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Education Briefs & PSAs

Friday, August 15th, 2014

ACT Prep, Driver’s Ed & Other Courses Offered through Continuing Ed.

The Gadsden State Continuing Education Department will offer classes this fall with high school students in mind as well as lifelong learners. By taking advantage of the ACT Prep, high school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to prepare before the final 2014 ACT Test date of December 13 and meet the mid-December scholarship deadlines for many 4-year


Be the Next Miss Gadsden State

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Gadsden State female students interested in competing for the Miss Gadsden State Community College Pageant crown are encouraged to submit an application by Monday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.  An orientation session for contestants will be held Tuesday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center, room 128. The Pageant is part of the Miss America Organization, the world’s largest competitive scholarship program for young women.  Participants in this preliminary must perform a 90-second talent and perform choreographed numbers during the pageant.  Contestants will also select a platform or cause for which they feel passionate about, and spend time supporting this cause. The judging categories include interview, on-stage question, talent, evening wear and lifestyle and fitness.  As Miss Gadsden State Community College 2015, the winner will fill an important role as a leader and receive a two-semester scholarship to Gadsden State.  Additional scholarship opportunities will be provided through participation at the Miss Alabama Pageant next June.

The Miss Gadsden State Pageant will be held Friday, November 7 at Wallace Hall in Gadsden.

Miss GSCC 2014 Victoria Cleveland

Miss GSCC 2014 Victoria Cleveland

Find out more information concerning the required criteria and the pageant event at or contact Dr. Judy Hill at 256-549-8329 or Students or parents may also contact Kay Smith-Foster at 256-549-8224 or



Tech Students Compete at SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Gadsden State Community College technical students representing the Ayers, East Broad, and Valley Street campuses recently competed at the 50th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City. Two Gadsden State students placed in the top 10 at the national competition. Donny Dunn of Weaver placed 5th in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration while Drake Weaver of Crossville placed 8th in Collision Repair.


Zebrafish Workshop at Gadsden State August 6-8

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Gadsden State Community College’s Aquaculture Department will host a unique workshop August 6-8 on the Wallace Drive Campus—the first hands-on workshop for Zebrafish training.  The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) is co-sponsoring the impressive workshop through Gadsden State’s Zebrafish Husbandry Education Program.  The Zebrafish Husbandry