Stillman College awarded Grant for Child Care by Alabama Power Group

Published 1:39 pm Monday, July 10, 2023

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The Alabama Power Foundation awarded a Grant to Stillman College last month.

Stillman College will use the grant for the Stillman-Brown Memorial Child Care Program, an initiative that will provide child care services to over 100 students who are parents on campus. The project is expected to start next Fall.

The child care program is a partnership between Stillman College and Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, founded by Stillman’s Founder, Reverend Dr. Charles Stillman, in 1880. The church’s assembly and Sunday school area will be renovated to be used as a state-certified child care facility. “As a member of the business community, Alabama Power recognizes that child care continues to be a barrier for many families, which affects the development of our overall workforce,” said Jill Stork, Alabama Power Western Division Vice President.

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It was the final project under President Dr.. Cynthia Warrick, who retired June 30. “Access to childcare for our students has been a major challenge for the campus,” Warrick said.

Stillman College has a strong alumni base in Dallas County: Keith High School Principal Tommy Tisdale Jr., his wife, LaTonia, Tisdale, Dallas County Schools System teacher  Zella Ford,  former Stillman College track coach Jake Irby, Salem Elementary School teacher Gladys Davis,  last year’s graduates from Selma  Tyriq Fells, Dorian McWilliams and Anthony Kemp of Selma and Shelby Boswell of Valley Grande and Selma Times-Journal Managing Editor James Jones.