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Monday, November 15 - Friday, December 3 Student Art Show, Burrow Center Second Floor, Art Hall
Thursday, December 2 7 p.m. WSCC Basketball vs. Bryan College JV (Tenn.)
Monday, November 22 No Classes/State and Local Professional Development Early Online Registration Begins
Saturday, December 4 2:30 p.m. The Nutcracker, BLH Theatre 7 p.m. The Nutcracker, BLH Theatre
Tuesday, November 23 No Classes/State and Local Professional Development 7 p.m. WSCC Basketball vs. Atlanta Sports Academy
Sunday, December 5 2:30 p.m. The Nutcracker, BLH Theatre
Wednesday, November 24 No Classes/State and Local Professional Development 7:30 a.m. GED Testing Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Holidays/College Closed Friday, November 26 Thanksgiving Holidays/College Closed WSCC Women's Basketball at Ga. Perimeter Tourney Saturday, November 27 WSCC Women's Basketball at Ga. Perimeter Tourney Monday, November 29 Early Onsite Registration Begins 6 p.m. WSCC Basketball vs. Chattanooga State (Tenn.) Tuesday, November 30 7 p.m. Journey College Bible Study Wednesday, December 1 8 a.m. Test Preparation for Ornamental and Turf Pest Control State Permit for Professional Services
Monday, December 13 Online and Onsite Registration Ends First day books can be charged on Pell Grant and Direct Loan Tuesday, December 14 Tuition and Fees Due 5:30 p.m. WSCC Women's Basketball vs. Roane State 7:30 p.m. WSCC Men’s Basketball vs. Roane State
Monday, December 6 5:30 p.m. WSCC Women's Basketball vs. AL Southern Tuesday, December 7 6 p.m. Phlebotomy Info Session 7 p.m. Quartetto Gelato 7 p.m. Community Concert 7 p.m. Journey College Bible Study
Thursday, December 16 Miniterm III (Christmas Interim) Fall Grades Due Online Registration Reopens Friday, December 17 - Wednesday, December 22 Miniterm III (Christmas Interim)
Wednesday, December 8 7:30 a.m. GED Testing 6 p.m. WSCC Basketball at Atlanta Sports Academy
Saturday, December 18 Miniterm III (Christmas Interim) 2 p.m. WSCC Women's Basketball at L.B. Wallace 4 p.m. WSCC Basketball at L.B. Wallace
Thursday, December 9 - Wednesday, December 15 FINAL EXAMS
Wednesday December 22 - Friday December 31 Christmas Holidays/College Closed
Thursday, December 9 7 p.m. Vivaldi’s "Gloria" / Performances by Concert Band and Choir, BLH Theatre
December 2010 - January 2011 - Exhibit of Japanese Posters on loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Burrow Center First Floor, North Exhibit Hall
Saturday, December 11 5:30 p.m. WSCC Women's Basketball vs. Ga. Perim.
Spring Classes begin January 10. The Spring Semester schedule of classes is now online.
Sunday, December 12 2 p.m. Jazz Band Christmas Concert, Burrow Rectial Hall
For additional dates, please visit www.wallacestate.edu.
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Meet the SGA President By Jessica Cagle Caleb Terry, a 20-year-old WSCC Paramedics major, was elected Wallace State SGA president this month, after a faculty member said that he would make a good president and suggested that he discuss it with Mrs. Hill. Anyone who knows Caleb knows he is not afraid of anything, so even though he hadn’t planned to run for SGA president, he set up an interview with Mrs. Hill, and the rest, as they say, is history. Caleb doesn’t like to talk about himself very much but he was happy to tell me about what the SGA has in the works such as a Campus Clean-up Day. One of the first events that the SGA is sponsoring is a WSCC Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. It will be held in the Wellness Center Practice Gym from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blood Donors will be automatically entered into a drawing for two round trip Delta Airline tickets and will receive an American Red Cross T-shirt. Caleb says, “The SGA’s goal is to hear what the students have to say and what they want accomplished, and put it into action.” Students with ideas for Caleb and the SGA should submit them to the Student Activities Office in the Student Center.
