2010-2011 PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Our Vision Wallace State Community College in Hanceville is a world class, internationally recognized, entrepreneurial learning college.
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
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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. In a year in which we met the challenges of both severe weather and severe underfunding, Wallace State continued to excel at serving students and meeting the needs of our communities. The academic year began with a Year of the Arts, a celebration of the arts that will truly never end, and continued with a Year of the Student, which recognizes that even though we always put students first, students require our attention on their success more than ever. As sources for employment become increasingly competitive and harder to find, we are dedicating the same energy, creativity and joy that consumed the Year of the Arts toward ensuring that our students are the best prepared students in the nation, and that they achieve the success they deserve and desire. Our efforts have reaped dividends. Wallace State was rated the first choice among community colleges by high school seniors taking the ACT, and has been designated by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 120 community colleges in America according to our student outcomes. We lead the Alabama Community College System in graduation rates. Our students routinely outperform native university students upon transfer to those institutions, and our licensure rates for students graduating from health and technical programs approach 90 percent. Our retention rate of 61 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. A recent report in Community College Week ranked Wallace State among the "Top 50 Associate Degrees: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences" in the United States. We hold in high regard our rich history of awards for teaching excellence, and we are most proud of our outstanding students who enable us to achieve
these accolades, and to whom we are everlastingly dedicated to providing supportive, state-of-the art learning environments and a world-class education. 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 innovative learning environments and 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, so that students may conveniently complete their baccalaureate on campus. As our enrollment increases, which I am pleased to report it has done during my tenure over the past seven years, students increasingly 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. 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. You’ll find learning is the “Wallace State of mind.”
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Our Mission and Goals
Entrepreneurial Learning College
Innovative Learning Environments
Marketing and Communication
Future Foundation and Alumni Association
Programs of Study
The College will develop distinctive learning environments that promote teaching excellence and a commitment to student success.
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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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission of Colleges accepted the fifth-year interim report submitted by Wallace State Community College in Hanceville with no findings. Wallace State’s
report was one of only three chairs worked for several reports out of the 39 months to put the fifth-year submitted this year that were report together. not referred for monitoring. “Dr. (Vicki) Hawsey is The mid-decennial review, incredibly knowledgeable of now required of all SACSall the SACS-COC COC accredited institutions accreditation standards,” halfway through their 10-year said Allen. “We are very accreditation, examines 14 of fortunate to have her on our the 39 total principles of team. She has put so many accreditation assessed during things in place during her the decennial reaffirmation tenure to make us worthy of process. continued accreditation, such According to LaDonna as budget hearings, student Allen, WSCC Retention learning outcome Director and the College’s assessments, and SACS Liaison, the fifth-year programmatic reviews.” report looked closely at Wallace State President faculty and staff credentials, Vicki Hawsey serves on the full-time and part-time faculty Board of Trustees of the ratios, and faculty-student Southern Association of ratios as well as curricula, Colleges and Schools distance education, dual Commission on Colleges, as enrollment, off-campus a member of its Finance instructional sites, and Committee and as a SACS student services. The report Commissioner. She has also considered external served as a SACS-COC accreditations for allied health and nursing programs as well as the technical programs that are now accredited by national standards and agencies, and those programs’ respective licensure passage rates. Dr. Mary Barnes has been Allen and the Wallace instrumental in organizing State SACS committee she
Common Read activities at WSCC.
reviewer on numerous site visits for institutions seeking initial and continuing accreditation, which is beneficial to Wallace State’s reaffirmation processes. “The value of having and maintaining SACS-COC accreditation cannot be overstated,” Hawsey said. “The rigorous process of internal and external review assures we meet common educational standards and sufficiently dedicate resources toward achieving our mission also serves as a guarantee for students, the public, employers and transfer institutions of the quality and integrity of the educational services we provide.” A progress report on the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, for which Wallace State received praise and a rare commendation from SACS five years ago, was also required with the fifth-year report. The QEP Impact Report was also accepted by SACS-COC without monitoring. “Technology and Learning were the focus of our previous QEP. We’ve made so many advancements in that area over the past five years, with multi-media SMART classrooms, Blackboard, an e-Learning division and online classes, computer labs, hot spots, and most recently the opening of the new
Advanced Visualization Center, we’re a completely transformed campus. Continued progress was certainly easy to demonstrate there, ” said Allen. In anticipation of the 2014 re-accreditation visit, the College has already begun work, and chosen the next QEP topic which will center on College readiness. WSCC SACS Committee members include Dr. Kathy Buckelew, Dr. Teresa RayConnell, Tony Jetton, Mary Mayo, Jason Morgan, Cynthia Newman, Bruce Tenison, Linda Wesley, Lisa German. Dr. Kathy Buckelew and Dr. Rebecca Reeves will chair the QEP Committee. Hawsey Re-elected SACS Commissioner Dr. Vicki Hawsey, Wallace State President, was re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools during the organization’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky. in December 2010. She is serving in her second threeyear term as a member of the organization’s Board of Trustees, and since her appointment to the Board’s Executive Council three years ago, she has also served as the Council’s delegate from the state of Alabama and as a member of its Finance Committee. The SACS Commission on Colleges is the recognized
regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. As a Commissioner, Hawsey serves on the 77-member body representing approximately 800 institutions in the Southeast. The Commission’s primary purpose is the improvement of educational quality throughout the region and the assurance to the public that its member institutions meet established standards. It is responsible for determining policy, reviewing and making decisions regarding the accreditation of institutions, and conducting the review for any modifications to Commission standards. “I have always been a strong supporter of the accreditation processes of SACS and have served as a reviewer on a number of site visits,” said Hawsey. “It is a tremendous honor to be re-elected to the Board of Trustees, and I look forward to continuing to work with other members of the Executive Council, Commissioners, and staff of the Commission on Colleges to ensure standards of quality in our institutions of higher education.”
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Op-Ed: The Proven Path to Economic Recovery By Vicki P. Hawsey, Ed.D., President of Wallace State Community College (Appeared in The Cullman Times, March 24, 2011) As governments at all levels contemplate cuts and re-set priorities to make ends meet, one reality needs to be front and center: Not all government expenditures are alike. Our policymakers should focus on enriching those areas that have proven they can help get us out of the current recession and back to economic prosperity and local job growth. No institution better reflects American ingenuity and innovation than community colleges. Uniquely American, our 1,200 community colleges serve virtually every community in the nation, enroll almost half of all U.S. undergraduates and power economic activity that changes lives and communities every day. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, in 2010 community colleges contributed over $35 billion annually to the nation’s economic growth – representing 7 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. Community colleges have added more than $620 billion to the current economy, representing roughly six percent of the nation’s average annual growth. A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce found, “By 2018, we will need 22 million new workers
with college degrees—but will fall short of that number by at least three million postsecondary degrees... At a time when every job is precious, this shortfall will mean lost economic opportunity for millions of American workers." The only way our country can move beyond our current economic difficulties is to allow people to achieve their career potential, therefore expanding job growth and our national and regional economies. With these changes our GDP grows, our federal, state and local tax base expands, and recovery is possible. Community colleges return an average of three dollars to the public for every dollar invested. Community colleges help to sustain the entrepreneurial life’s blood that so many midsize and small communities depend upon, fueling increased job creation. Along with economic health, the colleges safeguard the security and well‐being of our communities, credentialing 80 percent of the nation’s first responders and preparing more than 60 percent of health care professionals nationally. More than ever, people enroll in community colleges to qualify for jobs, improve skills for career advancement, and take part in on-thejob training programs. Wallace State teaches the skills that our community’s businesses and industries need most and we are proud of our many community partnerships. Enrollment at Wallace State over the past three years has increased by 22 percent, and when combined with workforce training now represents more than 7,000 students seeking job skills and an education to make them more competitive in the current job market. This, as our state funding has been reduced by 24 percent. Growth areas – like health care – rely on community colleges to supply qualified workers to meet the needs of aging populations. Nationally, 52 percent of new nurses and the majority of other new healthcare workers are educated at community colleges. A 2010 report in Community College Week ranked Wallace State 10th in the nation continued on page 10
among two-year institutions in the “Top 50 Associate Degrees: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences,” and 22nd on the list when four year colleges and universities are added to the associate degree producers. The College’s nursing education program alone enrolls more than 600 students each semester. Enrollment in Wallace State’s career technical programs has increased 32 percent in past three years, and Wallace State currently boasts the highest graduation rate of any twoyear college in the state, well above national averages. Economic recovery must include expanding alternative energy sources – and community colleges will supply the necessary people power. Wallace State’s program on Green Construction is just one such program addressing this need. More college students are now enrolled in community colleges than in any other sector of higher education and earn about 932,000 associate degrees or certificates annually. Community colleges thus are critical to the achievement of state and national goals for increased degree, skills and certificate attainment. But continued stellar results are in jeopardy. Enrollments skyrocket as students seek affordable education and
training, but state and federal funding continues to decline. Ironically, the colleges are being victimized by the very negative economic spiral they are designed to prevent. The downward funding trend cannot continue with impunity: according to the firm Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc., if funding for the nation’s community colleges were curtailed, 10 percent of the workforce would lose access to critical education and training opportunities. This would reduce personal earnings by $1,500 per year, or $44,000 over the course of a working lifetime. More significant, however, state and local taxes on businesses and employers would increase by $1,100 per year, and nearly $60 a year for individual taxpayers. As we all work to put America’s economic house in order, re‐investing in community colleges represents an intelligent and responsible step that every policymaker can take during the upcoming legislative session. Community college support from policymakers – both local and federal – moves us beyond the recession and creates jobs locally. This return on investment and proven path to economic recovers provides the opportunity that members of our community deserve.
Aspen Institute Names WSCC Among Top 120 Community Colleges The Aspen Institute ranked Wallace State among the nation's top 120 community colleges according to a competition first announced at a White House conference on community colleges during fall 2010. The initiative, part of President Obama’s goal for the United States to lead the world in the proportion of college graduates by 2020, is improve graduation rates among the six million Americans who enroll in the primarily twoyear, public educational institutions each year. To pick the winners, judges analyzed Department of Education data on the percentage of students who graduate with an associate degree or successfully transfer from their community colleges into four-year institutions. They also assessed the proportion of low-income and minority students who completed each program, and if completion rates improved over time at the particular schools. Wallace State has the highest graduation rate in the Alabama Community College System, a rate of 50 percent, that far exceeds national averages of less than 30 percent. The 120 winners, representing the top 10 percent of the country's 1,200 community colleges, are now eligible to win a $700,000
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prize. Dr. Jill Biden, a community college professor, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners during a meeting in Washington, D.C. in April 2011.
Program Offerings A report released in June 2011 by Community College Week ranks Wallace State Community College among the top two-year institutions nationally in the “Top 50 Associate Degrees: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences.” Wallace State is 23rd on the list, with more than 400 students having graduated in the past year from one of the College’s 20 health care-related programs of study. First Year Gateway Initiative Wallace State’s First Year Gateway Initiative was recognized by the National Council of Instructional Administrators for “Sweet Student Success: The Implementation of a First-Year Program for Students in Transition at Wallace State Community College,” which was published in the NCIA’s spring 2011 publication. In 2008, the First-Year Gateway Initiative committee formed a three-year strategic plan, which included Learning Communities and Structured Learning Assistance classes consistent with Learning
College principles, a Freshman-Faculty luncheon, improvements with Student Services, a campus wide Common Read program, and a multitude of educational activities and opportunities at Wallace State’s newest building on campus, the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. Wallace State’s First-Year Initiative has experienced great results and the College continues to grow in its role as a Learning College, always seeking ways to better serve its students. The monthly Freshman/Faculty Luncheon, which began with the first Common Read during 20092010, continues to be a success, allowing Wallace State students and faculty to get to know each other outside of the classroom in a relaxed setting. Meetings take place in the Wallace State Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Most participants enjoy lunch from Woody’s Grill during the event. The luncheon has provided an excellent opportunity for discussions about the Common Read.
The Common Read Wallace State’s Common Read, a yearlong project that brings the Wallace State community together around a single literary work embarked on a second year in 2010-2011 with “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne. Boyne’s work depicts the atmosphere in Nazi Germany during the early 1940s and the persecution of Eastern European Jews through the eyes of Bruno, a nine-year-old boy. To deepen the learning experience, the Common Read Committee, along with The Evelyn Burrow Museum, presented an exhibit of artwork and narratives on loan from The Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee titled “Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors through Photography and Art.” The assembly of photography by Becky Seitel and paintings by Mitzi J. Levin provided viewers intimate glimpses into the
private memories of twenty Alabama Holocaust survivors. Two of those survivors, Riva and Aisic Hirsch spoke to the campus in October 2010. The Hirsches captivated a capacity audience in the Burrow Center Recital Hall Thursday with personal stories from the horrors of the Holocaust and the uplifting power of human kindness and faith in God that helped them to endure, and to ultimately to find each other and happiness. In addition to the audience in the Burrow Recital Hall, more than 2,000 students and community members heard the Hirshes in simulcast video and audio broadcasts of their discussion across campus. “Zeitoun,” a book by David Eggars set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, will be the featured book in 2011-2012. The Wallace State Diversity Committee hosted Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center, for a campus discussion on religious tolerance in April 2011. Students in the Visual Communications program designed infographics on world religions to be displayed at the event and across campus throughout the semester.
Michael Hart looks over plans for Wallace State’s new Green Building demonstration home.
