HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State recently hosted its third annual college Showcase at Tom Drake Coliseum, allowing approximately 1,400 sophomores from the area a chance to preview the programs and opportunities available at the college.

Wallace State hosted high schools from Blount, Cullman and Winston Counties, all within the college’s service area.

Students initially arrived at the Wellness Center, where they were welcomed by the Wallace State Jazz Band and Cheerleaders and given instructions as to how to proceed. Students then visited Tom Drake Coliseum where Wallace State programs – ranging from academic, health, applied technologies and STEM majors to dual enrollment/Fast Track, success coaching, student activities, athletics and more – had informational displays and booths set up, highlighting their offerings.

“It is truly one of my favorite events here at Wallace State because it affords our service-area 10th-grade students the opportunity to view every meta-major at one time. The sophomore year in high school is a crucial time to begin thinking about careers and goals, and our Showcase allows these students the chance to engage in the programs first-hand, while meeting the faculty that teach them,” said Dr. Beth Bownes Johnson, Wallace State’s Dean of Academic Affairs. “All divisions of the college come together to sponsor the event, and a myriad of Wallace State students serve as guides and relay information concerning activities and clubs available during the college experience.”

High schools visiting the Showcase were Addison, Cold Springs, Cullman, Fairview, Good Hope, Hanceville, Hayden, Holly Pond, J.B. Pennington, Meek, Southeastern, Susan Moore, Vinemont and West Point.

Multiple schools shared their Showcase experience on social media, tagging Wallace State.

Wallace State’s Singers also provided entertainment for the high school students.

Along with Blount, Cullman and Winston Counties, Wallace State’s service area includes parts of Marshall and Morgan Counties.

For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu.

You can view more Showcase pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallacestate/albums/72157688081202804

Wallace State Collision Repair student Timothy Robinson demonstrates an aspect of his program to students during the 2017 Wallace State Showcase.

Wallace State Collision Repair student Timothy Robinson demonstrates an aspect of his program to students during the 2017 Wallace State Showcase.

 

Wallace State Massage Therapy students Holly Posey, left, and Kimberly Siegel were among the program students giving massages throughout the Showcase.

Wallace State Massage Therapy students Holly Posey, left, and Kimberly Siegel were among the program students giving massages throughout the Showcase.

 

Sara Tidwell, Wallace State’s Sim Tech assistant, engages with Fairview sophomore Antonio Sifuentes at the Nursing Department table.

Sara Tidwell, Wallace State’s Sim Tech assistant, engages with Fairview sophomore Antonio Sifuentes at the Nursing Department table.

 

Wallace State’s mascot checks out the Dental Hygiene booth.

Wallace State’s mascot checks out the Dental Hygiene booth.

 

Jaime Kilpatrick of the Medical Laboratory Technician program signs one of the students’ passports during the Showcase.

Jaime Kilpatrick of the Medical Laboratory Technician program signs one of the students’ passports during the Showcase.

 

Wallace State Jazz Band members Gabrielle Leak, left, and Ashley Amason perform for the sophomores in attendance at the Wellness Center.

Wallace State Jazz Band members Gabrielle Leak, left, and Ashley Amason perform for the sophomores in attendance at the Wellness Center.

 

Wallace State’s Singers provided entertainment at Tom Drake Coliseum.

Wallace State’s Singers provided entertainment at Tom Drake Coliseum.

 

Wallace State’s Adrian Scott discusses the Visual Communications program to a pair of Showcase visitors.

Wallace State’s Adrian Scott discusses the Visual Communications program to a pair of Showcase visitors.

 

Wallace State Building Construction instructor Lynn White poses with a large Jenga game.

Wallace State Building Construction instructor Lynn White poses with a large Jenga game.

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Russell Moore

Staff Writer, Communications and Marketing

Wallace State Community College

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