The Alabama Community College System is preparing to join the State of Alabama and the nation as it shows appreciation to the more than 19 million veterans, of whom more than 400,000 call Alabama home, for their service to our country. ACCS Chancellor Mark Heinrich has proclaimed the week of November 10-14, 2014, as the Alabama Community College System’s Veterans Appreciation Week.
Alabama Community College System employees mourn the loss of Dr. Judy M. Merritt who passed away on Sunday, Oct 19. Dr. Merritt was the longstanding president of Jefferson State Community College. She retired from that position in June of this year.
The dual enrollment program allows high school students to take courses that earn both college credit and high school credit simeloutaneously. This allows students to either get ahead in their college education or to enter the workforce sooner with a marketable techical skill or trade.
Recently, WHNT News of Huntsville covered the impact that the Alabama Community College System's Dual Enrollment Program is having on students in northern Alabama.
State lawmakers and representatives with the Alabama Community College System predict a new tax credit will help boost funding and enrollment in the state's career technical dual enrollment program for high school students.
"In my opinion, this is the beginning," said Rep. Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa.
Wallace Community College baseball coach Mackey Sasser will soon be featured on ESPN. That, thanks to Academy Award winning producer and director Alex Gibney.
Gibney, the president of Jigsaw Productions, is producing a segment for ESPN's award winning "30 for 30" documentary series.
The Altrusa Club of Dothan presented a donation of $19,307.99 to fund the Kate Register Nursing Scholarship for Wallace Community College. Created in honor of Mrs. Kate Register, a founding member of the Altrusa Club, the scholarship has been given to a deserving nursing student since 2007.
Mrs. Dorma Granger, Altrusa Club Treasurer, and Mrs. Sue Hicks, Altrusa Club Board member, presented the donation on behalf of the Altrusa Club of Dothan, to the WCC Foundation to fund future scholarships in memory of Mrs. Register.
This week, the Nursing and Allied Health departments at Calhoun Community College, in partnership with Decatur General Hospital and Athens-Limestone Hospital, will host the 14th annual 'Let's Pretend Hospital' for area first graders. The event is scheduled for April 8-11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day.
According to Brett McGill, dean of the Health Sciences division at Calhoun, "'Let's Pretend' is a project that provides first graders with 'friendly' and age-appropriate information about what actually takes place when someone is admitted to the hospital." The 'hospital' is assembled in Calhoun’s state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center on the Decatur campus by nursing and allied health program students and faculty, who spend months planning and preparing for the event. "All the information presented in this mock hospital setting is done on a non-threatening, first grade level," said McGill.
The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has selected three finalists in the Alabama’s Future alumni scholarship contest launched late last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the System’s formation.
Sophomore Antoinette Cooper was named the National Grand Prize Winner of the Verizon Wireless Ultimate Reign Competition, an annual video contest held among students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The Alabama Community College System is delivering a steady supply of trained workers for the state’s most in-demand occupation -- registered nurse.