Karley Edwards, left, a General Studies graduate, and Jamie Walker, a DIesel Technology graduate celebrate at the end of the commencement exercises Friday at Wallace State Communty College in Hanceville.

Wallace State Celebrates 50th Anniversary Commencement

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HANCEVILLE, Ala.—Wallace State Community College in Hanceville and President Vicki Hawsey Karolewics celebrated the college’s 50th anniversary commencement at Tom Drake Coliseum Friday. Approximately 539 students participated in the ceremony while 1,107 earned degrees or certificates this semester. “Graduates, as a member of the class that celebrates Wallace State’s 50th anniversary, you are now forever…

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Mother, daughter complete nursing degrees together

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — If you are a mother – especially a single mother – you know there are many times that you make sacrifices for your children, sacrifices that sometimes go unnoticed or without acknowledgement because that’s just part of being a parent. And you wouldn’t do anything any differently even if you could because…

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Wallace State has record number 1st-place finishers at SkillsUSA state competition

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College continues to establish new heights in the SkillsUSA state competition. Wallace State recently had a record 15 students finish first in their respective events, and the college earned the Highest Participation Award for the most students competing. Students finishing first and earning a gold medal at the state…

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Wallace State Community College celebrates Open House at Oneonta campus

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Oneonta, Ala. –  In a historic day in Blount County that caused Denny Kelley, founder of Hometown Bank, to observe, “Wallace State is to Oneonta what Mercedes was to Alabama,” Wallace State Community College celebrated an Open House at its new Oneonta campus on Tuesday. If the excitement among the huge crowd of community members…

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WSCC Alumni Association plans December trip to the Smokies

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Even though it’s not even summer yet, the Wallace State Community College Alumni Association is in the holiday spirit as it plans a December trip to North Carolina and Tennessee. The four-night Holiday Magic in the Smokies tour is planned for Dec. 5-9, with overnight stays in Asheville, N.C., and Pigeon Forge,…

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Signing letters of intent to join the Salon and Spa Management program were Shayla Denney, front row, center, and Leslie Pecina, both of Fairview High. Also sitting is Salon and Spa Management Instructor Tracy Smith. Pictured on the back row are, from left, Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, Wallace State Dean of Applied Technologies Jimmy Hodges and Wallace State Vice President Dr. Tomesa Smith.

Wallace State’s Applied Technologies Division hosts inaugural Signing Day

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Dean of Applied Technologies Jimmy Hodges could sense the excitement in the room during the Technical Division’s inaugural Letter of Intent Signing Day on Tuesday. “It’s a time to celebrate our career and technical programs, and there was a lot of energy here during these signings. A lot of times…

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Dr. Doug Phillips of “Discovering Alabama” visits Wallace State for Earth Day festivities

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Dr. Doug Phillips, host of “Discovering Alabama” on Alabama Public Television, recently visited Wallace State for Earth Day activities. Phillips’s appearance on campus attracted a mixture of Wallace State students and community members, filling three classrooms at the Wallace State School of Nursing and Center for Science Building. The presentation was simulcast…

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