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NW-SCC Press Releases

SEPTEMBER


NW-SCC receives over $2 million grant to upgrade the College's technology
infrastructure and improve student retention


September 22, 2016 -- NW-SCC receives over $2 million U.S. Department of Education grant

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been awarded a grant of more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education's, Title III - Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP).

The grant, which will be disbursed over a five-year period, beginning October of 2016, will be used to upgrade the College's technology infrastructure and improve student retention.

"We could not be more excited about receiving the Title III (SIP) grant," said NW-SCC President Humphrey Lee. "Technology is everything this day and age. Everyone in postsecondary education is working to improve their student success rates and without improving and upgrading your technology in the classroom, on-campus, and online it is virtually impossible to do so."

According to Dr. Timmy James, Associate Dean of Instructional Programs, one of the major reasons NW-SCC applied for the SIP grant was due to the new culture of students who prefer online over traditional classes. "We have a number of students who prefer eLearning and the flexibility it affords them in their day to day lives," said James. "Unfortunately, the College's technology infrastructure is inadequate to support the growth. These funds could not have come at a better time."

Aside from technology infrastructure upgrades, NW-SCC plans to enhance student success and engagement through the Student Success Center and a Career Development Center. Also, NW-SCC believes the addition of virtual advising, peer mentors, early alert systems and online support will be essential to student success.

The Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.



September 19, 2016 -- NW-SCC fall enrollment on the rise - Distance education only students up 32%

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) enrolled 3,757 credit students for the fall 2016 semester, which was an increase of 57 students, or 1.5 percent, from final fall 2015 figures (3,700).

The 3,757 credit student headcount is an unofficial student census following the registration of all dual enrolled high school students. Credit student enrollment does not include students who may be auditing a class or enrolled in non-credit workforce training courses.

According to NW-SCC President Humphrey Lee, the key to growth is listening to area students. "We"re excited about the increase," said Lee. "We really hope to build on this moving forward. We have to continually listen to the needs of students in our area and deliver programs that meet those needs."

NW-SCC reports significant enrollment increases over fall of 2015 in Distance Education, Electrical Technology, Health Studies (Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting, Nursing, etc.), Business Administration and high school dual enrollment.
   ➤  Students taking distance education only, increased 32%
   ➤  Electrical Technology students increased approximately 49%
   ➤  Business Administration students increased 21%
   ➤  Health Studies students increased 10%
   ➤  Dual enrolled students increased approximately 29%
"We can really see a change in the culture of the way our students are preferring to take courses," stated Tom Carter, Assistant Dean of Admissions/Financial Aid/Recruitment. "They want to do what best fits their lifestyle and work schedules. It is our job to make sure we offer them the tools and do everything we can to help them be successful.”

Fall semester enrollment numbers are not official until the end of the semester.




NW-SCC wins five (5) awards during the 2016 ACCSPRA Pyramid Awards and annual conference


September 12, 2016 -- NW-SCC Public Relations Department wins five statewide awards

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Public Relations Department received five (5) awards and was recognized for its outstanding marketing and public relations efforts by the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) last week.

During ACCSPRA's recent annual conference in Orange Beach, Ala., NW-SCC's Public Relations department accepted two (2) Pyramid Awards, one (1) Award of Achievement and two (2) Awards of Merit.

The College was presented awards in the following categories for marketing and public relations materials created and/or used during the 2015-2016 year:

•    Pyramid Award (1st place) Catalog: 2015-16 College Catalog
  Promotional Video: Man Enough to be a Nurse,
  #strongnurses
   
•    Award of Achievement (2nd place) Video Advertisement/PSA: 2015-16 Student
  Recruitment Commercial
   
•    Award of Merit (3rd place) Annual Report: 2015 President's Report
  Schedule: 2016 Summer Course Schedul

The Pyramid Awards ceremony recognized two-year college public relations, marketing and recruiting professionals who submitted marketing and public relations materials.

The mission of ACCSPRA is to enhance the image, strengthen and promote awareness and public perception of the Alabama Community College System.


AUGUST 2016

August 12, 2016 -- NW-SCC and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce offer Shoals area voters "Meet the Candidates," Municipal Elections 2016 via social media

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce are giving Shoals area voters insight into the candidates vying for Mayoral and City Council offices in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia by means of social media sites.

According to NW-SCC President, Dr. Humphrey Lee, NW-SCC is trying to do its part to keep the Shoals area voters informed for the local elections on August 23rd. "The Chamber and Northwest-Shoals try to partner every four years around this time and put something together to help educate the Shoals area voters," said Lee. "We thought with the tremendous effect social media has on society; why not use it to educate our area citizens?"

All candidates were contacted by the Shoals Chamber of Commerce and invited to participate in the initiative. Northwest-Shoals Community College Broadcasting produced a seven to nine minute video on each of the candidates. The candidates were asked to take five minutes addressing relevant topics in the communities they wish to serve.

Shoals Chamber of Commerce Interim President, Barry Auchly, echoed Lee's sentiments. "Through the use of the YouTube channels we can send someone a link to videos a citizen may like to view," stated Auchly. "I think our area candidates and the general public will be very pleased with the unlimited possibilities this offers."

All the videos can be watched individually on the NW-SCC YouTube channel ( http://www.youtube.com/OfficialNWSCC), Shoals Chamber of Commerce YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ShoalsChamber) or via links on the College's facebook and twitter pages.



JULY 2016

July 26, 2016 -- NW-SCC Talent Search programs funded over $1 million per year

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, AL-- The Educational Talent Search program at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been funded for $1,030,560 per year, an increase of over 10% from the previous grant cycle, by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Educational Talent Search program housed at NW-SCC consists of three projects within the multi-year grant and it is anticipated to receive funding each year for the next five years.

     • Phil Campbell Project - $466,560; serves specified schools in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale and Winston county
        in Northwest Alabama
     • Tennessee Valley Project - $284,160; serves specified schools in Lawrence and Wayne County, Tennessee, and
        Lauderdale county in Northwest Alabama
     • Tuscumbia Project - $279,840; serves specified schools in Colbert and Lawrence county in Northwest Alabama

"The Talent Search Projects along with the other TRIO programs at Northwest-Shoals are vital to so many of the people in Northwest Alabama and South Tennessee," said NW-SCC President Dr. Humphrey Lee. "The services they offer are designed to remove obstacles toward a postsecondary education. Without these programs many students would not be able to realize their dream of a college degree."

The program is aimed at students between 6th and 12th grades who will be the first in their families to attend college and come from lower income backgrounds. The program also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or re-enter and complete postsecondary education.

The Educational Talent Search Program identifies and assists those who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on and complete their postsecondary education.

The Talent Search program is one of three TRiO programs, including Upward Bound and Student Support Services, at NW-SCC. The programs are 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.




Microwave Dave & The Nukes perform at the 2011 NW-SCC W.C. Handy Festival Event


July 12, 2016 -- NW-SCC Features Microwave Dave to kick-off W.C. Handy Music Festival

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Prior to the official kick-off of the 35th annual W.C. Handy Music Festival (July 22 - 31), Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a W.C. Handy Music Festival event featuring Microwave Dave and The Nukes Tuesday, July 19th, at 11:30 a.m. outside the Hospitality Center on the Shoals campus.

Microwave Dave and The Nukes have been a staple performer in the annual W.C. Handy Festival and have established themselves with performances throughout the United States and Europe over the past 27 years. The trio has produced seven albums with the most recent debuting in late 2011, Last Time I Saw You. For more information on Microwave Dave and The Nukes, visit www.microwavedave.com

The event will be FREE and open to the public. The NW-SCC Business Department will be selling food with all proceeds benefitting the Shoals Scholar Dollars Scholarship Foundation.



July 11, 2016 -- Northwest Alabama Job Fair employers to have over 450 jobs available


Event:      Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Shoals campus will host the Northwest Alabama Job Fair featuring 26 area employers with over 450 job openings available.

Who:      Employers participating are listed at nwscc.edu/jobfair.shtml

What:     The Job Fair will feature 26 area employers along with industry representatives, the Shoals Career Center and the following NW-SCC programs: Ready to Work, Adult Education, Career Technical, and Admissions/Financial Aid will have booths with representatives to assist and answer any questions people may have.

When:    Thursday, July 14 from 4 - 8 p.m. and Friday, July 15 from 8 a.m. - 12 noon

Where:    NW-SCC Shoals campus; Patriot Center (Gym, Bldg. 118), 800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661



July 7, 2016 -- NW-SCC awarded $527,549 for Youth Success Program Grant


MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- The Youth Success Program at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) has been funded for $527,549 for the 2016-2017 by the Alabama Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This is an increase of over 20% from the 2015-2016 allocation.

"We are ecstatic with our increase in funding over last year and hope to continue the growth of our program," said Youth Success Program Coordinator, Cindy Statom. "With this increase, we will be able positively impact the lives of more young people and help them reach their goals."

Over the past year, the Youth Success Program has increased the number of new out-of-school youth served by approximately 70%. "I'm glad to see Cindy and her staff rewarded for their hard work over this past year with over $100,000 increase in funding," said Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness/Distance Education and Development, John McIntosh. "They have been a shot in the arm for this program and I know they are going to continue to help it reach new heights."

The Youth Success Program (YSP) at NW-SCC serves out-of-school youth ranging in age from 16-24 in the following counties: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Winston counties. YSP identifies and assists those who have been unable to complete their education and need guidance and assistance deciding between continuing their education and seeking additional training toward employment.

YSP offers services such as job skills/employment training, GED support, college tuition assistance, tutoring and mentoring.

For more information on the NW-SCC Youth Success Program, call 256.331.5262.



JUNE 2016


Joseph Ezell, SkillsUSA Silver Metalist, works to complete his
carpentry project at the national Skills competition in Louisville, KY


NW-SCC brings home three metals from the national SkillsUSA competition
(L to R) Joseph Ezell, Five Points, TN; Amber Hutcheson, Bear Creek, AL; Jonathan Howard, Rogersville, AL

June 28, 2016 -- NW-SCC students win three medals at National SkillsUSA Championships

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Proving to be some of the best in the nation, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) students were awarded medalist honors in Cabinetmaking, Carpentry and Cosmetology (Job Skill Open Demonstration) at the 2016 SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Ky. last week.

The following students placed in the top three nationally at last week's 2016 SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, KY.
• Joseph Ezell, of Five Points, TN, won the silver medal (2nd place in the nation) in Carpentry
• Jonathan Howard, of Rogersville, AL, won the bronze medal (3rd place in the nation) in Cabinetmaking
• Amber Hutcheson, of Bear Creek, AL, won the bronze medal (3rd place in the nation) in Job Skill Open Demonstration (Cosmetology)
According to NW-SCC Associate Dean of Workforce Development, Rose Jones, NW-SCC career technical students made history last week. "This is the first time we have had multiple medalists at the national SkillsUSA competition," stated Jones. "We have been among the best in the state in cosmetology and carpentry for several years, but I think this shows that many of our career technical programs are in the discussion with the best in the nation. I want to express how proud I am of our instructors and students. To me, they are the best in the nation."

