AACC 21st Century Center, Dennis Pierce, contributor
Wallace Community College has transformed instruction, leading to better completion rates. Here’s what campus leaders have learned from the process.
By making the instruction in its most popular courses more active and relevant, Wallace Community College (WCC), in Alabama, has boosted completion rates and closed achievement gaps among at-risk students. Now, leaders aim to build on this success with a campus-wide completion initiative called “Getting the Tassel.”
Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) was recently awarded the highest Phi Theta Kappa award in the state, the Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award, during the Alabama Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention at Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville, Ala.
Wallace State Community College’s Jeremy Smith, the diesel technology department chair, has been named a recipient of the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award.
The 1:2:7 Imperative addresses the role Alabama community colleges play in preparing the workforce so critical to the state’s economy. This proposal provides data-supported recommendations and specific strategies designed to address workforce development needs. The Alabama Community College System stands ready to collaborate with the state political and business leaders to meet the challenges of providing better jobs for its citizens, better workers for its businesses, and improved economic development for the state
Bevill State Community College administrators recently unveiled plans for a new program that will expose high school students to job opportunities in industry. The Bevill State Career Pathways Academy allows students in Walker, Fayette, and north Tuscaloosa Counties to encounter new career pathways through experiences in career fairs, exploration camps, internships, and industry relevant training.
Pickens County high school students now have greater access to a career in welding thanks to a grant awarded to Bevill State Community College.
The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), along with member colleges and other GED® testing centers supported by ACCS, announces that now through March 31, 2016, students across the state can save 50% on the cost of the GED Ready® practice test.
College joins the first consortium dedicated specifically to advancing success of men of color in community colleges
Calhoun Community College President Dr. James Klauber announced that the college has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color.
“Participation in the M2C3 Consortium will enhance our commitment to improving the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students, including men of color,” Klauber commented.
The Alabama Community College System joins other educational institutions across the nation this month in celebration of national Career and Technical Education (CTE) MonthTM. In recognition of the month, ACCS Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich visited the campus of Trenholm State Community College, where he was accompanied by several of the college’s students as he signed a resolution designating February 2016 as Career and Technical Education Month for the Alabama Community College System.
On February 2, 2016, the Dothan City Commission approved an appropriation of $400,000 to Wallace Community College - Dothan to support the purchase of clinical equipment for the college's new Health Science Building.