Wallace State-Oneonta conducting first welding classes during spring semester

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ONEONTA, ALA. – Wallace State-Oneonta has its first welding classes underway. The 10-booth welding station at Oneonta features state-of-the-art Lincoln Electric equipment. Like in Hanceville, welding students spend part of the day in the classroom and the other half working in the welding lab. “The welding classes are going great so far. The students enrolled…

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Women thriving, enjoying experience in Wallace State’s Technical Division’s male-dominated fields

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Maci Key wasn’t sure of the career field she wanted to pursue until Wallace State’s Jonathan Minyard visited her high school to discuss the college’s Machine Tool Technology program. Meanwhile, Melanie Patterson was ready for a new challenge after working nearly 20 years in the newspaper industry. Key and Patterson both decided…

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Wallace State’s Quiz Bowl team has won three straight tournaments this semester

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Quiz Bowl team recently accomplished a feat sponsor Christine O’Leary hasn’t witnessed in 20+ years as the coach. Wallace State’s team, made up of four freshman, won all three tournaments its competed in this fall, including the 2016 Desoto Disquietude tournament at Central Alabama Community College on Dec. 2. “I…

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Wallace State’s Horticulture program continues tradition of adorning state Capitol with poinsettias

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Horticulture/Agricultural Production Department has continued its holiday tradition of adorning the Governor’s Office and Capitol building rotunda with its poinsettias recently. The horticulture program grows and delivers approximately 300 poinsettias each Christmas season. Students start growing the red, pink and white plants in the spring of each year and nurture…

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Wallace State biology students gaining valuable genetics research experience with HudsonAlpha representatives

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Thanks to Wallace State graduate Casey Smith teaming up with Dr. Jeremy Prokop at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a group of current biology students at Wallace State are getting a leg up in genetics research. Every other Tuesday since late September, interested students within the biology department are meeting at Wallace State’s School of…

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Wallace State professor Robert Davis speaks at Van Creek Battlefield commemoration

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Robert S. Davis, renowned professor of history and family research expert at Wallace State, spoke at the 10th annual commemoration of the Battle of Van Creek (Ga.) on December 3. That clash of arms occurred on Feb. 11, 1779, but the commemoration is held so as not to conflict with the ceremonies for the subsequent Battle of Kettle…

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Katie Fine, who attended Wallace State from 2009-2011, is the owner of Karma’s Coffee House in Cullman.

Wallace State graduate Katie Fine, owner of Karma’s Coffee House, among the youngest entrepreneurs in the area

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Katie Fine made it a point to participate in campus activities when she was enrolled at Wallace State from 2009-2011. “It made me feel good to get involved any way I could. It helped me become more confident in myself and around my peers.” Fine said. “I’ve always felt it’s good to…

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Wallace State’s ‘2+2’ poultry science program receives donation from Peco Foods, Inc.

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College’s ‘2+2’ Poultry Science program recently received a check worth $7,000 from the USPOULTRY Foundation through a grant made possible by a contribution from the Tuscaloosa-based Peco Foods, Inc. Instituted in 2013 at Wallace State, the ‘2+2’ partnership with Auburn University’s Poultry Science program allows students to complete their…

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