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Run raises funds for Grant Brown Memorial Scholarship

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — A group of 30 dedicated runners gathered Saturday morning at Wallace State Community College to participate in the third annual Grant Brown Memorial Scholarship 5K. The run is held each year in honor of Grant Brown, who passed away shortly after graduating from Hanceville High School in 2013. The scholarship funds a…

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Wallace State Tutorial Lab resource for all students

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Tutorial Lab on the 8th floor of the James C. Bailey Center has been updated recently to provide students with more options for taking advantage of tutoring services or spaces and equipment they can use to study on their own or in groups. Lisa Smith, Director of the Student Resource Center…

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Wallace State’s men’s tennis team wins ACCC/Region 22 championship

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s men’s tennis team has needed only one season to get back to the pinnacle of the Alabama Community College Conference. The Lions outlasted Marion Military Institute in the men’s ACCC/Region 22 tournament on Saturday at the Jimmy Johns Tennis Complex in Decatur, clinching the championship in the program’s first campaign…

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Wallace State’s tennis teams open postseason play today in Decatur; WSCC softball closes regular season with DH sweep

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s tennis teams open play today in their first Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 tournament since 2004. The two-day event is at the Jimmy Johns Tennis Complex at Point Mallard in Decatur. Wallace State’s men’s team reeled off wins in three consecutive matches to close the regular season, beating Gadsden…

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Dr. Whit Gibbons visits Wallace State for annual Earth Day activities

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State welcomed Dr. Whit Gibbons as a special guest to campus Thursday as the college continued its tradition of celebrating Earth Day. Dr. Gibbons is Professor Emeritus of Ecology at the University of Georgia and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL). Gibbons has written or edited more than 20 books and…

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Winston County Works welding program has produced the best job yet for graduate LaShanda Harrison

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DOUBLE SPRINGS, ALA. –  LaShanda Harrison has worked multiple years as a boilermaker. She’s also been employed as a mechanic, carpenter and for a landscaping company. After completing the welding program through the Winston County Works project, Harrison can now boast she’s a certified welder. Harrison, 36, was among the first graduates of the welding…

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Wallace State PTA hosting color run in memory of Connor Strickland

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Jill Strickland says her son Connor would find it amusing that a 5K and 1 mile fun run is being held in his memory. Connor loved the outdoors and guns, but running wasn’t one of his passions. But on May 6, running – or walking for those who aren’t too passionate about…

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Wallace State’s women’s golf team won the inaugural ACCC/Region 22 tournament championship on Tuesday. Team members are, from left, Abbi Yeager, Annalee Stephens, Madison Autwell, Dalys Mullican, Ashley McCormick and Bradi Ruehl.

Wallace State’s women’s golf team wins inaugural ACCC/Region 22 tournament championship

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s women’s golf team made history Tuesday, winning the first Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 tournament at Cross Creek Golf Course. The Lady Lions built a seven-shot lead over Snead State during Monday’s opening round and won the two-day event by 15 strokes. Wallace State freshman Annalee Stephens was the…

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Wallace State softball’s Ledbetter, Hammonds sign with UNA, UAH respectively

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State softball sophomores Brittany Ledbetter and Amber Hammonds each signed letter of intents recently to continue their collegiate careers at UNA and UAH respectively. There may be no player more mentally strong on Wallace State’s roster than Ledbetter, the team’s sophomore ace on the mound. Ledbetter’s family lost all of their…

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