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ESCC announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for Fall 2019

ESCC announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for Fall 2019

Enterprise State Community College President Matt Rodgers and Dean of Instruction Danny Long are pleased to announce 151 students have been named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists.

These students from ESCC and the Alabama Aviation College in Ozark, a unit of Enterprise State, are recognized for their high academic achievement for the Fall 2019 semester.

To be placed on the President’s List, students are required to maintain a semester grade point average of 4.0 and complete a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. For Fall 2019, 125 students have been recognized.

Students named to the President’s List are:

CADIS MATTHEW AMMONS – ENTERPRISE, AL

JAMES DANIEL ANDERSON – NEW BROCKTON, AL

DANIEL W ANDREWS – DALEVILLE, AL

MICHEAL JOSEPH APLIN – NEWVILLE, AL

AMANDA JEAN BEAUDRY – NEWVILLE, AL

RAVEN JANE BOOTH – HARTFORD, AL

AARON BROWN – ENTEPRISE, AL

JAMES RICHARD BROWN – ENTERPRISE, AL

CLARK ALLAN BUCHANAN III – OZARK, AL

KAYLA MARIE BURCH – NEW BROCKTON, AL

CHARLES PHILIP CARDWELL – NEW BROCKTON, AL

SIERRA THALIA CARRERA – DALEVILLE, AL

KEELY ALYSSE CATRETT – CHANCELLOR, AL

ZACHARY C CLAYTON – NEWTON, AL

JUSTIN MICHAEL COBB – DOTHAN, AL

CALEB AUGUSTUS COCKRAM – ENTERPRISE, AL

TYLER THOMAS COFFMAN – OZARK, AL

ETHAN RAY COX – DALEVILLE, AL

HALEY SUZANNE CROSBY – SLOCOMB, AL

HANNAH GRACE CROSBY – SLOCOMB, AL

ALLYSON ALENE DADY – WESTVILLE, FL

ANDREW DAVIS – ENTERPRISE, AL

HALEIGH ELIZABETH DEWBERRY – BRUNDIDGE, AL

JAMES CHRISTOPHER DOZER – LANETT, AL

LYDIA ROCHELLE DUNN – ELBA, AL

SHAUN CHARLES ERICKSEN – ENTERPRISE, AL

JAMES ROBERT ESHELMAN – ENTERPRISE, AL

MASON ALEXANDER FARLEY – ANDALUSIA, AL

KATHERINE MICHELLE FLORES – ENTERPRISE, AL

WILLIE JAMAR FLOWERS – BRUNDIDGE, AL

CHANLYN MICHELLE FREE – ELBA, AL

KATHRYN ROSE FREE – KINSTON, AL

DENIS GREG GARDNER – TROY, AL

JAMES WESLEY GARNER – GENEVA, AL

ANTHONY D GERMAN – OZARK, AL

DEVAN SETH GIBBS – SAMSON, AL

BRIDGET SUZANNE GLOVER – ENTERPRISE, AL

CORBIN GARY GRIFFIN – ENTERPRISE, AL

DUSTY LEE GRIFFIN – WESTVILLE, FL

KENDRA L GRISSETT – JACK, AL

CASEY SCOTT HARDY – MONTGOMERY, AL

JAELIN UNIQUE HARLESS – ENTERPRISE, AL

KEYERRA SEYMONE HARRIS – ENTERPRISE, AL

MERAL HARTMAN – ENTERPRISE, AL

RALPH WESLEY HAWN – ENTERPRISE, AL

KEVIN ANDREW HEIKEN – ANDALUSIA, AL

KASSIDY NICOLE HESTER – TROY, AL

RYAN OWEN HOWELL – ENTERPRISE, AL

KYLIE HAYDEN HUGHES – OZARK, AL

LAYKEN COLE HUSSEY – ELBA, AL

ZAMORRIAN IYONIA JACKSON – OZARK, AL

PHILLIP JEFFRIES – OZARK, AL

ALAYNA DANIELLE JOHNSON – OZARK, AL

JACOB MICHEAL JOHNSON – HEADLAND, AL

JOSHLYN MARIE JOHNSON – BANKS, AL

