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07/30/2020

​​​​​​​Gadsden State announces plans for fall semester operations

Gadsden State Community College President Martha Lavender has announced that the College will begin fall semester classes as planned on Aug. 19.

08/07/2020

Gadsden State hosts drive-up information session

Gadsden State Community College is hosting drive-up information sessions for ACE Institute,

08/04/2020

Gadsden State announces Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Gadsden State is pleased to announce the availability of emergency financial aid for Fall 2020.

08/03/2020

Positive Case list

Positive COVID-19 Cases at Gadsden State

07/28/2020

Gadsden State to host a virtual orientation for incoming freshmen

Last chance to participate in the Cardinal Commit orientation program

07/27/2020

Cardinal athletes, teams receive national and state academic recognition

The NJCAA recognized 15 Gadsden State student-athletes and two athletic teams for their academic achievement; the ACCC honored 26 Cardinals and two athletic teams.

07/24/2020

Advisement sessions for potential Gadsden State Cherokee nursing students scheduled

Gadsden State Cherokee is hosting advisement sessions for those interested in pursuing an associate degree in registered nursing.

07/21/2020

Gadsden State drive-thru graduation details

Gadsden State Community College has announced more details about the upcoming drive-thru graduation that is replacing the traditional commencement ceremonies due to the threat of spreading COVID-19.

07/17/2020

45-Day Report for Gadsden State’s CARES Act

Report regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Emergency Student Financial Aid Grants

07/16/2020

Gadsden State Face Mask Policies

GSCC face mask policies for students and employees

07/15/2020

ACT prep courses offered in person or online

Students planning to take the standardized test in September

07/14/2020

 NJCAA announces plan of action for community college sports

All winter sports competition will begin in January

07/13/2020

Positive COVID-19 case reported on Valley Street Campus

Valley Street Campus has tested positive for COVID-19

07/08/2020

Gadsden State’s Cardinal Foundation offers scholarships

The Cardinal Foundation is accepting applications for several scholarships to provide tuition assistance to qualified Gadsden State Community College students.

07/08/2020

Gadsden State to host a virtual orientation for incoming freshmen

Incoming freshmen at Gadsden State Community College are invited to participate in a virtual summer orientation for new students known as Cardinal Commit.

07/08/2020

Positive COVID-19 cases reported

Quarantined and receiving medical treatment

07/06/2020

Gadsden State Continuing Education Program offers four summer courses

ACT, CPR, Drivers education, & Photography

07/06/2020

Gadsden State cancels commencement ceremonies; schedules ‘drive-through’ event

Gadsden State Community College has cancelled its upcoming commencement ceremonies.

06/25/2020

Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

Currently quarantined and receiving medical treatment

06/22/2020

COVID-19 TESTING SERVICES

Testing services available free of charge

06/15/2020

Gadsden State opens campus to limited numbers of students

Students on campus

06/10/2020

Gadsden State to host Race to ACE Drive-Thru 2020 

High school students in their sophomore, junior or senior year are invited to attend one of three upcoming Race to ACE Drive-Thru at Gadsden State Community College.

06/01/2020

Some employees return to Gadsden State campuses

A limited number of faculty and staff members returned to Gadsden State Community College offices today following a 76-day closure of all five campuses due to the spread of COVID-19.

05/28/2020

30-Day Report for Gadsden State’s CARES Act

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

05/28/2020

Gadsden State spring semester dean's list released

The Spring Semester 2020 Dean’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender.

05/28/2020

Gadsden State releases spring semester president's list

The Spring Semester 2020 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender. 

05/20/2020

Students earn membership into national college honor society

The Rho Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Gadsden State Community College has released the names of students recently earning membership into the honor society.   

05/13/2020

Students selected to serve as Gadsden State Ambassadors

Gadsden State Community College has announced the selection of 16 students to serve as an ambassador for the 2020-21 academic year.

05/13/2020

Gadsden State president announces instructional, return-to-work plans

Ready-to-Work Plan

05/11/2020

Gadsden State to disburse CARES Act funds to eligible students

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will be distributed by May 22

05/06/2020

Completion of Census 2020 important for federally-funded programs in Etowah County

The Complete Count Committee in Etowah County remind all residents about the importance of participating in Census 2020.

05/06/2020

Cherokee County drastically below participation averages for Census 2020

Census participation in Cherokee County is drastically below the national average of 57.3 percent as well as the state percentage at 55.4 percent,

04/28/2020

Gadsden State technical students honored by national society

National Technical Honor Society

04/28/2020

Gadsden State selects Students of Distinction 

64 Students of Distinction

04/28/2020

Gadsden State selects Rising Scholars  

25 Rising Scholars

04/23/2020

Cardinal Foundation awards scholarships

Cardinal Foundation awards scholarships

04/22/2020

Gadsden State hosts virtual Honors Day program

Ayers Campus

04/22/2020

Gadsden State hosts virtual Honors Day program

Etowah and Cherokee Campuses

04/08/2020

Gadsden State donates PPE to area medical facilities

PPE donations

04/08/2020

Gadsden State delays summer semester, schedules commencement ceremonies

delays summer semester, schedules commencement ceremonies

04/08/2020

Ribbons of Hope symbolizing faith, hope, love and prayer

Ribbons of Hope

04/03/2020

Briefs: Swoop Sprint Cancelled/Virtual UAB Night/Scholarship Deadlines

The Cardinal Foundation, a support organization of Gadsden State Community College, has cancelled the Swoop Sprint, a 5K race

04/01/2020

Cherokee County Civitan Club offers $1,000 scholarship to GSCC student

The Cherokee County Civitan Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying student with a disability at Gadsden State Community College.

04/01/2020

Gadsden State offers on-campus WiFi hotspots to students 

WiFi Hotspots

03/31/2020

Gadsden State to reschedule commencement ceremony, host virtual Honors Day programs 

Host virtual Honors Day programs 

03/30/2020

Gadsden State DMS program receives accreditation

Gadsden State is the only college in Alabama that offers a comprehensive DMS program that covers abdomen, OB/GYN and vascular in one associate degree program.

03/27/2020

Alabama Community College System to Extend Online Instruction through Spring Semester, Postpones All Spring Graduation Activities

Online Instruction through Spring Semester

03/27/2020

Alabama Community College System to Extend Online Instruction through Spring Semester, Postpones All Spring Graduation Activities

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) announced today that online instruction will continue at all of its campuses through the remainder of the spring semester.

03/19/2020

Gadsden State Alumni Association Scholarship deadline extended to April 6  

The Gadsden State Community College Alumni Association is offering $1,000 scholarships to two currently-enrolled Gadsden State students.

03/19/2020

Gadsden State’s Cardinal Foundation extends application deadline to April 6

The Cardinal Foundation is accepting applications for several scholarships to provide tuition assistance to qualified Gadsden State Community College students.

03/18/2020

Companies offer assistance for students transitioning to online courses 

Companies offer assistance for students

03/16/2020

Gadsden State to transition to alternative instruction delivery in response to COVID-19

Stay informed on Gadsden State's status

03/16/2020

Cardinal athletes receive ACCC honors

Gadsden State Community College student-athletes Jalexis Russell and Corien Frazier were recently honored at the conclusion of the Alabama Community College Conference Region XXII North Division basketball tournament. 

03/06/2020

Gadsden State Priority Registration for Summer begins March 18

Priority Online Registration at Gadsden State Community College for the 2020 summer terms begins at 8 a.m. March 18.

03/05/2020

Gadsden State offers ACT test preparation course series

Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Division is offering an ACT Prep course series beginning in March. 

03/05/2020

Gadsden State to host Preview Days 2020

Prospective students of all ages are invited to attend one of two upcoming Preview Days at Gadsden State Community College.

02/26/2020

Gadsden State Alumni Association, Walnut Gallery team up for free event

The Gadsden State Community College Alumni Association and the Walnut Gallery is hosting “An Acoustic Evening with Alumni and Art” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 13. All alumni and Gadsden State supporters are invited to attend the free event.

