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The world is changing faster than ever, and at Enterprise State Community College, we’re helping students meet the challenges of technology, healthcare, business, education and more. ESCC is a great place to start your journey. Achieve your educational and career goals through a wide range of degree plans that will prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution or give you the skills you need to start your career in only two years. The College offers Associate

in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees, Associate in Applied Science degrees, university transfer courses, and career-oriented certificates. ESCC also provides specialized training for business and industry, continuing education courses, and GED classes. With over 1,700 employees, Enterprise State is here to serve our community.

Cutline: Enterprise State Community College and Alabama Aviation College/OZARK.

ESCC announces SGA for 2017-2018 school year

ESCC announces SGA for 2017-2018 school year

Enterprise State Community College is proud to announce its 2017-2018 Student Government Association, which has already launched several student-oriented activities for a growing student body. ESCC students voted for the officers the spring semester of 2017. Elba-native Maggie Johnson heads the current SGA as its president; current Miss ESCC, Zahra Vance, of New Brockton, is vice president; Takia Walker, of Enterprise, is secretary, and Kyle Kennington, of Enterprise, is treasurer.

 

The SGA officers serve with the SGA Senate, which was appointed this week. The students appointed to the Senate are as follows: Brittney Davis, of Kinston; Maddie Chandler, of Elba; Deja Craig, of Slocomb; William Lindgren, of Enterprise; Julie Fleming, of Enterprise; Cayden Hess, of Hartford; Bailey Kennington, of Enterprise; Anabeth Strickland, of Dothan; Alyssa Hubbard, of Dothan; Caroline Morgan, of Enterprise; Grant Monaghan, of Enterprise; Barrett Brunson, of Enterprise; Mary Kate Ward, of Geneva; and Jalen Jones, of Enterprise.

 

The SGA launched Welcome Days, which included several student events and snacks for the incoming student body, at the beginning of the school year. Doughnuts with SGA – which is an opportunity for students to meet the officers and Senate – takes place next week. Many other SGA-led events are scheduled to continue ESCC’s tradition of fun and active student involvement.

 

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 1,700 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus and site currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

Matthew Rodgers announced 5th President of Enterprise State Community College

Matthew Rodgers announced 5th President of Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise, AL – Today is a great day for Enterprise State Community College. On August 9, 2017, the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees voted to hire Mr. Matthew Rodgers as the fifth president of Enterprise State Community College. Mr. Rodgers is a proven leader with a reputation of being knowledgeable, creative, insightful, and student-oriented. He is also a well-respected figure in the Wiregrass community. The faculty, staff, and students at Enterprise State are excited about Mr. Rodgers’ arrival and we look forward to his leadership and the future of Enterprise State.

 

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves nearly 2,000 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation College’s in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus and sites currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the College.

 

Cutline: Enterprise State Community College President, Matthew Rodgers.

Enterprise State Community College to Host Softball Prospect Camp

Enterprise State Community College to Host Softball Prospect Camp

Enterprise, AL – On August 5th, Enterprise State Community College is hosting a softball prospect camp to all the area’s 9th-12th graders. The prospect camp is open to all high school level athletes. The Enterprise State Softball staff will evaluate offensive and defensive skills as well as give information about the rebuilding of the Enterprise State Softball program.

 

This prospect camp is a time for high school athletes to showcase their skills to Enterprise State’s head softball coach Traci Harrison. The prospects will be graded on throwing, base running, offensive, defensive, pitching, and catching. Coach Harrison states, “Recruiting is a major priority for this program and at times it is hard to get out and see games during our busy fall and spring season, so allowing high school athletes to attend this prospect camp will allow me to see more of players that are interested in coming into our softball program. It gives all these athletes a feel of what it is like to play at a high level of college softball and what it takes to be a part of our program as well as being a student-athlete.”

 

Enterprise State’s current 2017-2018 softball team will be present and after the camp is over for the day, the prospect athletes will get a tour of the new softball locker room and receive a Q&A with the team and coaches.

 

“This is the first-time Enterprise State’s Softball program has ever done a Prospect Camp and we are very excited for this day as we are expecting over 65 high school athletes from Alabama, Georgia and Florida to attend. All campers will be receiving their very own Enterprise State Boll weevil t-shirt for them to wear and represent our school and program wherever they go”, said Coach Harrison.

 

If you plan to attend, please bring your bat, glove, helmet, cleats, and tennis shoes. If you are a catcher you need to bring your gear. Pitchers must bring a catcher. All athletes must sign a waiver at check-in. If you have questions please contact Head Softball Coach Traci Harrison. You can contact Coach Traci by e-mail, tharrison@escc.edu, or by calling 334-498-1179. You may not attend if you have already committed to a college or university. Walk-up registration will be accepted!

 

Coach Harrison stated, “August 5th will be an exciting day for our school and program. I am looking forward to seeing these Prospect players and hope that some of them can be a future Boll Weevil.”

