Gudgers part of Wallace State’s history, success

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Between the two of them, Dot and Garlan Gudger, Sr., spent 30 years at Wallace State Community College, educating students and building programs as the college grew. Dot Denning Gudger worked there first, hired in 1965 by Ben Johnson after his appointment to head the new trade school. She had one more…

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WaLLi proves to be a big success at Wallace State

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  HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Just in its first semester, the new Wallace State Lifelong Learning Institute, or WaLLi, is proving to be a big hit with local citizens age 50 and over. “It’s marvelous,” Melinda Edwards said of the success of the program. Edwards, Wallace State’s Dean of Institutional Outreach, is in charge of the…

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Wallace State’s Krigbaum recognized with OTA Award of Excellence

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. — The Alabama Occupational Therapy Association recently recognized Kelly Krigbaum, instructor and clinical fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Wallace State Community College, with the OTA Award of Excellence. “That award is given to one Occupational Therapy Assistant who has demonstrated excellence in their profession or their area of practice,”…

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Sequence Health to Open in Cullman, Incubating at WSCC

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HANCEVILLE, Ala.—CEO John Richmond announced Wednesday that Sequence Health will expand into Alabama with a new medical contact center in Cullman. The announcement was made at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, which is providing incubator space for the company to get up and running while a more permanent 15,000 foot facility is constructed in…

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Students, employers appreciate getting chance to mingle at job fair

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — For the employers, the job fair hosted Wednesday at Wallace State Community College was a chance to get their name on the minds of potential employees. For the students, it was a chance to get their names and faces in front of a potential employer. About a dozen area employers were on…

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Wallace State Nursing program officially receives award

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Representatives of Wallace State Community College and its Department of Nursing Education formally received their award for being designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Nursing EducationTM for 2016-2020 from the National League for Nursing (NLN). The recognition came after a rigorous process through which the department outlined its demonstrated and…

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Over 1,200 10th graders to visit Wallace State campus for Showcase 2016

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — More than 1,200 10th graders from area high schools will visit the main campus of Wallace State Community College on October 11 to be introduced to the many programs they have to choose from as they begin making plans for their future. Wallace State’s Showcase 2016 marks the second year for the…

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From left, are Brandon Lindsey, Ethan Alexander and Brian Moody. They have each completed their CDL training through Wallace State’s program after enrolling at the Winston County Works site in Double Springs.

Wallace State’s CDL training in Winston County produces first group of completers

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College has its first CDL (commercial driver’s license) graduates from the Winston County Works project in Double Springs. Students Brian Moody, Brandon Lindsey and Ethan Alexander have each earned their licenses through Wallace State’s CDL program in Double Springs, completing the certificate in four weeks. “I saw an ad…

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Wallace State volleyball notches ACCC wins against Jeff Davis and Southern Union

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s volleyball team picked up two more conference victories over a three-day span, concluding Sunday with a comfortable road victory over Southern Union (25-18, 25-13, 25-12). The Lions (24-1, 10-0 Alabama Community College Conference) also swept Jeff Davis at home on Friday, winning 25-11, 25-10, 25-17. Against Southern Union, Wallace State’s…

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