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NW-SCC Press Releases

JULY 2014

Ulrekia Malone

Ulrekia Malone

Muscle Shoals, AL -- Proving to be one of the best in the nation, Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) student Ulrekia Malone of Florence, AL, earned silver medalist honors at the recent SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, Mo.

Malone was selected to attend the national competition in the Cosmetology - Job Interview competition after winning the state competition held in Birmingham earlier in the spring. This was the first year for Malone to compete. However, Melinda Grissom, one of her Cosmetology instructors, knew she would compete at a really high level. "She is a student on a different level," said Grissom. "Ulrekia is so polished and impressive in the way she carrys herself. I knew she would interview really well."

With Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Cosmetology program on the verge of building a new $2.68 million Salon and Spa Center, NW-SCC President Lee believes this is a perfect example of the level of students NW-SCC is trying to attract. "Ulrekia is an example of one of our model cosmetology students we had in mind while preparing to upgrade our Salon and Spa Management program," said Lee. "We want to be able to train all our future Salon and Spa students in a new state-of-the-art facility that gives them the best opportunity for success in the workforce."

Malone is currently going through instructor training classes in Esthetics at NW-SCC and hopes to graduate this December and begin teaching.

Other than Malone NW-SCC had three students place in the top 10 at the 2014 National SkillsUSA competition: Helen Elliott of Lexington, AL (10th place in Cosmetology - Esthetics), Luke Seibert of Cherokee, AL (4th place in Carpentry) and Zack Tucker of Muscle Shoals, AL (7th place in Cabinetmaking).

The National SkillsUSA Job Interview competition was divided into three phases: completion of employment applications; preliminary interviews with receptionist; and, in-depth interviews. Contestants were evaluated on their understanding of employment procedures faced in applying for positions in the occupational areas for which they are training.

The 2013 SkillsUSA National Championships placed over 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students against each other in elite hands on competition in 98 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.



JUNE 2014

June 30, 2014 -- NW-SCC presents 2014 Kids in College, "Let's Walk on the Creative Side"

Muscle Shoals, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Child Development Center presents the 2014 Kids in College "Let's Walk on the Creative Side" summer camp. Summer camp dates are July 21-25. The camp is open to children entering grades Kindergarten through 6th in the fall.

Lucy Swindle from Lucy's Artsy Place in Muscle Shoals, AL, will serve as Camp Director. Campers will be provided with quality learning experiences with highly qualified staff providing 45-minute hands-on sessions in the areas of art, music, dance, and cooking. Healthy snacks will be provided daily.

The camp schedule will be:

      Monday: ART of Pottery/Clay
      Tuesday: ART of Building
      Wednesday: ART of Music and Dance
      Thursday: ART of Cooking
      Friday: Exhibition for all projects including a PowerPoint

Children are to arrive promptly ay 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 10, 2014.

For More Information on the 2014 Kids in College summer camp or to register, contact the NW-SCC Child Development Center at (256) 331-5245 or email jjefferys@nwscc.edu.



June 24, 2014 -- Career Tech Dual Enrollment News Conference

Event: Area legislators and industry leaders will join Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) and Alabama Department of Postsecondary representatives to discuss opportunities resulting from the new dual enrollment legislation on Friday, June 27 at Wise Metals Group.

The new legislation allows local employers to donate funds for career tech dual enrollment (an agreement allowing students to attend local high schools and NW-SCC simultaneously) and receive tax credits of 50% of their contributions. Also, donors can direct up to 80% of their donation to a specific training program that would directly impact their local needs.

Who: Dr. Humphrey Lee, President of NW-SCC
         Terry Waters, Senior Executive Director of Workforce Development, Alabama Community College System
         Jeff Newman, State Board of Education, District 7
         State Senator Roger Bedford, Alabama Senate District 6
         State Representative Marcel Black, Alabama House District 3
         Joe Pampinto, Senior Vice President and Plant Manager of Wise Alloys
         Alice Clark, Senior Vice President/Corporate Human Resources of Wise Alloys
         Alex Campbell, NW-SCC and Sheffield High School/Career Tech Dual Enrolled Student
What:News conference to discuss opportunities from the new Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment legislation and the impact on local career technical training.
When: Friday, June 27, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Wise Metals Group; Alloys Room, 4805 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

June 2, 2014 -- Northwest-Shoals Holds Commencement Ceremony

Northwest-Shoals Community College Commencement Ceremonies for the 2013-2014 academic year were held on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Graduates from Northwest-Shoals and the degree they received are listed below.

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

Graduates are listed below by their hometowns:

