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Wallace State graduate Javier Morales to speak twice this week on campus in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s Diversity Committee is hosting alumnus Javier Morales on campus this week for multiple presentations. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Morales will speak to Wallace State Learning Communities students on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Burrow Center Recital Hall. Morales is also scheduled to conduct a professional development for Wallace State…

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Fire at Unused Concession Stand on Campus

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Hanceville, Ala. — Hanceville Fire Department responded to a self-contained fire at an unused concession stand at the old soccer field on the Wallace State campus Saturday morning. Wallace State campus police officer Shane Drake noticed smoke from the building at around 8:10 a.m. It is thought that the fire began on the back (westernmost)…

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Students in the Wallace State Community College Student Government Association pose for a photo with Chancellor Mark Heinrich and Sen. Paul Bussman, at left, while the two were on the Hanceville campus for a meeting with WSCC President Vicki Karolewics and other legislators.

Community Colleges Addressing Workforce Demands

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Community colleges in Alabama prepare workers for almost 75 percent of the jobs in the state, yet receive only 24 percent of the funding from the budget set aside for higher education. Combined with competition to attract and keep faculty, tuition increases that prevent those who need an education most from attending…

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Wallace State’s Stephanie Eckerd, left, and Teryn Simmons attempt to block a shot from Jeff Davis in their match on Friday.

Wallace State volleyball wins 11th straight match with comfortable victory over Jeff Davis

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to 11 with a comfortable 25-10, 25-10, 25-9 victory over Jeff Davis at Tom Drake Coliseum on Friday afternoon. Freshman Sidney Cooper had eight kills and six digs and Savanna Tidwell finished with nine digs and five kills as the Lions continued their dominance in Alabama…

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Wallace State to host Wayne and Lori Earl, the parents of Esther Earl, who inspired “The Fault in Our Stars,” on Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

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HANCEVILLE – Esther Earl considered herself a regular teenager. The legacy she left behind suggests otherwise. Wayne and Lori Earl, the parents of Esther Earl, who inspired The New York Times best seller, “The Fault In Our Stars,” will visit Wallace State Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m., to share the life and…

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Wallace State’s Sarah Ellen Battles, left, and Savanna Tidwell converge on a Gadsden State volley during Wednesday’s match.

Wallace State volleyball coasts past Gadsden State, extends winning streak to 10

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State volleyball’s team remained perfect in Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) action on Wednesday, blanking rival Gadsden State at Tom Drake Coliseum. One of Wallace State’s assets this season is its depth across the board, and the Lions used that to win convincingly, 25-12, 25-9, 25-20, in one of the more anticipated matches…

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