Northeast Alabama Community College is proud to announce that 114 associate degrees have been conferred this summer to students who have completed coursework. Summer graduates have the option of participating in the spring commencement ceremony which will be held May 17, 2018. The 2017 summer term saw a 40% increase in students earning their degree compared to summer 2016.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will present a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Sunday, September 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Music Auditorium of the W. M. Beck Health and Fine Arts Building. There will be Hispanic dances, theatrical performance, and free samples of Hispanic foods.The celebration will be an evening length work for singing actress and core ensemble chamber music trio based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women (Tres Vidas): Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni.
Northeast Alabama Community College held its annual summer event, Music on the Mountain, in the Tom Bevill Lyceum recently. A record crowd attended the event. The show began with guests enjoying music from local performer Preston Watts. Watts performed songs by Jason Isbell, The Eagles and Elton John, along with original songs he had written. After intermission, guests returned to their seats to enjoy music by Shenandoah who is on their 30th Anniversary Tour. They performed hit songs like “Two Dozen Roses”, “Mama Knows” and “I Wanna Be Loved Like That”, along with gospel and new songs that will be featured on their new album.
Northeast Alabama Community College Nursing Education wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Practical Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 1:00pm on September 19, 2017 in the Health Education building, room 110.
Northeast Alabama Community College, in conjunction with the American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Initiative, is offering a free six-week Introduction to Computers course. The course covers basic PC instruction on file management, installing software, connecting to the Internet, social media basics, and general PC maintenance. The Plus 50 Initiative is a project to benchmark and highlights the most current and innovative programs at community colleges that engage learners age 50 and over. Organized by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Plus 50 Initiative invests in community colleges to create or expand campus programs that engage the plus 50-student population, with a focus on workforce training and preparing for new careers.
Northeast Alabama Community College, in partnership with BDI DataLynk, will provide fiber optic training courses. Your opportunity to register for this one-week course is today. Classes are November 13 - 19, 2017. Training includes both classroom instruction and hands-on participation. All training is internationally recognized, accredited by Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc., and sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).
This month, the Northeast Alabama Community College Learning Resources Center Archives and Special Collections introduced its first in a series of podcasts related to local history. Mr. Blake Wilhelm, NACC Archivist/Specialist, author and creator of the first episode, notes, “Podcasting is a growing format, and I believe it will serve as a great way to explore the history and culture of our area and allow us to seamlessly connect with an audience interested in this subject.”
Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College, is pleased to announce that 136 students made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the summer semester. The President’s List included 74 students and the Dean’s List included 62 students. Requirements for the President’s List are: (1) semester grade point of 4.0 and (2) completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. Requirements for the Dean’s List are: (1) semester grade point of 3.5 or above but below 4.0 and (2) completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. Developmental (pre-collegiate) courses do not count toward the minimum course load requirement.
Preparing for a rewarding career in Criminal Justice awaits you at Northeast Alabama Community College. Every year, over 23 million in the United States fall victim to crime. With the tools you learn at NACC, you can make a difference. At Northeast, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to battle crime, improve public safety, and make a positive impact on the lives of others. Whether you wish to enter the workforce after graduation with an AAS degree, or transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program, NACC’s Criminal Justice program is a great place to start.
If you are interested in an exciting new career, or want to upgrade the skills you currently have, the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program at Northeast Alabama Community College could be the right choice for you! The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program at Northeast teaches the theories and principles of the operation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment. A variety of related laboratory projects allows students to put into practice the knowledge and skills gained, preparing them for skilled service technician positions.
Registration for fall classes is going on now at Northeast Alabama Community College. There is no better time than now to take advantage of what Northeast has to offer. Whether you are interested in earning credits/degrees that transfer to a four-year university or college, or whether you are interested in career/technical degrees/certificates. Northeast, one of the top community colleges in the nation, will help you obtain the best possible education for less costs.
Personnel at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) continue to make advances in acquiring and applying educational technology that serves students and the community. The college, for example, now has added software that permits students to take most online courses entirely from their homes or at an off-campus location. This was achieved as a result of the college purchasing the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for online course delivery as well as new online resources such as Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. This new delivery software changes the way tests and quizzes are administered for online courses. These tools, along with changes to the NACC online testing policy, will enhance the overall online learning experience for students beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.
Three Northeast Alabama Community College students were recently awarded the Westward® toolkit from the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program. John Luke McClain (Industrial Systems -Welding Technology), John Wyatt Ellison (Industrial Systems - Welding Technology), and Brandon Card (Engineering Technology) were awarded the tool kit along with a $2,000 scholarship from Grainger.
Did you begin your college career at Northeast Alabama Community College, transfer to a four-year school, and never received your associate degree from NACC? If so, the reverse transfer program may be right for you. Reverse transfer allows students to transfer course work from their two-year or four-year official transcripts back to NACC with the goal of completing associate degree requirements.
Two Northeast Alabama Community College alumni recently returned home to talk with Mu Alpha Theta math honor society members and their families. Mr. Jesse Hairston, a UAH cybersecurity research scientist, and Dr. Mike Tinker, a NASA aerospace engineer, discussed opportunities available to Northeast graduates with a math or science degree. They specifically mentioned internship and scholarship opportunities. “These men are modern day explorers using mathematics as a guide map,” observed Mu Alpha Theta member and NACC math tutor Danielle Jordi, who will be majoring in chemical engineering at UAH in the fall.
2017 Northeast Alabama Community College alumna, Danielle Jordi, was recently awarded a $4,000 scholarship by the national Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society headquartered at the University of Oklahoma. This was one of five scholarships given to two-year college students by the national organization.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) President Dr. David Campbell was joined by Jacksonville State University (JSU) President Dr. John Beehler in signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two colleges designed to facilitate the transfer process for students earning an Associate’s Degree at NACC. It is called the Transfer Pathway Program and it will provide a specific route to complete a bachelor’s degree by identifying specific courses students must take at NACC and at JSU upon transfer.
Music on the Mountain at Northeast Alabama Community College is fast approaching! The event is Friday, August 18, at 6 pm in the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the campus of NACC. Super country group Shenandoah is the headline band for this year’s event. Shenandoah is a Grammy, ACM, and CMA award-winning group. Get your tickets today and join us for one of the most exciting Music on the Mountain events ever! Tickets are only $20 and can be ordered on line by going to www.musiconthemountainnacc.com.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has partnered with the Alabama Home Builders Foundation to offer an 8-week basic residential carpentry course. This course, which is offered free of charge and will meet two nights per week, will begin September 12 and will continue through November 2, 2017. Classes will be taught at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology campus in Hollywood, Alabama.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that nine students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Huntingdon College. These students achieved a 3.8 or higher grade point average for the spring 2017 semester. Huntingdon operates an Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program located on the NACC campus, which enables students to stay and complete their bachelor’s degree.
