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Stillman College is 140 years old next week, and they’re bringing in some star power to help them celebrate.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be speaking at the school’s anniversary dinner gala May 19.

Stillman President Peter Millet said he’s proud to be part of this historic event.

“Stillman has been a relevant and vital part of Tuscaloosa for the past 140 years,” he said “And we look forward to being here for the next 140 years.”

In addition, he’s excited to see Rice come back where she grew up.

“She has deep roots at Stillman College, and that’s part of the reason that we’re so excited about seeing her here.”

Rice’s father was a dean of students at Stillman, and she grew up in West Tuscaloosa.

Retired Pastor at First Presbyterian Church Charles Durham said the event is an opportunity for first-timers to Stillman to explore the campus, and learn what the college has to offer.

“We’d love to have anybody in the community come,” he said.

Events begin at 4 p.m. with a walking tour of campus, but the main event is a gala dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Birthright Auditorium.

The dinner features a seated meal with music provided by the Stillman Choir and more.

Tickets are $140, and are available in the business office of Stillman College, or online at

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