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Snead State RN Class of 2024

Two years of hard work and sacrifice were celebrated by the 2024 Class of Registered Nursing students as they participated in the annual Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, April 30.

Dressed in blue scrubs with the program insignia worn proudly on their sleeves, the students gathered in the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium surrounded by friends, family, and Snead State faculty and administration.

Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore and Snead State Director of Health Sciences Dr. Lisa Brock addressed the students during the ceremony while Class President Ryan Bradford of Albertville offered remarks to his fellow RN graduates.

“To our graduates, I want to express my deepest admiration for your remarkable journey. You have navigated rigorous academic challenges, honed your clinical skills, and demonstrated the upmost compassion and empathy in caring for others. Your resilience, determination, and passion for nursing have brought you to this pivotal moment, and for that, you deserve every accolade and recognition,” said Dr. Whitmore.

“As you embark on this next chapter of your journey, I urge you to hold steadfast to the core values of nursing – integrity, compassion, advocacy, and respect for human dignity. Remember that nursing is not merely a profession. It is a calling to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Whether you find yourselves in hospitals, clinics, community health centers, or any other healthcare setting, always strive to be advocates for your patients, champions for their rights, and voices for those who are marginalized and vulnerable,” Dr. Whitmore said.

Nursing Instructor Dr. Ashley Smith recognized the class officers, including Bradford, Vice President Sarah Morgan of Stevenson, Secretary Riki Paul of Hokes Bluff, and Treasurer Heather Henson of Guntersville.

During the Pinning Ceremony, two student nurses were recognized for their individual achievements. Melodi Cone of Gallant received the Award for Clinical Excellence. Akira Hutchins of Stevenson received the Award for Academic Excellence.

The RN Class of 2024 includes 46 students, but two were unable to attend the Pinning Ceremony. The Snead State RN Class of 2024 include:

• Ayala Griselda
• Ryan Bradford
• Amy Smith
• Cari Talton

• Macie Smallwood

• Donna Brockel

• Jacquelyn Black
• Gunter Isom

• Dylan Bailey
• Elizabeth Buchanan
• Seth Lowry
• Amanda Nichols
• Kerigan Rice

• Samantha Goldfon

• Tori Clowdus

• Emily Jones
• Maddie Waldrep

• Amber Hinton

• Cheyanne Cuzzort
• Toran Macey McDaniel
• Dixie McDill

• Lucy Benefield
• Emillie Gleaton

• Danielle Galloway

• Tanner Adams
• Charles Cooksey
• Reagan Galbreath
• Falon R. Graves

• Melodi Cone

• Lauralee Conaway
• Madolyn Copeland
• Amber Gregory
• Heather Henson
• Lindsey Vandergriff

Hokes Bluff
• Tabitha Dodd
• Riki Paul
• Rebecca Payton

• Crystal Hulse
• Jennifer Martinez

• Savannah Frost

• Alexis Adkison
• Nevaeh Sims

• Brianna Goffe

• Akira Hutchins
• Sarah Morgan

• Blake Owens

Coach Kenny Hill and his wife, Brooke

Snead State Community College announced Tuesday that a new Head Women’s Basketball Coach has been named.

Guntersville High School Girls Basketball Coach Kenny Hill will step into the position left vacant by the retirement of Coach Craig Roden.

“Coach Hill is a stellar addition to the coaching staff. His knowledge and experience will enhance our program and continue the tradition of success we’ve had with our student-athletes,” said Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore.

“We appreciate the leadership we’ve had the past year under Coach Roden, and we’re excited to see where Coach Hill takes our Lady Parsons next season,” said Snead State Athletic Director Casey Underwood.

Hill has spent the last four years leading the Guntersville Lady Wildcats out of a losing streak to multiple championship wins and advancements to the Sweet 16. The team had only won 9 games over a three-year period, but in his first year, Hill led the team to overcome its 13-game losing streak and complete the season with a record of 23-7. The team won the area championship and advanced to the Sweet 16. Then his career continued to thrive from there.

