Joshua Alexander Lance, a senior at Plainview High School and a dual enrollment student at Northeast Alabama Community College, will participate in both high school and college graduation ceremonies this May.
He has completed his studies and will graduate with honors from NACC. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Mu Alpha Theta. He completed six college-level mathematics courses with all As and eight college-level science courses with all As. His major is Biomedical Engineering.
“Joshua’s work demonstrates the great benefits of dual enrollment,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “Not only has he achieved a high quality education, but by taking dual enrollment through Northeast, the cost savings are substantial compared to four-year college tuition.”
Participating in Dual Enrollment gives Joshua the opportunity to move forward in his college career, as well as a stepping-stone to the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Joshua was presented with the Presidential Honors Scholarship to UAB the where he plans to complete his undergraduate work in Biomedical Engineering and then enter medical school where he plans to become an anesthesiologist.
Joshua’s activities at PHS included the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Society of High School Scholars, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, basketball team, tennis team, and Junior Civitan Club. In addition to his school activities, Joshua tutors high school students in math and chemistry. He has volunteered for church mission trips to Mobile, Alabama to serve in sports camps and Vacation Bible Schools in 2014-2016. He has assisted in stocking and organizing the Nazareth Baptist Church food pantry that helps families in need. Joshua volunteered to assist in the organization of student areas at Moon Lake Elementary School and gave the students a demonstration on how to fly a drone. Joshua works on a poultry farm, operates farm equipment, repairs simple machinery and helps maintain the equipment.
Dual enrollment allows students to receive both high school and college credit for a college course taught at the high school, online, or on the NACC campus during the fall, spring, or summer term. The dual enrollment program allows high schools students to begin their college courses while still in high school. Academic and technical courses are offered during the day, evening, and online.
For more information about Dual Enrollment at NACC, contact Staci Miller, dual enrollment advisor, at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2225, or by email at email@example.com.
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