August Education Briefs
Full- and half-tuition scholarships are available for participation with the Gadsden State A Cappella Choir, Singers and Show Band for the 2019-2020 school year. Students don’t have to be music majors to participate. Scholarships are only available for Alabama residents upon completion of a successful audition. For more information, or to schedule an audition, contact J.T. Harrell, choral director, at 256-549-8391 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Matt Leder, Gadsden State music director, at 256-549-8394 or email@example.com.
Gadsden, Ala.- Incoming freshmen at Gadsden State Community College who were unable to attend Cardinal Commit are invited to attend one of the New Cardinal Commit Sessions scheduled for August. Sessions will be from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 and 8 at the One Stop Center on the East Broad Campus and Aug. 7 and 14 at the Learning Resource Center on the Ayers Campus in Anniston. A virtual session will be held on Facebook from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. Students participating in the sessions will receive assistance with general advisement, course registration and how to pay for classes. Students attending campus events may obtain a student ID and parking decals. For more information or to RSVP visit gadsdenstate.edu/enrollmentservices or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gadsden State’s Continuing Education Department is offering “Crash Course in Photography” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 in Room 115 of the Joe Ford Center on the East Broad Campus. Participants must bring their own camera and there will be an hour break for lunch. Registration fee is $60 per person. For more information, call 256-549-8462 or email email@example.com.
Gadsden, Ala. - Gadsden State Community College will be closed during the morning of Aug. 15 in order for faculty and staff to participate in the fall semester convocation and local professional development. All offices, services and departments will resume normal operations in the Gadsden area at 11 a.m. while campuses in Anniston and Centre will resume normal operations at 11:30 a.m.
Gadsden State Community College’s Veterans Upward Bound program will be available at the main office of Gadsden State Cherokee from 8 a.m. to noon every Monday beginning Aug. 5. Military veterans residing in the Cherokee, DeKalb or Marshall county area are invited to take advantage of the free services offered through VUB, a TRiO program funded 100 percent by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Enrollment at Gadsden State or any other college or university is not mandatory in order to participate. Free workshops are offered on a range of topics including Tech Tuesday, which teaches eligible participants to use the latest technology, computer skills, financial literacy and résumé and interview skills. For more information or to confirm eligibility to receive free services, contact the VUB Office at 256-549-8328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gadsden, Ala.- Applications are now being accepted through Sept. 1 for the Spring 2020 Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Gadsden State Community College. Those interested must complete all prerequisites and attend one of three mandatory informational meetings scheduled at Prater Hall on the Valley Street Campus. The first meeting will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 6. The remaining meetings will take place during fall semester at 3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 5:15 p.m. Nov. 18 . Please visit the DMS page on Gadsden State’s website at http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/health/diagnostic-medical-sonography and click the REGISTER NOW link. Upon completion of the program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Gadsden, Ala.- Gadsden State’s ACE Institute will host sessions for dual enrollment students from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Gadsden State Cherokee computer lab in Centre and One Stop Center on the East Broad Campus in Gadsden. Sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 at the Learning Resource Center on the Ayers Campus in Anniston and the One Stop Center in Gadsden. These events will provide information to potential students and their parents concerning dual enrollment policies, student expectations, how to be successful and ACE Scholarship requirements. Attendance is mandatory for current ACE scholarship recipients and all dual enrollment students are encouraged to attend. For more information, email email@example.com.
Gadsden/Anniston, Ala.- Gadsden State’s Veterans Upward Bound program will offer Tech Tuesday BYOD: Learn to use iPad/iPod Touch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Ayers Campus Learning Resource Center and Beck Field House on the Wallace Drive Campus. This workshop is customized to offer assistance in using the latest technology devices. Please RSVP to 256-549-8204 to attend the workshop. VUB is a TRiO program funded 100 percent by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Enrollment at Gadsden State or any other college or university is not mandatory in order to participate.
Gadsden, Ala.- Gadsden State Community College’s Skills Training Division is conducting computer training courses for those interested in professional development. Classes are available in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, Microsoft Word 2016 Beginning, Microsoft Word 2016 Intermediate, Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginning and Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate.
Classes are open to all ages. Enrollment for each course is a minimum of 10. All classes are held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Office Careers Lab located in the Realtime Reporting Building on the East Broad Campus. Class dates vary with the first of the classes beginning Sept. 3. The cost is $99 per class. A reference book is required for each class and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to register, call 256-549-8234. Visit http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/skills_training/course-registration-information.