News Staff Report
Each year, Rosa Parks’ legacy as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement is honored with a prayer breakfast on a date near her birth date. This year, Lillie Johnson and her group (the Yellow Hat Society) will host the 14th annual event Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m., in the Greater Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall. Everyone age 16 and older is invited to attend this free breakfast and program.
This year’s speaker is no stranger to Atmore nor to the higher education community in this area.
Vinson J. Bradley is a graduate of Baldwin County High School, Class of 1994; Faulkner State Community College, where he earned an Associate of Applied Science in Microcomputer Networking; Huntingdon College, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management; and Spring Hill College, Masters of Liberal Arts with a Concentration in History. He is currently working towards a Doctor of Education concentrating in Organizational Leadership.
Bradley is the Dean of Student Services at Coastal Alabama Community College. Prior to accepting that position, he was the Dean of Enrollment Management at Coastal Alabama Community College and Director of Operations for Huntingdon College Evening Studies.
He has been active in the North Baldwin community serving as past chairman for the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, board member of North Baldwin Coalition for Excellence in Education, member of the North Baldwin Infirmary Foundation Board, member of Young Professionals of the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, board member of United Way of Baldwin County Executive, member of the North Baldwin Relay For Life Committee, board member of United Bank CDFI. He currently serves as president of the Atmore (AL) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Incorporated.
In January 2014, Bradley was awarded the Harry B. Still Distinguished Service Award at the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting for his community service work. Under his leadership, Huntingdon College Evening Bachelors in Baldwin County was awarded the 2016 Small Business of the Year by the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, 2016, and 2018, Business Alabama Magazine selected Bradley as one of their Movers and Shapers in Baldwin County. 1n 2019, he was featured in the book Rising Leaders in Baldwin County.
Bradley is the father of three daughters, Jasmine a first-year graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham majoring in Occupational Therapy; and twins Jessica and Kaitlyn, both graduates of Huntingdon College in May 2019.