Wallace State Community College begins Fall 2019 semester; registration continues through Friday

Wallace State hosted a Back to School Bash for its students on Monday. Pictured are, from left, Francisco Tomas, Stephanie Lara-Herrera and Marlena Morales.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College has ushered in a new semester this week, and students still have time to begin their stories through multiple programs offered.

Fall 2019 registration at Wallace State continues through Friday, Aug. 23.

Amber Taylor 28, is among the new incoming students at Wallace State. She’s enrolled in a pair of prerequisite nursing classes this semester with hopes of applying for the program in the future. Wallace State’s new joint enrollment agreement with UAB’s nursing program has piqued her interest.

“I have a lot of friends back home who have earned their nursing degrees here and all have great things to say about the program,” said Taylor, a Dora native. “I would love the opportunity to begin here, finish at UAB and one day work at Children’s of Alabama.”

Clay McAlpin began college courses for the first time this week.

“It’s exciting and different. It’s definitely an adjustment to be in a classroom full of new people after seeing the same faces in middle school and high school,” McAlpin said. “Everyone here has been welcoming.”

Like Taylor and McAlpin, it’s not too late to begin your academic story at Wallace State. Classes are offered on the college’s main campus in Hanceville and in Oneonta.  Wallace State offers day and night courses and also full online degree options in general studies, liberal arts, child development, computer science and more. You can register for fall semester classes here: http://www.wallacestate.edu/register-now

New degree/certificate options are available this semester in global studies, forensic psychology, human resources management and cardiovascular sonography, among other options.

Wallace State is recognized as one of the top community colleges in the nation and the first-choice community college for Alabama high school seniors taking the ACT.

Wallace State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College, and a three-time nominee for the Aspen Prize, a National League for Nursing Center for Excellence, an All-Steinway School and one of 30 community colleges selected to develop and pilot the American Association of Community College Pathways Project.

Wallace State offers multiple opportunities for students to be involved on campus and in the community with its clubs and organizations. Students can find a complete list here: http://www.wallacestate.edu/student-life

To provide students with additional mini-term options, Wallace State also offers two flex terms start dates during the fall semester.  Flex I registration coincides with the regular term registration, and continues through Aug. 23. Flex II registration begins Tuesday, Oct. 8.

For more information about Wallace State, visit www.wallacestate.edu.

New student Amber Taylor, right, converses with Wallace State softball coach A.J. Daugherty during the first day of classes.

Wallace State nursing student Faith Campbell, right, shows Jasmine Nicholson a picture on her phone during a lunch break.

New students Clay McAlpin, left, and Jordan Ray.

Wallace State’s Bevill Building houses most of the college’s Health Sciences programs.