Several members of the NACC chapter of SkillsUSA recently participated in the 53rd annual National Leadership & Skills Conference held in Louisville, Ky. The event was invitation only for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas for career and technical students. The conference took place June 21-22, 2017 and is the largest skill competition in the world. NLSC is a showcase of career and technical education students. During the week, more than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students competed in their field of study and various technical and leadership fields.
The Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education Program at Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to partner with the Young Farmers of DeKalb and Jackson counties to present “Farm Safety Day” to local First Responders, EMS, and Fire Rescue Personnel. The training will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 8 am until 3 pm in the NACC Health Education Building, Room 106. In addition to farm safety, there will be an Air Evac Life Team Landing Zone Training.
Northeast Alabama Community College held its 51st Commencement Ceremony on recently at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center in Rainsville. In all, 194 Northeast graduates received associate degrees in a ceremony attended by an estimated 4,500 guests.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that nine students who attended Huntingdon College on its campus have graduated with bachelor’s degrees. These nine students completed their degrees in the Huntingdon Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program at Northeast.
Officials at Northeast Alabama Community College are pleased to announce that forty-one students have graduated from the Nursing Program. NACC’s nursing program prepares generalists in nursing who go on to work in acute care facilities, such as Highlands and DeKalb, Marshall and Huntsville Medical Centers. Some of the graduates reside in Tennessee and Georgia and are employed in Chattanooga and Rome. Graduates are also employed in areas such as critical care, emergency department and mother-baby units, as well as oncology, orthopedics and general medical units. Other employers include long-term care and rehabilitation, mental health and outpatient clinics. In addition to working in the field, many will go on to earn a higher degree in nursing.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Adult Education Program at Northeast Alabama Community College a $13,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of a long legacy of Dollar General Grants, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 7.9 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language.
Second year nursing students at Northeast Alabama Community College are eligible to apply for the David and Laura Henegar Nursing Scholarship which has recently been established. The scholarship is in memory of Laura and in honor of David Henegar both from Henagar, Alabama. Mrs. Henegar passed away in 2016 and Mr. Henegar just celebrated his 95th birthday in April. The scholarship has been established by Rachel and Peter Mehravari who both live and work for the federal government in Washington DC. They are funding the $1,500 scholarship to a 2nd year nursing student at Northeast. This scholarship will be awarded to one 2nd year nursing student for fall 2017.
Each year all two-year colleges are asked to nominate two students that exhibit talent and ability in the areas of academics, leadership, and community service to compete with other two-year students across the nation. This competition is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, USA Today Newspaper, and the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education whose mission it is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for these students to grow as scholars and leaders.
Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College, is pleased to announce that 401 students made the President’s and Dean’s lists during the spring semester. The President’s List included 222 students and the Dean’s List included 179 students.
Northeast Alabama Community College, in coordination with Jackson County Healthcare Authority, will offer nurse assistant training at Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation of Bridgeport, Alabama. Students train in a classroom setting with 60 hours of instruction and 20 hours of clinical hands-on experience. The classroom curriculum is based on lecture and interactive DVDs in which the participant gains a real world insight for their future career. Students who successfully complete five weeks of training are eligible to take the state license exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Northeast students’ current pass rate is 100%.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Golf Team will be conducting tryouts for the upcoming 2017-2018 men’s and women’s golf teams during the month of June. The first tryout is set for Thursday, June 8th at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Scottsboro, Alabama. Registration for this event will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a tryout session from 12:00-2:00 p.m. The second tryout date will be on Wednesday, June 21st at Dogwood Hills in Flat Rock, Alabama. Registration for this event is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. with a tryout session from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Both tryout dates are open to both prospective men and women golfers.
The Northeast Alabama Community College chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honorary for two-year colleges, is proud to announce its winners of the 2017 Writing Competition for students in area middle schools and high schools. NACC’s Epsilon Alpha chapter began sponsoring the high school/middle school competition in 2001. Since then, students from Jackson, DeKalb Madison, and Marshall counties as well as Dade County, Georgia, have proudly displayed their writing talent. Each year the college asks area teachers to submit poetry, fiction, and essays from students in grades 7-9 and 10-12. These entries are then judged by a panel of Sigma Kappa Delta members and NACC faculty. The top three students in each area of each division are given certificates and are recognized at NACC’s annual awards day program. Additionally, the student’s work will be published in the upcoming edition of the Aurora, the college’s literary magazine.
Northeast Alabama Community College has been ranked as Number 1 by Universities.Com in their listing of Best Medical Assistant Colleges in Alabama. The 2017 rankings of the best colleges in Alabama that offer Medical Assistant degrees were created to help students find a school that best fits their needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, the entire list of all 24 Medical Assistant schools located within Alabama is available on line. Also available are reviews, facts, and questions/answers for schools and access to valuable information from colleges and universities.
Shenandoah will be the headline band for the 2017 Music on the Mountain at Northeast Alabama Community College. The event is Friday, August 18, at 6 pm in the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the campus of NACC. Tickets go on sale June 1. When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss.
Northeast Alabama Community College’s 51st graduation ceremony will take place at 7 PM, Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center on Highway 75 in Rainsville. "Graduation is the highlight of the year for us," stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. "Completing their programs is what our students have worked toward, and it is so rewarding for our faculty and staff to see students reach this level of achievement.”
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is starting a golf program and will begin competition in the fall of 2017. Teams are planned for both men and women golfers and Mr. Darrell Kirk has been chosen as coach. Kirk is an experienced golfer and in fact started the golf program at North Sand Mountain High School. “We are excited about starting this program,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “Mr. Kirk is a retired coach and principal, and will be great in working with and supervising our students.”
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) recently hosted a panel of local professionals in social work and counseling career fields. This panel participated in a lunch and learn style event titled Careers in Counseling. Coordinated by Bryon Miller, Career and Transfer Advisor, and Rob Woodall, Director of the Division of Social Sciences, Speech, and Foreign Languages, the event was intended to provide students and community members with detailed information on careers in social work, counseling, and psychology.
The Child Development Program and the Learning Resources Center at Northeast Alabama Community College will partner in doing a Family Story Time this summer. The event will be June 21 and June 28 from 2 PM to 2:30 PM. The location will be on the second floor of the Library (Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center) in the Child Development classroom.
Adam Niblett, Instructor of Mathematics at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), was chosen as the Dr. Charles M. Pendley Founders Chair Most Outstanding Faculty Member for 2016-2017. The announcement was made recently by the Founders Chair Committee at a college luncheon.
