Individuals participating in the ribbon cutting included, from left, Senator Paul Bussman, Winston County Superintendent Greg Pendley, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, Senator Tim Wadsworth and Winston County Circuit Clerk J.D. Snoddy.

Wallace State Community College celebrates Winston County Works project with Gov. Bentley in attendance

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Celebrating a project that will provide workforce training to approximately 250 students over the next year, Wallace State Community College held an Open House and ribbon cutting for its Winston County Works initiative at Winston County Technical Center in Double Springs on Wednesday. “Education is so vital to producing skilled workers in…

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Wallace State Continuing Education revamps Lifelong Learning program for area senior citizens

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  HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Continuing Education department at Wallace State Community College is revamping its Lifelong Learning program for area residents ages 50 and over, offering a new membership plan that grants participants access to all of the programs and courses presented each semester. Rather than paying for each service or course, the members…

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Talent Search program receives $415,000 grant to help area students

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — A program that helps students who may not normally think they could attend college do just that has been extended at Wallace State Community College thanks to a federal grant. WSCC has been awarded $415,920 to continue funding for its Talent Search program during 2016-2107. The grant is expected to be extended for…

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Wallace State’s Jamie Robertson named 2016 Alabama Adult Education Staff Person of the Year

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s Jamie Robertson, the Adult Education Program’s Administrative Assistant, recently received the most outstanding Staff Person of the Year at the 2016 Alabama Adult Education Awards Luncheon held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Ballroom. The Staff Person of the Year Award recognizes individuals for their work and personal growth from being…

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Christie Thomas, right, receives her Adult Education diploma from Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics during the GED commencement. Thomas also received the Hope House Scholarship.

Wallace State’s Adult Education conducts 2016 GED Commencement, 178 students graduating this year

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Christie Thomas, like many GED (general education development) graduates, let the smiles and tears of joy flow abundantly last week as a new class was recognized by the Wallace State Adult Education Department at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. “I don’t know how to put into words how much it means to…

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Wallace State Academic Excellence award winner began college career decades after dropping out of high school

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Jeffrey Johns, 55, dropped out of school in the 10th grade and didn’t attempt to earn his GED until three years ago when a genetic disease forced him to give up his job as a truck driver. During the recent commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 at Wallace State Community College…

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Dr. Kelley Jones named Wallace State-Oneonta instructional site director

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Dr. Kelley Jones has been named the first director of the Wallace State-Oneonta instructional site. Jones has served as Wallace State’s Adult Education Director since April 2006 and been employed at the college since 2002, when she began an electronics technology instructor. The Wallace State-Oneonta campus is scheduled to conduct its first…

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ACCS announces discount for GED READY® Practice Test

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MONTGOMERY, ALA. — The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), along with member colleges and other GED® testing centers supported by ACCS, announces that now through March 31, students across the state can save 50 percent on the cost of the GED Ready® practice test. According to GED® Testing Service, the GED Ready® practice test is…

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Wallace State Steps Up To Ease Commercial Driver Shortage

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — A nationwide shortage of long-haul truck drivers is hitting home for trucking company owners.  To help address the problem, Wallace State College-Hanceville has a plan to assist individuals needing training and companies who need drivers trained. “The college made a decision to increase the number of trucks, instructors and to…

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