Bishop State Community College

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Bishop State Community College
Bishop State clock tower May 2012.jpg
TypePublic, HBCU
Established1927
PresidentDr.Reginald Sykes PhD
DeanDr.Terry Hazzard PhD
Location, ,
30°41′39″N 88°3′27″W / 30.69417°N 88.05750°W / 30.69417; -88.05750Coordinates: 30°41′39″N 88°3′27″W / 30.69417°N 88.05750°W / 30.69417; -88.05750
NicknameWildcats
SportsMen's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Men's Baseball
Women's Fastpitch Softball
Websitehttp://www.bishop.edu/
Bishop State Logo.PNG

Sanford D. Bishop State Community College, founded 1927, is a state-supported, two-year, public, historically black college (HBCU) located in Mobile, Alabama, United States.

Academics[edit]

Bishop State has seven academic divisions and four technical divisions:

Academic:

  • Education
  • Information Systems
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Business and Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Health-Related Professions

Technical:

  • Workforce Development
  • Commercial and Industrial Technology
  • Consumer & Transportation Technology
  • Engineering and Construction

Campuses[edit]

Bishop State Community College has four campuses in Mobile County: Main located at 351 N. Broad Street, Banker- Gaines Central Located at 1365 Dr.Martin Luther king Jr. Avenue, Carver located at 414 Stanton Road, and Southwest located at 925 Dauphin Island Parkway.

Athletics[edit]

The Bishop State Community College Department of Athletics currently sponsors Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Baseball, and Women's Fastpitch Softball. The teams, nicknamed the Wildcats, play in the Alabama Community College Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jessie Tompkins 1986 Former nationally ranked athlete in track and field, led lawsuit against whites-only scholarships at Alabama State University [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CIR Fights 'Whites Only' Scholarships in Alabama". Center for Individual Rights. 29 September 1999. Retrieved 13 May 2012.