Stillman College could be getting some significant funding from Google soon.

According to a press release sent to Townsquare Media, Stillman College is one of 20 institutions eligible for Google's cyber funding.

Stillman plans to launch a cybersecurity diversity, equity, and inclusion clinic to provide cyber support to minority-owned small businesses in the Tuscaloosa area in the fall.

Stillman currently has five students being trained as part of a national consortium of institutions that help students pursue careers in cybersecurity. Those students are:

  • Jayden Hubbard, senior, journalism
  • Joshua Lane, senior, interdisciplinary studies
  • Kenyatta Lewis, junior, business/cybersecurity
  • Galen Miller, sophomore, mathematics
  • Ameerreia Rollins, junior, mathematics

"Stillman is expected to apply for Google funding to support program development, equipment, and software to support its community clients, said Dr. Kevin Harris, chair of Computational and Information Sciences in Stillman’s School of Business," the press release said.

The press release states that Stillman’s Cybersecurity Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Clinic will provide cybersecurity best practices and solutions, like how to avoid ransomware and phishing emails, at a pro-bono rate to its clients.

Selected schools will receive monetary support and volunteer mentorship from Googlers and Google Titan Security Keys.

Stillman seems to really be focusing on cyberspace lately.

The college was recently awarded a 2.7 million grant to develop a cybersecurity and information technology training center in Geneva Hall by the United States Economic Development Administration.

That grant is expected to create jobs and generate $1 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates as stated in the press release.

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