KENNETH L JOHNSON – MONTGOMERY, AL

BRYSON HUNTER KIMMONS – FLROALA, AL

DESTINY S LABELLE – ENTERPRISE, AL

CASEY RENA LAMB – SAMSON, AL

CHRISTY NICOLE LASSETER – DOTHAN, AL

HANNAH JANE LENNON – ENTERPRISE, AL

JAMES EDWARD LESLIE – OZARK, AL

KENT M LOO – ENTERPRISE, AL

AMBER BLAKE MARKLEY – COFFEE SPRINGS, AL

EMERY TAYLOR MAYNE – CRAWFORDVILLE, FL

EMILY CHRISTINE MCKINNON – DOTHAN, AL

TIFFANY SHEREDA MEADE – OZARK, AL

THOMAS ANTHONY JOSEPH MERINO – OZARK, AL

ZACHERY RYAN MERRITT – OZARK, AL

JAARON ADERIS MOORE – KINSEY, AL

DAVID ALEXANDER MORING – DOTHAN, AL

DAMON M MORRIS – ENTERPRISE, AL

TANNER ALAN MORRIS – ELBA, AL

MATTHEW AARON MURPHY – OZARK, AL

CAITLYN NICOLE NOLIN – NEW BROCKTON, AL

JOSEPH AARON O’LEAR – ENTERPRISE, AL

LAURIE BANKS OWEN – FT RUCKER, AL

TREY M OWENS – SAMSON, AL

JESSICA DANIELLE PARKER – DALEVILLE, AL

ABIGAIL FROST PERLEY – FORT RUCKER, AL

KRYSTINA BRYANT PITTMAN – BRUNDIDGE, AL

ATTRIYANAH TA’LESLIE POWE – OZARK, AL

CONNOR MICHAEL PURVIS – ENTERPRISE, AL

ALEC DELONE PYLANT – OZARK, AL

ASHLEY BRIANA RENFRO – DOTHAN, AL

CODY BRYCE RINEHART – ENTERPRISE, AL

JASMINE ROBERTS – OZARK, AL

TYTONA RODGERS – OZARK, AL

HUNTER PATRICK SANDERS – NEWTON, AL

LONDON SCHULER – OZARK, AL

JOSHUA WILLIAM SCREWS – OZARK, AL

TA’SHIA JUSTINE SHEPHERD – BRUNDIDGE, AL

BRANDON MATTHEW SHINABERRY – OZARK, AL

WILLIAM MASON SINGLETARY – HEADLAND, AL

JOHN JOSEPH SLAVINS – OZARK AL

TREVER JAMES SMITH – OZARK, AL

STEVEN J SPENCER – NEW BROCKTON, AL

ELIZABETH ANN STABLER – ENTERPRISE, AL

KIRSTEN LEE STANDIFER – ENTERPRISE, AL

SARAH ELIZABETH STAPLES – AUBURN, AL

CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL STEVENS – ENTERPRISE, AL

JULIE LYNN STRICKLAND – CHANCELLOR, AL

AUSTIN TY SWAFFORD – ENTERPRISE, AL

KENT LAVONNE TATE – HARTFORD, AL

ROSLYN BESS TAYLOR – ENTERPRISE, AL

ALLISON COBI THOMAS – ENTERPRISE, AL

KAYLA A THOMAS – ENTERPRISE, AL

TYRA M THOMAS – ENTERPRISE, AL

CALEB ANDREW THORNTON – MIDLAND CITY, AL

JAMIE AUSTIN THRASHER – DOTHAN, AL

TRISTEN NICHOLAS TINDELL – ELBA, AL

PAYTON LATRELL TRUITT – ABBEVILLE, AL

BRANDON R TUCKER – OZARK, AL

DAVID ANTHONY ULRY – DOTHAN, AL

AUSTON LANE WALDEN – CHANCELLOR, AL

JACOB DAWSON WALDING – ARITON, AL

JORDAN SCOTT WALKER – ANDALUSIA, AL

JOSHUA CLAYTON WARD – NEW BROCKTON, AL

MICHAEL SHANE WATSON – ELBA, AL

WILLIAM HARRISON WEED – BRANTLEY, AL

DAVID P WEST – SLOCOMB, AL

NOAH HUDSON WILKS – KINSTON, AL

DANIELLE NICOLE WILSON – OZARK, AL

SHAMONICA KATRELL WILSON – OZARK, AL

JAMES SETH YELVERTON – ENTERPRISE, AL

To be placed on the Dean’s List, students are required to maintain a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above but below 4.0 and complete a minimum semester course load of 12 semester hours of college-level work. For Fall 2019, 126 students have been recognized.

