Wallace State awards more than $1.2 million in scholarships


Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, left, with academic scholarship recipients Lexi Byrd and Jarrett Sherrill

HANCEVILLE – Area students awarded scholarships by Wallace State Community College in Hanceville were recognized during a ceremony on campus recently.

“We want to express our gratitude to you for choosing Wallace State,” said Wallace State President Dr. Vicki Karolewics. “You’re so great you could go anywhere and we’re just humble that you chose to begin your academic journey here.”

Karolewics went on to talk about the importance of having the support from family and friends while in college and thanked them for supporting future Wallace State students.

“Thank you for assisting in that choice of Wallace State and we want to make sure that you know that we won’t let you down,” said Karolewics.

Wallace State has been twice ranked by the Aspen Institute among the nation’s top 120 community colleges, ranked among the Top 3 in the South for workforce development by Southern Business and Development, and is the first choice community college among Alabama High School students taking the ACT.  It is one of 30 community colleges selected by the American Association of Community Colleges to lead the Pathways Project, one of only 180 colleges and universities worldwide to be named an All Steinway School, and recently named by the National League for Nursing a Center of Excellence.   

“Lots of great things are happening here,” said Karolewics. “We’re always building the reputation of the college and you’re going to be a part of that reputation.”


For the 2017-2018 academic year, Wallace State will award more than $1.2 million in Presidential, Leadership, Academic Excellence, Leadership, Health, Career Technical, Performing Arts, Athletic, Summer Honors and other scholarships in addition to providing scholarships for senior citizens, and GED graduates to students. The Wallace State Alumni Association and Future Foundation also award scholarships each year, and the college administers federal and state-funded financial assistance such as Pell Grants, WIA/TRA funds, Stafford loans, and the college work-study program. Wallace State was designated last year as a Pell Experimental Site for dual enrollment students. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 256-352-8182 or visit www.wallacestate.edu/financial-aid for information about private and institutional scholarships and other forms of student financial assistance.

Registration for summer semester classes continues. Regular summer term and Mini-term I classes begin May 24.  Summer Mini-term II classes begin June 28. The summer class schedule and online registration instructions may be found at www.wallacestate.edu. For more information, contact the Wallace State Admissions office at 256-352-8236 or 866-350-WSCC.

(Note: Scholarship recipients at the ceremony are listed by award type. The list includes only those scholarship recipients who attended the awards ceremony and remained afterward for pictures. Recipients who did not stay for pictures, did not attend the ceremony, or who received subsequent notification of their awards are not included in the listing.)

Presidential Scholarships

(L-R)  Abbigail Swann-Cullman, Lunden Turner-Hartselle, Erin Wise-Hanceville, Lesley O’Donnell-Hayden, Erica Crouch-Union Grove, Kerragan Baker-Logan, Brett Hogan-Cullman

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Front Row (L-R): Rebekah Gillum-Prattville, Elizabeth Nielsen-Arab, Dae Spradlin-Hayden, Paul Knetter-Gardendale, Joanna, Crauswell-Hanceville, Alex Millwood-Vinemont

Leadership Scholarships

Front Row (L-R): Cohen White-Cullman, Hannah Sumner-Hanceville, Morgan Wilson-Baileyton, Jayla Crawford-Cullman, Ragan Ashley-Cullman, Miguel Perales-Falkville, Kellyn Calvert-Trafford, Riley Brown-Parrish, Kasey Lea-Warrior, McKayla Edwards-Trafford

Back Row: (L-R): Brandon Blair-Bremen, Jesse Stephens-Blountsville, Emily Rainey-Holly Pond, Lauren Nicole Lake-Oneonta, Allison Bennefield-Vinemont, Lacy Hendrix-Crossville, Lauren Burcham-Muscle Shoals, Carly Battles-Blountsville

Academic Scholarships: Hannah Gardner-Warrior, Faith Morris- Hayden, Whitney Greenhaw- Danville, Monica Everett-Morris, Dustin Ford-, Contessa Wyatt-Blountsville

Performing Arts Scholarships

Front Row: (L-R): Breanna Spangle-Hartselle, Madison Angle-Cullman, Kaitlan Ragsdale-Houston, Hannah Glassco-Albertville, Tyler Cutcher-Vinemont, Brianna Church-Hartselle, Essence Kira-Noreese James-Decatur, Emily Herbert-Hartselle, McKenna Chambers-Eva, Stephanie Carroll-Trafford, Kelsey Shaddrix-Cullman, Colton Millwood-Vinemont

Back Row (L-R): Abby Moody-Hartselle, Chloe Nutt-Falkville, Dallas Curtis-Cullman, Jessica Webster-Fultondale, Jessica Margotta-Eva, Ashley Amason-Warrior, Emily Holland-Cullman, Trevor Kramer-Blountsville, Jerrick Little-Cleveland, Clyde Woodward-Cleveland, Jothan Mayo-Fairfield, Tyler Dover-Joppa, Jacob Harbison-Cullman

Career Technical Scholarships

Front Row (L-R): Dalton Maddox-Warrior, Andrew Bailey-Arab, Krystal Harris-Breman, Destiney Sapp-Albertville, Oscar Cartagena-Altoona, Jeremy Mitchell-Oneonta, Kirby Posey, Austin Chabaud-Moulton, Chase Letson-Moulton, Makayla Chandler-Centre, Courtney Lewis-Jasper, Riley Ashley-Fort Payne, Asher Kyte-Cullman

Back Row (L-R): Patrick Grissom-Hartselle, Sturgis Hunter-Vinemont, Joshua O’Neil-Cullman, Jordan Reynolds-Sterrett, Zachary Cone-Cullman, Daniel Cody-Carbon Hill, Tyler Tidmore-Hanceville, Jonathan Sturtevant-Joppa, Steven Sturtevant-Joppa, Justin Holloway-Waterloo, Courtney Creel-Cullman, Cody Stewart-Cullman, Corbin Barnett-Vinemont, John Smalls-Hanceville

Allied Health Scholarships

(L-R): Whitney Schifanella-Warrior, Aaron Smith-Hartselle, Ella Thomas-Cullman, Athena Bolton-New Hope, Ashton Beasley-Cullman, Becca Nave-Athens, Hannah Neill-Blountsville, Caitlyn Patterson-Holly Pond, Jacklyn Protz-Arab, Myranda Rice-Warrior

Athletic Scholarships

(L-R): Lexi Byrd and Jarrett Sherrill