02/20/2020

Gadsden State releases fall President's List

The Fall Semester 2019 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender. 

02/20/2020

Gadsden State releases fall Dean's List

The Fall Semester 2019 Dean’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender.

02/19/2020

Alan Wallace named new chief information officer

Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender announced that Alan Wallace has accepted the position of chief information officer.

02/18/2020

Gadsden State to host annual International Festival

Gadsden State Community College is home to the Alabama Language Institute and a renowned international program that attracts almost 100 students from around the world to gain an education, learn the English language and experience a new culture.

02/14/2020

​​​​​​​Gadsden State to host ribbon cutting for new science building

Gadsden State Community College is hosting a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 for the new science building constructed on the East Broad Campus. The public is invited to attend.

02/11/2020

Gadsden State Alumni Association presents annual awards honoring faculty, staff and alumni

The Gadsden State Community College Alumni Association honored several individuals at a luncheon held recently at the Beck Conference Center.

02/10/2020

Gadsden State Cherokee students, special needs individuals make connection

Students in the nursing program at Gadsden State Cherokee were provided a unique learning opportunity through a meet-and-greet with special needs children.

02/10/2020

Cardinal Foundation to host Swoop Sprint 5k

The Cardinal Foundation, a support organization of Gadsden State Community College, is hosting Swoop Sprint, a 5k run, at 9 a.m. April 11 on the Wallace Drive Campus. Monies collected during Swoop Sprint 5k will be used for student scholarships.

02/07/2020

Education Briefs

Learn more about the opportunities coming up soon at Gadsden State.

01/28/2020

Gadsden State to host study abroad experience in Ireland

Gadsden State Community College’s Language and Humanities Department is hosting a 10-day trip to Ireland as part of a study abroad program.

01/14/2020

Gadsden State Registered Nursing fall graduates announced

The Gadsden State Community College Division of Health Sciences recently held a fall pinning ceremony for graduates of the Registered Nursing program.

01/02/2020

Gadsden State to host ribbon cuttings on two campuses

Gadsden State Community College is hosting ribbon cuttings Jan. 7 for projects on the Wallace Drive and Ayers campuses.

12/20/2019

Education Briefs

Take a look at everything going on at Gadsden State next month.

12/16/2019

Gadsden State commencement ceremony planned for Dec. 19

The Fall Commencement for Gadsden State Community College will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 in the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center on the Wallace Drive Campus.

12/11/2019

Gadsden State hires new dean of Workforce Development

Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender announced that Alan Smith has accepted the position of the dean of Workforce Development.

11/27/2019

Gadsden State offers ACT test preparation course

Gadsden State Community College’s Continuing Education Division is offering an ACT Prep course ahead of the next testing date.

11/27/2019

Gadsden State faculty and staff win Chancellor’s Awards

Winners of the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards from Gadsden State Community College were recognized during the Alabama Community College Association Conference Nov. 24 in Montgomery.

11/22/2019

Gadsden State president announces teaching, staff excellence awards

Dr. Martha Lavender, president of Gadsden State Community College, announced the winners of the Exceptional Achievement in Teaching Awards and the Staff Excellence in Service Awards.

11/22/2019

Gadsden State A Cappella Choir and Singers plan Christmas tour

The Gadsden State Community College A Cappella Choir and Singers will be singing at many community events and churches during its annual Christmas Tour.

11/12/2019

Gadsden State’s Meadows Gallery presents the Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective

The Meadows Gallery at Gadsden State Community College is partnering with the Theatre of Gadsden to present the popular Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective.

11/08/2019

Lady Cardinals to be honored at community pep rally

The Gadsden State Community College Lady Cardinals volleyball team will be celebrated at a community pep rally sponsored by The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County and hosted by Back Forty Beer Co.

11/07/2019

Gadsden State to celebrate International Education Week

Gadsden State Community College will celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide during International Education Week Nov. 18-22.

