HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS) students recently visited Nashville as part of its annual spring Educational Excursion.
During the two-day trip, the group visited multiple Nashville landmarks including the Nashville Farmer’s Market, The Hermitage, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the historic RCA Studio B, the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Parthenon.
Wallace State had 41 SSS students travel to Nashville.
“Looking back over the evaluations, the Parthenon, Frist Arts Museum and RCA Studio B, where several students got their picture made sitting at the piano where Elvis sat and recorded songs, were the places they liked the most,” said S.F. Lovell of Wallace State’s TRIO/SSS Department. Some students also participated in the Nick Cave Blanket Statement Community Art Project, which was among Lovell’s favorite stop for them.
“For several of my students this is their vacation, Most have never been very far from the Cullman area. Students who attend the trip get to know each other and form friendships. We also get to know them better outside of the academic world.”
SSS has visited other historic Southern cities in recent years, including, Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Memphis, Tenn.
Wallace State’s Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the federal TRIO program that offers academic assistance to 200 participants each academic year. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivated students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. To qualify for the program, students must either be a first generation college student, of low income or have a documented disability or a combination of all three and have an academic need.
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