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Our Vision Wallace State Community College in Hanceville is a world class, internationally recognized, entrepreneurial learning college.

Our Mission

and Goals

Wallace State Community College, a degree-granting public community college, is committed to enabling meaningful learning that transforms lives and communities. In support of the mission, Wallace State Community College is committed to: • promoting student success in learning environments that are student centered, innovative, engaging and supportive • providing teaching excellence that inspires a quest for lifelong learning • respecting uniqueness and valuing diversity • forging strategic partnerships that advance community, workforce and economic development • culturally enriching our communities • accountability and integrity

Our Values Wallace State Community College affirms these values: • Commitment to learning • Dedication to excellence • Academic integrity • Creative thinking • Respect for individual dignity and worth • Civic responsibility • Collaboration and partnerships


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Message from the President

Message from

the President

VICKI P. HAWSEY, Ed.D. President It is my pleasure to present this report chronicling the many successes of Wallace State Community College over the past year. Even in the face of continued proration and systemic underfunding, Wallace State has grown by leaps and bounds. We maintain a steadfast dedication to excellence and a commitment to remain on education's cutting edge — providing a life less ordinary for our students. This we are able to do, in part, through competitive grants awarded to the College and special allocations that reward our service to the communities we serve and our outstanding student learning outcomes that meet and exceed those of our peer institutions. Our students routinely outperform native university students upon transfer to those institutions. We produce more graduates than any college in the Alabama Community College System; our licensure rates for students graduating from health and technical programs approach 90 percent, and our retention rate of 82 percent is almost unheard of in community college education — indicative of both a high level of student satisfaction with our College and confidence on the part of students that they are progressing toward achievement of their goals. While Wallace State's tradition of excellence serves as a benchmark for all our efforts — from the new programs we develop to address the economic development needs of this area to the cultural programs we offer as a center for the arts in the community — we place student learning at the forefront of our strategic goals and initiatives. Wallace State is regarded as a pacesetter in higher education. Our innovative learning

environments and state-of-the art facilities provide inspiration and creativity, and the means to prepare students for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. The quality of our academic success has led to a number of universities offering special articulation agreements and bachelor's degree programs on campus, and we have a permanent Athens State University Center situated in the newly renovated Bevill Center, so that students may conveniently complete their baccalaureate on campus. As our enrollment increases, which I am pleased to report it has consistently done during my tenure over the past six years so that we now enjoy record enrollment, students from within and without our service area request the convenience of online coursework. Many classes are now available both on campus and in online formats, and several degree programs are available entirely online, with the same standards of quality students expect from a Wallace State education. Students who transfer to Wallace State cite the excellent reputation of our programs, the unique feel of our campus, and the friendliness they feel when they first walk through the door. We are exceedingly proud of all these things. Examples of our continuing tradition of excellence, including our endeavors to serve the community and the individual and group accomplishments of our students and staff, are contained herein. Within these pages, you will see the ways in which we are meeting our vision to be a world class, internationally recognized, entrepreneurial learning college. I hope that you will enjoy this report, and I extend to you a personal invitation to visit our campus in person or online soon. Learning is for a lifetime!


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Table of Contents

Table of

Contents 2

Our Vision


Our Mission and Goals


Our Values


President’s Message


Entrepreneurial Learning College


Innovative Learning Environments


Resource Development


Marketing and Communication


Future Foundation and Alumni Association


Giving Societies


Programs of Study


Financial Summary





The College will develop distinctive learning environments that promote teaching excellence and a commitment to student success.


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Entrepreneurial Learning College

Entrepreneurial Learning College Wallace State Community College has developed strategic initiatives and indicators for 2007-2012. Four strategic planning themes guide the College’s initiatives to achieve its vision of being a world class, internationally recognized, entrepreneurial learning college—Entrepreneurial Learning College, Innovative Learning Environments, Resource Development, and Marketing and Communication. The entire college community — students, faculty and staff, alumni and friends, business and industry leaders, civic groups and the community-at-large — make this vision a reality.

Entrepreneurial Learning College The College has enhanced teaching and learning and strengthened student services resulting in greater student success. Some of the major events and accomplishments of the past year in this area follow.

Program Offerings Wallace State was recognized by Community College Week’s Top 100 list in 2009 as No. 21 of the Top 50 Associate Degrees for Health Professions and No. 30 of the Top 50 Associate Degrees for Precision Production. The College was also ranked 98 out of the Top 100 for All Disciplines, the only college in Alabama named to that list. Community College Week’s Top 100 list is released annually and recognizes the Top 100 associate degree and certificate producing two-year institutions nationwide.

reaccreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Clinical Laboratory Technician program received reaccreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), an organization developed and maintained by pathologists. The Automotive Service Technology program received five-year Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certification in all eight available areas from The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The Industrial Electronics program was awarded accreditation by the Electronics Technicians Association.

Several programs received accreditation or renewed accreditation, a testament to the diligence of our faculty and staff and their focus on achieving excellence. The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program received six-year accreditation by HVAC Excellence, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in the HVAC industry. The Diagnostic The Diagnostic Medical Medical Sonography Sonography program received program received ten-year ten-year accreditation.


A new Tool and Die certificate was added to the Machine Tool Technology program offerings. Tool and Die makers are among the most highly skilled workers in manufacturing and are knowledgeable in machining operations, mathematics, and blueprint reading. They must also be familiar with machining properties, such as hardness and heat tolerance of a wide variety of metals, alloys, plastics, ceramics and other composite materials to plan and execute the entire sequence of tool and die construction from design to final machined product. In Spring 2009 a Career Coaches program began working with high school guidance counselors to assist students with career awareness and exploration based on the 16 National Career Clusters identified in the States’ Career Clusters Initiative. In Alabama, Career Clusters is associated with Alabama SUCCESS (Supporting Career Cluster Education for Students System), an initiative of the Tech Prep arm of the Alabama education system. The States’ Career Clusters Initiative is a national initiative intended to help states and schools organize their programs and guidance activities around clusters of similar occupations, with the goal of preparing learners for their futures. The 16 cluster

format used by the U.S. Department of Education encompasses more than 970 occupations identified by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Career Coaches focus on four main areas: career assessment, career exploration, career planning and employability skills preparation. Students take assessment tests to help determine their areas of interest. The 16 career clusters are Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio Visual Technology and Communication; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing, Sales and Services; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.

Enrollment program, one of the largest in the state, is experiencing record enrollment with 362 students from 12 high schools in four counties taking classes through Wallace State. The program serves Locust Fork High School in Blount County; A.P. Brewer, Danville and Falkville high schools in Morgan County; Cullman High School, St. Bernard Preparatory School and Hanceville, Holly Pond, West Point, Vinemont, Fairview and Good Hope high schools in Cullman County; and Addison and Meek high schools in Winston County. The College began offering Automotive Service Technology and Electronics at Brewer High School through a new Technical Dual Enrollment program. The Wallace State Singers and Show Choir participated in the Aloha Choir Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii with some of the best choirs in the country. The tour included performances at Pearl Harbor, Mokuaikaua Church, the

Wallace State led the state with 1,052 STARS contracts signed by students in 2009, guaranteeing transfer of credit in their program of study to the state’s public colleges and universities. Wallace State’s Dual

The HVAC program received six-year accreditation by HVAC Excellence.

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oldest church in Hawaii, and at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The Adult Education program at Wallace State expanded its umbrella to include new daytime and evening GED preparatory classes at Brewer High School and a new Adult Learning Center at the Hope House annex in Oneonta. Wallace State’s Adult Education program serves more than 700 students in Cullman, Blount, Winston and Morgan counties. Approximately 300 students received their GED and were recognized in a graduation ceremony on campus last year.

Faculty and Student Success Wallace State was represented nationally on two game shows. Nursing student Amanda Shifflet of Corner won a spot as a model on television’s longest running game show, The Price is Right. Adjunct History instructor Adam Pinson made it to the $100,000 question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Austin Monk of Cullman was selected as a New Century Scholar, one of the most prestigious national awards presented to community college students. The award, presented by Phi Theta Kappa and the CocaCola Foundation, provides a


$2,000 stipend. One student from each state is selected annually as a New Century Scholar. Monk is the 2009 representative from Alabama, and the first ever recipient from Wallace State. He was also named the top The Wallace State Singers and Show academic student in the Choir traveled to Hawaii to participate state by the All-Alabama in the Aloha Choir Festival. Academic Team, earned the 2009 Gold Scholar Award mentioned below; Beverly from the Coca-Cola Malone, an elementary Foundation, and received the education major who found WSCC President’s Award. her calling in missionary work in Honduras; Jeanna Blicker, Nearly 600 students at a military mom who served WSCC crossed the graduation three tours in the Middle East stage to collect their diplomas with the Army National in May 2009 as a full house at Guard; Sonya Hart, a single Tom Drake Coliseum mother who persevered celebrated their accomplishments. These participants were among more than 1,000 graduates conferred degrees and certificates from Wallace State in 2009, the most in the Alabama Community College System. Rod Risley, executive director of Phi Theta Kappa, the WSCC was recognized by Community College Week’s Top 100 in 2009 as international honor society #21 of the Top 50 Associate Degrees for community colleges, for Health Professions. provided the graduation address and commended the class on their outstanding accomplishments. In her remarks to the graduating class, Dr. Vicki Hawsey highlighted the accomplishments of these students, whose stories are special yet represent the accomplishments of so many The Automotive Service in this class: Joey Foster, Technology program received fivewhose accomplishments are year ASE Master Certification.


through college and has been an inspiration to others following a debilitating car accident; and Melissa Harbison, a sixtysomething graduate in the Human Services program who proved that age is no barrier to education. Hawsey also awarded two posthumous Welding student Joey Foster earned degrees to Timothy Dockery, the gold medal at the National Skills USA competition. who would have received an associate in science degree in Excellence, and to nursing criminal justice and an class president Byron Price associate in applied science for the Presidential Award for degree in forensic Health Excellence. Heather investigation with the magna Childers received the James cum laude distinction. His son B. Allen Award for outstanding Zachary Dockery, a Marine in service and scholarship. the Force Recon Special Forces Unit serving in Iraq, Welding Student Joey and now with the Marine Foster of Locust Fork earned Reserves and the Morgan a gold medal at the National County Sheriff’s Department, Skills USA competition in was present to accept the Kansas City, Missouri. Foster diplomas on his father’s is a two-time state champion behalf. Graduation awards in the event and the second also were presented to SGA national champion from President Austin Monk for Wallace State. Following the Presidential Award for Foster in the state welding Academic Excellence, to competition was a secondautomotive student Amanda place finish for Bremen’s Seth Aldana for the Presidential Russell. Dustin Lane, of Award for Technical Bremen, earned second place in the machine tool technology division, while Vinemont’s Andrew McKoy placed third. In cosmetology, Wade Brewer, of Warrior, won second place in men’s haircutting; Hanceville’s Bridget Floyd won third in cosmetology and Cullman’s Pippa Abernathy earned The Talking Hands Club was third place in esthetics. established to help students better understand Deaf Culture.