In his second year, he set a school record for wins at 30-5, won the county, area, and Northeast Regional Championship, and won the AHSAA Class 5A State Championship. He was named the 2022 Marshall County Coach of the Year and the 5A ASWA Girls Coach of the Year. During the next year, Hill coached his team to a 29-5 season with County and Area Championship wins and advancement to the Sweet 16, and the next year, he and his team finished the season with a 20-12 record.

Prior to coming to Guntersville High School, Hill served as Head Boys Basketball Coach at his alma mater, Scottsboro High School, where he coached his teams to win more than 100 games and two Area Championships in 2015 and 2017 with advancement to the Sweet 16 in 2015, 2017, and 2019 for the first time in the school’s history.

His coaching career spans over 20 years, during which he’s also spent time in the classroom teaching standard and advanced biology, botany, zoology, driver’s education, and biotechnology. He is a product of the Alabama Community College System, having earned an Associate degree from Northeast Alabama Community College. He went on to earn a Bachelor degree from Athens State University, a Master degree from the University of West Alabama, and STEM and Driver’s Education certifications from the Alabama Department of Education and Jacksonville State University.

Hill and his wife Brooke, have a daughter, Brylee, and a son, Kajae.

During the second half with under 14 minutes to play against Marion Military Institute, Snead State forward Donte Bacchus outran the defense to convert a fastbreak layup, scoring his 1,000th point as a Parson.

Immediately after dropping in his 1,000th point, Snead State head coach Jeremiah Patterson called a timeout to stop play and celebrate the milestone achievement by presenting Bacchus with a commemorative basketball and framed poster.

“We’re so happy for Donte,” said Patterson. “He came back to Snead after having a few offers last year, but he wanted to get better and get recruited at the highest level. He has done everything a young man is supposed to do. He’s done great in the classroom, has worked so hard to get better every day at basketball, and is such a respectful and coachable player.”
Bacchus ended the game with 21 points as the Parsons went on to throttle Marion 111-86, finishing the regular season 23-6 (15-1 ACCC). The Parsons have won 14 of their last 15 games and haven’t lost in the month of February.

Bacchus, a 6’6” sophomore from Homewood, has shined over the last two seasons.
As a freshman, Bacchus started every game at the power forward spot and averaged 11.3 points per game shooting 45.6 percent overall and 36.9 percent from three-point range. With his production, Bacchus played a key role as the Parsons captured the 2023 ACCC Men’s Basketball Championship.
Over the course of his sophomore season, Bacchus has elevated his game, becoming one of the team’s leaders and go-to scorers. He ended the regular season averaging 22 points per game (ranks first in ACCC Division II), shooting 49.6% from the field and 42.4% from 3PT. He’s also averaging 7.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and a steal per game.

“Donte is the type of player you dream to coach. Everything he’s getting now as far as recognition for 1,000 points and scholarship offers is well deserved. I couldn’t be happier for him, and I’m so happy that I’ve been able to coach him a few more games,” said Patterson.

Bacchus will look to continue adding to his career point total next week as the ACCC Men’s Division II Basketball Tournament is set to officially begin Feb. 29. As a No. 1 Seed, Snead State will aim to begin their quest for a second straight championship on March 1.

Snead State Community College was recently presented with the 2023 Readers Choice Award for Best Career Training! Thank you to the readers who selected Snead State for this honor. Pictured accepting the plaque are Workforce Development Specialist Cherri Barnard, Director of Workforce Development Teresa Walker, President Dr. Joe Whitmore, and Executive Project Director of Workforce Enhancement Dr. Greg Randall.

The community is invited to attend Snead State Community College’s Fine Arts Faculty and Friends Showcase on Sunday, Feb. 25.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium, located in the Story Administration Building at 220 North Walnut Street in Boaz.

Among the featured performers is the Masterworks Chorale, Snead State’s community choir. Admission is free to this event.

