Presidential Scholarship recipient happy path led her to Wallace State

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Several times in her life, situations beyond her control have put Cierra Barrios on a different path that what she may have preferred. Growing up near New Orleans, she and her family survived the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, only to move away four years later when their surroundings became too dangerous. The…

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Mother, daughter complete nursing degrees together

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — If you are a mother – especially a single mother – you know there are many times that you make sacrifices for your children, sacrifices that sometimes go unnoticed or without acknowledgement because that’s just part of being a parent. And you wouldn’t do anything any differently even if you could because…

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Wallace State has record number 1st-place finishers at SkillsUSA state competition

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College continues to establish new heights in the SkillsUSA state competition. Wallace State recently had a record 15 students finish first in their respective events, and the college earned the Highest Participation Award for the most students competing. Students finishing first and earning a gold medal at the state…

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Wallace State’s Sylas Elliott named Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist; WSCC baseball wraps up regular season

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State sophomore golfer Sylas Elliott has been named a 2016 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award semifinalist. Finalists in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) ranks will be named Wednesday and recipients named June 2. The five finalists to receive the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year…

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Wallace State hosts 2016 Spring Fling for students on Tuesday

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Student Services and Success Coaches hosted the 2016 Spring Fling on Tuesday at the Bevill Building parking lot. On a picture-perfect day, Wallace State students were able to participate in various entertaining activities, including cornhole, human Hungry Hippos and on an inflatable bungee run, and door prizes were given away.…

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Wallace State Community College celebrates Open House at Oneonta campus

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Oneonta, Ala. –  In a historic day in Blount County that caused Denny Kelley, founder of Hometown Bank, to observe, “Wallace State is to Oneonta what Mercedes was to Alabama,” Wallace State Community College celebrated an Open House at its new Oneonta campus on Tuesday. If the excitement among the huge crowd of community members…

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Take pre-requisite courses this summer for fall admission to EMT paramedic program

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students wishing to enter into the Wallace State Emergency Medical Technician’s Paramedic program this fall are encouraged to take summer courses in order to complete pre-requisite courses. “We’re staring a fall paramedic program, so anyone interested in that would need to take their EMT classes in the summer,” said Allen Patterson, head…

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Wallace State CLT students celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students in Wallace State Community College’s Clinical Laboratory Technician program recently celebrated Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. As part of the celebration, the students competed to see who had the steadiest hand and best eye for accuracy, who could best spell the medical terms associated with their field and if they could recognize…

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