An Arab native’s interest in computer technologies started him on a path that has led to a unique opportunity to work as an intern for the U.S. Department of Defense.
A recent trip to the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York was a first for many of the members of the Community and Concert Choirs at Snead State Community College, but it was one they won’t soon forget.
The following students were among the recipients of scholarships to attend Snead State Community College for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Snead State Community College Ready to Work Program continues to see success among its students. According to its recent success report, the program has an 86.67 percent success in its participants finding employment, entering college and completing training.
The annual Spring Commencement Ceremonies at Snead State Community College brought students, faculty and staff, family and special guests together to share in the successes and accomplishments of the 2019 graduating class. Of the approximate 295 graduates this spring, about 238 students participated in the ceremonies held Thursday, May 9, in the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.
The moment symbolized two years of hard work and sacrifice, but it was with mixed emotions that 43 Snead State Community College students crossed the stage in the Bevill Center to receive their pins as members of the 2019 class of Registered Nurses. The special pinning ceremony for the RNs was held Tuesday, May 7, as friends, family, and Snead State faculty and administration attended to celebrate the students’ accomplishments.
The Snead State Alumni Association saluted the College’s history at the annual Alumni Homecoming on Friday, May 3. Inspired by the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the theme for this year’s Alumni Homecoming was “Snead Through Time,” a salute to the College’s legacy that began in 1898. Snead State History and Political Science Instructor Grover Kitchens presented a brief look at the College’s beginning as a Methodist seminary to its current place in history as a community college. With a nod to the college’s religious ties, the entertainment for the event was provided by gospel quartet Gold City. The evening concluded with the recognition of the 2019 Alumna of the Year award. Alumni Association President Cherri Barnard presented the honor to Rhonda Springfield, Snead State Class of 1980.
Snead State Community College recently entered an agreement with Gadsden State Community College and Northeast Alabama Community College to provide career technical opportunities for students at Marshall Technical School. The agreement is the first of its kind in each of the college’s history and is an example of the colleges’ commitment to serving students.
Snead State Community College inducted 57 students into the National Society of Leadership and Success on Tuesday, April 30. NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. NSLS has 588 chapters and more than 800,000 membership nationwide.
The Marshall County Legislative Delegation recently contributed $20,000 for technical training available at Snead State Community College.
The Marshall County Legislative Delegation presented a contribution to the Snead State Community College Choral Program for a trip to New York for participants to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Snead State Community College highlighted the end of the Spring semester with special recognition of student achievements. Students were honored during the annual Awards Day ceremony at Snead State Community College on Thursday, April 25.
Snead State Community College recognized the academic achievement of students at the spring induction ceremony for the Theta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held Thursday, April 25.
Thirteen Snead State Community College students successfully placed in their individual categories at the Phi Beta Lambda Alabama State Leadership Conference in Birmingham April 11-12. The wins qualified the students for the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-27.
Two sophomores were chosen to represent Snead State Community College during the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 19, in Prattville.
“We’re preparing you to become career people, not just an employee.” That’s how Randy Williams described the ammonia/refrigeration training class he taught at Snead State Community College, but his words apply to the goal of each class and program offered through the College’s Workforce Development program.
Congratulations to the following students for being named to the 2019-2020 cheer squad:
Snead State Community College inducted 57 students into the National Society of Leadership and Success on Monday, Dec. 3.
Twenty-two workers gathered in a small classroom in the Weathers Business Building at Snead State Community College, listening intently to the material presented. Many of the men traveled from various states to the Boaz campus for one purpose, but it was a purpose they all shared – to receive training that would equip them to better do their jobs.
Snead State anglers Eric Lampkin and Garrett Warren finished second at the AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open in October.
The board of directors of the Marshall County Economic Development Council and the Marshall County Manufacturers Association honored Senator Clay Scofield at its 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Dinner on Oct. 11. The MCEDC presented its annual Hinton Mitchem Economic Development Award of Excellence to Sen. Scofield, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Snead State Foundation.
Snead State Community College’s Public Relations/Marketing team was recognized during the annual Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) Pyramid Awards brunch on Friday, Sept. 7.