NW-SCC Carpentry instructor, Titus Grisham, had the opportunity of teaching and training two national medalist over the past year and he knows how rare of a feat this is for a program. "There are a lot of tremendous carpentry instructors that never get the opportunity to experience training one national medalist, but to be able to have two of them in class, is something special," said Grisham. "I think one way we are able to help our students is by sharing the first-hand experience that Jessie (White) and I have had at state and national competitions. In 2010, Jesse was in their shoes. He won a silver medal for the College and can really help them with the mental preparation it takes to be successful on this stage."

Other than Hutcheson, Howard and Ezell, NW-SCC had one other student place in the top 10 at the 2016 National SkillsUSA competition: Rebecca Borden of Florence, AL (10th place in Cosmetology - Job Skill Demonstration A).

NW-SCC SkillsUSA sponsors are: Salon and Spa Management - Melinda Grissom and Callie Bankston; Cabinetmaking/Carpentry - Titus Grisham and Jessie White.

The 2015 SkillsUSA National Championships placed over 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students against each other in elite hands on competition in 100 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.



June 20, 2016 --Pre-Registration Open for Northwest Alabama Job Fair at NW-SCC

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Avoid the summer heat and long registration lines by pre-registering at nwscc.edu for the Northwest Alabama Job Fair at Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC).

Online pre-registration will be open June 20th - July 13th. NW-SCC will host the job fair Thursday, July 14 from 4 - 8 p.m. and Friday, July 15 from 8 a.m. - 12 noon in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals campus.

"The job fair will be an excellent way for employers to recruit upcoming Northwest-Shoals graduates, current students, university graduates and area residents," said Dr. Humphrey Lee, NW-SCC President. "We are expecting a great event with employers from all over Northwest Alabama and the Huntsville area."

Prior to the job fair, the Shoals Career Center will be providing FREE "Job Shops," teaching job seekers how to best handle the process of finding a new or better job, on an as needed basis. Job seekers can take advantage of everything from resume writing assistance, interviewing techniques, dressing for success and much more. The Shoals Career Center is open from 7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Monday - Friday. For more information, call 256.383.5610 or email sheffield@alcc.alabama.gov.

According to Cari McCanless with NW-SCC Workforce Solutions, the College hopes to use this event as a resource for its industry partners. "Through this job fair we hope to provide an avenue for our industry partners to fill some of their current and future needs with qualified individuals for employment," stated McCanless. "We have put this job fair together with the mission of being able to help anyone who walks through the door to find a job, find a better job or get them on the right track to getting that job through Northwest-Shoals."

Along with industry representatives, the Shoals Career Center and the following NW-SCC programs: Ready to Work, Adult Education, Career Technical, and Admissions/Financial Aid will have booths with representatives to assist and answer any questions people may have.

The Northwest Alabama Job Fair is a joint partnership between AIDT, NW-SCC, Shoals Career Center and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the job fair or if you are a company that would like to participate, please contact NW-SCC Workforce Solutions office at 256.331.5325 or cari.mccanless@nwscc.edu.



June 14, 2016 -- NW-SCC presents 2016 Kids in College, A Trip Around the World

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Child Development Center presents the 2016 Kids in College, A Trip Around the World, summer camp. Summer camp dates are July 18-22, 2016. The camp is open to children entering grades Kindergarten through 6th in the fall.

Each day participants will explore different areas of the world with local presenters. Campers will be provided with quality learning experiences with highly qualified staff providing hands-on sessions. Healthy snacks will be provided daily.

Children are to arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. so that the day's events can start and conclude on time each day at 12 p.m. noon.

Registration cost is $75 per child or $70 per child for families with two or more children participating. Spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged. The deadline for registration is July 13, 2016.

For More Information on the 2016 Kids in College summer camp or to register, contact the NW-SCC Child Development Center at (256) 331-5245 or email jjefferys@nwscc.edu.



2016 NW-SCC graduates

NW-SCC graduates take in the keynote address during
the 2016 NW-SCC Commencement Thursday, May 12th



Dr.Lee presents diploma

President Lee presents one of the 230 walking graduates
with their diploma during the 2016 NW-SCC Commencement



June 2, 2016 -- Over 200 Participated in NW-SCC Annual Commencement

FLORENCE, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) held the annual Commencement ceremony for the 2015-2016 academic year Thursday, May 12, 2016. Over 200 graduates participated in the ceremony with approximately 530 earning a certificate or degree.

Graduates and certificates/degrees received are listed below by their hometowns.

Degree abbreviations are as follows: AA=Associate in Arts; AS=Associate in Science; AAS=Associate in Applied Science; AOT=Associate in Occupational Technical; CERT=Certificate

