Samuel Burney Hay, 1896-1987

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Title

Samuel Burney Hay, 1896-1987

Subject

Presbyterians
College presidents

Description

Samuel Burney Hay is considered to be the first president of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., because it was under his tenure that the institution became a four-year college.

Hay was born in McAdenville, N.C. and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in the Atlanta Presbytery in 1923, after receiving his theological training at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Hay came to Stillman in 1948 when it was a two-year college with 112 students and a faculty and staff of 16 people. When Hay resigned in 1965, the institution was a four-year college with 500 students and a faculty and staff of 50.

The college student center on the Stillman campus is named for Hay and a public housing complex in Tuscaloosa is called the Samuel B. Hay Court.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Publisher

The Tuscaloosa News

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

903

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

2 inches by 3 inches