Anderson, Alabama David Jeffrey McGill, AS
Arley, Alabama John Wayne Baker, AA
Bear Creek, Alabama Daniel M. Frederick, AAS; Eric T. Loden, AS; Jordan Ryan Scott, AA; Corey Shane Yocom, AOT
Cherokee, Alabama Benjamin Webster Byrd, AAS; Linda Mae Dooley, AAS; Elizabeth Ann Ford, AAS; Doris Elaine Fountain, AAS; Jeff Harold Gann, AAS; Channin Dale Goss, AAS; Kristen Danielle Guenther, AAS; Andrew Steven Malone, AS; Taylor Rena Malone, AS; Rebecca Lynn Mason, AAS; Tosha Lee Maxwell, AAS; Ashley Nicole McCaig, AAS; Kimberly Denise Ricketts, AAS; Olivia Michelle Rutland, AAS; Shelby Lee Waddell, AA
Collinwood, Tennessee Lacee Jo Ray, AAS
Counce, Tennessee Lindsey Ann Childers, AAS
Cypress Inn, Tennessee Ashley Ann Beckham, AAS; Cody Edward Darby, AOT; Eric Lee Darby, AOT; Jacob David Franks, AAS; Bradley K. Stults, AOT
Decatur, Alabama Shane Anthony Lucas, AAS
Double Springs, Alabama Alex R. Flake, AOT; Ashley G. Hood, AS; Derrick D. Lee, AAS; Beverly Elizabeth Sides, AAS
Elkmont, Alabama Paige Logalbo, AS
Ethridge, Tennessee Jason Patrick Snook, AAS
Five Points, Tennessee Jennifer Rose Killen, AOT
Florence, Alabama Kennethia A. Abernathy, AOT; David Wayne Adams, AOT; Shane Thomas Witt Addison, AAS; Manisha M. Anderson, AA; Christopher Sean Arreola, AOT; Catherine Barnett, AAS; Brandin Nacole Beasley, AAS; Zackery Wayne Beasley, AAS; Steven Cade Beavers, AOT; Shaunteka Lashay Bell, AAS; Matthew Wayne Bevis, AS; Hunter Kyle Black, AA; Leslie Denise Bradley, AAS; Lorri Elaine Brewer, AAS; Rebekah Renee Brown, AS; Eric S. Brugge, AAS; Madeline Theresa Butler, AAS; Natasha Sherell Butler, AS; Susan Marie Cannon, AA; Belinda Danielle Carter, CERT; Anna Beth Chandler, AS; Katie Nicole Chunn, AAS; Allison Marie Claypool, AAS; Alexandria L. Collier, AS; Robi Janene Corpening, AAS; Celeste Paige Cox, AAS; John Jerome Crawford, AAS; Austin Seth Daniel, AAS; Barbara Ann Davis, AAS; James Eric Dawson, AOT; Joshua Ramon Douglas, AS; Joseph Walton Douglass, Jr., AOT; Ashley Ry'Kiel Doxie, AS; Daniel Blake Duff, AOT; Deshante R. Dumas, AAS; Alyssa Nicole Dunn, AOT; Melony S. Dunnivant, AAS; Kenneth Dewane Durley, AS; Diesha Laquie Farris, AOT; Jami Chanel Finley, AAS; Michael Paul Frazier, AOT; Brittanie Racquelle Fristoe, AOT; Tosha Nicole Frith, AS; Matthew Shawn Galliano, AOT; Stephanie Leann Garmany, AS; Caleb Michael Gibson, AOT; Kimberly Ann Gilbert, AS; William Collier Ginn, AAS; Paul Grady-Liska, AOT; Amanda Jean Hackworth, AS; Melissa Gail Hampton, AAS; David R. Harris, AOT; Shauna Haynes, AAS; Amanda Philisha Henderson, AOT; Donna Yvonne Hendrix, AS; Thomas Clay Hester, AOT; Woodie Hester, III, AOT; James M. Hillis, Jr., AAS; Everett Guy Holcombe, AAS; Kristina Nicole Horton, AS; Emily Ann Hovater, AAS; Bethany Mechelle Hughes, AAS; Zachary Louis Hyde, AOT; Brandy Jean Ingram, AAS; Denequia Chyrse Johnson, AAS; Raymone Montrell Johnson, AOT; Anthony Indelicato, Jr., AAS; Embrima Jallow, AS; Jordan Nicholas Johnson, AA; Shane Everett Johnson, AOT; Haley McKenzie Jordan, AAS; Jeffrey Wayne Jordan, CERT; Selina Dawn Keeton, AAS; Stephanie Ann Keeton, AAS; Danielle Marie Kelley, AAS; Emily Jo Kitching, AAS; Stephen Curtis Lewey, AAS; Kayla L. Liles, AAS; William Travis Lindsey, AS; David Edward Malone, AAS; Jessica Michelle Mann, AS; John Logan Marks, AOT; Andrew Ernest McCoy, AAS; Jordan Taylor McDaniel, AOT; Melinda H. McKinney, AAS; Jason Edward McMurtrey, AAS; Michael Henry McWaters, AAS; Jennifer Lynn Mitchell, AAS; Tracy Ann Mitchell, AAS; Hunter Lee Morgan, AS; John S. Moser, AOT; Joan Lorraine Muns, AAS; Sarah A. Myrick, AS; Anna Marie Nesbitt, AAS; Jennifer Naomi Pace, AS; Jennifer Raeann Pate, AOT; Mary Jennifer Perkins, AS; Presley Caitlin Pettus, AAS; Heather Nicole Phillips, AS; James Michael Phillips, AAS; Mary Rose Phillips, AAS; Staci D. Phillips, AS; Adrienne Michelle Plouffe, AAS; Patricia Diane Putt, AAS; Allison Marie Reatherford, AAS; Jemica Noel Reeder, AAS; Lee Alexander Richardson, AOT; Ryan Scott Richardson, AAS; Megan Louise Risner, AAS; Michaela Bradley Roberts, AAS; James Curtis Roper, AS; Michael Clinton Roper, AS; Lewis E. Shaw, AA; Nathaniel Boyd Shroyer, AAS; Taryn Shaday Simpson, AAS; Adam Lane Smith, AS; Brannan Wray Smith, AAS; Marsha Maria Smith, AOT; Stanley Edward Southward, II, AS; Jacob Tyler Stevenson, AAS; Bobby Joe Stonecipher, AAS; Latasha Renee Stutts, AAS; Katie Dawn Swann, AAS; Jonathan Kirk Tackett, AS; Betsy Elizabeth Tank, AAS; Lanna Michelle Taylor, AAS; William Tyler Terrell, AOT; Loren Danielle Thigpen, AAS; Tytianna A. Thompson, AAS; Casey Renee Thorn, AS; Hannah K. Underwood, AA; Rebecca Jo Wade, AOT; Randy Gene Walker, Jr., AS; Josiah Daniel Wallace, AAS; Trinity Nichole Weaver, AA; Michael Douglas Webster, AAS; Allison Leann Weeks, AAS; Carrie Ann Weston, AS; Whitney Lynn Wilcoxson, AA; Harold Wayne Williams, AOT; Jared Andrew Williams, AOT; Kristen Tassin Williams, AS; Chandler M. Williamson, AOT; Maranda Jane Wilson, CERT; Hanna Dail Wood, AS; Jennifer Lynn York, AS; Tammie Lynn Zigler, AAS
Foley, Alabama Alex Anthony Richardson, AAS
Fort Payne, Alabama Shaun Andrew Lawler, AS
Golden, Mississippi Steven Lee Clements, AAS; Nicholus L. Taylor, AAS
Hackleburg, Alabama Rocklin J. Brumley, AA; Drewey J. Ergle, AOT; Hope E. Hudson, AS; Marsha L. Hughes, AAS; Gabriel W. Knowles, AS; Kayla Nicole Mason, AAS; Corey Allan Norris, AOT; Stephanie Marie Pimentel, AAS; Cass M. Vickery, AS
Haleyville, Alabama Kori Lash Adair, AAS; Matthew A. Anderson, AS; Jennifer L. Blake, AAS; Kimberly A. Brock, AOT; Dylan Lee Burleson, AS; Justin Craig Cavender, AOT; Johnathon Cole Chappell, AOT; Jason Lee Crane, AAS; Burley J. Flanagin, AAS; Taylor Brooke Henn, AA; Aeriel Elizabeth Hood, AS; Byron M. Hood, AAS; Courtni Breann Hood, AAS; Jessica Paige Hulsey, AAS; Jina Lee James, AAS; Ron Ray Loden, AA; Timothy Alan Maddox, Jr., CERT; Chadwick D. Melton, AOT; Constance E. Newell, AS; Dwight W. Pierce, AOT; Amelia Catrice Russell, AS; Zachary Tyler Smith, AS; April Lashay Sullins, CERT; Brian Tidwell, AOT; Jeremy Wayde Tittle, AAS; Kimberly B. Waldrop, AAS; Thresa Mae Wheeler, AS; Colin H. Wright, AS
Hamilton, Alabama Jessica Lauren Montgomery, AAS
Houston, Alabama Justin U. Steele, AOT
Huntsville, Alabama Valerie A. Hendrickson, AS; Chelsea E. Long, AAS
Iron City, Tennessee Jeffrey Brent Bonelli, AOT; Anthony Keith Carter, AOT; Ingo Kyle Kindermann, AAS; Miranda Ann Rich, AAS; Hailey R. White, AAS; Donielle Marie Young, AAS
Killen, Alabama Jonathan Howell Bigham, AA; Eric Wayne Bowlin, AS; Lareda Joy Box, AS; Katelyn A. Callahan, AS; Robert Owen Condrey, AS; Allison Michele Curtis, AAS; Christopher Doyle Dixon, AS; Johnny Rich Gist, AAS; Gregory Caleb Graham, AS; Olivia Joy Hale, AA; Rheagan Breanne Henry, AA; Jakeb Dillon Holden, AOT; Rachel M. Kimbrough, AS; Kristy Nicole McDaniel, AAS; Julia Danielle McKinney, AS; Emily Jade Michael, AAS; Michael James Norskog, AS; Caleb Tyler Pigg, AS; Cindy D. Prince, AAS; Elizabeth Faye Pruitt, AOT; John Wilson Robbins, AAS; Lenny Rhet Roberson, AS; Kelsey Briana Thigpen, AS; Bethany Jeannine Tucker, AAS; Kevin Ernest Venturi, AAS; Matthew Dale Weigart, AAS; Bradley Taylor White, AOT; Devon Jessica Youngblood, AAS
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Joshua Brian Huckaba, AAS; Fabian Davez Oden, AS; Kellie J. Roberts, AAS; Barrett Anthony Stutts, AAS; Caleb Andrew Workman, AAS
Leighton, Alabama Terrance Trey Abernathy, AS; Derrick Lamont Bean, CERT; Amberly Ann Leopoldo Borden, AA; Joshua Cade Borden, AOT; Gregory Allen Caldwell, AAS; Sky James Congleton, AS; Shane Evan Crowder, AAS; Kayla Belle Hall, AAS; Robert Charles Hampton, CERT; Caitlin Samone Posey, AS; Joyell L. Thompson, AAS; Joel Lee Tidwell, Jr., AOT
Leoma, Tennessee Erika Dawn Belew, AAS; Lindsay Brooke Brown, AAS
