Miss UNCF Talladega College receives UNCF donation from her city
Miss UNCF Talladega College 2020-2021 Brittany Wynn recently received a $500 UNCF donation from the city of Talladega. Prior to receiving the donation, Brittany met with Talladega Mayor Timothy Ragland and local business leaders to explain the importance of contributing to UNCF’s scholarship fund.
“I am so thankful that Mayor Ragland and the City of Talladega contributed to my campaign to raise funds for UNCF scholarships,” said Brittany. “Many scholarship recipients would not be able to finish college without financial assistance. I am grateful to live in a city that cares and desires to make a difference.”
Mayor Ragland stated, “The United Negro College Fund taught us that ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste.’® UNCF puts that motto to work by providing resources to help students in need at historically Black colleges and universities, specifically those at Talladega College. At a time when social, health, and economic issues are at the forefront of our national conversation, I am honored to play a role in the education of students at our beloved Talladega College.”
Serving as Miss UNCF Talladega College comes naturally to Brittany. Many members of her family graduated from Talladega College. Two served as Miss Talladega College and one served as Mr. Talladega College. At the urging of her uncle, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her relatives by attending the college. She states that, the moment she stepped on campus, she knew she “had made the right choice.”
Brittany is a senior majoring in psychology. She is a member of Sister Circle and the UNCF Pre-Alumni Council. She has also served as team manager of the soccer team.
About Talladega College
Talladega College, Alabama’s first private historically Black college, is consistently ranked among the best southeastern colleges and top HBCUs in the nation. It was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, and is the home of the renowned Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals.