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All-Alabama Academic Team/Leadership Day/Student Art Exhibit

Two students were selected to represent Gadsden State Community College as members of the All-Alabama Academic Team. Meagan Clark of Glencoe and

Jessica Crook of Alexandria were honored at a dinner in Montgomery where they were recognized by the Alabama Community College System and received $1,000 academic scholarships from the All-USA Academic Program.

Clark is majoring in education and plans to teach English. She is an Academic All-American with a 4.0 GPA and won third place in the NJCAA Cross Country State Competition. She was also chosen for Who’s Who among Community College Students and served as president of Phi Theta Kappa. 

Crook is vice president of Phi Theta Kappa and serves as a tutor in biology, English, and math for Student Support Services. In addition to obtaining a 4.0 GPA, she is very active with campus projects such as food drives, Toys for Tots, Read America, and Clean the Coosa.

All-Alabama Academic team members are nominated by faculty members and are reviewed by a committee. To be eligible, students must have a 3.25 minimum GPA, must complete at least 12 hours at the nominating college and be involved in campus activities. Each community college in the Alabama Community College System nominates two students. The All-Alabama Academic team nominees are also entered in the All-USA Academic team competition, which is sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa.

Both Clark and Crook participated in the inaugural Alabama Community College System Leadership Day held in Montgomery. They joined Gadsden State students Kelvin Dixon, Roderick Ford, and Katie Jones, along with administrators Dr. Raymond W. Staats, president; Dr. Valerie Richardson, vice president; and Dr. Jim Prucnal, dean of financial and administrative services for a Legislative Breakfast.  Governor Robert Bentley, Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and other state dignitaries welcomed more than 300 representatives from community colleges throughout the state in celebration and recognition of Community College Month. After the breakfast, the students toured the State House to observe the House of Representatives and Senate while in session. 


2012 Juried Student Art Exhibit at Gadsden State

Gadsden, Ala.—The Gadsden State Community College Art Department will host a reception Thursday, May 3 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., for the opening of the 2012 Juried Student Art Exhibition in Meadows Gallery.  The gallery is located in the Meadows Library, located on the Wallace Drive Campus. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.  The exhibition will remain on display through July 30.  For more information contact Mario Gallardo at 256-549-8395 or   


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