at the historically black college, which maintains an affiliation with the United Church of Christ.

The students responded. Although the goal of Each One, Reach One was not met, enrollments now stand at about 500, with 200 in the freshman class.