Anderson, AL William Dennis Cook- CER, Katie Louise Duncan- AOT, Lisa Gail Haraway- CER, Joseph Jeffrey Howard- AAS
Ardmore, AL Luke Bradley Seibert- AOT
Bear Creek, AL Cindy Marie Fretenborough- AS
Burnsville, MS Hannah Voyles- CER
Cherokee, AL Tiffany Dawn Berry- CER, Shaeleigh T. Crandall- CER, Elizabeth Ann Ford- AAS, Jeff Harold Gann- AAS, Pamela L. Hallmark- CER, Myranda Nicole Johnson- AAS, Tyler Cutter Landers- AOT, Olivia Michelle Rutland- CER, Anna Harmon Sledge- AS, Willie James Thompson- CER, Billy Jacob Thornton- AOT, Tyler Dee Woods- AAS, Coleton Lyle Young- CER
Cordova, AL Alli Jane O'Rear- AAS
Courtland, AL Rodger Ethan Kirby- CER, James Edward Videau- CER
Cypress Inn, TN Felicia Diane Hill- AAS, Robert Christopher Howe- AOT, Kayla Danielle Kelley- AS, Colten Allen Powers- AAS
Danville, AL Kaylee Brooke Proctor- AS
Detroit, AL Tabitha Denise Mills- AS
Double Springs, AL Rhett Colton Miller- CER
Ethridge, TN James VanRiley Luke- CER
Five Points, TN Joseph Wayne Ezell- CER, Tia Brooke Moore- CER
Florence, AL David Joseph Berrens- CER, Travis E. Boddie- AOT, Caleb Braxton Bogus- AOT, Darion Jarmon Bonton- AAS, Philip Turner Bradley- CER, Donald R Bratcher- AAS, Caroline Grace Burgess- AAS, Andrew Ryan Burns- AS, Heather Marie Burns- AAS, Elizabeth Erin Chesley- AAS, Christina L. Clark- CER, Joseph Robert Tyler Cohn- AOT, Jessica McLaughli Collins- AAS, Wanda Cook- AS, Roneshae Renee Coolie- AAS, Kameron Danielle Cooper- AAS, Kimberly J. Copeland- AAS, Jane Melanie Cotton- CER, Stephan Brett Crittenden- CER, Austin Seth Daniel- CER, Alison Nicole Davis- AAS, Colin Andrew Dennis- CER, Ronald M. Dickerson- CER, Johnnie Walter Dozier- CER, Kristin De'Shae Duncan- CER, William Anton Engle- CER, Cody Ryan Ezell- AOT, Kathrine Victoria Flatt- AS, Stephanie Leann Garmany- AAS, Megan Danielle Gordon- CER, Zachary Ivan Gray- AAS, Lori Danielle Grigsby- CER, Annette Gutierrez- CER, Kristina Nicole Guyton- AAS, N'Karrah I. Hamm- AS, Dwayne Dj Harden- CER, Randall Shawn Hester- AS, Nicholas Tyler Hill- AS, Athena Lynn Hinkle- CER, Tomoko Hino- AS, Garry Andrew Holcombe- AAS, Turner Hudson Holderfield- AOT, Dontae J. Hollingsworth- CER, Matthew Wade Horton- AOT, Andrew Trey Hulsey- AAS, Lajoy Nicole Johnson- AS, John Mark Johnson- CER, Kerry O'Brian Jones- AS, Haley McKenzie Jordan- AAS, Stephanie Ann Keeton- CER, Demarkus Kelley- CER, Katharine Michelle Kimmel- AAS, Jason Lacanne- CER, Noah Mackenzie Latham- CER, Stacey Jalen Diquan Lewis- AA, Nina Lane Lovelace- AAS, Haley Kathleen Luther- AAS, Deonna Shantae Martin- AAS, Angel Charmaine McGee- AAS, Brooklyn Alexandr McGuire- AAS, Jason Edward McMurtrey- AAS, Thomas Lee Mercier- AOT, Kassandra Karra Miller- AS, Megan Danielle Mitchell- AS, Carter Southwood Moore- CER, Thomas Christopher Moseley- AS, Jeannedarc Mukazayire- AS, April Marie Mullis- AAS, Paul Harrison Mullis- AOT, Betsy L. Myrick- AAS, Robert Parker Nathan- CER, Samantha Ann Ford- AAS, Alexandra Leigh O'Steen- CER, Nathan Gregory Parker- CER, Seth Manning Poole- AAS, Tiffany Diane Powell- AAS, Donnyelle Celeste Price- AS, Erin Guyton Rhodes- CER, Lori Marie Rhodes- CER, Dakodah Shane Rice- AOT, Conor Edward Rickard- CER, Easton W. Rodi- CER, Chasity Sky Rollins- AAS, Kelsey Shay Russell- AS, Sandy Kay Shattuck- AS, Joseph Kane Simmons- CER, Jessica Nichole Smith- CER, Marissa AnnMarie Smith- CER, Jimmy Vernon Smith- CER, Wesley T. South- CER, Shertoria Shant Southward- CER, Sebastian Noel Spurgeon- CER, Carley Ann Stricklin- AAS, Brooklyn Reid Syesta- AOT, Ronald Wade Tank- CER, Walter Gordon Terrell- AAS, Wesley A. Terrell- CER, Colleen W. Thompson- AAS, Maresha Lynnette Thompson- AS, John Minton Thornton- CER, Roger J. Threet- CER, Anna Elizabeth Tidwell- AAS, Noemi Trevino- AAS, Tyler Boyd Underwood- CER, Geoffrey C. Vick- CER, Brandon Cole Vickery- AOT, Shilaine McKay Wear- AAS, Cody Ray Wilbanks- AOT, Sean Michael Williams- CER, Jonathan T. Willingham- CER, Samantha Lorraine Wilson- AS, Laken Paige Wilson- CER, William Norvell Womelsdorf- CER, Katie L. Young- AAS, Amanda D. Youngblood- AS
Fort Payne, AL Katherine Mathews- CER
Golden, MS Nicholus L. Taylor- CER
Hackleburg, AL Laken R Hayes- AAS
Haleyville, AL Brandon Lee Cagle- CER, Anna Marie Cagle- AA, Samantha Ray Carpenter- AAS, Jason Lee Crane- CER, Rafael A. De Leon- AA, Cody Austin Dempsey- CER, Marcus Seth Hicks- CER, Arthur Rogers Hill- CER, Crystal G. Hollis- CER, Tony Elijah Huckaba- CER, Bobby D. Jones- AOT, Karen Meherg Jones- CER, Jessica B. Kirk- AAS, Jerry Dale Martin- CER, Brianne N. Roberts- AS, Amelia Catrice Russell- CER, Hayden Bradley Southern- CER, Jordan Elizabeth Vandiver- AA, Jordan Elizabeth Vandiver- AA, Cody D. Vickers- AAS, Stephanie B. Warren- AS, Jeffery Wayne Williams- CER, Jessica Lashae Yeager- AA
Hamilton, AL Jessica Luann Mills- CER, Markisha Lani Spearman- AA, Sarah B. Warner- AS
Hillsboro, AL Janette Gray Goines- AAS
Hodges, AL Julia L. Rollins- CER
Homewood, AL Ryan Chancellor- CER
Houston, AL Justin Ulas Steele- AOT
Huntsville, AL Theodore Richard Schell- AS, Dana Andre Stevenson- CER, Brandon Ronald Winston- CER
Iron City, TN Wesley Levoid Butler- CER, Whitney Odell Coffman- AAS
Luka, MS James Christopher Brown- AOT, Stephanie Britt Davis- AAS
Killen, AL Gage Henley Campbell- CER, Andrew Charles Chandler- CER, Andrea Leann Chandler- AS, William J. Crew- CER, Robin Landers Crossley- CER, Stevie Vanessa Davis- CER, Alena Joy Eaton- AS, Rachal Leanna Elliott- AS, Ashley Moore Fisher- CER, Rachel Danielle Gray- AS, Kornesha Lashae Ingram- AAS, Lindsay Allison Jordan- AAS, Kaitlyn Diane King- AOT, Christopher Alan Lee- AAS, Laura Ashton Patterson- CER, Nicholas Gale Rook- CER, Roger Daryl Singleton- CER, John Caleb Smitherman- CER, Kristen Nicole Stripling- AAS, Scott Aaron Tubbs- AAS, Logan Walker- CER
Lawrenceburg, TN Benjamin Seth Rhinehart- CER, Kellie Jean Roberts- AAS
Leighton, AL Anthony Chace Ayers- AAS, Brock Mitchell Black- CER, Joshua Cade Borden- CER, Nicholas Adam Caldwell- AAS, Gregory Allen Caldwell- CER, Hazel V. Horton- AAS, Danielle Denise Myhan- CER, Somer Dawn Phillips- AS, Fred Lee Ricks- CER, Lynn Kandice Vandiver- CER, Brittni Natasha Winter- CER
Leoma, TN Jacob Hunter Clifft- AAS, Terrie R Cozart- AAS, Rachel Ann Gregg- CER, Michael Allen Wright- CER
Lexington, AL Zackary Kyle Clemmons- AOT, Payton Grace Cox- AS, Candis Judy Hale- AAS, Michael Wayne Harbin- AOT, Cindy Shirlene Abernathy- CER, Kayla Nicole Surratt- AAS
Loretto, TN Richard Joseph Killen- CER, Jacob Allen Estell- CER, Ashley Marie Lansdell- AAS, Brandon Hoyt Long- AOT, Gina T. Bogus- CER, Nicholes Noel Diffy- CER
Lynn, AL Jacob Allen Estell- CER
Madison, AL Ashley Marie Lansdell- AAS
Mooreville, MS Brandon Hoyt Long- AOT
Moulton, AL Gina T. Barbin- CER, Nicholes Noel Diffy- CER, Jamie Leeann Dodson- AAS, Brian K. Fuller- CER, Alicia Kayleen Burgess- AAS, Richey Hayden Johnson- CER, Brittany Kayla Kimbrough- AAS, Trevor Luke Lovelady- AAS, Carley Paige Martin- AAS, Brian Austin Wade Steele- CER, Brooke Nicole Talley- AS, Zackary Lee Terry- AAS, Jeffrey Terry- CER, Kayla Terry- CER, Thomas Ray Warren- AS Mount Hope, AL Zachary Edward Bilek- CER,Alexandra Elizabet Borden- AAS, David Austin Daniel- CER, Ryan Allen Inman- CER Muscle Shoals, AL Cierra Kristen Abernathy- AAS, Ronny G. Aday- CER, Jamie Arline Atkins- AS, Joseph Brent Austin- AOT, Demond Avery Engle- CER, Audra Megan Beattie- AS, Shawn Sheldon Bernard- AS, Crystal Elizabeth Bolton- CER, Houston Perry Briley- CER, Tyler O'Neal Bunt- AAS, Miller Shannon Burbank- AOT, Micah Derah Burney- CER, Chloe Sarah Burwell- AS, Kaleb Brent Butler- CER, Tucker Wade Byrd- CER, Noah Campbell- CER, Richard Dean Christopherson- AAS, Mason Paul Crosswhite- CER, Allison P. Cuccia- AA, Jarod Wade Davis- CER, Morgan Shae Gargis- AAS, Evan Fuller Gargis- CER, Angela Sain Gifford- AAS, Marissa Marquis Goodwin- AS, Marc Daniel Gotcher- CER, Christopher Hunter Graham- CER, Robert McLeod Hale- CER, Cody Tyler Hamm- CER, Deborah Michelle Hayes- CER, Shelley Caitlin Hester- AAS, Zachary Louis Hyde- AOT, Stephanie Denise Jones- CER, Zachary Michael Keblaitis- AOT, Andrew Cole Kelsey- CER, Robby Douglas King- AS, William Devon Landers- CER, Meagan Danielle Lewis- AAS, Marquise Corday Long- CER, Sandra L. Maddox- CER, Amber Rose Mercier- AAS, Melanie Lynne Michael- AS, Cheyenne Lynn Murdock- AAS, Bryan Allen Olson- CER, Jesse Lee Peden- CER, Bryant Keith Petty- CER, Caleb T. Reeps- CER, Bobbie Jo Russum- AAS, Dakota Brian Rutherford- CER, Stuart Craig Sockwell- CER, Jacob O. Spires- AOT, Kiya Taylor Stacy- AS, Skyler Dakota Staten- CER, Randy Neal Thigpen- AOT, Meagan Nichole Thompson- AAS, Kimberly D. Vess- AA, Lance Trenton Voorhees- CER, Michael David Willis- CER, Justin Scot Wilson- AAS, Marvin Brett Woodis- CER
Nauvoo, AL Elizabeth Breanna Bryant- AS, Crystal Diane Hicks- CER
Phil Campbell, AL Michelle L. Adams- AAS, Riley H. Baker- AOT, Raleigh Wayne Barnes- CER, Perry Royce Crowell- AOT, Jennifer Alishia Smith- AAS, Milton Benjamin Fernandez- CER, Jay D. Grissom- CER, Kathy Yocom Hudson- AAS, Steven G. Hutcheson- CER, Sandra L. Jackson- AAS, Andrew Tyler James- CER, Yafei Jiang- AS, Tessa V. Norris- AAS, Heather Rose Orrick- AAS, Chastidy Danielle Porter- CER, David I. Raper- CER, Megan Lashae Roberts- AS, Trey Bryant Senkbeil- CER, Micah James Sparks- AA, Christopher Laney West- AA, Jeffery W. White- AAS, Justin J. Wimberley- AS
Red Bay, AL Heather Nicole Edgmon- AAS, Brandon Seth George- CER, Cassidy Renae Humphres- AAS, Andrew Michael Lindsey- AA, Brittney Nicole Williams- CER, Keitha Lynn Miller- AS, Christopher A. Russell- AS, Elizabeth Georgia Wooten- AS Rogersville, AL Zachary David Allen- AOT, Keith Len Belue- CER, Brandon Wade Comer- CER, Amber Nicole Forester- AAS, Jessica Layne Taylor- AAS, Zachary Alexander Liles- AS, Ahstin Morrison- CER, Damian Curry Moss- AOT, Danielle Yvonne Nichols- CER, Carly Priscilla ODell- AS, Christopher Lee Olive- CER, Tim S. Prince- CER, Kendrick Lebraun Rhodes- CER, Nicole Marie Ross- AAS, Brandon Alan Springer- CER, Gregory Paul Taylor- CER, Curtis Patrick Thornton- CER, Cameron Dax Trousdale- CER
Russellville, AL Lloyd Anthiony Abbott- CER, Daniel Kent Allen- CER, Anna Marie Anderson- AAS, Gaspariny Andres Pascual- CER, Eddy F. Southern- AS, James Thomas Aycock- AAS, Amanda Paige Baggett- AS, Abbie E. Bendall- CER, Eric Wayne Berry- AAS, Tynes C. Channell- AOT, Heather Mychelle Cole- CER, Shelby Brooke Cox- AAS, Evan Noble Jeffries Cox- AS, Brayan Salgao Deleon- CER, Preston Jacob DeVaney- CER, Orlando Diaz Martinez- CER, Melissa Espinoza- AA, Hayden Travis Evans- AS, Carmella Katherine Faulkner- CER, Sara Kathryn Fisher- AAS, Edwin Adrian Garcia- AS, Jordan Michael Gholston- AS, Valerie Ann Glover- CER, Elizabeth Marie Hacker- AAS, Bryan Lee Hacker- CER, Taylor Cree Hamilton- CER, Katherine G. Hardy- AA, Tyler Dwight Hargett- AS, Tiarica S. Harvey- AS, Luke Daniel Henry- AS, Lorena Lucas Hernandez- AA, Caroline C. Hollimon- AAS, McKinnley Blake Hyde- CER, Hayden Wayne James- CER, Christopher Austin James- CER, Jodie Marie Jansen- CER, Alex M. Jones- AA, Adam Kade King- CER, Lisa Anne Lane- CER, Russell Dale Logan- CER, Erin K. Marsh- AAS, Susannah D. McCalpin- AAS, Juan Alexander Miranda- CER, Anayeli Norberto-Sanchez- CER, Dustin Chase Oliver- AOT, Mario Ramirez-Escobar- CER, Derek Taylor Reeps- AS, Alissa Anne Richardson- AS, Glen Curtis Rickard- AA, Lauren Deneen Roden- CER, Ashley Leann Smallwood- AS, Travis Laine Stanaland- CER, Gregory Tyrone Taylor- AOT, Janett Vargas- AS, William Keith Washington- CER, Jimmy Lee Winsted- CER
Sheffield, AL Mario Devon Baker- AS, Dakoda Hamilton Baxley- AS, Britney Jean Biggers- AAS, David Michael Bradley- AOT, Ann Leslie Bush- AS, Marcus Dwayne Garner- CER, Brenda Sue Garrett- AS, Shaneal L. Hayes- AAS, Bailey Leanne James- AAS, Ashley Nichole Kennamore- AAS, Brandon Mason Lee- CER, Chance E. Love- CER, Anne Catherine Machtolff- AAS, Amelia Lee McMurtrey- AS, Roger Allan Mitchell- CER, Joshua Haywood Norris- AAS, Connor Slaughter- CER, Ryan G. Weaver- CER, Anna Cole Woods- CER, Steven Briggs Wright- AAS Spruce Pine, AL Spencer Thomas Hargett- CER, Nathan Ryan Hulsey- CER, Samuel Kade Lynch- CER, Christie J. Tabbert- AAS, Nickolas Allen Yocom- AA
Tishomingo, MS Shelby P. Bonds- AAS
Town Creek, AL Nathan Jeffrey Farley- CER, Aaron Terry Franks- AAS, Daniel P. Grisham- CER, Trey Hunter Hallmark- CER, Morgan McKinley Liles- AS, Hollie Suzanna Mason- AAS, Shantae Dena' McCoy- AAS, Stephen Mark Nesmith- AOT, Robert Riley Carl Norton- CER, Claudia Rae Pool- CER, William Alexander Russell- CER, Jacob Logan Sprinkle- AOT, Jonah Landon Sprinkle- CER, Michael L. Stewart- AOT, Austin Michael Terry- CER, Timothy Jacob Wilson- CER
Trinity, AL Kristen Holly Campbell- AS, Jeannie M. Cooper- AAS
Tuscumbia, AL Amanda Paige Adkins- AAS, Avery Wayne Allen- CER, Joel Paul Balentine- AS, Haley Lynn Boatwright- AAS, Kelli L. Bolton- AAS, Carrie Beth Bonfield- AAS, Garrett Michael Catching- CER, Matthew Robert Chipman- CER, Amanda Kay Clemmons- AAS, Cass Tyler Darby- CER, Kyleigh A. Davis- AAS, Faybien Mariano Delano- CER, Chris Dale Dickey- CER, Layton Richard Evans- CER, Nathan Kyle Fiscus- AS, Meanna Rayne Fuqua- AS, Oscar Lamar Graham- CER, Edward Kenneth Harden- CER, Jennifer Jones Harrison- AAS, Lakin Brooke Hatcher- AS, Tristen Ariella Haynes- AS, David Janson Herold- CER, Todd Allen Hipps- AAS, Kendra Nicole Holt- CER, Cheri Lynne Ivie- AS, Bernice G. Jackson- AAS, Shelby Laine Johnson- CER, Shannon Leeann Laster- CER, Adrienne Denise Lourenco- AAS, Wesley Hayden McDonald- AS, Eric Ansel Metcalf- AS, David Montgomery Miller- CER, Elizabeth A. Moon- AS, Adam Glenn Patterson- CER, Robert Taylor Posey- CER, Lauren L. Reynolds- CER, Mara Elizabeth Robbins- CER, Alexus Shaleea Savage- CER, Kala M. Smith- AAS, John Jackson Somers- CER, Victoria Leigh Springer- AAS, Bethany Ann Taylor- AA, Brandon T. Thomason- CER, Cynthia Sheree Thorp- AAS, Dustin L. Underwood- AOT, Adam Woodrow Wanner- AAS, Marisa Loraine Weaver- CER, Drake Gregory Williams- CER, Benjamin Adam Woods- CER
Vina, AL Tyler S. Hammock- AA, Laura Evelyn Swinney- AS, Kaitlin A. White- AAS
Waterloo, AL Miceala Faith Bevis- AAS, Kristopher E. Bevis- CER, Sara C. Chabera- AS, Danah Starr Gilchrist- AAS, Allison Brooke Hogue- AAS, William Lee Lydic- CER, Austin Blake Peeden- CER, Ashley Marie Rayburn- AAS