WSCC Offers Free Class on Sustainability and Green Building Practices Wallace State introduced a short-term training program in Green Building practices in 2010. “Green 101 - Your Role in the Green Environment,” introduces participants to basic sustainable building practices and the ways in which they can reduce their carbon footprint. It also provides an introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design (LEED) building certification, and techniques that apply to all areas and disciplines in construction from raw material extraction, manufacturing, and sustainable construction practices to demolition and salvaging principles. The training is approved by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for continuing education under the Green Building
Certification Institute’s (GBCI) Credentialing Maintenance Program for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certification of completion issued by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Other classes available through the program include solar voltaics, weatherization, green building codes and more. The Green Construction Training program is also providing hands-on training by remodeling two older houses on campus. These houses, once used as supplemental men’s dormitory living space, were relocated to the back of campus to provide space for the modular units that will house student services offices during the recladding of the Bailey Center. The houses are being renovated as model homes, one a standard energy-efficient home, and the other a LEED-certified home using the latest green technology, including water runoff collection tanks, a geothermal hydronic floor heating system, and solar energy systems. Once completed, touch screen monitors inside the homes will provide comparisons of such measures as relative cost, system diagnostics, and energy efficiency.
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The renovated houses will be unique in the state, and continue to provide opportunities for teaching and learning while serving as a valuable resource for builders and contractors, and as a field trip destination for classes and individuals interested in learning about architecture and green building design, energy use, environment impact and sustainable living. Wallace State is a United States Green Building Council corporate member. This program is funded 100 percent with Federal Workforce Investment ActAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding made available to the State of Alabama by the U.S. Department of Labor/ Employment and Training Administration. e-learning: New Certificate Program The Advanced Visualization Center developed a Simulation and Modeling Technician Certificate, which will provide a broad background for 3D simulation and game development. The twosemester, 24-credit hour certificate incorporates practical applications in creative arts, visual arts, audio and video technology, creative writing, modeling, design, programming and
management, with classes scheduled to begin in fall 2011. Short-Term Training Wallace State introduced a number of new short-term training offerings designed to meet current workforce demands and help individuals quickly train for a new career. These programs include training for Patient Care Assistants, Dialysis Technicians, End-of-Life Care, and Ophthalmic Assistants and a variety of new online training options including a Home Inspection course, and Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring. They complement training for Welders, Certified Nursing Assistants, Phlebotomists, and other offerings.
Atlanta Braves pitcher and WSCC alumnus Craig Kimbrel
Texas Rangers pitcher and WSCC alumnus Derek Holland
Year of the Student — Student Success Wallace State began its celebration of a Year of the Student in 2011 focusing on student success. While Wallace State always puts students first, a dedicated Year of the Student means that during a year when employment has been increasingly competitive and harder to find, we dedicate the same energy, creativity and joy that
Oakland A’s pitcher Graham Godfrey
PGA golfer Fredrick Jacobson
Ty Parker, Wallace State alum who was UA Drum major and is now Band Director at Holly Pond High School. Here are other students we’ve highlighted in 2011:
Steffanie Hocking and Chase Carpenter are accepted to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
characterized the Year of the Arts, ensuring that Wallace State students are the best prepared students in the nation, ready to achieve the success they deserve and desire. During our Year of the Student, the College has collected good news about our students such as Kenneth Harris, a Wallace State nursing grad, who is featured in the recent UAB Annual Report; and nursing graduate Laura Russell Richerzhagen, who recently published a journal article on her research; welding student Joey Foster who placed first in national Skills USA; recent alumni Chase Carpenter and Steffanie Hocking, who were accepted to the McWhorter School of Pharmacy; and
Craig Kimbrel, the Atlanta Braves pitcher who played for Wallace State in 2007 and 2008, set the record for saves by a rookie in 2011, and became the College’s first Major League Baseball AllStar. In 2010, Derek Holland, who played for Wallace State in 2006 and 2007, became the first former Lion to pitch in the World Series. The Texas Rangers starter had the most shutouts in the American League in regular season 2011. Graham Godfrey, who narrated the College’s Who Will You Be? commercial several years ago, and was featured as the student saying “I will be a baseball player”, was called up to the major leagues by the Oakland A’s in 2011. PGA Golfer Fredrick Jacobson, who played for Wallace State in 1994, visited the Wallace State campus
with his family in spring 2011, just before winning the Travelers Championship. Two Wallace State athletic teams earned Alabama Community College Conference Championships – Volleyball and Women’s Basketball – and both made trips to the NJCAA National Tournament for their sport. The 2009-2010 Softball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball and Golf teams were recognized as NJCAA All-Academic Teams for excellence in the classroom. Drew Hendrix became the third straight Wallace State welding student to win the state Skills USA competition. Kevin Suggs, the first blind student to earn a GED from Wallace State, was the featured speaker at the 2011 GED Graduation ceremony.
Kevin Suggs and his service dog Harley.
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Alumni of the Wallace State theatre program, Tim Childers and Daniel Bussey, landed professional acting jobs with Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Senior adult Physical Education student Harry Chandler earned a Senior Olympic gold medal in table tennis. The Dual Enrollment program, which enrolls nearly 300 students, reported a 60 percent completion rate of students earning a terminal degree within four years. Two former dual enrollment students, Cade Ann Smith and Conner Johnson, graduated from the University of Alabama this year having earned numerous honors. Smith was a member of “31”, a group of the most influential women at the University, the Student Government Association, and the Blackburn group, a select group of student leaders. She is currently working on Capitol Hill at the U.S. Senate. Johnson was a member of the 2010 All-USA Today Academic Team, served as vicepresident of the Blue Key Honor Society, and was named Organic Chemistry Student of the Year, and Computer-Based Honors Program Freshman and Sophomore Student of the Year. He has been accepted to Harvard Medical School.
In addition to having the top graduation rate among Alabama Community Colleges--50 percent in 20102011--the College also retains 61 percent of all students, a percentage well above state and national averages. Student outcomes by program are equally outstanding. Dental Assisting, Practical Nursing and Physical Therapy Assistant programs all reported a 100 percent pass rate for students taking licensure exams. Dental Hygiene reported a 96 percent pass rate on the national board exam. Respiratory Therapy and Therapeutic Massage programs reported 93 percent and 92 percent success rates, respectively, by students taking licensure exams in those fields. The Health Information Technology and Occupational Therapy programs reported 86 percent pass rates, while Registered Nursing reported an 87 percent pass rate. In the technical programs, Heating and Air Conditioning, Welding, and Cosmetology routinely report at or near 100 percent pass rates on certification and licensure exams. The list goes on, and it is especially rewarding for all of us who serve in higher education to witness the outcomes of the students we serve.
Employee Success Wallace State employees have been recognized for their outstanding contributions. The work of Dr. Mary Barnes, English instructor, on The Common Read was published by the University of Texas at Austin National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in the “NISOD Abstracts.” Biology instructor Dr. Fred Halstead, Respiratory Therapy program director Dr. Paul Taylor, Athletics secretary Deborah Spann, and Director of Institutional Development Suzanne Harbin were all presented NISOD excellence awards in 2011. Robert Davis, history instructor and genealogy expert, published a book titled “Anderson Civil War Prison” and appeared in The History Channel ‘s “Brad Meltzer’s: Decoded” series. Cosmetology program director Tracy Smith has been appointed as a state liaison to the National-Interstate Council (NIC) of State Boards of Cosmetology, the National Cosmetology Association (NCA) and the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). Health Information Management program director Donna Stanley was elected president of the Alabama Association for Health Information Management (AAHIM). Wallace State head baseball
Wallace State student Brent McDonald’s work was recognized in the Chancellor’s Art Show. WSCC Representatives at Alabama Community College System’s Chancellor’s Awards ceremony – Pictured L-R: Bruce Tenison, director of e-Learning; Tammy Gipson, director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program; Wallace State’s VicePresident for Students/Learning Dr. Tomesa Smith; Dr. Rebecca Reeves, History instructor and chair of the Social Sciences division; and Mark Bolin, Bookstore manager with Dr. Vicki Hawsey, President of Wallace State.
coach Randy Putman surpassed 800 career wins, and Wallace State head softball coach Jayne Clem reached 600 wins. English instructor Dr. Kathy Buckelew was selected for the Alabama Community College Leadership Academy. The Leadership WSCC Class of 2010-2011 included Krystal Beasley, Jennie Gurley, Gayle Ledbetter, Todd Hardman, Brandon Brooks, Diana Majerik, JoAnn Castles, Brett Messersmith, Lisa Hullett, and Michael Salerno. Dr. Fred Halstead, Connie Allen, Jimmy Hodges, Bruce Tenison, and Courtney Walker were elected to serve on the College’s Administrative Council. Extraordinary
Employee Awards were presented to dorm director Robin Leeth, auxiliary services staff member Ed Hart, and math instructor Dr. Lance Boyd for going above and beyond the normal workday duties to serve students. Linda Williams was presented the College’s first Green Award for her recycling efforts on campus. Wallace State Employees Recognized at Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony, ACA Conference Several representatives of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville were recognized at the Chancellor’s Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Alabama College Association’s Fall
Conference in Montgomery November 21-23. The Chancellor’s Awards began 24 years ago as a way to reward and encourage outstanding performance, creativity, and dedicated service. Wallace State’s VicePresident for Students/ Learning Dr. Tomesa Smith was nominated as Administrator of the Year. Dr. Rebecca Reeves, history instructor and chair of the social sciences division, was nominated for Academic Faculty of the Year. Tammy Gipson, director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, was nominated for Technical Faculty of the Year, and Mark Bolin, Bookstore manager, was recognized as a nominee for Staff Member of the Year. Dr. Tomesa Smith has served in her permanent role as chief officer for students since October 2004. Her responsibilities as Vice President for Students include coordinating functions of the
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Student Services Division, which encompasses Career Services, Admissions, Student Activities, Financial Aid, ACTION Advising Center, Athletics, Enrollment Management, ADA, Student Support Services, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Transitional Learning and Testing. She has worked with student services offices to streamline processes for students, chaired statewide leadership events for students and contributed to state policy groups to promote equality and excellence in student affairs. Smith is a graduate of the Alabama Community College Leadership Academy, a Master Teacher, and was a previous Chancellor’s Award nominee for Instruction. She is a member of the Alabama Deans of Student Affairs Association, serves as an Alabama NASPA Executive Board member and has been a member of many state committees. Smith began her professional career at Wallace State in 1988 as math instructor, and became Chairperson of the Math Department in October 2000. In 2004 she was named Coordinator of Adult Education. She holds a doctorate and AA Certification from Auburn University, Class A Certification from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree from UAB,
bachelor’s from Athens University, and associate degree from Wallace State. Smith participates in community associations, including the High Hopes Committee for Cullman County Schools and has spent over 10 years as a Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher for youth and children, and a board member for high school booster clubs. Dr. Rebecca Reeves began teaching at Wallace State as a dual enrollment instructor in 1998. She has been a Fast Track Academy and history instructor. As chair of the history department, a role she assumed in 2009, Reeves supervises full-time and adjunct instructors, develops schedules and prepares budgets. She also teaches approximately 400 students each year. Reeves serves an active role on multiple Wallace State committees, including the Student Learning Outcomes Committee, Scholarship Committee, Gateway Committee, Fast Track Academy Committee and Dual Enrollment Committee. Reeves is a Master Teacher and also graduated from Leadership Wallace State. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UAB; and Ed.S., AA Certification, and Ed.D. from the University of Alabama. Reeves has professional affiliations with the Alabama Council of the
Social Studies (ACSS), the Alabama Historical Society, the Alabama Archive Association, the Hanceville Preservation Commission and the Hanceville Historical Society. She was a teacher at Cullman High School before her full-time employment at Wallace State. Tammy Gipson is a Master Teacher who has served as director of the OTA program since 2005. Over the past five years, Gipson has used distance learning to enhance her program, setting up video conferencing and developing online courses. She has also set up an online continuing education seminar for occupational therapy assistants. Gipson serves as the Health Division Unit 2 Coordinator and is responsible for coordinating with multiple health division program directors for plans about campus changes and responses in the health division to promote and acknowledge the health related fields at Wallace State. Gipson received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UAB, and has earned the Excellence in Innovation Award and Faculty of the Month Award at Wallace State. Gipson’s previous professional experience included roles as a rehab manager at Restore Therapy, an occupational therapy manager at Champion Partners in Rehab,
Rehab Director at Sunbelt Therapy and Senior Occupational Therapist at Huntsville Hospital. Gipson is a regular volunteer for offcampus recruiting opportunities and contributes to the community and fieldwork educators through guest lectures and demonstrations in caregiver training, lymphedema management, low vision rehabilitation and home health issues. Mark Bolin was named bookstore manager in December 2006, a role that includes supervising and evaluating the bookstore staff; overseeing daily closing procedures for all transactions; performing all tasks related to ordering and maintaining correct inventory levels of textbooks, school supplies and merchandise; overseeing used book buyback every semester and maintaining regular communication with faculty, staff, administration and vendors to ensure the bookstore provides all necessary resources for employees and students. During his tenure as bookstore manager, Bolin has found new opportunities for students to save money on textbooks, while at the same time exploring ways for the College to find increased revenue. He has increased the purchase of used books from students by 107 percent since 2006. Bolin is a graduate of
Leadership Wallace State and the Wallace State Learning College Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Athens University, and a MBA from UNA. He currently serves on the Wallace State Leadership Council for Institutional Effectiveness, Wallace State Administrative Council, President’s Council and Wallace State Sick Leave Bank Committee. Bolin began working at Wallace State in August 2005 as a cashier/accounts receivable specialist. He is an active member within the Cullman community, serving on the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee and is a graduate of Leadership Cullman County. 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. Winners of the Chancellor’s Art Show were also
recognized during the Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. Bruce Tenison, director of e-Learning, placed 2nd in employee photography for “Sunset at Fly Creek.” Wallace State student Brent McDonald received 3rd place in student photography for “Colors of a Peach.” Harriet Mayo, executive assistant to the president, made a presentation during the ACCA conference on “How to Correct Formatting Faux Pas.” Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey announced the appointment of Paul Bailey as Athletic Director in February 2011. Bailey will oversee the operations of Wallace State’s eight athletic teams, which include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, golf, volleyball, soccer, and cheerleading. “I appreciate Dr. Hawsey for giving me this opportunity,” he said. “I already know the coaches and work closely with them. We have a great relationship. All of our coaches are winners.” Bailey joined the college in 1991, serving as Director of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trainer before becoming Director of the Physical Education Department. He previously held positions as assistant tennis coach and intramural director.