Students in the Medical Assisting Program at Northeast Alabama Community College have experienced many successes in the program this spring semester. The Medical Assisting Program at Northeast prepares students for exciting careers in a variety of health care facilities. Graduates of the program are trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties needed for employment in a clinic or physician’s office. Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States, according to the US Department of Labor.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will offer a number of workshops and camps this summer for students in grades 5-12. These workshops are sponsored by the college and supported in part by the Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Foundation.
The Northeast Alabama Adult Education Program will have its annual Adult Education Graduation for GED® and Non-traditional High School Diploma recipients on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. The graduation will honor all GED® and Non-traditional High School Diploma recipients from DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall Counties. Through adult education, many individuals have had the opportunity to obtain a high school equivalency credential, which has enabled them to secure or upgrade their employment or attend college or technical school. The Adult Education Graduation is one way to express congratulations to those students who have worked so hard to accomplish their goals.
Several Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) SkillsUSA members and advisors attended the annual Alabama SkillsUSA Conference and Championships Career Expo event in Birmingham, Alabama on April 18-20. This three-day event was a state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in career and technical education programs. Quality career and technical education is the centerpiece of the conference. More than 1,300 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from industry corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participated in the event. The conference hosts 80 contest events that cover leadership development as well as skilled performance and technical sciences.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) in Rainsville, Alabama, held its annual Arts and Humanities Speakers Forum on April 13, 2017, featuring award-winning author Mark Powell. Powell addressed a group of over 300 in the college’s Tom Bevill Lyceum and followed his presentation with a book signing. That afternoon Dr. Don Nobel, host of Alabama Public Television’s award-winning series, Bookmark, filmed his show which featured an interview with Mr. Powell. Powell returned that evening and spoke to an audience of 40 in the college’s library, which was also followed with a book signing and reception.
Awards Day at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will be on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 10 AM in the Tom Bevill Lyceum on campus. Students will receive scholarships from four-year universities/colleges, and certificates and awards for notable service in campus clubs and activities. A reception will follow in the lobby of the Lyceum. The public is cordially invited to attend this awards ceremony and reception to help honor NACC students for their accomplishments throughout the year.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Concert Band will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building. “Please come out and join us for an amazing night of music as we celebrate the greatest film composer of all time,” said Concert Band Director, Stacy Morris. “We will be performing the music of John Williams from such movies as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, E.T., Jaws, and much more!”
The artist known as Nall, will speak at Northeast Alabama Community College on Thursday, April 20, at 9:30 AM in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Gorham’s Bluff Institute. It is a free event and open to the public. Nall will share his story of his success and speak about the varied techniques he uses in his creative works.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that Ms. Patricia Combs, Director of Educational Technology, has recently received the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) certification. Combs attended a six-month program (September 2016 through February 2017) at Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Northeast Alabama Community College is proud to announce that Mark Powell is the guest author for the college’s annual Arts and Humanities Speaker’s Forum. The forum will be held in the college’s Tom Bevill Lyceum on Thursday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m., with a book signing to follow immediately after. At 5:30 p.m., Powell will speak again in the college’s library. At both events, the English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta, will sell copies of Powell’s books.
Athens State University has been one of Northeast Alabama Community College’s (NACC) partnership schools for several years. While both institutions benefit from partnering together, the real winner is the students who attend each school. “Students are able to smoothly transfer to Athens State and often times they are eligible for a scholarship. Some students even receive more than one,” said Bryon Miller, Career and Transfer Advisor at NACC. Athens State also boasts a $191 per credit hour on-campus tuition rate. This means that students’ Pell Grants, scholarships, and other financial aid will go even further.
Northeast Alabama Community College has recently been notified that the college’s LPN Program is ranked 5th in Alabama among Practical Nursing Programs by a letter from Bryce Hall, President of PracticalNursing.org. Hall said, “On behalf of our team, I am pleased to inform you that Northeast Alabama Community College’s licensed practical nursing program has been ranked as one of the top 5 LPN programs in the state of Alabama!”
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) President, Dr. David Campbell, is pleased to announce that the NACC Mobile App has been upgraded and is now available for free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. “As students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are aware, it is a core focus at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) that we remain on the leading edge of technology,” said Campbell. “This focus begins in the classroom, online, and in our program laboratories, but extends across campus and now onto the devices of everyone connected to NACC.”
Winners have been announced in the national 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards (by Higher Education Marketing Report) and the 2016 Collegiate Advertising Awards. Northeast Alabama Community College won eight Gold Awards, one Silver Award, and one Bronze Award in the Educational Advertising Awards. The college also won two Gold Awards and two Silver Awards in the Collegiate Advertising Awards.
Charles Martin, Chaplin of the NE Alabama Marine Corps League, presented Certificates of Appreciation to the Northeast Alabama Community College Student Veterans Association and to the Christian Campus Ministries student group recently. The Certificates of Appreciation were for Outstanding Support of United States Marine Corps Reserve by participation in the annual Toys for Tots Program.
Back by popular demand at Northeast Alabama Community College, a one-day workshop entitled "Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People." This 3-hour workshop will be Tuesday, March 21, 2017 beginning at 5 pm until 8 pm at the NACC campus. The workshop is intended for ages 15 and up. To ensure a seat please register by March 17, 2017. Seating is limited.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Jazz Ensemble will present a Spring Concert, Big Band Spectacular! with special guest David Morris, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building.
In recognition of Heart Health Month (February) the Northeast Alabama Community College nursing faculty hosted and prepared a “Love Your Heart” luncheon for all NACC faculty and staff. The event was held on February 16 in the Health Education Building lobby. “The purpose of the event was two-fold,” stated Jane Hopson, Nursing Program Director. “We wanted to show our appreciation for the faculty and staff, and also to educate them about signs and symptoms of heart attacks, particularly in women.”
The National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) National Instructor Course 1(IC1) is being sponsored by Northeast Alabama Community College on April 7-9, 2017 in Rainsville, Alabama. NAEMSE is partnering with Northeast Alabama Community College to provide this phenomenal educational event. Registration is currently open for this National Course and to view it online please go to this link http://naemse.org/?page=LVL1InstructorCourse for information about this course. The National EMS Instructor Course has been designed and developed in accordance with the DOT/NHTSA 2002 National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors and the National Education Standards. The IC 1 course represents the didactic component and practical application of the educational process for EMS Educators specified in the guidelines for EMS Rules for Lead Instructors in their state.
