Recent graduate Morelia Tinajero named 2017-2018 Wallace State SSS Student of the Year

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State graduate Morelia Tinajero has been named the 2017-2018 Student Support Services (SSS) Student of the Year. Last Friday night, she also became the first person in her family to graduate from college. Tinajero, 21, has five siblings, ranging from 20 years old to an infant. “I’m honored to be named…

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‘Inspiring’ students graduate from Wallace State’s Fast Track Academy/Fast Track for Industry programs

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College’s Fast Track Academy and Fast Track for Industry students were recognized recently during a special graduation ceremony honoring 23 Fast Track Academy graduates and 26 Fast Track for Industry graduates. Both programs allow high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to simultaneously earn their high school and college…

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Wallace State’s Talent Search students recognized during annual TRIO Day

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State’s Talent Search students were celebrated recently at the annual TRIO Day on campus. TRIO Day is for students in 6th-9th grades from participating service area schools, many of whom are first generation potential college attenders, voluntarily participating in a wide variety of college readiness activities. The group was treated to…

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Wallace State Community College wins record 31 gold medals, 55 overall at SkillsUSA competition

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College’s students continue to shine at the state SkillsUSA competition. Wallace State recently had a record 31 first-place finishers at the event, each winning a gold medal, and the college once again collected the Highest Participation Award and Highest Membership Award. “SkillsUSA brings out the best in students. Each…

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Wallace State Holds Ceremony for Scholarship Recipients

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Area students awarded scholarships by Wallace State Community College were recognized during a celebration of student achievement on campus recently. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Wallace State will award more than $1.2 million in Presidential, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Leadership, Health, Career Technical, Performing Arts, Athletic, Summer Honors and other scholarships in addition to…

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Wallace State celebrates Earth Day with Dr. Todd Steury’s visit, Planting Seeds Community Garden awareness

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College recently continued its tradition of celebrating Earth Day, welcoming Auburn University professor Dr. Todd Steury, a wildlife ecologist, as a special guest to campus. Dr. Stuery, an assistant professor at Auburn since 2008, presented on “Unseen Rare and Extirpated and Mythological Mammals of Alabama,” educating an engaged crowd…

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Wallace State alum and county music singer Kip Moore continues to churn out hits

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Long before country music star Kip Moore hit the airwaves and became a household name, he was strumming his guitar and belting tunes on Wallace State golf road trips or staging impromptu concerts at his Hanceville apartment. Moore, who has recorded country chart toppers like “Something’ Bout a Truck,” “Pretty Girl” and…

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Wallace State Flight Technology/Aviation graduate Aaron Mathis giving back to college through Foundation scholarship

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Aaron Mathis has had a passion for flying as long as he can remember. And, at only 22 years old, Mathis is making sure current Wallace State Flight Technology/Aviation students have the same opportunities. Through Wallace State’s Future Foundation, Mathis has established a scholarship for future flight professionals. The inaugural scholarship will…

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There are many paths to a degree

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By Anna Parrish Deciding to get my GED wasn’t something that was planned for but it ended up being very beneficial. When I was growing up, there were certain assumptions and stigmas associated with receiving a GED rather than a high school diploma, but I didn’t fit any of those. I was actually very smart…

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