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 Wallace State Begins Plans for New Health Sciences/Life Sciences Building President Vicki Hawsey has announced the naming of an architectural firm to design the College’s new Health Sciences/Life Sciences Building. Williams Blackstock Architects of Birmingham met with College administrators in mid-2011 to discuss plans for the 130,000 square foot facility, the 43rd on Wallace State’s 300-acre campus in Hanceville. The Alabama Board of Education approved construction of the new building and authorized the issuance of approximately $25,000,000 in limited obligation bonds for Wallace State at its December 9, 2010, meeting in Montgomery, with the stipulation that planning for the project be completed and construction contracts executed within the year. The new Health Sciences/Life Sciences facility will house nursing, biology, and other allied health and science
A recent pinning ceremony for Wallace State associate degree Nursing students filled the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre.
classes. According to Dr. Hawsey, classroom and laboratory spaces in the College’s Robert T. Wilson Nursing Building, where nursing classes are taught, and in the Science Complex, where biology, and other science. classes are taught, are inadequate to support the enrollment demands and requirements for state-ofthe-art, technologically advanced learning environments. “Our new Health Sciences/Life Sciences building will provide learning spaces that are suitable for simulation-based learning,
problem-based learning, and interdisciplinary learning in an environment that more nearly replicates those found in hospitals and that promote active and collaborative learning between disciplines,” she said. The College’s nursing education program alone enrolls more than 600 students each semester. The current nursing facility was constructed in 1983 and occupies 29,378 square foot building. For comparison’s sake, the number of registered nursing students graduating from the associate degree program
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since 1983 has more than quadrupled, and the demand for skilled nursing professionals continues to escalate. With increased interest and emphasis on the sciences nationally, and the College breaking records for enrollment in recent years, the College’s biology and other science classes are also bursting at the seams of the 18,797 square foot Science complex. The new Health Sciences/Life Sciences building will enable the College to expand enrollments in the natural sciences, nursing education, life sciences, emergency medical services, clinical lab technician, and respiratory therapy, which are all at maximum capacity for current classroom availability. Current plans are to combine all English classes in the current Robert T. Wilson building and to combine all history, psychology, social sciences, human services, and criminal justice classes in the existing Science complex. “English, history, and social science classes are currently offered in multiple buildings across campus, which presents significant inconveniences to students and faculty and adds to traffic congestion,” said Hawsey.
Wallace State’s New Burrow Center featured in Architectural Magazine The Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts was selected as one of 95 award winning facilities nationwide to be featured in the 20th Anniversary “Educational Interiors Showcase” issue of American School & University magazine. The 2010 compendium highlighted outstanding and innovative school and university learning environments. The goal of American School and University magazine is to help architects and education administrators “make informed decisions about facilities and construction.” According to Joe Agron, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, “it is the first, largest and most prestigious education interior design competition in the industry.” The April 2010 opening of the Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, a state-of-
the-art teaching and performance facility for the fine and performing arts, enabled the College to develop premiere instructional programs and expand its community outreach by hosting community and College events, including music, dance, and theatrical performances, and art exhibitions, complementing Wallace State’s vision to be a world class institution that effectively meets the educational and cultural needs of its students and the communities it serves. With the opening of this Center in conjunction with the College’s 2010 Arts in April series of arts-related events in its fifth year, and the many other events held on campus each semester, Wallace State is becoming the center for cultural arts in the area. The Burrow Center includes art studios, a graphic art computer lab, this recital hall, band and choir rooms, ensemble rooms,
The Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.
choreography/dance rooms, recording rooms and practice rooms, composition laboratories, classrooms, offices and meeting rooms as well as the Evelyn Burrow Museum, which has on display highlights of the $9.5 million fine and decorative arts collection donated to the College by Mrs. Burrow. The Evelyn Burrow Museum contains a unique collection of decorative arts from the Victorian era to modern times, from fine examples of delicately crafted porcelain to artful everyday wares. This extraordinary collection includes more than 5,000 objects primarily of porcelain and pottery, glass, and bronze, highlights of which are displayed in the Museum’s main gallery and in its Porcelain Room. Visitors are invited to share Mrs. Burrowʼs appreciation for the decorative arts, her passion for collecting, and her particular love of horses in this exhibition. Through her gifts to Wallace State valued in the millions, Evelyn Burrow educates and inspires generations of current and future artists, collectors and art historians, and encourages us all to see the beauty, artistry and craftsmanship in the objects that surround us every day. The Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts is the first building on campus
constructed with green building concepts from the ground up. Many components of this building are LEED inspired or LEED equivalent. According to architects at Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, the flooring products used have a high recycled or rapidly renewable resource content. Bamboo was chosen for its durability and because it is a product that will grow back 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 were retired as a result of the highly recycled content used in this aspect of the facility’s design. The building contains a significant amount of concrete pouring using 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 abundance of windows in the building. These windows not only illuminate regularly occupiable spaces but also provide occupants of the building with views to the outside. The exterior of the building was designed to maximize energy efficiency
by regulating the amount of heat entering and leaving the building. Internet controllable thermostats, allow for efficient use of energy in the Burrow Center and in buildings across campus. The Burrow Center is named for Ottis Burrow, who was instrumental in the selection of Hanceville as the site of the George C. Wallace Trade School of Cullman County that became Wallace State Community College, and his wife Evelyn, one of the College’s greatest benefactors. Bailey Renovations Wallace State’s front-line offices moved to temporary homes in 2010 as the College’s tallest building, the James C. Bailey Center, began a lengthy, $16.5 million renovation to restore structural integrity of the building’s exterior. The Business, Financial Aid and Admissions offices and the ACTION Advising Center are now located in modular units on the front side of campus, adjacent to the Health Sciences Building and across the street from the Tom Bevill Health Education Building. Wallace State’s modular units have been tabbed the “Student Resource Center” and are located together to better accommodate students as a one-stop shop. Other offices
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previously housed in the Bailey Center also relocated to other areas of campus. Renovations to the Bailey Center, a 14-story, 144,000square foot building, were expected to last approximately 18 months according to previous estimations, however damage from the storms of April 2011 have caused delays of some months. The bond issue funding the majority of the cost of renovation includes a reallocation of $4 million from the Cullman County Commission, which allows the College to save $660,000 over the life of the bond.
Learning Outside the Classroom Wallace State programs supplemented classroom instruction with field trips, including the Automotive program’s trip to the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Ky., while Upward Bound traveled to New Orleans and Student Support Services to Chattanooga. Wallace State Nursing Students Conduct Free KidCheck Health Screenings in Blount County More than 2,600 Blount County students now receive free KidCheck health screenings each semester thanks to the Wallace State Nursing program. KidCheck
is a model school-based health screening program that began in Blount and Bibb Counties and is now being expanded to any interested school system as an initiative of former Governor Bob Riley's Alabama Rural Action Commission. Wallace State partners with Blount County Schools, serving more than 4,000 students annually as part of this initiative. Pediatric nursing students begin preparing the first day of class for their participation in the health screenings. Each nursing student conducts a full assessment on each child, including height and weight, blood pressure, heart and lung sounds, and temperature, as well as dental, vision, and hearing exams. Wallace State Nursing Hosts Let’s Pretend Hospital Event The Wallace State Nursing department held its annual Let’s Pretend Hospital event on campus in March with attendance by more than 1,000 first grade students from Cullman City and County schools. In preparation for Let’s Pretend Hospital, more than 400 students in the program focus on transforming the nursing building into a mock hospital with the goal of creating a fun, nonthreatening environment to reduce children’s anxiety and
First graders from Cullman County Schools attend Let’s Pretend Hospital at Wallace State.
fear about hospitals. Activities planned for the first graders include learning about the importance of hand washing, viewing a pretend operating room, looking through microscopes, viewing x-rays, learning safety tips and touring an ambulance and fire truck. Cullman Regional Medical Center partners with Wallace State for this event and provides ID bands for the children and other supplies for the individual rooms. Children’s Hospital in Birmingham provides pediatric masks and educational materials. Bunge North America of Decatur sponsored the
transportation for all the buses and drivers this year, which ensured that more schools would be able to attend. Culpepper Real Estate donated reusable directional signs to guide the school buses to the Nursing building. Chick-Fil-A donated coupons for a complimentary kids meal to each child visiting the pretend hospital. The nursing students hold a t-shirt design competition each year and wear shirts at the event featuring the winning design. The department’s goal is to offer this event to every first grader in Cullman County. Diesel Program Converts Overturned Truck to Diagnostic Training Lab Wallace State’s Diesel Mechanics program is putting a diesel truck that was overturned during the storms of April 27 to good use. Department head Jeremy Smith and his students have transformed the T600 Kenworth training diesel, one of the trucks that had been used in training students to prepare for their commercial driver’s license (CDL), into a diagnostics training lab. A main component of Wallace State’s Diesel Mechanics program is learning to diagnose repairs that need to be made, ranging from the vehicle’s
The Diesel Mechanics lab at Wallace State Community College provides students with a variety of training on diesel engines.
electrical system to major engine problems. The overturned training diesel, which has a Caterpillar engine, caters perfectly to those scenarios. It can also be used for training in preventive maintenance, brakes, steering, suspension and alignment. In addition to this partnership with Kenworth and My Way Trucking, the diesel mechanics program recently partnered with Eaton/Dana Corporation’s Roadranger products to provide annual instruction on heavy duty automatic transmissions and heavy duty hybrid transmissions, and to sponsor training aids and new equipment for the program.
Wallace State’s Diesel Mechanics Program, Eaton Roadranger Company Partner for Transmission Training Classes, Future Endeavors Wallace State’s Diesel Mechanics Department and Eaton/Dana Corporation’s Roadranger products began a partnership that both parties hope becomes an annual event. Roadranger representatives hosted a three-day class for local industry employees and Wallace State Diesel Mechanics students. The classes provided training on heavy duty automatic transmission class and heavy duty hybrid transmissions. “It’s wonderful Eaton is partnering with us. This
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partnership enhances our program as they will sponsor or obtain additional new equipment for us to use as training aids for our students,” said Diesel Mechanics Department Chair Jeremy Smith. Wallace State was an ideal fit for the training according to Roadranger’s Phillip Medler, the territory sales and service manager from Chelsea. Medler and Eaton national representative John Bourdo conducted the threeday classes. “We like to hold these classes at a community College because the exposure reaches the students and helps to get the awareness out there. Roadrunner is the vendor. We come in, do the training and get students exposed to the components we provide to the marketplace and the upcoming new components we are going to launch,” Medler said. “We appreciate Wallace State, the facility here and hope it’s going to be a long partnership.” Partnerships with industry suppliers ensure students train on the equipment they’ll be using in the workplace. Smith has been head of Wallace State’s Diesel Mechanics program for two years and under his guidance has acquired multiple partnerships with companies like Eaton, Kenworth Truck Company, My Way Trucking
and is seeking to team up with Ryder. Smith’s students have worked on a myriad of engines including Cummins, Caterpillar, Volvo, Detroit, John Deere, Kubota and Isuzu. He’s also working to obtain engines from Mack, International and Paccar. One of the more intriguing project Smith’s students are embarking on is work on a 2009 hybrid truck engine. “We exclusively started talking to Eaton when we discussed the hybrid truck training. Eaton and our students are excited we are taking a stand and moving into the greener areas of hybrids,” Smith said. “We are the only one in the region I know that is doing that.” Since Smith arrived, his students have worked on 23 different training aid engines and most are put back out on the streets in working order. Adding to the overall excitement of the program is Coy Carr’s recent 3rd-place finish in the SkillsUSA competition at Thompson Tractor in Birmingham. Carr, 20, of Warrior became the program’s inaugural participant in the SkillsUSA competition. Smith had 20 students sign up for the program during the fall semester, while eight of 10 recent graduates are working full-time in the industry.
“I want to make this the best program in the Southeast and eventually in the United States. Of course, it’s going to take some time, but our overall goal is to have a student leave here and walk straight into industry. We hope they go to work and don’t have to look behind all the time. Some students are still going to be green, but we’ve had great reviews about our students in industry,” Smith said. Wallace State offers a certificate in Diesel Mechanics and provides CDL training and testing for those interested in a career in diesel mechanics or truck driving. Wallace State Adopts Banner Wallace State along with a consortium of colleges has committed to move from the Access/Aliant administrative software system to SunGuard Banner. Initial planning began in summer 2011 with implementation scheduled for fall 2012. This system will provide a more efficient, user-friendly interface compatible with serving an increasingly online student body.
