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Snead State Community College sophomore Camille Ford goes up for a hit during the Lady Parsons’ match against Southern Union on Oct. 26. The win closed out regular season play for the Volleyball Team with a winning record of 25-7 and 20-4 in ACCC play.

Snead State’s volleyball team picked up consecutive wins over Lawson State and Southern Union on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, respectively, to close out the regular season 25-7 and 20-4 in ACCC play.

Snead State qualifies for second seed in the state volleyball championship tournament. The tournament beings Friday at the Mobile Convention Center. The Lady Parsons will play seventh-seed Coastal Alabama East at 1 p.m. in the first round of the double-elimination tournament.

Snead beat Lawson State 3-1 on Tuesday, winning the first two sets 25-18 and 25-22. Lawson won the third set 25-8 before Snead won the match by winning the fourth set 25-21.

Freshman Lilly Rowell had 15 kills while sophomore Camille Ford had 11 and freshman Brenna Howard 10. Sophomore Jordan Beason had 19 digs and freshman Megan Lee 13. Sophomore Stephanie Sharp had 29 assists and five service aces.

On Wednesday, Snead swept Southern Union 25-12, 25-13 and 25-16. Ford and Rowell had 10 kills each while Beason had 10 digs and Sharp 28 assists.

Heading into the state tournament, Rowell leads the team with 390 kills. Freshman Sydney Wilson is second with 253 kills.

Sharp has 1164 assists while Beason leads in digs with 419.

Snead State Community College recognized the sophomores on the Volleyball Team during the last home game of the season on Oct. 26. Pictured, from left, are Head Volleyball Coach Cristie Brothers, sophomores Stephanie Sharp, Juliana Roland, Destiny Bentley, Jordan Beason, Camille Ford, Haleigh Molock, Assistant Volleyball Coach Alexandria Moses, and Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore.

The community is invited to a performance of the Snead State Community Wind Band on Sunday, Nov 6.

The Fall Concert, directed by Mike McGee, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Bevill Center Concert Hall.

The Community Wind Band will perform selections such as “America the Beautiful,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “Fanfare for the Common Man,” and “You’re A Grand Old Flag.”

The Community Wind Band was formed in January 2001 and is open to adults, college students and select high school students recommended by their high school director.

Admission to Sunday’s concert is free.

The Snead State Community College Fine Arts Department announces the rehearsal schedule for the Community Wind Band this fall.

The Community Wind Band is a concert band comprised of Snead State students, adults within the Snead State area, and area high school students who have demonstrated excellence in All-State tryouts. College credit is available for students who would like to participate with the Community Wind Band as a credit course.

Though the Community Wind Band had its first rehearsal on Sept. 26, there is still time for people to join for the Fall 2022 season. The remaining rehearsal and performance schedule is as follows:

  • Oct. 10: Rehearsal, 6:30-8 p.m., Room 107 Maze Music Building
  • Oct. 24: Rehearsal, 6:30-8 p.m., Room 107 Maze Music Building
  • Oct. 31: Rehearsal, 6:30-8 p.m., Bevill Center Auditorium
  • Nov. 6: Concert, 3 p.m., Bevill Center Auditorium

For more information, contact Community Wind Band Director Mike McGee at mike.mcgee@snead.edu or (256) 840-4148.

Snead State Community College congratulates the following students who received their degrees and/or certificates during the Summer 2022 term.