The softball team was

named the top academic team in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and the NJCAA. With a team GPA of 3.642, the Lady Lions had the top overall GPA in the junior college division. The NFCA also awarded Coach Jayne Clem and assistant coach Tracy Grindrod Coaching Staff of the Year honors and recognized Clem for surpassing 400 wins and as a Master Level Coach. The WSCC soccer team was named the top NJCAA soccer academic team of the year. The men’s golf team finished seventh nationally with a 3.40 GPA. The women’s basketball and volleyball teams were also recognized among the top teams in the nation academically. The Lions baseball team held a statebest 3.05 grade point average. The Talking Hands Club, established by students Desiree Baird and Adam Schrimscher with the help of advisor and interpreter Heather Congo, helps other students to better understand and embrace the many facets of Deaf Culture while encouraging students to learn new forms of communication and build new friendships. This new club has become one of the most popular clubs on campus. A report issued by The University of Alabama in


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Huntsville revealed that students who transferred to UAH from Wallace StateHanceville achieved higher grade point averages than transfer students from other Alabama community colleges and students who began their college education at UAH. Members of the First Year Gateway Initiative at Wallace State received the 2009 Innovation of the Year Award by the League for Innovation in the Community College and were recognized by the National Council of Instructional Administrators Exemplary Initiatives Competition. Members of the committee include Dr. Beth Bownes-Johnson, Wes Rakestraw, Rebecca Reeves, Ricky Burks, Rob Metcalf, Renee Quick, Donnie Rice, Whit Rice, Karon Welch, Cindy Mallard, Lisa Harris, James Tidwell, Cheril Grimmett, and Brandi Gindhart. Works by English faculty members Dr. Mary Barnes and Dr. Beth-BownesJohnson, Dental program director Barbara Adams and Computer Science instructor Cheril Grimmett were published in “Innovation Abstracts,” the flagship teaching series publication by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Instructors Laura Smallwood and Sharon

The softball team was named the top academic team in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Horton represented Wallace State at the ninth annual Master Teacher Experience. The event brought together together 27 teachers for an intensive week focused on instructional innovations, motivational techniques, situational problem-solving, contextual learning, and information exchange. Smallwood is an instructor in the physical therapist assistant program. Horton teaches in the health information technology program. Wallace State instructors and Master Teacher graduates Alina Adams, Physical Therapist Assistant program director, and Gail Hyatt, Occupational Therapy Assistant program instructor, served as staff members for the Alabama Master Teacher Experience for the second year. Glynice Crow, instructor in the Business department, and Dr. Paul Taylor, director of the Wallace State Respiratory Therapy program, are among the participants in the 20092010 class of the University of Alabama's Community College Leadership Academy.

Established in 2000, the Leadership Academy is a yearlong intensive program designed to prepare professionals to take advantage of senior-level leadership and management opportunities in postsecondary education. The academy is co-sponsored by the University of Alabama College of Education, the UA College of Continuing Studies, the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, the Alabama Community College System, and the University of Alabama System. Head baseball coach Randy Putman was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In his 20 years at Wallace State his teams have won seven Conference Championships, six Southeastern Regional Championships and made six appearances in the Division I JUCO World Series finishing as high as third. Putman was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006. In 1991, he was elected into the Alabama Junior College Hall


Dr. Fred Halstead Biology Department Chair

Dr. Paul Taylor Respiratory Therapy Program Director

of Fame. Cosmetology department chair Tracy White Smith has been named the new District IV representative of the Alabama Board of Cosmetology. Smith was appointed to the position by Governor Bob Riley and confirmed by the Alabama Senate. Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey served as chair of the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce. Hawsey also serves on several economic development committees in the state, and was named to the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development of the American Association of Community Colleges. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges. Hawsey received the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 2 Pacesetter of the Award, one of the highest honors given by NCMPR, for her special leadership and support in marketing and public relations. Numerous other Wallace State employees were invited

Deborah Spann Athletics Coordinator

to present at conferences, had works published, and held leadership positions in professional organizations.

Wallace State Employees Recognized at Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony, ACCA Conference Four employees of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville were recognized at the Chancellor’s Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Alabama Community College Association’s Fall Conference in Montgomery November 23-25. The Chancellor’s Awards began 23 years ago as a way to reward and encourage outstanding performance, creativity, and dedicated service. Wallace State Biology Department chairperson Dr. Fred Halstead was nominated as Academic Faculty of the Year. Respiratory Therapy program director Dr. Paul Taylor was nominated for Technical Faculty of the Year. Deborah Spann, Athletics Coordinator and Administrative Assistant was nominated for Staff Member of the Year, and Suzanne Harbin, Director of Institutional

Suzanne Harbin Director of Institutional Development

Development, was recognized as a nominee for Administrator of the Year. Dr. Halstead has served as the Wallace State Biology Department chairperson since 1992. A Michigan native, he moved to Alabama in 1981 and began working part-time at Wallace State in the dental assistant program the same year. Dr. Halstead also practiced dentistry in Cleveland, Alabama, during his initial years at Wallace State and was instrumental in establishing the only nonpreceptorship Dental Hygiene program in Alabama. He eventually made the transition to teaching his first love, biology, and was named head of that department in 1992. Dr. Halstead serves on the curriculum, library, sick leave bank and learning outcome committees at Wallace State. He has been elected as a representative, vice-president and president of the local Alabama Education Association and serves as a liaison between the Rural Medical Schools program at University of Alabama at Huntsville and Wallace State. Dr. Halstead is an active contributor to Wallace State’s

WSCC President’s Report 2009 Entrepreneurial Learning College Student-Faculty Luncheon and serves as an officer for the Habitat for Humanity program in Hoover. He obtained an undergraduate degree in biology from Eastern Michigan in 1969 and graduated from the University of Detroit dental school in 1972. A 1984 graduate of the Wallace State Respiratory Therapy program, Dr. Taylor is now its director, having transformed the department since he was hired as an instructor in 1993. During his tenure, pass rates for board exams rose to more than 90 percent. Dr. Taylor helped the program receive a successful ten-year accreditation in 2001 and has been instrumental in passing a law to require proper licensure for respiratory therapy in Alabama. He also served on the Wallace State Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaccreditation preparatory team. Taylor was the local Alabama Education Association vice-president from 1998-2000 and a member and active advocate for a smoke-free initiative. He is a member of the 2009-2010 class of the Alabama Community College Leadership Academy. Spann has served as Wallace State’s Athletic Coordinator for 12 years. She directed and carried out operations for the 2008 and 2009 Alabama Community College Conference baseball tournaments at Wallace State and the 2009 ACCC men and women’s basketball

tournaments. Spann works hand-in-hand with the Wallace State coaches and athletes in eight sports, ensuring all athletes are eligible and playing under compliance rules established by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). She is also a member of the Wallace State Sick Leave Bank committee and chair of the Wallace State March of Dimes Committee, which achieved a first-place finish in the 2008 March for Babies. She is an alternate GED examiner and served as the interim ACTION Center secretary until a fulltime position was filled. Harbin, who has served multiple roles in her 20 plus years at Wallace State, has served as the College’s Director of Institutional Development since 2003. During her tenure, Wallace State has successfully garnered more than $22.2 million in state and federal grant funding and annual continuing state and federal grants have increased from $1.3 million to more than $5 million. Harbin is also the Wallace State Alumni Association and Future Foundation, Inc. Coordinator. The Alumni Association provides scholarships to eight Wallace State students each year. Under Harbin’s guidance since 2007, the Future Foundation, Inc. has seen its assets grow to $1.7 million. Additionally, Harbin has been co-director of the Miss Wallace State Pageant since 1994. She started her career at Wallace


State as a part-time tutor in the federally-funded Educational Talent Search program where she worked with economically disadvantaged first-generation college students. In 1992, she accepted a full-time job as an ETS counselor and in 1998 became Director of Student Support Services and Educational Talent Search. Harbin has also served on multiple committees during her career at Wallace State, including the Leadership Council, SACS Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Team, Alumni Committee, President’s Council, SACS Hospitality Committee and Social Committee. Harbin has filled various roles on the Council for Alabama Resource Development and has been a leader on the Cullman City School Board. Wallace State’s nominees were also recipients of the Wallace State Education Achievement Award given annually to employees who consistently demonstrate exceptional job performance beyond routine expectations in areas such as personal integrity, dependability, willingness to work with others, punctuality, efficiency, classroom/workplace innovation and creativity. They participate in on-campus and off-campus activities beyond usual job expectations including professional development, fundraising, volunteerism, continuing education, and leadership.



WSCC President’s Report 2009 Innovative Learning Environments

Wallace State is dedicated to providing stateof-the-art training and educational technology to maintain its status at the forefront of innovative learning.


Innovative Learning Environments Renovations to a number of buildings housing health science and technical programs on campus included the addition of state-of-the art learning environments. Exterior construction was completed on The Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts for its 2010 opening as Wallace State celebrates a Year of the Arts. It will inspire students in the fine and performing arts with a beautiful, green space equipped with graphic design labs; new ceramics, pottery, drawing and painting labs, including a plein air laboratory; practice rooms for choir, choreography, dance and band; sound-proof music studios, a recital hall, and the Evelyn Burrow Museum. The College is in the process of becoming an All-Steinway School.

online coursework. Wallace State currently offers more than 300 sections of Distance Education content, including video, online, and hybrid courses that are instructor created and led. The College has an installed Tegrity 2.0 video streaming technology to record classroom presentations with video and audio for later review by the students.