11/05/2019

Gadsden State Lady Cardinals claim volleyball title

Gadsden State Community College Lady Cardinals won the National Junior College Athletic Association Gulf Atlantic District A/B Volleyball Championship.

11/01/2019

Gadsden State Happenings in Cherokee County

Gadsden State Cherokee has several student and community events scheduled to take place the month of November.

10/31/2019

Education Briefs from Gadsden State

Take a look at the events happening soon at Gadsden State

10/24/2019

Gadsden State to host study abroad experience in France

Gadsden State Community College’s Fine Arts Department is hosting a 10-day trip to France as part of a study abroad program. Students may enroll in the accompanying ART 109 class for college credit. Limited space is available for those in the community wh

10/24/2019

Gadsden State recognizes Presidential Scholars

Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender recognized students receiving the coveted Presidential Scholarship.

10/23/2019

Gadsden State to host Candy with the Cardinals, a community event

Gadsden State Community College is hosting Candy with the Cardinals, an event for students, faculty, staff and community members.

10/23/2019

Guest artists slated for the annual Gadsden State Jazz Festival 2019

Gadsden State Community College’s third annual Jazz Festival is calling attention to talented female jazz musicians through clinics, regional jazz ensemble performances, a concert and an after-party jam session.

10/21/2019

Gadsden State to host Alumni Tennis Tournament

Members of the Gadsden State Community College Cardinal Tennis Team – past and present – will meet on the courts of Gadsden Tennis Complex for the annual Alumni Tennis Tournament.

10/18/2019

Gadsden State seeks volunteers for Clean Home Alabama Initiative

Gadsden State Community College is partnering with residents and organizations in the communities it serves for the Clean Home Alabama Initiative.

10/17/2019

FAME program implemented to fill industry employment needs

Wesley Thornton is learning in an apprenticeship-style training program that provides working experience as well as training in a classroom and lab setting at Gadsden State Community College.

10/14/2019

Gadsden State Alumni Association, Walnut Gallery host first art exhibition

The Gadsden State Alumni Association and the Walnut Gallery recently held its inaugural Juried Alumni Art Exhibition showcasing local artists.

10/04/2019

Gadsden State offers ACT test preparation course

Gadsden State Community College’s Continuing Education Division is offering an ACT Prep course ahead of the next testing date.

09/26/2019

Gadsden State to host Mental Health Conference

Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Department and Division of Health Sciences is partnering with Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Alabama Area Health Education Centers to sponsor a Mental Health Conference.

09/26/2019

Education Briefs

There are a variety of events and student opportunities coming up next month at Gadsden State.

09/25/2019

Dean of Technical Education and Workforce Development retires after more than three decades

Since 1975, Gadsden State Community College has been a mainstay in Tim Green’s life – first as a student and then as an instructor, division chairman and dean.

09/16/2019

Centre native receives Gadsden State scholarship from women’s group

Megan Martin feels it was divine intervention when she became the recipient of the annual Women’s Club of Weiss Lake Scholarship to Gadsden State Community College.

09/13/2019

Gadsden State’s Public Relations and Marketing Department earns state awards

The Public Relations and Marketing Department earned six awards for exemplary work at the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association Conference.

08/26/2019

Gadsden State Cardinals team, tennis players receive ITA academic honors

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has recognized the Gadsden State Community College Cardinal Tennis Team as one of eight men’s All-Academic Teams in the National Junior College Athletic Association. 

08/20/2019

Gadsden State moves programs to Ayers Campus

Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Martha Lavender announced that all programs located at the College’s McClellan Center are in the process of moving to the Cheaha Center located on the Ayers Campus.

08/16/2019

Gadsden State Alumni are seeking submissions for an inaugural art exhibition

The Gadsden State Community College Alumni Advisory Board and Walnut Gallery announce a call for entries for the first Juried Alumni Art Exhibition.