Abbeville
• Carrie Ann Flowers, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Alabaster
• Ronald Edwin Puckett, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Albertville
• Daniela Ramirez-Soriano, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Guadalupe Aguilera Chavez, Associate in Science degree in Elementary Education, magna cum laude, Short-Term Certificate in General Education, and Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills, both with distinction
• Morton Layne Bethune, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Brock Biddle, Short-Term Certificate in General Education and Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills, both with distinction
• Caydin Blunt, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Celina Rosa Caracci, Associate in Applied Science degree in Applied Business and Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Kinsley Chambers, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Anna Laura Chavez Munoz, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Hannah Grace Childress, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Dylan JaKob Cochran, Associate in Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Maleah Jan Collins, Associate in Science degree in Business, magna cum laude, and Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Angel Corona Chavez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Nayeli Cruz, Associate in Science degree in Pre-Nursing and Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Chelsea Davis, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• William Dixon, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Alan Duran, Associate in Science degree in General Education and Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Myriam Jewel Eason, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Wyatt Seth Eason, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Isabel Garcia Rios, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Ashlie Anna Gass, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Diego Gomez, Associate in Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, cum laude, and Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Adria Faith Hamilton, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Julissa Hernandez, Associate in Science degree in Pre-Nursing, magna cum laude, and Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Kaitlyn Benice Holaway, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Shannon Nicole Hood, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Elizabeth Thi Hunter Cole, Associate in Science degree in Psychology and Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Edwin Jarquin, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Elizabet Jarquin, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Alexander Jarquin Cruz, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Tomas Jimenez Nicolas, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Thaina Jocelyn, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Connor Johnson, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• William Samuel Johnson, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jay Sawyer Jones, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• William Jones, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Chloe Grace Kilpatrick, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Lindsey Nicole Little, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Joshua Logue, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Anthony Lopez, Associate in Science degree in General Education and Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jareny Lopez, Associate in Science in Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Yamilet Lopez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Sandy Lopez-Mendez, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• William Randall Lynn, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Sara Nicole Martin, Associate in Science degree in Animal Sciences and Certificate in General Education
• Evan Alonso Martinez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Leah Matthews, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Taylee Middlebrooks, Associate in Science in Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Gretchen Elena Miranda, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jordan Mekenzie Needham, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Ruth Cindie Norze, Associate in Science in Business, magna cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Emil Ortega, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Taylor Joy Patterson, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kim Quarles, Associate in Science degree in Business and Short-Term Certificates in General Education and in Workplace Skills
• Jovany Ramirez-Lopez, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Arturo Ramos Jimenez, Associate in Science in Business, magna cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate General Education with distinction
• Marisol Acelin Ramos Lopez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Milagros Rios, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Misael Santiago, Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Systems Technology and a Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Angelina Sebastian Nicolas, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Rachelle Lisa Sessoms, Associate in Science degree in Athletic Training and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jennifer Soto Peraza, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Kaitlyn Nichole Stancil, Associate in Applied Science degree in Child Development and Short-Term Certificates in Child Development, General Education, and Workplace Skills
• Destiny Addison Stratton, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Julianna Francis-Mae Tidmore, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Hannah Michelle Islynn Tobias, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Bryan Trejo, Associate in Science degree in General Education, magna cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Marishell Shell Vega-Chavez, Associate in Applied Science degree in Applied Business and a Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Samantha Louise Weaver, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Brynleigh Jade Wester, Associate in Science degree in General Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kayla Ashley Wolf, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Mauricio Zurita Cortes, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Altoona
• Steven Tyler Franks, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Paige Brianne Grammer, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Jayleigh Elaine Kirby, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Eduardo Manuel Martinez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Bobby Joe Nabors, Associate in Science degree in General Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Josie Mae Poe, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Madisen Marie Russell, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Hunter Gene Tucker, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Anniston
• Kayla Iman Broom, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Lacey Pair, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kisha Meshell Corbett, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Arab
• Dylan Barnowsky, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Hannah Denise Brakefield, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Mack Dakota Durham, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Jasmine Knepper, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Laura Ashley Parker, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Logan Cade Parker, Associate in Science Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Nathan Thomas Wilson, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Athens
• Janiah Anderson, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Attalla
• Jared Brown, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Jackson Cole Burns, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Carl Braye Taylor, Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science Technology, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction

Bessemer
• Ahnyia Foster, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Birmingham
• Matthew Parker Jones, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Boaz
• Mason Conner Alexander, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Andy Miguel Andres, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Darrin John Boyer, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Karlie Brodzinski, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Braxton Brooks, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kathryn Brooks, Associate in Science degree in General Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kyle James Brooks, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• James Brown, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Abby Grace Burns, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Makayla Kristine Cannady, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Mary Beula Cornwell, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Shantal Aylin Cortes, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Adrianna Cruz, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Annalee Ashton Dilbeck, Associate in Science degree in Pre-Nursing and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Matt Dilbeck, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Madalyn Shea Droze, Associate in Science degree in Psychology and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Camille Ford, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Elvis Franco, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Sara Emilee Friend, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Carson Jake Garrett, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Joseph Gobert, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Aubrey Goodwin, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Cindy Liliana Guerrero, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Alexis Leigh Henderson, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education
• Amber Hendrix, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Hailey Brooke Hill, Associate in Science degree Pre-Nursing, magna cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Tamren Michelle Hunt, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Jake Walker Knighten, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Ethan Lackey, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Kinlee Jade Lesley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Lauren Ainsleigh Lewis, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jose Alfredo Lopez, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Becca Mayes, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kloe Lashandra McCurley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Cade Ross McDowell, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jenna McGee, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Shannon Nicole McMurtrey, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Erica Osorio Cortez, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Maria Peralta, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Cade Evan Pierce, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Ashley Gayle Reaves, Short-Term Certificates in General Education and in Workplace Skills
• Gavvin Dewayne Scroggins, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Patricia Sebastian-Martin, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Brooklyn Smith, Short-Term Certificate in General Education With distinction
• Cason Paul Swatek, Associate in Science degree in Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kaleigh Makenzie Tate, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Mallory Leigh Walls, Associate in Science degree in Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Joshua Wiggins, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Makenlee Wiggins, Associate in Science degree in Elementary Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Benjamin Patrick Word, Associate in Science degree in History Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Karli Savana Yarbrough, Associate in Science degree in Psychology, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Breman
• Bailey Swann, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Brownsboro
• Skyler Lee Pittson, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Centre
• James Austin Starr, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction and in Workplace Skills with distinction

Clanton
• Samuel Carson Watley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Collinsville
• Katelyn Ann Hearn, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Cordova
• LaRissa Mae Owens, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Crossville
• Garrett Barclay, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• David Chapman, Associate in Science degree in Physical Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jasmine Star Conley, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education
• Alyssa Jade Cook, Associate in Science degree in General Education, summa cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Harley Hicks, Short-Term Certificate in General Education With distinction
• Daniela Chavez Ramirez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jessica Ramirez Diaz, Associate in Science degree in General Education, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Alyssa Danielle Stanley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Yuliana Vega, Associate in Science degree in History Education, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Cullman
• Kelsee Meghin Haynes, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Clancey Smith Hyde, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Danville
• Kellee Nicole Smith, Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Dawson
• Hunter Haston, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Douglas
• Corey Ladun Hill, Short-Term Certificates in General Education and in Workplace Skills

Fort Benning, GA
• Tamara Danielle Smith, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Fort Payne
• Justin Arnell Baker, Associate in Science degree in Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Gadsden
• Peyton Coker, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Charles Phillip Cooksey, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education
• Kimberly Ann Medlin, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Juliana Roland, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Destiny Tierre Jade Williams, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Gardendale
• Caleb Hatcher, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Grant
• Ashlyn Kelly Neff-Mitchell, Associate in Science degree in Elementary Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Brody Pearson Smith, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills

Guntersville
• Destiny Renee Bentley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Cole Jacob Bowling, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Rachael Brothers, Associate in Science degree in General Education, cum laude, and Short-Term Certificates in General Education with distinction and in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Nadege Cange, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Emma Chinchar, Associate in Science degree in Elementary Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Lauralee Elizabeth Conaway, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Anslee Culpepper, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kaleb Alexander Driskill, Short-Term Certificate in General Education With distinction
• Trey Elledge, Associate in Science degree Pre-Nursing, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Chantel Eubanks, Associate in Science degree in Elementary Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Georgia Giles, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Phillip Dewayne Green, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Meredith Potts Jackson, Associate in Science degree in Business, magna cum laude, and Short-Term Certificates in General Education with distinction and in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Daniel Laguerre, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Kala Le, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jimena Yvette Lugo Martinez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education With distinction
• Christopher McElrath, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Wayne Robert Moore, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education
• Landon Claire Phillips, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Mackenzie Lynn Pitt, Associate in Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Megan Ramsey, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Matthew Thomas Reeves, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Alisha Danielle Rogers, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Brooke Sharp, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education
• John Ryan Shirley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jaylee Anne Sims, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Riley Faith Sims, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction
• Haley Daniele Sparks, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Katherine Annalise Stricklin, Associate in Science degree in Business, summa cum laude
• Katherine Annalise Stricklin, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Lindsey Peyton Vandergriff, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Timothy Warren, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Ricky Kyler Watson, Associate in Science degree in Computer Science and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Savannah Ryan, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Hoover
• Cooper Bradshaw Prince, Associate in Science degree in Business and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Horton
• Erika Aragon Cruz, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Alexander Eli Bernachi, Associate in Science degree in Computer Science and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Anna Brooke Chaffin, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Miguel Cruz, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Zackary Ryan Darnell, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Hunter Allen Davis, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills
• Karly Elizabeth Kilgo, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Amber Jacqueline Lopez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Cambree Deanne Nelms, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Eden Elizabeth Ponder, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Garrett Eli Poole, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jennifer Robles Dominguez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Michael Robles Dominguez, Associate in Science degree in Civil Engineering, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• William Saint, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Lillyian Zain Smith, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Carlea Stone, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Abby Annette Taylor, Associate in Science degree in Business, cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Lauren Grace Ward, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Virginia Madison Wright, Associate in Science degree in Physical Education and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Huntsville
• Lauren Alison Adams, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Noah Riley Lam, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Evan Steckmesser, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Jasper
• Grayson Lee Evans, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Killen
• Matthew McCarl Brown, Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science Technology