Snead State Community College is proud to present the first Black History Month Concert this Friday, February 16, at the Boaz campus.

As part of this special event, hosted by the Music Department, Snead State welcomes guest artists, Dr. Iris Fordjour-Hankins and Sarah Ruff. The guests will be accompanied by Snead State’s own Piano Instructor Dr. Monica Baker. Performances will also include the Concert Choir and College Street Singers.

The performances will begin at 7 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium, located in the Story Administration Building at 220 North Walnut Street in Boaz. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.

Dr. Iris Fordjour-Hankins

Dr. Iris Fordjour-Hankins, a 2013 second-place winner in the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition at the University of Kentucky, completed a Doctor of Music Arts degree at the University of Kentucky in voice in 2021. She is an assistant professor at Oakwood University where she teaches individual voice, diction, and opera workshop. She also teaches voice as an adjunct professor at Alabama A&M University and Valley Conservatory. Previously, she taught vocal music for the Detroit Public Schools and believes the 15-year experience has become the bedrock of her skill as a music educator.

As a classically trained soprano soloist, Dr. Fordjour-Hankins has had the privilege to sing in various venues. Notable is her most recent chamber recital (May 2021) including Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs), Adolphus Hailstork’s Songs of Love and Justice, based on the sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jake Heggies’ contemporary cycle, Faces of Love. In December 2024, she performed the role of the Mother in Menotti’s opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, in addition to reprising her role with Oakwood University Church as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Dr. Fordjour-Hankins ’dissertation, Shining a Spotlight on Female African American Composer Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, is part of her continuing effort to educate people about the beauty, elegance, and high level of craftsmanship poured into Simpson-Curenton’s music for classically trained vocalists.

Professor Sarah Ruff

Sarah Ruff was born in Wolverhampton, England. She began her musical studies on piano and violin with the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and was a member of the Wolverhampton Youth Symphony and Wolverhampton Grammar School Orchestra. After moving to Miami, Fla., in 1994, Professor Ruff continued her musical studies, at Dillard High School. She earned a B.M. in Music Education at the University of Miami in 2003, an M.A in Humanities at Nova Southern University in 2009, and an M.M in Music Education at Boston University in 2016. Noted as a highly successful educator, Professor Ruff was named one of South Florida’s Top Black Educators by Legacy Magazine (2016) as well as Teacher of the Year for the Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts. She was also a regional finalist for the Teacher of the Year award with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Oakwood University, she is the orchestra director and a professor of music theory.

Professor Ruff is also the founder and director of The String Project, a nonprofit organization that provides string programs for students who do not have access. Since its inception in February 2023, over 40 students in Huntsville are receiving string instruction through the String Project. She believes that all people can learn music and is willing to teach anyone possessing the tenacity required to acquire the knowledge, skills and, and artistic sensitivity for performing music.

BOAZ, Ala. – Alex Johnson and Hannah Hurst were crowned Snead State Community College’s 2024 Homecoming King and Queen on Monday, Feb. 12, inside Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.

The Homecoming Court was honored between the men’s and women’s basketball games against Chattahoochee Valley Community College on John Kitchens Court.

Pictured from left, Alex Johnson and Hannah Hurst were crowned 2024 Snead State Homecoming King and Queen.

Selected to the Homecoming Court were sophomores Connor Aderholt, Mario Andrews, Olivia Gilbert, Trey Higgins, Erica Lang, Fisher Moss, Julie Ramirez, Lydia West, Johnson and Hurst.

Freshmen members of the court included Audrey Beasley, Courtney Brewer, Bo Hester, Sarah McCullars, Blake Moon, Brooks Parkerson, Evan Patterson and Lainie Phillips.

