Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Gadsden State Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
Faculty, staff, and students at Gadsden State have worked to brighten the holiday season for many in the community through various charitable efforts. The Christmas Charity Showcase, which is held every November in conjunction with the Miss Gadsden State Community College Pageant, was the biggest fundraiser coordinated by the College. More than $5,000 was raised during the twentieth annual event and silent auction with all proceeds being donated to the Salvation Army. Since the program began in 1994, more than $78,500 has been donated to charitable organizations.
Savannah Wash of Jasper was crowned the new Miss Gadsden State Community College 2015. Miss Wash is a freshman, majoring in general studies. She received a two-semester scholarship to Gadsden State, a $600 cash scholarship and numerous other prizes. In addition, she also received the lifestyle and fitness award. She was crowned by Victoria Cleveland, Miss Gadsden State Community College 2014. The first alternate to Miss Gadsden State and the winner of the talent award was Breanna Lucas from Springville. Miss Lucas received $300 in cash scholarships.
The 14th annual Etowah County Water Festival is slated for Friday, December 12 on the Wallace Drive Campus of Gadsden State Community College from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. An estimated 1,400 fourth-graders from Etowah County schools are expected to attend the fun and innovative event.