Archive for August, 2009

GADSDEN STATE’S VALLEY STREET CAMPUS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Gadsden, Ala.–The appearance of the Valley Street Campus of Gadsden State Community College is changing and it’s easy to see the improvements. “What we’re attempting to do,” said Valley Street Campus Director Carl Byers “is increase marketability.” While some of the changes are minor, like restriping the parking lots, others are more significant and could have a major impact on the students.

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GADSDEN STATE GRADUATE RECEIVES NFB SCHOLARSHIP

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Gadsden, Ala.–Gadsden State Community College graduate Ansley Dare Justice, of Opelika, was awarded a $3,000 scholarship from the National Federation of the Blind during the organization’s 69th annual convention in Detroit, Michigan this month. In addition, she received a $1,000 check and plaque from Ray Kurzwil, the new knfbReader Mobile (a $1345 value) presented by K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc., and the Kurzweil 1000 reading system software for a desktop computer (a $1,000 value) from Kurzweil Educational Systems. The knfbReader Mobile, developed by the National Federation of the Blind and inventor Ray Kurzweil, pairs renowned reading software with the Nokia 6220 Classic mobile phone to create the smallest text-to-speech reading device in history. (more…)

AYERS FOUNDATION AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Four Gadsden State Community College students have been awarded scholarships from the Harry M. Ayers State Technical College Foundation, Inc. The one year scholarships are valued at $3160 each. Randy Harvey, executive director of the foundation, said, “One of the primary reasons we exist is to help our local community college and students within our service area.”

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