About the Queen

Snead State Community College’s 2024 Homecoming Queen Hannah Hurst of Moody is the daughter of Gary and Tracie Hurst. She is a 2022 graduate of Jefferson Christian Academy. Hurst is a member of the Snead State Softball Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa and National Society of Leadership and Success. She has been named to the NJCAA All-Academic First Team and ACCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She is pursuing an Associate in Science Degree. Outside of school, Hurst attends Bridge Church Boaz, is a member of the Church of the Highlands Dream Team, and serves as a lifeguard at the Boaz Recreation Center. After graduation from Snead State, she intends to transfer to Auburn University in the fall to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

About the King

Snead State Community College’s 2024 Homecoming King Alex Johnson of Albertville is the son of Carin and Aaron Johnson, and he is a 2022 graduate of Albertville High School. At Snead State, Johnson is a member of the Parsons Baseball Team and is pursuing an Associate Degree in History Education. Outside of school, Johnson is a member of LifePoint Church. His plans for after graduation include continuing his education and pursuing a degree in history and education.

Pictured is the 2024 Snead State Homecoming Court. From left are Connor Aderholt, Olivia Gilbert, Fisher Moss, Lydia West, Mario Andrews, Erica Lang, Trey Higgins, Julie Ramirez, Homecoming King Alex Johnson, Homecoming Queen Hannah Hurst, Brooks Parkerson, Lainie Phillips, Blake Moon, Courtney Brewer, Bo Hester, Audrey Beasley, Evan Patterson, and Sarah McCulllars.

About the Court

  • Connor Aderholt, a sophomore from Shelby, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Biology. He is a Snead State Ambassador and a member of the Baseball Team. His plans are to pursue a biology degree and be accepted into physical therapy school.
  • Mario Andrews, a sophomore from Independence, La., is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business. He is a member of the Men’s Basketball Team and plans to transfer to Alabama State University.
  • Audrey Beasley, a freshman from Guntersville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Nursing. She is a member of the Snead State Ambassadors and the Rotaract Club. She plans to transfer to the University of Alabama in Huntsville to earn a Bachelor Degree in Nursing.
  • Courtney Brewer, a freshman from Petal, Miss., is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Women’s Golf Team. She plans to transfer to the University of Mississippi to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
  • Olivia Gilbert, a sophomore from Douglas, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is an Ambassador, secretary of the SGA, and a member of the History Club. She plans to transfer to UAH in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Bo Hester, a freshman from Guntersville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Social Science Education. He is an Ambassador and volunteers as a football coach for Boaz Middle School. He plans to transfer to Jacksonville State University in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education.
  • Trey Higgins, a sophomore from Oxford, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business. A member of the Baseball Team, he plans to transfer to Samford University to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
  • Erica Lang, a sophomore from Guntersville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business. She is a member of the Tennis Team, the FCA Leadership Team, and the Snead State Ambassadors. She hopes to obtain a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
  • Sarah McCullars, a freshman from Albertville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business. She is the treasurer of the Snead State Ambassadors, of Rotaract, and of FBLA Collegiate. She plans to transfer to UAH to obtain a degree in Finance.
  • Blake Moon, a freshman from Guntersville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Math Education. He plays for the Baseball Team and is a student leader for FCA. He plans to transfer to the University of North Alabama to earn a Bachelor Degree in Math Education.
  • Fisher Moss, a sophomore from Madison, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in General Education. He is a member of the Parson Baseball Team.
  • Brooks Parkerson, a freshman from Midland, Ga., is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Science. He is a member of the Parson Baseball Team. He hopes to earn a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies.
  • Evan Patterson, a freshman from Albertville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Business. He is the vice president of the Ambassadors and a member of FBLA Collegiate and Rotaract. He plans to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Business Cyber Security.
  • Lainie Phillips, a freshman from Guntersville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Nursing. She plays for the Lady Parson Volleyball Team. She plans to transfer to Jacksonville State University to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Nursing.
  • Julie Ramirez, a sophomore from Albertville, is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Political Science. She is the president of the Pan Latino Club and the Canterbury Club, and she is a member of the Media Club, the Ambassadors, and TRIO. She was crowned Miss Founders Day 2022. She plans to transfer in the fall to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Political Science.
  • Lydia West, a sophomore from Geraldine, is pursuing an Associate Degree in Science. She plays for the Snead State Softball Team and is a member of FCA, Phi Theta Kappa, and the National Society for Leadership and Success. She was named to the NJCAA All-Academic First Team, the ACCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the NJCAA All-Region 22 Team, and the NJCAA All-North Division. She plans to transfer to UAH to continue playing softball and pursue a Bachelor Degree in Biology/Pre-Med.