MAY 2016

May 24, 2016 -- Northwest-Shoals Spring Semester 2016 President's List and Dean's List Honorees

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its President's and Dean's Lists for the Spring Semester 2016.

Requirements for the President's List are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work.

Earning President's Honors were:

Bear Creek, AL Hannah R. Rader
Cherokee, AL Morgan E. Sennett
Cypress Inn, TN Tessa F. Woods
Double Springs, AL Cheyanne N. Dutton, Kimberly T. King, David E. Weaver
Florence, AL Anna N. Adams, Jessica D. Barnes, Philip T. Bradley, Christina L. Clark, Elissa K. Daniel, Colin A. Dennis, Barbara C. Dozier, Nicole M. Duke, Harley G. Duncan, Lakeisha M. Gholston, Dwayne D. Harden, Brittany D. Hill, Robert W. Huitt, Willie C. Jackson, Tiffany S. Lane, Joseph R. Luna, Joshua W. Nunn, Harry C. Rumble, Trevor C. Russ, Michael O. Simpson, Marcus J. Smith, Ronald W. Tank, John M. Thornton, Roger J. Threet, Randy E. Vann, Geoffrey C. Vick, Jeremy W. Villar, Jessica L. White, Antwan M. Wright
Hackleburg, AL Amber D. Clark, Carson V. Randolph
Haleyville, AL Joshua Aderholt, Hunter J. Bales, Erin L. Cain, Heather N. Comeens, Angela F. Egres, Marcus S. Hicks, Anthony T. Lawler, Larry J. Pickens, Emma R. Rains
Hodges, AL Hannah L. Baggett, Ashley N. Lovett
Huntsville, AL Dana A. Stevenson
Luka, MS James C. Brown
Killen, AL Rachel D. Gray, Caleb M. Richardson, Hannah D. Richardson, Haley A. Robertson
Lexington, AL Brady D. Murks, Kayla N. Surratt
Loretto, TN Richard J. Killen
Moulton, AL Tyron S. White
Mount Hope, AL James A. Abbott
Muscle Shoals, AL Jeffie R. Boddie, Tucker W. Byrd, Claudia L. Counce, Roderick E. Dewberry, LaCanas C. Fitzgerald, Marc D. Gotcher, Wesley K. Lawrimore, Brody T. Montgomery, Bryan A. Olson, Amy N. Styles
Phil Campbell, AL Nicholas B. Atkins, Lex W. May
Red Bay, AL Dillon G. Creekmore, Andrew M. Lindsey, Christopher A. Russell, Tyler W. Scott
Rienzi, MS Matthew L. Rhodes
Rogersville, AL John T. Greer, Jonathan C. Howard
Russellville, AL Eddy F. Argueta, Lexie N. Bragwell, Dixie M. Chavez, Beatriz G. Felix Rosaliano, Jessica Guzman, Colton L. Hargett, Emiliano C. Hernandez, Christopher A. James, Dylan K. Mansell, Savannah N. Mills, Gregory T. Taylor, Jacob W. Wallace, Katie A. Wynn
Sheffield, AL Ivy D. Clark, Robert E. Lee, Mathew Mayes
St. Joseph, TN John W. Gabel
Town Creek, AL Doyle R. Flanagan, Sam M. Letson
Trinity, AL Blake M. Boyett, Haley M. Sparkman
Tuscumbia, AL Brian K. Davis, Jared K. Ergle, Courtney L. Fiscus, Nathan K. Fiscus, Cynthia L. McCormack, Charles E. Moseley, Nikki N. Prince, Victoria L. Riner, James C. Thompson
Vina, AL Morgan L. Humphres
Waterloo, AL Jarred P. Bevis, Sara C. Chabera, Bradley D. Darby, Bryan A. Smith

Requirements for the Dean's List are a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above, but below a 4.0, and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work.

Earning Dean's List Honors were:

