The Gulf Coast Challenge, “the Ultimate HBCU Experience” was created to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this enriched community. The event highlights the community’s exclusive interest in HBCUs and the roles that they play in educating aspiring professionals & developing our future leaders.

The Gulf Coast Challenge will attract thousands of fans, alumni, school members and family members from these respected communities. This event also has a goal to raise scholarships funds for the participating schools for years to come. Doing so will help to support the knowledge and experience offered by the discipline, commitment and dedication it takes to be a Historically Black College & University student. Fans and alumni from both institutions will be hosted in Mobile for the love of the game, the passion for their team, the fellowship of the alumni and the untapped fun of this flavorful city.

Alabama A&M University

Historic, Student-Friendly, Community-Focused

Reflecting its heritage as a traditional 1890 land-grant institution, Alabama A&M University (AAMU) functions as a teaching, research, and public service institution, including extension. AAMU is a dynamic and progressive institution with a strong commitment to academic excellence. The serene, intimate campus is situated on “The Hill,” only a short distance from downtown Huntsville, the site of the school’s founding.

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Central State University

Central State University has proudly held accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1949. A team of peer reviewers from HLC will be on campus March 6-7, 2017 to review the University’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

For 130 years, Central State has prepared diverse students for leadership and service. The University’s rich tradition of academic excellence and student engagement speaks to a legacy of student achievement.

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