Year of the Student Spotlights Wallace State Celebrates 45th Commencement WSCC and President Vicki Hawsey conferred degrees upon approximately 1,000 graduates during Wallace State’s 45th commencement ceremony, which celebrated the Year of the Student. “Graduates, we congratulate and commend you as you successfully conclude this phase of your educational journey,” Dr. Hawsey told the Class of 2011. “Your future is limited only by those limitations that are self-imposed. Your success is abbreviated only when you choose not to dream, so dream!” Wallace State has educated hundreds of thousands of students since its beginning in 1965, and more than 30,000 have graduated. The College produces more graduates than any other institution in the Alabama Community College System and has long been known for its reputation of excellence. “America’s community colleges are places where exceptional students like these are challenged to succeed, and places where they thrive,” Hawsey said. “Our graduates are among the finest in the nation, having caused Wallace State to be listed among the top 100 associate degree producers among America’s 1,200 community colleges, the only college in Alabama to have been named to this prestigious list.” “As we celebrate the accomplishments of this graduating class, I am convinced that each of them will leave an indelible imprint on their worlds and the people around them,” she said. “They are ‘Difference Makers’.” As has become her tradition, Hawsey shared the stories of several students who represent the diverse dreams, ambitions and achievements of the entire student body. Among them were Candace Tabor, Timothy Alexander, Adam Schrimsher, Irene Kijem, Ryan
Gussenhoven, and Brian Purser. Candace Tabor is an international volunteer and traveling enthusiast, who, at 20, has already seen more of the world than most of us can hope to see. In the summer of 2009, after spending a night online looking for service opportunities from her home in Cullman, she volunteered with Cross Cultural Solutions, an organization that provides support for underprivileged areas around the world, and spent time in Costa Rica working at a special education school. In 2010 she spent more than a month touring Europe, and in 2011 she will spend two months in Peru with the Light and Leadership Initiative teaching English and Art before doing some traveling of her own. “Traveling changes you –realizing how different things are there compared to here gives you a different perspective,” she said. “I want to travel, see the world, enjoy meeting new people and learning about their language, their culture and the way they live their lives.” As a certified teacher of English as a Foreign Language and a talented artist, she hopes to be able to teach English and pursue art wherever she is. Candace is a 2011 graduate of Wallace State with a degree in Visual Communications. Timothy Alexander was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident, leaving him paralyzed from just
below the neck. He gradually regained feeling in his upper body, and spent the year following high school in vocational rehabilitation, determined to prove that he could be selfsufficient. A counselor at Alabama Vocational Rehabilitation Services told Timothy that if he really wanted to be self-sufficient, he should attend college. He had hoped to go to nursing school at Wallace State and to be the first nurse in a wheel chair, but nurses are required to flip patients and his differing abilities prevented that. He found a new calling in criminal justice, and fell in love with forensic investigation. He asked his instructors early on “not to let the disability that you may think I have affect the way you treat me.” And they didn’t. In addition to working in criminal justice, Timothy wants to become a motivational speaker, sharing a message of hope. “Don’t give up on yourself, you can do anything,” he said. “Wallace State has been an awesome journey for me.” Adam Schrimsher, a Criminal Justice major from Hartselle, set out to break down communication barriers that might have arisen from his deafness by starting the Talking Hands Club. “So often people are confused or shy about communicating with the deaf. We are just like everyone else; we just use our hands to talk,” was the club’s motto. This club was established to help students better understand and embrace the many facets of Deaf Culture while offering lessons in sign language. Adam is planning a career as a criminal investigator after transferring to Faulkner University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Irene Kijem was born and raised in the West African country of Cameroon. As a young girl
growing up, she saw friends and relatives die of countless curable diseases and felt so helpless. She came to the United States in 2002, but with all the hustle and bustle of life in the US, she put her plans on hold. Then, everything came to a screeching halt in 2008 with the sudden death of her husband in Atlanta, Ga. The call to go to nursing school suddenly became very urgent – she wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself. She began looking for a college, and “Wallace State fit just like a square peg in a square hole,” she said. As president of the 2009 LPN class, she developed leadership skills that have helped her enormously at work and boosted her confidence. That is why after completing the LPN program, she came right back for the RN program. Deborah Hoover, Director of Nursing said, “I remember the first time I met with Irene in my office as she first entered our program. She spoke with a heavy accent and had to learn much to succeed since French is her primary language, but she’s an outstanding student even in our most demanding advanced nursing courses.” “I have learned that nursing is not only a job; it is a gift, a calling to touch people’s lives,” Irene says. With her French speaking background, she hopes to travel and practice not only in Cameroon but in countries like Canada, Rwanda and Haiti. One of those students who could have gone anywhere, Ryan Gussenhoven, who scored a 35 on his ACT, chose Wallace State. “I knew I could get a good education from a community college for two years,” he said, “and it didn’t make sense financially not to do that.” Originally from Redding, California, at 15 Ryan moved with his father to Fultondale, Alabama
when he relocated for business. Ryan chose Wallace State because the campus was beautiful and had a “fantastic” university feel, and because everyone he talked to – faculty and staff – were genuinely concerned with the success of students. Ryan is a gifted student, particularly in math. “He could have taught the class,” said one instructor. In fact, he has been teaching students though his work in the WSCC tutoring lab. He has also played the violin since elementary school, but claims never to have been as gifted at music as math. Ever the pragmatist, Ryan turned down spots at MIT and UC Berkeley to attend the topnotch engineering program at Georgia Tech because the transfer credits he earned through Wallace State will allow him to enter there as a junior. Ryan plans to continue his education specializing in nanomaterials engineering. Diagnostic Imaging graduate, Brian Keith Purser, his wife, and their family are among some of the only survivors in his neighborhood from the tornado that tore through Hackleburg, Alabama, on April 27, 2011. Words cannot describe the devastation that community experienced, observers say. “It looks like a bomb exploded,” Brian said. Eleven people gathered in his parent’s basement that day, including nine members of his family and two neighbors, the only two neighbors who survived. Nothing of Brian’s house remains, not even his wife’s wedding ring nor his vehicles. They left with only the clothes on their back. His parent’s
house is also gone. One of Brian’s most outstanding attributes is the positive attitude that he has maintained in the face of tragedy – he is thankful that God was watching over his family through that disastrous day, and he is thankful for the outpouring of support his family and his community has received. “The kindness and generosity of people in our community has been tremendous,” he said. “People have given us so much through this, we are giving back to other people who need it more than we do.” He and his wife are following through on a commitment to go on a mission trip to Uganda because he feels the need to help other people even though he has his own losses and needs. Brian is the type of student/graduate that displays the unselfish behavior that puts the “Community” in Wallace State Community College. Brian has been a stellar student in the Diagnostic Imaging program, the lucky last person admitted after being laid off from a supplier in the mobile home industry. Honorary presentations at the WSCC 45th Commencement were made to Bailee Robinson for the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence; to Jason Smith for the Presidential Award for Technical Excellence; and to Jane Dyer, for the Presidential Award for Health Excellence. These awards go to students of superior achievement in each area and are the highest honors presented at graduation.
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MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION Wallace State experienced record enrollments in 2010, with a spring enrollment of 6,363 and a fall enrollment of 6,355. Those numbers were 15 percent higher than the same period in 2008-2009. WSCC was again rated first choice by more graduating seniors taking the ACT than any other community college. A new marketing campaign, A Wallace State of Mind, with a jingle sung by Wallace State choral director Tiffany Richter, was unveiled in summer 2011. The College earned more than 40 awards during the course of its previous campaign, A Life Less Ordinary. The College won a National Council on Marketing and Public Relations Award for social media in 2010. Wallace State’s Facebook pages have attracted more than 9,800 friends and fans, far exceeding colleges of similar size. More than 10,000 visitors have been to Wallace State’s YouTube site, and viewed more than 19,000 videos. The College’s web site had more than 1.3 million page views in summer
semester 2011. A video newsletter, the Wallace State News, produced by the marketing department and a pair of Wallace State students, became a popular weekly feature delivered to students and staff in their weekly Wallace State e-newsletter and posted on YouTube. Throughout 2011, Wallace State is celebrating a Year of the Student with a special focus on engaging students in campus communications and activities, and highlighting students in news stories, video productions posted on the College’s web site, billboards and print publications. Wallace State asked students to select a new name for the College mascot, the lion, which got an updated look in 2010. Roary was chosen a majority of student survey participants, and Chris Adams, who came up with the name, received a scholarship. Roary was featured on the radio talk show “Rick and Bubba.” Wallace State was featured in local, state and national media. Wallace State
Roary the Lion poses for the camera with broadcast DJs Rick and Bubba.
photographs featuring the welding department and graduation were featured on the American Association of Community Colleges web site, while stories about Wallace State were featured in Community College Week, League for Innovation Connections, Business Alabama magazine, and Birmingham Business Journal. Fox 6’s “Absolutely Alabama” with Fred Hunter featured a story on the Burrow Center, highlighting Evelyn Burrow and the Burrow Museum and the Wallace State Singers and Jazz Band. Follow-up features on the Singers were done two more times on Fox 6 – once by Sarah Verser, comparing the group to the television show “Glee,” and once for a Christmas special. ABC 33/40 of Birmingham
Jason Wagner, right, a Wallace State Community College drafting student, studies literature on ATI Firth Sterling. The brochure was provided by plant manager Joseph T. “Joe” Richardson, left, during the business and industry leg of Wallace State’s Career Fair/College Career Days held Wednesday at the school’s Tom Drake Coliseum. (Photo by The Cullman Times)
did a pair of stories on the effects of the April 27 storms on Wallace State, and featured Bert Mackentepe in a segment promoting the Wallace State aviation program and its part in the Cullman air show. The Year of the Arts, which began in 2010 with a concert and dance featuring the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a Wallace State Theatre production of the Disney musical “Beauty and the Beast,” the April opening of the Ottis and Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, continued with a concert by The Isaacs, and a performance by the Wallace State choirs of Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a fall Wallace State Theatre performance of “Little Shop of Horrors,” and
the Montgomery Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” In the year since its opening, The Evelyn Burrow Museum, along with the Wallace State Art Department, has held a number of exhibitions and events. The College was honored to be selected as host for U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt’s Congressional Art Competition. A Community Art Competition, which has become an annual feature of Wallace State’s Arts in April celebration, had a record 200 entries. In addition to the Birmingham Holocaust Education Society exhibit of the art and narratives by Alabama holocaust survivors, “Darkness into Life,” there was a well attended retrospective exhibition by Wallace State artist-inresidence William Sharpton along with a lecture by the artist. A Wallace State Faculty Art Exhibit, and exhibition of art and design by Nov Ontos titled “Concepts” rounded out the year.
Community Outreach & Community Service Chancellor Freida Hill visited Wallace State Community College in January 2011 as part of a planned statewide tour of communities where local two-year institutions are located to listen to ideas from business and political
Alabama Community College System Chancellor Freida Hill asks and answers questions during a chat with local business and political leaders at Wallace State about the ways the community college system can help the region. (Photo by Amanda Shavers-Davis/The Cullman Times)
leaders about ways the twoyear college system cold better serve the region. Ideas generated from the meetings will be used to refine the mission and vision of the Alabama Community College System. Wallace State held many other events on campus, including the Cullman Community Concert Association concerts, a Phi Theta Kappa 5K Run, Career and Health fairs, the Alabama State Math Exam, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camps, Summer Youth College. The College’s Relay for Life Team raised more than $6,500. Wallace State organized its annual educational trip to Europe in May 2011. A group of 18 travelers, including students and community members, visited Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Over 11 days, the groups toured many of the historic sites and cities
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A stop at Neuschwanstein Castle was a highlight of the WSCC 2011 European trip.
these culturally rich nations have to offer. Students who participate on the tour are eligible to enroll in an International Studies class at WSCC for credit. Wallace State Community College Hosts College Day for Blount County High School Seniors Seven high schools from Blount County--and more than 600 seniors--visited Wallace in September for Blount County Senior Day, which is becoming an annual event. The students were exposed to the various technical programs on Wallace State’s campus and visited landmark buildings and new features of the College. The high school seniors were instructed on the College admission process, scholarship opportunities and enjoyed performances from the Wallace State Jazz Band and the Wallace State Singers. Wallace State Cheerleaders and Ambassadors also helped
welcome the guests from Blount County. “It is very important for high school seniors to go on campus to do College day because it may be the first time for them to actually be on a college campus to seriously look at their life after high school. I always want them to see first-hand what to expect,” said Karron Standridge, guidance counselor at Hayden High School. “I also think the visit may confirm for some students what they think college life is about while for others it will motivate them to step up to the challenge themselves.” The seniors from Hayden, J.B. Pennington, Susan Moore, Locust Fork, Oneonta, Cleveland and Appalachian High Schools visited the newest building on campus, the Evelyn and Ottis Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, were treated to the capabilities and 3- and 4-D technology at the Advanced Visualization Center, explored Tom Drake Coliseum and had a meal specially prepared for them by the Wallace State Culinary Arts Department. Standridge said, “I’m impressed by the many programs Wallace State has to offer our young people. I would be willing to put Wallace State up against any program in the nation.”
