Wallace State grad, TVA nuclear training instructor Philip Sharpe shares professional experience with Industrial Electronics students

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Philip Sharpe was among the Wallace State students in instructor Joe Hendrix’s first Industrial Electronics classes in the late 1990’s. Sharpe, now a nuclear training instructor at Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, recently returned to campus and visited Hendrix’s current Industrial Electronics students, enlightening them on the…

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Wallace State’s Industrial Electronics Department adds new mechatronics systems training equipment

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Industrial Electronics student Alan Andrews is on the verge of graduation, yet is somewhat jealous incoming students now have the opportunity to learn from the new mechatronics system added to the department last month. “It’s impressive. I would almost come back and take another course after I graduate just to…

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Wallace State hosts approximately 300 high school students during SkillsUSA Northeast District competition

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College recently hosted the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals for high school students at various campus departments. Students competed in projects at Wallace State’s Automotive Service Technology, Cosmetology, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology and Welding Departments. Carpentry and Cabinetmaking competitions were conducted at Wallace State’s Agricultural Production/Horticulture Department. Awards…

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Good Hope seniors, from left, Jacob Stewart and Colton Kugler listen intently as they are geared up at Cullman Fire and Rescue during the job shadowing event.

Wallace State Community College’s job shadowing event allowed more than 600 high school seniors to observe possible career choices

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – A recent job-shadowing event in the area, organized by Wallace State Community College, provided 618 high school seniors an opportunity to get a glimpse of potential career choices. The event lasted from Jan. 26-30 and Feb. 2 and was made up of seniors from Cullman, Cold Springs, Danville, Fairview, Falkville, Good Hope,…

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Wallace State’s ‘2+2’ poultry science receives donation from American Proteins, Inc.

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – American Proteins, Inc. in Hanceville recently donated a check worth $4,667 to Wallace State Community College’s ‘2+2’ Poultry Science program through a grant from the U.S. Poultry Foundation. Students enrolled in the ‘2+2’ program complete their freshman and sophomore years of college at Wallace State and then transfer to Auburn University for…

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Wallace State graduate Mavon Copeland thriving as a maintenance technologist with Nissan

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Mavon Copeland first took a stab at an engineering degree. Then he spent time in Wallace State’s nursing program. Nothing clicked or made Copeland more comfortable, however, than when he ultimately decided to pursue a degree in Wallace State’s Industrial Electronics program. Copeland has continued to soar within his field ever since.…

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Wallace State Industrial Electronics Instructor Joe Hendrix, left, is joined by Martin Stoeckman, the Director of Siemens Professional Education.

Wallace State instructor Joe Hendrix currently in Germany attending the Siemen Mechatronic Systems Certification Program

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BERLIN, Germany — Wallace State Community College Industrial Electronics Instructor Joe Hendrix is currently attending the Siemen Mechatronic Systems Certification Program training at the Siemens Technik Akademie in Berlin, Germany. The training is Level 2 for the certification of instructors in the “Systems Approach” to Mechatronics. Hendrix attended the Level 1 certification training at California…

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Pictures: Wallace State student Beatrice Woodard of Fairview examines some lettuce that has been produced this year in the Agriculture Production/Horticulture Department. Students will be able to grow more fruits and vegetables in an efficient manner with the sustainable agriculture certificate.

Wallace State Community College to add Sustainable Agriculture certificate beginning with the Spring 2015 semester

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –Wallace State Community College’s Agriculture Production/Horticulture Department is set to unveil a new Sustainable Agriculture certificate option during the Spring 2015 semester, adding yet another intriguing dimension to the program. Sustainable agriculture allows individuals to grow fruits and vegetables organically, using high tunnel greenhouses to cultivate produce year round. For instance, instead of…

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Holly Pond High’s Connor Patterson, left, voices instructions to fellow senior Kayla Rodgers as they compete in the 2014 North Alabama BEST Robotics

Good Hope Middle School, Holly Pond High prevail as North Alabama BEST Robotics top teams, both advance to Auburn University

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Good Hope Middle School and Holly Pond High School stole the show at the 2014 North Alabama BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition, held recently at Wallace State Community College’s Tom Drake Coliseum. In only its second year of competition, Good Hope Middle school capped off an impressive showing by…

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