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“SMARTHINKING” Online Tutoring Available/Ed Briefs


“SMARTHINKING”, an online student tutoring and academic assistance service, is now available at Gadsden State Community College.

“SMARTHINKING” is open to Gadsden State students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students will be able to receive support and study resources in areas such as; math, English, science, and office administration. The service can be accessed through blackboard.  If students have questions, or need assistance with service contact the Counseling and Advising Center at 256-549-8307.


Spring Withdrawal Date Changes

The date to withdraw from a class or to do a complete withdrawal from Gadsden State Community College has changed. The final day to withdraw from Spring Full Term or Mini II must do so by April 15.  Individual class withdrawals can be done online through the Banner student system. Complete withdrawals must be done in the Records Office.  For more information contact the Registrar’s office at 256-549-8259.


Southern Belle Auditions March 13-14

Auditions for the Gadsden State Community College Southern Belle dance team will be held Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14 beginning at 2:00 p.m. each day, in the band room at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center located on the Wallace Drive Campus.  The audition and workshop are open to female students planning to attend Gadsden State during Fall Semester 2013.  Dancers should come prepared to learn and perform a dance routine for the audition.  Dancers will perform the audition routine in a group but will be scored individually.

The Southern Belle dancers have been performing for college and community events for more than 30 years, including the Miss Gadsden State Pageant and Christmas Charity Showcase.  Dancers chosen to participate with the Southern Belles will be awarded scholarships.  For more information contact Kay Smith-Foster, director and choreographer, at 256-549-8224 or


McClellan Bookworms Monthly Meeting

The McClellan Bookworms will meet Friday, February 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the McClellan Center Conference Room.  The book of the month is Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen.  More about the book can be found at the author’s website: For more information contact Melinda Harvey, Gadsden State Community College librarian at 256-549-9352 or 8548.


Health Sciences Employment Opportunity Fair

The Office of Career Services at Gadsden State Community College will host a Health Sciences Employment Opportunity Fair Wednesday, February 27 at Helderman Hall located on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All health science majors and the general public are welcome to attend at no cost.  Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé.  Recruiters or employers interested in registering for the event should contact Cynthia Foster at 256-549-8635 or



Cardinals Celebrate Homecoming           

Mollie Strickland of Gadsden was crowned Homecoming Queen 2013 during the ceremonies at half-time of the men’s basketball game. The Homecoming Court consisted of eight couples selected as Campus Favorites representing the six campuses of Gadsden State.  Strickland, a sophomore majoring in physical therapy, was crowned by the reigning Miss Gadsden State Suzanne Bruton and Gadsden State President Raymond W. Staats.  The Cardinals Homecoming Queen is the female campus favorite receiving the most votes in a college-wide student election. Yuko Akamine (Japan), Tionna Bowers (Centre), Michele Chandler and Erica Maxwell (Piedmont), Taylor Hollis (Weaver), Anna Marie Kennedy (Alexandria), and Ugomo Ozor-Ilo (Oxford) were also chosen as campus favorites.  Escorts for the Homecoming court were Skylar Abernathy (Centre), Dylan Burns and Jay Morris (Anniston), Chance Heath (Alexandria), Michael Holt (Rainbow City), Jarrod Petty (Elkmont), Arthur Reynolds (Attalla), and Charles Spencer (Gadsden).



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