The Graduation Ceremony of the 97th Year

Dominisha Black and Timothy Johnson were proud graduates and made extraordinary remarks during the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. View the ceremony. 
Dominisha plans to earn her master’s degree and her MBA.
Timothy’s goals include attending Florida A & M University (FAMU) and earning a degree in business administration.
ABC President Forrest Harris, Graduate Dominisha Black, Board member Dr. Derrick Jackson, Graduate Timothy Johnson, and Mr. Dennie Marshall, ABC Board of Trustees Chair
As They Go...Let Others Come!

Both students are ordained ministers and are doing great work in the ministry. We know this class and the 2020 class, recognized in this year's ceremony, will go into the world and make a positive difference, as agents of social change. They will continue to learn, preach, teach, guide, support, and live the creed of social justice, equity, advocacy and leadership. Congratulations to the American Baptist College graduates!
Combined classes of 2020 and 2021 with board members, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni — and a good time was had by all. 

Dominisha Black Garners Two Scholarships

Dominisha Black received both the Philanthropic 40 Scholarship, sponsored by Dr. LaShante Walker, and the Belmont University Scholarship. “I am most appreciative of these funds,” said Black.
Dr. Phyllis Qualls, ABC Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and Dr. LaShante Walker, former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services at ABC

The Big Payback Keeps Growing

The ABC Big Payback project just keeps growing! While $3,736.90 was contributed through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, additional funds were submitted to the college directly.

Last week, the College received an additional $2,200 in gifts, bringing the total to $5,936.90 with 37 contributors. 

A Big Payback "thank you" to all the contributors who helped us reach this goal.
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Supporting Our Students

Last week's One Stop Registration event was geared toward enrollment. It allowed students who may have had holds on their account to register without paying a registration fee, and their financial hold was not a barrier.

“This was an inaugural event that gave our students some flexibility that allowed them to comfortably register for the summer and fall semesters,” said  Kristie McQuiddy-Law, financial aid director. 

In the News

Tennessee Tribune - Five-story Mural of Rep. John Lewis to Be Painted on Downtown Nashville Building

PRIDE Publishing Group - Rep. John Lewis downtown mural commissioned by Metro Minority Caucus, community partners

The Washington Post - In C.T. Vivian’s memoir, a civil rights icon looks back at his life as a ‘nonviolent warrior’

Tennessee Tribune - American Baptist College Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series Begins March 21st

Tennessean - American Baptist College's new program aims to help churches better serve their communities

The Louisiana Weekly - HBCU students who led the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Rides

News Channel 5 Nashville - Nashville’s 5th Avenue officially becomes Rep. John Lewis Way

The Philadelphia Tribune - John Lewis and C.T. Vivian Belonged to a Long Tradition of Religious Leaders in the Civil Rights Struggle

Tennessean - Tennessee Voices, Episode 134: DeWayne Stallworth, professor, American Baptist College

News Break - American Baptist College Presidential Lecture Series Makes Bold Steps

News Channel 5 Nashville - Historically Black colleges and universities hope recent exposure increases funding and enrollment

The Chattanoogan - Jon Meacham’s Book On John Lewis Mentions Several Chattanooga Connections

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American Baptist College has survived and thrived for 97 years. Established out of a desire to train African American preachers, it now is a full-fledged Historically Black College/University and offers both Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Nestled on the “Holy” Hill in North Nashville, this College is a treasured institution in teaching, guiding and developing leaders of social change for the 21st century and beyond. Our work places a SEAL (Social Justice, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership) on the world. 
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