Students named to the Dean’s List are:

SAVANA LYNE ADKINS – OZARK, AL

JACQUALYN ROSE ALEXANDER – ENTERPRISE, AL

TERENCE ALDRIN ANDERSON JR – BIRMINGHAM, AL

KYLE PATRICK ARTHUR – DOTHAN, AL

CONNOR CHRISTOPHER BARNES – OZARK, AL

JULIANNA ROSE BARNES – ENTERPRISE, AL

MARQUISE CHAQUAN BARROW – OZARK, AL

KATHERINE ELISABETH BELL – ENTERPRISE, AL

THOMAS MICHAEL BEST – FT RUCKER, AL

SHAMEKA SHAUNTE’ BLACKMON – ENTERPRISE, AL

THOMAS COLE BLANKENSHIP – CLIO, AL

HAYDEN NICOLE BLOUNT – HARTFORD, AL

TAYLOR M BLOUNT – SLOCOMB, AL

JOSHUA J.T. BOYKIN – ENTERPRISE, AL

ANNA GRACE BRADY – OZARK, AL

THOMAS VINCENT BRUMMETT – OZARK, AL

KASSIDY BRIANNE BURROW – ELBA, AL

TIFFANY JOSIE-ANN CAMPBELL – ELBA, AL

YVANA N CANDELARIO-OCASIO – FT. RUCKER, AL

DILLON AUSTIN CARAWAY – CLAYTON, AL

DUSTIN CHARLES CHILDREE – OZARK, AL

JOHN HYOBIN CHONG – ENTERPRISE, AL

LAKEN KYMMAE COOKS – ELBA, AL

GRACIE ELIZABETH COPPAGE – ELBA, AL

SIERRA MAY CRAWFORD – GENEVA, AL

REGAN AUSTIN DANNER – ELBA, AL

SUSAN OTTO DAVIS – OZARK, AL

BENJAMIN KYLE DENNIS – ENTERPRISE, AL

ASHLEIGH DAWN DESANDRO – TROY, AL

KATELYNN SHALEE EDWARDS – GOSHEN, AL

JAKE EDWARD ESTES – MORELAND, GA

JULIUS FENN – TROY, AL

DARREN ANTWANN FLOWERS – ENTERPRISE, AL

MICHAEL FLOYD – KINSTON, AL

RUSHING EARLE FULLER – OZARK, AL

DYLAN JAMISON GIESELMANN – OZARK, AL

BRITTANY KAY GIVENS – TROY, AL

A’MUN WAHANEE GLOVER-WARREN – ENTERPRISE, AL

CHELSEA OGBURN GORDON – TROY, AL

ABBY M GROTHEER – ENTERPRISE, AL

JOSEPH LANE GUSTAFSON – ENTERPRISE, AL

LAURA LEANN HAGLER – ARITON, AL

PRESLEY MCKENNA HALL – GENEVA, AL

JUSTIN RAY HARDEN – DOTHAN, AL

KELTZIE RAEANN HARRISON – NEW BROCKTON, AL

JA’JUAN DEMARCUS HAYES – ENTERPRISE, AL

HARRISON BROOKS HENDRICKS – ENTERPRISE, AL

CELENE NINA HERNANDEZ – ENTERPRISE, AL

CODY LEE HERRON – SOUTHPORT, FL

TAMYYA SHANTA HILLIARD – HARTFORD, AL

MATTIE ELISE HINES – ENTERPRISE, AL

BOYCE GREGORY HOWARD – ENTERPRISE, AL

PRESTON A JENNINGS – ENTERPRISE, AL

VANESA JIMENEZ – ELBA, AL

WILLOW ROSE JOHNSON – JACK, AL

MAXWELL DECOS JOHNSON – SAMSON, AL

DAVID DANIEL JOHNSON – CHANCELLOR, AL

GREGORY TERRELL JOHNSON – DOTHAN, AL

MADISON KENDALL JONES – COFFEE SPRINGS, AL

JARED KYLE JORDAN – HARTFORD, AL

MACKENZIE K KEAHEY – DALEVILLE, AL

JOTHAM CRAIG KELLER – DOTHAN, AL

MARY ELISABETH KELLY – OZARK, AL

TERRY GLEN KEY JR – DOTHAN, AL

MADALYN MAKENZIE KINGSBURY – ENTERPRISE, AL

SHELBY LAUREN KYSER – ENTERPRISE, AL

NICHOLAS RYAN LANDINGHAM – KINSTON, AL

GENEVIEVE E LANHAM – CHANCELLOR, AL

AMBER RENAE LASHIER – ENTERPRISE, AL

ANDREW GARRISON LEE – DOTHAN, AL

TANNER GLENN LEVEY – DOTHAN, AL

JESSICA LEWIS – ELBA, AL

TRENTEN JONATHAN LEWIS – OPP, AL

