Beach Volleyball Court Now Available
The beach is closer than you
think. Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has
constructed and opened a beach volleyball court on campus and
students are invited to use the facility. The Beach Volleyball
court is located adjacent to the Tennis Courts on campus on the
“I know when the Olympics
were going on this year, beach volleyball was a popular sport,”
stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “So we thought why
not build a court at Northeast for student recreation and
exercise.” As a result, the Northeast Maintenance staff
designed and constructed the facility.
Students may use the court
during the day hours and if needed may check out a volleyball at
the Office of Student Services or from NACC Physical Education
Instructor Mrs. Judy Hamlet. Students may reserve the court for
group activities by contacting the Student Services Office at
256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 ext. 225.
Northeast provides many
other recreational activities for students. The college has
lighted tennis courts consisting of four courts. A Wellness
Center is housed in the college’s Health and Fine Arts
Building. The Wellness Center has weight training equipment,
treadmills, and elliptical machines. These facilities, like
other recreational services on campus, are available to students
free of charge.
Additionally, the college
maintains a paved walking trail. The Walking Trail is available
to students and the community during daylight hours. The
one-half mile long trail winds around a four-acre lake on the
north end of campus. Native plants surround the trail.
Students or community groups may arrange a tour of the trail.
The tour is conducted by Travis Farmer, an NACC employee and
expert on native plants of DeKalb and Jackson counties.
Northeast also provides an
intramural basketball league for men and women students.
Student teams compete for championship trophies and the highly
popular league annually holds and All-Star game at the DeKalb
County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville. The college’s Student
Government Association also conducts various recreational events
and competitions throughout the year. Moreover, the college
offers physical education courses in weight training, aerobics,
general conditioning, yoga, and recreational games.
“We want our students to
enjoy these activities,” Campbell stated, “and at the same time
develop lifelong physical activities that help maintain good
health. We see this as part of our educational mission for
students as well.”
For more information about
Northeast, visit the college’s web page at
www.nacc.edu. For information about physical education
courses at Northeast, contact Rodney Land, Director, Natural
Sciences, 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 ext. 401.
NACC Physical Plant Director Kent Jones
and Maintenance Staff Technician Bryan Roe put the finishing
touches on the college’s new beach volleyball court.