A Snead State Community College Division Director made his way “across the pond” not once, but twice this summer for professional opportunities.
Snead State Community College started the fall semester not only with new programs of study, such as horticulture and aviation, but also with improvements to a career and technical program - Office Administration. The Office Administration program allows students to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree, which may be earned within two years, or to earn a certificate within a specific concentration. Feedback from local and regional businesses as well as medical professionals led to the revamping of one particular short-term certificate option within the Office Administration program.
Snead State Community College received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to expand the offerings of its new Aviation Program. After a visit from FAA representatives on Thursday, Aug. 8, the Aviation College was approved to add PowerPlant Technology to the aviation curriculum, which also includes Airframe Technology.
Registration for Snead State’s fall baseball league and baseball showcase is open.
A collaborative project between Snead State Community College and Jacksonville State University has received national recognition. The project, funded through an NSF cybersecurity project grant, is called “Capacity Building for Control System Security Collaborative Project.” Snead State’s portion of the project was the development of eight physical cyber labs for workshop participants to integrate into their classroom curriculum for penetration testing on Industrial Control Systems. The kit was awarded the winning spot in the Faculty Development category for the 2018 National CyberWatch Center Innovations in Cyber Security Education program.
Snead State anglers Justin Tingle and Daniel Shelton finished 15th in the nation at the 2018 Boat U.S. National Championship.
The following students received scholarships to attend Snead State Community College for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Snead State Community College received two Appalachian Regional Commission grants to provide job training opportunities for students in North Alabama. The grants totaled $226,459 and will benefit two programs – an Apple App Development Pilot Program and the new Aviation program.
Snead State Community College’s first cyber team competed in its first competition, the Cyber Cup Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenge sponsored by Deloitte LLC in Huntsville. Students Gabriel and Benjamin Anstandig, both of Arab, represented Snead State at the 2018 Cyber Cup Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenge in June. Both are enrolled in Snead’s Cybersecurity program. The team placed fourth among 12 teams in the competition.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced that 34 Snead State Community College student-athletes and five Snead State teams are recipients of NJCAA Academic Awards.
Snead State Community College congratulates students who received their degrees and/or certificates during the Spring 2018 term.
Long-time associate head baseball coach Casey Underwood has been named the new head coach of the Snead State baseball team. The announcement was made Tuesday by Snead State Athletic Director Mark Richard.
The annual Spring Commencement Ceremonies at Snead State Community College brought students, faculty and staff, family and special guests together to share in the successes and accomplishments of the 2018 graduating class. Of the approximate 277 graduates this spring, about 230 students participated in the ceremonies held Thursday, May 10, in the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.
The moment symbolized two years of hard work and sacrifice, but it was with mixed emotions that 53 Snead State Community College students crossed the stage in the Bevill Center to receive their pins as members of the 2018 class of Registered Nurses.
Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley has named Casey Underwood as the Acting Head Baseball Coach.
The Snead State Alumni Association paid tribute to veterans and active military during the 2018 Alumni Homecoming held Friday, May 4, in the Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium. The Salute to Veterans theme for the annual event honored the service and sacrifice of veterans and active military. About 85 alumni, students, employees and guests gathered enjoy a meal and entertainment provided by the Victory Belles and to honor the recipient of the 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award.
The end of an era has come to the baseball program at Snead State Community College with Gerry Ledbetter’s retirement after 26 seasons as head coach.
The Marshall County Legislative Delegation presented a donation to Snead State Community College to benefit the horticulture program.
Snead State Community College received a boost for the implementation of the second part of its new Aviation program – PowerPlant Technology. The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the college a $199,621 grant to implement a PowerPlant program. The Aviation program currently has students in its Airframe Technology program, which trains the students on repair of all aspects of an aircraft with the exception of the engine.
Snead State welcomed 32 new members into its English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta, at a ceremony held Thursday, April 19 in Fielder Auditorium. Sigma Kappa Delta Sponsor and English Instructor Terri Narrell addressed the inductees about the benefits of the program, including the lifetime membership in an honor organization and scholarship opportunities.