Lexington, Alabama Helen June Elliott, CERT; Matthew Kerr Eubank, AAS; Tara Melinda Gray, AAS; Lara Whitney Hannah, AAS; Dustin Lee Heathcoat, AAS; Maisey Elizabeth Hunter, AS; Benjamin Almon Jones, CERT; James Robert Kellum, AAS; Malisa Leona McCrary, AAS; Anna Marie Springer, AS; Samantha Shea Toner, AAS: Cody Dalton Wells, AOT; Brandon Lee White, AOT
Loretto, Tennessee Nicholas Cody Williams, AOT
Lutts, Tennessee Steven Kyle Scott, AAS
Marietta, Mississippi Denisa Holley Crowell, AAS
Mobile, Alabama Shannon M. Faulk, AA
Moulton, Alabama Hailey Nicole Blankenship, AS; Magen Lashae Borden, AA; Hannah Kalyn Frost, AAS; Alexander Brock Graham, AAS; Emily Brooke Hood, CERT; Carley Paige Martin, AAS; Zackary Chase Martin, AS; Carla Ranae Parker, AAS; Virginia Beth Stark, AAS; Jessica Robin Terry, AAS
Mt. Hope, Alabama Brittany Lea Hill, AAS; Joseph Sebastian Winsett, AOT
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Cedric Jeremiah Allen, AAS; Natalie Ann Atkinson, AS; Kenneth Shawn Ayers, AOT; Alyson Kate Bergner, AS; Kristian D. Box, AAS; Lisa Ruth Bradford, AAS; Micah Derah Burney, AOT; Cothran A. Carmichael, AS; Mark Devon Corsby, AS; Jamie Tyler Creasy, CERT; Brian Anthony Davenport, AAS; Amy Jo Eskew, CERT; Jayci N. Evans, AA; Pamela Jean Farris, AAS; Shawnda Lashay Ford, AAS; Angela Kaye Gifford, CERT; Donna Lisa Gronemeyer, AAS; Heather Mashea Hamilton, AAS; Jesse Lee Hamm, AS; Ssatoria Eleece Harris, AAS; Thomas R. Hodges, AOT; Robert Hadley Howard, III, AOT; Zachary Hugh Linley, AS; La Dat Lusk, AA; Stephanie Brooke Mansell, AS; Tiffany Elyse Massimini, AAS; Lindsey Danielle McAlister, AS; Jason W. McClure, AOT; Deda Dale Minor, AAS; Tristian Lee Moore, CERT; Carolyn Larhonda Morrow, AAS; Justin Kyle Nelson, CERT; Wade Alexander Nix, CERT; Valerie Myrl Patterson, AAS; Clarence William Perkins, III, AS: Deanna Marie Petty, AAS; Kayla E. Pickle, AS; Nicholas Ranger Piefer, CERT; Brantley Price, AAS; Caleb T. Reeps, AAS; Shanie Brook Rhodes, AS; Eric Lee Richardson, AAS; Joel Hollins Sanders, CERT; Wanda Gaye Sherer, AOT; Jacob Stephen Smith, AS; Matthew Evan Smith, CERT; Nichol Dean Smith, AS; Emily F. Spangler, AS; Briana Shariece Tanner, AS; Emily Diane Thompson, AAS; Nikki Lauren Thompson, AAS; Zachary Douglas Tucker, AOT; Timothy Adam Wagnon, AS; Jennifer N. Wood, AOT; Marvin Brett Woodis, AAS
Nauvoo, Alabama Richard Barrios-Lopez, AA
Phil Campbell, Alabama Dorci Grace Berlin, AAS; Landon W. Hutcheson, AA; Brent Lee Jackson, AAS; Sara Beth Kastberg, AAS; James Edward Lauderdale, AOT; Tessa V. Norris, AAS; Adam J. Pharr, AA; Rebecca Diane Pounders, AA; April Christine Saint, AOT; James Paul Sparks, AAS; Audrey D. Stiles, AAS; Johnathon M. Tompkins, CERT
Pulaski, Tennessee Megan Leigh Byrd, AAS
Red Bay, Alabama Summer Lashea Hargett, AOT; Johnna Leanne Stanfield, AAS; Gary Kyle Umfress, AAS
Rogersville, Alabama Stephanie Rae Farmer, AS; Lindsay Marie Greer, AAS; Emily Ann Grisham, AS; Zachary Clint Grissom, AAS; Tamerian Mercedes Hammond, AAS; Kayla Lee Hills, AA; Jessica L. Howard, AAS; Josh Andrew Howard, AOT; Tamara Leigh Nance, AAS; Dwight Jerome Parker, Jr., AOT; Hunter Brent Roberson, AS; Anna Beatrice Shelton, AAS; Andrew D. Wallace, AS; Barbarajean Gray Williams, AOT; Chelsea Dawn Williams, AAS
Russellville, Alabama Francisco Trujillo Abarca, AOT; Kristinia D. Amos, AAS; Ashley B. Askew, AS; Brenda Kaye Ayers, AAS; Eric Wayne Berry, AS; Johnnie Faye Brazell, AAS; Kelly Rebecca Britnell, AS; Courttne Nicole Campbell, AAS; Eduardo Lucas Castaneda, AOT; Baltazar Castillo, AOT; Jenna Rena Daniel, AOT; Kyleigh A. Davis, AAS; William Bradley Dempsey, AOT; Melissa Kay Duncan, AAS; Christopher Todd Ergle, AOT; Corey B. Flanagan, AA; Stacy Edward Fralix, AOT; Alison Brooke Frederick, AS; Cristal M. Garcia, AAS; Kayla Allyson Goad, AA; Seth H. Godsey, AA; Elizabeth L. Gonzalez, AA; Jose Rolando Gonzales, AS; Wesley Allen Gowers, AAS; Brittney Lynn Griggs, AAS; Amanda Marie Harbin, AAS; Billy-Jacob C. Hargett, AS; Crystal J. Harris, AAS; Talia Brooke Harris, AS; Adam Patrick Henry, AA; Carolina Hernandez, AA; Brittany Carolanne Holmes, AAS; Steven Tyler Jackson, AAS; Lorenza Juan-Arango, AOT; Angela Kelly Lane, AOT; Jeremy Shane Lawler, AS; Breannia Lashea Malone, AS; Edna Jane Martinez, AAS; Lizett P. Martinez, AAS; Kay Y. McAfee, AAS; Alexander Dion McClellan, AAS; Autumn Leann McKinney, AOT; Kendra Tyra Melecio, AAS; Alisha Fretwell Miller, AAS; Kristi L. Odell, AS; Lucas A. Oneal, AS; Braxton Scott Pettey, CERT; Fiara L. Phillips, AS; Lori L. Porter, AAS; Shayla K. Purser, AS; Carolyn Annette Scott, AAS; Douglas Glen Springer, AS; Kyle Garrett Stidham, CERT; Tiffany N. Taylor, AAS; Heather Nicole Tompkins, AA; Jovany Rayo Vargas, AOT; Billie J. Vickery, AAS; William Andrew Wallace, AAS; Annunziatta D. Warner, AAS; Chris Olin Watkins, AAS; Helen Denise Wells, AAS; Gabrielle E. Williams, AS; Shannon Deanna Willis, AS; Sarah Elizabeth Wolfe, AOT; Angel Zepeda, AAS
Savannah, Tennessee Marina R. Bryson, AAS
Sheffield, Alabama Lejuan Dozell Anderson, AS; Tiphani M. Bratcher, AA; William Solomon Brewer, AS; Brooks Patterson, Canup, AS; Shereda Shontae Clark, AAS; Cherekia C. Decatur, AAS; Ian Harrison Dodge, AAS; Lily M. Grissom, AAS; Misty Shearee Hall, AAS; Christine Lee Jackson, AAS; Brittany Marie Jones, AAS; Jessica Faye Jones, AA; Adam Douglas Lowery, AAS; Anne Catherine Machtolff, AS; Brannon Lane Melton, CERT; Jeffrey Donald Mock, AOT; Cassondra A. Neloms, AS; Lindsey Michelle Robison, AS; Autumn Elaine Tucker, AS; Tyrone Shane West, AOT
Spruce Pine, Alabama Ryan T. Champion, AAS; Kelly Ruth-Lynn Dobbs, AAS; Erin Alane Duncan, AAS; Ada Mae Graham; AAS; Lauren M. Murray, AA; James Kyle Spears, CERT
Town Creek, Alabama Lemuel Leon Bissonnette, CERT; Chelsea Leann Blankenship, AAS; Joseph Caleb Burden, AOT; Jessica Butler Delashaw, AAS; Nathan Jeffrey Farley, AAS; Katelyn Breanna Hood, AAS; Bridget Michelle Letson, AAS; James Christopher Letson, AAS; Amanda M. McVay, AAS; Julie Margaret Myrick, AAS; Johnathon Grant Parrish, AS; Georgia G. Priest, CERT; Olivia Lauren Scoggins, CERT; Jacob Logan Sprinkle, AOT; Austin Michael Terry, AAS; Mara Lashawn Thaxton, AS; Leland K. Walker, CERT
Trinity, Alabama Michelle Nicole Pratt, AAS
Tuscumbia, Alabama Casey Renee Bailey, AAS; Amanda Dee Bevis, AS; Jessica R. Bruns, AS; Jonathan Ray Caldwell, AOT; Wesley Alexander Campbell, CERT; Jessica Renee Carlisle, AOT; Garrett Michael Catching, AAS; Heather L. Clark, AAS; Jason Dwayne Clemmons, AAS; Lamisha E. Coffey, AS; Hunter Reid Cook, AOT; Nancy D. Cottrill, AAS; Curlesia D. Crenshaw, AOT; Chris Dale Dickey, AOT; April Michelle Estis, AS; Christopher Frederick, CERT; Daniel Riley Gaston, AAS; Allison Leigh Handley, AAS; Christy L. Harris, AS; Tyler Dale Hayes, AS; Kendra Nicole Holt, AAS; Misty Danielle Hopkins, AS; Arlie Lee Howell, AAS; Angela Bianca James, AAS; Leiah Danielle Kimbrough, AAS; Kimberly C. Kitchens, AS; Wesley Keith Lawrimore, AS; Heather Sherai Lee, AOT; Katherine Regina Leopard, AS; Brian Keith Lewis, AOT; Chris Anthony Liles, AOT; Kayla Ann Lindley, CERT; Lori Renee Locke, AOT; Lauren J. Lowery, AA; Willie L. Malone, CERT; Bobby Wayne Martin, Jr., AA; Franklin Clinton Meade, AAS; Christy Shelaine Meadows, AAS; Rebekah Michele Mitchell, AOT; Te’rica S. Moore, AAS; Kimberly A. Morgan, AS; Maria Christine Obalade, AS; Seth Adam Pendergrass, CERT; James Keith Reaves, CERT; Adam Wade Richter, AAS; Gerrit Kile Ritter, AOT; Lucas Henry Robertson, AS; Amanda Lynn Sanderson, AA; Brittany Lynn Schulte, AAS; Joseph R. Sirgo, AOT; Chiquita L. Smith, AAS; Kimberly Nicole Smith, AAS; Victoria Rosanne Steele, AAS; Elizabeth Skylar Thomas, AS; Jeffrey Bryant Unger, AS; Brooke Lorene Viall, AS; Tonya Nicole West, AS
Tuscaloosa, Alabama Lawrence Aubrey Sewell, AAS
Vina, Alabama Matthew Thomas Hester, AAS; Gretchen C. Inman, AAS; Timothy R. Massey, AOT
Waterloo, Alabama Jaydee Ann Lowe, CERT; Cheryl Christine Shaffer, AOT; Kelsey Leigh Smith, CERT
Winfield, Alabama Tiffany Lee Niday, AAS


