From the Desk of the National President


February 18, 2023

My Fellow Talladegans and Friends,

We are nearing the end of the second month of 2023. This is a time when resolutions made at the start of the year exist in one of three states: 1) strongly established; 2) achievable but wavering; 3) totally abandoned. In addition to the predictable, personal goals (eat healthy, exercise more, communicate with family and friends), I included three commitments on my 2023 list.  As I complete my term as TCNAA President I am committed to having a fair, contested election, to growing the Legacy Fund, and to have a successful Triennial.  Unlike my personal goals, I need your assistance on these three items.

The nominating committee and I are confident that we can field a stellar slate of candidates for this election.  I encourage those of you with skills and talents to consider nominating yourselves for all positions in the organization.  For more information and to access election documents please click HERE. Nominations will be accepted until February 24th and can be sent to any member of the committee.  Their contact information is listed below.  Act now to help shape the future of the TCNAA.

The year-to-year growth of the Legacy Fund has been both impressive and encouraging.  Since its 2018 inception, the fund has raised and contributed more than $500,000.00 to Talladega College.  Previously I expressed a desire to transition the fund to an annual fund, administered by the college; however, the structure to support that transition is not yet in place.  I acknowledge that the current structure is very popular with alumni, but it seems appropriate at this time that a final decision be left up to the incoming TCNAA administration. We will officially launch and report on the 2023 Legacy Campaign in my next update.

Triennial Reunion XVI will be held at the Birmingham Hilton (UAB) July 27th through July 30th.  The Birmingham Chapter Executive Team is working with representatives of the TCNAA Board to complete plans for the event and to publish the schedule.  Information on securing your room in the reserved block is available at  We will post updates to plans on the TCNAA website as they become available.

We will hold our TCNAA quarterly meeting on Saturday, February 25th, starting at 12:00 p.m.  Central.  The Zoom link is included below.

If asked, I would classify each of my TCNAA focused goals as “achievable.”  Plans are developed and I am confident that we have the infrastructure in place to be successful.  But to move from achievable to fait accompli we need your participation.   I am committed.  I hope that you are as well.

Russell Holloway, 70

TCNAA Nominating committee for 2023

Delesilyn Elston (

Luther Garrison (

Anthony McGee (

Valorie Moore (

Denise Perryman (


Legacy Fund Campaign Contributors