Snead State Community College highlighted the end of the Spring semester with special recognition of student achievements. Students were honored during the annual Awards Day ceremony at Snead State Community College on Thursday, April 12.
The Snead State Community College softball team will enter the ACCC/Region 22 tournament as the No. 3 seed from the Northern Division.
Snead State Community College recently held a special event to launch the newest addition to its programs of study – Aviation. Local officials, community members, Snead State administrators, faculty and staff and students gathered at the Aviation College near the Albertville Regional Airport to celebrate the much-anticipated addition.
For a second year in a row, the Snead State women’s golf team earned a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament by finishing second in the ACCC/NJCAA Region 22 Tournament.
The Snead State baseball team will host a free baseball camp on Sunday, April 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the Snead State baseball field.
Snead State Community College will welcome Brandon Elder back to campus Thursday night for a free concert.
The Snead State Community College Ready to Work Program continues to see success among its students with a steady increase in its completion rate.
A Snead State Community College instructor recently presented his paper on the college’s history to the Southern History of Education Society in Gainesville, Fla. History and Political Science Instructor Grover Kitchens presented a paper entitled “In the Heart of the Community: Snead State, from Methodist School to Junior College to Community College.”
The Snead State Community College men’s basketball team saw its historic season end Monday night after a 119-82 loss to the College of Southern Idaho in the opening round of the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Snead State Community College employees and students joined other colleges for the 2018 Alabama Community College System Day.
As of May 15, Snead State Community College will be closing the doors to a building that has secured a spot in the College’s long history. Snead State announced that the Student Union Building will be closed and awaiting demolition as the Alabama Community College System’s Board of Trustees formally approved this request at its monthly meeting in Montgomery on Wednesday, March 14.
The Snead State Parsons beat Coastal Alabama-North 90-73 Friday night to claim their program’s first conference title since 1990.
A former Snead State Community College student-athlete was recently voted to participate in the 2018 Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game. Ishimeal Nance of Muscle Shoals will play in the All-Star Game on Saturday, March 17, in Salem Virginia. Nance attended Snead State from 2014-2016,
Snead State Community College and Auburn University signed an articulation agreement for Agricultural Science on Friday, March 2. The agreement is the first between Auburn’s Agricultural Science program and a two-year community college.
Snead State Community College’s spring semester has been full of useful opportunities for students to learn.
The Snead State Community College men’s basketball team is the Alabama Community College Conference’s Northern Division Champion.
The Snead State Community College men’s basketball team defeated the nationally-ranked Shelton State Bucs Monday night.
Sophomores Lexie Blackstone of Albertville and Caleb Bailey of Crossville were recently elected as the 2018 Snead State Community College Homecoming Queen and King. Lexie and Caleb were crowned between the women’s and men’s basketball games on Monday, Feb. 12. The Parsons defeated Shelton State in the men’s game with a 96-91 win. The Lady Parsons lost to the Lady Bucs 98-72. A total of eight freshmen and 10 sophomores were selected to serve on Snead State’s Homecoming Court.
Snead State Community College congratulates students who received their degrees and/or certificates during the Fall 2017 term.
Snead State Community College is pleased to announce its President’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a perfect grade point average of a 4.00 (all A’s) and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours of regular college-level courses.
The Snead State baseball team opened up its 2018 season at home with two wins against Mineral Area College on Friday, Feb. 2.
Snead State Community College recently presented a one-year full tuition scholarship to the winners of the Alabama Youth Tour Competition, sponsored by Marshall-DeKalb Electric Cooperative.
Snead State Community College’s Nursing Program announces that its 2017 graduates achieved a high passing rate on the RN licensure exam. The Alabama Board of Nursing included the passing rate in its annual review of nursing education programs. According to the review, Snead State achieved a 97.6 percent passing rate among nursing students sitting for the NCLEX exam for the first time.
Snead State Community College inducted 172 students into the National Society of Leadership and Success, a leadership program implemented at the College this fall.