LaGrange, GA
• Cason Firth, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Leesburg
• Lindsey Chambers, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Macon, GA
• Carter William Fink, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Madison
• Kedra Walter, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Mentone
• John David Heath Blalock, Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills

Mobile
• Emily Auburn Pack, Associate in Science degree in Communications, summa cum laude, and a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

New Market
• Stephanie Sharp, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Odenville
• Carmen Terry, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Oneonta
• Benjamin Alvarado-Gonzales, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education
• Connor Coe, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• William Avery Fuller, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Mia Elizabeth Smith, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction
• Eleazar Verdin, Certificate in Child Development

Opelika
• Lindsey Mae McCauley, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Pensacola, FL
• Marquis Javon Allen, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education

Phil Campbell
• Jason Wayne Swinney, Short-Term Certificates in General Education and in Workplace Skills

Piedmont
• Haleigh Jane Molock, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Pike Road
• Taylor Alexis Smith, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Rainbow City
• Anna Kathryn Watkins, Associate in Science degree in Business, summa cum laude, a Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction, and a Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills with distinction

Rainsville
• David Alexander Hufstetler, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Rockmart, GA
• Nicholas Cody Williams, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Rome, GA
• DeKerriya Tajuan Jhanae Daniel, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Anne Plant, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Scottsboro
• Chloe Cheyenne Chisenall, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Jarett Mason, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Sheffield
• Lillian Pace Ricketts, Associate in Applied Science Applied Business, Certificate and Short-Term Certificate, both in Agri-Business, and a Short-Term Certificate in Workplace Skills

Snead
• Andrey Luis Aquino, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education

Southside
• Raeleigh Faith McBurnett, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Springville
Reagan Leigh Cornelius, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Steele
• Chandler Ridge McHugh, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Stevenson
• Makenna Paige Jones, Short-Term Certificate in General Education

Trussville
• Tyler Mauldin, Short-Term Certificate in General Education
• Aiden Scott Rhodes, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Tuscaloosa
• Sarah Nickole Nunez, Short-Term Certificate in General Education with distinction

Union Grove
• Aubrey Rian Parker, Associate in Science degree and a Short-Term Certificate, both in General Education

Snead State Community College launched a year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary with a Founders Day Festival and Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Snead State Community College President Dr. Joe Whitmore shared the College’s history with those gathered on the lawn behind the Story Administration Building.

“The reason we want to celebrate Founders Day is because of our anniversary celebration. We were founded in 1898 originally as a Methodist seminary. The Elders came to Sand Mountain to establish an education institution as missionaries for the Methodist church, and they settled right here in Boaz to do that. A businessman named John Snead…sold them the land for the school to be built, and he later forgave the debt. It is in his honor that we are called Snead State Community College,” said Dr. Whitmore.

As the 12th president of Snead State Community College, Dr. Whitmore recognized many contributors to the success of the College, including Dr. William Fielder, the Elder family, the Pfeiffer family, and Dr. Conway Boatman.

“These names are all very familiar when you walk around campus when you look at the names of our buildings and our auditoriums. That’s why we’re celebrating. If it wasn’t for these people, who invested their money, their time and their love of education into Sand Mountain 125 years ago, then we wouldn’t have the freedom and the opportunity to be on this campus here today,” said Dr. Whitmore.

Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore, Miss Founders Day 2022 Julie Ramirez, and First Lady of Snead State Janet Whitmore

The Founders Day activities began Saturday morning with the Founders Day Pageant. The College had 17 students to compete in two divisions — a Snead State division and a high school division. Prizes, including scholarships to Snead State, were given to the winners and first runners-up in each division.

For the Snead State division, the first runner-up was Emmy Glover of Cullman, and the winner and 2022 Miss Founders Day was Julie Ramirez of Albertville. For the high school division, the first runner-up was Victoria Wester, and the winner of the Miss Founders Day – High School was Kylee Gilbert of Fort Payne. The winners were crowned by Snead State First Lady Janet Whitmore.

Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore, Miss Founders Day-High School Kylee Gilbert, and First Lady of Snead State Janet Whitmore

“I want to thank everybody that was a part of the pageant and also to the committee for setting this up. It was amazing. I was to thank Snead for the great opportunities that they give us,” said Miss Ramirez.

The Founders Day Festival began after the pageant and kicked off with performances by the Snead State Fine Arts Department, including the Jazz Band, under the direction of Mike McGee, and the College Street Singers, led by the new Director Gina Garmon. Other entertainers throughout the day included Brandon Elder, Nick Longshore and Country Case.

The festival was highlighted by a new campaign the College is hosting as a fundraiser and nod to its heritage. The campaign is called “Bring Back the Pines”.

During the Founders Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, Snead State held a ceremonial planting of the Pines to kick off its campaign to return the College’s trademark pine thicket back to the Boaz campus. Participating in the planting of the first four pines were, from left, Vice President for Academic Affairs Vann Scott, Vice President for Student Services Jason Cannon, First Lady of Snead State Janet Whitmore, and Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore.

“The first line of our alma mater talks about the whispering pines on our campus. Where the old gymnasium used to be and the Student Union Building, there used to be a pine thicket. Through the years, because of weather or new construction and other things, the pines in that thicket dwindled away until they were gone. If you look back through the heritage of Snead State Community College, when they used to print the yearbooks, the yearbook was called The Pines. Newsletters and student newspapers were called The Pines. We felt it was appropriate to take this opportunity on Founders Day to return the pines to their original site,” said Dr. Whitmore.

During the Festival, the College planted four pines. Over the coming years, alumni will have the opportunity to purchase pine trees to help return the trademark thicket back to the campus.

“We appreciate everyone who came to Founders Day. We appreciate them for recognizing the importance of Snead State and what it means to all of us,” Dr. Whitmore said.

Snead State Community College’s Public Relations/Marketing team was recognized during the annual Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) Pyramid Awards banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Snead State Director of Marketing/Public Relations Shelley Smith and Graphic Design/Web Specialist Miranda Humphrey comprised the team receiving two Pyramid Awards, the top place in each category, three Awards of Achievement, the second place in each category, and an Award of Merit, the third place in each category.

The team swept the Radio Ad category, receiving the Pyramid Award, Award of Achievement and Award of Merit for three different radio spots entered. Snead State also received a Pyramid Award in the Outdoor Advertising-Billboard category.

Awards of Achievement were also received in the categories of Print Ad and of Unaltered Photo for a photo taken of the Snead State Baseball Team with participants of the Miracle League in Albertville.

Ms. Humphrey was recognized by ACCSPRA as the 2022 Communicator of the Year. She was recognized for her work in promoting Snead State and growing within the field of marketing for higher education. Ms. Humphrey has worked at Snead State for 14 years before recently moving on to a new opportunity with the Albertville City Schools.

“Miranda has been an asset to Snead State, and we’re excited she was recognized in this way,” said Ms. Smith. “Her devotion to her job and to our students has been an inspiration for all of us, and we wish her well with her new endeavor.”

The Pyramid Awards were developed by ACCSPRA to recognize the efforts of community college marketing and recruiting departments within the Alabama Community College System. Two-year institutions within the organization had the opportunity to enter their work in a variety of categories. The Pyramid Awards ceremony was held in conjunction with ACCSPRA’s Annual Conference on Sept. 6-8.

Myleen Trevino of Arab, Judy Thacker of Albertville, Haley Barnard of Guntersville, and Tasha Smith of Guntersville were the first women to receive scholarships and complete their career skills training through the Women’s Foundation grant program at Snead State Community College.

Four women showed what could be accomplished when they worked hard and had resources at their disposal to help them find success. These four women were the guests of honor at a recent graduation ceremony celebrating the first completers of the Modern Manufacturing for Working Women program at Snead State Community College.