MAY 2014

May 21, 2014 -- NORTHWEST-SHOALS NURSING PROGRAM HOLDS PINNING CEREMONY

Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Program honored 69 registered nursing graduates at its pinning ceremony on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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:

Collinwood, Tennessee Lacee Jo Ray
Cypress Inn, Tennessee Ashley Ann Beckham
Double Springs, Alabama Derrick Dewayne Lee
Florence, Alabama Leslie Denise Bradley, Katie Nicole Chunn, Allison Marie Claypool, Melony Scott Dunnivant, Tosha Nicole Frith, James Michael Hillis, Jr., Brandy Jean Ingram, Danielle Peters Kelley, Jennifer Lynn Mitchell, Presley Caitlin Pettus, Patricia Diane Putt, Megan Louise Risner, Michaela Bradley Roberts, Loren Danielle Thigpen, Kristen Tassin Williams
Hackleburg, Alabama Marsha Leigh Hughes, Kayla Nicole Mason, Stephanie Marie Pimentel
Haleyville, Alabama Kori Lash Adair, Jennifer Lynn Blake, Burley Joe Flanagin
Hamilton, Alabama Jessica Lauren Montgomery
Iron City, Tennessee Hailey Rebekah White
Killen, Alabama Emily Jade Michael, Bethany Jeannine Tucker
Moulton, Alabama Hannah Kalyn Frost, Carla Ranae Parker, Virginia Beth Stark
Mt. Hope, Alabama Brittany Lea Hill
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Brian Anthony Davenport, Pamela Newman Farris, Shawnda LaShay Ford, Heather Mashea Hamilton, Deda Dale Minor, Valerie Myrl Patterson, Deanna Marie Petty, Emily Diane Thompson, Nikki Lauren Thompson
Phil Campbell, Alabama Sara Beth Kastberg
Pulaski, Tennessee Megan Leigh Byrd
Red Bay, Alabama Gary Kyle Umfress
Rogersville, Alabama Lindsay Marie Greer, Anna Beatrice Shelton, Chelsea Dawn Williams
Russellville, Alabama Kristinia Danielle Amos, Kelly Rebecca Britnell, Wesley Allen Gowers, Crystal Julieann Harris, Steven Tyler Jackson, Lizett Preciado Martinez, Alisha Marie Miller, Tiffany Nicole Taylor, Annunziatta Warner
Sheffield, Alabama Ian Harrison Dodge, Christine Lee Jackson, Brittany Marie Jones
Spruce Pine, Alabama Erin Alane Duncan
Town Creek, Alabama Chelsea Leann Blankenship, Jessica Lynn Delashaw, Bridget Michelle Letson
Trinity, Alabama Michelle Nicole Pratt
Tuscumbia, Alabama Allison Leigh Handley, Kimberly Nicole Smith, Victoria Rosanne Steele
Vina, Alabama Matthew Thomas Hester, Gretchen Charlene Inman


The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

May 15, 2014 -- The Oak Ridge Boys concert to benefit NW-SCC Scholarships May 24th

Sheffield, AL -- On Saturday, May 24th, at 6:00 p.m. a benefit concert featuring The Oak Ridge Boys will be held in downtown Sheffield (on Montgomery Ave.). The concert will be the fourth annual street party to benefit the Northwest-Shoals Community College Foundation scholarship fund.

Along with The Oak Ridge Boys, the concert will feature artists such as Travis Wammack and Chris and Elizabeth Golden.

The Oak Ridge Boys is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a number one hit, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. The Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.

Their string of hits includes the Country-Pop chart-topper Elvira, Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others.

The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album. The Oaks have produced one double platinum single, more than a dozen national number one singles, and over 30 Top Ten hits.

General admission tickets are available for $25. Tickets are available at the following sponsors: First Metro Bank and Valley Credit Union. Tickets are also available at www.djpevents.com or by calling 256.810.3030

A select number of VIP packages are also available.

NORTHWEST-SHOALS SPRING SEMESTER 2014 PRESIDENT'S AND DEAN'S LIST HONOREES

Muscle Shoals and Phil Campbell AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its President's and Dean's Lists for the Spring Semester 2014.