An induction ceremony was held Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Bevill Center auditorium. Snead State President Dr. Robert Exley spoke to the students regarding leadership during the ceremony.
Snead State Community College nursing instructors and students in the Nursing 211 class recently completed emergency responder training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston. Instructors Lisa Brock, Millie Carroll and Missy Freshwater along with the students received two full days of the HERO (Healthcare Emergency Response Operations) training that included preparation training on campus followed by participation training at Fort McClellan in Anniston.
Snead State Community College will modernize and upgrade equipment for use in labs for the Industrial Technology program thanks to an appropriation from the Education Trust Fund.
Four employees represented Snead State Community College at the 2017 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 19, in Montgomery. Chancellor’s Awards recipients are chosen in the categories of Administrator, Faculty and Support Staff. This year’s Chancellor’s Awards recipients from Snead State include Science Division Director Deborah Rhoden of Boaz and English and Sociology Instructor Matt Smart of Albertville for the Faculty category, Director of Financial Services Tina Simons of Boaz for the Administrator category, and Director of Campus Engagement Brittany Goble of Albertville in the Support Staff category.
The Snead State Community College basketball teams have kicked off the 2017-2018 with one goal in mind – to advance to the conference championship.
The Snead State Lady Parsons Volleyball team remain tied for third in the Alabama Community College Conference after its 3-0 win against Wallace Community College Selma on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The Alabama Community College Conference announced Tuesday that a Snead State Community College freshman was named the ACCC Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 18-24.
Snead State Community College’s Public Relations/Marketing team received an Award of Achievement and two Awards of Merit during the annual Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) Pyramid Awards brunch on Friday, Sept. 8.
Snead State Community College and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) joined together to provide new opportunities for students interested in aviation education and training.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey appointed Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley to serve on a board that brings together providers of workforce services, including governmental, educational and private sector stakeholders.
Snead State Community College students majoring in horticulture with plans to transfer to Auburn University now have a direct path to get there.
Registration for Snead State’s fall baseball league is open.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced that 35 Snead State Community College student-athletes are recipients of NJCAA Academic Awards
Snead State Community College will be closed on July 3 and 4.
An open tryout for the Snead State women's basketball team will be held on Friday, July 14, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.
Snead State Community College has named Destinie Smith as its head women’s basketball coach, Director of Athletics Mark Richard announced Monday.
Softball, Tennis, Women’s Golf and Fishing All Headed to the National Stage, Baseball Set to Begin Conference Tournament
The Snead State softball team took second place in the Alabama Community College Conference and NJCAA Region 22 tournament Monday, reaching 19 conference wins and its best postseason finish, yet.
The Snead State Alumni Association welcomed former athletics, coaches and alumni associated with the College’s athletic program as special guests for the 2017 Alumni Homecoming.
Snead State freshman pitcher Rilee White did not allow a single run Tuesday as the Parsons defeated Marion Military 8-0.
The Snead State Community College baseball team recently welcomed close to 150 kids to its free camp.
The Snead State Community College baseball team defeated Central Alabama Saturday 12-1 and 5-2.
If you are graduating this semester and plan to participate in the Spring 2017 commencement ceremony, cap andgown order/pickup begins this week.
Sometimes it’s a chance to get away from our desks and enjoy the warm sunshine; other times it’s so cold we retrieve blankets from our cars beforehand. But several afternoons each spring semester, my fellow English teachers and I meander from our offices in the red brick Osborne Building, down the sidewalk, past the Student Union and historic Norton Hall, to the baseball field. It’s one of my favorite places on this beautiful campus.
Orvis Cuello has been named the ACCC Baseball Player of the Week.
In their very first season, Snead State’s women’s golf team captured the first-ever tournament title win by an Alabama Community College Conference team Wednesday in Decatur.
Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being chosen to the 2017-2018 cheerleading squad.
The Snead State basketball teams are both advancing to the quarterfinals of the Alabama Community College Conference Tournament.
Snead State women's and men's basketball teams will host play-in games Thursday and Friday at Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium with the winners advancing to the Alabama Community College Conference Championships.