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Everyone should be thankful for something. I am very thankful for all of the oportunities God has given me and everything that I can do. In the spirit of Thanksgiving I have asked several students to share what they are most thankful for. By: Anna Parrish Name: Dontay Harper (on left) Age: 21 Major: Criminal Justice “I’m thankful for having a shot to cheer one more year at Wallace State. Also that I got to meet a good coach that is willing to do anything for his team. Thank you Rob Metcalf.”
Name: Chris Killebrew Age: 19 Major: Computer Science “I am thankful for my family, friends, having a roof over my head, the clothes on my back, and for God blessing me all these years.”
Name: Jessica Lawrence Age: 18 Major: Graphic Desgin “I am thankful for my family and friends.”
Name: Josh Johnson (on right) Age: 19 Major: Teaching “I’m thankful for being able to live healthy everyday.”
Name: Daniela Bartlett Age: 34 Major: Paralegal “I am thankful for everyday that God gives me to spend with my family, especially my kids.”
Name: Aaron Parrish Age: 21 Major: MTT/CNC “I am thankful for being taught by the 3 best instructors on campus. Randy Moon, Gary Mcminn, and John Minyard.”
Name: Mathew Green Age: 19 Major: Occupational Therapy Assistant “I am thankful for Mrs. Rushen, my English 102 teacher, for always helping me do my best.”
Name: Jessica Cagle Age: 19 Major: VCM “I am thankful for my salvation through Jesus Christ, my family, my boyfriend, friends, and the freedom of religion.”
Getting to know WSCC Speech Instructor and Cheerleading Coach Rob Metcalf LION’S PRIDE
Interview by Evan Hicks
Second in a series of interviews with WSCC professors
Evan: Under your coaching, Wallace State’s cheerleading program has been very successful. Could you tell us a little bit about what you think was responsible for those successes? Mr. Metcalf: We’ve been in the top five for the past 10 years and we’ve won a national title twice, in 2004 and 2006. We were second the past two years. So, yeah, we’re one of the community colleges that everyone knows. I took over the cheerleading program in 1995. The funny thing is, it was supposed to be for one year. There were a few kids on that team that wanted it to be more, to be competitive. So, I started recruiting and offering scholarships. Fortunately, I was able to recruit some very talented young men and women and our first year, we made it to finals, which was our goal. And the second year, we got in top three or four. After that, your name gets out there and people get interested in you. I’ve been in the cheerleading world for 30 something years and knew a lot of people, like Linda Gooch and Mike Pare, they were coaches at the University of Southern Florida. They knew my style of coaching, and if they had a young man or woman, very talented, but just didn’t have the ACT scores to get in there, they would send them to me and I would prepare them for a four year school. After we won a national championship, we were really able to recruit people from all over the country. Evan: This year’s squad is shaping up well? Mr. Metcalf: Yes, it is. We have a lot of freshmen this year. I think about nine of the girls are freshmen and about half of the guys. But that’s part of being at a two-year college. We don’t get them for four years like they do at
Auburn orC what’s that school? Evan: Alabama. [Mutual laughter] Evan: I better keep that off the record. Mr. Metcalf: No, Alabama has a great program. They do a great job and so do a lot of four-year universities. You bring in freshmen at a great university though, and they have freshmen and even sophomore year to prepare for real performing whereas, here, they have to come in ready to compete. I think recruiting is one of my strengths and I’m still in contact with a lot of my former cheerleaders. One of the key ones is a man named Jacob Bierman, who cheered here, then Alabama, then up in Kentucky, and then he came back to this area and, the past few years, has come in and helped me coach. It gives us a young perspective and I’ve been here for 15 years, so it’s nice to have another perspective. I think parents would tell you that I don’t just recruit students, I make sure they’re kids are watched over and supervised. My cheerleaders are active on campus, you can see them helping out at a lot of events, they’re expected to do well in their classes, to behave, so that when they go on to a four year school, well, so they can go on to a four year school, and then, once there, be able to excel. Some schools, and I don’t really like saying this, but they treat their cheerleaders like some schools treat their athletes. As long as you perform, you can do whatever, academically and out of the classroom. As long you perform physically, they don’t care. That isn’t the case with me and at Wallace. I joke- it’s like I have my son and he has 24 brothers and sisters. Evan: Where would you like to see the program go in the coming years? Mr. Metcalf: My dream is to see someone come in and handle the coaching and I handle the administrative aspect of it. Because it takes up a