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, Alabama Nicholas Benjamin Atkins, Corey Shane Yocom
Brilliant, Alabama Kayla Paige Donaldson, Brooke Renee Frazier
Cherokee, Alabama Shane Howard Bennett, Gabriel M. Erwin, Ashley Danielle Goodloe, Luke Bradley Seibert
Courtland, Alabama Cody Jay Posey
Double Springs, Alabama Allison Leigh Brockway, John William Cagle
Florence, Alabama David Wayne Adams, Shane Thomas Witt Addison, Andrea Lee Belk, Molly Kathryn Bowling, Paula N. Busquets, Denica Shawnte Cole, Kimberly Janine Copeland, Meagan Ashley Dickerscheid, Morgan Taylor Dickerscheid, Michael A. Felton, Kory Dewayne Fisher, Chance Edward Gore, Ryan Douglas Harbin, Dwayne D. J. Harden, Shauna Haynes, Thomas Clay Hester, Joshua Taylor Hines, Matthew Wade Horton, Tanner Lucas Hunt, Zachary Louis Hyde, Jennifer D. McBrayer, Andrew Ernest McCoy, Jordan Taylor McDaniel, Thomas Lee Mercier, Tiffany Nicole Moore, Aleiah Michelle Pate, Joseph Kane Simmons, Kendra Nicole Smith, Jacob Tyler Stevenson, John Minton Thornton, Noemi Trevino, Linda Anne Wheeler, Cody Ray Wilbanks, Eric Devon Williams
Haleyville, Alabama Matthew A. Anderson, Andrew Eric Bryant, Aeriel Elizabeth Hood, Christopher Ray Kirk, Timothy Alan Maddox, Jr., Cody D. Vickers
Hamilton, Alabama Wilson T. Hood
Hillsboro, Alabama Robert Lee Smith
Hodges, Alabama Tayna M. Chaney
Iron City, Tennessee Tyler Scott Pigg, Miranda Ann Rich
Killen, Alabama Jimmy Ray Aldridge, Allison Michele Curtis, Stevie Vanessa Davis, Alena Joy Eaton, Whitney Kayla Hunt, Randy Neal Thigpen
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Shiloh Desiree Gower
Leighton, Alabama Robert Charles Hampton, Anthony Maurice Little, Andrew J. Owens, Winfred Owens
Lexington, Alabama Alyssa Renee Springer, Kayla Nicole Surratt
Lutts, Tennessee Kendall Nicole Scott
Lynn, Alabama Jacob Allen Estell
Moulton, Alabama Emily Brooke Barrett
Mt. Hope, Alabama Stefan Kirk Sparks
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Ronny G. Aday, Joseph Brent Austin, Megan Nichole Hites, Robert Hadley Howard, III, Meagan Danielle Lewis, Tyler Andrew Maner, Jesse Lee Peden, Cecilia Tompkins, Jon H. Wallace
Phil Campbell, Alabama Dorci Grace Berlin, Obrey Nashea Burks, Perry R. Crowell, Tyler Wayne Jenkins, Yafei Jiang, Autumn Joy Thomas, Johnathon M. Tompkins, Pamela Laci Valdez
Red Bay, Alabama Shelby Blaine Bullen, Darci Michael Pruitt, Christopher A. Russell
Rogersville, Alabama Jerry Melvin Apple, III, Christian Ryan Gilliland, Kaitlin Amelia McCoy, Damian Curry Moss, Sydney Rae Poss, Curtis Patrick Thornton, Cameron Dax Trousdale, Nathan Earl Williams
Russellville, Alabama Francisco Trujillo Abarca, Jonathan Alfonso Arce, James Thomas Aycock, Dyllan Reed Bailey, Amy Katharine Brady, Angela Dawn Cristobal, Jenna Rena Daniel, Beatriz G. Felix Rosaliano, Kayla Allyson Goad, Gabriela Gomez, Veronica Gomez, Carolina Hernandez, Adam Kade King, Lyndi M. Little, Erin K. Marsh, Lori L. Porter, Shelley Lynn Rowland, Carolyn Annette Scott, Gregory Tyrone Taylor
Sheffield, Alabama Misty Shearee Hall, William George McAdams
Spruce Pine, Alabama Ada Mae Graham
Town Creek, Alabama Hollie Suzanna Mason, Jacob Logan Sprinkle
Tuscumbia, Alabama Carrie Beth Bonfield, Wesley Alexander Campbell, Arlie Lee Howell, Kristin Dawn Hulsey, Beverly Renee Reaves
Waterloo, Alabama Katherine Morgan Crunk, Nicholas Levi Hutcheson

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:

Addison, Alabama Dylan Wade Feezell
Arley, Alabama John Wayne Baker
Bear Creek, Alabama Alli Jane O'Rear, Jordan Ryan Scott
Cherokee, Alabama Robert Daniel Bradley, Anna Harmon Sledge
Courtland, Alabama Amber Cline Porter
Cypress Inn, Tennessee Bradley K. Stults
Danville, Alabama Kaylee Brooke Proctor
Double Springs, Alabama Morgan Leanna Daniel, Brittany M. Millwood
Ethridge, Tennessee Chase Anthony Carpenter
Five Points, Tennessee Bradley Wayne Reed
Florence, Alabama Kennethia A. Abernathy, Hannah Katharyn Arnett, Brianna June Behel, Travis E. Boddie, Danielle Denise Bryan, Amanda Christine Burgess, Clara Faye Childress, Joseph Robert Tyler Cohn, Wanda Cook, Kelsey Tiress Damone, Mackenzie Alison Daniel, Amanda Jayne Davenport, Alison Nicole Davis, Barbara Ann Davis, Emily Beth Devaney, Rachael Renee Flippo, Caleb Michael Gibson, Zackary William Hamm, Sarah M. Harbin, Karah Danielle Henry, Thomas Allen Husted, Selina Dawn Keeton, Aaron Shane Linville, John Logan Marks, Justin Michael Mathis, Lee Allen McLaughlin, Andrew Scott McMullan, Betty Maranda Melton, Steven Shane Moody, Carter Southwood Moore, Jeannedarc Mukazayire, Anna Marie Nesbitt, Alexandra Leigh O'Steen, Michelle Marie Parker, Katie Elizabeth Pruett, Alexandria L. Pruitt, John Tyler Reathford, Derek D. Roberts, Heather Marie Smith, Jessica Nichole Smith, Gweneth Marie Endaya, Matthew Ben Terrell, Tyler Andrew Wallace, Michael Douglas Webster, Jonathan Keith Weston, Darren Paul Whitehead, Robert Austin Wiley
Hackleburg, Alabama Jordan Blake Cockrum, Dylan Ray Wilburn
Haleyville, Alabama Joshua Craig Adamson, Kimberly A. Brock, Roxanne Faircloth, Thomas Lee Flanagin, John Vincent Hughes, Bobby Dale Jones, Dylan Nathaniel Mays, Kaitlyn Nicole Mize, Constance E. Newell, Philip Foster Taylor, Colin H. Wright
Hamilton, Alabama Jessica Brooke Halcomb, Auston Lee Holland, Kara G. Holliday, Markisha Lani Spearman
Hodges, Alabama Sydney Paige Vickery
Iron City, Tennessee Evan Blake Daniel
Killen, Alabama Steven Kyle Bevis, Amanda Gail Crosslin, Adam Michael Gayner, Kristopher Kyle Gibson, Karli Danielle Grigsby, Cassandra Louise Thigpen, Maya Raycheva Vasileva, Ellen Carol Walton, John A. Williams
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Barrett Anthony Stutts
Leighton, Alabama Shane Evan Crowder, Dexter S. Mastin, Robert Austin Sockwell
Leoma, Tennessee Jacob Hunter Clifft
Lexington, Alabama Zackary Kyle Clemmons, Lindsey Marianne Corum, Helen June Elliott, Cindy Shirlene Palmer, Jeffrey Hunter Putman, Anna Marie Springer
Loretto, Tennessee Nicholas Cody Williams
Lutts, Tennessee Joel L. Hinton
Moulton, Alabama Brian K. Fuller, Allison Michele Hood, Patrick Ryan Jolly, Thomas Ray Warren
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Weston Lea Allen, Jesse Colton Barrett, Meagan Ashley Cassel, Jerrica Nicole Eggleston, Traci Jean Emerson, Chadd Marlon Hamm, Kristin Lynn James, Payden Walker Jeffreys, Chase Brannon Love, La Dat Lusk, Ulrekia L. Malone, Lindsey Danielle McAlister, Tammara Danyeal Sears, Zachary Douglas Tucker, Paxton Rochelle Wallace, Kara Marie Whitlock
Phil Campbell, Alabama Trevor Lukas Allison, James Phillip Dorroh, Esmeralda Fernanez, Angela May Hornsby, William Leonard Hornsby, Kathy Yocom Hudson, Bryan Jimenez, Veronica G. Jimenez
Red Bay, Alabama Jenny M. Bond, Clydetta Labree Botchway, Katie Elana Harris, Danielle Leesha Self
Rogersville, Alabama Jessica L. Howard, Barbarajean Gray Williams
Russellville, Alabama William Bradley Dempsey, Donna Gail Engle, Stacy Edward Fralix, Mariah Ellen Hodge, Angela Kelly Lane, Jordan Leigh Murray, James Q. Nolen, Anayeli Norberto-Sanchez, Samuel Joseph Presley, Jack Hagen Price, Amanda Brianne Robinson, Jacob Randall Seal, Caitlan E. Smith, Harley Jane Stevens, William Keith Washington
Savannah, Tennessee Alyssa Kay Humphrey
Sheffield, Alabama Howard Christian Booream, III, David Michael Bradley, Brooks Patterson Canup, Marquitus Dominque Horison, Cherish Leigh Ingle, Megan Rae Lang, Tina Marie McDaniel
Spruce Pine, Alabama Cameron J. Harris
St. Joseph, Tennessee Katherine Renee Golden
Town Creek, Alabama Dakota Shayne Brackin, Joseph Caleb Burden, Caleb J. Parker, Ty Zachary Terry
Tuscumbia, Alabama Amanda Dee Bevis, Jessica Renee Carlisle, John Luke Gasque, Bernice G. Jackson, Shannon Leeann Laster, Adrienne Denise Lourenco, Bobby Wayne Martin, Jr., Jessica Lynn Mayfield, Courtney Sha Michael, Roger Allan Mitchell, Angela G. Ogletree, Adam Glenn Patterson, Presley Rae Pittman, Gerrit Kile Ritter, Tracy Lynn Scott, Tabitha Michelle Seaman, Cynthia Sheree Thorp
Waterloo, Alabama Miceala Faith Bevis, Anna Rae Montgomery, Amy Denise Rayburn, Kelsey Leigh Smith
West Point, Tennessee Dustin Farrell Burns, Brittany Nicole Holt


