By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller
Shelton State Community College celebrates Black History Month with events throughout February.
To kick off the month-long celebration, on February 15, Shelton State’s Collegiate 100 will perform “Songs of Unity,” where they’ll be joined by the University of Alabama African-American Gospel Choir for an evening of songs and celebrations.
Admission is free will take place in the Atrium.
On February 16, the College will recognize members of West Alabama’s African-American community in a brief ceremony titled “Local Living Legends.” The ceremony will take place between the women’s and men’s basketball games starting at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium on the Martin campus.
The Local Living Legends Ceremony will honor individuals who have made significant contributions to black history in western Alabama. Other winners will be recognized for their impact on the College’s CA Fredd campus.
“Holding meaningful events during Black History Month is just one of the ways we remain committed to maintaining and promoting our status as HBCUs,” said Shelton State President Brad Newman. “The CA Fredd campus affords us this remarkable status, and we are honored to highlight the traditions and history of the HBCU distinction.”
In addition to these events, the College will also celebrate Black History Month through other related activities.
Collegiate 100 students will compete in the 2022 Dr. Trudier Harris Intercollegiate Black History Scholars Bowl at the University of Alabama on February 5.
The five-member team, Cultivating Buccaneers, will represent Shelton State at this event designed to celebrate black history and create healthy competition among neighboring colleges and universities.
College employees will participate in the Alabama Community College System Human Resources Management Association (ACCSHRMA) 2022 Diversity Conference on February 17.
This annual professional development opportunity benefits all Alabama Community College employees by promoting diversity and inclusion in the higher education environment.
“With a renewed focus on meeting the needs of its customers, the College is delivering innovative solutions and an enhanced approach to personalized education, training and community impact,” said Newman. “Collectively, we will be excellent in each!
More information can be found here.