Snead State Community College is pleased to announce its President’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a perfect grade point average of a 4.0 (all A’s) and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours of regular college-level courses. Congratulations to the students on the Fall 2023 President’s List:

Mary Elizabeth Adams, Christina Agustin, Eduardo Bastida, Jessica Benitez Vasquez, Savanah Bethanne Bright, Olivia Paige Brothers, Ashton Elwin Bryant, Gaelle Civil, Jacqueline Cortez Garcia, Yazmin Delacruz, Jeremy R. Ennis, Keila Franco, Trifena Gijon, Andrea Nahir Gonzalez Larregoity, Darin Bailey Hallmark, Tyler Joseph Hatley, Jovan Jijon, Alexander Nathaniel Johnson, Karyme Lynette Lopez, Juana Maria Lucas Perez, Cathryn Lynn, Glendy Morales Ayala, Julia Ava Owens, Carlos Ramirez Lopez, Sandra Paola Ramirez Nataren, Yaritsa V. Ramos-Juarez, Catherine Ivette Rios Rios, Kimberly Jazlyn Rivera Saucedo, Reymund Santiago, Evan Joseph Shields, Leah Smyly, Yssell Vaitiary Tamez, Jennifer Lynn Taylor, Brianna J. Vasquez, Madison Alexandra Walker, Barbara Shannon Williams, Ethan Williams, Julie Ramirez Williams, and Addison Kate Yarbrough.

David Kane Denham and Jasmine LeAnn Lopez.

George Philips Beason and Charles Caneer.

Chloe B. Smith and Avia Lashay Watts.

Sonia L. Bearden, Logan Sydnie Beck, Rebecca Mattie Ann Burnett, Ciara Dayshalyne Cartagena, Valerie Eliana Castro, Madison Abbigayle Chapman, Emma Grace Cotton, Macy Michelle Dohring, Abigail Jazmine Grace, Allison Jade Grace, Issac D. Head, Kiran Norton, Amelia B. Poole, Alina Ramirez Perez, Sloan Elizabeth Rodriguez, Crimson Lea Ross, Carly Riane Sarratt, Bailey Israel Smart, Brylie Jubilee Smart, Abby Daryl Scout Strong, Alexandra Nicole Watts, Jason Daniel Watts, Amanda Alicia West, Tyler Douglas Whaley, Joshua Zachary Wiggins, Mckenzie N. Williams, and Harley Reese Wyatt.

Reece Abbigail Patterson.

Jacey Kendal Stephens.

Maria I. Aragon, Maria Christine Chandler, Marlene Lopez Franco, Jasiah M. McNeff, Yahir Jarquin Rodriguez, Savannah Elena Stevens, and Lydia Ann West.

Dallas, GA
Payton Isaac Doyle.

Lauren Olivia Webb.

Laura Ashley Wood.

Audrey Sircy Beasley, William Bishop, Jack Bennett Chaffin, John Harrison Kirkland, Ryan Oswalt, Lainie Dail Phillips, Gabriel Reed, Kaitlyn Bella Salinas, Jaylee Anne Sims, and Lola Blu Walk.

Riley Ashlyn Sharp.

Alexis Taylor Brewer.

Hokes Bluff
Hayden Layne Wolfe.

Oscar Uriel Conriquez Zavala, Madison Grace Franklin, and Maritza Valdez-Sanchez.

Jackson Thomas Carson.

Gregory Austin Cooper and Kane Henderson Standridge.

Morgan Raine Palmore.