Dr. Belle Wheelan

Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

May 12, 2014 -- Dr. Belle Wheelan to Provide Keynote Address to NW-SCC Graduates

Florence, Ala. -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) graduates will hear from the President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Dr. Belle Wheelan, during the combined commencement ceremonies at Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum, Florence, for the Phil Campbell and Shoals campuses.

Ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014, 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.

Dr. Belle Wheelan currently serves as President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this capacity. Her career spans 40 years and includes the roles of faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president and Secretary of Education. In several of those roles she was the first African American and/or woman to serve in those capacities.

Dr. Wheelan received her Bachelor's degree from Trinity University in Texas (1972) with a double major in Psychology and Sociology; her Master's from Louisiana State University (1974) in Developmental Educational Psychology; and her Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin (1984) in Educational Administration with a special concentration in community college leadership.

She has received numerous awards and recognition including four honorary degrees: the Distinguished Graduate Award from Trinity University (2002), and from the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin (1992); Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, DC (2001); the AAUW Woman of Distinction Award (2002); the Suanne Davis Roueche National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Distinguished Lecturer Award (2007); the John E. Roueche National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's International Leadership Award (2010); and the AACC Leadership Award (2011).

According to the NW-SCC Vice President's Office, approximately 700 students have completed requirements for graduation during the 2013-2014 academic year. Approximately 175 students plan to participate in graduation ceremonies Thursday.


May 12, 2014 -- NW-SCC Career Tech Students Win State Skills USA competition

Muscle Shoals, AL - Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) recently competed in the SkillsUSA Alabama State Leadership and Skills Conference where five career tech students brought home gold medals to win state and qualify for the national competition in Kansas City, Missouri.

NW-SCC students Helen Elliot (Esthetics), Ureka Malone (Job Interview), Sissy Scott (Job Manual), Luke Seibert (Carpentry) and Zack Tucker (Cabinetmaking) won gold at the State Skills USA Competition recently. Their first place wins qualify them to represent Alabama at the Skills USA National Competition in June. They will compete against more than 4,500 career and technical education students.

In addition to the gold medalists, several NW-SCC students also won silver and bronze in the competition. Ashley Cassel (Esthetics), Cree Hamilton (Job Manual), Toshia Montgomery (Job Skill Demonstration A) and Jay Mock (Cabinetmaking) won silver medal honors while Amanda Davenport (Men's Hair Cutting) won bronze medal honors.

NW-SCC SkillsUSA sponsors are: Melinda Grissom, Callie Bankston, Charles Hardy, Lin Liles and Brian Keeton.

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.



APRIL 2014

Automotive Technology Grand Opening

April 30, 2014 -- NW-SCC holds Grand Opening of Automotive Service Technology Training Center

Tuscumbia, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) officially opens the new Automotive Service Technology Center (building 129) Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with a brief press conference followed by an open house.

The opening of the 10,450 square-foot facility which now houses the Automotive Service Technology program was originally constructed in 2005 as the Peoples Tires Brakes and Alignment Center. The floor space contains eight training bays (four for oil change and tire rotation and four for automotive mechanical training), classroom and office area, along with ample storage.

The new facility is an upgrade from the previous aging facility of approximately 6,200 square feet which was constructed in the mid 1960s. The new facility offers students the opportunity to train in an environment which is comparable to current industry standards. The new facility also provided an upgrade in needed tools and equipment for the program.

According to NW-SCC President Humphrey Lee, the Automotive Service Technology Center located directly off Avalon Avenue provides needed visibility to the Shoals campus. "The added visibility and expansion the new Auto(motive) Service Technology Center offers the College is tremendous," said Lee. "Obviously, we are landlocked on the Shoals campus with limited visibility by major highways. This was a fantastic opportunity we could not afford to pass up."

Since 2007, the Automotive Service Technology program has more than doubled in enrollment and the new facility will hopefully help the program reach new heights. "With the addition of our new training center, we hope we not only train more students on industry standard equipment but also provide our industry partners with highly qualified and ATEF certified technicians in the Shoals and Northwest Alabama region," stated Rose Jones, Associate Dean of Workforce Development. "The Auto Service program includes associate degree, short and long-term certifications and could potentially lend itself to future certifications such as diesel engine certification."

The expansion of the Automotive Service Technology program into the new facility is the latest on the Shoals campus since the opening and expansion of the new Applied Engineering and Machining Center (building 111) in October of 2010 and the new Industrial Systems Technology program (building 105) shortly thereafter. The acquisition of the building, a venture that cost the College $615,000, included approximately $50,000 in tools and equipment.


April 24, 2014 -- NW-SCC to hold Grand Opening of Automotive Service Technology Center

Event: Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Shoals campus will officially open the new Automotive Service Technology Center Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with a brief press conference followed by an open house.

The press conference preceding the open house will focus on the purpose and functionality of the NW-SCC Automotive Service Technology Center and the increased economic impact it could provide Northwest Alabama.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Where:


NW-SCC Automotive Service Technology Center on the Shoals Campus
1400 East Avalon Ave.
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Agenda:  
      1:30 p.m. President Humphrey Lee, Northwest-Shoals Community College
      1:40 p.m. Steve Holt, Shoals Chamber of Commerce, President
      1:45 p.m. Shannon Poole, Jerry Damson Honda/Nissan, Service Manager
      1:50 p.m. Gene Dudley, Alabama Community College System, Career & Technical Education Director
      2:00 p.m. Tour Facility
      2:15 p.m. Refreshments

Media Note: Officials will be made available for interviews following the press conference.


April 4, 2013 -- NW-SCC Currently Holding Registration for Pre-K Program through April 11th

Muscle Shoals, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College Child Development Center's Alabama First Class Pre-Kindergarten Program is currently holding registration for the 2014-2015 class Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the NW-SCC Child Development Center (Building 107).