JEFFERY LYNN – CLAYTON, AL

BETHANY CHEYENNE MACON – ENTERPRISE, AL

STEVEN JEB MAUND – ARITON, AL

KRISTY DIONNE MAYO – ENTERPRISE, AL

LORI GRACE MAYO – ENTERPRISE, AL

DYLAN SETH MCDUFFIE – NEWTON, AL

BRIAN MENESES – GRANDRIDGE, AL

JAYDEN SOLOMON MERRITT – GRACEVILLE, FL

ZADA FAITH METZ – ENTERPRISE, AL

SIDNEY RAE MILLNER – ENTERPRISE, AL

JARROD LANCE MILTON – GENEVA, AL

KATIE ANN MIXON – OZARK, AL

PARISH LARAE MORGAN – DALEVILLE, AL

HAYDEN HANSON MORGAN – ENTERPRISE, AL

SEIRRA KADAE NEAL – ENTERPRISE, AL

SELINA TAYLOR NOWLING – BELLWOOD, AL

PARKER DYLAN ODOM – MCKENZIE, AL

CHRISTOPHER WAYNE ORANGE – ENTERPRISE, AL

ASHTON ELIZABETH PALMER – GAINESVILLE, FL

JOHN DAVID PARKER – ENTERPRISE, AL

JULIE NICOLE PHIPPS – OZARK, AL

NEMESIS PITTI – SAMSON, AL

DANIEL STEVEN PRICE – CLIO, AL

NATHAN MICHAEL PROWS – NEW BROCKTON, AL

SYDNEY D PYBUS – DOTHAN, AL

NICHOLAS STERLING RANKIN – CHANCELLOR, AL

JORDYN DENAE REED – DALEVILLE, AL

JOHN-MICHAEL RILEY – MADISON, AL

HANNAH GRACE ROLLAN – PANSEY, AL

CHRISTINA KYUNG SALINAS – ENTERPRISE, AL

JOHNNIE PEYTON SANDERS – NEWTON, AL

CHASILYN MAKAYE SAWYERS – DOTHAN, AL

NATHAN TODD SCHMIDT – ENTERPRISE, AL

ANDREW BRENSON SCHUTZ – ENTERPRISE, AL

ANAYS DALI SERRANO ACEVEDO – ENTERPRISE, AL

ALIYANA R SEWELL – NEW BROCKTON, AL

JAVEN KEVON SIMON – GENEVA, AL

JOHNATHAN COLE SMITH – ENTERPRISE, AL

KELSEY ROGERS SMITH – NEW BROCKTON, AL

TREVOR JONES SNELLGROVE – OZARK, AL

CALVIN LEMAR SPENCER JR – NEWVILLE, AL

JOHN ERIC STADLER – ENTERPRISE, AL

KEVIN KOHLER TABB – DAMASCUS, GA

MICHEAL RAY TEAGUE JR – OZARK, AL

MARISA RENEE THOMAS – ENTERPRISE, AL

CODY WAYNE THOMAS – OZARK, AL

LESLIE ANNE WHITED – DALEVILLE, AL

KASSIDY PAIGE WIGGINS – ENTERPRISE, AL

BRITTANY LYNN WILEY – ENTERPRISE, AL

INDRA G WILLIAMS – DALEVILLE, AL

HUNTER SCOTT WINDHAM – ENTERPRISE, AL

KAYLA RAIN YOUNG – DALEVILLE, AL

BRANDON TRAYCE YUEN – WETUMPKA, AL

Paramedic program starting spring semester at ESCC

Paramedic program starting spring semester at ESCC

In Spring 2020, Enterprise State Community College will provide needed EMT training and a new associates degree through its Paramedic program.

The program is the result of several years of work from EMS Director Capt. Christopher Davis and Science and Health Division Chair Dr. Tyler Simmons. Both men saw a need to “better equip the community with trained professionals who can help in an emergency,” according to Davis.

Students in ESCC’s Paramedic program will complete the “highest level” of EMT training, consisting of classroom and lab work, according to Davis. Paramedic students will also have an internship opportunity with Medical Center Enterprise and Enterprise Rescue Inc.

