Author/athlete Tricia Downing delivers inspirational message during Common Read presentation

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Author Tricia Downing delivered an inspiring presentation at Wallace State Community College recently as she was welcomed to campus in conjunction with the annual Common Read initiative. Downing was an avid cyclist, competing in prestigious events across the U.S., when her life was altered in 2000. She was hit by a motorist…

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Lost history found at Wallace State through research collection under Robert Davis’ guidance

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  The family and local history research collection in the library of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville draws questions and researchers from far and near. It has received national recognition from the National Archives of the United States, the Church of Latter-Day Saints, and the American Association for State and Local History…

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Wallace State to welcome Common Read author Tricia Downing to campus on Oct. 4

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College will welcome author Tricia Downing to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 a.m. at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre in the Student Center. Downing’s memoir, “Cycle of Hope: A Journey from Paralysis to Possibility,” is currently serving as Wallace State’s selection for its annual Common Read initiative.…

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Wallace State Genealogy Department expands collection

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Through donations and purchases, Wallace State Community College is making a huge expansion of one of the area’s best resources for searching family origins. Several hundred books, documents, and microfilms have been added. The new material is broad and eclectic including books to locate German parish records; newspaper abstracts on Cullman and…

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Wallace State professor Robert Davis speaks at Van Creek Battlefield commemoration

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Robert S. Davis, renowned professor of history and family research expert at Wallace State, spoke at the 10th annual commemoration of the Battle of Van Creek (Ga.) on December 3. That clash of arms occurred on Feb. 11, 1779, but the commemoration is held so as not to conflict with the ceremonies for the subsequent Battle of Kettle…

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Wallace State’s Genealogy Collection set to receive new additions; Community Education genealogy classes also available in fall

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s extensive Genealogy and Family and Regional History Collection will feature some new additions in the upcoming months. Wallace State’s Robert Davis, a long-time history and genealogy professor, said the college is set to receive a collection of Civil War spy reports from the Union, federal court cases dating back to…

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Wallace State history professor recognized by Texas genealogy society 

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Longtime Wallace State history professor and genealogy expert Robert S. Davis is the recipient of the 2014 Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck Distinguished Service Award from the Dallas Genealogical Society in Dallas, Texas. The award is in recognition of Davis’s respected career as a teacher, writer, researcher and lecturer. Davis, who has been an…

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