Wallace State was granted $2 million in Title III funding for the expansion of the eLearning department. The eLearning Department has been tasked with assisting faculty in developing effective

Classrooms at Wallace State are fully equipped with SMART technology. The College uses the new Blackboard software system for online teaching and learning. Blackboard

The new Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts opens in 2010.

enhances students skills in the classroom and promotes subject area mastery by incorporating lectures, syllabi, supplementary reading and research materials, tests and activities in the curriculum. Wallace State was awarded funding for an Advanced Visualization Center (AVC) that delivers learning in a virtual, simulation-based, justin-time format. The AVC will be a regional center of excellence, providing an environment for innovation that will facilitate industry, government, educators, and entrepreneurs to create, develop and produce ideas

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with capabilities for interactive, simulated and immersive three-dimensional learning objects and curriculum. Health topics will be the Center’s primary initial focus. The First Year Gateway Initiative implemented new Learning Communities and Structured Learning Assistance classes, with the goal of improving the first year experience of students at Wallace State through academic support and interaction, engagement with students, and improving overall student satisfaction, retention and grade point averages. In end of the year assessments, 93 percent of students reported a positive experience in these programs. Student outcomes for ENG 092, for example, indicated a 19 percent greater pass rate for SLA/LC classes than for students in mainstream study. As part of the First Year Gateway Initiative, Freshman/Faculty Luncheons were also held monthly to allow students and faculty the opportunity to interact outside of the classroom. The College’s Common Read program kicked off its first year with Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom. Students, faculty and staff members were encouraged to participate in the Collegewide reading program.

Instructors used the book in classroom discussions, finding various ways to supplement English, philosophy, speech, psychology, and other curriculums with its life lessons. A skit was also performed by faculty members as part of a Freshman/Faculty Luncheon. Consistent with national averages, the Transitional Learning Department served approximately half of all entering freshmen, whose Compass scores indicated they were underprepared for one or more college-level classes. Students taking transitional learning courses were retained at a rate of greater than 90 percent in 2009, a tremendous validation for the program. High school students who participated in the Bio-Biotics Camp during the summer were treated to tours of the


Hyundai plant, Topre Corporation and the HudsonAlpha Institute of Technology. The Bio-Biotics Camp allowed students to learn about the robotics field and the biotech industry. The third annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp allowed students to discover the world of advanced manufacturing. Wallace State’s Summer Youth College series exposed more than 100 seventh through ninth grade students to topics such as graphic arts, forensic science, papermaking, yoga, computer scrapbooking and cake decorating. Graduates leave our programs prepared for the workplace. Across disciplines, state board and licensure rates approach 90 percent. Welding, LPN, HVAC and Aviation enjoyed 100 percent pass rates in 2009.



WSCC President’s Report 2009 Resource Development

The College will increase external funding, enhance current income streams and demonstrate effective use of resources.


Resource Development Wallace State is committed to meeting the workforce training and education needs of the community, which it accomplishes through effective and streamlined organizational structures and processes, pragmatic and visionary program offerings, industrial and community alliances and college consortiums. The procurement of alternative funding is a necessary prerequisite for the College’s ability to provide world-class educational opportunities for the community.

Development Wallace State more than tripled its grants funding from $1.6 million in new grants in 2008 to $5.6 million in new grants in 2009. This chart represents new grants and multi-year funding awarded to Wallace State.

Partnerships Wallace State maintains off-campus centers at Hayden, J.B. Pennington, Brewer, and Addison high schools. In addition to our

Adult Education - Basic Grant Educational Talent Search Student Support Services Upward Bound CARCAM - National Science Foundation Fast Track Academy Project AHEAD - subawardee Congressional Appropriation - Campus Safety Congressional Appropriation - Technology Upgrades Tech Prep Leadership Tech Prep Regional Grant Appalachian Regional Commission - Workforce Technology Adult Education Civics Grant Workforce Development Ready To Work Workforce Development - Dual Enrollment Scholarships Interactive Digital Center Workforce Development - Career Coaches Title III - Strengthening Institutions HRSA SDS Scholarships Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Inc. Recovery Act - Construction Training Recovery Act - Welding Training Alabama Arts Council Department of Transportation

$460,971 $342,901 $273,028 $235,407 $57,000 $189,177 $73,102 $200,000 $95,000 $375,000 $75,000 $200,000 $15,000 $100,000 $135,000 $2,700,000 $110,557 $398,000 $135,111 $15,180 $456,560 $249,290 $3,290 $257,048 $7,151,622

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aforementioned dual enrollment partners, the College also has partnerships with Northeast, Bevill State, and Northwest Shoals community colleges to offer health care programs on those campuses. Additionally, Wallace State partners with Troy State, Auburn, Embry Riddle, Athens, Faulkner University and the University of Alabama to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Athens University Center on campus moved from the Bailey Center to a newlyrenovated facility on the seventh floor of the Bevill Building. Wallace State partnered with community constituents to form Cullman Area Workforce Solutions (CAWS) in 2007, a group collaborating to strengthen the Cullman workforce and foster cooperation to better meet the needs of employers and jobseekers. CAWS has

Wallace State is partnering with businesses, industries and career centers throughout the area.


WSCC partnered with community constituents to form Cullman Area Workforce Solutions (CAWS), which has grown to 28 members.

grown to include 28 members representing 17 companies, education, and workforce development organizations. The group is industry led and industry need-driven.

program was established in 1990 and is widely recognized for the quality of PTA graduates it produces. The expansion has been granted full accreditation approval.

Through Wallace State Workforce Development, Continuing Education, Adult Education and the ATN Center, the College is partnering with businesses, industries and career centers to provide customized courses and incumbent worker training to enhance the area’s workforce.

The College adopted the Blackboard Transaction System which allows students and faculty members to use a LION Card, similar to the Action card at the University of Alabama and offering many of the same services, including the ability to load funds onto the card and use it for cashless purchases on and off campus. It is also a safety measure, providing a means of identification for students and employees and allowing admittance to campus events. The card may be used on campus for copying, vending, dining, bookstore purchases, library checkout and a variety of other functions, and may be used at off campus locations such as CVS Pharmacy in Hanceville, Backyard Burger and Kentucky Fried Chicken locations.

Wallace State continues to partner with Mental Healthcare of Cullman to offer “Head’s Up! Rise Above the Influence,” an alcohol and substance abuse prevention program on campus. In Summer 2009 Wallace State began its first offcampus physical therapist assistant (PTA) expansion class at Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville. The WSCC


The Agricultural Production/Horticulture program celebrated the official unveiling of two new projects – a Nutrient Recycling Project and Small Engine Lab. Construction and work on the pond for the Nutrient Recycling Project, which began nearly a year and a half ago, will now allow the department and its students to recycle unused water and nutrients when they replenish plants. The Small Engine Lab will aid students with a handson experience in areas such as repairing weedeaters and demonstrating proper ways to efficiently operate certain machinery. Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development helped supply the funding for the project. Wallace State received a $15,000 grant for the Nutrient Recycle Project and $5,000 for the Small Engine Lab. The Wallace State Nutrient Recycling project was completed with the help of many sponsors including the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Cullman County Commission, Cullman County Soil and Water, the City of Cullman, the Alabama National Resources Conservation Services, the Hanceville Division of American Proteins, Inc., and

Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys and Resource Conservation and Development Council.

Facilities Wallace State celebrated an open house in fall 2009 to showcase improvements to facilities and learning environments at the Tom Bevill Health Education Building, the Drafting and Electronics Building, the Fred Shockley Automotive Technology Center, and the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Building. The open house began with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Bevill Building lawn. The building was closed for approximately 18 months due to recladding and interior renovations.

Construction of a recycling pond for the Agricultural Production/Horticulture program.

Ribbon cutting at the newly renovated Bevill Building.

Renovated exterior of the Bevill Building.

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Rebecca Branch in front of the Residence Hall named in her honor.

Programs located in the newly renovated buildings were open for tours and demonstrations as Congressman Robert Aderholt, Alabama Community College System Interim Chancellor Joan Davis, local dignitaries and legislative delegates, and others toured the facilities. Other important events in the facilities area included green campus initiatives, the naming of the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre, the Jacob Ross Harris Softball Press Box and the Rebecca Branch Residence Hall. Lights were added to the Bobby McCracken softball stadium. The soccer field received an upgrade with new bleachers and a press box. The Fred Shockley Automotive Technology Center This center, named for

beloved longtime instructor Fred Shockley, who passed away last year, received a total interior renovation to classrooms and shop areas, including lighting, new shop doors, painting, floor refinishing and striping. A resolution by the State Board of Education officially naming the facility in remembrance of Shockley was presented to members of his family. Both the Automotive Service Technology and the Collision Repair programs subsequently received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Naming of the Rebecca Branch Residence Hall The Rebecca Hall Dorm at Wallace State has been officially renamed the Rebecca Branch Residence Hall to honor the College’s longtime financial officer. Branch served as treasurer and business manager of Wallace State from the College’s inception in 1966 until her retirement in 1990. She was the very first employee of Wallace State, joining the College before there were even any buildings on the campus. Through her assistance with financial planning and management during her tenure, Branch contributed to the construction of a women’s dorm among the College’s facilities.


“You couldn’t spend state money to build dorms,” Branch said, “so through savings in our auxiliary funds and frugal investment of our resources, we were able to piece together enough money to finance the building.” Over the years, she has worked tirelessly on behalf of education not only for Wallace State but for the entire educational system of Alabama. As finishing touches were put on the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts in late 2009 for its opening in 2010, a Center for Economic and Workforce Development was planned for the building to be vacated by the Music Department upon its move to the new Burrow Center. The Center for Economic and Workforce Development will house Adult Education, the North Alabama Career Center, and related offices. Future plans also include a small business incubator program for that center. Softball Press Box Named for Jacob Ross Harris The Wallace State Softball Press Box was named in memory of Jacob Ross Harris, former Lady Lions team manager and field assistant, during a dedication ceremony at the Bobby McCracken Softball Stadium. Harris was the manager for the Lady Lions during two


during the ceremony, and a plaque will be affixed to the outside of the stadium.


Pictured L-R: The family of Jacob Harris - Grandparents Marlin and Essie Hollingsworth, parents Becky and Doug Harris, grandparents Glenda and Pete Harris, and Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Hawsey.

