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Announcements/Education Briefs

VUB Healthcare Benefits Workshop

Gadsden State Community College Veterans Upward Bound will host a VA Healthcare Benefits Workshop in Inzer Hall, Room 111 on Friday, February 25 from 9 am – Noon. 

The workshop topics will include VA healthcare benefits, information on PTSD, readjustment, marriage and family counseling (for veterans and their families), and veterans benefits. There will also be a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity to enroll on-site for VA healthcare benefits.  The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information about this event please call 256-549-8286 or 256-549-8328.


Gadsden State Concludes Black History Month Celebration

Gadsden State Community College has several events planned to complete its celebration of Black History Month. The Valley Street Campus in conjunction with the HBCU Title III Program will sponsor an African-American Art Exhibit featuring local artists Habiba, Tony Reddick and Tiney Cole, Jr., and a display of the Civil Rights Movement in Etowah County in the student center February 21-25 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

On February 22, a synchronized “Black History Reading Tour” will have Gadsden State staff members share the significance of Black History through a book with Gadsden City School System 3rd grade students. Gadsden State International Club member, Steffon Middleton, will give a presentation entitled “Black Beauty”, an illustration of pride in being an African-American at 12:30 p.m. in the Inzer Cafeteria on the Wallace Drive Campus.    

The McClellan Center Library will host a movie viewing followed by discussion Wednesday, February 23, at 1:30 p.m.  For more information contact Dr. Michele Bradford, director of diversity and compliance at 256-439-6822 or


Tuesday Topics

Anniston, Ala.—The Gadsden State Community College Counseling and Advising Center is sponsoring a free seminar entitled “Developmental Anatomy—My How We Change!” with guest speaker Dr. Carrie Elzie, director of the Gross Anatomy & Anatomical Donor Program at UAB.  The focus of the program will be developmental disorders, and it will be held in Room 1229 at the McClellan Center on February 22 at 1:00 p.m.  All students, staff, and the community are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Cindy Greer at or 256-238-9348.

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