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Fri, 11.18.1927

Bishop State Community College is Founded

Bishop State Community College (BSCC) was founded in 1927 on this date.

Located in Mobile, Alabama, BSCC is one of more than 100 Historical Black Colleges and Universities in America (HBCUs). Bishop State Community College began as the Mobile Branch of Alabama State Teachers' College of Montgomery.   At first, the college offered an extension course for in-service teachers.  In 1936, they established a year around the two-year college. In 1965, the college was officially named Mobile State Junior College.

In 1971, the state Legislature again changed the name to S.D. Bishop State Junior College, in honor of its then-president, Dr. S.D. Bishop. In 1989, the name of the College was changed to Bishop State Community College to reflect its growth in vocational/career, transfer offerings, and community service activities.

On August 22, 1991, the Alabama State Board of Education consolidated two technical colleges in Mobile, Southwest State Technical College and Carver State Technical College, with Bishop State Community College. These colleges now serve as campuses of Bishop State Community College.

The mission of BSCC centers on the needs of students and the community. They provide supportive services such as personal and academic counseling, tutorial laboratories, and cultural enrichment. Bishop State Community College offers an associate of arts, an associate of science, an associate of applied science degrees, and certificates in career and occupational programs.

Extracurricular activities include three intercollegiate sports programs--basketball for men and women, baseball, and softball. BSCC also offers choir, band, and several student clubs, along with specific activities sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Reference:

Bishop.edu

Zippia.com

HBCU Forever.org

Black American Colleges and Universities:
Profiles of Two-Year, Four-Year, & Professional Schools
by Levin Hill, Pub., Gale Group, 1994
ISBN: 0-02-864984-2

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