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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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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Wallace State Students Recognized for Achievements at Annual Awards Ceremony

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HANCEVILLE, AL—Students at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville were recognized for their achievements at the college’s recent Awards Night Ceremony.  Awards for campus leadership, scholastic achievement, transfer scholarships, and division honors were among those presented at the ceremony. “We celebrate the achievements of all of our students, and this year is especially wonderful because…

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James Kaple overcomes drug addiction, becomes mentor and inspiration in WSCC Machine Tool Technology program

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Stop by Wallace State’s Machine Tool Technology Department, and it’s easy to absorb the family atmosphere within the walls. James Kaple has been one of the shining lights of the family over the past two years and graduates Friday after overcoming a drug addiction that lasted nearly two decades. “I am proof…

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Wallace State’s Garrett Suchey serving as staff ace after Tommy John surgery, graduating with engineering technology degree

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State baseball’s Garrett Suchey faced a lot of uncertainty about his career a little more than two years ago. Suchey was seven games into his freshman season at Wallace State in 2014, tossing 21 2/3 innings before experiencing elbow troubles. Suchey, a former honorable mention All-State selection out of Mortimer Jordan,…

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Brock forging new path with nursing degree

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Mark Brock isn’t your typical college graduate. At 50 years old, he’s already graduated college once and worked for 25 years supporting the Department of Defense’s Space Defense Missile Shield, or Star Wars, program and other security and intelligence programs. But this week, Brock will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree…

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