Anderson, AL William D. Cook, Lisa G. Haraway, Gaylon D. Walker
Bear Creek, AL Tiffany N. Adams, Amber N. Hutcheson, Tiffany D. Schleter
Cherokee, AL Anna G. Collum, Kasey T. Knudson, Ethan M. Montgomery, Anna H. Sledge, Mary A. Young
Double Springs, AL Harold T. Lewis, Rhett C. Miller
Florence, AL Shericeia V. Abernathy, Shericeia V. Abernathy, Hannah K. Arnett, Chelsea L. Barnes, Brianna J. Behel, Adrianna E. Bonds, Lindsey D. Burns, Troy E. Caraway, Hayley M. Clay, Emily D. Clemons, Maggie M. Cox, Matthew J. Cox, Samuel A. Draper, Benjamin G. Eckl, William A. Engle, Jimia M. Freeman, Brian L. Gibson, Weston S. Humphries, Brent C. Huntzinger, Tracy O. Jordan, Chase S. Keys, Lachara M. Morris, Olivia G. Murphy, Daniel O'Kelley, Pornesha R. Orr, Casey L. Patton, Tiffany D. Powell, John T. Reathford, Trevor G. Rhodes, Austin B. Richardson, Easton W. Rodi, Demareo J. Russell, Joseph L. Scott, Katelyn R. Shea, Jeffery M. Simmons, Brooklyn R. Syesta, Morgan L. Terry, Zachary C. Thorp, Alicia M. Walker, Alicia M. Walker, Blake D. Watkins, Payton G. Watkins, Colby S. Wesson, Taylor B. Williams
Hackleburg, AL Jordan L. Baccus, Tyler S. Norton
Haleyville, AL Rachel M. Bailey, Kaylen L. Bishop, Cynthia A. Bowen, Emily S. Farris, John R. Gamble, Makenzie L. Holley, Vaudine M. Hyde, Morgan R. Page, Maxwell B. Sadler, Jessica T. Spain
Killen, AL Betty K. Brooks, Sara E. Gist, Hannah F. Holden, Ciarra K. Imrie, Blake A. Moore, Tiffany M. Moreland, Rachael D. Patterson, Jessica L. Peeples, Roger D. Singleton, Harlie L. Smith, Brian A. Weems
Leighton, AL Kailey A. Gregory
Leoma, TN Drew G. Newton
Lexington, AL James A. Grossheim, Anna M. Hunt, Autumn M. Scott, Brandi S. Stevenson
Lynn, AL Kaitlyn B. Jordan
Moulton, AL Haleigh A. Blankenship, Richey H. Johnson, Michael G. Parker, Whitney A. Peppers
Muscle Shoals, AL Jamie A. Atkins, Kevin S. Bailey, Benjamin D. Brocato, Kaleb B. Butler, Keith D. Cantrell, Sarah J. Cosby, Allison P. Cuccia, Christopher H. Graham, Brianna C. Hester, Moesha A. Johnson, Tina D. Layne, Trinity D. McCormick, Abigail C. Moore, Michael W. Pearson, Daylie A. Weeks, Michael D. Willis
Phil Campbell, AL Donovan R. Bailey, Courtney F. Baker, James D. Beasley, Natividad Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Hannah L. Kent, Bethany H. Litteral, Courtney J. Lucas, Vanessa S. Molina, Christian M. Nelson, Taylor D. Pace, Blake D. Whitten
Red Bay, AL Kyle D. Gober, Keitha L. Miller, Barry C. Reach, Elizabeth G. Wooten
Rogersville, AL Daniel S. Barr, Troy S. McCafferty, Ahstin . Morrison, Cecil T. Newton, Brandon A. Springer, Ory A. Wigington
Russellville, AL Jackson B. Bendall, Michael L. Bendall, Holly A. Bridges, Tracey D. Chavez, Giselle Cienfuegos-Jimenez, MelissaEspinoza, Hayden T. Evans, Ashley I. Figueroa Cifuentes, KaylaFord, Leslie Y. Garcia, Michael C. Hodge, Austin H. James, Hayden W. James, Damian S. McGlaughn, Michael W. Mitchell, Miguel A. Mojica-Osorio, Madelyn E. Price, Michael B. Rice, Travis L. Stanaland, Daisy M. Thorn, Cristy M. Tulppo, Jennifer B. Vandiver, Megan K. Welch, Angela R. Woods, Maritza P. Arizmendi
Savannah, TN Candice A. Gonzalez, Ashley F. Welch, Kelsey T. Yerby
Sheffield, AL Lauren M. Cantrell, Jennifer N. Frederick, Christopher D. Green, Tammy D. House, Charlotte D. James
Spruce Pine, AL Kaylie D. Ayers, Lidia A. Castillo, Tiffany P. Cole, Austin T. Hester, Alyssa L. Hutcheson, Samuel K. Lynch
St Joseph, TN Jeremy R. Olive
Town Creek, AL Jeffrey R. Kiser
Trinity, AL Mary A. Parker, Mackenzie D. Thrasher, Caitlin C. Treadway
Tuscumbia, AL Avery W. Allen, Jonathan C. Allen, Lisa G. Allen, Tyler N. Brackin, Damon L. Carbine, Brittnay N. Davis, Brody C. Fuller, Todd A. Hipps, Carley B. Hovater, Timothy C. Inman, Anthony B. Jefferys, Ashley N. King, Shelley L. MaHaffey, Kaitlyn M. Mitchell, America C. Padron, Blair M. Pilkilton, Jeanna M. Wade, Treazure M. White, Christopher L. Williams, Montana S. Willis, Benjamin A. Woods
Vina, AL Zackery T. Johnson, Savannah L. Smith, Keenan S. Sparks, Laura E. Swinney, Sydney K. Upton, Kaitlin A. White, Lacey A. Wilson
Waterloo, AL Matthew R. Bevis, Vera M. Dragovich, Andrew W. Green

Congratulations to all our graduates!




2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony

President Lee addresses audience during 2016 ADN Pinning Ceremony


2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony

Nursing graduates listen to the keynote address during the 2016 ADN Pinning Ceremony



2016 Nurses Pinning Ceremony

Nursing graduates take turns receiving their registered nursing pin during the 2016 ADN Pinning Ceremony


May 17, 2016 -- NORTHWEST-SHOALS NURSING PROGRAM HOLDS PINNING CEREMONY

Phil Campbell, AL >-- Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Program honored 60 registered nursing graduates at its pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Director of Nursing, Shelia Smith, and several members of the faculty and students participated in the ceremony that included presentation of the pins, the Nightingale Pledge, and the lighting of the lamp. The symbolic tradition of the nursing pin, and the ceremonial pinning, originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing Hospital in London. The nursing pin the graduates receive is a type of badge, awarded by the program's faculty as a symbolic welcome into the profession.

The pinning participants were:

Cherokee, AL Myranda Nicole Johnson
Cypress Inn, TN Felicia Diane Hill
Decatur, AL Stephanie Leann Garmany
Florence, AL Donald Ray Bratcher III, Caroline Grace Burgess, Elizabeth Erin Chesley, Kristina Nicole Guyton, Allison Brooke Hogue, Haley McKenzie Jordan, Katharine Weathers Kimmel, Nina Lane Lovelace, Haley Kathleen Luther, Deonna Shantae Martin, Chasity Sky Rollins, Carley Ann Stricklin, Anna Elizabeth Tidwell, Shilaine McKay Wear, Katie Lynn Young
Haleyville, AL Samantha Ray Carpenter
Huntsville, AL Alli Jane O'Rear
Iron City, TN Whitney Odell Coffman
Luka, MS Stephanie Britt Davis
Killen, AL Kameron Danielle Cooper, Amber Nicole Forester, Lindsay Allison Jordan, Kristen Nicole Stripling
Lawrenceburg, TN Kellie Jean Roberts
Leighton, AL Morgan Shae Gargis
Leoma, TN Terrie Raye Cozart
Madison, AL Ashley Marie Lansdell
Moulton, AL Jamie LeeAnn Dodson, Alicia Kayleen Gillespie, Carley Paige Martin
Mount Hope, AL Alexandra Elizabeth Borden
Muscle Shoals, AL Alison Nicole Davis, Angela Sain Gifford, Elizabeth Marie Hacker, Amber Rose Mercier, Cheyenne Lynn Murdock
Phil Campbell, AL Michelle Lynn Adams, Heather Rose Orrick
Red Bay, AL Cassidy Renae Humphres
Russellville, AL Shelby Brooke Cox, Caroline Catherine Hollimon, Erin Kathleen Marsh, Susannah Desideria McCalpin, Nicole M Ross
Sheffield, AL Ashley Nichole Kennamore, Anne Catherine Machtolff
Tishomingo, MS Shelby Paige Bonds
Town Creek, AL Hollie Suzanna Mason
Tuscumbia, AL Carrie Beth Bonfield, Amanda Kay Clemmons, Jennifer Jones Harrison, Adrienne Denise Lourenco
Waterloo, AL Miceala Faith Bevis, Danah Starr Gilchrist


Marshall Tucker Band

Marshal Tucker Band

May 5, 2016 -- Sheffield Street Party Concert to benefit NW-SCC Scholarships May 21st


Sheffield, AL -- On Saturday, May 21st, at 6:30 p.m. a benefit concert featuring The Marshall Tucker Band and Wet Willie will be held in downtown Sheffield (on Montgomery Ave.). The concert will be the sixth annual Sheffield Street Party to benefit the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Foundation scholarship fund.

Along with The Marshall Tucker Band and Wet Willie, the concert will also feature the Fiddleworms.

The Marshall Tucker Band hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and has been a recognizable sounds in the music industry for over 40 years. One of the band's most recognizable hits is "Can't You See?" (Platinum Album, Greatest Hits), "Heard It in a Love Song" (Platinum Album, Carolina Dreams) and "Fire on a Mountain". The Marshall Tucker Band hit, "Can't You See?" made it into the box office as it was used in the Kevin Costner 2008 movie, Swing Vote, and the 2001 film, Blow.

The group has scored five gold and two platinum albums. The Marshall Tucker Band was even nominated for a Grammy award in 1977 for the lyrics to the hit, "Long Hard Ride".

Similar to the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie, a 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Inductee, has been a Southern Rock icon for more than 40 years with their blend of R&B, soul, blues rock and gospel harmonies. Wet Willie features frontman, Jimmy Hall, who is known for his vocals, harmonica and sax skills. The group is best known for their 1974 hit, "Keep On Smilin'".

General admission tickets are available for $30. Tickets are available at the following sponsors: First Metro Bank (all locations), Valley Credit Union (all locations) and Zoey Belles. Tickets are also available at www.djpevents.com.



Lynn Hice, Principle of Florence High

Lynne Hice, Principal of Florence High School and NW-SCC alum

May 4, 2016 -- NW-SCC Alum, Florence High School Principal, Hice to Provide Keynote Address to Graduates


FLORENCE, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) graduates will hear from the Principal of Florence High School and NW-SCC alum, Lynne Hice, during the combined commencement ceremonies for the Phil Campbell and Shoals campuses at the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum.

Ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016, in the following order:

Nurse Pinning Ceremony (ADN) 4:00 p.m. Woodmont Baptist Church; Florence, Ala.
NW-SCC Commencement 7:00 p.m. Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum; Florence, Ala.

Lynne Hice has been the principal at Florence High School since 2011. She joined the Florence City School System as an administrator in 2007 after teaching high school science courses for 13 years. Since coming to Florence, she has served as assistant principal to both Florence Freshman Center and Florence High School.

Hice began her postsecondary education at NW-SCC and continued on to the University of North Alabama. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Masters of Arts in Education, 'A' Certification in Educational Administration and an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership. Currently, Hice is attending Samford University, pursuing her Doctorate or Education in educational leadership.

According to the NW-SCC Vice President's Office, approximately 600 students have completed requirements for graduation during the 2015 summer, 2015 fall and 2016 spring semesters. Approximately 220 students plan to participate in graduation ceremonies Thursday.



APRIL 2016

April 29, 2016 - NW-SCC Career Tech Students Win 14 Medals at State SkillsUSA competition

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) recently competed in the SkillsUSA Alabama State Leadership and Skills Conference where 14 career tech students brought home medals, with five winning state competition and four qualifying for the national competition in Louisville, Ky.

NW-SCC students Amber Hutcheson, of Bear Creek, (Job Skill Demonstration Open); Rebecca Borden, of Florence, (Job Skill demonstration A); Christian Darnell, of Tuscumbia, (Job Information Manual, a state only competition); Joseph Ezell, of Five Points, Tenn., (Carpentry) and Jonathan Howard, of Rogersville, (Cabinetmaking); won gold at the State Skills USA Competition recently. Their first place wins qualify them to represent Alabama at the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Competition June 20-24, 2016. They will compete against more than 6,000 career and technical education students.

In addition to the gold medalists, several NW-SCC students also won silver and bronze in the competition. Brittney Vernon, of Florence, (Cosmetology); Amanda Adkins, of Tuscumbia, (Job Skill Information Manual); Marcus Smith, of Florence, (Cabinetmaking) won silver medal honors while Marlee Thompson, of Moulton, (Men's Hair Design); Hannah Arnett, of Florence, (Esthetics); Alex Peavler, of Decatur, (Prepared Speech); Evan Caraway, of Florence, (Cabinetmaking); Michael Simpson, of Florence, (Job Interview) and Colten Powers, of Cypress Inn, Tenn. (Technical Drafting) won bronze medal honors.