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lot of time and a lot of creativity, you know, to come up with the routines and I’ve been doing it a long time now. My son, Camp, who you know because I talk about him in class a lot, he’s about to go into high school and he’s very active in sports. He really plays, so it would be nice to have more time to spend with him. Evan: Since I’m in your class, I know that in addition to coaching Cheer, you also teach speech. Do you prefer one to the other? Mr. Metcalf: No, they’re really completely different. I don’t prefer one to the other. Because I think learning should be fun. And when you teach speech, it’s like teaching grass to grow. People just dread it though. I mean, you speak to people everyday, I just want them to do it in front of people. I think in the top three fears that people have, public speaking and death are usually the top two, which I think is funny because I just love it. Evan: And public speaking usually beats out death. Mr. Metcalf: Right, so I work really hard to get people comfortable in class and I know that people think I get off on these tangents and I do. But, those tangents are really important because they encourage debate, critical thinking, and they get the students comfortable communicating with one another. We really get afraid of opening up, especially in public, so that’s why I share a little about myself or joke around. It allows students the chance to become comfortable around each other and to feel free to open up in front of others. Evan: Do you have any tips for running a successful cheerleading squad? Mr. Metcalf: You’ve got to be or-
ganized and disciplined, or the other way around, disciplined and organized. Even today, I was going over exactly what happens at a game. You do this at a time out and you do this at half time. And these two girls on the squad were talking during a break and saying how much they liked the organization because they felt lost in high school without it. With the proper procedures, they knew what to do. I tell the girls how to wear their hair, no finger nail polish, everyone wears the same color lipstick. Evan: Especially in a state like Alabama which is so passionate about football, cheerleading seems to mostly be for cheering other sports on rather than a competitive sport in and of itself. How much of cheerleading is competition for you and how much is cheering? Mr. Metcalf: I’d say it’s about half and half. Everyone on the squad is a competitor but I remind them that you have to cheer the games, too. My cheerleaders are here to support the school all year round while our performances are about two minutes and a few seconds, then they’re done. I mean, we cheer at games and we prepare for nationals, that’s what we do. I’d say that they’re equally important. Evan: Alright. Thank you very much, Mr. Metcalf. Mr. Metcalf: Thank you.
WSCC requesting your ideas
Wallace State is working on a new marketing campaign to include television advertisements, print advertisements, publications, billboards, etc. to be unveiled in 2011. We'd like your ideas for a tag line and theme. Previous campaigns, for example, were "Who Will You Be?" and "A Life Less Ordinary." Please let us know what you think the next one should be and why. Submit your ideas at www.wallacestate.edu/marketingpoll.
Mascot tryouts will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, in the cheerleading practice room – Room 105 of the Wellness Center. Anyone interested in trying out must have a routine 90 seconds to 2 minutes long. Music and props are allowed. For more information, contact Cheerleading Coach Rob Metcalf at 256-352-8250 or email@example.com, or stop by his office on the second floor of the Wellness Center. A scholarship may be available.
The world according to Mike and Lindsay
Watch the weekly video edition of Wallace State News, brought to you by Wallace State students Mike Johnston and Lindsay McKeever, at youtube.com/wallacestate. An e-newsletter with the video and other important announcements is aldo delivered to your Wallace State email account each week. Not sure how to access your Wallace State email? Click on the myWallaceState link on the Wallace State home page. You’ll find instructions for setting up your account on the myWallaceState page under the heading “Student E-mail.”
Local Artist Profile: Wes Harrison Interview by: Zack Gordon
about people that wrote their best music and put their heart into the performance. Maybe one day it can get back to that.”
