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GSCC Community College Month Celebration

March 31st, 2015

April is National Community College Month and Gadsden State, a member institution of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), is joining with community colleges across the state and nation to celebrate.  The ACCS is the state’s single largest system of public higher education and is Alabama’s most affordable and accessible system of higher education.  Through academic transfer, workforce development, and adult education the System makes a positive impact on the more than 250,000 people served each year and on the people of the state.  Approximately 15,000 community college students transfer each year to public four-year institutions while others graduate into career technical fields leading directly to employment.  ACCS institutions partner with business, industry, and government, to provide customized training for companies, job skills training, workforce development services, and specialized services for Alabama workers and job seekers.

In 2014, the Alabama Community College System enrolled more than 8,100 high school students in its dual enrollment and early college programs providing high-achieving students with rigorous courses beyond those offered at the secondary level; almost 3,700 scholarships were awarded to students enrolled in ACCS career technical education courses—preparing them for high-wage, high-demand occupations; and served more than 29,000 individuals through the adult literacy education programs and services awarding more than 4,900 GED® Certificates.  In addition, the Alabama Technology Network which a part of the ACCS, provided innovative technical assistance that improved efficiency and profitability to hundreds of businesses. Alabama businesses, with the help of ATN, increased profits by more than $129,000,000.

Gadsden State’s annual observance of Community College Month will include: campus tours for community members, a showcase of successful students/graduates on Facebook (visit GSCC pages), editorials from the administrative cabinet, faculty/staff-sponsored children’s book drives, an employment opportunity fair for job seekers, personal enrichment classes through Continuing Education, the annual international festival, an evening of fine arts featuring the music department, athletic events, student juried art show opening reception, and a variety of other events and activities highlighting each campus along with its faculty members and staff.

For more information contact Pam Clough at 256-549-8462, GSCC Public Relations at 256-549-8223, visit “News & Events” on the Gadsden State home page at http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/calendar/ or click on the Community College Month button.

Activities during the month include the following:

1-17    Gadsden State Cherokee Children’s Book Drive:  Benefitting Cherokee County Head Start, accepting new and gently used books (256-927-1805)

7          Campus Tour:  East Broad & Wallace Drive, vans will leave Wallace Hall at 1, 2, & 3 pm

  • MASH @ McClellan/ C.A.R.E. FAIR (256-238-9348):  10 am – 1 pm (256-549-8329)
  • Phi Theta Kappa/McClellan Goes Green in 2015: Faculty/staff collecting used children’s books for area elementary schools
  • Cardinal Softball vs. Snead State: GSCC Complex, 2 & 4 pm (256-549-8310)
  • Massage Therapy Clinics:  Helderman Hall, 8:30, 10:00, & 11:30 am or 1:30 pm, EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY (Call 256-549-8326 to schedule an appointment)
  • Personal Enrichment Class:  Introduction to Tap Dance, pre-registration required (256-549-8305)

9          Community College Month Proclamation:  Calhoun County Commission Meeting, 10 am

10        International Festival:  Gadsden Convention Hall, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, Doors open at 4 pm, Food vendors – 6 pm. Tickets available International Office, Naylor Hall Room 108                             (256-549-8438)

12-17  National Library Week:  GS Cherokee-interactive display of the “Top 10 Apps for College Students”

13        Community College Month Proclamation:  Cherokee County Commission, 10 am; Cleburne County Commission, 5 pm

13-17  Personal Enrichment Class:  Become a licensed insurance agent, 8 am– Noon, pre-registration is required (256-549-8305)

14        Cardinal Softball vs. Central Alabama: GSCC Complex, 2 & 4 pm (256-549-8310)

  • VUB Resume/Interview Workshop:  Wallace Drive Campus, 11 am – 1 pm (256-549-8286)
  • Gadsden State Cherokee: Campus tour, 1-3 pm; Xtreme Cherokee-Under the Big Top, 10 am-1 pm

15        Spring Employment Opportunity Fair:  East Broad Auditorium, 9 – 11:30 am (256-549-8635)

16        G-DAY /Throw Back Thursday: Softball Complex, 10 am – 2 pm (256-549-8329)

  • An Evening of Fine Arts:  Featuring GSCC Music Department, Wallace Hall, 6 pm (256-549-8394)
  • Gadsden State Cherokee:  Career Café – Free baked goods/drinks for students in library, 6-8 pm; Resume Building presentation, 10 am-Noon; Interview Skills presentation, 2-3 pm

17        Etowah County Career Fair (High school juniors):  Wallace Hall, 8:30 am – 2 pm (256-439-6861)

18        Cardinal Softball vs. Shelton State:  Softball Complex, 2/4 p.m. (256-549-8310)

20        Priority Registration for Summer Semester begins at 8 a.m.

20-24  Personal Enrichment Class:  Become a licensed insurance agent, 8 am – 12 pm, must pre-register

21        Registration for Summer Semester 2015:  All Other registration begins at 8 a.m.

  • Valley Street Campus Tour:  1-3 pm (256-549-8671)
  • Community College Month Proclamation:  Etowah County Commission Meeting, 10 am
  • VUB Tech Tuesday BYOD/Learn to use iPad/iPod Touch:  Wallace Drive Campus 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (256-549-8286)