Blount County is in Wallace State’s service area and the second-leading producer of enrolled students behind Cullman County. “The programs offered at Wallace State set up my students for success in life. I constantly tell students, parents and our community about Wallace State’s technical programs and how they need to seriously look at them. I truly believe those programs are the future for many jobs in Alabama,” Standridge said. Hosting College Day is as important for Wallace State as it is for the high school seniors. “College Day programs are all about choices; showing what options are available to them after high school. By partnering with the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, students from Blount County have the opportunity to meet with 30 colleges and universities from Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia,” said Wallace State Director of Enrollment Management Jennifer Hill. “In addition to meeting with college representatives, Wallace State was able to show these students what we have to offer them. We hope that Wallace State will be their college of choice and appreciate all that guidance counselors do in Blount
County to bring this program together.” AHSAA Northwest Regional Basketball Tournament Wallace State’s largest annual event, the 2011 Alabama High School Northwest Regional Basketball Tournament, was held February 22-26. It was Wallace State’s 15th year to host the tournament in which 48 teams compete in 36 games at Tom Drake Coliseum to produce the AHSAA State Tournament qualifiers. One boys’ team and one girls’ team from each class – 1A through 6A – advance from the Northwest Region. Dozens of media representatives from across the state are on campus for the weeklong event. At Wallace State’s North Alabama BEST Robotics Competition the Smallest Team Wins The geeks today will be your boss tomorrow” was prominently posted on Holly Pond’s display at the North Alabama BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition held at Wallace State’s Tom Drake Coliseum Saturday. The event seemed more like a sports competition than a science fair, however, with screaming fans decked out in school colors, and
cheerleaders and bands encouraging their teams. Fourteen area schools competed in the second annual competition—Cold Springs High, Good Hope High, Cullman Christian, Holly Pond High, Fairview Middle, J.B. Pennington High, Blount County Career Technical, Locust Fork High, Hartselle Junior High, Coosa Christian, Blount Middle, Marshall Technical, Susan Moore Middle, and Weaver Middle. This competition not only featured more schools than last year, but the schools involved more students in the competition and participated in more events. Most teams were set up like companies, with a CEO and various officers related to areas of competition that included marketing, spirit, presentation, and web site design. Those schools that competed in every element were in the running for the overall BEST Award, which
went to first place Marshall Technical School. Hartselle Junior High and Holly Pond High finished in second and third place, respectively. The main event of the day was the competition between robots. Teams were given identical kits with which to build their robots six weeks ago according to this year’s theme, “Total Recall.” The robot design was up to them. The finished robots all had to fit within a square approximately two feet wide by two feet long, but otherwise showed great variety. Some had buckets for collecting colored golf balls, some had robotic arms for picking up cones and frisbees, and at least one had a computerized sensor for detecting the colored ball designated as defective for particular games. Each element was assigned points, and team members had to execute a strategy for racking up the most points. For example, golf balls were easier to collect than the cones were to maneuver, but they were also worth fewer points. The smallest team in the competition proved to be the giant of the day. While most teams had a number of drivers and navigators to rotate between games, Weaver was represented by only two – eighth grader Nolan Carter and seventh grader Garrett Dothard.
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Carter and Dothard competed in every game, nearly a dozen in all, on their way to victory. In the final round of competition, they accumulated 4,728 points with no deductions, while Holly Pond finished in second place with 2,217.60 points, and Marshall Technical finished in third place with 1,489.30 points. When asked midway through the event, when they already seemed comfortably in the lead, if they’d be back next year, Carter said, “I don’t know. This is so stressful!”He was all smiles when it was over. Weaver advanced to the South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship at Auburn University.
In the book, authored by John C. Hall, Young has 155 full-color breathtaking photographs portraying her travels and scenes from state rivers. WSCC students were treated to free pizza for lunch and all cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and plastic water bottles used were recycled. Two oaks were planted in the lawn area beside the Robert T. Wilson Nursing building. The Shumard oak planted in memory of Wallace State friend and benefactor Mrs. Evelyn Burrow was placed in the ground at a different location for the third year in a row and another was planted a few feet away in support of the
Wallace State’s 2011 Earth Day Highlighted by Two Tree Dedications Wallace State continued its annual tradition of celebrating Earth Day, hosting a variety of events on campus and planting two trees. Earth Day 2011 began with a campus clean-up. Different organizations on campus adopted a building and cleaned up the premises. For the second consecutive year, Alabama conservation photographer and author Beth Maynor Young visited campus and expounded on her book, “Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers.”
Students celebrating Earth Day at WSCC posed for this photo following the presentation by Beth Maynor Young.
Planting Baby Toomer are, from left to right, Dr. Bill Moss, Tracie Fuqua, and Dee Retha Preuitt.
oaks at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn. “We’re naming that oak Baby Toomer,” said Tammi Gattis, a Wallace State ACTION Center advisor and head chairperson of the Green Team Committee. “It’s our way of celebrating good sportsmanship in honor of Toomer’s Corner and taking care of the earth.” The tree planting, compliments of the WSCC Horticulture Department, followed lunch and then students and faculty were given a tour of the college’s Sustainable Construction Technology Program by Project Manager Michael Hart. Earth Day 2011 was sponsored by sponsored by the Wallace State Green Team. “It was our most successful Earth Day to date,” said Dr. Bill Moss, the Director of Student Development in the Wallace State ACTION Center and the Earth Day coordinator. Arts in April Wallace State welcomed poet Joel Brouwer to campus for a Literary Arts Read-in and Author Forum as part of the College’s sixth annual Arts in April festivities and in celebration of National Poetry Month. Brouwer, director of the creative writing program at the University of Alabama,
Schedule of Events February
Glenn Miller Orchestra in Concert February 4, 7 p.m. Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre
Art Institute for Children/Youth June 7-11
Dinner and Dancing with the Glenn Miller Orchestra February 5, 7 p.m. Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts
Outstanding Alumni Awards September 17
“Starry, Starry Night” Arts Exhibition February 12-19 Afternoon Arts Reception February 14
The Glenn Miller Orchestra kicked off the Year of the Arts celebration.
Beauty and the Beast was presented as a part of the Year of the Arts in March.
“Little Shop of Horrors” October 28-31
March “Beauty and the Beast” March 11-14
April WSCC Singers Swing Show April 9-10 Arts in April April 12-16
“Shooting Star” Art Exhibition with Lecture by Dr. John Hall November 1-12
December “The Nutcracker” December 4-5 “Gloria” December 9
Little Shop of Horrors was featured during 2010’s Year of the Arts.
WSCC Jazz Band Dance April 16
Supported in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Wallace State Future Foundation Betty Leeth Haynes Fund for the Arts.
For more information about Wallace State’s Year of the Arts, visit www.wallacestate.edu/yoa or call 256/352-8144.
The Year of the Arts included a performance of The Nutcracker.
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Poet Joel Brouwer is pictured with the WSCC English department faculty.
Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Birmingham Museum of Art, gave an Arts in April lecture on decorative arts and the Evelyn Burrow Collection.
spent approximately an hour reading poetry selections from three of his publications and answering questions from a large crowd in the Recital Hall at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. He was hosted by the Wallace State English Department, and he signed his publications at a breakfast with Sigma Kappa Delta, Wallace State’s English Honor Society. Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, the Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts at the Birmingham Museum of Art, gave an Arts in April lecture on the decorative arts and The Evelyn Burrow Museum collection on April 20 in the Recital Hall at the Burrow Center. Forschler-Tarrasch spoke generally about collecting, what motivates the collector, how the best collections have been formed over the past centuries, and placed the Evelyn Burrow Museum collection in that context. She discussed the types of objects in the Burrow collection, where they come from, and the tradition of porcelain, glass making and other materials. She also discussed the importance of the decorative arts, their place in the history of art, and the information we can glean from objects. At the end of the lecture she gave attendees an opportunity to ask questions and to follow her into the Burrow Museum for a closer look at the objects there. Forschler-Tarrasch has been the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Birmingham Museum of Art since September 1999, where she oversees the care, display, and interpretation of a 16,000-object collection. She sits on the boards of the Wedgwood International Seminar and the American Ceramic Circle, and is editor of the “Proceedings of the Wedgwood International Seminar. She served as the curator for the Burrow collection when the museum was moved to campus for its April 2010 opening. Also part of the Arts in April series, the Theatre department shared student-directed theatre scenes and a recital was performed by students in the Wallace State music department
The College will increase external funding, enhance current income streams and demonstrate effective use of resources.
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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.
partnerships with the Diesel Mechanics program. The Wallace State Dental programs partnered with UAB to conduct a dental clinic for more complicated cases than the clinic usually serves on campus. The Health Information Technology program partnered with Huntsville Hospital for clinical training. The Criminal Justice program joined a consortium of participants in the Tennessee Valley Corridor Forensics Initiative. The Continuing Education Department
Partnerships The Diesel Mechanics program recently partnered with Eaton/Dana Corporation’s Roadranger products to provide annual instruction on heavy duty automatic transmission class and heavy duty hybrid transmissions and to help sponsor training aids and new equipment to the College. Eaton Roadranger joins Kenworth Truck Company and My Way New entrances along Highway 31 Trucking who have forged define the perimeter of campus.
partnered with Cullman Regional Medical Center to offer a new Patient Care Assistant short-term training program. Wallace State’s partnership with the PGA, which resulted from the Ryder Cup donation by Brett Wetterich, allowed the College to begin conducting golf classes as part of the Play Golf America program.
Campus Planning Entrances Two new entrances to campus have been completed along Highway 31. A third entrance will be constructed at the road leading to the planned Life Sciences building. An additional traffic light on Highway 31 will be installed at that intersection. A campus signage project that will include wayfinding signage on campus and a large digital message board along Highway 31 is also in progress.
Grant Funding Wallace State’s competitive grant funding supplemented declining public funds as the College endured another year of proration. Wallace State Awarded $1.7 Million Grant for Educational Talent Search Program Wallace State Community College was awarded a fiveyear $1.7 million grant awarded to the College from the U.S. Department of Education to continue funding for its Educational Talent Search program. One of eight Federal TRIO programs, Educational Talent Search serves potential first generation college students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education beginning in middle school and continuing through 12th grade. ETS counselors work with students to promote career exploration and a love of learning, and to develop study skills and financial habits that will lead to success in college. “We are a college access program, and for those in those early grades it’s all about academic support and staying in school, and as students progress into high school we begin to
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emphasize what they need to do to prepare for college,” said Kristi Nyquist, WSCC Educational Talent Search Director. In addition to providing academic, career, and financial counseling, ETS encourages participants to graduate from high school and to complete their postsecondary education. Counselors provide information on financial aid opportunities and college admissions guidelines and
assist students with these processes. “Statistics show that our working with them greatly reduces the likelihood of their dropping out and enhances the likelihood that they will pursue postsecondary education,” Nyquist said. In fact, 87 percent of high school seniors in the Educational Talent Search program enrolled in college, exceeding the program’s 80 percent objective.
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In the coming years, the program will add two new objectives required by the Higher Education Authorization Act – to track college completion of program participants, and to encourage students to pursue a rigorous high school curriculum so that they are even more prepared for college-level work. The Wallace State Educational Talent Search program will serve approximately 900 students in 2011-2012. “Given the current budget climate, we were delighted to receive notification of our continued funding,” Nyquist said. The College received level funding for this grant cycle, which amounts to $342,000 per year. Educational Talent Search has been part of Wallace State since 1980. Wallace State also has two other TRIO programs. Upward Bound provides high school students with academic instruction on campus in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages, in addition to enrichment activities. Student Support Services provides college students with free tutoring services other opportunities for academic and cultural development.
WSCC Receives HRSA Grant for Nursing Scholarships Wallace State was awarded more than $62,000 in scholarship funding through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The funding supports the Learning and Increasing Opportunities in Nursing (LION) Scholarship for nursing students by providing Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) students with financial support while they are enrolled in the nursing program. Wallace State’s ADN program currently enrolls more than 400 students annually, 65 percent of those are full-time students. Half of these full-time students are not employed while enrolled in the nursing program, which creates an economic hardship on their families. The LION Scholarship program was created to provide financial support to those nursing students who struggle with financial stability while enrolled in the program. The LION Scholarship provides awards up to $1,500 to offset tuition and fees not covered by other student financial aid. The grant is expected to fund at 50
scholarships for RN and LPN students for the coming year. The application process is open to all full-time nursing students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours each semester. Wallace State Unveils State-of-the-Art Advanced Visualization Center, and Center for Economic and Workforce Development Wallace State celebrated the grand opening of the Advanced Visualization Center and the Center for Economic and Workforce Development in summer 2010. President Vicki Hawsey invited the community to attend this event, which will explore learning in virtual reality through the College’s new Advanced Visualization Center, and introduced the new location and services of the Alabama Career Systems office, formerly the Cullman Employment Office, and the Wallace State Adult Education Department. The Wallace State Advanced Visualization Center is a state-of-the-art learning facility designed to provide innovative and engaging curricula and training for industry, government, educators, and entrepreneurs, developed through a Title III grant. The facility includes virtual and simulated environments, 3-D
and 4-D object development labs, 3-D immersive experiences, and telepresence conference areas. Center staff will create and produce interactive, simulated and immersive learning programs to develop and enhance education and training. “This is a momentous event for our College,” said Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey. “This Center represents the latest in innovative education – a national model that provides training using virtual reality, and delivers learning in a simulationStaff from Wallace State’s new Advanced Visualization and based, just-in-time format Economic and Workforce that can be applied to any Development Centers test the field. “ College’s new state-of-the-art NavTech President Sean theatre and training equipment for O’Brien, whose company delivering learning through virtual designed the 3-D labs, said reality using 3-D and 4-D platforms. The AVC is the most the AVC labs incorporate comprehensive facility of its kind in video game and 3-D movie Alabama. technology. “This is very similar to the video game match to get the facility off technology you’re seeing the ground. now, but modified for a State Rep. Jeremy Oden learning environment,” he (District 11), who serves on said. “It’s at the point now the house education where students can actually appropriations committee, build their own Avatar, or said the AVC project has video game. This changes been a long time coming. students from spectators into “We actually talked about active learners.” this in 2007, when we saw The AVC facility, which is some 3-D technology,” he valued at approximately $10 said. “When we saw what was million, was funded in part by potentially coming up in the a $2.8 million government education field, we began appropriation. NavTech also the conversations about contributed a three-to-one bringing something like this
to Alabama. I think we’ll be at the forefront.” The Wallace State Center for Economic and Workforce Development is a comprehensive, one-stop center focused on education and training for business, industry and workforce. The collaboration of the Alabama Career Systems Hanceville office and the Wallace State Adult Education program enhances the services offered to the community by Wallace State and its partners, supporting the current and emerging workforce for north Alabama. Services provided through this center include labor market information, job search, employability skills training, placement services, referrals to support and training services, GED classes, adult literacy classes, and ESL classes. The Center also offers customized training programs for business and industry. “We are pleased to be able to provide a facility that streamlines these important services in our community. Our support of the Alabama Career Systems, economic development, adult education, and training for business and industry is longstanding and central to our mission and the mission of the Alabama Community College System,” Dr. Hawsey said.
