August 27, 2009


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 south side. 

“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 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.
Spreading sand, with volleyball net in the background