Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2022 Black History Makers of Alabama supported by Sealy Furniture Outlet, Twelve25 Sports Bar & Entertainment Venue, and Red Oak Credit Union.

The Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.

Marcus Kennedy Is a Black History Maker of Alabama

Marcus Kennedy is the Dean of Student Life and Housing at Stillman College.  He provides leadership, strategic vision, and management for student residence programs and oversees student development programs that enhance student experiences and support institutional goals.

As a campus collaborator and promoter, he supports and manages student services such as student engagement, community engagement, student health, student government association, clubs & organizations, fraternities and sororities, spirit groups (cheer & dance), housing, residential life, campus dining, and student conduct. He is committed to engaging the whole student experience, focusing on advocacy for students and student development, particularly the inclusion and success of first-generation college students.

"Black history reminds me of who I am and from where I have come. It means recognizing our past; understanding our present,  advocating our future, and making contributions to our community through cultural experience.I am inspired to create new beginnings and build successors to receive the baton and leave an impact greater than myself. Black History is a celebration, of understanding the strength of our community and the influence when we stand together in unity.  -Marcus Kennedy"

He holds membership and involvement in several national organizations such as the Association of College Personnel Administrators (ACPA), The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), and the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP).

 

Kennedy’s commitment to service and community involvement is demonstrated through his affiliations as well.  He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Incorporated, Alabama Possible youth board, a statewide non-profit organization that breaks down barriers to prosperity through advocacy, education, and collaboration. Additionally, he serves in Young Tuscaloosa a networking organization that engages and serves the Tuscaloosa community, developing leadership and professional skills in its members.

 

Kennedy is a certified cheer judge trained tumbling/stunt coach, instructor, and judge.  He enjoys traveling, competitive cheer, reading, and has a strong interest in history, health, and wellness.

 

Kennedy is from Little Rock, Arkansas. He holds a bachelor's of science in Business Management and a master's of science in Sports Administration from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

 

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