On March 3, 2017, Northeast Alabama Community College and Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will host a workshop for local K-12 teachers. The theme of the workshop will be “The Great Depression and the New Deal in Northeast Alabama.” This is the third installment of the “Bringing It Home: Utilizing Local History in the K-12 Classroom” series. Presentations will include TVA: A Power Company and So Much More (Ms. Patricia Ezzell); Photographs from North Alabama: The Great Depression and the New Deal (Ms. Frances Robb); Skyline Farms (Dr. David Campbell); It Happened Here: Connecting Community and National History with Primary Sources (Ms. Kira Duke).
Northeast Alabama Community College has planned several activities in celebration of Black History Month. Students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public, are encouraged to attend and participate in the events.
Joyce Cauthen, a member of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, will present “Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters – Alabama’s First Pop Musicians” on Wednesday, February 8, at 10 a.m. at Northeast Alabama Community College during Black History Month.
Dara Patterson, College and Career Planning Center Job Placement Specialist at Northeast Alabama Community College, (NACC) is always eager to assist students and graduates in seeking employment. Whether they need a résumé, interviewing tips, or job leads, she is ready to provide assistance. Patterson’s office is centrally located on campus in the Wallace Administration (WA) Building, Room 112, which is easily accessible to students.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is a GOLD Award-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of Community Colleges for 2017. Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.
“Providing our students with a good background in technology is one of the most important things we do here in regard to education,” stated Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC). “We know whatever their chosen field, our students will need these skills to be successful in this digital age.” The college, located in a rural setting on the DeKalb and Jackson county line, is urban as far as its technology is concerned. In fact, the college is one of the few in Alabama or the South that is indeed a Gig center.
Tomas Roberts, a senior in the Industrial and Systems Engineering program at UAH and a Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) graduate recently returned to Northeast as a guest tutor in the Technology Learning Center. Tomas attended NACC from 2012-2014 where he served as a Peer Tutor while he earned an Associate in Science degree. Tomas graduated Summa Cum Laude and was selected to the All-USA/All-Alabama Academic Team. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Alpha Theta, and Sigma Kappa Delta. Tomas joined the UAH OOE team as a Student Specialist in the spring of 2016.
Northeast Alabama Community College once again will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program, Scale Back Alabama. In its 11th year, the program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and lots of healthy habits formed, and the 2017 contest starts next week. Adults in teams of two can go online at www.scalebackalabama.com to register for the free, 8-week program and then go to Northeast to weigh in at the following times beginning now through January 18, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday-Thursday and until 1 PM on Friday.
Northeast Alabama Community College is proud to be hosting the performance of Giselle by the world renowned Alabama Ballet on Saturday, February 11, at 7 p.m. in the Tom Bevill Lyceum. The most significant romantic ballet ever creates the story of Giselle, an innocent who is misled into believing the words of her charming admirer. With a broken heart, she dies a maid and joins the spirits of other maidens who are compelled to bring about the downfall of every man who trespasses into their realm.
The deadline for fall 2017 Northeast Alabama Community College nursing program applications has been extended to March 1, 2017.
Northeast Alabama Community College Office Administration Instructor Amy LaCount has always wanted to help people. That is why she became a teacher. She has served college students for many years, in several different capacities. In 2005, she decided that she wanted to help them in a different way, by teaching them the things she had learned over the years, so she set out to earn the credentials to be able to teach. “It took another ten years to achieve my goal, but I am so pleased to now be able to help students in yet another capacity,” said LaCount. “In many ways, it is a life-changer for them. That is so exciting to me to watch that happen for students!”
Regular registration for the Spring Semester at Northeast Alabama Community College will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 8:30 am until 5:30 pm. Early registration is going on now by appointment. Classes begin Thursday, January 5. Registration ends on Monday, January 9.
School’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans”. Northeast Alabama Community College announced today that it has been named a GOLD Award-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of Community Colleges for 2017. Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is in the Christmas spirit. Teaming up with Human Resources from DeKalb County and Jackson County, Northeast Alabama Community College recently collected numerous gifts and food items for fourteen children in the surrounding area. Coordinated by the NACC Student Government Association, many organizations, students, faculty, and staff joined to give back to the community and make this Christmas a brighter season for each of these families. In addition to the presents bought for these families, a canned food drive yielded a record 2,061 food items to be dispersed among these families and the Flat Rock Community Center.
Four Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) employees were recognized recently at the 2016 Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony in Montgomery. The ceremony was held during the Alabama Community College Association annual conference luncheon. The Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Awards began 30 years ago to reward and recognize those who have exemplified outstanding performance and dedicated service to their college. Northeast’s recipients were Mrs. Sherry Whitten, Mrs. Joan Tucker, Mrs. Rachel Walker, and Mr. Blake Wilhelm.
The Northeast Alabama Community College student veteran association (NSVA) sponsors, officers, and members raised money during the college’s Veteran Appreciation Week through a bake sale and silent auction. Many local business owners donated to the silent auction which helped to raise more money than last year. A total of $2,300 was raised this year, which was about $1,550 more than last year.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Chorus and ENCORE will perform a Holiday Concert on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building at Northeast. “Join us for an enjoyable evening of beautiful holiday music,” stated Dr. Kathy Adkins, Director of Chorus/ENCORE.
Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation Board will be hosting its annual Holiday Gala on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the William M. Beck Health and Fine Arts Building. “The gala moved into this building last year and hosted over 400 guests,” said Heather Rice, Director of Development at NACC. “We hope to host that many this year and more. There will be great food, a musical performance from our own ENCORE! lead by Dr. Kathy Adkins and great music with a dance floor lead by Mr. Stacy Morris and NACC's Jazz Ensemble.” This year’s honoree is Mr. Fred Johnson. Johnson serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager (CEO) of the Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative in Rainsville, Alabama. Widely known as a leader among Alabama’s telecommunication companies, it is the state’s largest member-owned provider of such services.
Northeast Alabama Community College registration for skill specific training as an EKG Technician, Home Health/ Hospice Aide, or Pharmacy Technician is now open. Courses are scheduled to begin the week of January 9, 2017. In only 12 weeks you can begin a new career in the constant growing healthcare industry.
Northeast Alabama Community College recently received a $25,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to support scholarships for the Machine Tool Technology (MTT) program. The check was presented to MTT program instructor, Hugo DeAngelis at the 2016 Haas Automation, Inc. Manufacturing Day event, held at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama. While at the event, students were able to meet with potential employers and attend demonstrations of newly released equipment.