08/08/2019

Gadsden State signs its first class of FAME students

Gadsden State signs its first class of FAME students

08/01/2019

August Education Briefs

August Education Briefs

07/30/2019

Gadsden State Student Wins Gold Medal at National SkillsUSA Competition

“I had the time of my life.”

07/22/2019

Gadsden State graduate earns citizenship and continues life’s new chapter

Retirees embark on a second career after 20-plus years of working.

07/17/2019

Cardinal athletes, teams honored by NJCAA

Recognizing 12 Gadsden State student-athletes and two athletic teams for their academic achievement.

07/11/2019

Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus hosts Girls Rock Robotics Camp

Girls-only robotics camp July 10-11 at the Ayers Campus

07/01/2019

Gadsden State to host Cardinal Commit for incoming freshmen

Cardinal Commit, a summer orientation for new students.

06/27/2019

Gadsden State to implement new registration system for fall semester registration

We are among the first to have access to a new, effective and easy-to-use registration system

06/26/2019

Gadsden State awards scholarships to ACE Institute students

Recent high school students who were dual enrolled were honored

06/26/2019

July Education Briefs

July Education Briefs

06/25/2019

Gadsden State releases spring semester honors list

The Spring Semester 2019 President’s List at Gadsden State Community College was released by President Martha Lavender.

06/21/2019

Summer photography courses at Gadsden State

Summer photography courses at Gadsden State

06/06/2019

Health Sciences Division holds spring pinning ceremonies

Health Sciences Division holds spring pinning ceremonies

05/31/2019

June Education Briefs

Services for cancer survivors, Swoop Sprint, student art exhibit, free college prep, Drive Safe, youth basketball camp, summer volleyball camp.

05/16/2019

Gadsden State Announces New Fall Registration Dates

Registration for Fall 2019 courses has been changed.

05/16/2019

Gadsden State Names Bryan Phillips the New Lady Cardinals Head Coach

The basketball team will now be coached by Bryan Phillips.

05/15/2019

Jump Start

Gadsden State offers free college prep classes in math and English.

05/14/2019

Gadsden State to host camp for high school students

Empowerment Camp 2019

05/14/2019

McFry hired as dean of Financial and Administrative Services

Kevin McFry is the new dean of Financial and Administrative Services

05/13/2019

Gadsden State technical students honored by national society

The National Technical Honor Society at Gadsden State Community College has added 37 new members.

05/13/2019

Students Inducted into College Honor Society

The Rho Rho Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Gadsden State Community College recently held its 2019 induction ceremony.

05/09/2019

Gadsden State director receives award to attend seminar in Pakistan

“I am grateful to the CAORC for selecting me for the upcoming Faculty Development Seminar,” she said.

05/06/2019

Cardinal summer athletic camps

The Gadsden State Cardinals Athletic Department will host summer basketball and volleyball camps beginning in June.

05/06/2019

Gadsden State graduate commits fulltime to mission work in Japan

Levi Thompson was a student at Sand Rock High School when he decided he wanted to work in Japan.

05/03/2019

Gadsden State students medal at state SkillsUSA competition

Students earned 10 gold medals, six silver medals and two bronze medals during the recent Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership Conference, Career Expo and State Championship in Birmingham.

05/03/2019

Gadsden State selects Students of Distinction and Rising Scholars

Students of Distinction and Rising Scholars at Gadsden State

05/02/2019

May Education Briefs

Schedule of Events for May 2nd

04/26/2019

Gadsden State commencement ceremony planned for May 9

The Spring Commencement for Gadsden State Community College will be at 6 p.m. May 9 in the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena.

04/24/2019

Gadsden State students named to All-Alabama Academic Team

Two Gadsden State Community College students were recently named to the All-Alabama Academic Team

04/17/2019

Cardinal Foundation to host Swoop Sprint 5k

The Cardinal Foundation is hosting Swoop Sprint at 9 a.m. June 8 on the Wallace Drive Campus.

04/16/2019

Gadsden State hosts ribbon cutting for Wallace Hall and the annual Evening of Fine Arts

Gadsden State Community College invites the public to the ribbon cutting for the renovations of Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center as well as the annual Evening of Fine Arts on Tuesday, April 16.

