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There are many paths to a degree

in Academic, Adult Education, Alumni, Headlines

By Anna Parrish Deciding to get my GED wasn’t something that was planned for but it ended up being very beneficial. When I was growing up, there were certain assumptions and stigmas associated with receiving a GED rather than a high school diploma, but I didn’t fit any of those. I was actually very smart…

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Community colleges hold key to future

in Alumni, Community, Headlines

Reprinted with permission by The Cullman Times David Palmer dpalmer@cullmantimes.com Randall Shedd is well known for his work through the Commission on Aging and a long political career that eventually led to a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. A two-term Cullman County Commission chairman, Fairview mayor and second-term state representative, Shedd became familiar…

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UAB Nurse Manager Jamie Hammock: A Wallace State success story

in Alumni, Community, Headlines, Health

Reprinted with permission by The Cullman Times   BENJAMIN BULLARD bbullard@cullmantimes.com   There’s a sort of positive feedback loop between the Wallace State Nursing program and its lengthy list of successful graduates, and no one epitomizes it better than Hanceville’s Jamie Hammock. A 1990 graduate of Wallace State’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program, Hammock continues…

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A turning point of knowledge, success

in Alumni, Community, Headlines

Reprinted with permission by The Cullman Times   DAVID PALMER dpalmer@cullmantimes.com   Dale Greer had been in the workforce 15 years when he made career change, a move that was accompanied by the courage to go back to college. At first, Greer, who serves as director of the Cullman Economic Development Agency, was skeptical about…

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Wallace State dual enrollment student Grayson Phillips succeeding in welding and with outdoor equipment foundation

in Academic, Community, Dual Enrollment, Headlines, Technical

HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State dual enrollment welding student Grayson Phillips is an avid hunter, outdoorsman and loves playing basketball. More importantly, Phillips also has a passion for helping others who, like him, are physically disabled. Phillips, who is currently in his fourth semester in Wallace State’s welding program, was born with Spina Bifida, a…

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