On Thursday, December 1, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Northeast Alabama Community College will host its second annual “A Visit to Santa’s Workshop.” The second floor of the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center will be turned into a magical workshop with an assortment of holiday crafts, handmade ornaments, and games to share with children of the community. The event is open to the public and free. Children can also visit with Santa. Photo packages, which are optional, will be available for purchase from professional photographer, Ashley Paschal.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta English honor society, and Student Government Association have teamed up to sponsor a 5K run/walk around the campus perimeter and walking trail on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Those interested in participating can register online at www.racesonline.com. Race day entries will also be accepted. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for NACC students. In addition to the Mustang 5K, the NACC chapter of Mu Alpha Theta also sponsors: • Summer Honors Scholarships to current Mu Alpha Theta members taking at least three semester hours during a summer semester; • Algebra I Bowl for area students; • Pi Day celebration; • a toner and cell phone recycling project to raise scholarship funds; and • a tutor shadowing project for education majors.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Mu Alpha Theta, Sigma Kappa Delta, and SGA organizations invite you to participate in the NACC 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for current and/or future NACC students.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Jazz Ensemble will perform a Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building at Northeast. “Start your Christmas season off right by coming out and supporting the NACC Jazz Ensemble,” stated Stacy Morris, Jazz Ensemble Director at NACC. “It's going to be a great evening of Christmas music!”
Northeast Alabama Community College cordially invites the public to attend activities in celebration of all veterans. November 7th through November 10th is Veteran Appreciation Week on campus. Below is a list of the daily activities. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating all veterans for their service to our country.
Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD), an English honor society at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), raised 1,446 children’s books for the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) through their National Project. Each year, the club submits a project for the annual convention in the spring. This year’s convention, in Louisville, Kentucky, focuses on the theme of re-creation. The NACC chapter of SKD chose to center their project around Jesmyn Ward’s award-winning novel Salvage the Bones, a book about a girl seeking to recreate herself.
A group of students from Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) participated in a Local Officer Training Conference (LOTC) held at Camp McDowell on Oct 6-8, in Nauvoo, Alabama. The students participated in personal development as well as team building activities and learned about local officer duties and proper meeting procedures. The first team building activity was a trust swing with a harness and the students were hoisted up, then released themselves at their comfort point. The second challenge was a personal development exercise, where they climbed a power pole while harnessed and once the top was reached, they jumped to try to ring the bell, relying on themselves and a team member to get down safely. Appropriately, Haley Koger, chapter president, was the first to climb the pole and ring the bell. Brittany Benson, chapter vice president, was the first to complete the trust swing.
Plans are well underway for the 2017 Northeast Alabama Community College Music on the Mountain, one of the most popular events held each year. The event will be held again in August. Watch for announcements in early 2017 for the date and who will be performing. The 2016 Music on the Mountain held on August 27 in the Tom Bevill Lyceum was a huge success. Danny Lee was the Master of Ceremonies, introducing Norman Blake and Holly Williams to the stage for an evening of bluegrass and country. Blake returned to the stage with his wife Nancy, Joel McCormick and James Bryan, and Holly Williams was new to the NACC stage. She was accompanied by her husband, Chris Coleman, who has previously been on tour with the Kings of Leon, and Annie Clements.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is hosting a Sand Mountain Foodways Fair on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 4:00 pm to promote awareness of local food producers, discuss farm to table and sustainable agriculture movements, and celebrate the farming tradition in Northeast Alabama. Chef Crystal McKone of Old Town Stock House in Guntersville, Alabama, will be the speaker. Following Ms. McKone’s talk, local farms and food producers will be on hand to sell their products. Examples of participating farms include Lake Majestik Farms, Maggie Valley Berry Patch and Gardens, and Wigley Gourmet Old Fashioned Butter. The community is invited to attend.
Choose nursing as your career and enroll at Northeast Alabama Community College to get your degree. Nursing is a versatile job and a secure and stable career choice. Apply for the program, which begins in the Fall of 2017, before February 1, 2017. The advisors in the Health Education Department at NACC will help you get started on your new career path. In February of 2016, the Alabama Community College System approved a state wide curriculum change for all the community college nursing programs. NACC will implement this curriculum in Fall 2017. The seamless curriculum will allow successful students to receive the Practical Nursing Certificate at the end of three semesters. At that point, those students can choose to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The students can then complete the final two semesters and receive an Associate’s in Applied Science, Nursing degree and be eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Concert Band will be performing on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building at Northeast. “Come out and support the Concert Band,” stated Stacy Morris, Band Director at NACC. “We will be featuring music from Queen and Game of Thrones, and we will have a very special Veterans Day Salute!”
If it’s true that Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is the heart and soul of two counties, as Jackson County Circuit Judge John Graham once said, then Dr. David Campbell is the beat in the heart and the feeling in the soul. In a conference room, past his office, the humble, soft-spoken president talks more about others than himself. It’s always been that way, you could say.
Northeast Alabama Community College was honored to host Code.org® with Dr. Jeff Gray (http://gray.cs.ua.edu/) recently. On October 11th, 28 K-8 teachers from 19 schools within 10 school districts came together on the NACC campus to be a part of a Code.org® workshop. Judith Lea, Director of the Technology Learning Center planned and organized the event. “We are honored to have Dr. Gray on our campus and to support our local teachers with this free day of professional development.”
The Northeast Alabama Community College Jazz Ensemble will present a Fall Concert, Jazz/Rock Explosion!, on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that The Alabama Community College System and The University of Alabama are launching a unique partnership to help Alabamians earn a four-year degree. Through the Bama Link partnership, students earn an associate degree from NACC (or any ACCS institution) and then apply to a University of Alabama distance learning program. Once accepted, students become eligible for a tuition grant that covers tuition for one 3-credit-hour course. Faculty and staff of NACC (or other ACCS institutions) who wish to pursue a distance learning degree are also eligible for this grant.
Northeast Alabama Community College is welcoming ITT Technical Institute students following ITT Tech’s closure in early September. ITT was closed due to an investigation and sanctions by the US Department of Education. NACC stands ready to assist students affected by this closure. Former ITT Technical Institute students who need assistance in continuing their education should contact the Admissions Office at NACC now.
The Lilies of the Valley returned with their Teal Talks (Ovarian Cancer Awareness) presentation to Northeast Alabama Community College on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 as the first Health Lecture of the new school year. The presenters stated that every woman needs to know that ovarian cancer is the eleventh most common cancer in women. It is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among American women.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) received four awards at the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) 2016 Conference held recently in Orange Beach. Northeast won one top Pyramid Award and three 2nd place Awards of Achievement. During the conference, the Pyramid Awards ceremony recognized two-year college marketing items created and/or used during 2015.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that four students who attended Huntingdon College on its campus have graduated with bachelor’s degrees. These four students are the first students to complete Huntingdon’s Evening Bachelor’s Program at Northeast. These NACC graduates have finished their degree requirements recently and have graduated from Huntingdon College. They are: Nicole Renee Carroll (Rainsville--Business Management), Lucas Jake Hartline (Ft. Payne--Business Management), James Eric Jernigan (Pisgah--Business Management), and Alton Andrew Maddox (Fyffe--Business Management).