Parents and/or guardians should bring:
      Child's social security card
      Child's original birth certificate
      Child's up-to-date certificate of immunization (blue slip)
      Valid driver's license
      Proof of residency

Children who will be four years old by September 1, 2014, are eligible for the 2014-2015 Alabama First Class Pre-Kindergarten Program. Eighteen registered children will be selected for the program by lottery as required by the Alabama Office of School Readiness. Children cannot be denied participation on the basis of income, race, color, or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (TITLE IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Title 11 of the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) in educational programs.

For additional information, contact the NW-SCC Child Development Center at (256) 331-5245.

NW-SCC Chorale NW-SCC Chorale

NW-SCC Chorale prepares for Carnegie Hall performance

April 4, 2013 -- NW-SCC Chorale to perform at Carnegie Hall

Phil Campbell, AL -- Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Chorale will travel to world renown, Carnegie Hall, in New York, NY, to perform Mozart's Requiem on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Manhattan Concert Productions will present the event which will feature the NW-SCC Chorale as one of approximately five collegiate and municipal choirs selected nationally to combine for this performance. The event will feature New York City Chamber Orchestra, led by distinguished Guest Conductor Pearl Shangkuan.

The NW-SCC Chorale is led by Director, Jeff McAlister. This will be McAlister's 4th time to lead the NW-SCC Chorale to perform at Carnegie Hall. "For some students, it's the only opportunity they'll get to see life at one of the greatest cities in the world and be able say 'I've performed at Carnegie Hall'," stated McAlister. "It gives them a new perspective on life, interacting with a culture different from that of rural Alabama. It's an experience they never forget and it's very rewarding to be able to be a part of the experience."

NW-SCC 2013-14 Chorale consists of the following students:

NameHometown Name Hometown
John Baker Addison Megan Morrow Red Bay
Natasha Baldwin Hodges Kimberly Seals Phil Campbell
Jessica Barton Haleyville Matthew Sewell Russellville
Dylan Benford Lynn Michael Sewell Russellville
Brandon Benson Sheffield Jordan Shelton Russellville
Alex Hasting Haleyville Melinda Swinney Phil Campbell
Whitni Lasseter Russellville Courtney Thornton Russellville
Adrienne LourencoRed Bay Dylan Wilburn Hackleburg
Bobby Martin Jr.Tuscumbia Audrey Yocom Arley
Brandon Morgan Addison

April 1, 2014 -- Phil Campbell PTK Chapter Receives Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award

Alpha Zeta Iota

NW-SCC Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) chapter officers receive the Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter award at Alabama Regional Phi Theta Kappa Convention at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala. Pictured left to right: Pam Peters, Rachel Trapp, Katie Harris, Mark Heinrich, Alabama Community College System Chancellor; Danielle Self, Aeriel Hood, Hailee Hart, Marshall Burrell, Kristina Scott, Alabama Possible CEO; Nora Lee, Alabama Regional Coordinator; Markisha Spearman, Nancy Rieves, Phi Theta Kappa International representative

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 Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala.

The Alpha Zeta Iota chapter (Phil Campbell campus) and Alpha Sigma Beta chapter (Shoals campus) will attend the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention April 24-26, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.

Both chapters were recently recognized with the following awards:

      Alabama Region Most Distinguished Chapter Award - Phil Campbell campus
      Distinguished Honors in Action Project 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
      Distinguished Chapter Award - Shoals campus
      Distinguished Officer Team Award - Phil Campbell campus

Advisors for the Phil Campbell (Alpha Zeta Iota) chapter are Nora Lee, Alabama Regional Coordinator, 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.

 

FEBRUARY 2014

February 27, 2014 -- NW-SCC to Offer Wilderness First Responder Course Beginning March 21st

WFR Mock Simulation

Muscle Shoals, AL - Enjoying the great outdoors is often filled with fresh air and exercise. However, spending time in the wilderness can also bring injury and illness, turning an enjoyable experience into a life-threatening situation. Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) will host a course beginning March 21st to conquer those fears.

NW-SCC will offer its 14th Wilderness First Responder course starting at 8:00 a.m. March 21st and ending in the late afternoon of March 30th. Classes will be held on the Shoals Campus and will last between eight and ten hours a day. The training teaches people what to do when calling 911 is not an option.

Dr. Bob England, Program Director for Outdoor Leadership, explained that the course's foundation is a simple patient assessment system developed by the Wilderness Medical Associates, International which has trained thousands of outdoor and rescue workers in governmental agencies, the armed forces, and civilian companies. "Coaches, overseas church mission trip leaders, and lumber crew managers, rural fire-fighters, and law enforcement officers who operate miles from definitive care find the course particularly useful," said England. Ann Dunphy, who has conducted the course for NW-SCC for the past ten years, works for a back-country EMS unit in Wisconsin. She teaches a variety of certification classes for WMAI. England continued, "She is one of the finest instructors I know with her ability to get the best performance out of her students."

The course is divided equally between classroom work and practical applications. The tuition for students not enrolled in the college is $700.00 which includes lodging, all course materials, instruction, light breakfasts, and one evening meal. Students enrolled at NW-SCC may sign up for EMS 101, 100, and 105. Those seeking recertification enroll in ODL 250 only.

"We hope anyone who travels with students, leads out-of-country church mission trips, or seeks a career in the outdoors takes this training." England said.


JANUARY 2014

January 30, 2014 -- NW-SCC to offer FREE Basic Computer Skills class beginning February 11th

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 113, beginning Tuesday, February 11, 2014, according to Adult Education Director, Donnie Sweeney.

The class will be offered to adults of 18 years of age or over on Tuesday and Thursday 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.

January 13, 2014 -- NORTHWEST-SHOALS FALL SEMESTER 2013 PRESIDENT'S AND DEAN'S LIST HONOREES

Northwest-Shoals Community College has announced its President's and Dean's Lists for the Fall Semester 2013.
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, Alabama Steven G. Hutcheson
Cherokee, Alabama Gabriel M. Erwin, Luke Bradley Seibert, Joseph R. Sirgo, Billy Jacob Thornton
Cypress Inn, Tennessee Todd Edward McKinney
Double Springs, Alabama Allison Leigh Brockway, John William Cagle, Brittany Michelle Millwood
Florence, Alabama Andrea Lee Belk, Danielle Denise Bryan, Jane Melanie Cotton, Mackenzie Alison Daniel, James Eric Dawson, Meagan Ashley Dickerscheid, Morgan Taylor Dickerscheid, Katie Louise Duncan, Michael A. Felton, Brittanie Racquelle Fristoe, Chance Edward Gore, Sarah M. Harbin, Dwayne DJ Harden, Matthew Wade Horton, Seline Dawn Keeton, Andrew Ernest McCoy, Brooklyn Alexandra McGuire, Betty Maranda Melton, Tracy Ann Mitchell, Joan Lorraine Muns, Alexandra Leigh O’Steen, Katie Elizabeth Pruett, Alexandria L. Pruitt, Irvin Ariel Rivera, James Curtis Roper, Michael Clinton Roper, Kendra Nicole Smith, Marsha Maria Smith, Noemi Trevino, Kaitlin Nicole Vick, Cody Ray Wilbanks, Eric Devon Williams, Maranda Jane Wilson
Haleyville, Alabama Aeriel Elizabeth Hood, Timothy Alan Maddox, Jr., Dylan Nathaniel Mays
Hamilton, Alabama Anthony Joseph Villano
Hartselle, Alabama Anthony Joseph Villano
Hodges, Alabama Sydney Paige Vickery
Huntsville, Alabama Joshua Clint Lewey
Iron City, Tennessee Miranda Ann Rich
Iuka, Mississippi Candice Ranae Roach
Killen, Alabama Jimmy Ray Aldridge, Alena Joy Eaton, Olivia Joy Hale, Delaney Renee Kimberlin, John Wilson Robbins, Candace C. Smith, Randy Neal Thigpen, Maya Raycheva Vasileva, Ellen Carol Walton
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee Cody Frank Henry Adams
Leighton, Alabama Robert Charles Hampton, Charles Frederick Lenz, Winfred Owens
Lexington, Alabama Zackary Kyle Clemmons, Helen June Elliott, Kayleen Jo McCafferty, Cindy Shirlene Palmer
Loretto, Tennessee Tyler Wayne Phillips
Lutts, Tennessee Joel L. Hinton
Moulton, Alabama Magen Lashae Borden
Mt. Hope, Alabama Erika Celeste Sparks
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Ronny G. Aday, Laura Elizabeth Bailey, Megan Nichole Hites, Chase Brannon Love, Ulrekia L. Malone, Lindsey Danielle McAlister, Jesse Lee Peden, Jon H. Wallace
Phil Campbell, Alabama Perry R. Crowell, Karlie R. Oliver, Autumn Joy Thomas, Johnathon M. Tompkins
Red Bay, Alabama Johnna Leanne Stanfield
Rogersville, Alabama Courtney Marie Gibson, Nathan Earl Williams
Russellville, Alabama Francisco Trujillo Abarca, James Thomas Aycock, Courttne Nicole Campbell, Jenna Rena Daniel, Kayla Allyson Goad, Veronica Gomez, Carolina Hernandez, Stephanie Hernandez, Anayeli Norberto-Sanchez, Lori L. Porter, Jack Hagen Price, Shelley Lynn Rowland, Carolyn Annette Scott, Erica M. Valdez, Billie J. Vickery
Sheffield, Alabama David Michael Bradley, William Solomon Brewer, Cherekia C. Decatur, Misty Shearee Hall, Kimberly R. Jett, Chance E. Love, Tina Marie McDaniel, Troy Grady Wisdom
Spruce Pine, Alabama Amanda D. Davis
Town Creek, Alabama Amanda M. McVay, Jacob Logan Sprinkle
Tuscumbia, Alabama Carrie Beth Bonfield, Jessica Lynn Burleson, Jennifer Beth Coman, Brian Keith Lewis, Willie L. Malone, Robert Taylor Posey, Beverly Renee Reaves
Waterloo, Alabama Madison Caitlin Carter, Nicholas Levi Hutcheson, Anna Rae Montgomery

