STILLMAN TO HOLD ANNUAL UNCF FUNDRAISING EVENT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Jan. 7, 2015) - Stillman College will hold its annual United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Super Viewing Party on January 24 at 7 p.m. in the Warner Presentation Room of its Wynn Center.
As the first official fundraising event of the year, the Viewing Party attracts Stillman stakeholders including donor, alumni and College friends who contribute to scholarships to assist students with completing their collegiate education. Last year’s event exceeded the projected fundraising goal of $35,000.
“The partnership event with the UNCF is one that we look forward to hosting. The support received from our donors is greatly appreciated and each year the participation for the Viewing Party increases and it has become one of the major events of the year for our community. We are already making plans for next year,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Anthony Holloman.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, Stillman sophomore biology major Elizabeth Caver was named a recipient of UNCF’s Rising Star scholarship. A native of Birmingham, Carver plans to attend medical school upon her graduation from Stillman.
“When our students are recognized as scholars, it confirms the need for all of our fundraising activities, especially for those students with excellent academic credentials who are in financial need. We are proud of Elizabeth’s UNCF selection and we hope that this year’s Viewing Party will continue to set the tone for scholarly giving,” said Cristi Hitt, Stillman’s director of scholarships.
Tickets for this year’s event are by invitation or donation. A minimum donation of $25 is required for admittance. For more information, contact 205-366-8880. The Private Property band of Pelham, AL will provide live music.
UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 65,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."
Founded in 1876, Stillman College is a private liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama the historically black college is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA. Ninety-two percent of Stillman’s stellar faculty holds terminal degrees, giving it a national reputation for academic excellence. It provides outstanding programs in the biological sciences, business administration and teacher education. The Harte Honors College and pre-professional programs in law and medicine provide an elite educational opportunity for students – many of whom are first generation college students. Approximately 80% of its students are from Alabama with the overall student population representing 22 states and 6 foreign countries.
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