ESCC Announces a Search for a Permanent President

ESCC Announces a Search for a Permanent President

Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) is excited to announce that a search for a permanent president for the institution is underway. With a history dating back to 1963, Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) offers an extraordinary opportunity for a new president to lead the redevelopment of the comprehensive community college, which is needed to serve the communities in the 21st Century.

ESCC has been without a permanent president for more than three years.  During that time, the College has had two interim presidents, Dr. Cynthia Anthony, who is now the interim president of Shelton State Community College, and Dr. Vicky Ohlson, the current interim president at ESCC.  Dr. Ohlson says that she is pleased to see the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is moving to fill the vacancy because a permanent president lends stability and credibility to an institution and is more likely to garner community support than an interim.

Dr. Ohlson has indicated that she will not be applying for the position, but instead will return to work at the ACCS System Office in Montgomery, where she served as Director of Academic Affairs before her appointment to ESCC.  When questioned about her time at ESCC and about the future of the College, Dr. Ohlson replied, “Being the interim president of ESCC was an unexpected opportunity and has been an extremely rewarding experience for me, both professionally and personally. I have learned so much and grown to love the faculty and staff of the College. I have also made many close friends in the community whom I will miss seeing regularly. But I will visit at every chance, and will be an ardent supporter and advocate for the College at the State level back in Montgomery. I know that Chancellor Jimmy Baker and the Board of Trustees are conducting an extensive search for the right person to lead Enterprise State, and I am confident that they will select someone with the right skill-set, a vision for the College’s future, and a heart for the communities that it serves.”

Persons who are interested in the job of president at ESCC can obtain application information from the Office of Human Resources at the Alabama Community College System at 334-293-4554 and must apply by July 10, 2017.

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 2,800 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

Five Boll Weevils Transfer on Athletic & Academic Scholarships to 4-Year Institutions

Five Boll Weevils Transfer on Athletic & Academic Scholarships to 4-Year Institutions

Enterprise, AL – The foundations Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) establishes for athletes to succeed both academically and athletically has resulted in five more Boll Weevils committing to advance their careers at the four-year level. Gage Young, and Logan Jester will join coach Marty Lovrich in Montgomery, Alabama at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM). Nephtali Alvarado will join Coach Julius McDougal in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at Stillman College. Zach Nolin and Ricky Broxson will attend Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska under the leadership of head coach Wayne Albury.

Enterprise State’s baseball coach and sports information director Samuel “Bubba” Frichter said, “I am proud of these young men and what they’ve accomplished not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. Without the proper academic requirements, they would not be in the position they are in to compete at the next level. I look forward to keeping up with them as they continue their baseball career at the next level. I wish them all the best of luck and am thankful for the commitment and sacrifices they made while here at Enterprise State Community College”.

Gage Young (Opelika, AL.) played in 44 of 47 games this past season in a dual role as a starting pitcher and a position player. Along with seeing time on the mound, Young also saw time at third base, right field, and as a designated hitter. Young finished the season with a .278 batting average, 7 stolen bases, and led the team with 3 home runs. On the mound, Young led the team in innings pitched with 50.2 while also having the lowest earned run average (ERA) of any starting pitcher at a clip of 4.11. Young will primarily pitch at AUM, but may also see time as a position player at first base.

Logan Jester (El Paso, TX.) player in 42 of 47 games as a shortstop for the Boll Weevils this past season. Jester finished his sophomore campaign with a .258 batting average and a .932 fielding percentage. Jester led all Boll Weevil middle infielders with 15 double plays turned over the course of the 2017 season. Jester will see time as a shortstop, second basemen, and possibly third base while with the Warhawks of AUM.

Nephtali Alvarado (San Germán, Puerto Rico) caught 27 of the Boll Weevils 47 games this past season. Alvarados ability to manage a pitching staff over the course of a game allowed him to lead the team in games started behind the plate. While keeping base runners at bay, Alvarado only committed 4 errors over the course of the 2017 season. Alvarado finished with a .192 batting average at a position that is a known primarily as a defensive position. He will continue his career behind the plate in Tuscaloosa Alabama for the Tigers of Stillman College.

Zach Nolin (Graceville, FL.) played in 41 of 47 games primarily as a second basemen, but also saw time as a designated hitter for the Boll Weevils. Nolin highlighted his sophomore campaign by collecting 10 hits in his final 15 at bats of the 2017 season. As a hitter, Nolin finished the season with a .285 batting average. Defensively he led all Boll Weevil middle infielders with a .983 fielding percentage while only committing 2 errors over the course of the 2017 season. Nolin will continue his stellar defensive play in the middle infield at Peru State College in Peru Nebraska.