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:

Arley, Alabama John Wayne Baker
Bear Creek, Alabama Hailee Mills Hart, Jordan Ryan Scott, Autumn Nicole Whalen, Corey Shane Yocom
Brilliant, Alabama Kayla Paige Donaldson, Brooke Renee Frazier
Burnsville, Mississippi Rachael Elizabeth Ralph
Cherokee, Alabama Anna Ruth MacDonald, Adriane Dee Waldrep
Courtland, Alabama Jacob Bruce Nall
Danville, Alabama Kaylee Brooke Proctor
Five Points, Tennessee Bradley Wayne Reed, Justin Thomas Roberson
Florence, Alabama David Wayne Adams, Ebony Nikia Anderson, Garrett James Beadle, Brandin Nacole Beasley, Kristen Nicole Burnett, Leigh Ann Carrell, Richard Dean Christopherson, Robi Janene Corpening, Christopher Ryan Crews, Heather Leanne Cromwell, April Marie Cummings, Alison Nicole Davis, Barbara Ann Davis, Desiree Jade Davis, Kory Dewayne Fisher, Ginifer Patricia Fowler, Karen Itzel Gutierrez, David Ellis Hanback, Hanna Dail Hart, Shauna Haynes, Karah Danielle Henry, Stephen Curtis Lewey, Aaron Shane Linville, Jennifer D. McBrayer, Lee Allen McLaughlin, Andrew Scott McMullan, Thomas Lee Mercier, Jarrell Armand Mitchell, Samantha Murdock, Jennifer Naomi Pace, Mabel Diana Pearsall, Melanie Corienn Pruitt, Danica Marie Putman, Matthew Edward Rogers, Victor Robbins Rogers, Sandy Kay Shattuck, Lindsay Kay Shope, Jacob Tyler Stevenson, Gweneth Marie Endaya Tampus, Matthew Ben Terrell, Michael Douglas Webster, Jonathan Keith Weston, Darren Paul Whitehead, Robert Austin Wiley, Barbarajean Gray Williams, Jared Andrew Williams, Mason Reed Wood
Hackleburg, Alabama Christopher E. Cumbo, Isabella Marie Litchford
Haleyville, Alabama Joshua Craig Adamson, Jessica Faith Barton, William Marshall Burrell, Samantha Ray Carpenter, Johnathon Cole Chappell, Sandra M. Cosby, John Vincent Hughes, Jina Lee James, Kaitlyn Nicole Mize, Brianne N. Roberts, Cody D. Vickers, Thresa Mae Wheeler, Colin H. Wright
Hamilton, Alabama Auston Lee Holland
Hodges, Alabama Tayna M. Chaney
Iron City, Tennessee Anthony Keith Carter, Tyler Scott Pigg
Iuka, Mississippi Christian Michael Kubicki
Killen, Alabama Allison Michele Curtis, Autumn Meagan Howell, Whitney Kayla Hunt, Ashely Nicole Johnson, Olivia Leanne McMurtrey, Elizabeth Faye Pruitt, Lenny Rhet Roberson
Leighton, Alabama Anthony Trenton Allen, Amberly Ann Leopoldo, Anthony Maurice Little, Robert Austin Sockwell, Damarrious O'Bryan Swoope
Leoma, Tennessee Jacob Hunter Clifft
Lexington, Alabama Payton Grace Cox, Malisa Leona McCrary, Kassandra Karra Miller, Jeffrey Hunter Putman, Anna Marie Springer, Cody Dalton Wells
Loretto, Tennessee Nicholas Cody Williams
Lutts, Tennessee Kendall Nicole Scott
Lynn, Alabama Meagan S. Roberts
Moulton, Alabama Brian K. Fuller, Trent Richard Thompson, Allison Lauren Warren, Thomas Ray Warren
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Tyler O’Neal Bunt, Miller Shannon Burbank, Meagan Ashley Cassel, Amanda Brooke Ferrin, Chadd Marlon Hamm, Robert Hadley Howard, William Case Mansell, Anthony Joseph Opsteen, Eric Lee Richardson, Zachary Douglas Tucker, Marvin Brett Woodis
Nauvoo, Alabama James Clay Brooks
Phil Campbell, Alabama Trevor Lukas Allison, Magen K. Bain, Esmeralda Fernandez, Dylan Gage Frederick, Tyler Wayne Jenkins, Yafei Jiang, Haleigh Brooke Moses, Kimberly N. Seals
Red Bay, Alabama Daric Michael Pruitt, Danielle Leesha Self
Rogersville, Alabama Haley Cheyenne Avery, Hannah Leshae Black, Andrew Peyton Davis, Emily Ann Grisham, Sydney Rae Poss
Russellville, Alabama Jesus Anthony Alvarez, Eddy F. Argueta, Evan Myles Bolton, Deborah Brown Coker, Gabriela Gomez, Jose Rolando Gonzales, Virginia S. Hamilton, Mariah Ellen Hodge, Caroline C. Hollimon, Adam Kade King, Jessica J. Lopez, Erin K. Marsh, Patrick Dalton McGee, Jordan Leigh Murray, James Q. Nolen, Mark Anthony Riley, Liza Mitchell Scott, Jacob Randall Seal, Matthew P. Sewell, Michael J. Sewell, Royce Edward Sparks, Harley Jane Stevens, Tanya Yanely Valdez, Elizabeth Vargas, Kimberly Villalobos
Sheffield, Alabama Brooks Patterson Canup, Megan Rae Lang, Jeffrey Donald Mock
Spruce Pine, Alabama Whitley Alanna Yocom
Town Creek, Alabama Dakota Shayne Brackin, Joseph Caleb Burden, Julie Margaret Myrick, Stephen Mark Nesmith, Caleb J. Parker, Gary Michael Walker, Jr.
Tuscumbia, Alabama Joel Paul Balentine, Brandon Jay Benson, Jordan Lee Cain, Candace Ann Marie Carter, Patricia Rose Coble, Lamisha E. Coffey, John Luke Gasque, Marianne Elizabeth Gaston, Tristen Ariella Haynes, Todd Allen Hipps, Arlie Lee Howell, Steven Eugene Kowalewski, Shannon Leeann Laster, Adrienne Denise Lourenco, Courtney Sha Michael, Presley Rae Pittman, Adam M. Zanellato
Winfield, Alabama Trey Bryant Senkbeil





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