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Welcome Alumni

Welcome Stillman College Alumni & Friends!   It is a pleasure to offer you this source of information for alumni happenings and other alumni-related matters.  Here you can check on upcoming alumni events (Homecoming, 50-Year Reunion, etc.), chapter activities, opportunities to get involved and or make a donation.

It is our goal to encourage and foster lifelong alumni participation, involvement, and commitment. Over the next several months and years it will be our goal to strengthen the bond between the College and our alumni; to create programs which match the interests and needs of the alumni; to maintain and build upon the positive relationships we have with our more seasoned alumni; to increase the participation, involvement, and communication with our younger alumni; and to continue to serve as the primary communications link between the College and its alumni. Upon graduation from college, you automatically become a member of the National Alumni Association of Stillman College, Incorporated (NAASC).  Every person who attended Stillman as a full-time student for at least one term (semester) qualifies for membership.

The Historic Stillman House (HSH) is the home of the NAASC located at:  1008 21st Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Our founder, Dr. Charles A. Stillman, purchased this house for Stillman (then Stillman Institute) in 1881 and it remained the main campus for training African American Presbyterian ministers until 1897. In 1981, the house was restored and deeded to the NAASC. The HSH was renovated in 2009 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is our oldest building representing Stillman’s early period of development. Today, the house serves as a culture center for after-school tutorial programs, community organization meetings, and small receptions etc.

Please stay in touch with us!  It is a constant challenge to keep our alumni records updated and accurate data is vital to our success.  Contact us by telephone, snail mail, or email with news of a new address or telephone number, job change, promotions, and deaths.  We would especially appreciate your e-mail addresses.

We welcome you as a part of the SC Alumni family and we hope to see you back on campus soon! We hope that you will stay connected and involved with this ever-growing institution. We are here to help you in any way! If you have questions or need more information about Stillman or any alumni happenings, have suggestions or new ideas, interested in forming a new alumni chapter, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

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Jean A. Wilson-Sykes ‘90
Director of Alumni Affairs
Stillman College

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Don’t miss out on receiving important information about what’s happening at Stillman, both on campus and around the world. Fill out the form below to make sure we have the most updated information to help us customize events and programming for your needs.

A transcript is a record of student achievement at the Stillman College and classes taken at Stillman will appear on one transcript. Students, former students, and alumni are able to request transcripts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Official transcripts can be sent by mail in hard-copy format. Official transcripts are not available for in-person pickup.

Gifts from alumni and friends of Stillman College allow us to fulfill our motto of Excellence in Achievement for our students. Your generosity and support is vital and makes a profound difference in the lives of students, as well as individuals and businesses that benefit from the College’s teaching, research and public service programs.

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Here at Alumni Affairs...

It is our goal, in the Office of Alumni Affairs, to encourage and foster lifelong alumni participation, involvement, and commitment. We strive to strengthen the bond between the College and our alumni; to create programs which match the interests and needs of the alumni; to maintain and build upon the positive relationships we have with our more seasoned alumni; to increase the participation, involvement, and communication with our young alumni; and to continue to serve as the primary communications link between the College and it’s alumni.

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Office of Alumni Affairs Focus & Goals

Focus

The purpose of the Stillman College Office of Alumni Affairs is to promote the mission of the College through the establishment of mutually beneficial relations between the College and its alumni; help support the College through growth and development; and serve, inform, connect, and engage alumni in an effort to cultivate a strong and vibrant community through active lifelong relationships. It further seeks to be the primary conduit for keeping alumni updated and informed with current news, events, and happenings of the Stillman College community and its members; utilize technology and other mediums to provide timely, high quality, and succinct communications; and educate, promote and communicate the College’s traditions, purposes, growth, and development.

This office strives to cultivate continuous communication and favorable relationships between Stillman College and its alumni, establish programs and events that benefit alumni and Stillman College, and enlighten and encourage currently enrolled students to establish giving patterns and become actively involved in college-related programs. As demonstrated by our regular email notifications, this office further enhances the College’s reputation by seeking out and promoting alumni success stories in which the College’s mission of educating and developing the whole person is demonstrated, and by informing alumni of news that they will find of interest.

Numerous programs and services have been designed to enhance both the student and alumni experience. We are working hard to provide the services that we know are critical to keeping you engaged and connected.

Programs have been put in place to better enhance the Office of Alumni Affairs which includes:

  • Enhanced Alumni Page on College website
  • The strengthening of the Stillman College Pre-Alumni Council to connect our students to alumni and help establish and maintain Stillman College traditions.
  • The development of affinity groups to connect our students to alumni in areas of interest.
  • The development of a young alumni program to engage our more recent graduates.
  • The creation of a comprehensive volunteer program to allow alumni the opportunity of giving back.

Goals

  • Communicate current, meaningful information about Stillman to alumni and friends of the College on a regular basis.
  • Increase participation in SCNAA-sponsored programs in terms of numbers, geography and diversity.
  • Expand opportunities for alumni to maintain their relationships with one another.
  • Cultivate an understanding of engagement philanthropy with students so they will become active alumni.
  • Enhance and enrich the experiences of students through interaction with alumni.
  • Elevate Stillman’s reputation and raise its visibility in the local, region and world-wide community.
  • Engage in an ongoing planning process to meet the needs of an ever-changing alumni body.

None of these programs or goals will be successful without your personal and financial support, so please consider the ways that you’d like to see yourself involved. Whether it’s attending College-sponsored alumni functions, mentoring a student, or volunteering to solicit monetary contributions to the College, you are needed. The Office of Alumni Affairs exists solely to nurture the close relationship between the College and alumni.

