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Talladega College Joins 48 HBCU’s Heading to California in April

Talladega, Alabama—Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) is the first-ever academic competition between students at America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities.

HCASC brings together the whole campus community — students, faculty, administration
and alumni. Now in its 24th season, nearly 100,000 HCASC players have demonstrated their
incredible intellects and fast recall, and for their efforts, have earned over $7 million in grants
from Honda for their institutions.

Presently, teams are gearing up for the National Championship to take place at American Honda
headquarters in Torrance, California.

Talladega College will be represented at the HCASC Nationals and our academic team is
comprised of: Luke J. Harris, a sophomore student majoring in Public Administration from
St. Louis, Missouri; Joshua McFee, a junior student majoring in Math from Helena, Alabama;
Alexis Tardy, a sophomore student majoring in Pre-Law and History from Indianapolis, Indiana;
and Devin Sonia, a sophomore student majoring in Music Education from New Orleans,
Louisiana. The team’s advisor and coach is Dr. Sim C. Pettway, Jr., the Director of Continuing
Education. Dr. Pettway remarks, “I am both proud and excited for our team being selected
to compete against other HBCU’s at the Honda Campus All-Star National Championship
Tournament. Their hard work, discipline, focus and commitment to the game paid off. This
year’s team is a very talented group of individuals who play the game well—we are in it to win.”

Talladega College has competed in 23 seasons of the HCASC since 1990 and has earned over
$30,000 cumulatively in grant assistance from Honda for the institution. The College’s team
recently competed along with 8 other institutions in the Pre-NCT tournament in Montgomery,
Alabama in February. The National Championship Tournament is scheduled for April 6-10, 2013
in California.

Contact: Talladega College
Office of Public Relations/Mrs. Nicola Lawler
Telephone: 256-761-6207
E-mail: nllawler@talladega.edu

To see a full list of all 48 HBCU’s selected and to get more info on the HCASC go to: http://www.hcasc.com/