Bands: Misery Chastain, Return to Dust, All Was Lost Genre: Metal Instrument: Guitar
The Isaacs By: Katie Nelms
Influences: Tosin Abasi, Steve Vai, Alex Lifeson, Steve Howe Local Influences: Suffer No More Mane Issue: “How long have you been playing guitar?” Wes Harrison: “I’ve been playing roughly ten years. I didn’t take it completely serious until about four years into it. That is when I started to push my playing.” MI: “Can you give us a quick summary of your musical background?” WH: “My parents have always Wes at Strength of the Hammer been big into music, so I was air-guitarring to Skid Row in my diapers. My parents got me into metal in 5th grade. Ozzy and Iron Maiden were the main ones.” MI: “When you write music do you shoot for a certain sound or do you just write it with many different things in mind?” WH: “I use to, but now I just go for whatever mood I’m in. I’ll get riffs and then try to combine them even if they aren’t the same style.” MI: “Where do you draw inspiration?” WH: “Just depends. Hearing good guitar players makes me want to practice more, but song wise I’ll just start easy and build on that.” MI: ”Do you think heavy or progressive music will ever break into mainstream?” WH: “Yes, but I would rather it stay underground. Once it hits mainstream bands stray away from what made people love them. Shadows Fall and Lamb of God are examples.” MI: “What is your major at WSCC and why did you choose it instead of a music major?” WH: “Visual Communications. I figured music would be harder to get into and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I would rather make stuff for bands.” MI: “Do present day politics or culture affect your art or music at all?” WH: “Somewhat. Sometimes I’ll make something to annoy my friends with, who are all conspiracy theorists. Other than that, I just go with the flow .” MI: “Having played guitar in a few local bands means you are a role model. Do you have any advice to give to younger musicians?” WH: “Well I wouldn’t put it that way [laughs]. But the advice would be not to limit yourselves on any one style and remember that there is always something to learn.” MI: “Misery Chastain has shared the stage with some pretty big acts. Can you name a few and tell us about your experiences with them?” WH: “Suffocation, Origin, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Whitechapel, Carnifex, and Becoming the Archetype. We did three shows with Becoming the Archetype out of state and that was cool. We just hung out with the other bands afterwards. Warbringer was fun to hang with.” MI: “What is your favorite show that you have ever played?” WH: “Had a lot of fun shows. My favorite three were Suffocation, Battle of the Bands, and Strength of the Hammer, which Maylene headlined. Those in my opinion were the best shows Misery ever played. We always played extremely tight and had great crowd response.” MI: “Are you currently working on any new material or projects?” WH: “I have material written. I’m just waiting to find the right people to play it with.” MI: “Where do you plan on transferring after Wallace?” WH: “I plan on going to UAB. Next semester is my last one at Wallace so next fall I should be there.” MI: “What are your favorite things about being an art major? WH: “The fact that anything I want to make, I can. It’s all self-expression, just like music.” MI: “What kind of guitar rig are you currently playing through? WH: “As of now, An Ibanez RG Prestige, Peavey Wolfgang, and a Carvin Legacy 2x12 combo.” MI: “Do you believe local art and music can have an impact on the community?” WH: “Yes. I think every band has a different feel or mood they bring when they play. What’s good about that, is that somebody will always connect to a band. If Cullman had a nice venue it would help out a lot. It would bring in new music and also give kids something to do on the weekend. Cullman once had a good scene then it turned to crap basically. Not the bands, but the kids. They stopped caring
Lily, Becky, Sonya, and Ben Thursday, November 4, The Isaacs brought their old Southern gospel bluegrass show to the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre at Wallace State for the Year of the Arts. Earlier in the day The Isaacs spoke with the Wallace State music students about being a professional touring band and how they keep a good balance between family, work, and God. Afterwards, the Wallace State Concert Choir had the honor of performing for The Isaacs privately. That night before the show The Isaacs asked that the students open for them. This was unexpected and a great honor for the students who proudly opened with two songs. The Isaacs then took the stage to open with a bluesy gospel, “If That Don’t Make You Want to Go,” from their album “Heroes.” The Isaacs, including mother, Lily, two daughters, Becky and Sonya, and son, Ben, took four traditional gospel songs and turned them into a bluegrass medley like no other. These songs were “Love Lifted Me,” “Sweet By and By,” “Power in the Blood,” and “I’ll Fly Away.” Banjo and acoustic guitar player Troy Engle gave “I’ll Fly Away” an unreal banjo solo. The drummer Nathan Fauscett played a rare South American instrument called a cajon, also known as a box, to mix the sound up. The instrumental variation between the bass, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, drums and box made the show outstanding.