The lettering for the Jacob Ross Harris Press Box is unveiled.

successful seasons that resulted in state championships in 2007 and 2008 and a 2008 national championship. He passed away unexpectedly in April 2009 as the result of a seizure. Harris graduated with an Associate in Science degree from Wallace State in December 2008. He attended Wallace State first as a dual enrollment student in fall

2004, and continued his studies at the College after his graduation from Cullman High School in May 2005. The State Board of Education passed a resolution officially designating the Jacob Ross Harris Press Box, which Hawsey read aloud to those in attendance. She presented a framed copy to the family. Lettering for the Jacob Ross Harris Press Box was unveiled

Wallace State tested a four-day work week during summer 2009, joining a growing number of colleges across the country moving temporarily to a four-day work week as a cost savings measure to address budget reductions. The expanded Monday-through-Thursday schedule provided more class options for students on the more popular class days, and was widely praised. Surveys of employees across campus regarding the summer scheduling change were also overwhelmingly positive. With the growth of online classes, Wallace State is now able to serve students 24/7/365. The College enjoyed approximately $22,000 in cost savings from the condensed schedule. The year 2009 saw the retirement of two long-term College administrators Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Nancy Courser, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jenny Folsom. Lisa German was hired to fill the Health Sciences position, and Dean of Technical Education Dr. Phillip Cleveland assumed the vice-presidential post.

WSCC President’s Report 2009 Resource Development

Becoming a Green Campus Wallace State has established a Green Team to research and develop ways to make the campus more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Their first step was as simple as placing signs in bathrooms to turn off lights when not in use. That was followed by placing recycling boxes for plastic bottles in offices. Plans for a full-scale recycling program are in the works. The student newspaper and class schedule are now printed on recycled paper. In May students will wear graduation gowns each made of 20 recycled plastic bottles. The new Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts was constructed using green concepts in the architectural design. Many components of this building are LEED inspired or LEED equivalent. The flooring products used have a high recycled or rapidly renewable resource content. Bamboo was chosen for its durability and because it is a rapidly-renewable product that will regenerate in 10 years. The sheet vinyl chosen contains significant percentage of natural cork. The carpet used received a Cool Carpet Certificate from Bentley Prince Street acknowledging that 22 tons of certified carbon dioxide credits will be retired as a result of this aspect of the building design. The building

contains a significant amount of natural poured concrete, water-based dyes and solvents. Low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed. A high efficiency lighting system using LED/ low-power usage fixtures will complement the large amount of natural light coming in through the many floor-toceiling windows in the building. These windows not only illuminate regularly occupiable spaces but also provide occupants of the building with views of the outside. The exterior of the building was designed to maximize energy efficiency by regulating the amount of heat entering and leaving the building. Programmable and internet controllable thermostats are being installed in buildings across campus, allowing the Physical Plant department to set temperatures back at night and during other times buildings are unoccupied to conserve energy. Programmable thermostats are already in nine buildings on campus. Cost savings analyses show that conversion to highly efficient Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)-rated HVAC systems pay for themselves in a matter of years. The department has already converted dozens of units and continues to replace old, out-dated equipment with modern efficient, environmentally friendly equipment -- going from one


end of campus to the other making the conversion. The conversion of lighting ballasts across campus from T12 to more efficient T-8s and the gradual addition of sensorcontrolled lighting are among other energy saving measures. The College has also incorporated computerized maintenance management software that will automatically provide alerts for scheduling preventative maintenance and track inventory needed for critical repairs. “A prioritized approach to maintenance makes even older equipment more efficient,� said Phil Studdard, Director of Physical Plant. Long-term campus planning includes pedestrian only areas, walking paths, and additional green spaces in the central part of campus. A department of Transportation grant is under way allowing the College to construct a new entrance to campus, improve signage and landscaping.

WSCC student Bethany Petty helps spruce up campus during Earth Day events.



WSCC President’s Report 2009 Marketing and Communication

The College will develop vertical and horizontal communication pathways in an open, supportive and responsive environment.


Marketing and Communication Wallace State garnered statewide media attention and a visit from Governor Bob Riley when it was chosen as the site for one of the state’s major new industry announcements in the midst of the economic downturn. In February 2009, Royal Technologies, a Michiganbased company, announced plans to expand to the Cullman area with a new manufacturing operation. The injection molding, urethane foam and light assembly company specializes in components for office furniture and interior trim for automobiles. The company plans to build a new, approximately 125,000square-foot facility in Cullman, with the possibility of further expansion in the future. The College unveiled a new award-winning marketing campaign called “A Life Less Ordinary,” complete with publications, print, television, radio, online and billboard advertisements and a redesigned web site in late 2008. The Communications and Marketing department

received 15 Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association awards and seven district awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for the campaign and collateral materials. Wallace State is reaching out to students through social networking platforms and has more than 4,000 subscribers on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube.

Community Outreach & Community Service At the one-year anniversary over Labor Day weekend, Wallace State remembered the survivors of Hurricane Gustav. As the hurricane bore down on the Louisiana coast in September of 2008, Governor Bob Riley activated Wallace State Community College as a Tier 3 shelter for evacuees. Within hours more than 1,200 people arrived by bus at the College’s coliseum. With the help of the American Red Cross, community donors and hundreds of volunteers, Wallace State was transformed into a home

Ireland was the destination for students, faculty and members of the community during the annual Spring Break trip.

away from home for several days as the evacuees waited for the storm to pass and the “all clear” to return to Louisiana. The Cullman Community Concert Association held five performances in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Wallace State believes in its role to meet the community’s educational, social and cultural needs. Every year the College hosts scores of events and programs for the community, K-12 school systems, and health, business and industry organizations in the area. The Wallace State nursing program hosted its third annual Let’s Pretend Hospital event for Cullman area first graders and the College hosted the Cullman County Groundwater Festival


Wallace State remembered the evacuees of Hurricane Gustav, who we shared our facilities with a year ago, many of whom continued to send letters of gratitude in 2009.


for area fourth grade students, just to name a few. Additionally, the College hosted the Alabama High School Athletic Association Northwest Regional Basketball Tournament in the Tom Drake Coliseum. Fortyeight teams competed in 36 games over five days at Wallace State with more than 30,000 in attendance during the event. WSCC also hosted the Alabama Community College Conference Basketball and Baseball Tournaments. The largest group yet of students, faculty and community members toured Ireland during Wallace State’s 5th annual spring break trip to Europe. This educational experience may be supplemented by an international studies class offered for credit through the College. The trip will move to summer in 2010 with a trip to Greece. Wallace State hosted the Day of Champions, with athletic competitions for Cullman County Center for Developmentally Disabled (CCCDD) students and Cullman residents with physical and developmental disabilities.

of more than 30 student clubs and organizations on campus. The Student Government Association hosted “Young Americans Speak Out Week,” question and answer sessions with local elected officials, Constitution Day and voter registration drives to engage students civically. The Wallace State Wellness Center collected more than 300 pairs of shoes for the Souls 4 Souls Shoe Drive. The shoes are shipped to persons in need around the world. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program contributed to the recycling of aluminum can tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Tabs accumulated by Wallace State’s OTA students and others have helped raise more than $8,000 this year to provide services for those supported by the charity. More than 275 people attended the College’s community health fair which

Each semester, Wallace State students get involved in a wide array of activities on campus, including intramural Author Dennis Covington autosports, Spring Fling, Earth graphs his book during Arts in April Day activities, and the events events.

offered information pertaining to topics varying from mental well-being to weight loss. Many of the health fair’s vendors also offered free onsite services including blood pressure checks, body weight and body mass analyses, depression screenings, and chair massages. Wallace State’s annual Arts in April event provided something for everyone with music, art, theatre, dance and literature events. Recent special guests have included critically acclaimed jazz vocalist and award-winning songwriter Kathy Kosins and author Dennis Covington. Students in the expanded Theatre Arts program presented productions of “I Hate Hamlet,” and “Grease,” under the direction of Lauren Cantrell. The Theatre Arts Program is pursuing community outreach and increased community involvement. A Year of the Arts 2010 planning team worked to coordinate a calendar of events for the coming year that will feature The Glen Miller Orchestra, “Beauty and the Beast,” The Nutcracker, and many more arts-related events. Students in the nursing and dental programs provided free health screenings to approximately 4,000 students in Blount County through the


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KidCheck Program. Wallace State was the host for the North Alabama BEST Robotics Competition, where some of the brightest young minds gathered for a competition between teams of robot creators. Thirteen schools competed in the event, including Arab High School, Marshall Technical School, Walker County Center of Technology, Winston County Technical Center, Holly Pond High School, Guntersville High School, Blount County Center of Technology, Coosa Christian School, Hartselle Middle School, Fairview Middle School, Cullman Christian School, Locust Fork High School and Cullman Middle School. The North Alabama’s Outstanding Teen and Junior Pageants were held at Wallace State in November 2009 in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Miss Wallace State Pageant as a Miss Alabama/Miss American pageant. Jordan Ratliff of Oneonta was crowned Miss Wallace for the coming year. Morgan Terry of Tuscaloosa was crowned North Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, and North Alabama’s Outstanding Junior winner was 12-year old Jewel Gilbertson of Arab. Miss Alabama 2009 Liz Cochran served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

2009 ACCC Softball Champion Lady Lions.

Athletics In addition to our athletic teams’ aforementioned academic accomplishments, our athletes achieved much success on the playing field.

to the National Fast pitch Coaches Association AllSouth Region First Team. Dennis, the team’s top pitcher, was also selected as the NJCAA Region XXII Player of the Year after compiling a 34-4 record, a 0.84 ERA and 340 strikeouts in 249 1/3 innings. The team had a 131-18 record over a two-year stretch, and sent eight of its nine sophomores to university programs to continue their softball careers.

