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SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

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The Harold N. Stinson Mathematics and Science Building houses the Stillman College School of Business.

Our talented faculty are experienced professionals who are committed to helping students reach their personal and career goals. Faculty within the School of Arts and Sciences are recognized as excellent teachers and superb mentors who challenge and motivate their students always to do the best, be the best, and have the best.

MISSION STATEMENT

The School of Arts and Sciences serves the mission of the College via its central role in providing the instruction and the experiences that define liberal arts education. The School consists of the Department of English, Journalism, and Media Communications, the Department of Natural Sciences, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Religion and Theology, and the Department of Social Sciences. Selected majors are offered in most of the areas. In addition, these units provide the interdisciplinary and introductory courses that make up the general education curriculum. Students majoring in the School may pursue programs of study that prepare them for graduate school or for careers in areas specifically related to their areas of study.

Our talented faculty are experienced professionals who are committed to helping students reach their personal and career goals. Faculty within the School of Arts and Sciences are recognized as excellent teachers and superb mentors who challenge and motivate their students always to do the best, be the best, and have the best.

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MAJORS & MINORS

Interdisciplinary Studies

English with Pre-law track

English

Journalism

Biomedical Sciences (Pre-medicine)

Biology

Chemistry

Psychology

Religion

Theology

History

Criminal Justice

ARTS AND SCIENCES BY THE NUMBERS

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Highlights and Achievements

Demarco Truss `20

Demarco is a 2020 graduate from Talladega. He is currently a Juvenile Detention Officer at Coosa Valley Youth Services, located in Anniston, where he is shifting minds of youth; one child at a time. We are so proud of his work and his dedication to working with the youth!

Chris Ruffin `16

Chris Ruffin, a 2016 graduate and talented news producer at WBTV News. Chris is now an Emmy-nominated news producer for his work on “WBTV This Morning: Tracking Hurricane Dorian”. Chris graduated from Stillman with his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. At Stillman, he served as the Student Government Association president.

Dr. Chante Ruffin '01

Dr. Chante Ruffin is a 2001 graduate who received her Bachelors in Pre-Medicine. She is the founder of Heritage Pediatrics in Alexander City and continues to make a significant impact in her community. Our alumni leave prepared to do big things in their careers and lives. We prepare you for a different world!

Sean R. Toney `94

Sean R. Toney is a Health Scientist with the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch (IRMHB) in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA., reaching his 21 st year anniversary with the agency in July 2021.

James A. Muhammad `92

James A. Muhammad is the President and CEO of Lakeshore PBS. While at Stillman, Muhammad majored in communications, was a part of the school’s choir, and interned at the Center for Public Broadcasting at the University of Alabama during his junior year at Stillman.

Judge Dennis Steverson '79

Dennis Steverson was awarded the 79’-President’s Outstanding Alumni Award in 2020. He uses principles of servant leadership to guide him as he serves as a Circuit Court Judge in Tuscaloosa County. We are proud to have such inspirational Alumni!
Dr. Norman Golar

Dr. Norman Golar

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

MEET THE DEAN

Norman Golar, a native of Chicago, Illinois, received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Knox College (2002), his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The University of Alabama (2006), and his Ph.D. in English–Composition, Rhetoric, and English Studies from The University of Alabama (2010). In August of 2010, he joined the Stillman College community to work as Chair of the Department of English, Journalism, and Media Communications (formerly named Department of English) wherein he served in this capacity for ten years.

Now serving as the Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, he serves as one of three chief administrators and academic officers at Stillman College who supervises the performances of academic departments within the School of Arts and Sciences and provides leadership for professional activity.

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