We look forward to your direct personal and financial involvement in the life of Stillman College and appreciate your feedback as this office continues to grow and develop. Please direct your comments to Jean Wilson-Sykes, Director of Alumni Affairs, at jwilson-sykes@stillman.edu

Alumni News

IRS taps Stillman College for VITA site

Stillman College has been approved as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site for the tax year 2022, a designation that will provide free tax preparation services and tax counseling for low-to-moderate income individuals and families beginning January 2023.

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As Stillman College Alumni, YOU are our best recruiters and donors. Connect with us and stay up-to-date with everything Stillman in terms of  Communications, events, fundraising, and a lot more.

Class Networks

Birmingham Alumni Chapter

The Office of Alumni Affairs is pleased to unveil the new generational affinity networks for Stillman College Alumni. Engaging our alumni community as smaller targeted groups will allow us to provide more meaningful messaging, services and programs for each group. This will allow the Office of Alumni Affairs to be a better resource and support to each generation of Stillman Alumni

GENERATIONAL NETWORKS

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Young Alumni Network – Alumni 0-10 Years Post-Graduation

Second Decade Alumni Network – Alumni 11-25 Years Post-Graduation

Encore Alumni Network – Alumni 26-39 Years Post-Graduation

True Blue Alumni Network – Alumni 40-49 Years Post-Graduation

Emeritus Alumni Network – Alumni 50+ Years Post-Graduation

For more information on class networks, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at alumniaffairs@stillman.edu or call 205-349-4240 ext. 8145

Current Students

Think the Office of Alumni Affairs is just for, well, alumni? Think again. All students are part of the Stillman alumni family. Below are resources designed just for you – for now, for life.

PRE-ALUMNI COUNCIL

The Pre-Alumni Council (PAC) is comprised of current Stillman College students of the four undergraduate classes. They serve as a liaison between the student body and the Office of Alumni Affairs. The Council consists of active members who prepare to be future leaders in the Stillman College National Alumni Association, Incorporated. Members perform community service projects, participate in and sponsor programs at Stillman College, develop relationships with students who are in their various regions, and work cooperatively with the Stillman College National Alumni Association, Inc. and Stillman College

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Young Alumni Network

Stillman College Young Alumni Council

The mission of the Stillman College Young Alumni Council (SCYAC) is to encourage networking and involvement and maintain an active relationship with alumni up to 10 years post-graduation (Young Alumni). The Council professionally develops its members, aids in career advancement, and supports the Stillman College National Alumni Association (SCNAA), Inc. in its efforts to recruit students and uplift the College.

SCYAC develops and manages regional and national associations, works with various alumni volunteers, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Alumni Affairs staff to ensure compliance as well as fundraising to support, foster and continue the Stillman mission. The Leadership of SCYAC collaborates and seeks to make involvement in the SCNAA, Inc. beneficial for young alumni while providing them with the opportunity to leverage the Stillman Alumni network as a resource. As the SCYAC network outreach grows, it will continue to host events to encourage young alumni engagement and fundraising in the Council and Association.

Second Decade Alumni Network

The Second Decade Alumni Network engages members of alumni classes that have graduated from Stillman College 11 to 25 years ago. This network is supported by the Office of Alumni Affairs and The Stillman College National Alumni Association, Inc., in all facets of Alumni Relations and programming to assist alumni in fostering a life-long relationship with their alma mater. The Second Decade Alumni Network strives to inform alumni about the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Stillman College National Alumni Association through its annual activities and giving programs. It also works toward making alumni aware of their role in the Alumni Association and helps to cultivate and develop strategic plans targeting goals for each class during reunion and non-reunion years. The Second Decade Alumni Network is a great way to network with Stillman Alumni!

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Encore Alumni Network

The Encore Alumni Network is made up of alumni who have graduated from Stillman College 26 to 40 years ago. Supported by the Office of Alumni Affairs and The Stillman College National Alumni Association, Inc., in all facets of Alumni Relations and programming, the organization assists alumni in supporting their continued commitment and life-long relationship with their alma mater. The Encore Alumni Network strives to develop positive relationships and open communications with alumni to encourage their continued support of the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Stillman College National Alumni Association. Throughout the year, planning of activities and giving programs in key regions to encourage alumni involvement, assists in the success of the network meeting their targeted goals for each class in reunion and non-reunion years. The Encore Alumni Network is an energetic and dedicated network of Stillman Alumni!

True Blue

The True Blue Alumni Network is comprised of alumni classes that have graduated from Stillman College 41 to 49 years ago. This network is supported by the Office of Alumni Affairs and The Stillman College National Alumni Association, Inc., in all facets of Alumni Relations and programming to assist alumni in upholding the Stillman College legacy in their continued commitment and life-long relationship with their alma mater. The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Stillman College National Alumni Association strive to support and encourage connections and involvement in the planning of annual activities with alumni of the True Blue Alumni Network. This seasoned network of alumni build upon a foundation set before them to prepare for their charge as Golden Class members, later entering the distinguished Emeritus Class of alumni. The bar is raised, as targeted goals for each class in reunion and non-reunion years for this network, are often meet and exceeded. The True Blue Network is a network of True Stillmanites!

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Emeritus Class Network

The Emeritus Alumni Network engages members of the elite alumni classes whom have graduated from Stillman College in the past 51+ years.  This network is supported by the Office of Alumni Affairs and The Stillman College National Alumni Association, Inc., in all facets of Alumni Relations and programming to assist alumni in preserving the Stillman College standards of excellence in their continued commitment and life-long relationship with their alma mater.  The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Stillman College National Alumni Association strives to support and maintain relationships and involvement in the planning of annual activities with alumni of the Emeritus Alumni Network.  This exceptional network of alumni represent 20 classes that have set the standard for those to follow.  This competitive network of classes are by far our stellar class of Stillmanites!

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