Alumni Association

Alumni Association

The Gadsden State Alumni Association is an advocacy group comprised of alumni, students, faculty, staff and community supporters. Its purpose is to advance, support and promote the interests of the College, its students, the alumni and its members.


The Gadsden State Alumni Association provides scholarships, recognition opportunities, engagement and networking events and more for students, faculty, staff, alumni and members. Become a member today by completing a membership application.

Membership Application


  • Associate: Gadsden State faculty and staff, spouses of graduates and friends of Gadsden State
  • Graduate: Individuals who have graduated from certificate or degree programs at Gadsden State
  • Regular: Current and former, full-time or part-time Gadsden State students


  • Student Chapter: $10 a year (Gadsden State students graduating with a certificate or degree receive a one-year complimentary membership)
  • Annual Membership: $20 a year (renewal in October)
  • Lifetime Membership: $300 (installment plans are available)


Baisha Woody
Alumni Association Treasurer
PO Box 227
Gadsden, AL 35902


The Inaugural Gadsden State Alumni Association Art Exhibit will be held Sept. 26 at the Walnut Gallery in Gadsden. The show is designed to exhibit works of art of any definition created by friends, graduates and Alumni Association members of Gadsden State who live in the Calhoun, Cherokee and Etowah County area. It is free to enter up to five works of art.

Please submit images of art with the submission form here. Entry forms must be submitted by Sept. 20. Please include the artist name along with the work’s title, medium, size, year completed and price (if work is available for purchase). The Alumni Association does not handle the sale but will make every effort to connect artists and interested buyers.

All entries must be ready to hang with frame and matte. If it is an installation entry, installation plans must be submitted before the event. Please identify each entry on the back of the work.

Accepted entries must be dropped off no later than Sept. 20 at the Walnut Gallery. Shipped entries must arrive by USPS on or before Sept. 20. If shipping, please place in a reusable container and include a prepaid return shipping label. Work will be repackaged and shipped back to the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition. Insurance and sales insurance in transit is the responsibility of the artist. Entries must be picked up from the Walnut Gallery by Oct. 7. Works not picked up by that date will become the property of the Gadsden State Alumni Association.

The reception and viewing for the Inaugural Alumni Association Art Exhibit will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Walnut Gallery. Prizes will be given including $100 Best in Show Award. First, second and third places as well as honorable mentions will also be awarded.

For more information, please contact Brandy Hyatt at 256-549-8247.

Alumni Association Art Exhibit Announcement


The Gadsden State Alumni Association is selling commemorative, personalized bricks that will be placed in the newly-renovated courtyard at the College’s Wallace Drive Campus to raise funds for student scholarships.

The bricks are $100 each and include three lines of 16 characters or spaces per line.

Purchase a Brick Today


Alumni Brick Campaign



The Gadsden State Alumni Association gives $1,500 student scholarships each year. In 2019, the Alumni Association awarded scholarships to two currently-enrolled Gadsden State students. The scholarships are applied toward tuition, fees and books for the 2019-20 academic terms at Gadsden State. The scholarships are given at the annual Gadsden State Honors Day.

The 2019-20 winners are Riley Payton, an Electrical Technology student from Hokes Bluff, and Alexandra Booker, a general studies major from Springville. They are pictured with Justin Hayes, the president of the Gadsden State Alumni Association.

Scholarship applications will be accepted in January. Check back for a link to the application for the 2020-21 Gadsden State Alumni Association Scholarships.

Alumni Scholarship Recipients

L to R: Riley Payton, Justin Hayes, Alumni Association president and Alexandra Booker

Annual Awards

The Gadsden State Alumni Association honors several individuals at the annual Christmas luncheon for outstanding service to the College. Justin Hayes, president of the Alumni Association, presented certificates to outstanding faculty, technical faculty, support staff and alumni. Honorees received a personalized brick that will be placed in the courtyard on the Wallace Drive Campus.

Board Members

(term through Dec. 31, 2019)

Tom McElrath
Carol Gray 
Susan Hawkins
Jason Bozeman
Heather New
Gary Udaka
Kassie Mathis
Buster Stewart
Brooke Davis
Christine Foster Cates
Evan Reddick
Jacob Vanderford
Julie White
Michael Bozeman
Michelle Roberts
Patti Wilborn

College Representatives

(ex-officio, non-voting)
President Dr. Martha Lavender
Designees: Jackie Edmondson and Brandy Hyatt