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Tuskegee University Signs Historic MOU with Trenholm State Community College

August 09, 2023

TU President Dr. Charlotte P. Morris standing at podiumm and Trenholm President Dr. Kemba Chambers seated at table
Morris and Chambers

Contact: Kawana McGough, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Tuskegee, Alabama — Tuskegee University and Trenholm State Community College have formed a partnership that will provide a seamless transfer process for Trenholm State students to complete their bachelor’s degree. This partnership was formalized with a Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony held Aug. 9 at Tuskegee University.

Through this partnership, Trenholm State Community College students will be able to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University, the No. 3 Ranked HBCU in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report. 

As part of the agreement, Tuskegee will award three transfer students scholarships every fall – a Tuskegee Merit Scholarship; Tuskegee Transfer Grant; and an Alabama Transfer Grant. The agreement also offers a reverse transfer credit opportunity, which allows Trenholm students to transfer to Tuskegee before they have completed their associate degree. Students who are transferring will be allowed to participate in Tuskegee events the semester before they transfer – allowing them to enjoy athletic events; the Learning Resource Center; and Career Services resources. 

“When I came to Montgomery in 1983, my first place of employment was Trenholm State Community College,” said President Charlotte P.  Morris. “This MOU is long overdue. We have been working together, collaborating for many years, we have just not made it official.  Tuskegee University is proud to solidify this partnership, allowing even more students to enjoy the Tuskegee Experience. This collaboration allows Trenholm students to continue their education at Tuskegee and more comfortably advance their academic aspirations.”

TU President Dr. Charlotte P. Morris signing MOU
Morris signing MOU.

Dr. Kemba Chambers, President of Trenholm State Community College, stated “We are thrilled to have a new partnership with Tuskegee University. The signing of this articulation agreement is historic and monumental, as this is our first articulation and partnership with Tuskegee University. Having this articulation agreement in place will provide future educational pathways for our students to seamlessly transfer to Tuskegee to complete their bachelor’s degree,” continued Dr. Chambers. Through this partnership, Trenholm State students will have a seamless transfer process, opportunities for transfer scholarships, advising from Tuskegee University advisors, as well as access to other student services and athletic events.

“This is the first HBCC articulation with Tuskegee University,” said Dr. Chambers. “With the signing of the MOU, we want to ensure when our students decide on a specific major, they can transfer without interruption.”

About Trenholm State Community College:

H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college located in Montgomery, AL. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to provide technical certificates and associate degree programs. As part of the Alabama Community College System, it operates two campuses that provide educational services for Montgomery and the surrounding area. Learn more at

About Tuskegee University:

Dr. Kemba Chambers, president of Trenholm State Community College signing MOU
Chambers signing MOU.

Founded in 1881, Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama. Tuskegee is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically, and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and workforce preparation in the sciences, professions, and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Tuskegee University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Learn more at


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