BOAZ, Ala. – Snead State Community College hosted a Military and Veterans College, Career and Apprenticeship Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 26, where Jabin Adams, 26, of Boaz, won a $2,000 scholarship.
The workshop, held in partnership with the Alabama Community College System and the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, was a platform to educate local military, active-duty, guardsmen, reservists, retirees, veterans and their dependents about services and programs available to them through Snead State.
As part of the workshop, a drawing was conducted to award a $2,000 scholarship to one of the event attendees.
“I was present today strictly to learn how to use my educational benefits and opportunities from the military to attend school, and I ended up being awarded a scholarship, of which I couldn’t be more thankful,” Adams said.
Adams is a 2014 graduate of Boaz High School. After graduation, he became a firefighter and attended Snead State for general education courses before transferring to Gadsden State Community College where he earned an associate degree as a paramedic. He joined the Alabama National Guard in March 2021 as a combat medic.
“Growing up, I always wanted to be in the military,” Adams said.
With the scholarship, Adams plans to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant.
“Working in the medical field, I learned of many different professions within the healthcare field,” Adams said. “One being the Physician Assistant. Pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant is a big dream and goal of mine. For now, I’ll be attending Snead State Community College for more general education courses, and then I plan to attend the University of North Alabama for a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Science.
“Although, my plans are not necessarily in the workforce development category, I’ve structured my career and education around service to others and our community,” he said. “Obtaining all my educational and career goals would help me continue to do just that. This scholarship will help me jumpstart my goals in just a few weeks, and I’m very excited! I’d like to thank the Snead State faculty and staff for reaching out to its service members and veterans, granting them opportunities for success!” “As a veteran myself, I understand the importance that the community college can make in someone’s life,” said Dr. Greg Randall, who is Technology Division Director and a Computer Science Technology Instructor at Snead State. “Snead State is committed to providing all veterans, retirees, active duty, and military dependents in our community access to a quality education. We are very proud that Jabin was selected as the recipient of the scholarship this year.”