Snead State Community College recently received a $50,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Alabama to serve women within the Marshall County and surrounding area. The grant funded scholarships for career skills training for women who met the eligibility requirements.

Myleen Trevino of Arab, Judy Thacker of Albertville, Haley Barnard of Guntersville, and Tasha Smith of Guntersville were the first women to receive scholarships through the Women’s Foundation program and complete their career skills training.

“They’ve all worked really hard,” said Snead State Director of Workforce Development Teresa Walker. “These ladies received interviews and job offers, even prior to graduation. I knew if they studied and completed the training, they would be successful with finding employment. The Women’s Foundation of Alabama has been so gracious to give us this grant to help women in our community. We plan to stay in touch with the students and continue to hear about their successes.”

By participating in the Women’s Foundation program, the students earned credentials needed in the manufacturing industry, such as Certified Production Technician, NC3 Precision Measurement, National Career Readiness and Alabama Certified Worker. They had access to career coaching services, and childcare and transportation assistance was available to them as needed to eliminate barriers to achieving their credentials. Also, as part of the program, the students toured two local industries to see first-hand the careers available to them once they complete their skills training.

“There are so many job opportunities right now with manufacturing careers, and there are lots of opportunities for advancement. They won’t have a problem growing their careers,” said Mrs. Walker.

Snead State’s First Lady Mrs. Janet Whitmore, wife of President Dr. Joe Whitmore, shared her well-wishes and congratulations to the graduates on their achievements.

“On behalf of Dr. Whitmore and myself, we want to tell you congratulations. As I thought about this celebration today, I had a random memory of a coffee mug that sat in my office for probably two years. It was there as a reminder to me. It said, ‘She believed she could, so she did.’ Ladies, you did it. You have made a huge accomplishment…. Many times, it’s hard for us as women to dig deep within ourselves and find that courage. Sometimes we have to encourage ourselves in order to be able to do things. You believed in yourself, and that’s why you succeeded. Always know that Snead State is behind you, believing in you and knowing that you will be successful.”

Celebrating with the graduates were their family and friends as well as individuals working directly with the program — Career Coach Dawn McCarver, Instructor Emmett Powell, and Snead State Workforce Development Specialist Cherri Barnard.

For more information or to apply for the Career Scholarships, contact Snead State’s Workforce Development office at (256) 840-4152 or cherri.barnard@snead.edu.

Snead State Community College is kicking off its 125th anniversary by inviting the community to a special event.

The College is hosting a Founders Day Festival and Pageant on Saturday, September 17, at the Boaz campus.

The first Founders Day Pageant is open to high school juniors and seniors as well as Snead State students. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and first runners-up in each division, including scholarships to Snead State. The registration deadline was extended to Wednesday, Sept. 14. The Pageant will begin at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and will be held in Fielder Auditorium, located in the Story Administration Building on the Boaz campus.

The Festival will begin at 2 p.m. Attendees can enjoy entertainment by the Snead State Fine Arts Department, Brandon Elder, Country Case and Nick Longshore. Food will be available through food trucks such as Hometown Bowls, Lena’s Rolling Kitchen, Gadsden Frios, and Firehouse Dogs.

Festival vendors will include the Snead State Alumni Association, Cookies and Crumbs, Counting Every Blessing, Eden Blooms Flower Company, GramLife LLC, and Scentsy. The family-friendly event will also include a Kids Corner with children’s activities and inflatables.

The Festival is free for the community to attend. For more information, visit snead.edu/foundersday.

Snead State Community College begins its 2022-2023 academic year with a new director for one of the student music ensembles.

Gina Garmon of Rainbow City will step in as Director for the College Street Singers in time to celebrate Snead State’s 125th Anniversary.

“I am so excited to begin my time here at Snead,” Mrs. Garmon said.

She comes to the College with 29 years teaching experience, all with the Gadsden City System. After graduation from Jacksonville State University, she was hired as a general music teacher and middle school choral director for Gadsden City Schools. The final 15 years of her career with GCS were spent serving as the Choral Director at Gadsden City High School, where she conducted two choirs and started a show choir. She retired at the end of the school year last year.

“My choirs performed at many civic events, Carnegie Hall, Disney World, Disneyland, and in Hawaii for the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor,” she said.

