Miles College and UAB awarded $6.3M in TRIO Grants from the U.S. Department of Education

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Students at UAB and Miles College will be assisted by new services funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Photo via Miles College on Facebook

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Miles College and the University of Alabama at Birmingham with $1.3M and $5M, respectively, in funding from TRIO Grants. Here’s how that money will go to work.

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Miles College receives $500K grant to restore historic building

Historic Williams Hall at Miles College. Photo via Miles College on Facebook

If there’s one thing I like, it’s historic preservation. That’s why I was so excited to learn that Miles College, located in Fairfield, was recently awarded a grant to help restore the oldest building on their campus. Here are the deets.

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Auburn legend Charles Barkley aims to support affordable housing in Leeds

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Charles Barkley plays golf in his free time. Photo via Regions Tradition on Facebook

If you grew up watching Auburn Basketball and the NBA in the 80s and 90s, odds are you knew Charles Barkley—AKA the Round Mound of Rebound. However, you probably didn’t know that Charles Barkley was born in Leeds, just a short drive away from Birmingham. Now, he is dedicated to giving back to his community. Here’s how.

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Miles College teams up with Shaquille O’Neal to launch HBCU initiative

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Brown Hall, built in 1927, represents one of the older buildings on the Miles College campus. Photo by Bham Now

One of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game, Shaquille O’Neal, will be in Birmingham area at Miles College on Saturday, October 26, to launch a new HBCU (Historically Black College & University) Initiative.

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