28        Anniston Honors Day Program:  2 pm, Ayers Campus, 2nd Floor Pierce Cain Learning Resource Center (256-549-8485)

  • McClellan Center Campus Tour:  10 am-2 pm (256-238-9357/8553)

29        Gadsden Honors Day Program:  2 pm, Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center (256-549-8485)

  • Ayers Campus Tour:  1-3 pm (256-835-5451)

30        McClellan Bookworms:  Brown Bag Lunch @ noon, Saltwater Kisses by Krista Lakes

  • Leadership Society Induction Ceremony:  Browder Hall Auditorium, 6 pm (256-549-8329)
  • Juried Student Art Exhibition:  Opening reception, 6 pm, Meadows Gallery (256-549-8395); Exhibit on display through July 31

 

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GSCC Singers Spring Tour

March 31st, 2015

The Gadsden State Community College Singers and A Cappella Choir, under the direction of J.T. Harrell, will be touring Northeast Florida and Southeast Alabama April 8-12.  The tour will take the group to Alabama Baptist State Convention Chapel Service; Troy University; Wallace State Community College; Covenant United Methodist, Dothan, Florida; Baptist Theological College; Northwest

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April News: Summer Registration Begins April 20

March 31st, 2015

EDUCATION BRIEFS

 GSCC Priority Online Registration April 20

Gadsden State Community College Priority Online Registration for Summer Semester 2015 begins Monday, April 20 at 8 a.m.  Currently-enrolled students who have completed 24 semester hours at Gadsden State, and have a 2.0 GPA or higher qualify for priority registration. Regular online registration begins Tuesday, April 21 at 8 a.m. To register, visit www.gadsdenstate.edu  and click on the

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Celebrating GSCC

March 27th, 2015

by

Martha G. Lavender, PhD, Interim President

April is Community College Awareness Month – and it’s the right time to take a closer look at Gadsden State Community College (GSCC). If you haven’t been a student, a parent/relative of a student, or a visitor on one of our campuses, you may not be aware of the impact GSCC has made on our students, the workforce, or our local communities. We are truly a place where dreams come to life for aspiring students of all ages and career interests. With our open door admission policy, EVERY student is given an opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.

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Cardinal Athletes, Coach Receive ACCC Honors

March 25th, 2015

Three Gadsden State student-athletes and head coach received Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Region XXII North Division honors.  Lady Cardinals’ sophomore center Carla Clemmons (Rome, Ga.) and freshman guard Kaelyn Irby (Cartersville, Ga.) were named to the All-Region and All-ACCC North Division first teams. Clemmons averaged 16.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per

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International Festival Tickets Available

March 17th, 2015

Gadsden State International Programs will host its 37th annual International Festival, “The Places You’ll Go,” on April 10 at Convention Hall in Gadsden. The festival includes displays showcasing countries from around the world and highlights international food and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now until April 8 at the Wallace Hall online box office at

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C.A.R.E. Fair March 25 (Gadsden) & April 7 (Anniston)

March 11th, 2015

The Gadsden State Counseling and Advising Center is sponsoring a C.A.R.E. (Community Agencies Ready to Engage) Fair March 25 at Inzer Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden from 10:00 a.m. to noon and April 7 at the McClellan Center in Anniston from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Various service providers and community agencies will be available to share human services information related to

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Top 10 Talent Winners & Changes in COMPASS Testing

March 6th, 2015

Top Ten Talent Show Winners Announced

The show of “Top 10 Talents” at Gadsden State Community College recently competed at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center in an annual event sponsored by Student Activities. The ten acts chosen to perform at the talent show were selected from previously held campus-wide auditions. Ciannia “CC” Bynum of Leesburg wowed the audience with a spirited rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me” to

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All campuses are open.

March 6th, 2015

All campuses are open.

Greater Gadsden Home Builders Association Awards Scholarships to GSCC Students

December 2nd, 2014

The Greater Gadsden Home Builders Association (GGHBA) is helping support the next generation of skilled workers by awarding scholarships to Gadsden State Community College students. The association, whose mission is to give consumers in the Gadsden area the confidence needed to choose contractors for home builds and remodels, also, prides itself on contributing thousands of hours each year to community-based programs.

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STUDENTS! Help Finding Your New Student ID – G number

July 3rd, 2012

STUDENTS!! HELP FINDING YOUR NEW STUDENT ID – G NUMBER

Beginning Fall 2012, students will be using a new administrative software.  In order to log into your student account, you will need your new student identification or G#.  If you do not already know your G#, please follow these directions to retrieve your new student ID.

 

  1. Go to https://ssb.gadsdenstate.edu
  2. Select the first option that says “Enter Secure Area”
  3. If you know your G#, this is where you would enter it.  If you do not know your G#, you can enter your old GSCC Student ID OR your Social Security Number.  The PIN is your six-digit birthdate. (mmddyy).  You will be required to change your PIN the first time you sign in.
  4. Click on “Student Button”; then click “Student Records”; then “View Student Information”.   The G# will be in the top right hand corner.
  5. You will need to memorize your G# and have it available when you visit any office on campus.  (Note: The “G” must always be capitalized or upper case when you log in.)