“EMT participate in 48 hours of internship,” Davis said. “AEMT students participate in 96 hours of internships, and Paramedic students will participate in 450 hours of internship.

“Our partners at Medical Center Enterprise and Enterprise Rescue are of the highest caliber. Both the organizations and their personnel go above and beyond to genuinely participate in the program and aid our students in becoming the best healthcare providers possible.”

Captain Anthony Cole said Enterprise Rescue is proud to provide training opportunities for ESCC students.

“Enterprise Rescue has always had a great relationship with the college,” Cole said. “We are always pleased with the quality of students coming through ESCC, and we are more than happy to give them the training opportunities they need.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this program.”

Suzanne Woods, CEO of Medical Center Enterprise, said MCE was “excited” to help Paramedics students with their training at ESCC.

“To have a service such as the Paramedic program is a gift to our citizens of the Wiregrass,” she said. “Our community relies on these special individuals in ways that most will never realize – from the obvious of life saving measures to educating our community. It takes an incredible person to fill the role of a paramedic, and we at Medical Center Enterprise could not be more excited to assist in this program at ESCC.”

“I commend Dr. Tyler Simmons and Capt. Chris Davis for their time and effort in this process,” President Matt Rodgers said. “They are committed to developing programs that serve our communities and continuing to expand our healthcare programs.

“Chris Davis, with his level of expertise, is carrying on a long tradition of training EMTs and paramedics. I can’t think of a more critical area than providing training to first responders.”

In addition to an Associate in Applied Science in Paramedic, ESCC will also offer students the option to complete training to receive a Paramedic Certificate. The college also offers students degrees and certificates through its Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced EMT programs.

“Enterprise State Community College has a rich tradition of providing well-trained emergency medical professionals,” Dean of Instruction Danny Long said. “It started with former EMS Director Anthony Cole, and that tradition continues with Capt. Chris Davis.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the work that Chris and our Science and Health Division Chair Dr. Tyler Simmons have put in to revitalize the Associate in Applied Science in Paramedics for our college.  The results of their efforts will provide dividends to our community for years to come.”

Scholarships are available for students taking part in the Paramedic program. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 1, 2020.

EMTs make an impact on the lives of others, and trained professionals at all levels are needed in this area.

“EMS is a young profession that is often perceived as a job more than a career or profession,” Davis said. “This could not be further from the truth. EMTs are professionals who train tirelessly throughout their career, both mentally and physically, in order to properly aid their fellow man in their greatest hour of need. I cannot think of any other jobs that have that kind of dedication or impact on the world.”

Cutline: EMS Director Capt. Christopher Davis, left, joins future Paramedic instructor Joe McCollough, right, in teaching advanced EMT students.

Pharmacy Tech program coming to ESCC

Pharmacy Tech program coming to ESCC

In Spring 2020, Enterprise State Community College will offer a new Pharmacy Technician program, providing instruction and training in one of the top four health science occupations in the local area.

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. These professionals dispense prescription drugs to patients while providing instruction on how to properly take the medication. They are also required to understand medical insurance policies, know brand and generic names of drugs and interpret prescriptions among other skills.

“A successful Pharmacy Technician should have knowledge of customer and personal service, mathematics, clerical duties, and computers and electronics,” Director of Workforce Development Ian Campbell said of potential students of the program. “Common skills practiced by Pharmacy Technicians include active listening, critical thinking, reading comprehension and speaking.”

The number of pharmacy technician jobs are expected to grow statewide over the next few years. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2021 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.

“There are numerous pharmacies and pharmacy-related operations in our area,” Campbell said. “These businesses contribute to a local supply of jobs that is higher than the national area, making this a hotspot for Pharmacy Technicians and their talent.”

The 130-hour program will begin on Jan. 28, 2020. The program consists of 50 classroom hours and 80 clinical hours.

“We chose to offer this program based on the same process we apply to all program decision making ­­­­­­­– using empirical evidence and intelligent data,” he said. “The number of jobs and expected growth support the delivery of a Pharmacy Technician program. We are a Community College, and our goal is to serve our community. This program aligns with that goal.”

In the classroom, pharmacy technician students will learn about the history of pharmacy and healthcare, the role of a pharmacy technician, drug regulation and control, pharmacy calculations and math review, basic biopharmaceutics, aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products, and other related topics.