NW-SCC SkillsUSA sponsors are: Melinda Grissom (received Advisor of the Year in the Northwest District), Callie Bankston, Titus Gresham, Lin Liles and Brian Keeton.

Also, Northwest-Shoals Community College received an award for hosting the 2016 Northwest District High School SkillsUSA competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The SkillsUSA organization works to help students excel. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.



Tyler Scott

NW-SCC student, Tyler Scott works to rewire a Modular
Mecatronics System DS3 Automation Trainer as part of a
class project which he serves as the programmer and team leader.

April 26, 2016 - NW-SCC student, Tyler Scott finds his niche in the world of Automation

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) student Tyler Scott had one goal in mind when he decided to enroll in the Electrical Technology program at NW-SCC: Find a career that utilizes his mind and not his back.

Scott has found his passion and is using the automation world to accomplish much more.

Scott, a Red Bay resident, received an academic scholarship to NW-SCC out of high school. He was drawn to three programs: Carpentry, Welding and Electrical Technology. He had basic knowledge of Carpentry and Welding from his family. However, to Scott, Electrical Technology focuses on using your hands and mind to trouble shoot issues and give life to all things that use electricity.

"One of my first days in the program we watched a video of someone wiring a three-way switch," said Scott. "At the time, I wasn't sure what I was watching, but the ability to be able to create something and turn it on and off with a switch was amazing to me. I knew then that was something I wanted to do."

It was not until he met NW-SCC Night Instructor, Cort Rowland, that he found his niche in the world of automation.

"I met Tyler as he was beginning his second year at NW-SCC and zero knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) world and did not know what field he wanted to spend his career in," said Rowland. "There is no single path to a career in manufacturing. Some kids play with LEGOs; others find their career through a parent's involvement in the industry. Tyler Scott has found his niche in the automation world by taking my class."

According to Electrical Technology instructor, Ray Morris, the Electrical Maintenance field is moving exclusively toward automation. "Companies today want to be able to turn a key or push a button and have all their manufacturing processes work correctly," said Morris.

Having the problem solving mind is something that separates Electrical Maintenance technicians in today's industry. "Not everyone can do this," said Scott. "You have to have the mind for this type of work." Scott's instructors agree that he does.

Scott is the programmer and team leader with his Electrical class' latest project to rewire and program a Modular Mecatronics System DS3 Automation Trainer. The trainer simulates a manufacturing assembly line in industry to assemble parts together, reject bad parts, and place them on a 3 tier shelf with memory of locations.

Scott is currently working through the CO-OP program at Navistar with their maintenance department to hone his skills. After he graduates in the summer or fall of 2016, he hopes to take his automation skills to the next level as an Electrical Maintenance technician.



NW-SCC Chorale and Jazz Band perform in New Orleans on April 14th

April 26, 2016 - NW-SCC Chorale to hold Finale of Spring Concert Tour

Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Chorale will hold its finale Spring Concert Tour Sunday, May 1, 2016, with the group that performed in New Orleans earlier this month.

The NW-SCC Chorale will make their final appearance of the Spring Concert Tour at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville, Ala. on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 3 p.m.

The NW-SCC Chorale is directed by Jeff McAlister. Admission is FREE. For more information, please call Jeff McAlister at 256.331.6299.



NW-SCC Director of Safety and Security, Doug Hargett receives the
Law Enforcement Medal for Outstanding Service given by the
Shoals area chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Pictured
(left to right): Dr. Humphrey Lee, NW-SCC President; Doug Hargett,
NW-SCC Director of Safety and Security; Joel Mize and
Dr. Bob England, past-presidents of the Shoals Area
Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

April 21, 2016 -- Hargett Receives Medal for Outstanding Service

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL. - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Director of Safety and Security, Doug Hargett recently received the Law Enforcement Medal for Outstanding Service given by the Shoals area chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

"It is truly an honor to receive this award and to be recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution," said Hargett. "I am passionate about law enforcement and I thank President Lee for his trust in me. It is hard to believe I have been blessed to work in my profession for 40 years."

Chief Hargett possesses a long and distinguished record of service encompassing 40 years. After leaving the U.S. Navy, he became a Corrections Officer and Dispatcher for Colbert County in early 1976. As Hargett worked his way through the ranks in Colbert County, he served as Deputy with a special assignment to work with young people, investigator, Assistant Chief Deputy and Chief Deputy. From 1999-2003, Hargett worked for the Alabama State District Attorney's office. In 2003, he began working as a patrol officer and criminal investigator for NW-SCC. The College later hired him as the Director of Safety and Security.

The Shoals Area Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution provides resources for the community through its youth awards programs, educational outreach, and other activities related to the history of the American Revolution.



April 20, 2016 -- NW-SCC offers a FREE Jump Start class to 2016 high school graduates

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is providing a "Jump Start" on education for the 2016 graduating class by offering them one free class (savings of up to $568 for a four hour class).

"This program is intended to help students apply for any unused Federal Financial Aid funds," said NW-SCC Assistant Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid and Recruitment, Tom Carter. "These funds along with the summer scholarship program are selected to help college freshmen prepare for their future while saving time and money. We want to encourage students to apply early for federal aid. Those not receiving federal aid will still be eligible for summer scholarships."

Students who graduate from high school in spring 2016 with a High School Diploma are eligible to apply. The scholarship has no effect on any other financial aid and it will not affect plans to attend another school in the fall. To qualify for the free tuition scholarship, students should complete the following:

      1) Complete the 2015-2016 Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form using 2014 income information. This application can be submitted online at www.fafsa.gov.

      2) Complete the NW-SCC application for admission. The application is obtainable from the high school counselor or at NW-SCC. There is no application fee.

      3) Approximately five days after submitting your FAFSA online, all students should contact the NW-SCC Financial Aid office for further assistance. Those not qualifying for financial aid will be eligible to apply for a summer scholarship.

Once this process is completed, the student will then receive information on college placement testing, advising and registration for the 2016 summer semester. Students taking advantage of the Jump Start program will be given the opportunity to register early for academic, technical, day, evening or online courses.

The summer semester begins May 31st for full and first mini-term classes, June 2nd for the eight week term and July 1st for the second mini-term.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office on the Shoals Campus at 256.331.5368 or on the Phil Campbell Campus at 256.331.6332.



NW-SCC Phil Campbell PTK Chapter Receives International Awards

NW-SCC Phil Campbell campus chapter advisors and officers receive
five awards at the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in National Harbor, MD

April 19, 2016 -- NW-SCC Phil Campbell PTK Chapter Receives International Awards

PHIL CAMPBELL, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) recently received five (5) awards at the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in National Harbor, MD

The Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter was recognized with the following awards:
      Distinguished Honors in Action Award
      Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award
      Distinguished College Project Award
      Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award
      Eighth Finalist, Most Distinguished Chapter Award

Officers for Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter are Sarah Aycock (Russellville), Yaneliz Fernandez (Phil Campbell), Mary Grace Camp (Haleyville), Keenan Sparks (Vina), and Emily Farris (Haleyville). Advisors for the Phil Campbell (Alpha Zeta Iota) chapter are Nora Lee, Pam Peters and Rachel Trapp.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918. The Society is comprised of more than 1,250 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 of the United States, in Canada, Germany, U.S. Territories, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Palau and the British Virgin Islands, making it the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges.



Keenan Sparks, NWSCC President Humphrey Lee, and Carley O'Dell

NW-SCC All-Alabama Academic Team is made up this year of
Carly O'Dell and Keenan Sparks. They are joined by NW-SCC President Dr. Humphrey Lee.

April 18, 2016 -- O'Dell and Sparks Chosen for All-Alabama Academic Team

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, AL -- Carly O'Dell and Keenan Sparks were recently selected to the 2016 All-Alabama Academic Team for Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and honored Friday, April 15, 2016, at the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon in Montgomery, AL.

O'Dell, a native of Rogersville, currently is majoring in Computer Engineering at NW-SCC and plans to transfer to Auburn University.

Sparks, a Red Bay native, currently is majoring in Pre-Engineering at NW-SCC and plans to attend the University of Alabama to earn a Bachelor and Master's degree in Chemical Engineering.

The faculty and staff of NW-SCC nominate students from each campus of the college. The criteria for voting for a student is to choose students who "excel academically; demonstrate intellectual rigor in their course of study; show academic growth and potential; and use their two-year college education to better themselves, their schools and their communities."

All nominees are presented to the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for final selection. Each community college in Alabama has two representatives.

The Alabama College System's All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program was established in 1995 as an enhancement to the All-USA National Academic Team Recognition Program, which is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the American Association of Community Colleges and USA Today.



NW-SCC President Humphrey Lee and Carly O'Dell

NW-SCC President, Dr. Humphrey Lee awards Carly O'Dell
with the 2016 President's Award for the Shoals campus.

April 14, 2016 -- O'Dell receives NW-SCC President's Award for the Shoals Campus

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Carly O'Dell, of Rogersville, AL, received Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) most prestigious honor Tuesday night, April 12, 2016, when she was awarded the President's Award for the Shoals campus.

While maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, Carly is actively involved with the Alpha Sigma Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She was recently named as one of two students to represent NW-SCC as a 2016 All-Alabama Academic Team recipient. Carly is a product of the Shoals Scholar Dollars scholarship.

Carly has also contributed to her community through participation in the local soup kitchen, volunteering through her church, and coaching youth basketball.

Carly has been consistently named to the President's List for her academic achievements. She plans to transfer to Auburn University this fall and earn a degree in Computer Engineering.

The President's Award is the most prestigious honor awarded by NW-SCC. The faculty submits nominations to the Award Committee for the final selection. The recipient must have earned a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Also, the recipient must have demonstrated leadership and actively participated in community service while attending NW-SCC.



MARCH 2016



March 31, 2016 -- NW-SCC to offer FREE Basic Computer Skills class beginning April 18th

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will offer a free basic computer skills class through Adult Education on the Shoals campus, building 112, room 108, beginning Monday, April 18, 2016, according to Adult Education Director, Donnie Sweeney.

The class will be offered to adults of 18 years of age or over on Monday and Wednesday nights from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for eight weeks. The class will teach students such skills as: keyboarding, internet access and navigation, word processing and an opportunity to earn a Career Ready certificate.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call the NW-SCC Adult Education at (256) 331-5440. Space is limited.



Ready To Work

March 29, 2016 -- Get Ready to Work at NW-SCC; New Session begins April 11th

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Do not miss the Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Ready to Work (RTW) Program's new student session beginning Monday, April 11th, for individuals at least 16 years of age who are seeking a new or more fulfilling career.

New student sessions for the Ready to Work program are FREE to the community. Sessions will be held on the Shoals campus in building 127.

The RTW Program is operated by the Alabama Community College System's Division of Workforce Development in cooperation with the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). Upon successful completion, trainees earn the following certifications: 1) Alabama Certified Worker (ACW) and 2) National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), also commonly referred to as WorkKeys.