Softball Wallace State defended its 2008 national championship with a 2009 runner-up finish at the NJCAA Division I Women’s Softball National Championship to remain one of the premier junior college softball programs in the nation. Wallace State fell to Men’s Basketball Yavapai (Ariz.) 2-1 in the title The Wallace State men’s game in St. George, Utah. basketball team advanced to The Lady Lions constructed the championship game of another remarkable season, the ACCC Tournament for the finishing with a 63-10 record and winning their third straight ACCC Tournament championship. Head coach Jayne Clem was named the ACCC Coach of the Year for the eighth time in 10 years. Sophomore Sallie Van Kirk and freshmen Kelsey Dennis and Stephanie Needham The WSCC men’s basketball team were named to the NJCAA earned a trip to the ACCC All-American First Team and Tournament championship game.


second consecutive season under head coach Allen Sharpe, a two-time ACCC Coach of the Year. The Lions finished the season with a 285 record after falling to Shelton State in the ACCC title game. Wallace State earned the second seed in the Northern Division with a 13-3 mark in conference play. Sharpe’s sophomores wrapped up a two-year reign in which they compiled a 56-6 record after concluding the 2007-08 campaign at 32-1 and being the top-ranked team in the final NJCAA regularseason poll. Sophomore forward Brandon Moore was selected to the All-Region First Team, while Jeff Smith and Darrick Thomas were second-team selections. Smith, Thomas and Reginald Billingslea were AllTournament selections. Smith signed to play basketball for Mercer University after averaging a team-high 13.2 points, 5.8 assists, three rebounds and two steals per game. Smith’s signing continues a strong tradition of Wallace State players transferring to play at four-year colleges after bettering themselves both athletically and academically with the Lions. Volleyball Wallace State’s volleyball team had another brilliant season under head coach

Randy Daniel in 2009. Wallace State finished the season 346, won the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament championship and advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament for the first time since 2003. The Lady Lions remained undefeated in regular-season conference play for the second consecutive year and Daniel pushed his career mark at Wallace State to 100-25 in only three seasons. Individually, sophomore setter Cassie Daniels was a NJCAA Division I Honorable Mention selection after amassing a school record 1,084 assists. She was also named ACCC Tournament MVP and a AllRegion XXII First-Team member. Krystal Robinson and Skylar Key were also selected to the All-Region XXII First Team, while Jessica Wilburn, Lauren Dodd, Haley Findley and Kierra Outlin were second team All-Region. Key, Wilburn, Findley and Outlin each made the AllTournament team. Baseball Under Hall of Fame coach Randy Putman, the Lions finished the season with a 3813 record and hosted the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament at James C. Bailey Stadium for the second consecutive

Third baseman Dustin Lawley was among three WSCC players named to the ACCC All-Region XXII First Team.

season. Wallace State started the season on fire, winning 18 of its first 19 games en route to a Top 10 national ranking for the entire regular season, and a berth in the ACCC Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Northern Division. Third baseman Dustin Lawley, outfielder Zac Taylor and shortstop Tyler Hannah were all named to the ACCC All-Region XXII First Team, while starting pitcher Nathan Hill was a second-team selection. Additionally, Wallace State former pitcher Derek Holland cracked the major league roster of the Texas Rangers in mid-April. Zelous Wheeler is playing with the Huntsville Stars for the Milwaukee Brewers organization, and Jake Elmore is playing in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for the Mobile BayBears. Craig Kimbrel is playing for the Braves organization where he was selected 2009 Minor League Pitcher of the Year.


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Cheerleading The Wallace State Cheerleaders, the College’s ambassadors at numerous campus and community events, finished runner-up in 2009 at the UCA National Championships. The Wallace State Cheerleaders are two-time UCA national champions to coincide with three runner-up finishes since 2002. The squad, which has been featured on ESPN and in national cheerleading publications, has been headed by Rob Metcalf since 1995. Golf The Wallace State golf team finished 12th in the nation in 2009 as it co-hosted the NJCAA National Tournament at the Hampton Cove River Course near Huntsville. The Lions, cohosting the event with Central Alabama Community College, welcomed the top 120 golfers and 24 Division I junior college teams to the national tournament. Wallace State finished the

The WSCC golf team finished 12th in the nation in 2009.

four-day tournament with a 65-over par 1217. McLennan (Texas) Community College won the event with a 33-over par 1185. Wallace State’s Andrew Freeman earned All-American and All-Tournament honors following an 8-over par finish in the national competition. The Lady Lions volleyball team He tied for ninth place overall. won the 2009 ACCC Tournament Behind long-time head championship. coach Dan York, Wallace State Women’s Basketball finished second in the ACCC Under head coach Larry state tournament at Slater, the Lady Lions Scottsboro’s Goose Pond and advanced to the semifinals of fourth in the NJCAA District V the ACCC Tournament held at Tournament at Cullman’s Terri Wallace State’s Tom Drake Pines Country Club. Coliseum and finished the WSCC sophomores season with a 17-9 overall Freeman, Brad Story and Matt record. Cook expect to further their Courtney Scott and careers at the university level. Courtnei Bowens were selected to the AllSoccer Tournament team for the Lady The Wallace State soccer Lions. team continued to flourish Bowens finished the season under head coach Barry as the team leader in points, Spitzer. The Lions compiled a rebounds and assists. She 10-6-1 record in 2009, posting averaged 11.9 points per three shutouts and winning game, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 five of their last six regularassists. The Tuscumbia native season matches. also collected five doubleOnce again, the Wallace doubles on the season. State soccer team drew talent far and wide. The team was comprised of natives from Ireland, England, the Wales, Canada and Australia along with 18 Alabamians, three from Florida and one from Louisiana. Spitzer now has a 54-12-1 record in four seasons with the Lions. The women’s basketball team finished 17-9 overall.


Since August 2003, the Office of Development, the WSCC Alumni Association and Future Foundation, have raised over $23 million in resources to support the College’s mission.


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Future Foundation and Alumni Association

Future Foundation & Alumni Association Alumni and Giving Wallace State is a stateassisted institution, but the percentage of its annual budget provided by the taxes of Alabama's citizens decreases every year. Because of state funding cutbacks, Wallace State relies more on alternative resources to carry out its mission. As the College strives to increase those sources of funding, private giving grows in importance as a new source of funding to provide scholarships, enhance educational programs, and provide for capital improvements. Since August 2003, the Office of Development, including the Wallace State Alumni Association and Future Foundation have raised more than $23 million in federal, state and private grants and through private giving.

vision and mission by providing community members opportunities for charitable giving and service. In the 2008-09 fiscal year, the Future Foundation increased its fund balance by more than $268,999 over its 2008 balance of $1,263,237 to close the year with $1,438,857. The board added three new members in 2009. The following officers were installed:

Future Foundation

Board of Directors Billy Jackson, President Dale Greer, Past President Fred Cespedes, Vice-President Phyllis Brewer, Secretary/Treasurer Norris Atchley, Director Evelyn Burrow, Director Nell Creel, Director Donna Guthrie, Director Betty Leeth Haynes, Director Joe Holmes, Director

Billy Jackson President

Dale Greer Past President

Don Hubbard, Director Dr. Lance Nail, Director Shirley Quattelbaum, Director Gloria Williams, Director Dr. Phillip Cleveland, Ex Officio

Future Foundation The Wallace State Future Foundation was established in July 2004 as a 501(c)3 corporation to support the advancement of the Wallace State Community College

Fred Cespedes Phyllis Brewer Vice-President Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Vicki Hawsey, Ex Officio


Foundation goals are: · to provide scholarships for deserving WSCC students; · to provide financial assistance to educational programs; - to provide for capital improvements; - to provide opportunities for benefactors; - to invest in WSCC through volunteer activities, donations, planned giving and special events; · to seek grants; and, · to subsidize WSCC faculty in individual endeavors. The Future Foundation looks to its alumni and friends to provide support to the College so that its mission to provide an affordable education to the citizens across the state can continue. The opportunities below describe the ways in which friends of the College continue to support Wallace State’s positive influence now and in the future. Student Investment Luncheon/Auction The scholarship fundraising goal was nearly doubled at the fifth annual Wallace State Future Foundation luncheon and auction fundraiser. Approximately $190,800 was raised at the event, which easily surpassed the $100,000 goal. The donations will fund more than 150 scholarships in the coming years. Scholarship funds were raised via endowments, table

Participants in the annual Future Foundation luncheon and auction enjoyed themselves while raising more than $190,000 for scholarships.

sales for the luncheon and a silent and live auction. More than 40 local businesses donated items for the auction, including Alabama vs. LSU football tickets, vacations, electronics, artwork and jewelry. “At the start of this year, a lot of organizations like ours thought if we could just do what we did last year, we would be okay,” said Billy Jackson, President of the Future Foundation Board of Directors. “But, our board decided to set our goal higher this year.” Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey said scholarship donations are an opportunity for someone to give back to the community. “Our lives really become significant when we take our success, pay it forward, and invest in someone else’s success,” she said. State Rep. Jeremy Oden, who announced an endowment in honor of his father at the event, said the scholarships will truly make an impact on future students at the College.

The WSCC jazz band entertained guests at the luncheon and auction.

“When you touch someone’s life with education, you’ve touched that life forever,” he said. A new matching grant received from the U.S. Department of Education this year went a long way toward helping the foundation meet its fundraising goal. The Foundation Board was “wowed” by a performance of

WSCC President Vicki Hawsey presents Mrs. Haynes with a resolution naming the theatre in her honor.


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Signage outside the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre.

This portrait will hang near the entrance to the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre in the Wallace State Student Center.

Relatives of Mrs. Haynes Joyce Leeth Petit with daughter Courtney, and Scott and Patty Taliaferro.

the Wallace State choir, resulting in scholarships for the choir’s Hawaii trip. The Foundation Board also expressed enthusiasm for supporting the Wallace State Year of the Arts in 2010. Wallace State Celebrates Naming of the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre Approximately 400 guests gathered to celebrate the naming of the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre in honor of longtime community arts supporter and founding member of the Wallace State Future Foundation Betty Leeth Haynes on November

15, 2009. Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Hawsey said at the event, “Betty has done so much for our community and our College that she has left an indelible imprint on our lives. We celebrate her contributions to the arts and to this College by sharing with the community this theatre named in her honor.” Those in attendance were treated to a “night at the theatre” at Wallace State, with featured performances by Theatre Department cast members, who replayed the balcony scene from their previous week’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet.” The Wallace State Jazz Band performed several big band numbers, and the Wallace State Singers showcased their music and dance talents with a pair of popular tunes. “Of all the buildings on this campus, it is appropriate that a theatre would be the facility named after her,” longtime friend and Future Foundation President Billy Jackson said affectionately of Mrs. Haynes. Jackson shared some memories from serving on various boards with her

through the years. “The first time I served on a board with Betty she said, ‘I’ll make two promises – I will always be on time, and I’ll never be in pants.’” Jackson joked that he did see her at an event in pants a couple of years ago but that she’d never been late. “She is a true Southern lady,” he said. “Two themes run through her life. She’s lived both a life of success, and a life of significance.” The Alabama State Board of Education approved a resolution to name the Wallace State Student Center Theatre in honor of Haynes last year. Hawsey read the resolution aloud before unveiling a portrait of her that will be permanently hung in the lobby of the building. The beautiful oil portrait of Betty Leeth Haynes was painted by La Von Alecia Westfall from a photograph taken by Frank Carnaggio. A resident of Hanceville, Haynes has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cullman County Community Concert Association, Cullman Regional Medical Center


Foundation, SouthTrust Bank, Hospice of Cullman County, the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and United Way. She has been a consistent advocate for seniors, most notably serving as a role model for senior women through her involvement with pageants. In 1996, Haynes was selected Ms. Senior Cullman County. She won the Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant in 1997, and was named Third Alternate in the Ms. Senior America Pageant that year. She is a recipient of “The Thespian” Award from the Ms. Senior America Program of Cullman County, and her poem titled “I am a Senior American,” which she performed on stage, was adopted as “The Creed” of Ms. Senior America. For five years she served as Executive Director of the Ms. Senior Cullman County Pageant, which is hosted annually by Wallace State. Haynes has received many honors and awards throughout her life for her community and civic involvement, including “The Emma Marie Eddleman” Citizenship Award from the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, and the “Henry Casper Arnold Humanitarian Award” from Cullman Regional Medical Center. The City of Cullman declared September 23, 2007, as “Betty Leeth Haynes Day.” “I feel humbled to be in

this position today and happy and grateful to have this beautiful college theatre bear my name,” said Mrs. Haynes at the naming ceremony. “My love and appreciation go to President Vicki Hawsey and to Wallace State for bestowing this honor of a lifetime on me. Dr. Hawsey and her fine staff have made this college nationally recognized and growing.” The Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre was renovated with new seating and flooring in time for the naming, and as Wallace State prepared for a yearlong celebration of the arts in 2010.