Student Ethan Wheeler will be representing Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) in the college rodeo circuit this year. He will be competing in upcoming events in the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) in team roping. “Ethan already is a nationally ranked and recognized rodeo participant,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. "College rodeo is a very popular sport in some parts of the country and Ethan volunteered to participate for us. We are proud of him and proud to be represented as a college. We'll be looking for him and Northeast in the televised college rodeos." The NIRA is known for preserving Western heritage through collegiate rodeo. There are approximately 100 college rodeos a year, over 3,500 student members annually, and 137 member schools and universities.
The 2nd Annual DeKalb County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (AFAPA) 5K Run/Walk will be held at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the Walking Trail on campus. It will begin at 9 AM and end at 12 PM. Registration begins at 8 AM at the NACC Walking Trail.
Eighteen of Northeast Alabama Community College’s (NACC) student leaders were recently chosen to attend the Mustang Leadership Academy held on Weiss Lake September 9-10, 2016. The leadership retreat was designed to instruct officers from the Student Government Association and the College’s honor societies, Sigma Kappa Delta, Mu Alpha Theta, Phi Theta Kappa, in areas of team-building, delegation of responsibilities, and publicity.
Back by popular demand at Northeast Alabama Community College, a one-day workshop entitled "Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People." This three-hour workshop will be Tuesday, September 27 beginning at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the NACC campus. The workshop is intended for ages 15 and up. To ensure a seat please register by Tuesday, September 20. Seating is limited. Instructor Mike McMillan, teaches the chord approach to playing the piano, which is preferred by many adults. Instead of reading all the notes the traditional way, it teaches you to play by looking at the chord symbols used in the most popular music today.
Northeast Alabama Community College’s Summer Youth Theatre Workshop celebrated its 12th year in July! Forty youths ranging in age from 10 to 15 received hands-on experience in the college’s renowned Theatre Department at the workshop, which consisted of five days of intense theatre curriculum, including play production, acting, improvisation, and dance. Each day began with vocal and body warm-ups, followed by an ensemble session, and concluded with individual sessions with teachers. Four Northeast theatre students and six community volunteers worked with the youth each day. The NACC students were Allison Dixon, Rylee Hancock, Andrew Holderfield, and Paige McGullion. Community volunteers included Faith Bonitz, Hope Bonitz, Kayleigh Smith, Holden Wynn, Connor White, and Holly Elmore.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has been approved to offer the short term certificate in culinary arts. This program, which includes such classes as Basic Food Preparation, Introduction to Pastries, Foundations of Baking, and Chocolates and Truffles, requires 22 credit hours to complete. The program began successfully this fall semester with students enrolled in CUA 110 – Basic Food Preparation which is being taught on Tuesday evenings from 5 – 8 pm and will conclude on December 13. Topics being taught include safety, the history of food service, professional standards of conduct and ethics, credentialing, the kitchen brigade, tools, and techniques for preparing various types of food items. Successful students will be ServSafe certified as they learn to safely prepare foods for cooking.
Golf with a purpose! The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Foundation Mustang Scramble will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort. The tournament is a 4 –person best ball with your choice of an 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. tee off.
One of the most exciting events of the year is coming up at Northeast Alabama Community College. Tickets are only $15 and are still available for the NACC annual Music on the Mountain Concert to be held on Saturday, August 27th. The concert begins at 6 pm in the Tom Bevill Lyceum on campus. Join us for a night of lively entertainment from two dynamic performers. Norman Blake will open the event. He has worked with the likes of June Carter, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and many others, and has won a Grammy for his work on the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack. Closing out the show will be artist Holly Williams, the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr. She is a well-respected singer/songwriter who has garnered acclaim for her three albums, including her latest, The Highway.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) recently hosted the 16th annual Alabama Master Teacher Experience (AMTE). College faculty from sixteen Alabama community colleges met at Goose Pond Colony Resort on Sunday afternoon to begin a week-long exchange of teaching and learning.
Officials at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) are pleased to announce that the college has just been added to the M-List by the Manufacturing Institute in Washington, DC. NACC becomes the Institute’s newest member to be so designated and is the only institution in Alabama to have achieved this designation. Katherine McClelland, Director of Education & Workforce Initiatives of the Manufacturing Institute, stated, “Congratulations! Northeast Alabama Community College has been approved to become a member of the M-List. The M-List distinguishes quality manufacturing education and training programs that are a preferred source of talent for manufacturing employers. We are excited to welcome Northeast Alabama Community College to the M-List and to showcase your school as a leader in manufacturing education.”
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will begin a program in Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) this fall semester, which begins August 22, 2016. The program has been approved by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), the ACCS Board of Trustees, and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). “We are very pleased to add this program to what we offer at Northeast,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “As most know, there is a need for more skilled, trained HVAC technicians in our area. Importantly, HVACR also is good background training for possible employment at data centers, such as the one Google is building in Jackson County.”
Beginning this fall semester, Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is now offering students the opportunity to pay tuition on payments. Even though tuition at NACC is only $146 per semester hour, about half the tuition at most four-year universities and colleges, students who do not receive financial assistance may find it difficult to fund their education. The payment plan provides these students with an option to pay for their education as they complete their courses without accumulating debt. “This is a great opportunity to our cash paying students,” stated Sherie Grace, Dean of Student Services at NACC. “We are excited to be able to expand our services to students and provide students with additional opportunities to attend Northeast.” Nicky Willmon, Director of Financial Aid, added, “This is a great option for those students who do not qualify for Title IV funding.”
Northeast Alabama Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting its annual “Welcome Back to School” event to greet both new and returning students and faculty on Friday, August 26, from 12 noon to 2 PM outside in the Quad. Several NACC student organizations are participating by providing information about their organizations as well as refreshments and activities. Students are invited to have lunch at the “Backyard Cookout” and to get to know more about the extra-curricular activities offered at Northeast. The event is free.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Child Development students teamed up with the Community Action Agency to present “A Morning at the Library”. This event was held at the Rainsville Public Library on July 26 at 10:00 am. Parents and children listened to stories and participated in book activities. Students modeled and demonstrated for parents how to create engagement in literature by reading aloud, dressing up as characters, using puppetry, and making book crafts. Children were each given a snack and a take away prize. This program is designed to create lifelong learners and encourage parent involvement.