Register today for the RTW program by contacting Tara Branscome, RTW Program Coordinator, at 256-331-5248 or email at tbranscome@nwscc.edu.


March 23, 2016 -- NW-SCC and ATN to host 2016 National PETE Conference, March 29-31

TUSCUMBIA, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community (NW-SCC) and the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) will host the 2016 National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) Instructor Conference on the Shoals campus Tuesday, March 29th - Thursday, March 31st.

The 2016 PETE Instructor Conference, CCCHST Refresher, & NESHTA Regional Conference is on: "Stresses Impacting the Delivery of your Environmental Health & Safety Training Programs" Including: Climate change, funding, changing demographics, college attitude toward hands on, aging instructors/trainers, OSHA enforcement, use of smartphones/apps - technology, etc.

Approximately 33 participants will take part in the national PETE Instructor Conference from as far away as Portland, ME.

A primary focus of the conference will be Wednesday, March 30th, when the conference participants engage in hands-on hazmat chemical spill training at the Muscle Shoals Regional Training Center in Muscle Shoals, AL.



March 16, 2016 -- NW-SCC to host approximately 350 high school students for SkillsUSA Northwest Alabama District competition

MUSCLE SHOALS, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host the SkillsUSA Northwest Alabama District competition on the Shoals campus for approximately 350 high school students Friday, March 18, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m.

Students will compete in 27 Career Technical and Leadership contests. Career technical competitions include: Architectural Drafting, Technical Drafting, Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Electronics, Welding and Automotive Service/Diesel Equipment.

The Northwest District consists of the following schools: Aliceville High School, Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, Bessemer Center For Technology, Bessemer City High School, Bibb County Career Academy, Center Point High School, Central High School-Florence, Deshler High School, Echols Middle School, Erwin Middle School, Fairfield High Preparatory School, Florence High School, Franklin County Career Technical Center, Gardendale High School, George Washington Carver High School, Haleyville Center Of Technology, Hewitt-Trussville High School, Holt High School, Hoover High School, Hueytown High School, Huffman High School-Magnet, Jackson-Olin High School, Lamar County School Of Technology, Lawrence County Center Technology, Limestone County Area Vocational Technology, Mcadory High School, Midfield High School, Minor High School, Muscle Shoals Career Academy, Parker High School Pickens County High School, Russellville High School, Shades Valley High School, Thompson High School, Tuscaloosa Center for Technology, Vestavia Hills High School, Walker County Center of Technology, Wenonah High School, Winfield High School, Winston County Technical Center and Woodlawn High School-Magnet.

The top four winners in each category advance to the state competition April 19-21 in Birmingham.

For more detailed competition information, please visit www.alskillsusa.org.




Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter Officers

NW-SCC Phil Campbell campus chapter officers receive the Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter award at Alabama Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention. Pictured (left to right): Alpha Zeta Iota chapter officers: Gracie Camp (Haleyville), Sarah Aycock (Russellville), Keenan Sparks (Vina), Emily Farris (Haleyville), and Yanaliz Fernandez (Phil Campbell)

March 9, 2016 -- NW-SCC Phil Campbell PTK Chapter Receives Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) was recently awarded the highest Phi Theta Kappa award in the state, the Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award, during the Alabama Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention at Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville, AL.

The Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) and Alpha Sigma Beta chapter (Shoals campus) will attend the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention April 7-9, in National Harbor, MD.

Both chapters were recently recognized with the following awards:

      Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award - Phil Campbell campus
      Distinguished Honors in Action Award - Phil Campbell campus
      Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award - Phil Campbell campus
      Distinguished College Project Award - Phil Campbell campus
      Competitive Edge 5 Star Chapter - Shoals campus
      Competitive Edge 5 Star Chapter - Phil Campbell campus
      Alabama Region Continued Excellence Award - Phil Campbell campus
      5 Star Chapter Award - Phil Campbell campus
      4 Star Chapter Award - Shoals campus
      Distinguished Officer Team Award - Phil Campbell campus
      Distinguished Advisor Team Award - Phil Campbell campus

Ashley Figueroa-Cifuentes (Alpha Sigma Beta; Shoals Campus) named District I Vice President of the Alabama Region. Advisors for the Phil Campbell (Alpha Zeta Iota) chapter are Nora Lee, Pam Peters and Rachel Trapp. The Shoals (Alpha Sigma Beta) chapter advisors are Desiree South, Jacque Jefferys, and Lisa Gibson.

Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918. The Society is comprised of more than 1,250 chapters at community, technical and junior colleges in all 50 of the United States, in Canada, Germany, U.S. Territories, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Palau and the British Virgin Islands, making it the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges.



Local Career Tech Students

Local Career Tech Students Participate in the 10th annual NW-SCC welding competition.

March 4, 2016 -- NW-SCC announces winners for Career Tech Skills Challenge

Muscle Shoals, AL -- Local high schools students demonstrated their skills in the 10th annual welding competition and the fourth annual cosmetology skills competition recently at Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Shoals campus.

The Secondary technical/vocational schools competed in cosmetology skills and welding skills competitions. The welding competition featured four contests: 7018 (stick welding), 6010 (stick welding), Flux-Core (wire welding), and Torch. Each school will be divided between Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit, Non Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit, and Agriculture department students. The judges will of business and industry partners. The cosmetology skills competition will feature four contests: Cosmetology, Men's Hair Design, Esthetics and Nail Care.

SKILLS COMPETITION

WELDING

Agriculture Depts.
1. Maria White - LCHS
2. Micah Dalrymple - Colbert Heights HS
3. Ethan Shores - Elkmont HS

Torch
1. Fabian Lopez - LCHS
2. Tyler Patterson - Muscle Shoals Career Academy
3. Pierce Dolan - Phil Campbell HS

Flux Core
1. Cody Johnson - LCHS
2. John David Rhea - Central HS
3. Allen Lawson - Winston County Technical Center

6010
1. Ben Neyman - Allen Thornton Career Technical Center
2. Zach Shikles - Haleyville HS
3. Gabriel Crane - Winston County Technical Center

7018
1. Garrett Brown - Central HS
2. Mylan Gann - LCHS
3. Madisen Overholser - Allen Thornton Career Technical Center

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment - Torch
1. Skyler Rusin - Muscle Shoals Career Academy
2. Jesse White - Central HS
3. Colton Harrison - Allen Thornton Career Technical Center

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment - Flux Core
1. Austin Hill - Allen Thornton Career Technical Center
2. Skyler Staten - Muscle Shoals Career Academy
3. Milton Fernandez - Russellville HS

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment - 6010
1. Jonah Sprinkle - LCHS
2. Cody Morgan - Phil Campbell HS
3. Jackson Somers - Muscle Shoals Career Academy

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment - 7018
1. Jarod Davis - Muscle Shoals Career Academy
2. Colton Byrd - Allen Thornton Career Technical Center
3. Ben Cook - Florence HS

SALON and SPA

Cosmetology
1. Haley Mitchell - Allen Thornton Career Technical Center
2. Blanka Aquire - Franklin County Career Technical Center
3. Jordan Bell - Winston County Technical Center

Men's Hair Design
1. Heath Hood - Winston County Technical Center
2. Savannah Rennicker - Winston County Technical Center
3. Caitlyn Brewer - Central High School

Nail Care
1. Lesly Garcia - Franklin County Career Technical Center
2. Alanis Welch - Franklin County Career Technical Center
3. Jacqueline Nix - Muscle Shoals Career Academy

Esthetics
1. Haley Terry - Lawrence County Center of Technology
2. Michelle Wynn - Lawrence County Center of Technology
3. Iris Uptain - Franklin County Career Technical Center

Participating schools include:
Allen Thornton Career Technical Center
Lawrence County, AL
Belgreen
Lawrence County, TN
Central
Limestone
Cherokee
Meek
Colbert County
Moulton
Colbert Heights
Muscle Shoals Career Academy
Florence City
Russellville
Franklin County Career Technical Center
Winston County
Haleyville



FEBRUARY 2016

Dr. Sharon Whitaker-Davis

Dr. Sharon Whittaker-Davis, Vice President of Student Affairs at Stillman College


February 17, 2016 -- NW-SCC to Celebrate Black History Month

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) announces events in celebration of February as Black History Month. This year's events include music, an inspirational speaker and a taste of "Soul Food".

NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a program on each campus.

      The NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee will hold a Unity Concert Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 12:15 p.m. in the Hospitality Center on the Shoals campus. The Black History Program will feature music by Ella West, Ruby Tiggs and the NW-SCC Chorale.

      NW-SCC will hold a Black History Month Celebration Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Center on the Phil Campbell campus featuring guest speaker, Dr. Sharon Whittaker-Davis, Vice President of Student Affairs at Stillman College. Following Dr. Whittaker-Davis, special music will be provided by the NW-SCC Chorale and Jazz Ensemble.

Dr. Whittaker-Davis is a native of Gary Indiana and has provided leadership in an administrative and teaching capacity at various colleges and universities since 1974. She has B.A. and M.ED degrees in English Education and Student Personnel Administration from Howard University in Washington, D. C. (where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude), a diploma from Cappa Chell Finishing School and Modeling Agency in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management and is a Nissan/ETS Fellow.

In 2012 she received the Sadie Yancey Award, which is the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals' (NASAP) highest award for extraordinary leadership, unwavering commitment to excellence, and honored service to the Student Affairs profession and beyond. In 2014 she received The National Society of Leadership and Success Award from Sigma Alpha Pi awarded to administrators who serve students with heart and passion and motivating them in their pursuit of education.

As a professional motivational public speaker she has presented at over 340 college, university, state, regional, and local organizations.

For more information on any of the events, contact Casey Eggleston at (256) 331-5357, NW-SCC Cultural Affairs Committee.



2015 Welding Competition

Local Career Tech Students Participate in the ninth annual NW-SCC welding competition.


February 8, 2016 -- NW-SCC to host high school students in Career Tech Skills Challenge, Feb. 19th

Muscle Shoals, AL – Local high schools students will demonstrate their skills in the 10th annual welding competition and the fourth annual cosmetology skills competition Friday, February 19th, at Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Shoals campus.

The Secondary technical/vocational schools have been invited to compete in cosmetology skills and welding skills competitions. The welding competition will feature four contests: 7018 (stick welding), 6010 (stick welding), Flux-Core (wire welding), and Torch. Each school will be divided between Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit, Non Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit, and Agriculture department students. The judges will of business and industry partners. The cosmetology skills competition will feature four contests: Cosmetology, Men’s Hair Design, Esthetics and Nail Care.

The Salon and Spa and Welding programs at NW-SCC are designed to develop the skills necessary to enter and maintain a job in their respective fields. They are equipped with industry standard equipment and facilities to provide training for new students or professionals who need to enhance their skills.