Alumni Association The support of Wallace State friends and alumni enables the College to offer educational programs, state of the art training equipment and scholarships to produce a highly skilled workforce with marketable skills for the 21st century. Thanks to generous gifts given by Wallace State’s community of friends and alumni, the College will continue to influence lives for generations to come. The Alumni Association advances, supports and promotes the interest of Wallace State students, alumni, Association members, and the College as a whole. Its objectives are: • To foster community support for the College • To maintain communication and contacts between the

College and its Alumni • To represent interests of Alumni within the College • To solicit, publish or furnish information as required to further the mission • To assist students and Alumni in the achievement of their academic goals and acknowledge those achievements.

Membership Student membership is comprised of current and former full-time or part-time students. Associate membership, or regular membership, is comprised of three categories: graduate, associate and patron membership. Graduate membership includes those individuals who have graduated from a certificate or degree program at Wallace State. Associate membership is for former fulltime or part-time students who did not receive a certificate or degree at Wallace State. Patron membership is for faculty and

William Calvert topped his 2008 performance at the Alumni Run to win again in 2009.


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staff of the College, spouses of graduates and regular members, and friends of Wallace State Community College.

Events The Alumni Association hosts several events each year. Proceeds from these events, along with Wallace State Alumni Association membership dues, fund scholarships for deserving Wallace State students each semester. Alumni Run and Lion Fest William Calvert took 50 seconds off his previous year’s 5K time to win the 7th Annual Wallace State Alumni Association 5K Scholarship Run. Calvert outpaced a field of more than 60 participants in the 5K to finish the 3.1 mile course in 20:41.48. Catherine Greenwell was the top 5K women’s finisher with a time of 22:07.17. Barry Ege finished in second place overall and was the male master’s winner with a time of 20:49.42. Vicki Gilley, who finished in 23:07.48, was the female master’s winner. All four overall winners earned a $50 cash prize. Thirteen year old Christopher Ball of Garden City Elementary won the 1mile event in 7:17.48. Michael Alvis, age seven, finished in second place with a time of 7:40.32. As the Adopt-A-School Sponsor for Garden City

Attendance at the annual Alumni Connection for nurses, sponsored by the WSCC Alumni Association, topped 150.

Elementary School, American Proteins sponsored the entry of approximately 30 children and teachers. This is the second year American Proteins has used this event to encourage exercise and physical health as part of its commitment to Garden City Elementary through the Adopt A School Program. Sy Shaver of Garden City performed the National Anthem. Event sponsors were American Proteins, Gloria Williams Insurance, Merchants Bank, Cullman Electric Cooperative, Wal-Mart Distribution, First Federal Savings and Loan, Spradlin Farm, Buettner Bros. Lumber Company, Regions Bank, Wachovia Bank, Nicholson File, Louisiana Pacific, and McDonald’s of Hanceville. Proceeds from the 2009 Wallace State Alumni Scholarship Run provide scholarships for second-year Wallace State students. Alumni Connection The Wallace State Alumni

Association annually sponsors the Alumni Connection in April. During this continuing education program for nursing professionals, participants have the opportunity to earn six contact hours of continuing education credit on a variety of current health care topics. The daylong course held on campus not only provides nurses with required continuing education, but also allows Wallace State instructors to reunite with former students. Attendance in this event has topped 150 participants in recent years.

Outstanding Alumni 2009 Wallace State celebrated its 5th Annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Luncheon on Sept. 11, 2009, and a trio of former Wallace State students collected the 2009 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award. Entrepreneurs Roy Manley, Bruce Willingham and Brian Willingham, who all attended the Machine Tool Technology


program from 1991-93, shared the Outstanding Alumni of the Year honor for 2009-10. Together, they co-own and work at Mach III, Inc. in Vinemont, a business begun by Manley in 2000. “I don’t even know where to start to explain how much this means,” said Manley, a 1993 Wallace State graduate. “This is very prestigious. It gives you a different outlook on things when you work hard after starting out at virtually nothing. It shows that teamwork will go a long way in any venture. This just really means a lot to all of us.” Bruce Willingham graduated “With Distinction” from the Machine Tool Technology program in 1993 and is currently president of Mach, III, Inc. After attending Wallace State he held a job as an applications engineer at R.O. Deadrick Corporation, where he traveled extensively to set up and train other machinists in the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

As president of Mach III, Inc., Willingham also serves on the NIMS committee to assist and advise Machine Tool instructors at the Cullman Vocational Center on ways to better prepare students to enter the workforce in the machining profession. “It’s a real blessing and honor to be named as an Outstanding Alumni. We have a lot to live up to,” said Bruce Willingham. “It’s amazing we belong in the same boat with the previous Outstanding Alumni at this school.” Brian Willingham has been a partner at Mach III, Inc., since 2000 after spending four years in Decatur as a SwissLathe operator. He also previously worked as an applications engineer with REM, traveling to 30 different states and making parts for companies such as Harley Davidson, Smith and Nephew, Kimber, and Milwaukee Electronic Tool. “I really didn’t expect this honor at all when we got

Alumni Board Past President Dale Greer with 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award Winners Roy Manley, Steven Bruce Willingham, and Craig Brian Willingham and WSCC President Dr. Vicki Hawsey.

here,” Brian Willingham said. “I’m very surprised and honored. It’s a true prize for all of us.” Mach III, Inc., has seven fulltime employees and three part-time employees and has grossed more than a million dollars in sales over the last two years. The company uses the latest technology and equipment to produce high quality components for automotive, aerospace, medical, sporting goods and agricultural and other industries. Their customers are located from California to Cullman. NASA rocket scientist Mary Hovater earned the 2008-2009 Outstanding Alumni of the Year award from the WSCC Alumni Association. Hovater graduated from Wallace State as a Pre-Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering major. She continued her education at Athens State, receiving her bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics in 1998, and a Master’s degree from UAH in physics. Hovater has been employed with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ Marshall Space Flight Center since 1993 as an Aerospace Engineer. Her professional achievements and accomplishments include the 2008 Stellar Award from Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation, the 2007 Special

WSCC President’s Report 2009 Future Foundation and Alumni Association

The 2009 Outstanding Alumni Winners and Nominees.

Service Award for the Orion Launch Abort System, and the 2007 Federal Women’s Program Outstanding Achievement Award. She was named among the Top 50 Professionals in the Madison Who’s Who Publication in 2005, and selected for the “Next Generation of Explorers: the Year 2030” meeting in July 2004. During the luncheon, Wallace State honored 16 individuals who were nominated by their peers, faculty or community members to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments after attending Wallace State. “These nominees represent all facets of our community and workforce: healthcare professionals, a chiropractor, university faculty, entrepreneurs and an engineer,” said Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Hawsey. “Each nominee has demonstrated achievement within his or her field of work or expertise, and each has demonstrated a commitment to Wallace State.”

Other alumni honored as WSCC Outstanding Alumni nominees were: Amanda Corley, class of 2004: Corley received her associate degree in Applied Science in Health Information Technology and currently serves as the Regional Coding Supervisor for Noland Health Services and the five long-term acute care hospitals they own. Connie Lee, class of 1997: Lee earned her associate degree in Applied Science, graduating cum laude from the Medical Assistant Technology program. She currently serves as the Clinical Coordinator for Family Medical Clinic, a branch of Cullman Primary Care. She is also an adjunct instructor for WSCC and clinical site director for the Medical Assistant Technology program at the Family Medical Clinic. Lorie Smith Strane, class of 1997: A cum laude graduate of the Medical Assistant Technology program, Strane currently


serves as the Club Manager/CMA, Sports First/OneFitness/ CRMC. Strane is a Certified Medical Assistant, American Technology Program CPR, First Aid instructor, certified personal trainer and a National Certified Safe Sitter instructor. Dr. Timothy Gene Smith, class of 1994: Smith received his Licensed Practical Nurse diploma from Wallace State before continuing his education at UAB where he received his bachelor of arts degree. He also earned both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Auburn University. Smith once worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Golden Living Center in Hoover, but now is a political science instructor at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga. Leah Fuller Bolin, attended 1989-1992: Bolin completed her degree at Athens State in secondary education/music and is the owner of the seasonal retail business, Cullman Kid’s Mart. She also co-hosts her own travel show called “Getaway Today.” Gregg Carter, class of 2003: Carter is a summa cum laude graduate with a degree in Business Management and Supervision. He went on to earn his bachelor of science in Business Management and Supervision from Athens State. Carter is currently


owner /operator of Paradise Pet Care Center. Charles Timothy Dubberly, attended 19952008: Dubberly came to Wallace State from Africa before continuing his education at Lee University where he graduated with a bachelor of science in Christian Ministries in 2008. Dubberly currently serves as a missionary evangelist in Africa and is a licensed, ordained bishop with the Church of God denomination. Jana Roberson Johnson, class of 2007: Johnson graduated cum laude with an associate degree in Office Administrative Assistant. She is currently employed as Front Desk Coordinator/ Patient Relations at Jill K. Meyer and Associates. Joyce C. Sedlmayr, class of 1995: Sedlmayr graduated summa cum laude in general studies. She received her bachelor of business administration from Athens State, graduating magna cum laude. She is an Alabama

Alumni Association Scholarship recipient T.J. Aby is congratulated by Dr. Hawsey.

before being drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2006. He received the Nolan Ryan minor league pitcher of the year award from the Rangers system in 2008 and made his major league debut in April 2009. Kateah Pinkard Scholarship recipient Veronica Keith with members of the Pinkard family and Dale Greer.

