June 18, 2014
Tysus D. Jackson
Talladega College is latest school to be named a Rooms To Go Reading for Excellence Center. Two years ago, Rooms To Go established Reading for Excellence Centers through providing in-kind furniture and accessories to college and universities in their markets.
“Talladega College’s partnership with Rooms To Go, allowed us to think more innovatively about our existing spaces. The Rooms To Go Reading for Excellence Centers brings learning outside the walls of the classroom. We appreciate this wonderful partnership with Rooms To Go. I know it will make a difference for our students,” said Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President, Talladega College.
Talladega College Reading for Excellence Centers will open in two honor dormitories and the Savery library. While all students will benefit from the centers, the centers create spaces where Presidential Honors Program can meet and study. The Presidential Honors Program was established a year ago for students who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and display strong character. The honor students not only have high academic standards, but participate in community service activities throughout the year.
Talladega College will dedicate the Reading for Excellence Centers on Thursday, June 19th. The Reading for Excellence Centers will officially open when school reopens in August. The partnership between the school and company was facilitated by Dr. Frankie Jones, CEO of Phoenix One Enterprises, Inc.
About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant. The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people and has received rave reviews from the New York Times. For more information, visit www.talladega.edu.