Participating schools include:

Allen Thornton Career Technical Center Lawrence County, AL
Belgreen Lawrence County, TN
Central Limestone
Cherokee Meek
Colbert County Moulton
Colbert Heights Muscle Shoals Career Academy
Florence City Russellville
Franklin County Career Technical Center Winston County
Haleyville  



February 2, 2016 --NW-SCC will Close TODAY, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m.

Muscle Shoals, AL -- Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Northwest-Shoals Community College will close today, Tuesday, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m.




JANUARY 2016



January 11, 2016 -- Get Ready to Work at NW-SCC

Muscle Shoals, Al -- Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Ready to Work (RTW) Program will begin a new student session Tuesday, January 19th, for individuals at least 16 years of age who are seeking a new or more fulfilling career.

New student sessions for the Ready to Work program are FREE to the community. Sessions will be held on the Shoals campus in building 127. Participants may attend either the morning session at 10:00 a.m. or the evening session at 6:00 p.m.

The RTW Program is operated by the Alabama Community College System's Division of Workforce Development in cooperation with the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). Upon successful completion, trainees earn the following certifications: 1) Alabama Certified Worker (ACW) and 2) National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), also commonly referred to as WorkKeys.

According to NW-SCC Ready to Work Coordinator, Tara Branscome, the RTW Program has enrolled over 1100 students since 2008. "The Ready to Work program at Northwest-Shoals has been consistently one of the top programs in the state," said Branscome.

For more information on how to enroll in the RTW program contact Tara Branscome, RTW Program Coordinator, at 256-331-5248 or email at tbranscome@nwscc.edu.




January 6, 2016 -- Northwest-Shoals Fall Semester 2015 President's List and Dean's List Honorees

Muscle Shoals & Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its President's and Dean's Lists for the Fall Semester 2015.

Requirements for the President's List are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work.

Earning President's List honors were:

Bear Creek, AL Nicholas B. Atkins, Tiffany D. Schleter
Cherokee, AL Antonio M. Greenhill, Dallion Q. Long, Morgan E. Sennett
Collinwood, TN Carla A. Robbins
Cypress Inn, TN Robert C. Howe
Double Springs, AL Rhett C. Miller, David E. Weaver
Florence, AL Anna N. Adams, McKinley C. Bange, Rena M. Busby, Troy E. Caraway, Christina L. Clark, Johnnie W. Dozier, Lakeisha M. Gholston, Robert W. Huitt, Willie C. Jackson, Chase S. Keys, Joseph R. Luna, Steven S. Moody, Joshua W. Nunn, Casey L. Patton, Trevor G. Rhodes, Austin B. Richardson, Wesley F. Richardson, Harry C. Rumble, Marcus J. Smith, John M. Thornton, Roger J. Threet, Randy E. Vann, Brittney L. Vernon, Geoffrey C. Vick, Colby S. Wesson, Rose A. Wilkerson, Mallory E. Wood
Haleyville, AL Kaylen L. Bishop, Heather N. Comeens, Larry J. Pickens, Emma R. Rains
Hodges, AL Ashley N. Lovett
Killen, AL Baylee N. Bevis, Tasha K. Butler, Rachel D. Gray, Christopher A. Lee, Hannah G. Perry, Hannah D. Richardson, John C. Smitherman, Logan Walker
Leighton, AL Colton L. Mask, Roderick B. Priest
Lexington, AL Brady D. Murks, Cindy S. Palmer, Bryan A. Smith
Lutts, TN Meagan L. Wilkerson
Lynn, AL Kaitlyn B. Jordan
Moulton, AL Gina T. Barbin, Adam H. Lentz, Lyndsey B. Lunn, Jeffrey Terry
Muscle Shoals, AL Sarah J. Cosby, Claudia L. Counce, Roderick E. Dewberry, LaCanas C. Fitzgerald, Shelley C. Hester, Stephanie D. Jones, Chelsie E. Ledlow, Tyler A. Maner, Brody T. Montgomery, Bryan A. Olson
Phil Campbell, AL Fredy O. Ordonez, Blake D. Whitten
Red Bay, AL Dillon G. Creekmore, Megan M. Lafnear, Tyler W. Scott
Rogersville, AL Ashley E. Cox, John T. Greer, Jonathan C. Howard, Cecil T. Newton, Carly P. O’Dell
Russellville, AL Hayden Q. Bell, Jordan O. Cantrell, Tracey D. Chavez, Evan N. Cox, Hayden T. Evans, Destiny M. Garcia, Tyler D. Hargett, Emiliano C. Hernandez, Alex M. Jones, Dylan K. Mansell, Savannah N. Mills, Roberto A. Rivera, Gregory T. Taylor
Sheffield, AL Ivy D. Clark, Robert E. Lee, Mathew Mayes
St. Joseph, TN John W. Gabel
Town Creek, AL Michael L. Stewart
Trinity, AL Blake M. Boyett, Haley M. Sparkman
Tuscumbia, AL Lisa G. Allen, Jonathan L. Boston, Brian K. Davis, Brittnay N. Davis, Courtney L. Fiscus, Cynthia R. Franks, Tristen A. Haynes, Anthony B. Jefferys, Robert L. King, Timothy L. McAnally, Dana R. McCormack, Charles E. Moseley, Justin B. Moss, Chasity D. Nelson, Victoria L. Riner, Graham J. Stookey, Brandon T. Thomason, James C. Thompson, Eldon C. Vinson, Mallory K. Willingham
Vina, AL Morgan L. Humphres, Kaitlin A. White, Lacey A. Wilson
Waterloo, AL Kristopher E. Bevis, Matthew R. Bevis, Bradley D. Darby


Requirements for the Dean's List are a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above, but below a 4.0, and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work.

Earning Dean's List honors were:

Anderson, AL Alexus B. Tiggs
Bear Creek, AL Amber N. Hutcheson, William J. Walker
Cherokee, AL Anna G. Collum, Chandler J. Hice, Kasey T. Knudson, Ethan M. Montgomery, Tori M. Sockwell, Lindsey A. Wallace, Mary A. Young, Micheal L. Young
Collinwood, TN Jordan S. Holt
Cypress Inn, TN Tessa F. Woods
Double Springs, AL Cheyanne N. Dutton, Harold T. Lewis
Florence, AL Shericeia V. Abernathy, Victoria L. Baskins, Brianna J. Behel, Rebecca A. Borden, Taylor A. Borden, Philip T. Bradley, Trey A. Copeland, Matthew J. Cox, Colin A. Dennis, Jessica B. Duncan, William A. Engle, Logan L. Ford, Andrew T. Hulsey, Anthony P. Indelicato, Alexis J. Johnston, Tiffany S. Lane, Brianna N. Lowery, Jennifer D. McBrayer, Meagan I. McGee, John R. Murphy, Olivia G. Murphy, Rachel M. Perkins, Tiffany D. Powell, John T. Reathford, Erin G. Rhodes, Kristen B. Rogers, Kyle A. Sharp, Katelyn R. Shea, Cheyenne M. Suits, Walter G. Terrell, Colleen W. Thompson, Payton G. Watkins, Samantha L. Wilson, Antwan M. Wright, Jake N. Yerbey
Hackleburg, AL Amber D. Clark, Tyler S. Norton
Haleyville, AL Cynthia A. Bowen, Mary G. Camp, Emily S. Farris, Danielle N. Rader, Hannah R. Rader, Maxwell B. Sadler
Hartselle, AL Noah B. Holladay
Hodges, AL Hannah L. Baggett
Iron City, TN Samantha B. Skaggs
Killen, AL Betty K. Brooks, Abbi M. Brown, Kristopher K. Gibson, Sara E. Gist, Riley G. Holden, Blake A. Moore, Tiffany M. Moreland, Morgan L. Rhodes, Caleb M. Richardson, Dillon R. Richardson, Haley A. Robertson, Roger D. Singleton, Allison G. Stewart, Jason L. Tinnon, Jason J. Wadkins
Leighton, AL Devin D. Mastin, Fred L. Ricks
Lexington, AL Anna M. Hunt, Christina H. Martin, Hanna B. Putman, Brandi S. Stevenson
Lynn, AL Jesse B. Pendley
Moulton, AL Katelyn E. Black, Holly A. Bridges, Tyron S. White
Muscle Shoals, AL Benjamin D. Brocato, Kaleb B. Butler, Tucker W. Byrd, Keith D. Cantrell, Allison P. Cuccia, Ashton T. Givens, Adrienne L. Goins, Marc D. Gotcher, Christopher H. Graham, Madison M. Gregory, Ashely M. Griffin, Alexia B. Hensley, Brianna C. Hester, Devin L. Jackson, Raven V. Lannaman, Abigail C. Moore, Matthew L. Pearson, Jacob A. Richardson, Lana R. Tatum, Daylie A. Weeks
Phil Campbell, AL Yaneliz Fernandez, Bethany H. Litteral, Courtney J. Lucas, Kaylee N. Saarinen
Red Bay, AL Andrew M. Lindsey, Keitha L. Miller, Barry C. Reach, Christopher A. Russell
Rogersville, AL Daniel S. Barr, Troy S. McCafferty
Russellville, AL Gaspariny Andres-Pascual, Maritza P. Arizmendi, Sarah R. Aycock, Kalley G. Baker, Lexie N. Bragwell, Ashley I. Figueroa Cifuentes, Kayla Ford, Leslie Y. Garcia, Aaliyah S. Gholston, Jessica Guzman, Colton L. Hargett, Luke D. Henry, Michael C. Hodge, Brandy P. Hurley, Austin H. James, Christopher A. James, Heather A. Kernes, Andrea J. Machic, Michael W. Mitchell, Miguel A. Mojica-Osorio, Madelyn E. Price, Michael B. Rice, Megan K. Welch, Katie A. Wynn
Savannah, TN Candice M. Copeland
Sheffield, AL Jasmine L. Anderson, Lauren M. Cantrell, Robert D. McKelroy, Anna C. Woods
Spruce Pine, AL Lidia A. Castillo, Austin T. Hester
Town Creek, AL Mallory R. Armidano, Jeffrey R. Kiser, Sam M. Letson, Kaylee M. Norton
Trinity, AL Mary A. Parker
Tuscumbia, AL Jonathan C. Allen, Mary M. Davis, Joshua A. Dixon, Nathan K. Fiscus, Brody C. Fuller, Matthew T. Gatlin, Lakin B. Hatcher, Timothy C. Inman, Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Kaitlyn M. Mitchell, Morgan M. Sanderson, Mollie K. Shearin, Michele R. Thompson, Jeanna M. Wade, Hannah E. Williams
Vina, AL Zackery T. Johnson, Savannah L. Smith, Kennan S. Sparks
Waterloo, AL Jarred P. Bevis, Kaylee R. Young






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