Ozell Hinkle Scholarship recipient Julianna Creel with Doris Hinkle and WSCC President Dr. Vicki Hawsey.

licensed realtor and one of the first two women in the state to be certified as an Alabama Certified Appraiser. Lisa M. Weeks, class of 1983: Weeks is graduate of a Wallace State and Athens State with a double major in mathematics and biology. She completed her Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, graduating cum laude, and is now the owner and practicing chiropractic physician at Weeks Chiropractic Clinic in Cullman. Derek Holland, attended 2005-07: Holland attended Wallace State for three years and helped the Lions reach the JUCO World Series

Jason Freeman, attended 1993-95: After his career at WSCC, Freeman earned his degree in environmental science from Auburn. Freeman is employed with Law Engineering and Environmental Corporation in Atlanta as a Senior Scientist/ Environmental Manager. In 2005, he received the MACTEC CEO award for exceptional client sales and service. It’s an award given to fewer than one percent of the 3,000 employees. Daniel Hite, class of 1999: Hite is a graduate of the Flight Technology program at Wallace State. He is the Founder/Chief Pilot of the First Municipal Police Aviation Unit in Alabama and has served 24 years as a police officer in Alabama. Three scholarships were also awarded at the luncheon. Veronica Keith was the inaugural recipient of the Kateah Pinkard Scholarship, Cold Springs High School’s T.J. Aby awarded the Wallace State Alumni Association scholarship, and Cullman High School’s Julianna Creel was presented the Ozell Hinkle scholarship.


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Future Foundation and Alumni Association

Alumni Scholarship Recipients: Fall 2008 Janna Barnett Shawn Edmiston Sadie Lacks

Total Awards: $1,163.66 Spring 2009 Shawn Edmiston Delana Tubbs

Total Awards: $836.34 Summer 2009 Tammy McMichael Julia Tupper

Total Awards: $800.00 Fall 2009 Meagan Brown Aby Carroll, IV

Total Awards: $1,000.00

Future Foundation Scholarship Recipients: Fall 2008 Heather Allums Lauren Atkins Katelyn Barksdale Sarah Bentley Anna Blakey Preston Boyd Stephanie Brazell Cynthia Campbell Spenser Capps William Carroll Brandon Chandler Tabitha Chapman Joanna Cleghorn Sidney Cochran Victoria Curl Alyson Davis Catherine Davis Roy Davis Taylor Desilvey Hannah Duke

Rachel Dumas Mary Dunn Mackine England Danielle Frazier Ariel Garcia Chad Giddings Katye Gober Stacey Godbee Latahsa Goodwin Christopher Graves Sally Griffin Michael Gunter, II Joshua Heron Matthew Higginbotham Meagan Hone Jenna Hudson Andrea Hughes Lucas Johnson Marlin Johnson Rebekah Kinney Corey Knowles John Landers Christy Ladgraf Aaron Lindsey William Lother, II Haley Mabrey Sara McGraw Tammy McMichael Austin Monk Felicia Morris Thaddeus Parker Jennifer Prybyla Jeffrey Putman Audrey Quick Emma Reeves Buford Roberts Melia Romine Benjamin Sellers Zachery Shaddix Megan Sizemore Heather Smith Leslie Smith Heather Snell Crystal Stewart Heather Sweatmon Keisha Taylor Matthew Taylor Daniel Thompson Jordan Thompson Lauren Tidwell Jamie Tucker Brandon Waters Heaven Watson Tiffany Webb Alisha York Whitney Young

Spring 2009 Sidney Aderholt

Heather Allums Lauren Atkins Emily Bagwell Aimee Barnett Sarah Bentley Anna Blakely Krista Bridgmon Jarrod Brown Natalie Bullard William Carroll Tabitha Chapman Joanna Cleghorn Victoria Curl Alyson Davis Janet De Jesus Roby Del Giudice Hannah Duke Kathy Dyer Danielle Frazier Ariel Garcia Latasha Goodwin Christopher Graves Winston Griffith Michael Gunter, II Nina Harbison Heather Hawkins Joshua Heron Matthew Higginbotham Andrea Hughes Lucas Johnson Marlin Johnson Rebekah Kinney Corey Knowles Christy Landgraf Natalie Livingston Haley Mabrey Sara McGraw Tammy McMichael Austin Monk Felica Morris Jennifer Morris Blake Parker Tabitha Pierce Brittany Powers Jennifer Prybyla Audrey Quick Emma Reeves Justin Royster Zachery Shaddix Heather Smith Leslie Smith Heather Snell Debra Stanulevich Crystal Stewart Heather Sweatmon Keisha Taylor Matthew Taylor Cameron Thomas Lauren Tidwell Brandi Torbert

Tyronne Walters Daniel Watson Heaven Watson Tiffany Webb Caleb Williams Jasef Wisener Laura Yarbrough

Summer 2009 Steven Acocella Michele Allen Emily Bagwell Marie Baldwin Kody Baswell Marcella Bonds Eric Boulanger Tammy Brenner Jennifer Canant Justin Coleman Rachel Dumas Phillip Grantland, Jr. Steven Grund Donna Haynes Jenna Hudson Jessica Jarrett Phillip Jester Jerry Kelley, Jr. Micelle Krauz Christy Landgraf Brenda Morton Ellie Mullinax Deidra Naylor Andrea Nelson Tabitha Pierce Lora Robles Jacob Rogers Michele Swindle Keisha Taylor Newell Thomas, Jr. Heather Tucker Julia Tupper Tonya Vickers Elizabeth Wesson Angela Wilemon Hannah Williford Richard Yantzi

Fall 2009 Carroll Aby, IV Taylor Anders Amanda Austin Stephanie Barnett Natalie Bullard William Busby Joshua Chop Tara Combs Shelby Cook Katie Dansby Carrieanne Drake Jessica Duke

Rachel Dumas Kathy Dyer Trenton Earwood Deborah Ellison Anjela Farshtotova Amber Fawcett Donna Fulmer Kimberly Gore Leslie Gregory Shawna Gregory Lance Hall Megan Hammond Ashley Hayes Lindsey Hestla Nathaniel Hicks Phillip Jester Jordan Johnson Marlin Johnson Colton Jones Skyler Jones Erik Keese Veronica Keith Jerry Kelley, Jr. Ryan Laganke Jessica Lawler Joshua Lawler Candice Lay William Loftis Barbara Long Shauna Looney Taylor Mathews Kevin Miller Ben Munger Samantha Partridge Bethany Petty Tabitha Pierce Meagan Roberts Breana Rodgers Paige Schnittker Maureen Small Kali Smith Chandler Stisher Tosha Thompson Emily Thrower Jenny Thrower Sidney Turnage Sara Walker Chandler Watson Heaven Watson Rodger Weaver Keri Williams


Legacy Society: January 2008-June 30, 2009 SILVER $100,000-$499,999 Bill and Mary York

BRONZE $50,000-$99,999 Anonymous

President’s Circle: January 2008-June 30, 2009 Foundation PLATINUM $10,000-$49,999

American Proteins, Inc. Fred and Holly Cespedes Jeremy Oden Community Service Grant

GOLD $5,000-$9,999

Bagwell Family Foundation, Inc. Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center, Inc.

SILVER $1,000-$4,999

Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies, LLC John Apel Norris and Barbara Atchley James D. Bagwell Boston Reed Company Mary Evelyn Burrow Cullman-Jefferson Counties Gas District Drinkard Development, LLC Donna Guthrie Vicki Hawsey Bill and Ginger Hyde Jackson & Williams Gail Neal New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Tim or Bobbie Pinkard Shirley Quattlebaum S & W Electric Co., Inc. Stone Building Company, Inc. Joel and Thelma Thompson Traditions Bank Walker Brothers Gloria Williams WSCC Sonography

PATRONS $500-$999

Alina and Oran C. Adams III Apel Machine and Supply Co. Sid Borden Del Brock Buettner Brothers City of Cullman Industrial Development Board Douglas E. and Nila J. Clements Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Compass Bank Nancy C. Corser Nell Creel Cullman County Industiral Development Cullman Electric Cooperative Doncaster/Marsha Folsom, Sonya Cabri Doug Doggett Jewelers Ed White Jewelers Carl English Jenny Folsom Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood, Inc. HOAR Program Management Merchants Bank McGriff Industries, Inc. People's Bank Saii Construction, LLC Jim and Nanci Tidwell Topre America Corporation Wachovia Corporation Wal-Mart Distribution WSCC Upholstery

FRIENDS $100-$499

The Added Touch LaDonna N. Allen Belk Linda Blackwood Boozer Eyecare Phyllis E. Brewer

Darrell Brock Staci Bryan Lois A. Burns Cullman Cabinets Charlotte E. Chew Philip Cleveland Rene' Cornelius Cullman Parks and Recreation Ms. Senior Cullman County Pageant Cullman Times Deep South Classics Designs By Grace Nell C. Dunlap Lisa L. Eckenrod Melinda Edwards Phillip Fulenwider Fuller Optical Wesley S. Gay Gold Rush Jewelers Jeremy Greer Faith Hammock Suzanne Harbin Lynn H. Harris Ed Hart Healthfit/Kevin Jones Jeff and Ginger Hogeland Iroko Spa Billy Jackson Sherri Krassick Wilma J. Lee Keith Little Marvin's Building Merle Norman Janet Money Austin Talmadge Monk Janice Apel Morgan Jennifer Morris Neal Morrison Charles A. Murphy Nicholson File/Cooper Tools Gary L. Owen, Jr. Dale Palmer Premier Bank Renee Quick Regions Bank Sain Associates, Inc.