Phenix City
Destiney Allison-Marie Woods.

Sarah Wortham.

Rising Fawn, GA
Mackenzie Elaine Ely.

Statham, GA
William Parkman.

Brady McAbee.

Union Grove
Roderick N. Lorance, Abbey Lyn Ware, and Allison Williams.

Austin Caleb Burnham.

Snead State Community College is proud to announce the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. Students must hold a minimum of 3.50-3.99 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more hours of regular college level courses to be eligible for the Dean’s List. Congratulations to the students on the Dean’s List for Fall 2023:

Cade Elizabeth McIlwain, Marianna Aguilar, Taylor Claire Baker, Bailee Battles, Jonah Robert Bilbrey, Margaux Elizabeth Blackstone, Natalie Joelle Blackwelder, Wayne Bowman, Jade Guadalupe Chavez, Kaitlynn Alyssa Cochran, Deisy Jacquelin Cortes, Leasha Annette Davis, Nahyelli Martinez Diaz, Elisa D. Diaz Ramirez, Melanie Nunez Eighmy, Evan Gabriel Elliott, Joselin Figueroa, Ivan L. Franco, Llordi Masiel Gallardo Miranda, Kelly Garcia, Krystal Espinoza Garcia, David Emanuel Gracia Ortega, Ashlie Anna Gass, Sylvia Faith Gibson, Caroline Rae Godwin, Julisa Gomez, Austin Lee Hancock, Katelyn Alexis Haram, Jesus Hernandez, Hayden Aaron Howard, Jose Armando Juarez, Talia Cortes Kay, Reece Knight, Lillian Estelle Laverty, Emily Ann Lewis, Jacob Lewis, Mckinzee Jaide Lucero , Jacob Lutes, Alex Martinez Alarcon, Isabel Matthews, Sarah Grace McCullars, Yesenia Negrete Barrios, Anna Grace Parr, Evan Patterson, Genesis Berenice Perez, Joseph W. Prickett, Nathan Josiah Rains, Noemi Raquel Sanchez Velasquez, Ryleigh Marie Shadinger, Eli Teal, Riley Myriah Turner, Andy Vega, Sawyer Lee West, Logan Wilson, and Allie Grace Brown.

Candace Danielle Chappell, Kaitlyn Harmon, Lauren Daelynn Swift, and Emma Kate Whitehead.

Emma Grace Lynch and LaMya McGrue.

Olivia Michelle Hardin, Callie Grace Kirkland, Josie Danielle Puccio, Emily Tidwell, Aidan Chloe Watts, and Ashley Brianna Williams.

Gracie Rena Manley.

Whitney Layne Goodwin.

Daniel Scott Bellew, Michelle Leigh Hill, Georgia Jackson, and Lukas Hayden Snead.

Ali Deborah Carriere.

Emma Melinn Garcia.

Donté T. Bacchus.

Rebekah Leah Brown.

Ashley J. Alameda, Yesenia Juan Andres, Alexus Breana Ashley, Dawson Riley Brasher, Braelyn Cheyenne Carroll, Courtney Faith Collins, Dolores Lola Contreras, Stephanie Cortes, Abigail N. Cotton, Margaret Lee-Ann Daniel, Jaime Diego Gonzales, Samuel T. Dyar, Tessa Jade Frix, Jade S. Galvin, Nora J. Garcia, Katherine Graham, Justin Matthew Harris, Hannah Beth Hill, Timothy Aidan Holland, Aubree Lynn Jenkins, Carson Andrew Jones, Jaycee Leigh Kilgore, Dillan B Lackey, Jayda Michelle Lacks, Alexander Scott Lee, Michelle Lopez Tomas, Litzi Lopez-Miranda, Aron Antonio Navarrete, John Pruitt, Jennifer M. Raber, Josue Angel Ramos, Cielo Ruiz Hernandez, Delaney Jade Smith, Zachary Brian Stanford, Laci D. Stone, Abigail Talton, Chloe M. Tidwell, Mackenzie Grace Vaughn, Jacie Elizabeth White, Cade Rylan Whorton, Ava Malynn Wiggs, and Jeffrey Wilson.