04/10/2019

Gadsden State hosts informational session about new technical program

Gadsden State Community College is hosting an informational session about its new program known as Alabama Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education or Alabama FAME.

04/10/2019

Gadsden State awarded a grant for over $435K from National Science Foundation

Gadsden State Community College has secured a $435,169 grant from the National Science Foundation.

04/09/2019

Gadsden State students could be eligible for year-round Pell grant

Pell grants will continue to be available.

04/02/2019

April Education Briefs

Education Briefs for the Month of April

04/01/2019

Alumni Student Chapter Meeting April 8

Alumni Student Chapter Meeting April 8

04/01/2019

Women’s Club of Weiss Lake scholarship opportunity

The Women’s Club of Weiss Lake is offering a $1,000 scholarship

03/26/2019

Gadsden State to celebrate Community College Month in April

Gadsden State Community College is joining with community colleges across the state and nation to celebrate National Community College Month in April.

03/19/2019

Cardinal athletes receive ACCC honors

Student-athletes Morgan Frazier and Xavier Malcolm were recently honored

03/19/2019

Nominations sought for Everyday Hero Awards

Nominations sought for Everyday Hero Awards

03/08/2019

Gadsden State Priority Registration for Summer begins March 15

riority Online Registration at Gadsden State Community College for the 2019 summer terms begins at 8 a.m. March 15.

03/01/2019

Gadsden State to host Graduation Fair 2019

Gadsden State to host Graduation Fair 2019

03/01/2019

March Education Briefs from Gadsden State

highlights for March

02/28/2019

Tunisian scholars attend Gadsden State

Traveling and studying abroad has provided unique cultural experiences and educational opportunities for a number of international students enrolled at Gadsden State Community College.

02/28/2019

Changes abound for Gadsden State’s annual International Festival

After hosting the event off-campus for several years, the 2019 International Festival is returning to the Wallace Drive Campus.

02/28/2019

Local artist opens exhibit at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus

Gadsden State Community College’s Fine Arts Department presents its spring art exhibition “A Celebration of Nature” by self-taught artist and musician Tom Dameron.

02/21/2019

Mother earns her GED a decade after dropping out of high school

Mother earns her GED a decade after dropping out of high school

02/21/2019

Deadline set for Gadsden State Alumni Association Scholarship applications

Deadline set for March 22

02/20/2019

Dean retires after serving Gadsden State for over 40 years

Surrounded by family, friends and co-workers, Dr. Jim Prucnal celebrates his retirement with almost 41 years of service at Gadsden State Community College.

02/20/2019

Applications being accepted for new scholarship set up by local family

The Gadsden State Community College Cardinal Foundation is offering $1,500 scholarships to three first-year or currently-enrolled Gadsden State students pursuing a certificate or degree pertaining to construction trades.

02/14/2019

Gadsden State Community College to host Preview Days

Prospective students of all ages are invited to attend the upcoming Preview Days at Gadsden State Community College.

02/07/2019

Gadsden State’s Cardinal Foundation scholarships available

The Cardinal Foundation is accepting applications for several scholarships.

02/06/2019

Gadsden State hosts student success workshops

Gadsden State Community College is hosting free workshops focusing on mental health and student success.

02/01/2019

Alabama Power Foundation awards Good Roots Grant to Gadsden State

Alabama Power Foundation has donated $1,000 to Gadsden State Community College

01/31/2019

February EDUCATION BRIEFS

February Education Briefs

01/31/2019

Gadsden State Alumni Association presents annual awards honoring faculty, staff and alumni

Instructors were recognized with awards.

01/28/2019

All Campuses closed on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019.

Due to inclement weather, all campuses of Gadsden State Community College will be closed on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019.

01/18/2019

Congratulations: Students named to Fall 2018 honors list

Fall Semester 2018 Honors List

01/18/2019

Congratulations: 2018 Gadsden State graduates

Gadsden State Community College recently released the names of the 2018 graduating class.