Jacqueline Schendel Adrian Scott Cherie H. Smith Smith Farms Tomesa Smith Snead Ag Supply Michael Sparks B. W. Stephenson Superior Bank Joann Walls Linda Wesley Tracy Whitt Trey Williams Donny Wilson John Wilson WSCC Dental Hygiene WSCC Flight School Wynn Spa Judy York

UNDER $100

Helen Allen Donna B. Attaway Deedra and Todd Baker Bare Metal/Scrappin Kats Brandon Bias Garner Bingham Borden Family Pharmacy and Market Shoppe Marsha Bradford Stacey Hooper Brunner Kathy Buckelew Mary Collins Martha Cox Donna Farmer David Goodwin Gracie Grissom Sharon Harris Gaylyn Hawkins Jeannine Hill Sue J. Hill Karen D. Hooper Remona S. Hopper Pat Horton Don Hubbard Darlene Huff Beth Johnson


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Giving Societies

Mary Jones Gary and Tina M. LeCroy Robbin Leeth Little Bit of Everything Bert Mackentepe Marcy Manning Wayne Manord Mary Mayo Curtis Mize Shiela Mosley Malcolm W. Moss Cindy Neal JoAnna Nicovich Christine O'Leary Tiffany Richter Jane Ross Kathryn Sides Susan B. Smith Southern Accents Maria S. Stanford Donna Stanley Susan Stephens Jane Tolbert Randy Tucker Judy D. Wood Sheila Gilley Woodruff WSCC Cosmetology WSCC Culinary WSCC Welding

Leigh Hill Doris Hinkle Franklin D. Hinkle Deborah Hoover Darlene Huff Rhonda M. Kennedy Listerhill Credit Union Bert Mackentepe Merchants Bank Robert L. Metcalf Cynthia R. Morrow Lance A. Nail Northbrook Baptist Church Christine O'Leary People's Bank Virginia A. Pritchard Shirley Quattlebaum Renee Quick Martha Roberts Smith Family Tire, Inc. Sue Spradlin Donna Stanley Traditions Bank Wachovia Corporation Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6006 Werner's Trading Company John T. and Judy Williamson

UNDER $100

Alumni PATRONS $500-$999

American Proteins, Inc. Gloria Williams

FRIENDS $100-$499

Alabama Credit Union Alabama Education Association Connie Allen Rebecca Barnard Clark and Rebecca Branch Nella Fae Briscoe Kathy M. Burnette Corr Wireless Communications Cullman Electric Cooperative Cullman Savings Bank Martha Drake Wanda Duke Family Security Credit Union First Federal Savings and Loan Jenny Folsom Chester and Hilda Freeman Earnie and Betty Leeth Haynes

Bart Absher Dana Adams Debra Adams LaDonna N. Allen John Apel Roger Baggett Shelby Bailey Rhonda Bell Richard M. Bolin Marsha Bradford Matt Bradford Penny G. Brothers Donna G. Brummett Patricia Burgess Mark Bussman Eldridge J. Bynum William Calvert Susan N. Campbell Karen Carpenter Jacquelyn R. Chism Rhonda Clark Ben Cobb, Jr. Tony R. Cowart Martha Cox Robyn M. Crawford Nell Creel Ann Culpepper Rebecca Curths Teddy Dale Arthur W. Davies-Sorzano Patricia A. Dean Nesha Donaldson

Joan Dutton Libby Edmondson Melinda Edwards Sarah Edwards Barry Ege Elaine Queen Denise Elliott Carl English ENT Associates of Alabama Vicki Ferguson Elliott Free Debra Freeman Teresa Gibbs John Gilley Tammy Renae Gipson Robert Glandon Barbara Greenwell Gail Gurley Sheila Hancock Suzanne Harbin Glynda D. Hardin Jessica Harp Douglas E. Harris Lynn H. Harris Sarah Harris Sharon Harris Martha Hart Dorothy Hays Andrea Hendrix Joe Hendrix Linda G. Hicks Connie S. Hill Jeff Hill Jennifer F. Hill Crystal C. Hines Kristen Jones Holmes Leslie Holmes Remona S. Hopper Cynthia Horn Sharon G. Horton Don Hubbard Garland R. Hughes Brenda Gail Hyatt Anthony and Joan Iacobelli Vickie W. Jackson Connie Jacobs Tony C. Jetton Beth Johnson Brenda D. Jones Phillip Key Margaret C. Lambert Jenna M. Lindsey Linda M. Lipsey Nicole E. Lockhart Angela Lolies Stacy Looney Sandra J. Lusk Cynthia J. Maddox John & Theresa Mahler Cindy Mallard Marcy Manning Wayne Manord Lisa Martin

Johnny Matthews Gary J. McMinn Tara Meharg Susan M. Melton Martha Melvin E. O. Messersmith Brenda Minyard Kyla Shea Mobley Joan S. Moore Shirley A. Moore Janice Apel Morgan Martha Morgan Pamela L. Murff Cindy Neal Rhonda Neal Cynthia Newman Greg A. Nicholas Tina D. Nix Pam Nunn Jerry Oliver Buffie E. Ozbirn Dale Palmer Gwen Parker Regina A. Pennington Diane Phillips Jonathan Proctor Connie Purcell John Quattlebaum Shannon Quick Susan R. Quick JoAnn Riley Joyce M. Rodgers Todd Salome Natalie R. Shearer Christina Shipp Grady and Cherie Smith Jackie L. Smith Tomesa Smith Deborah Spann Lisa Speegle Donna K. Speeker Chasity N. Stephens Gilda Stricklin Kimberly M. Swain Bethany Taylor Kathleen Thompson Evelyn G. Timmons Teresa L. Tipton Jane Tolbert Marlene R. Treece Stephanie Belton Turner Cassandra Ward Martha Washington David Weaver Arnice B. Weeks Karon Meshel Welch Chad Wilkins Deborah Williams Loretta Wilson Cindy S. Young Duane Young Kathy Young



WSCC President’s Report 2009 Programs of Study

Programs of Study ACADEMIC


Business Administration Business Education/Office Administration Accounting Administrative Assistant Medical Administrative Assistant Computer Science Programming Software Support Networking Web Technology Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics Criminal Justice Forensic Investigation Law Enforcement Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics Graphic Arts/Visual Communication Liberal Arts Management and Supervision Business Management Financial Management Office Management Entrepreneurship Music Education Paralegal Sports Medicine Transfer Programs

Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Child Development Clinical Laboratory Technician Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene Diagnostic Imaging Diagnostic Medical Sonography Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Polysomnography Emergency Medical Services Basic Paramedic Gerontology Health Information Technology Medical Coding Medical Transcription Human Services Drug and Alcohol Associate Mental Health Technician Social Work Associate Massage Therapy Medical Assistant Occupational Therapy Assistant Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Practical Nursing (LPN) Respiratory Therapy

CAREER/TECHNICAL Agricultural Production/Horticulture Auto Service Technology Automotive Manufacturing Technology Aviation Flight Technology Commercial Airplane Commercial Helicopter Collision Repair Commercial Sewing Cosmetology Cosmetology Instructor Training Nail Technology Culinary Arts Diesel Mechanics Drafting & Design Technology Electronic Technology Biomedical Equipment Technician Computer Repair Industrial Electronics Industrial Maintenance Telecommunications Heating & Air Conditioning Machine Tool Technology (Precision Machining) / Computer Numerical Control Tool and Die Upholstery/Interior Refinishing Welding

OTHER Health Linkage Program Online Programs Programs for High School Students Dual Enrollment/Honors Program FastTrack Academy Tech-Prep STEM Camp Upward Bound Community Education Personal Development and Lifelong Learning Classes Senior Adult Program Adult Education GED Prep Classes English as a Second Language (ESL) Employment Training GED Testing Workforce Development Training for Existing Business and Industry Short-Term Skills Training Continuing Education The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) Center CARCAM North Alabama Center for Advanced Manufacturing


From the 2009 Wallace State Theatre production of Grease.


WSCC President’s Report 2009 Financial Summary



Ending October, 2009 ASSETS

REVENUE Student Tuition & Fees State Grants/Contracts Federal Grants/Contracts Auxiliary State Appropriation Other

$7,299,558 $259,410 $9,609,977 $2,609,937 $14,615,427 $1,094,935 $35,489,244

EXPENSES Instruction Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Maintenance Student Aid Auxiliary Enterprises Depreciation Non Operating

$12,380,827 $1,977,482 $2,791,881 $3,329,431 $3,237,316 $3,178,289 $3,674,227 $1,505,608 $751,351

Cash Pledges Receivable Investment in Real Estate Beneficial Interest in Remainder Trust

$302,463 $301,069 $125,000 $836,475


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Liabilities and Net Assets Accounts Payable Scholarships Payable

$7,178 $12,104 $19,282

Net Assets Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted

$106,868 $572,382 $866,475 $1,545,725 $1,565,007


SCHOLARSHIPS Institutional Athletics Economically Disadvantaged Senior Adults Other

$642,337 $527,784 $68,620 $86,471 $35,912 $1,361,124

Private Scholarships (not including loans) Tuition Waivers

$1,866,694 $83,274

The Alabama Community College System Dr. Freida Hill, Chancellor

The Alabama State Board of Education Honorable Bob Riley, Governor - President Randy McKinney, District 1 - Vice President Mrs. Betty Peters, District 2 Mrs. Stephanie W. Bell, District 3 Dr. Ethel H. Hall, District 4 - Vice President Emerita Mrs. Ella B. Bell, District 5 Mr. David F. Byers, Jr., District 6 Mr. Gary Warren, District 7 Dr. Mary Jane Caylor , District 8 - President Pro Tempore


Accreditations Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Applied Science Degree, Associate in Science Degree, and Associate in Arts Degree. Inquiries related to the accreditation status of the College may be directed to: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; Phone Number 404/679-4501.

• Emergency Medical Services — Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions • Flight Technology — Federal Aviation Administration Approved by the Alabama State Department of Education for flight instruction under the U.S. Veterans Administration Program

Program accreditations/approvals include:

• Health Information Technology — Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Technology Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

• Associate Degree Nursing (RN) — National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission, Alabama Board of Nursing

• Medical Assisting — Curriculum Review Board of the American Association Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE)

• Business Administration, Business Education, Management and Supervision — Nationally accredited by the Association of Business Education Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

• Occupational Therapy Assistant — Accreditation Council for Occupational Assistant Therapy Education (ACOTE)

• Clinical Laboratory — National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

• Pharmacy Technology — American Society of Health System Pharmacists

• Dental Assisting — American Dental Association

• Physical Therapist Assistant — Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

• Dental Hygiene — American Dental Association

• Practical Nursing (LPN) — Alabama Board of Nursing

• Diagnostic Imaging — Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology

• Respiratory Therapy — Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care • Welding - American Welding Society

• Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography It is the policy of the Alabama State Board of Education and Wallace State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.


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2009 President's Report