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Wallace State Weathers 2011 Storms In the midst of a weeklong power outage following the storms of April 27, which caused significant damage to campus, Wallace State managed to do what it does best—serve students. The College even found a way to get 2,200 registered for summer semester during that first week of registration while keeping graduation on schedule. The College officially reopened for students on Thursday, May 5, with access limited to the front portion of campus and the buildings that had been deemed safe both structurally and electrically. Power remained out on the back side of campus through Sunday. “It’s been a team effort,” said Wallace State Facilities Director Phil Studdard. “The Department of Physical Plant is dedicated to keeping the WSCC campus fully operational.” Wallace State suffered roof damage, water intrusion, downed trees and power lines. While no structures were completely destroyed, more than 90 percent of the buildings on campus were damaged and 40 percent of the College’s landscape was affected. One of the buildings that received the most damage on campus, was the technology rich Advanced
Visualization Center, which opened in summer 2010. The AVC, which suffered significant losses, was relocated to the second floor of the Physics Building pending renovations and
repairs. Disaster recovery teams and cleanup crews worked diligently following the storms to remove debris, protect the buildings against additional water intrusion, begin roof repair and the interior drying out process, and return the campus to functionality. Groundskeepers went immediately to work repairing lost landscaping in preparation for the return of students to campus and for graduation. Horticulturalist Rene Cornelius spent several days tending to areas of campus where students congregate, including the Burrow Center, where the graduation reception would be held prior to the ceremony in Tom Drake Coliseum. Newly planted trees were righted and secured, and rosebushes pruned. (A tree planting to replace some of the lost trees will take place in November 2011. President Vicki Hawsey said she was extraordinarily proud of the Wallace State family, who were intently focused on helping students to finish the semester on time. “It was important to us to keep graduation as scheduled to celebrate the accomplishments of our students who have worked so hard to get to this point, and many of whom have
been through so much in the last couple of weeks,” said Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey. “We have much to be thankful for, and we will be highlighting a number of outstanding students as we honor all our graduates during our commencement.” Hawsey recognized that some students and employees who experienced personal tragedy and were otherwise affected by the storms may be in need of counseling, and the College provided referrals through Greg Mayo and the Heads Up office on campus to those who needed assistance. “It was an extraordinary week,” said Dr. Tomesa Smith, Vice President for Students. “Even with our communication lines crippled as we worked from generated power and back up servers, we continued to serve students. Sometimes that meant contacting them on Facebook, and other times it meant a personal call to a student’s cell phone. Our Lion Alert emergency alert system proved invaluable. There were so many variables with communication here and in our community, we just tried to stay in touch with students by using as many methods as we could, given what was available to us.” The Wallace State IT
department took the College’s servers to Alabama Supercomputer’s Huntsville offices to speed online service for registration, Blackboard, and email. Staff there assisted with the transition. Postsecondary, and companies like Civicon, also provided support. Sister institution Southern Union State Community College sent a trailer of supplies to area storm victims. Though access to campus was still limited at the time, an employee meeting was held in the Burrow Center May 2, the Monday after the storm, to inform College personnel of the damage the campus had sustained and plans for moving forward with spring semester completion. Faculty made decisions regarding options for awarding grades and began contacting students. “The Wallace State spirit was evident in our administration, faculty and staff, who worked tirelessly under challenging circumstances to fulfill our mission of educating and serving students,” Smith said. A Wallace State Call Center, which was set up on Tuesday, May 3, answered 1,800 calls the first day. Information was also made available to students on a Frequently Asked
Questions-Campus Storm Update page of the Wallace State Web site. Messages were communicated on the Wallace State Web site home page, by email, on Facebook and Twitter, through Lion Alert and area media. Instructors and staff were on campus Thursday and Friday to answer questions about grades and optional exams, and many students were seen on campus those days. Wallace State students had the option to accept their grade earned for work completed prior to April 27, to schedule an optional exam, or in some cases to receive an incomplete. For programs with special accreditation and board requirements such that those students must have completed specific material that may not have been completed prior to the storms, instructors worked with students to ensure they completed that work. The April 27 storms bookended a semester that began with winter storms in January causing several days of closings and delays.
Since August 2003, the Office of Development, the WSCC Alumni Association and Future Foundation, have raised over $30 million in resources to support the Collegeâ€™s mission.
FUTURE FOUNDATION & ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Future Foundation
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.
FMI-Medical of Madison Establishes Three Wallace State Future Foundation Scholarships
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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.
In 2010, FMI-Medical established three scholarships with the Future Foundation of Wallace State Community College to fund scholarships for students enrolling or enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology and Computerized Numerical Control workforce programs. Chad Falciani, President of Operations at FMI-Medical in Madison, presented the donation to Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Hawsey. Falciani is a graduate of the Wallace State Machine Tool Technology and Computer Numerical Control program. The FMI-Medical Scholarships will be administered by The Wallace State Future Foundation, Inc. The scholarships include a oneyear scholarship for tuition, fees, and books, and two one-half tuition, fees and books scholarships. The
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L to R: Wallace State Machining instructor Johnathan Minyard; Josh Falciani, Manufacturing Engineer at FMI-Medical of Madison; scholarship recipient Cody Chambers of Cullman; President of FMI-Medical of Madison Chad Falciani; Wallace State Machining Department chair Randy Moon; and WSCC Machining instructor Gary McMinn.
Chad Falciani, President of Operations at FMI-Medical in Madison, presents a scholarship donation to Dr. Vicki Hawsey.
scholarships are open to all students accepted into the Machine Tool Technology and CNC programs, with preference given to applicants residing in the Madison, Alabama area. Falciani Machine was founded in 1999 to provide complex precision machined components for the military/defense department. Their continuing vision has developed into FMI-Medical
providing innovative solutions to the most demanding medical device manufacturing challenges. The company is recognized as one of the most technically competent contract medical manufacturers in the US. The president of FMI Medical, Chad Falciani, received an Associate Degree of Machine Tool Technology and CNC Control in 1996. While at Wallace State, Chad served as President of VICA and placed highly in regional machine tool competitions. After his graduation, Chad was voted “Most Successful Graduate in the Machine Tool Industry” and continues to be involved in the Wallace State Machine Tool Technology program. In February 2011, FMI Medical of Madison awarded the first three scholarships to students enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology and Computer Numerical Control programs. Falciani presented the scholarships to Glenn McGhee of Madison, Blake Helton of Arab, and Cody Chambers of Cullman. McGhee received a full tuition and fees scholarship, and Helton and Chambers each received a half tuition and fees scholarship. “We believe in Wallace State,” said Falciani. “It is such an asset to our students to have former
students like Chad, who have achieved so much success, come back to visit and take time to share their experiences,” said Randy Moon, Wallace State machining instructor and department chair. Falciani said his familiarity with the quality of the program has resulted in the hiring of a number of graduates now working at FMI Medical. “It was always our plan to give back to the community. We feel personally invested and very excited to be able to establish these scholarships,” he said. Falciani Machine was founded in 1999 to provide complex precision machined components for the military/defense department. Today, FMI-Medical is a leading manufacturer of medical devices. The Pritzer family, who bought the company from Falciani several years ago and kept him on to run it, shares his feelings about the importance of philanthropy, he said. “The Wallace State Future Foundation is honored to be the recipient of these scholarship funds, and we look forward to a continued partnership with Chad and FMI Medical,” said coordinator Suzanne Harbin.
Michael Vickers, Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center Administrator, presents a donation to Dr. Vicki Hawsey,
Jim D. and Mattie Moody Endowment Fund Donates $2,500 to the Wallace State Future Foundation In September 2010, Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center made a donation to the Wallace State Future Foundation of $2,500 in support of the College’s nursing department. HNRC was founded more than 40 years ago by Jim D. and Mattie Moody and still owned and operated by their family, has expanded the Jim D. and Mattie Moody Endowment Fund to help schools and students weather the current economy. For the past two years, the fund has awarded money to Wallace State. “We appreciate how important a quality education is and how it affects the quality of care we maintain here at Hanceville, said Michael Vickers, Administrator at HNRC. “The employee base and local
services we utilize are all directly impacted by the level of education Wallace State delivers. We want the best for our residents and believe that, in the long run, this will help us keep doing just that. We are just so blessed and we want to give back to our surrounding communities.” “We know first-hand how hard college students have it these days and hope that the money will help them,” said Brenda Moody Holloway, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moody. “We appreciate our continued partnership with Hanceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Moody Family for their support of Wallace State. “The Hanceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a valued member of this community and partner to Wallace State,” said Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey. “We are grateful to the Moody Family for their significant contribution to advancing student learning opportunities through scholarships and to the Hanceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for providing learning experiences for our students.” HNRC offers nursing home care, rehabilitation care, and Alzheimer care services in a comfortable, safe, and beautiful setting.
Rep. Thomas Establishes Scholarship for Blount County Students The Wallace State Community College Future Foundation has a new scholarship for students attending Wallace State who reside in Blount County. The scholarship was established through a $10,000 Community Service grant from Representative Elwyn Thomas in 2010. It will be offered annually with awards of up to $1,000 given each year. “Representative Thomas has been a long-time advocate for education and his commitment to providing students with opportunities to succeed beyond high school is evident through this contribution,” said Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey. Representative Thomas was elected to represent the 34th District in the Alabama House of Representatives in 1998. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneonta, the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, the Alabama Realtors' Association, and the Gideons. Wallace State Future Foundation Scholarship Established to Honor Dr. Garlan Gudger One of the most recent scholarships established through the Future
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Foundation honors Dr. Garlan Gudger, Wallace State’s first Dean of Students. The scholarship was spearheaded by Rep. Jeremy Oden in recognition of Gudger’s outstanding leadership, long service and support of Wallace State. Oden first announced his intention to start the endowed scholarship honoring Dr. Gudger at the Foundation’s annual luncheon auction last year, having previously established a scholarship to benefit graduates of the College’s GED program. He presented an initial donation of $5,000 for Gudger scholarship to the Foundation’s Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting this spring. That donation was matched by a $5,000 donation in June from Rep. James Fields. These funds will be matched dollar for dollar through the endowment grant from Wallace State’s U.S.
Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions project, for a total of $20,000 toward the endowment already. “I wanted to do something to recognize Dr. Gudger’s service,” said Oden. “An endowed scholarship is something that will positively affect many lives from this point on. There is no greater expression of who Dr. Gudger is than to do something that shows what he’s done as a leader and mentor to so many students.” Oden hopes to see the endowment for the Gudger scholarship grow to $50,000 over the next year, and for the first scholarships to be awarded next fall. Billy Jackson, Future Foundation president, thanked Oden for the donation and for all he has done to help students in the communities he serves. “This is one of the best uses of tax money you are ever going to
Rep. Jeremy Oden with the Gudger family following his announcement of plans to establish the scholarship honoring Dr. Garlan Gudger, Sr. at the 2010 Wallace State Future Foundation’s Student Investment Luncheon.
find,” he said. “As long as we’re here and Wallace State is here, kids in this area are going to benefit from it.” Dr. Gudger and the Gudger family are currently working with the Future Foundation to establish criteria for the scholarship. His wife Dot was the first instructor at Wallace State, hired in 1966 to teach business. Their daughter Jill Gudger Howell has also taught at the College, and their children Joy Gudger Barker and Garlan Gudger, Jr., attended classes for transfer credit. Dr. Gudger served as Wallace State’s Dean of Students from 1972 to 1996 after receiving a Ph.D. in Junior College Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. Having previously served as a football coach at West Point, Fairview, and Cullman, he had a unique way of commanding respect and establishing rapport with students. “What makes me feel good, and gives me the greatest satisfaction still, is knowing that I really helped that kid,” Dr. Gudger said. Looking back on his time at Wallace State, Gudger said the many individual stories, the students he encouraged to finish a program or to complete a degree or to keep trying, and those who were successful even when they weren’t sure they would
Todd McLeroy bids on a silent auction item.
Miss Wallace State 2010 Jordan Ratliff shows off an autographed Alabama National Championship football.
be, are the ones he cherishes most. “I enjoyed taking students under my wing,” said Gudger. “They were never just a number.” Students still say that the individual attention they receive at Wallace State is one of the things that sets the College apart. “Every year on student surveys the College gets high marks for student service, continuing the standard set by Dr. Gudger,” Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey said. “We are honored to now have a scholarship in his name that celebrates his place in our history and our future.” Gudger expressed pride in
the continued growth of the College and its position in the community. “Think about the standard of living in this area and surrounding area community without Wallace State. Businesses come here because Wallace State will train their future employees well. Wallace State is the largest industry in Cullman County.” Wallace State recently experienced the largest first term fall enrollment in its history, with more than 80 percent of students on some form of financial aid. Wallace State Future Foundation Celebrates Record Breaking Event More than 100 new scholarships are now available to Wallace State Community College students as a result of a recordbreaking fundraising event put on in October 2010 by the Wallace State Future Foundation. The Future Foundation’s annual Student Investment Luncheon raised $166,396 from its silent and live auctions, scholarship contributions and table sales. Through a U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions grant that provides a perfect endowment match, dollar for dollar, the actual funds raised this year went twice as far. Then-Wallace State Future Foundation President Fred
Wallace State Future Foundation President Fred Cespedes makes a bid during the live auction.
Wallace State head men’s basketball coach John Meeks makes his debut as auctioneer.
