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PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS

We believe this partnership of a public flagship research university, an historically black college, and a community college — all in a single community — is truly unique.

TCHE institutions foster respectful and supportive relationships with institutions of higher education in our city and we have a commitment to advance community engagement through various initiatives and partnerships.

TCHE has supported such projects as a series of “Great Conversations” aimed at preserving the history of black Tuscaloosans in the civil rights struggle; a program that involves teachers and students in preserving the monarch butterfly; an experimental method of teaching algebra at the college level; a computer system designed to study species distribution in Alabama waterways; and an early-detection program designed to reduce the incidence of breast cancer among low-income women living in Tuscaloosa.

TCHE supports joint curriculum development designed to enhance program availability for all students. Joint honors courses for Stillman and UA students, a collaborative RN/BSN program between Shelton State and UA, and collaborative summer study-abroad programs are a few examples of these highly successful joint ventures.

The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

UA: Dr. Viola L. Acoff
SC: Dr. Josiah Samson

Alabama LSAMP: Sustainability of Best Practices for STEM Education and Research, is designed with the overall goal to implement and study innovative, evidence-based, sustainable best practices in STEM education and research experiences for undergraduates designed to increase the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority students by enhancing the STEM educational experience.

Tier 2 CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program

UA: crossing@bamaed.ua.edu

The overarching purpose is to provide college-age students with intellectual disabilities a structured opportunity to experience, explore, and develop skills for pursuing postsecondary education at an institution of their choice.

Collegiate 100 Auxiliary Program of 100 Black Men of America

UA: Dr. George Daniels
SSCC: Eric Prewitt
SC: TBD

The primary purpose of the Collegiate 100® program is to provide an avenue for 100 Black Men chapters to continue their one-on-one and group mentoring to students as they matriculate from high school to college; thereby supporting the Mentoring The 100 Way® Across a Lifetime™ initiatives.

RN to BSN (Bama by Distance)

UA: Katara Wilson and Andrea Foster
SSCC: Andrea Bowden Evans

RNs who hold an associate degree or hospital diploma in nursing may enroll in either the RN to BSN or the RN to BSN/MSN track. Both programs of study are designed to allow nurses to continue working while completing the requirements for an advanced degree. All of the nursing courses are taught online and every effort is made to allow students to complete the clinical activities in an area close to their home.

TCHE Employee Scholarship Program

UA: Dr. Nicole B. Prewitt
SSCC: Dr. Byron Abston
SC: Dr. Lamin E. Drammeh

The goal of the TCHE Employee Scholarship Program is to create an opportunity through which employees of the member institutions are able to utilize the unique educational curriculum available at those institutions on a programmatic basis. The objective is to create an educational common market among the distinctive programs offered at each campus, thus providing more opportunities for employees at the schools to engage in lifelong learning, to pursue their dreams, and to improve their quality of life.

Phi Theta Kappa

UA: Brittnay McMillian
SSCC: Dr. Kevin Windham

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. Shelton State’s Alpha Epsilon Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Often referred to as “the Phi Beta Kappa of the two-year college,” the Society offers a variety of state and national trips, honors seminars, and scholarships. Full- or part-time students who have earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed 12 semester hours in an associate’s degree program will be invited to become members.

We are interested in highlighting TCHE partnerships or initiatives involving all three institutions or projects between two institutions. We invite our colleagues at TCHE institutions to share information related to activities in which TCHE institutions are collaboratively involved. Examples include academic programs, grants, training and development activities, student activities, community-engaged research/scholarship, and service-learning opportunities. Please share institutional programs and partnerships by contacting the TCHE liaison at each institution.

TCHE Institutional Liaisons

Shelton State Community College
Byron Abston, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Services
w 205.391.2388  |  m 205.394.0332
babston@sheltonstate.edu

The University of Alabama
Nicole B. Prewitt, EdD
Director of Programs and Partnerships
for Community Engagement
w 205.348.9819  |  m 205.650.0413
nbprewitt@ua.edu 

Stillman College
Lamin E. Drammeh, EdD, CRA
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Executive Director of Stillman Foundation
w 205.247.8126  |  m 803.834.0306
ldrammeh@stillman.edu