Little Shop of Horrors Review
Review By: Evan Thomas Hicks Halloween has passed and with it “Little Shop of Horrors,” Wallace State’s musical of the season. In keeping with the mysterious, frightening mood of late October, “Little Shop of Horrors” is a dark comedy, adapted from a play adapted from a film starring Jack Nicholson. The plot centers around Seymour, an employee of a flower shop in impoverished Skid Row. When a mysterious new plant enters his life, Seymour’s world is turned upside down. Wallace State’s production of the musical was directed by Theatre Director Lauren Cantrell and ran from October 29th through Halloween afternoon. Daniel Bussey starred as Seymour and Meagan Bates as Seymour’s love interest and fellow employee, Audrey. Bussey’s strong performance, while occasionally outshone by the play’s naturally flashier roles, provided a strong anchor for the rest of the cast and was highly commendable. Bates’ lines were also delivered well, with Audrey’s distinctive voice captured quite nicely. However, Ms. Bates’ true moment in the spotlight came whenever she sang. Her solos were a highlight of
the play. Zach Buse filled the slot of Mr. Mushnik, the curmudgeonly, miserly owner of the flower store in which Audrey and Seymour work. Buse’s mastery of performance and near perfect delivery made the character standout in a play filled with attention grabbing roles. On the other hand, while done correctly, Buse’s vocals were not as strong as his speaking lines. David Peterson provided the voice and vocals for Audrey II, Seymour’s mysterious new plant, with Erik Keese and Brian Robinson operating the plant. Peterson’s charming bass voice rounded out the main cast nicely and made Audrey II exactly what it was intended to be, a scene stealer in every moment its glistening fangs parted. Keese and Robinso were the unsung heroes the production though. Their sweat drenched bodies during the cast’s final bow proved their dedication to making Audrey come alive. Orin, a sadistic dentist-rebel, was played by Corey Burks. Burks was a nice addition to the cast and provided a touch of much needed masculinity. The Urchins, played by former Miss Wallace State Jordan Ratliff, Hannah Scraggins, and Sy Shaver, were perhaps the finest actors on the stage despite their characters often receding into the background. Scraggins brought out every ounce of comedy in her lines while Ratliff’s vocals were simply the finest in the play. Lastly, in what to this reviewer was the high point of the play, Sy Shaver delighted the audience as “Ron”nette the androgynous leader of the urchins. His performance owed much to the spectacular makeup and costuming provided for the character, but Shaver’s fearless performance in a role that might not have been appreciated in the local culture made for a desultory, magnificent theatrical creation. No review of a musical should be complete without evaluating the sound and instrument performance of the play. A quartet of musicians, dressed as Skid Row bums, provided instrumentals for the performers. They were excellent, always on time, and versatile enough to be able to be flexible when on-stage changes necessitated it. Less praise worthy were the technical aspects of the play’s sound. While they did not cripple the play, there were several moments where mikes fed back or did not pick up properly and at least once, a performer was noticeably too quiet and was drowned out. Whether this was their fault, the musicians’ fault, or the sound crew’s fault was unknown but given that the musicians and performer were appropriately loud the remainder of the play, it seems likely that it was the sound crew’s mistake. Ms. Cantrell’s direction and stage design were spot on. The rotating central set piece was vital to the speed and fluidity of the musical’s execution. Morganne Adams’ prop design, two dimensional and cartoonish, was visually clear and light hearted, keeping the play’s tone comedic rather than foreboding. Finally, Sy Shaver’s costume design, which added much to the character Shaver played, made the action come alive on stage and reinforced the various roles’ personalities visually without detracting from the actors performances. Other than a few sound issues, Little Shop of Horrors was enthralling entertainment for everyone and this reviewer looks forward to the theatre department’s next production.