Cespedes said he was thrilled to see such a large crowd in spite of the dreary weather. He cautioned the audience at the outset, “Remember you’re not here to get a bargain!” Attendance was double that of 2009, when the event was moved to the Wallace State Coliseum to accommodate the increased participation. The facility reached near capacity this year, with more than 50 tables and 400 guests. “It is wonderful to have the support of so many willing to be part of the Wallace State student success agenda,” said Wallace State President Vicki Hawsey. “Think about
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how your investment will change a life.” “Our College is so important to this community and what you do to support us is so important to that which we do,” she said. “Your generosity assures that every student who wants to go to college will have an opportunity to learn. You allow us to help those students who need a second chance, those who need someone to believe in them, those who need to be taught how to dream, and those who have a dream to achieve it. Our work culminates on this same coliseum floor, when we celebrate graduation.” Cespedes said that he and other board members were making it a priority this year to personally visit with area businesses to encourage them to establish scholarships or to support existing scholarships. He announced five new and expanded scholarships this year: the Cullman Savings Bank Scholarship, the FMIMedical Scholarship for a Machine Tool Technology student, the Fred and Holly Cespedes Scholarship, the Richard Bunis Memorial Scholarship, and additional funding for the Oden Leadership Scholarship. Following the event, Cespedes received an additional $6,000 in Future Foundation pledges.
The highest selling item at the auction was a set of four Alabama vs. Auburn football tickets with admission to the Scholarship Club Room, which went for $4,300. Roy Drinkard continued his tradition of winning Gracie Grissom’s pound cake, this time for $3,000. Other auction items included a signed Alabama National Championship game ball, college football tickets, precious jewelry, outdoor furniture and home furnishings, a Green Egg, stainless steel hot oil cooker, first class airline tickets, travel packages, art work, cinema passes, gift cards, baked goods, hunting equipment, a wide array of electronics and techno-gadgets including a laptop, Kindle and iPod, and the like. John Meeks, the new Wallace State head men’s basketball coach, made his debut as auctioneer and was a hit with the crowd. The Wallace State Cheerleaders, Singers and Jazz Band, served as wait staff. Those who wish to make an initial or additional contribution to the Wallace State Future Foundation have a number of options. Foundation staff will work with donors on estate planning, setting up scholarships, naming a facility, sponsoring a seat in the Burrow Center Recital
Hall, or purchasing an engraved brick at the entrance of the Burrow Center. Donations of any size to existing scholarships are always accepted.
Alumni Activities Little Black Dress Celebrity Bash Funded Scholarships for Women Students at Wallace State Women only were invited to the Wallace State Community College Alumni Association’s first “Little Black Dress Celebrity Bash” on Saturday, February 26 at Terri Pines Country Club. The event was a sellout, raising more than $15,500. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for women attending Wallace State. “We are encouraging women to put on their favorite black dress (or pants), bring their best gal friends, and join us for a fun
evening benefiting a great cause. This is an all-women event with the exception of our celebrity waiters,” said LaDonna Allen, one of the event’s organizers. The event featured dinner prepared by Chef Chris Acklen, celebrity valet and waiter service, a spring fashion preview, a complimentary photo in a commemorative Little Black Dress folder, and entertainment until midnight. All guests received a bag with gifts and local merchant discounts, two complimentary raffle tickets, one entry into the LBD grand prize drawing. Dale Greer, Fred Cespedes, James Fields, Raymond Williams, Norris Atchley, Jeremy Oden, Paul Bussman, Tom Williamson, Don Hubbard, Charlie Nesmith, Barry McGriff, and Billy Jackson served as celebrity waiters and provided valet service for the evening. “We are excited about this inaugural event and the opportunity to raise fund for scholarships, said Suzanne Harbin, Director of Institutional Development and coordinator of the Wallace State Alumni Association and Future Foundation. Silent auction items included wine glasses hand painted by Wallace State students, designer handbags, wallets, jewelry, wine baskets,
vacations and other specialty items. Wallace State Alumni Association Announces Summer Workshops for All Ages After hosting a very successful arts camp last year and a number of alumni reunion events, the Wallace State Alumni Association answered the call to increase its offerings. A full summer 2011 schedule of events and activities was available to association members and non-members alike. A variety of activities were planned for adults, high school and college students, and younger participants. “Gloria Williams, our Alumni Association President, has wonderful energy and ideas and under her leadership we are reaching out to alumni and community members indicating an interest in more activities for them and their children. We are delighted at the response we have received from community businesses and individuals – including Werner’s Trading Company and Terri Pines Country Club - in forming partnerships to provide these events,” said LaDonna Allen, Director of Grants and Special Projects at Wallace State. “We have just met with Stonebridge Farms representatives and we are working together to offer a
bridal show in September, so this is just the beginning of things to come. Classes offered included Unlocking the Mystery of Healthy Cooking, Introduction to the Art of Fencing, ACT NOW: Preparing for the ACT Test, Preparing to Take the COMPASS Placement Exam, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wine!, Capturing the Crown: Preparing for Beauty Pageant Competition with Miss Alabama, The 3D Summer Experience. Bill Walton Earns Wallace State Community College’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni of the Year Top Honor at 6th Annual Awards Ceremony Bill Walton, a 1990 preengineering graduate of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, was named Wallace State’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni of the Year on September 17 at the 6th annual Outstanding Alumni Awards ceremony held at the Burrow Center Recital Hall. Walton currently serves as a team lead for the U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity (USATA) at the Redstone Arsenal, a position he has held since 2001. His appointment as the Wallace State Outstanding Alumni of the Year follows the 2009 winning trio of Roy
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Pictured L-R: Front row: Bonny Brannon, Outstanding Health Nominee; Elaine Simpson who as Jason Simpson’s mother, accepted the Outstanding Alumni – Academic Division winner, on his behalf; Gary Lowe, Outstanding Alumni – Technical Division winner; Bill Walton, 2010 Wallace State Outstanding Alumni – Overall winner; Pamela Carroll, Outstanding Alumni – Health Division winner; Anna Fincher, Outstanding Health nominee. Back row: Suzanne Harbin, Wallace State Director of Development and Alumni Coordinator; Mary Hovater, 2008 Outstanding Alumni Overall winner; Gloria Williams, WSCC Alumni Association President; and Dr. Vicki Hawsey, President of Wallace State.
Manley and Brian and Bruce Willingham who all co-own Mach III, Inc. in Vinemont, a machine shop company which produces high quality components for many industries including agricultural, automotive, aerospace, medical, and sporting goods. As a student at Wallace State, Walton received the first engineering co-op assignment granted by Wallace State, Auburn University and SCI Systems, Inc. He furthered his education at Auburn and obtained his bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering in 1994. He is currently pursuing his MBA from UA Huntsville. In Walton’s role as a team lead at USATA, he provides managerial support to a multifaceted organization that conducts applied research, and advanced development and maintenance support functions for more than
500,000 test equipment and measurement standards. The company has a global workforce of more than 600 professionals stationed on three continents, 10 countries and more than 60 different support activities. Prior to joining USATA, Walton was a lead engineer for the Research, Development and Engineering Center (RDEC), where he assessed the safety, performance, reliability and requirement verification of high reliability weapon systems. Walton has served in the United States Army as a Communication Specialist and during his professional career has served as a project lead and supporting member of various aviation and missile command programs which initiate and sustain the technology maintenance or enhancement that is used to lead, guide and protect the United States of America.
Gloria Williams, WSCC Alumni Association President, presents the 2010-2011 Alumni Association Scholarship to Wallace State education major Stefany Pate of Cleveland.
Gloria Williams and Dr. Hawsey congratulate Bill Walton, 2010 Wallace State Outstanding Alumni winner.
In 2009, he was also instrumental in the implementation of six Wallace State summer hire positions with the AMCOM organization at the Redstone Arsenal. During the ceremony, Walton was one of 10
Wallace State alumni honored and nominated by their peers, faculty or community members to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments after attending Wallace State. “The nominees represent all facets of our community and workforce: healthcare professionals, a pilot, nurses, college faculty, an engineer and an entrepreneur. Each nominee has demonstrated achievement within their field of work or expertise, community-based service as a volunteer and demonstrated a commitment to Wallace State,” said Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Hawsey. NASA aerospace engineer Mary Hovater, who held the top Alumni honor in 2008, was the event’s emcee. Other alumni honored as WSCC Outstanding Alumni included: Health Division Bonnie Brannan, class of 1986: Brannan was a summa cum laude graduate in Medical Laboratory Technology. Brannan has served as the Point of Care Coordinator at Cullman Medical Regional Center since her graduation from Wallace State. As coordinator, Brannan oversees all bedside testing,
employee education, competency and I-State Quality Control. She is also a phlebotomy instructor in the Wallace State phlebotomy program. Pamela Carroll, class of 1997: A nursing graduate, Carroll was on the President’s List and President of the Student Nursing Government Association during her time at Wallace State. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Jacksonville State after leaving Wallace State. She has been a member of the 117th Air Refueling Wing of the Air National Guard based in Birmingham since 1982, serving as a critical care air transport nurse, safety officer and quality improvement officer. Carroll joined Trinity Medical Center in 1998 where she has worked in the Open Heart Intensive Care, Post Anesthesia and Neonatal Intensive Care units. She has made extensive efforts to aid victims of disaster relief such as those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Sherrie D. Kneebone, class of 1991: Kneebone is a cum laude graduate of the Wallace State nursing program. She received the prestigious Florence Nightingale Award while at Wallace State. Kneebone continued her education at UAH, graduating magna cum
laude with a bachelor’s degree and completed her master’s in 1994, earning her license as a family nurse practitioner. Kneebone had a vital role at Wallace State from 1992-97, serving as a faculty member and as the lead pediatric instructor. She then worked at Cullman Regional Medical Center from 2000-2002 before moving to California and accepting a job as a family practitioner with the Washington on Wheels Mobile Health Clinic, which caters to the uninsured and underinsured citizens in Southern Alameda County. She has also served a relief nurse practitioner for the Student Health Center at Ohlone College and volunteers with the Second Chance Program to provide laser tattoo removal for former gang members who are trying to rebuild their lives. Bridgett Threadgill, class of 1992: Threadgill obtained an associate degree in nursing at Wallace State. She is certified in ACLS, chemotherapy and preceptorship. A registered nurse for 18 years, Threadgill serves in various health care settings, including as a volunteer as a public school mentor and as a Director of Nurses for Camp Seale Harris for adults and children with diabetes and an IDF peer contact.
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Technical Division Chad Falciani, class of 1996: Falciani is a graduate of the Wallace State Machine and Tool Technology and CNC Control. During his time at Wallace State, Falciani served as President of VICA and placed high in regional machine tool competitions. He founded Falciani Machine with Jasalyn Falciani in 1999, where the company provides complex precision machined components for the military/defense department. Falciani Machine is recognized as one of the most technically competent contract medical manufacturers in the U.S. Falciani still has an active role with the Wallace State Machine Tool Technology department. Gary Lowe, class of 1990: After dabbling as an electrician and pursuing his love of flying with the Birmingham Flight Club, Lowe attended Wallace State and earned his degree in the school’s aviation program. He continued his education at Pacific Western University where he received his bachelor’s in aviation management and his Ph.D. in 1998 in the same field. Lowe now works as a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines. He was nominated for the 2010 Chairman’s Award, which is presented to
100 of Delta’s employees worldwide. Academic Division Jason Simpson, attended 1998-99: Best known as the morning meteorologist on ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Simpson got his education started at Wallace State. He majored in liberal arts for two years before transferring to Mississippi State and majoring in geosciences with an emphasis in broadcast meteorology. Simpson was named to the President’s List each semester at Wallace State and Mississippi State. At Mississippi State, he was also a member of Alpha Theta Chi, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Societies, the Mississippi State Society of Scholars and vice president of the National Weather Association Chapter. For his work at ABC 33/40, Simpson was voted Best Weather Anchor in Alabama in 2008. He’s a strong education supporter and has written and produced an educational weather DVD. Simpson is also eager to speak to hundreds of community and school organizations. Anna Fincher, attended 2003-05: Fincher majored in Liberal Arts at Wallace State and obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Auburn University. She recently completed her
master’s degree in health psychology with a specialization in behavioral medicine. Fincher is an adjunct Wallace State faculty member in the psychology department and is a volunteer with the Auburn Adult Day Center and Best Buddies organization. Additionally, Wallace State Alumni Association President Gloria Williams presented Stefany Pate a $1,000 Alumni Association scholarship. Pate, a graduate of Locust Fork High School, is a cheerleader and education major at Wallace State. “The primary mission of the Alumni Association is to provide scholarships for Wallace State students pursuing their education,” said Williams. “Each year the Association awards scholarships to deserving students. We are pleased to recognize Stefany with the Alumni Association scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.” In 2010, the Alumni Association partnered with the Cullman Runner’s Association for Running Wild, an event featuring a half marathon, 5k run/walk and 1-mile fun run.
