Wallace State baseball’s Braxton Light, Blake Rivera drafted by Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants respectively

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State pitchers Braxton Light and Blake Rivera were each selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Light was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 24th round, while Rivera, a freshman, was drafted in the 32nd round by the San Francisco Giants. With Light and…

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Wallace State graduate David Hinds begins BioTrain internship at HudsonAlpha

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – David Hinds was one of the first Wallace State students to show interest last fall in a newly formed genetics research club on campus. It ultimately led to him earning a summer internship at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville as part of the BioTrain 2017 program. Hinds began the internship…

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Breakfast celebrates Future Foundation scholarship recipients, donors

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Future Foundation recently hosted its fourth Scholarship Celebration Breakfast, during which it was announced the Foundation would be awarding almost $100,000 in scholarships to 80 students for the upcoming year. Another $15,000 to $20,000 in dual enrollment scholarships will be awarded to area high school students. “Today’s…

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Run raises almost $7,000 for Connor Strickland Memorial Scholarship

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — More than 120 runners ran through clouds of colored powder during the Connor Strickland Memorial Color Run 5K and Fun Run held recently at Wallace State Community College, helping to raise almost $7,000 for the John Connor Strickland Memorial Scholarship Fund. “I was amazed and very grateful,” said Jill Strickland, Connor’s mother,…

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Wallace State holding commencement exercises May 12

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  Kenya Relief Founder Steve James to be honored with Distinguished Alumni Award   HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College and President Vicki Karolewics will host Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Tom Drake Coliseum, starting at 6 p.m.  More than 500 students are expected to participate in the ceremony, with nearly…

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Walker recognized at CMA Music Teachers of Excellence ceremony

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Dr. Jim Walker, the first director of music programs at Wallace State Community College was honored recently by the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation at its CMA Music Teachers of Excellence ceremony, hosted by Little Big Town. Jimi Westbrook, an alumnus of Wallace State, is a member of the award-winning music group…

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