“Healthcare and related occupations are an integral sector of our local workforce and economy,” Campbell said. “Pharmacies and their operations are essential to the health and well-being of our population. We are proud to be able to support not only the workforce needs in our area, but also contribute to a sustainable and effective healthcare system.”  

Students interested in the program should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED. Cost for the program, which includes textbooks is $1,399.

Classroom hours will take place every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 28, 2020, from 6:00-9:30 p.m.

For more information about the program or to enroll, contact Ian Campbell at icampbell@escc.edu or call (334) 347-2623 ext. 2229.

Forrester Hall Open House/Fine Arts events

Forrester Hall Open House/Fine Arts events

Enterprise State Community College will hold A Celebration of the Arts and Forrester Open House on Dec. 2. The Open House will showcase the renovations to Forrester Hall, home of ESCC’s Fine Arts Division. Forrester Hall has been a part of the Enterprise State Community College campus since 1977, when it was erected in honor of the College’s first president and campus designer, Benjamin Abb Forrester. Renovations to Forrester now provide distinct spaces for each of the fine arts concentrations in music, theater and art, including designated classroom space and upgraded technology for each concentration and a new Black Box Theater, completed with the help of a $350,000 donation from the ESCC Foundation. The Open House will include a 30-minute presentation with comments from President Matt Rodgers, Dean of Instruction Danny Long, Fine Arts Division Chair Dr. Ken Thomas, ACCS Chancellor Jimmy Baker and Ms. Marjean Corkran. Recognition of donors Stan and Carol Windham will also occur during the presentation.

Following the Open House, the ESCC Student Art Show will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Forrester Hall. The Student Art Show features artwork from students enrolled in studio art courses in the Fine Arts Division during the 2019 fall semester. Student art will decorate the hallways and lobby for visitors to view and enjoy.

At 7 p.m. in the Student Center MPR, the annual ESCC Christmas Concert will begin to help bring the Christmas spirit alive. The concert will include performances from the ESCC Concert Choir and Entertainers, ESCC Camerata and ESCC Instrumental Ensemble. The Troy University Gospel Singers will join ESCC music students and perform during the concert.

Mathis named new Dean of Students

Mathis named new Dean of Students

In the Spring 2020 semester, Kassie Mathis will join Enterprise State Community College as its new Dean of Students.

As Dean of Students, Mathis will serve as the chief student affairs officer and will be responsible for the overall leadership of student services and facilities. At ESCC, the Dean of Students provides leadership, management, and supervision of a comprehensive Student Services Division including: recruitment, admissions, financial aid, registration and records, advising services, testing programs, orientation, student support services, career services, an intercollegiate athletic program, intramurals and student activities program in accordance with appropriate laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.

Mathis has over 12 years of higher education experience. She has served as the Director of Adult Education at Jefferson State Community College for the past year. She previously served as the HBCU Title III Program Director, Career Coach and Adjunct Instructor at Gadsden State Community College.

President Matt Rodgers said Mathis’s experience gives her a diverse background in higher education.

“Throughout the interview process, Ms. Mathis’s qualities, expertise and love for students stood out,” President Matt Rodgers said. “We feel that these attributes, along with her background and leadership abilities, will be great additions to the ESCC/AAC team.

“I am confident that Ms. Mathis will bring a strong work ethic and hit the ground running. We already have a strong team in place, and I am excited about her experience and how she can help us continue to improve.”

Mathis’s first day will be Jan. 13, 2020, the first day of classes of the Spring 2020 semester at ESCC. She said she is excited to work at ESCC, a college that focuses on the needs of its students.

“I am both honored and humbled to have been selected as Dean of Students at Enterprise State Community College,” she said. “I’m particularly thrilled about the welcoming and student centric environment. Throughout my career, my goal has always been to have a positive impact on students, and I believe ESCC is a place where I can do that.

“The recent growth of the college is indicative of an institution that is thriving and employing the right strategies to help students be successful. While I hope to create even more opportunities for growth, I’m also excited about continuing the outstanding work that’s already been done. The amount of encouragement and support I’ve already received from President Matt Rodgers and the Enterprise State faculty and staff has been very reassuring, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Cutline: Kassie Mathis has been named the Dean of Students at ESCC.

ESCC Fine Arts receives donation worth $83,000

ESCC Fine Arts receives donation worth $83,000

Thanks to one of the largest donations in the College’s history, the Enterprise State Community College Fine Arts Division is now home to a new $83,000 Yamaha Grand Piano.