“Megamind” Review By: Alyssa White “Megamind” is about a supervillain (Megamind) who accidentally kills Metro City’s superhero (Metro Man). After this event takes place, Megamind realizes that being a villain is no fun without a hero to stop him. He then decides to create a new superhero. Hilarious antics ensue. Megamind was a funny, yet intelligent film. It is perfect for the whole family. Adults will love the gags while kids will love the characters and action. This is an emotionally satisfying film that should not be missed.
Quartetto Gelato in Concert at WSCC Dec. 7 For over a decade, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and charismatic anecdotes. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that travels the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide. Quartetto Gelato performs in concert at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. as part of the Cullman Community Concert Series. Students and employees are admitted free with their Lion Card. (Source: www.quartettogelato.ca)
Wallace State volleyball wins 2nd straight ACCC tournament championship
Players with championship trophy Wallace State’s volleyball team navigated through the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) tournament at Northwest Shoals like it handled the conference regular season. Undefeated and dominating. Tournament MVP Kierra Outlin had 15 kills and 10 digs against Gadsden State in the finals and topseeded Wallace State used a 25-16, 25-15, 25-22 victory to secure its second consecutive state tournament championship and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXII title. “My girls obviously like to win a whole lot. They step up even more when they know they can get a championship or some kind of reward,” said Wallace State coach Randy Daniel. “We played so much better today (Saturday). Our balance and effort were great. We seemed more relaxed and seemed to always keep our intensity up. Gadsden State made it tough
on us in the last game and they deserve a lot of credit for their efforts this weekend. We closed it out though. I was real happy to see that.” Wallace State (52-1) opened the tournament Friday with a convincing victory over Snead State and clipped a pesky Gadsden State team late into the night to set up a spot in the championship match. Wallace State didn’t waste the opportunity, claiming all three sets vs. the Lady Cardinal. “This means so much. It’s a great feeling to win a state championship again,” said Jessica Wilburn, one of three sophomores on the team. “Gadsden State gave us our closest matches of the year and pushed us in the tournament. We never let up. It helped us focus even more. All-in-all, it has been a great year. It’s one of the best feelings to be a part of this team.” As Region XXII champions, Wallace State advances to the NJCAA Division I national tournament, which is set for Nov. 18-20 at West Plains, Mo. Outlin was one of Wallace State’s top strikers all season and she didn’t let up in the tournament, finishing with 38 kills en route to MVP honors. “After winning state last year, we knew we were going to get everyone’s best match this year. As sophomores, we told the team that had to keep us more focused,” said Outlin, a sophomore from John Carroll High. “Even though we have only three sophomores, we are close. Winning it with them again makes it special.” All three sophomores, Outlin, Wilburn and Skylar Key, were named to the All-Tournament team. Based on regular-season play, Wallace State freshman Taulise Dunklin of McAdory was named the ACCC Region XXII Player of the Year. She entered the tournament with a team-high 475 kills and added 14 kills and five digs in the championship match. Dunklin was also named to the All-Tournament team. Wilburn, Outlin, Key, Lesley Bemis and Caelin Light were named 1st-team All-Region, while Stephanie Andrews was named to the second team.
In the title match, Bemis contributed seven kills, two digs and two blocks, Amelia Moore had seven kills and Skylar Key added five kills, two blocks and two digs. Andrews and Light combined for 37 assists. Remaining members of this year’s championship team are Callie Miller, Kris Lawson, Kaydi Langley and Alysha Smith. Wallace State has now won consecutive tournament titles under Daniel to add to his three straight undefeated regular seasons against conference foes. Last year’s volleyball state title was the first of three state championships at the college (volleyball, men’s basketball, softball) and Saturday’s championship made it four within the last calendar year. “It’s a good representation for the school. It’s a great college. We get great support MVP Kierra Outlin and the administration is always behind us,” Daniel said. “We are really happy to continue the winning streak. Every time you win, it represents anyone who has come here in the past as a volleyball player or an athlete. We are happy for that. Maybe we can add a few more wins at the national tournament.” See results from Wallace State’s competition in the NJCAA National Tournament at www.wallacestate.edu.
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