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Talladega College, a designated National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, received a major donation of $1 million from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts to help establish a cyber security center.
“This is a transformative gift…Given the evolution of technology and the exponential increase in data breaches and other cyber threats, the demand for cybersecurity professionals is rising rapidly. Thanks to the generosity of The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, the college will be better positioned to address this need while simultaneously increasing awareness of careers in cybersecurity; expanding diversity and research in the field; and promoting online safety.”Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, Talladega College President
“The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts is pleased to partner with Talladega College in the development of the Cyber Security Center with this donation to support the creation of the Center and student scholarships. We believe the Center will be an important addition to Talladega College as well as the local community.”Linda Marshall, Foundation Advisor
Talladega College currently offers a Bachelor of Arts in cybersecurity, which prepares graduates to compete in careers such as incident response and business continuity analysis, information systems analysis, programming, network engineering, security analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing and enterprise consulting. The institution also has an online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS), which offers a cybersecurity concentration.
“Through our partnership with The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, the college will expand its presence and impact in this critical arena.”Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, Talladega College President
Founded in 1867, Talladega College is Alabama’s first private historically black liberal arts college. The institution was recognized as #13 in the nation for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report in 2022 and named one of Princeton Review’s 2023 Best Colleges Region by Region.
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts was created in 2014 as a private family foundation to support the philanthropic vision of its founders, Sebastian and Barbara Scripps. The founders believe that every child should have access to quality educational opportunities and learning experiences in order to foster a productive citizenship and healthy democratic society.
Source: Talladega College Newsdesk