The Talladega College fall semester has been off to a great start with a record enrollment of freshmen plus new and exciting ventures. The college’s Opening Convocation is scheduled for next Thursday, September 6 at 10 a.m. in the Tornado Alley Gymnasium on the campus.  The featured speaker of the event is Lamman Rucker.

Rucker is commonly known to audiences as “Will” on Tyler Perry’s sitcom, “Meet the Browns.” He has also played as “Chase,” Mona’s boyfriend on UPN’s “Half & Half.”  Rucker has been on numerous television shows, “As The World Turns,” “All My Children,” and “Law & Order.”  Rucker is not only a movie and TV favorite, but he’s appeared on the Broadway stage; he won a 2002 Audelco nomination for his role of “Jason” in Euripedes’ “Medea.” Audiences also know Rucker as the husband of Jill Scott’s character in Tyler Perry’s motion pictures, “Why Did I Get Married,” and “Why Did I Get Married Too.”

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Rucker is an educated and accomplished actor.  He is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC; he earned an NFAA Presidential Scholarship in the Arts nomination. He had drama and musical theatre training at the Carnegie Mellon University, a full scholarship to the Berkshire Theatre Festival; and he has a Master’s degree in Education. He also is a founding member of the ensemble, Black Gents of Hollywood, a Los Angeles based all black male theatre company whose play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” is earning nationwide attention. read more…