The new piano was donated by Stan and Carol Windham, who have personal connections to the College. Their children are ESCC alumni, and Carol Windham is a long-time piano instructor at the College.

The piano will be housed in Forrester Hall, home of the College’s Fine Arts Division.

“It is with great pleasure that our family is donating this Yamaha Grand Piano to ESCC,” Stan and Carol Windham said. “We believe in the mission of ESCC and are very thankful that this institution has meant so much to us through the years.

“These are exciting times right now at ESCC, and we feel this fine instrument will be around for many years to contribute to the educational efforts and vision of this College. This was all made possible through a partnership with Latta Music of Dothan and the blessings of the Lord above who made it possible for us to support ESCC in this way.”

The piano was installed in Forrester Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Carol Windham tested the instrument with a beautiful melody, and Meghan Johnson and Johnathan Doyle were the first students to tickle the ivories for practice.

The Windham’s partnered with Latta Music Company to provide the new piano to ESCC students.

Chris Latta, of Latta Music Company, said the company was proud to be a part of the promotion of music in the community.

“Latta Music is honored to help facilitate the purchase of the new Yamaha Concert Grand Piano that Stan and Carol Windham have graciously donated to Enterprise State Community College,” he said. “Latta Music always wants to find ways to promote music within the community, and we know that ESCC is a great source for building musicians within the area.”

Fine Arts Division Chair Dr. Ken Thomas said the new piano will be a great addition to the Division and the College.

“This gift to the College and the Fine Arts Division will enable our students to study, practice and perform on one finest instruments in the Wiregrass,” Thomas said. “This is yet another step to accomplish our vision of being the Wiregrass Center of Fine Arts.”

Cutline: ESCC Fine Arts students can now practice and perform on a new $83,000 Yamaha Grand Piano, provided through a donation from Carol and Stan Windham and partnership with Latta Music Company. Pictured, in back, are President Matt Rodgers, left, and Chris Latta, of Latta Music Company. Pictured, front, from left, are Fine Arts Division Chair Dr. Ken Thomas, Carol and Stan Windham, and Dean of Instruction Danny Long.

Coffee with Veterans program

Coffee with Veterans program

Enterprise State Community College is holding its next installment of Coffee with Veterans on Dec. 5.  ESCC student and veteran Jettadia Bush will be our guest speaker for this event. Jettadia is a 2006 graduate of Zion Chapel High School and a soon-to-be Fall 2019 graduate of Enterprise State Community College.  Shortly after high school, he joined the Army as a 15-T UH-60 Helicopter mechanic. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska, and served as a Dustoff crew chief and standardization instructor. He has served multiple deployments in Kandahar and Afghanistan, including stints at FOB Pasab, FOB Wilson and FOB Dwyer. Jettadia has been able to travel the world as a trainer for other Blackhawk crews and other allied countries service personnel. He plan

Caitlyn Nolin crowned 2019-20 Miss ESCC

Caitlyn Nolin crowned 2019-20 Miss ESCC

Ms. Cailtyn Nolin, of New Brockton, will serve Enterprise State Community College as its 2019-20 Miss ESCC.

Nolin was chosen to wear the crown out of six contestants during the Miss ESCC pageant on Thursday, Nov. 21. She was crowned by the 2018-19 Miss ESCC Bethany Macon.

Nolin is the daughter of Keith and Cathy Nolin. She is a freshman agriscience education major at ESCC and plans to transfer to Auburn University to receive her bachelor’s degree in agriscience education and a master’s degree in administration. Her goal is to teach agriscience in the Enterprise area before taking a leadership role later in her career.

As Miss ESCC, Nolin will represent the college’s values and programs on our campus and throughout our local communities. She is awarded a $2,000 scholarship as a result of her new title.

Out of the remaining five participants in the Miss ESCC pageant, interpreter training major Presley Hall, of Geneva, was named first runner up, and early childhood education major Taylor Jordan, of Valdosta, GA, was named second runner up. Marketing major Brayton Martin, of Jack, was named the photogenic winner.

All six contestants in the 2019-20 Miss ESCC pageant were Caitlin Cedarstaff-Aaron, of Enterprise; Sierra Crawford, of Geneva; Presley Hall, of Geneva; Taylor Jordan, of Valdosta, GA; Alyssa Kyles, of Elba; Aiyanna Lee, of Enterprise; Nia Lofton, of Daleville; Brayton Martin, of Jack; and Cailtyn Nolin, of New Brockton.

