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Gadsden State Cherokee sponsoring drive to assist Advocacy Center

Centre, Ala.--Gadsden State Cherokee is hosting a month-long drive in April to collect supplies for the Cherokee County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Needed items include antibacterial wipes, tissue, individually-wrapped snacks, bottles of water, juice pouches or boxes and modeling clay as well as crafts for play therapy, such as foam stickers, colored pipe cleaners, colored popsicle sticks, googly eyes and sand art. Items may be dropped off in the lobby of the Academic Building.  For more information, call 256-927-1800. 


Salon & Spa Esthetics offers April specials

Gadsden, Ala.-- Gadsden State’s Salon & Spa Esthetics Department is offering April specials on facials--beginning at $15; facial waxing—beginning at $5 and microdermabrasion--beginning at $30. The department is located in the Salon & Spa Management building on the East Broad Campus. All services will be completed by students and are open to community members.  Call 256-549-8625 for an appointment.  For more info please contact or


Gadsden State hosts student success workshops

Anniston/Gadsden, Ala.--Gadsden State Community College is hosting a Student Success Workshop titled “Cupcakes and Careers” at 12:30 p.m. April 3 in the breezeway at the Inzer Student Center on the Wallace Drive Campus. The workshop will also be held at 12:30 p.m. April 9 in the Learning Resource Center on the Ayers Campus. Students should bring their own device to experience a demonstration of the new Cardinal Career Explorer software program.  The program allows students to receive career suggestions based on their interests, browse careers, wages, employment and educational requirements.  The workshops are sponsored by the Advisement Resource Center and Student Support Services. For more information, call 256-549-8655 or 256-832-1258.


Put the FUN in funeral planning

Gadsden, Ala.—Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Department is offering the workshop “Let’s Put the FUN in Funeral Planning” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 in Room 115 at the Joe Ford Center on the East Broad Campus. This is a general knowledge session that will include information on wills and planning, final disposition options, appropriate insurance plan coverage, funeral personalization and funeral home visits to view caskets, urns and vaults.  No sales pitches will be made.  The workshop fee is $20.  For more information or to register call 256-549-8462 or email


Alumni Student Chapter Meeting April 8

Gadsden, Ala.—The Gadsden State Student Alumni Chapter will hold its spring meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 8 in Bevill Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus.   All current students are invited to attend.  Upon graduation, students receive a free one-year membership to the GSCC Alumni Association.  For more information contact Patti Wilborn at 256-549-8417/ or Brandy Hyatt at 256-549-8247 or


Veterans Upward Bound workshops at Gadsden State  

Anniston/Gadsden, Ala.—The Veterans Upward Bound program will host Tech Tuesday BYOD: Learn to use iPad/iPod Touch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at the Ayers Campus Learning Resource Center and Beck Field House on the Wallace Drive Campus. The workshop will offer assistance in learning to use the latest technology devices. A Résumé/Interview Skills workshop will be held at 11 a.m. April 23 at Beck Field House. The workshop will assist veterans in refreshing their résumé and preparing for upcoming interviews.  Both workshops are free to eligible military veterans.  Please RSVP to 256-549-8204 to register for the workshops.


Alabama FAME Program informational meeting April 11

Anniston, Ala.--An informational session on the Alabama FAME Program will be at 5:30 p.m. April 11 in the Computer Science Auditorium on the Ayers Campus. The FAME Program leads successful students to a two-year associate degree in Industrial Automation Technology. Students in the FAME program earn a wage at one of the eight sponsoring industry while attending college courses. The application deadline is May 1.  For more information, call Pamela Satcher at 256-549-8605. 


Technical Employment Fair April 17  

Gadsden, Ala.--The Office of Career Services at Gadsden State Community College will host a Technical Employment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 17 at the One Stop Center on the East Broad Campus.  Recruiters or employers interested in registering for the event should contact Pamela Satcher at 256-549-8605 or  The event is free and open to all technical education majors, students, alumni and the general public. Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your résumé. 


DMS Program to hold informational meeting

Gadsden, Ala.--Anyone interested in enrolling in Gadsden State’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program for fall 2019 is invited to attend a mandatory informational meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. April 17 in Room 210 at the Joe

Ford Center on the East Broad Campus.   Please visit the DMS page on Gadsden State’s website at and click the REGISTER NOW link.  Upon completion of the program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Adult Ed Services Open House

Anniston, Ala.--Gadsden State’s Adult Education Services is hosting an Open House for its new location on the Ayers Campus from  3:00 to 6:00 p.m. April 22.  Services are now located in the Adult Education Building adjacent to the Ayers Learning Resource Center.  Friends, supporters, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend, as well as those interested in taking advantage of classes offered by Adult Education Services.   The Open House provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the various instructional packages, academic services, community projects, English as a second language and the opportunities that are available for qualified students to take GED preparatory classes at no cost.  For more information about Adult Education Services call 256-439-6957 or visit our website at


Women’s Club of Weiss Lake scholarship opportunity

Centre, Ala.—The Women’s Club of Weiss Lake is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying female student at Gadsden State.  The scholarship will be awarded to the college and may be used toward the cost of tuition, books, fees or any expense charged to the student by the college.   Female students who wish to apply for the scholarship must be residents of Cherokee County, maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.  Scholarship applications are available at the Business Office at Gadsden State Cherokee.  Deadline to submit the application is April 25.   For more information contact Luanne Hayes at 256-927-1805 or email


Gadsden State to host APW workshop

Gadsden, Ala.--Gadsden State Community College will host an Administrative Professionals Week workshop to provide a professional development training opportunity for its administrative staff as well as administrative workers throughout the community.  The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 in the Bevill Center on the East Broad Campus. Speakers include Heather Brothers New of The Chamber of Gadsden/Etowah; Valencia Johnson of Avenue V Entertainment; and Rugenia Moore Henry from the Excel Institute. Registration fee for the workshop is $20 and lunch is provided.  Participants must RSVP by Friday, April 19 to Baisha Woody at 256-549-8234 or


Students to be recognized for achievements

Anniston/Gadsden, Ala.—Gadsden State Community College will hold its annual student achievement recognition ceremonies in April.  The annual Honors Day on the Ayers Campus will be at 2 p.m. April 23 on the second floor of the Pierce Cain Learning Resource Center. Honors Day at the Wallace Drive Campus will be at 2 p.m. April 24 at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center.  Students who have earned special awards, recognitions and scholarships from both local foundations, organizations and four-year universities will be recognized during the programs.  Gadsden State’s Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society will hold an induction ceremony for new members at 6 p.m. April 24.  Family, friends, supporters of the College and community members are invited to attend. For more information contact Tammy Morgan, Honors Committee chairperson at or 256-549-8485.