Performers for Music on the Mountain at Northeast Alabama Community College will be music greats Holly Williams, Singer-Songwriter, and Norman Blake, Grammy Award winner for the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack. Music on the Mountain is Saturday, August 27, beginning at 6 pm in the state-of-the-art Tom Bevill Lyceum on the college campus.
Jeremiah Hastings, a student at Northeast Alabama Community College, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the American Welding Society (AWS) Greater Huntsville Section. He placed 1st in the DeKalb County Career Tech Center Advanced Welding Competition held recently. Students from Alabama and Tennessee competed. In addition to the scholarship, Jeremiah was awarded a welding machine valued at $1,200 donated by D&F Equipment and a three year student membership in the American Welding Society, as well as other prizes.
Northeast Alabama Community College invites the public to attend an artifact exhibition entitled The Civil War in Northeast Alabama. The exhibition, which will be held in the Archives and Special Collections Room on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center, will run from July 27 until August 12 and then re-open from August 22 until September 2. The hours will be Monday-Thursday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.
The NACC Mu Alpha Theta math honor society offers several math events for students on the Northeast Alabama Community College campus: induction ceremonies for new members, a Pi Day celebration, and the annual Algebra I Bowl for area students.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville have partnered to bring a unique opportunity to local students. The UAH – NACC Pathways Program is a joint admission program in which NACC students who plan to major in engineering can enroll in both institutions to complete the Associates degree at Northeast and enroll in engineering courses at UAH.
The NACC chapter of SkillsUSA visited Louisville, Ky., June 20-24, 2016, for the 52nd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. More than 16,000 people — including students, teachers and business partners — participated in the weeklong event.
The Grand Opening for the VA Educational Success Center at Northeast Alabama Community College is scheduled for July 6, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 104 in the Wallace Administration Building. Refreshments will be served and it is open to the public.
The Plumbers Apprentice Career Track program at Northeast Alabama Community College will begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The plumbing career field remains a high-growth employment sector for commercial construction, residential construction, and service/ maintenance related job opportunities.
Judith Lea, Director of Northeast Alabama Community College’s Technology Learning Center, was recently elected as President of the Alabama Association of Testing Professionals at a meeting in Birmingham. The Alabama Association of Testing Professionals is committed to promoting professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs in the state of Alabama.
Northeast Alabama Community College (Northeast) Foundation recently received funds for a new scholarship that will be awarded to students attending Northeast Alabama Community College. Two scholarships of $500 that can be used for tuition or books will be given to one resident of DeKalb County and one resident of Jackson County.
The SkillsUSA chapter at Northeast Alabama Community College was recently named among the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally as a “Model of Excellence” recipient. Models of Excellence is a national program that recognizes the exceptional integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills for SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is one of the highest awards bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, one of the largest student organizations for career and technical education.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will host the 13th annual Summer Latino Festival: A Celebration of Latino Culture on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm on campus.This exciting event will be free and open to the public.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Engineering Technician students recently scored an average of 12.4 points above the national average on the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Engineering Technician examination.
Here’s your chance! Get in on the eBay auction how-to. Join experienced eBay Auctioneer Jay Wilborn for this 8-hour, step-by-step course on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC). Jay will direct you to set-up, dive-in, tool-up, and SALE LIVE on eBay. EBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) nursing assistant and pharmacy technician program enrollment is now open. Courses are scheduled to begin the second week of July, 2016.
Juan Diego Holguin Brown, a student at Northeast Alabama Community College, was named as one of only three student speakers at the Alabama Community College System Day in Montgomery held last month. Brown is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mrs. Sherie Grace, Dean of Student Services, submitted him as a possible speaker. He was chosen by the Alabama Community College System from students all over the State of Alabama.
Juan Diego Holguin Brown, a student at Northeast Alabama Community College, was named as one of only three student speakers at the Alabama Community College System Day in Montgomery held last month. Brown is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mrs. Sherie Grace, Dean of Student Services, submitted him as a possible speaker. He was chosen by the Alabama Community College System from students all over the State of Alabama.
Mrs. Brenda Standridge, the future Site Manager for Google’s Widows Creek Data Center in Jackson County, gave those in attendance a look into the future with her commencement address for the college’s graduation ceremony held at the Rainsville Agri-Business Center on May 17, 2016.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has hired Dara Patterson as the college’s new Job Placement Specialist in the College and Career Planning Center, a division of Student Services. Patterson will work closely with other NACC staff in helping students obtain gainful employment in their field of study.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) recently hosted a Transfer Nursing Fair in the lobby of the Health Education Building. The event was well attended by current RN students and potential RN to BSN transfer students. The goal of the event was to provide students with an opportunity to gather information on several BSN programs from our area. A total of eight schools were present. Together they represented four different states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. These schools were highly interested in recruiting our nursing students to continue their education at their institutions after graduating from NACC.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) student Adan Morales is thriving in his internship at Roof Curb Systems (RCS). He began co-oping there while a student at NACC this spring semester. Morales is the first intern to be hosted by RCS, located in Trenton, Georgia. When he was hired, he was given two hours of his work day to be set aside for SolidWorks training. RCS also paid for him to take the SolidWorks Associates Exam, which he has passed.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that two dual enrollment students will be among the 200 graduates who will receive two-year degrees on May 17 at the College’s 50th Commencement. Both will receive high school diplomas and college degrees this May. The students are Emma Winkels of Henagar and Lexus Eyman of Fort Payne.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) in Rainsville, Alabama, hosted Daniel Wallace, author of the novel Big Fish. The college’s production of the Broadway play by the same name opened on April 21 and closed on May 1.
Several Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) SkillsUSA members and advisors attended the annual Alabama SkillsUSA Conference and Championships Career Expo event in Birmingham, AL on April 19th-21st. This three-day event is a state-level competition for high school and college students enrolled in career and technical education programs.
The Northeast Alabama Adult Education Program will have its annual GED® Graduation for GED® recipients on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 7 PM at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. The graduation will honor all GED® recipients from DeKalb, Jackson and Marshall Counties.
The Psi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Northeast Alabama Community College was recently recognized and awarded for achievement at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention held in National Harbor, MD, on April 7-9, 2016. Phi Theta Kappa officers Natalie Hitchcock, Griffin Horton, Ramsey Knott, Trent Linderman, and Hannah Wootten attended the convention, accompanied by Chapter Advisor, Brad Fricks.
Northeast Alabama Community College’s fiftieth graduation ceremony will take place at 7 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Northeast Alabama AgriBusiness Center on Highway 75 in Rainsville. Dr. David Campbell, NACC President, is pleased to announce the keynote speaker this year is Mrs. Brenda Standridge, Future Site Manager of the Google Widow’s Creek Data Center.