To invite to Miss ESCC to your event or organization please contact Jennifer Olsen at 334-347-2623 ext. 2320.

Cutline: Freshman agriscience education major Caitlyn Nolin, of New Brockton, was crowned as the 2019-20 Miss ESCC on Nov. 21.

ESCC’s Cerebral Weevils place first in ACBL tournament

ESCC’s Cerebral Weevils place first in ACBL tournament

The Enterprise State Community College Cerebral Weevils Scholars’ Bowl team placed first in the 2019 Enterprise ACBL Tournament held on ESCC’s campus on Friday, Nov. 15.

Over 100 college students from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Texas community colleges participated in the tournament. Teams visited the ESCC campus from Lamar State College-Orange, Coastal Alabama Community College and Coastal Alabama North and South campuses, Jefferson State Community College, Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, Bevill State Community College Jasper and Fayette campuses, Pensacola State College, Southern Union State Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College.

ESCC’s A team placed first, and the B Team placed in the top six teams of the tournament. Coastal Alabama Community College’s South Campus A team placed second, and Bevill State Community College’s Jasper Campus team placed third in the tournament.

Cerebral Weevil team member Troy Funk also placed fifth in the tournament in individual scoring. He received a total of 440 points during the tournament, averaging 55 points per round.

“It’s always exciting to get back into competition in the ACBL,” Cerebral Weevils Sponsor Kathy Pattie said about the tournament. “The competition is always fierce. This league really showcases the phenomenal job our community colleges are doing with our students. It’s even more fun to have everyone come here to compete.

“I am exceptionally proud of both my teams for their performance Friday. Our B Team went undefeated until they played our A Team in the fifth round and also finished in the top six of 19 teams. It makes me hopeful about sectionals in January, the tournament that qualifies us for the national competition.”

Cerebral Weevil Team A team members are Captain Troy Funk, Ethan Cox, John Wayne McCrory and Xander Pless. B Team members are Captain Stephen Coppock, Ashley Mittlebach, Trey Funk and Madalyn Kingsbury.

Cutline: ESCC’s Cerebral Weevils A Team placed first in the Enterprise ACBL Tournament held at ESCC. Pictured, from left, are A Team members Captain Troy Funk, Xander Pless, John Wayne McCrory and Ethan Cox. 

ESCC takes part in Clean Home Alabama

ESCC takes part in Clean Home Alabama

ENTERPRISE – As part of the Alabama Community College System’s Clean Home Alabama initiative, Enterprise State Community College did its part to keep Alabama beautiful on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Gov. Kay Ivey signed a proclamation on Sept. 16 recognizing the ACCS’ creation of Clean Home Alabama Days. From Nov. 1-Nov. 11, organizations across the state will pick up litter as part of beautification efforts to celebrate the state’s 200th anniversary.

Clean Home Alabama was established by ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker, with the mission of continuing to serve communities both inside and outside of campus walls.

“Community is so much a part of what our colleges do each day that it’s even in our name,” Baker said. “Alabama’s community colleges are located within every region of the state, which means we are perfectly positioned to organize and execute an effort of this magnitude to help maintain ‘Alabama the Beautiful’ during our state’s bicentennial year.”

Projects for Clean Home Alabama can range from picking up litter along a roadway or helping to beautify entrances and exits into local parks, cities or facilities.

On. Nov. 2, 25 administration, faculty and staff members and students volunteered to clean up litter along Boll Weevil Circle from ESCC campus to Bellwood Road as part of the ACCS initiative.

“Our community is amazing in all it does to support us here at ESCC,” President Matt Rodgers said. “Our faculty, staff and students appreciate all the support we receive, and we are constantly looking for ways to give back.

“ACCS also appreciates its communities, so it made sense for us to take part in the system’s Clean Home Alabama event as a way to show our pride in our community.”

ESCC basketball athlete Terence Anderson said he was happy to volunteer his time to take part in the beautification of the state and the City of Enterprise.

“It felt good to be able to clean up around the community,” he said. “It’s always good to give back to the community.”

Following the cleanup efforts, ESCC volunteers celebrated their efforts with food and fellowship on ESCC’s campus.

Cutlines:

Twenty-five volunteers from ESCC took part in the Alabama Community College System’s Clean Home Alabama, a beautification initiative created by ACCS Chancellor Jimmy Baker.

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