Future Foundation Scholarships: Fall 2010 — 76 Scholarship Recipients Total Awards: $50,776 Spring 2011 — 82 Scholarship Recipients Total Awards: $45,548 Summer 2011 — 41 Scholarship Recipients Total Awards: $24,941
Recipients: Fall 2010 General Scholarships Morganne Adams McKensie Alfred Kristen Bearden Lacie Butner Joshua Chop Charlecy Dean Trent Earwood Thomas Edwards Jason Hawkins Teresa Holcomb-Kirk Judy Lowery Justin Lynch Jamie McHan Hannah Milam Stephanie Peeples Crystal Phillips Mary Beth Sellers Judson Sherrill Matthew Teal Sydney Turnage Gatlan Vinson Chandler Watson
Named Scholarships Kayla Aaron TJ Aby Steven Acocella Stephanie Barnett Jeff Brotzge Colton Brown Deolindo Cabrera Paige Carr Cody Chambers Laura Davis Trent Earwood Joshua Essmon Caitlan Haraway Paige Harbison Gregory Helton Karen Hudson Veronica Keith Alice Lemmond Glenn McGhee Bhasvar Patel Zankhanabahen Patel Mary Beth Sellers Crystal Stewart Renee Tinney Natasha Vogel Dual Enrollment Elise Allen Cynthia Bailey Wayne Campbell Christie Canales A'Lora Cleghorn Statan Daugherty Laura Evans Zachary Floyd Tiffany Gorff Nelson Graham Mary Gray Danielle Gurganus Chelcey Hamilton Kaleigh Hand Merida Hayes Thomas Hays Emily Hudson Logan Oslin Joshua Phillips Ashley Pickett Emlie Sears Kolton Sellers Trey Shoemaker Summer Smith Ashley Stanley Jane Strader Justin Studdard Robert Thornton Dillon Widner
Alumni Stefany Pate
Spring 2011 General Scholarships Kayla Aaron Stephanie Barnett Brittney Blackmon Christopher Davis Charlecy Dean Thomas Scott Edwards Amber Fawcett Kourtland Greer Megan Hammond Paige Harbison Timothy J. Hendrix Lisa Kirtland Kristy McKerley James Moon Andrea Nelson Heather Otis Lindsay Partain Zankhanabahen Patel Bhasvar Patel Lauren Perry Crystal Phillips Jessica Simpson Kayla Stone Mary Beth Sellers Angela Smith Sydney Turnage Gatlan Vinson Holly Weber Laura Yarbrough Named Scholarships Kayla Aaron TJ Aby Joc Baker William Brotzge Colton Brown Deolindo Cabrera Paige Carr Cody Chambers Jeanette Curlee Laura Davis Caitlan Haraway Ashley Harbison Gregory Helton Megan Henry Chase Lowe Glenn McGhee Jannene Miller Renee Tinney Natasha Vogel Lisa White
Dual Enrollment Cynthia Bailey Christie Canales Tyler Chambers A'lora Cleghorn Kayla Cupp Statan Daughtery Jonathan Estes Zachary Floyd Ben Gillilan Tiffany Gorff Nelson Graham Danielle Gurganus Kaleigh Hand Merida Hayes Thomas Hays Kalah Hicks Rebekah Hollingsworth Emily Hudson Jacob Ledbetter Adam Lindsey Seth Mattox Charles Nelson Joshua Phillips Ashley Pickett Emilie Sears Kolton Sellers Summer Smith Ashley Stanley Justin Studdard Haley Terry Robert Thornton Joshua Young
Summer 2011 General Scholarships Drew Adams Tacouya Allen Laura Balcar Stephanie Barnett Catherine Burk Joshua Chop Maya Copeland Whitley Davis Thomas Edwards Cameron Galbreath Butch Harris Leslie Henry Lynn Holley Hannah Killpack Lisa Kirtland Julia Koeppel Amy Kritner Sandra Mathis Sarah Mays Rachel McClendon Brittani McConnell
Jessica Pajaron Zankhanabahen Patel Bhasvar Patel Thomas Pressley Jordan Ratliff Hope Robinson Wendy Turner Haven Watson Monica Watts Named Scholarships Paige Carr Kevin Farnsworth Sue Harville Gregory Blake Helton Megan Henry Sandra Mathis Glen McGhee John Merriweather Jonna Mims Courtney Mosley Sherri Sparrow
WSCC President’s Report 2010-2011 Giving Societies
President’s Circle: July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 Foundation PLATINUM $10,000-$49,999 American Proteins, Inc. Fred and Holly Cespedes Representative Elwyn Thomas
GOLD $5,000-$9,999 Apel Machine and Supply Co. Bagwell Family Foundation, Inc. FMI-Medical Randy Johnson Royal Technologies Howard Tinney Gloria Williams
SILVER $1,000-$4,999 Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies, LLC Norris and Barbara Atchley James D. Bagwell Birmingham Fastener & Supply, Inc. BUNGE Linda Blair Bunis Sonya Cabri Nell Creel Cullman Regional Medical Center Cullman Rotary Club DAF Cullman Savings Bank Cullman-Jefferson Counties Gas District Drinkard Development, LLC Lisa L. Eckenrod Denise Elliott Bill and Arminda Floyd Donna Guthrie Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center, Inc. Vicki Hawsey Earnie and Betty Leeth Haynes R. Scotty Hooper Danny and Debra McAfee
Todd McLeroy Jeremy Oden Martha Plunkett Shirley Quattlebaum REHAU, Inc. Zina Stansberry State Farm Companies Foundation Traditions Bank Randy Weathersby WSCC Sonography
PATRONS $500-$999 Alabama Coal Cooperative Phyllis E. Brewer Mary Evelyn Burrow Cash Acme, Division of Reliance Worldwide CH2M HILL, Inc. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Cullman County Industiral Development Cullman Electric Cooperative Cullman Power Board Culpepper Real Estate, Inc. Nell C. Dunlap Marsha G. Folsom Dale and Larraine Greer Suzanne Harbin H. Kerry Hembree HOAR Program Management Joe Holmes John and Shari Hurt Industrial Development Board of City of Cullman Jackson & Williams Knight, Griffith, McKenzie, Knight, McLeroy Barry McGriff People's Bank Walter R. Ross, Jr. Mitch Smith Nortricia Starnes Topre America Corporation USA Healthcare Wal-Mart Distribution Center 6007
Sarah Wheeler Trey Williams
FRIENDS $100-$499 Oran and Alina Adams Aho Architects, LLC LaDonna N. Allen American Trim Nicholas Apel Kay and Selma Barnett Barnett Johnes Wilson, LLC Bob and Kay Blackwell Sid Borden Milton W. Bresley Jeffery Brewer Frank and Stacey Brunner Staci Bryan Lois A. Burns Business Interiors, Inc. Donna Cheatham Mary Collins Rene' Cornelius Edmonds Engineering, Inc. Melinda Edwards Jenny Folsom Fravert Services, Inc. Phillip Fullenwider Lisa German Guardian Angel Gift Shop Fred Halstead Casey Hardiman Jennifer F. Hill Deborah Hoover Lisa Hullett Bill and Ginger Hyde Mike and Sherri Krassick Rickey and Jo Kreps Brenda McHan Janet Money Austin T. Monk Joan Moore Bill Morgan Janice A. Morgan Dale Palmer Mickey Parrish Jackie Porter Beverly Poston
Renee Quick David Reeder Regions Bank Sain Associates, Inc. Carolyn Shadden Grady and Cherie Smith Tomesa Smith Deborah Spann Mike Sparks SUMMA Technology, Inc. Superior Bank Lori Turner Wells Turner, Jr. Amy Walker Linda Wesley Jeb Williamson Tom and Judy Williamson Donny Wilson Judy A. York
UNDER $100 Mary G. Adams Julie Apel Donna Attaway Marsha Bradford Ruth Brigham Katelynn Briscoe Lavern Bromblow Kathy Buckelew Loretta Buettner Ann Burleson Roger Chappel Ben C. Cobb, Jr, Sue Cox Chase Crider Ann Culpepper Donna Farmer James C. Fields, Jr. David Fisher Elaine Fuller Rebecca A. Graves Drucilla Hagemore Sharon Harris Ed Hart Gaylyn Hawkins Kristen Holmes Sabrina Hudson Darlene Huff
Roger Humphrey Vickie A. Jackson Beth Johnson Mary Jones Robbin Leeth Kim Lovoy Beert Mackentepe Marcy Manning Wayne Manord Greg and Harriet Mayo Debra Morrison Shiela Mosley John Newton Christing O'Leary James A. Parker Heather Pentecost Gail Quick Kenneth Quick Teresa Ratliff Kathryn Sides Daniel Smallwood Susan Smith Tanya Smith James Sparks Donna Stanley Donna Starnes Susan Stephens Bruce Stephenson Janet Tolbert Mary Wallace Karen Wilhite Mary Jo York
Alumni SILVER $1,000-$4,999 Cullman Running Club Jenny Folsom Gloria Williams
PATRONS $500-$999 Merchants Bank
FRIENDS $100-$499 Oran and Alina Adams American Proteins, Inc. Kim Arndt Mary Barnes Clark and Rebecca Branch Phyllis E. Brewer Frank and Stacey Brunner Mark Bussman
Anna Cantwell Nikki Carter Fred and Holly Cespedes Bridgette W. Chandler Creative Cakes of Cullman Glynice Crow Ann Culpepper Doug Doggett Jewelers Randy and Cherri Drake Denise Elliott Etc. by Nikki GGNSC Administrative Services LLC Dale and Larraine Greer Nicole Lawson Greer Garlan and Heather Gudger Dot Gudger Donna Guthrie Tony and Lisa Harbin Melanie Henderson Camilla Hendrix Joe Hendrix Babs Herfurth Connie and Ed Holcombe Peggy Horsley Sharon G. Horton Mary Hovater Jessica Hudson Tina Hulse Billy W. and Vickie Jackson Sheila V. Johnson Kindred Healthcare Dawn Klinger Stephanie Knight MarcyManning Sandra Masters Lou Ann Mayhair Gary McMinn Medical Weight Loss Solutions LLC Edith Mobley Monograms Plus Christine O'Leary Quick Renee Quick Restore Management Company, LLC Tara Richard Chasity Robertson Beth Sargent Kim Shrewsbury Grady and Cherie Smith Maria Stanford Nortricia Starnes Traditions Bank Jamie Troutman Werner's Trading Company Linda Wesley Tracy Whitt
UNDER $100 Mary G. Adams Shannon Alexander Connie Allen LaDonna N. Allen Melissa P. Arnold Norris and Barbara Atchley Karen E. Barnard Leigh Baughn Freda J. Britt Ricky Burks Jackie H. Burnham Jerry Caudle Ben C. Cobb, Jr. Howard and Glenda Cole Marsha Cowart Sue Cox Nell Creel Deborah Doss Mary Helen Eidson Susan Eller Alyce Flanigan Pat Freeman Jan Garner Kristi Gerding Vivian Hackleman Kimberly Hall Suzanne Harbin Lisa Harris Earnie and Betty Leeth Haynes Lonna Heatherly Amanda K. Hicks Hanna Hicks Jennifer B. and Jeff Hill Jimmy W. Hodges Remona S. Hopper Don Hubbard Brenda Gail Hyatt Mary Helen Ingram Hayley Kilgo Crystal Knight Rickey and Jo Kreps Monica A. Kugler Ashley Lamar Margaret C. Lambert John and Lisha Land Kaitlin Laney Gayle L. Ledbetter Sarah F. Lovell Cynthia Maddox Cindy Mallard Terri McGriff-Waldrop Rob Metcalf Stacey Moore Joan Moore Karry Morin Mary Leah Moss Lisa R. Mullaney
Barbara Norris Kristi Nyquist Dale Palmer Gwem Parker Leah Patterson-Lust Susan Quick Ray D. Ray Rhonda Riley Elizabeth Scott Katherine Shirey Kathryn Sides Tomesa Smith Deborah Spann Lisa Speegle Donna Speeker Christy St. John Donna Stanley Tracy Stephens Ludmilla Stevens Polly Tankersley James and Theresa Thompson Evelyn Timmons Kimberly Trelles Christy Turner Tina Walters Cassandra Ward Glenda Watts Christine Wiggins Aletta Williamson Nancy Wright Mary Jo York
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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
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. Program accreditations/approvals include: • Associate Degree Nursing (RN) — National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission, Alabama Board of Nursing • Business Administration, Business Education, Management and Supervision — Nationally accredited by the Association of Business Education Collegiate Business Schools and Programs • Clinical Laboratory — National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences • Dental Assisting — American Dental Association • Dental Hygiene — American Dental Association • Diagnostic Imaging — Joint Review Committee on Education In Radiologic Technology • Diagnostic Medical Sonography — Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography • 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 • Health Information Technology — Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Technology Information Management Education (CAHIIM) • Heating & Air Conditioning — HVAC Excellence • Medical Assisting — Curriculum Review Board of the American Association Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE) • Occupational Therapy Assistant — Accreditation Council for Occupational Assistant Therapy Education (ACOTE) • Pharmacy Technology — American Society of Health System Pharmacists • Physical Therapist Assistant — Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) • Polysomnographic Technology — Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Committee on Accreditation for Polysomnographic Technologist Education (COAPSG) • Practical Nursing (LPN) — Alabama Board of Nursing • Respiratory Therapy — Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care • Welding — American Welding Society 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.
WSCC Presidentâ€™s Report 2010-2011 Financial Summary
Financial Summary WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FUTURE FOUNDATION, INC. Ending June, 2011
Ending September 30, 2010 ASSETS
REVENUE Student Tuition & Fees State Grants/Contracts Federal Grants/Contracts Auxiliary State Appropriation Other
$8,357,382 $1,193,572 $26,575,802 $3,298,659 $15,028,007 $538,805 $54,992,227
EXPENSES Instruction Academic Support Student Services Institutional Support Maintenance Student Aid Auxiliary Enterprises Depreciation Non Operating
$15,893,399 $2,941,817 $4,036,017 $3,491,761 $5,181,943 $7,689,128 $4,341,549 $2,425,196 $6,641,263
Cash Pledges Receivable Investment in Real Estate Beneficial Interest in Remainder Trust Other Current Assets
$399,456 $74,250 $125,000 $836,475 $314,542
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Liabilities Equity Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Net Income
$6 $1,545,725 $428,443 $235,407 $987,410 $100,338
SCHOLARSHIPS Institutional Athletics Senior Adults Other
$666,962 $587,237 $60,676 $196,025 $1,510,899
Private Scholarships (not including loans) Tuition Waivers
The Alabama Community College System Dr. Freida Hill, Chancellor
The Alabama State Board of Education Honorable Robert Bentley, Governor President Mr. Randy McKinney, District 1 Mrs. Betty Peters, District 2 Mrs. Stephanie W. Bell, District 3 Dr. Ethel H. Hall, District 4 Mrs. Ella B. Bell, District 5 Dr. Charles Elliott, District 6 Mr. Gary Warren, District 7 Ms. Mary Scott Hunter, District 8
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