- Cullman, Alabama


April 11, 2013

WSCC hosting 2013 Nursing Alumni Connection

HANCEVILLE — Nurses in Cullman County and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2013 Nursing Alumni Connection on Friday, April 19, at the Bailey Center at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville.


The annual conference will offer area nurses an opportunity to earn six hours of continuing education unit credits, as well as provide them with networking opportunities, the chance to catch up with former instructors and classmates, and provide assistance to future nursing students in the form of scholarships.


“It’s a great time for staff or former graduates to come back and visit with faculty as well as their previous classmates,” said Deborah Hoover, Director of the WSCC Nursing program. “It’s a chance to network with other employers in the area and to network with other nurses, to share ideas, to explore new topics.”


In addition, the conference will serve as a celebration of recent achievements by the program and look toward its future.


“This year we’re celebrating the successful completion of our eight-year reaffirmation of accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission for the Associate Degree program as well as a new voluntary accreditation for our Practical Nursing program,” Hoover said. “We will also be looking forward to the completion of our new state-of-the art facility currently under construction and expected to open in the fall of this year.”


The one-day conference themed “Nursing: Your Vital Connection,” will offer five classes with instructors from Wallace State, Alacare Home Health, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and the University of Alabama.


Registration is $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. The fee includes a continental breakfast and networking lunch. Exhibits will be on display and door prizes will be awarded.


Scheduled classes and instructors include:


•  Teach-Back Model, presented by Marsha Boswell, Director of Education, Alacare Home Health

•  Bitten! Nursing Care of Snakes and Spider Bites, presented by Dr. Stephanie Turner, University of Alabama

•  Detect, Test, and Report Notifiable Diseases, presented by Candece Adkins, Surveillance Nurse and Emergency Preparedness, ADPH

•  CVL’s: Management, presented by Marsha Boswell, Director of Education, Alacare Home Health

•  How to Prepare Yourself for Disasters, presented by Laura Chapman, WSCC Nursing Faculty

The conference will be held from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with registration from 7 to 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 256-352-8071 or 256-352-7808. You can register online at


Text Only
  • Winston County Technology Center Wins AAA/Ford Auto Skills State Championship

    Twenty high school automotive students from across the state turned out in hopes of tuning out the competition today in the State Finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition. The students fought for scholarships in the automotive industry and for the chance to advance to the National Finals, which take place at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The competition, which is geared toward students looking to jumpstart their careers in the automotive industry, is especially relevant for today’s struggling economy, in which car owners are putting more money into car repair and maintenance as a way of avoiding the big-ticket purchase of a new car.

    April 16, 2014

  • Variety of classes offered during Homeschool Spring Workshops

    Wallace State Community College’s Continuing Education Department has a full slate of classes to offer homeschool students this spring with the second session as a continuation of the first session.

    April 14, 2014

  • WSCC invesTECHgate 1.jpg Wallace State to host approximately 600 high school juniors during ‘InvesTECHgate’ week beginning April 14   

    Wallace State Community College will host its third annual “InvesTECHgate” week beginning April 14, and this year’s event should be the biggest draw yet.
    Various Wallace State technical programs are set to be flooded with approximately 600 high school juniors from Blount, Cullman and Morgan Counties. InvesTECHgate allows high school students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the technical field to get an in-depth look at those programs on the collegiate level.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSCC Ponder named gold scholar.jpg Wallace State Sophomore Ponder named 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar

    Levi Ponder, a 2012 Vinemont graduate, is one of only 50 Gold Scholars among qualified candidates across 38 states, standing out among more than 1,700 applicants. The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic team and it will recognize Ponder at the Phi Theta Kappa National Convention on Friday, April 26 in Orlando, Fla.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commentary: At many leading schools, football fails to make cut

    To my astonishment, 67 of the top 100 schools, ranked by participation in college-level tests, said they do not field a team, denoting a shift in American high school culture, at least in those schools that challenge their students most.

    April 7, 2014

  • Wallace State Earns National Award for Marketing

    Wallace State Community College in Hanceville was recognized by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for its “Hot Jobs” television advertisement series during the Medallion Awards ceremony at organization’s annual conference in March in New Orleans. The commercials, which spotlight career opportunities related to degree and certificate programs offered by the college, are part of Wallace State’s popular Be One of Us marketing campaign.

    April 4, 2014

  • Samford University to Host Minority Youth Science Academy July 6-9

    Samford University will host a Minority Youth Science Academy July 6-9 to help prepare outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    April 2, 2014

  • Wallace State’s Practical Nursing program tops state ranking

    The Practical Nursing program at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala., is at the top of the list when it comes to the success of students passing the National Council Licensure for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) exam.

    March 31, 2014

  • Wallace State set to help with new GED exam

    With the changes in how the exam is administered and new fees, Wallace State Community College’s Adult Education program has taken steps to make sure students seeking to earn their GED are successful in their efforts.

    March 21, 2014

  • WSCC Sloan earns 99s WSCC Flight Technology student Chelsie Sloan becomes first female in program to earn Ninety-Nines, Inc. scholarship

    Wallace State Community College dual enrollment student Chelsie Sloan wasn’t sure about her career path as she approached her senior year at Corner High School.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video