Mrs. Garmon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Vocal/Choral Music from Jacksonville State University. Her major instrument is the piano, and while she was at JSU, she served as the accompanist for the JSU Show Choir.

Prior to applying for the College Street Singer Director position, Mrs. Garmon was familiar with the ensemble and the program’s reputation.

“I discovered that I knew many people who had been a part of the group over the years. The reputation was one of excellence, which is what drew me to the position,” she said.

She also plans to be a part of the College’s tradition of providing excellent education.

“My main role would be that of an educator. In order to perform well, students must possess a level of basic music knowledge and correct vocal technique, and I want to work with them to improve their skills. I also would like to be a resource for any choir directors or music teachers in the area. I want to grow those relationships to help build our program for the future,” she said. “Finally, I want to be available to offer entertainment for the City of Boaz and surrounding areas.”

Building relationships with students, the college and the community is one of Mrs. Garmon’s top goals for her first year as Director. She wants to see the College Street Singers play a large role in recruiting other students to the Fine Arts Department as much as to the ensemble itself. She has already started planning the repertoire for the group’s performances this year.

“We are starting off the Fall Semester with pop music, ranging from some from the 1970s all the way up to music that is popular today. We also plan to have a religious program set in order to sing at churches and, of course, holiday music for the upcoming Christmas season. I would love to do some joint performances with the Jazz Band and perhaps some music from the big band era. My goal is to also get the group into as many schools as we can,” she said.

The College Street Singers began in 1974, when the Chairman of the Music Department, the late Glenn Maze, attended a summer conference that featured an ensemble named Re-generation directed by Derrick Johnson, who is known for his work with Disney. Mr. Maze returned to Boaz and met with the late Rebecca Lancaster, a vocal instructor at the College at that time, about the idea of organizing a similar group. By the fall, ten singers and a sound technician had been enlisted, and the Freedom Singers were formed. The group took the name Freedom Singers in anticipation of the country’s bicentennial Celebration. During the first year of their existence, the Freedom Singers performed 50 times and set a precedence of excellence and pride.

In 1977, the group changed their format from patriotic music to sacred and variety entertainment. They also changed their name to the College Street Singers after the major street running through the Snead State campus. They continued to perform in schools, churches, and civic organizations and events and averaged 30-40 performances per year. In 1990, the group appeared at Carnegie Hall with the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra.

“I am excited to be a part of this tradition. I want to especially thank (Fine Arts Division Director) Dr. Barbara Hudson for welcoming me into the music family and for being so kind and gracious in assisting me.”

Mrs. Garmon has been married to Richard Garmon for 24 years, and the couple has four children – Terra, who is married to Zach Russell, lives in Trussville, and has two children, Sarah, 3, and Callum, 2; Bayleigh, a senior at Samford University majoring in Business Marketing with a concentration in Data Analytics; Bethany, a sophomore at Samford University majoring in Family and Child Development with a minor in music, which will allow her to pursue a graduate degree in Music Therapy; and Braden, a freshman at Auburn University majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy.

The Garmons live in Rainbow City with their cat Willow and dog Stormy. They are active members of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, where they serve in the music ministry. Mrs. Garmon is the founding director of the Gadsden Youth Chorus, a community youth choir for Etowah and surrounding counties.

Snead State Community College received a $50,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Alabama to serve women within the Marshall County and surrounding area.

The grant will fund scholarships for manufacturing skills training for up to 15 women who meet the eligibility requirements.

Students receiving a scholarship as part of this project will have access to comprehensive career coaching services. They will earn credentials needed in the manufacturing industry, such as Certified Production Technician, OSHA 10 Hour General Industry, NC 3 Precision Measurement, National Career Readiness and Alabama Certified Worker. In addition, the other training received will be soft skills, digital and financial literacy and parenting workshops. Childcare and transportation assistance will be available as needed.

“Our goal is to provide training for women to succeed in the workplace as well as equip them with the skills they need to be career ready,” said Director of Workforce Development Teresa Walker. “We’ll work closely with our community partners to identify participants for the training and our industry partners to assist with job placement.”

Snead State is accepting applications for the Manufacturing Career Scholarships for Women, and classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 16.

For more information or to apply for the Career Scholarships, contact Snead State’s Workforce Development office at (256) 840-4152 or cherri.barnard@snead.edu.