Miles College recently announced acclaimed actress Bern Nadette Stanis as its Artist in Residence for 2013. Stanis, popular for her role as Thelma on the 70′s sitcom ‘Good Times,’ will teach master classes in acting and improvisation at the Birmingham HBCU until December.
“Everyone here has pride in the school,” she told AL.com in October. “They want excellence, I see excellence. The spirit of the school is so beautiful. I want to do as much as I can to help.”
Stanis replaces Robin Givens, who served as the college’s inaugural artist in residence last year.