HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College conducted the first Learning Communities event of the semester for its students last week at the James C. Bailey baseball stadium. Wallace State’s baseball and softball teams combined to play softball against each other, along with the Wallace State Pep Band providing entertainment.

A Wallace State Learning Community or “LC” is a group of students who participate in an organized, group-learning outside of the classroom. Students in a Learning Community share common experiences centered on their academics and community, achieving a deeper understanding of their course’s subject matter and also building relationships with one another. Learning Community opportunities throughout the academic year may also include viewing a film or listening to a guest speaker.

After the Learning Community event, Wallace State’s Alumni Association hosted a Food Truck Grub Fest in the baseball parking lot, allowing students, faculty and staff and the community to get a taste of the food truck craze. The Alumni Association also hosted food trucks on Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Student Center parking lot, using the opportunity as a membership drive.

Dewey’s Cajun Shack, Luna’s BBQ, Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ and Old Town Brick Oven Pizza had trucks on campus during the first day of the grub fest followed by Dewey’s and Johnny’s BBQ the following day.

“We were thrilled with the success we had with the food trucks. Everyone seemed excited and interested, and we had a great turnout. Even the food vendors mentioned how exciting it was to be on a college campus. They said being around college students created an new atmosphere they weren’t used to,” said Wallace State’s LaDonna Allen.

Musical entertainment was provided during the food truck fest by Wallace State students Joel Burks and Sarah Walker, known locally as “The Troupe.”

For more information about Wallace state learning communities visit www.wallacestate.edu/learningcommunities.

 

 

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James C. Bailey Stadium was filled with students from Learning Communities classes.

James C. Bailey Stadium was filled with students from Learning Communities classes.

Wallace State sophomore Tahauny Cleghorn performs the national anthem before the Learning Communities fall kickoff.

Wallace State sophomore Tahauny Cleghorn performs the national anthem before the Learning Communities fall kickoff.

Freshman softball player Jennifer Gonzalez swings high to make contact in the Learning Communities game.

Freshman softball player Jennifer Gonzalez swings high to make contact in the Learning Communities game.

Wallace State sophomore softball pitcher Misty Doran, left, assists Dr. Vicki Karolewics with throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Learning Communities softball game.

Wallace State sophomore softball pitcher Misty Doran, left, assists Dr. Vicki Karolewics with throwing out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Learning Communities softball game.

Wallace State students, from left, Ashley Whisenant of Arab, Derenda Stidham of Fairview, Molly Thompson of Priceville and Austin Miller of Douglas congregate in the James C. Bailey Stadium parking lot as they partake in the Food Truck festivities.

Wallace State students, from left, Ashley Whisenant of Arab, Derenda Stidham of Fairview, Molly Thompson of Priceville and Austin Miller of Douglas congregate in the James C. Bailey Stadium parking lot as they partake in the Food Truck festivities.

Sarah Walker and Joel Burks provided musical entertainment during the Food Truck Grub Fest.

Sarah Walker and Joel Burks provided musical entertainment during the Food Truck Grub Fest.

Wallace State’s Alumni Association hosted the Food Truck Grub Fest after the Learning Communities event and held a membership drive in conjunction with the lunch options.

Wallace State’s Alumni Association hosted the Food Truck Grub Fest after the Learning Communities event and held a membership drive in conjunction with the lunch options.

Wallace State baseball player Alex Urban delivers a pitch to the plate in between his legs.

Wallace State baseball player Alex Urban delivers a pitch to the plate in between his legs.

Wallace State employees Gena Rice, left, and Keisha Miller scanned the parking lot while deciding which food truck to choose from.

Wallace State employees Gena Rice, left, and Keisha Miller scanned the parking lot while deciding which food truck to choose from.

Wallace State employees Leigh Ann Courington, left, and Russell Gann share a conversation before they order from the Dewey’s Cajun Shack food truck.

Wallace State employees Leigh Ann Courington, left, and Russell Gann share a conversation before they order from the Dewey’s Cajun Shack food truck.

Wallace State’s Pep Band, under the direction of Terry Ownby, provided musical entertainment in between innings.

Wallace State’s Pep Band, under the direction of Terry Ownby, provided musical entertainment in between innings.

 

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