Stillman College, the historically Black educational institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has announced that it is eliminating 10 of its 12 intercollegiate athletics programs for the 2016-17 academic year.
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Stillman College, the historically Black educational institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has announced that the annual cost of tuition and room and board would be reduced from $22,500 to $17,500 beginning in the fall.
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Peter Edmund Millet is the new president of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the only the sixth president in the college’s 136-year history. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs at the college.
Under the agreement students who graduate from a member of the community college system with an associate’s degree will be automatically admitted to a Stillman College bachelor’s degree program.
The appointees are Sheila Champlin at the University of Tennessee, Derrick Yates at Stillman College, Charlene Alexander at Ball State University, Jessie Harper at the University of Pennsylvania, and Yvette Clayton at Alabama A&M University.
The decision came after the Alabama Board of Nursing issued a ruling that it no longer approved of the Stillman program.