DANIEL BLAKLEY TO DELIVER STILLMAN’S SPRING CONVOCATION ADDRESS
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Jan. 12, 2015) - Banking expert Daniel Blakley will deliver the Spring 2015 Convocation address at Stillman College on January 22 at 11 a.m. in Birthright Alumni Hall.
As Senior Vice President of Region’s Bank, Blakley oversees the operation of the bank’s Tuscaloosa market, which includes the consumer, commercial, business banking, mortgage and wealth management lines of business. He has served 14 years with Regions, a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham with $127 billion in assets, operating 1,700 banking offices in 16 states.
“Daniel’s participation with our Convocation activities, confirms his commitment to serve this community. I know that our students will be enlightened by his journey to success and encouraged to stay on their paths to make their marks on society,” said Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Anthony Holloman.
Active in the Tuscaloosa community, Blakely serves as Chair Elect of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and also serves on the boards of the YMCA, Black Warrior Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority and the United Way’s DeTocqueville Society and Success By 6.
Stillman’s Convocation ceremony marks the official beginning of the academic semester.
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.