October 18, 2016

Mobile, AL – Bishop State became the first community college to receive the Veteran's Braintrust Award at a ceremony held in Washington, DC. This year marked the 26th anniversary of the award presentation sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). It is given to recipients advocating on behalf of African American Veterans, supporters, and families. Bishop State is committed to supporting African American veterans and veterans as a whole.

The military service of Dr. Sanford D. Bishop, Sr. was also acknowledged. Dr. Bishop was appointed as the first president of the college in 1971 when it became an independent junior college. In 1971, the Alabama Legislature renamed the College as "S.D. Bishop State Junior College."

Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee in Congress,bestowed this award upon several recipients. Congresswoman Brown co-chairs the CBC Braintrust along with Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. and Congressman Charles B. Rangel. Bishop State is truly honored to have received such distinguished recognition.


Harrietta Eaton, MPA

Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Bishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street

Mobile, AL 36603

Ph. 251-405-7135

Email: heaton@bishop.edu

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