Northeast Alabama Community College will host Human Trafficking Awareness Training on its campus. The dates and times are Tuesday, April 26, 9 am until 11 am and 2 pm until 4 pm; and Wednesday, April 27, 9 am until 11 am and 2 pm until 4 pm. These multiple sessions are being made available to accommodate law enforcement and first responder schedules.
Students in the Southern literature class at Northeast Alabama Community College attended the annual “Writers at Work” seminar sponsored by the Chattanooga State Humanities Department. The guest writers for this event were Ron Rash and Robert Morgan, both members of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Northeast Alabama Community College (Northeast) Foundation recently received funds for a new scholarship that will be awarded to Valley Head High School seniors planning to attend Northeast Alabama Community College. Charlean Smith made a donation in memory of her husband Mr. Donald “Cleo” Smith. The Cleo Smith Scholarship is a one-time gift of $500.00, and can be used toward tuition or books.
In November 2015, Northeast Alabama Community College received a State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) grant for the preservation and digitization of the oral history interviews conducted by Jackson County author Dr. Ronald H. Dykes. NACC was one of nineteen local government or local historical entities across Alabama to receive a SHRAB grant for 2015.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) in Rainsville, Alabama, is hosting “A Morning with Daniel Wallace” on Friday, April 29, in the college’s Tom Bevill Lyceum as part of the College’s Arts and Humanities Speakers’ Forum. Award-winning author and Alabama native, Daniel Wallace, will speak at 9 AM and will sign books at 10 AM. The event is free and open to the public.
Joan Tucker, Instructor of English and Yearbook Sponsor at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), has been chosen as the Dr. Charles M. Pendley Founders’ Chair Most Outstanding Faculty Member for 2015-2016. The announcement was made recently by the Founders’ Chair Committee at a college luncheon.
Twenty-eight high schoolers from Jackson and DeKalb counties participated in the first ever High School Engineering Experience, LEAP into Engineering Technology, hosted recently by Northeast Alabama Community College.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Concert Band and Chamber Winds Ensemble will be in concert on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the Music Auditorium of the Beck Health and Fine Arts Building at Northeast.
Northeast Alabama Community College believes in providing arts education opportunities. In addition to plays, a summer workshop is offered at the college for 50 students ages 10-15. Also offered are two FREE programs: Outreach, which takes place at high schools with a 50-minute presentation on arts opportunities for 9th graders, and Artreach, for invited 5th graders for a 3-hour educational workshop based upon the state arts curriculum.
Three Northeast Alabama Community College theatre scholarship students as well as Theatre Office Manager/Theatre Outreach Coordinator, Regan McClung, along with 4,000 other theatre professionals, recently travelled to the 67th Annual Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Greensboro, NC. While this is the 11th year for NACC to travel to the convention, each year brings new and exciting workshops, play festivals, job interviews, and audition opportunities for students.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) in Rainsville, Alabama, held its annual Arts and Humanities Speakers Forum on March 10, 2016, featuring award-winning author George Singleton. Singleton addressed a group of over 250 in the college’s Tom Bevill Lyceum and followed his presentation with a book signing. That evening Singleton spoke to a standing room only audience of more than 75 in the college’s library, which was also followed with a book signing and reception.
Members of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) recently attended the Sigma Tau Delta/Sigma Kappa Delta National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1-5, 2016.
Northeast Alabama Community College presented a health seminar on Healthy Living on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The lecturer was Betina Justice, owner of Core Fitness in Scottsboro, Alabama. Justice has 30 years in the business of health and fitness and was an adjunct faculty member at Chattanooga State College.
To celebrate Read Across America: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Northeast Alabama Community College Child Development students visited Pre-K classrooms on March 1, 2, and 3. They read to the children and did literacy activities in Pre-K’s, Childcare centers, and public schools all over Jackson and DeKalb counties.
The Alabama Ballet with its company of 40 dancers, beautiful staging and magnificent lighting performed the funny, adventurous and delightful love story of Don Quixote on Northeast Alabama Community College’s stage in the Tom Bevill Lyceum on February 13, 2016.
Northeast Alabama Community College, in collaboration with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, recently hosted history and social study educators from local K-12 schools for a workshop titled “Bringing It Home: Utilizing Local History in the K-12 Classroom: The Civil War in Northeast Alabama and Surrounding Areas.”
Northeast Alabama Community College held its first ever Sand Mountain Soiree on Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. in the Tom Bevill Lyceum and the event was a sellout. The crowd was welcomed by NACC President Dr. David Campbell.
The Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation Board met in the William M. Beck Health and Fine Arts Building earlier in February for a lunch business meeting.
On February 11, 2016, Northeast Alabama Community College hosted an exhibit, lecture, and discussion of Sand Mountain Pottery in the Archives and Special Collections Room of the Cecil B. Word Learning Resources Center.
Northeast Alabama Community College is pleased to announce that eight students made the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Huntingdon College. These students achieved a 3.8 or higher grade point average for the fall 2015 semester. Huntingdon operates an Evening Bachelor’s Degree Program located on the NACC campus, which enables students to stay and complete their bachelor’s degree.
“Stroke 101” was the topic of a free public health lecture at Northeast Alabama Community College on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The lecture was presented by NACC nursing alumni Jillian McKenzie, Stroke Program Coordinator at Erlanger Regional Medical Center.
Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Northeast Alabama Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges
Northeast Alabama Community College cordially invites you to attend an exhibit, lecture, and discussion of Sand Mountain Pottery on February 11, 2016
Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), announces that the Arlene E. Grede Academic Scholarship.
Northeast Alabama Community College has planned several activities in celebration of Black History Month. Students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public, are encouraged to attend and participate in the events.
This week, the 2016 Scale Back Alabama program began signing up participants. The free, statewide weight-loss program actually kicked off last Friday by breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people on one scale.
Northeast Alabama Community College recently presented the Northeast Alabama Marine Corps League with a check of $750 to help a disabled Veteran in the community.
Northeast Alabama Community College Emergency Medical Services Program and the Air Evac Lifeteam Training Center will be presenting Continuing Education opportunities on January 22 and January 27 from 9 am until 4 pm.
You will not want to miss one of Northeast Alabama Community College’s most looked forward to events of the New Year. James Farmer, Editor at Large for Southern Living, will be on campus as guest presenter for NACC’s first ever Sand Mountain Soiree
The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Foundation Board hosted its annual Holiday Gala on Friday, December 11th, in the William M. Beck Health & Fine Arts Building.