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Marion Teen Gets $250,000 Dollars in Scholarships for College

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Perry County teen — racks up a quarter of a million dollars in scholarship money — to pay for college in the fall. Seventeen year old Daniel Winfield of Marion is headed to Tuskegee University this fall — to become a mechanical engineer. “I got a letter saying that I was eligible for the…

Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily McNair Will Not Be Returning

Lily McNair and Dr. Charlotte Morris/Source: Tuskegee University The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees has announced that University President Dr. Lily McNair will not be returning. “Words cannot express our sincere appreciation for her service as the eighth president of Tuskegee University,” said Norma Clayton, Chair of the Board of Trustees in a statement. “The university will begin a national…

Tuskegee to Play in Inaugural Red Tails Classic to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

ESPN has announced the creation of the Red Tails Classic, a football event to honor the Tuskegee Airmen who fought in World War II. The game will showcase Historically Black Colleges and Universities and be played in Montgomery. The game will be played at Cramton Bowl and will feature Tuskegee playing Fort Valley State. The game will be Sunday, September…

US Launches Aerospace Center at Tuskegee University

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an aerospace education center of excellence at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Officials say the Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center will support undergraduate research in materials and aerospace sciences relevant to the Defense Department and the aerospace industry. The school was the home of the Tuskegee Airmen. The Defense…

Tuskegee University President Takes Second Medical Leave

Lily McNair and Dr. Charlotte Morris/Source: Tuskegee University Tuskegee University says its president will take a second medical leave of absence starting this month. The university says Lily D. McNair will be on a six-month medical leave effective October 30. Dr. Charlotte P. Morris, former associate dean of the university’s Brimmer College of Business and Information Science, will serve as…

Macon Co. EMA Director Worried about Auburn University Students Spreading COVID-19 to Tuskegee

Macon County Emergency Management Agency Director Frank Lee says he has concerns about the behavior of Auburn University students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how that could affect his county. In an email sent to Alabama News Network, he says his office has received calls from parents of Tuskegee University students, expressing concerns about the lack of adherence…

Tuskegee University Receives Record $20 Million Donation

Tuskegee University has announced it’s received a $20 million gift from philanthropist, activist and author MacKenzie Scott. It is the largest donation in the university’s history. Last year, Scott pledged to give half or more of her assets to charity in her lifetime or will, according to a statement from the university. President Lily D. McNair said the donation will…

Tuskegee University to Hold Virtual Graduation May 9

Tuskegee University has announced that because of social distancing requirements, it will present a virtual spring commencement ceremony on May 9 to honor the Class of 2020. “We have committed to honoring our Class of 2020 graduates in person, on campus and at a time when it’s safe and responsible to do so,” President Lily McNair said. “So, this May’s…