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WELCOME TO STILLMAN COLLEGE

AN EXTRAORDINARY SETTING WITH A TRADITION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The pristine surrounds of Stillman College create the ideal liberal arts environment. The College’s attractive 105-acre campus combines the history and tradition of the past with the innovation and pluralistic culture of the future. Stillman’s unfaltering commitment to providing an elite education for its students drives change, not only on the Stillman campus, but also in the community.

With outstanding academic programs, modern well-equipped facilities and small class sizes, Stillman offers an exceptional college experience. Noted for its outstanding programs in biological sciences, business administration and teacher education, Stillman has also instituted the Harte Honors College and pre-professional programs in law and medicine.

Students at Stillman have access to the latest in computer technology. As a leader in the use of wireless technology, Stillman utilizes a campus-wide fiber optic network to connect its facilities. The faculty regularly use computers as an instructional tool.

Stillman attracts highly qualified scholars, and 92 percent of full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. Stillman faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and service—providing a challenging curriculum, administered in an atmosphere of academic freedom that prepares graduates for work, professional or graduate studies and viable careers in selected fields. The College also fosters an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages and supports spiritual, ethical and moral development, an appreciation for the arts, global awareness and concern for the common good in the context of a global society.

Stillman embraces its lighter side, too. Football returned to the campus in 1999, inspiring the creation of the Blue Pride Marching Band. From 1999-? the football program was a powerful force among its fellow Division II competitors and former players in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League. The College also offers intercollegiate teams for men in basketball, tennis, track and baseball; and for women in basketball, tennis, track, softball and volleyball. Along with its renowned choir, these activities have stimulated enrollment and continue to contribute to its exceptional offerings.

THE STILLMAN WAY

Stillman brings a private college’s sense of purpose to bear on its historic mission. Stillman is committed to shared governance, fiscal soundness and exemplary stewardship of its resources. The College utilizes innovative techniques and strategic planning in all its administrative processes, and employs modern pedagogy and innovative technology in the delivery of services to its clientele.

The Stillman Man and The Stillman Woman are committed to tackling the demands of academia with confidence and character. The Stillman student faces the inevitable and the unexpected with equal aplomb.

The administration believes strongly in the “sense of place” that Stillman provides. “The College provides an environment that delivers the pursuit of intellectual excellence, the development of personal honor, and a commitment to the common good. This is ‘The Stillman Way’. At the end of the day, it is about being the best, doing the best and having the best.”

For more than 137 years, Stillman has prepared students for the challenges of a continuously evolving world. Ranked among the top tier of Comprehensive colleges in the South offering Bachelor’s degrees and one of the “15 Most Wired College Campuses” by U.S. News & World Report, the Stillman spirit remains vibrant in the face of remarkable social change, global terrorism, economic strife and adversity. The beacon light that is Stillman College will shine forth unsullied for generations to come as it remains “a private college with a public mission”.

MISSION

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

VISION

Under girded with the principles of faith and ethical integrity inherent in a Christian education, Stillman College will confidently pursue the best in scholarly inquiry to produce graduates who will contribute to the 21st century knowledge economy. Through continuous assessment and improvement, Stillman will deliver on student success, establish new partnerships, and serve our community and as a result will be recognized as a leader in higher education.

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Deeply Rooted | Future Driven
Stillman graduates at commencement ceremony
Dual Enrollment students on campus

A STRONG FOUNDATION

All Stillman College students take 12 hours (4 courses) of religious education fulfilling general education requirements.

LEADERSHIP

All Stillman College students take 12 hours (4 courses) of religious education fulfilling general education requirements.

DEDICATED TIME

All Stillman College students take 12 hours (4 courses) of religious education fulfilling general education requirements.

STILLMAN CHOIR

The Stillman Choir performs regularly at church services and concerts in the local community and throughout the nation.

ENVIRONMENT

The Stillman College religious environment provides a safe and spiritual campus culture that is virtually free of crime and is a non-smoking campus.

PARTNERSHIPS

Stillman College partners with the University of Alabama and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to conduct the annual “Realizing the Dream” program on social justice, peace and equality since 1990

MORE ABOUT STILLMAN

WHERE WE ARE

STILLMAN COLLEGE IS SITUATED ON 100+ ACRES IN TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA

Stillman is:

  • 1 hour from Birmingham
  • 1 hour from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • 3 hours from Atlanta
  • 3.5 hours from Nashville
  • 4.5 hours from beaches on the Alabama Gulf Coast

STUDENT & CAMPUS LIFE

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Ranked in 2017 Edition of Best Colleges National Liberal Arts College, Tier 2.

Academic Clubs and organizations8 Greek Letter Organizations

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Outstanding Band and Choir Ensembles

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Tournament Qualifying Team 8 Of The Last 9 Years

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8 Greek Letter Organizations

6 Intercollegiate Sport Programs

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ACCREDITATION AND CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP

OUR HISTORY

Tuskaloosa Institute Founded

Tuskaloosa Institute founded by Rev. Dr. Charles Stillman to educate African American ministers for the Presbyterian Church.

1876

Rev. William Sheppard graduated from Tuskaloosa Institute and began his preparation for ministry in the Congo.

1887

Stillman Institute

The name of Tuskaloosa Institute changed to Stillman Institute to honor its founder at his death.

1895

Winsborough Hall Opens

Winsborough Hall is opened as the Institute opens a nursing program and becomes co-educational.

1922

Stillman's First President

DR. A. L. JACKSON WAS STILLMAN’S FIRST PRESIDENT STARTING IN 1929-1947. A junior and senior high school was organized and the Institute established a junior college program, which was accredited in 1937. In addition, between 1930 and 1946, it operated a hospital and nurse training school.

(1929 - 1947)

STILLMAN’S 2ND PRESIDENT

DR. SAMUEL B. HAY WAS STILLMAN’S 2ND PRESIDENT STARTING IN 1948-1965. The College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1953. Under Dr. Samuel B. Hay, seven new buildings were constructed: a gymnasium, a library, an administration-classroom building.

(1948 - 1965)

FIRST BACCALAUREATE

The following year, Stillman expanded into a four-year college and graduated its first baccalaureate class in 1951.

(1951 - 1952)

STILLMAN’S 3RD PRESIDENT

Dr. Harold N. Stinson (1967-1980) was the first African American to assume the presidency.

(1967 - 1980)

STILLMAN’S 4TH PRESIDENT

Under the leadership of the College’s fourth president, Dr. Cordell Wynn (1982-1997), the appearance of the campus improved dramatically.

(1982 - 1997)

STILLMAN’S 5TH PRESIDENT

On July 1, 1997, Dr. Ernest McNealey was named the fifth president.

(1997)

STILLMAN’S 6TH PRESIDENT

On July 1, 2014 the Board of Trustees named Dr. Peter Edmund Millet as the College's sixth president.

(2014 - 2017)

STILLMAN’S 7TH AND FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT

On April 24, 2017, the Board of Trustees named Dr. Cynthia Warrick as Stillman’s 7th and first female President. Dr. Warrick brings valuable insight in situations involving finance; a problem solver and stabilizer in distressed environments. Dr. Warrick’s translucent style promises to uphold the traditions and principles of the College while advancing new initiatives that support Stillman’s Mission Statement, the Community, the State, and the Nation.

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