EllaGrace Hood.

Baylee Fall Knight.

Leah Madalyn Swafford.

Lizeth Aragon, Quentin L. Chapman, Yessenia Gonzalez, Aaron Carter Keith, Madison Mackenzie Lesley, and Steven Talley.

Desiré Jade Odachowski.

Fort Payne
Saydi Jackson.

Tinsley Elizabeth Andrews.

Caden Jay Argo, Kylee Elizabeth Easterwood, Aaron Jackson Hayes, JShun Patrick, and Destony Jenea Shelton.

Brandie Nicole Brooks.

Abby Short.

Caroline Nicole Largen, Justin Brady Largen, Anthony McCamey, and Jonah Seth Sutton.

Grove Oak
Emma N. Samples.

Chloe Lane Avans, Perla Becerra, Benjamin K. Conway, Nicholas Chase Cornelius, Robeth Bradley Hammons, McCallister Finn Heatherly, Bo Landon Hester, Erica Elizabeth Lang, Vanessa Alene Lugo-Martinez, Kristina Maynard, Blake Moon, Haley Ryan, Cecilia Ann Slaten, Megan Elizabeth Walker, and Alannah Jean Wiggins.

Hampton, GA
Kehjayah Rogers.

Sarah Anne Bowling and Addison M. Walker.

Randy Quinn.

Allie Elizabeth Graydon and Victoria Elizabeth Mauterer.

Luke McNeill.

Jennifer Ruby Barahona, Chaney Leah Capman, Lacey Taye Duvall, Aylin Gonzalez, Juan Ortiz Hernandez, Jessica Y. Robles-Dominguez, Dabid Sanchez, and Andrew W. Shelton.

Honey Kate Calip.

Caitlin Clark.

Lake City, FL
Ashley Nicole Nelson.

Allison Leann Cash.

Nathan Guyse.

Middleville, MI
Casey L. Lopez.

Mary Bronwen McNaughton.

Quinn Taylor Sloane.

Mountain Brook
William Walker Allen and Charles Frederick Berryman.

Kendall Ann King.

Gracie Morgan Bradley and Maxwell Edward Hanson.

Cadence Olivia Lachey Buchanan.

Rainbow City
Triston Lee Ballard.

Ripley, MS
Paris Nichole Morgan.

Kyndal Alana Hudson.

Rome, GA
Cody James King.

Connor Ray Aderholt.

Brady Todd Gillespie.

Kurt William Kizer.

Tucker Gregory Cagle.

Ciara Freeman.

Garrit A. Terrell.

Susan Williams

The community is invited to attend a special guest artist recital hosted by the Music Department at Snead State Community College. The recital will feature Susan Williams, soprano, and Dr. Kevin Chance, piano, from the University of Alabama.

The recital will be Saturday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium, located in the Story Administration Building at 220 North Walnut Street in Boaz. Admission is free to this special recital.

Susan Williams and Dr. Kevin Chance have many years of professional musical experience under their belts.

Williams has performed nationally and internationally in a wide range of leading opera roles and as a vocal soloist. A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, she earned a master’s degree at the University of Akron and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Mary Schiller. Her scholarly interests include using body movement systems and integrating virtual anatomy technologies to enhance student learning in the studio.

Dr. Kevin Chance

Chance was named Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Music Teachers Association and has been hailed as “a superlative musician” playing “with musical conviction and muscularity.” He is a former faculty member at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music where he was awarded the Jerald C. Graue Fellowship for academic excellence. He also holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University and graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College. Chance is the University of Alabama’s Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator.

Following the recital, the guest artists will hold a Master Class for Snead State students. For more information on the Master Class, contact Snead State Music Instructor Dr. Kathleen Ruhleder at kathleen.ruhleder@snead.edu.