Time is running short, but you Stillman athletics supporters still have a chance:

Tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast at the Wynn Center are still on sale for $35 at GoStillman.com/Tickets. The inductees will also be recognized at the Feb. 17 Homecoming basketball games against Life University at noon and 2 p.m. CST.

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Here's a list of the new inductees:


Long time servant of Stillman College and decorated author Dr. Donald Staffo is the first inductee into the Stillman College Athletics Hall of Fame as a contributor. An educator for more than 50 years, Staffo served 33 years at Stillman College. His roles included health and physical education professor, department chair, faculty athletics representative (FAR), sports information director and athletics director. During his time as FAR, he mentored coaches and students alike, helping thousands of Stillman College student-athletes achieve their academic goals while staying on track athletically.


One of the top scorers in Stillman College men's basketball history, Chris Brown led the NAIA in scoring for most of the 1980-81 season. The Holt, Alabama native averaged 33.6 points per game to finish second in the nation in scoring, and first in NAIA District 27, during his senior campaign. In February 1980, Brown scored 55 points in a 104-81 win over Dillard University, the second-most points in a single-game by a Stillman College men's basketball player. A 1981 graduate of Stillman College, Brown died in September 2023, and is being inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously. 


A 1998 Stillman College graduate, Purvis Presha averaged more than 20 points per game three of his four seasons at Stillman College in NCAA Division III from 1992-1996. He finished his career with 21.1 points per game and 1,963 total points to set the Stillman College career scoring record in 1996 under head coach Larry Robinson. He also compiled 506 assists during his career. Presha went on to play professionally in Ireland, Belgium and London, England. He currently resides in Decatur, Georgia.


Spurgeon is the second student-athlete selected to the SC Athletics Hall of Fame for women's volleyball and first in women's track & field. Spurgeon was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Pam Phillips in volleyball, setting Stillman records for single-season service aces (91) and service aces per set (.843). In track and field, Spurgeon won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) women's javelin throw championship in 2011 and 2012 and was runner-up in 2013.  Following her playing career, Spurgeon graduated in 2014 and went on to become a college volleyball head coach. In her first four seasons as a women's volleyball head coach, Spurgeon has been named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year twice and won three GCAC regular season championships, two at Dillard University and one at Talladega College.


A 2010 graduate of Stillman College, Bryan Walker is the first student-athlete to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for men's tennis. A four-year captain for the Tigers from the 2006-07 season through the 2009-2010 season, Walker was an All-Conference selection in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in 2008. He also helped lead Stillman College to its first SIAC trophy in 2013, finishing third in the SIAC tournament. 


A 2013 graduate of Stillman College, Oliver Wells  was a two-sport athlete during his time at Stillman College, Wells helped lead Stillman to the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) 4x400-meter relay championship. Wells was an All-Region selection by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay in 2011. 

The Stillman College Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2022. Selections to the Stillman College Athletics Hall of Fame are made by a vote of the selection committee each December from nominations submitted by Stillman College graduates.

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