Ricky Broxson (Panama City, FL.) logged 12 innings on the mound for the Boll Weevils during the 2017 season despite an injury ridden year. Broxson came on strong near the end of the season and highlighted his sophomore campaign with a 3-scoreless inning outing against #8 nationally ranked Wallace State Hanceville. He will join fellow Boll Weevil Zach Nolin in Peru, Nebraska at Peru State College.

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves nearly 2,000 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus and sites currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

First Annual Buzz Sawyer Memorial Scholarship awarded to AAC Student

First Annual Buzz Sawyer Memorial Scholarship awarded to AAC Student

Ms. Hannah Rogers, an Alabama Aviation College student in Ozark, Alabama, is the recipient of the first annual Buzz Sawyer Memorial Scholarship. Jed Blackwell, President of the Aviation Council of Alabama Inc., and Jerry Cofield, Director of Albertville Regional Airport, presented the scholarship to Hannah on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, on behalf of the Aviation Council of Alabama.

The Aviation Council of Alabama Inc. is Alabama’s only statewide airport and aviation association which represents International, Air Carrier, General Aviation Airports, and Aviation Businesses, Economic Developers, Pilots, Aircraft Owners and Aviation Associations. The Aviation Council of Alabama is dedicated to continued improvement, development and advancements of airports and aviation throughout the state.

According to Mr. Blackwell, the memorial scholarship was formed to honor Mr. Buzz Sawyer, a longtime aviation enthusiast who helped run aviation throughout Alabama for well over 50 years and dedicated his life to aviation. The scholarship is awarded to high school and college-aged students in the State of Alabama who has plans to develop careers in aviation. The scholarship, valued at $1,500, is expected to be awarded annually to one high school senior or currently enrolled college student who has demonstrated an aptitude for – and has an interest in – pursuing aviation, or who is currently pursuing an aviation-related degree at an accredited college or university. Applicants are asked to submit a brief 250-word essay describing their goals, achievements thus far and need for financial assistance for the selection committee’s review.

“Ms. Rogers was a very worthy candidate based off the recommendations and the letters we received from the staff and friends (at Alabama Aviation College). Her essay provided her overall goals to help aviation in the state of Alabama following her graduation from Alabama Aviation College. We look forward to her graduating and fulfilling her goals in aviation,” Mr. Blackwell said.

Mr. Cofield offered additional support for the scholarship: “The Alabama Aviation Council wants to do everything we can to encourage the young people to step up and take the place of those people who are at retirement age in the aviation industry. Without young people like Ms. Rogers, the aviation industry is going to suffer in about five to ten years because there won’t be anyone to replace the retirees,” he said.

Hannah is a self-described “Daddy’s Girl” from Daleville, Alabama, and a graduate of Daleville High School, class of 2011. Hannah’s fond memories of tinkering around her father’s shop at a young age encouraged her to continue her mechanical work at a motorcycle shop throughout high school. Through the inspiration of her former supervisor and the pride of hearing an engine come back to life, she eventually sought out furthering her education as an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic.

Shortly following high school graduation, Hannah began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to support her son, Trenton, and herself, though she realized how much she truly missed mechanical work. Hannah then transferred to the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Alabama Aviation College in January 2017. Hannah’s primary objective was to prove to her son that, through hard work, any goal is achievable.

When asked about future employment, Ms. Rogers stated, “I would love to be employed with Gulfstream in Savannah, Georgia due to their class of work and the state of environment.”

Hannah’s advice for future students would be to “have a good support system and connect with fellow students and staff.”

“The support of everyone at Alabama Aviation College has greatly benefited my determination and education,” she said.

Hannah would like to credit Ms. Valeria Pryor for assistance in applying to the Alabama Aviation College and further assisting in the application process for the Aviation Council of Alabama scholarship.

Alabama Aviation College is a unit of Enterprise State Community College with campuses in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

Enterprise State Students attend 2017 Student Leadership Institute at 4-H Center

Enterprise State Students attend 2017 Student Leadership Institute at 4-H Center

COLUMBIANA, ALA. – Enterprise State students Maggie Johnson, Kyle Kennington, Zahra Vance, and Matti Hines were chosen to represent the college last week at the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) hosted by the Alabama Community College System at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. The Student Leadership Institute is held every summer by the Alabama Deans of Student Affairs Association and invites student leaders to come and participate in a fun learning experience that encourages leadership skills and meeting other student leaders. Maggie, Kyle, Zahra, and Matti are active in many organizations on campus including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and ESCC Ambassadors.

The theme of this year’s event, which wrapped up Friday morning, was “Unmasking Leadership,” allowing approximately 200 students from Alabama’s community colleges to engage and interact with each other through multiple exercises and activities.

The SLI group focused on sessions dedicated to team development, networking practices, preparing to lead, learning about proper etiquette and pinpointing certain challenges students face on each campus, including discussions on how to better solve them.

“It’s awesome to be around people your age from other colleges and see the similarities you have with them. It’s a great networking opportunity, and it’s been nice to work as teams towards certain goals,” said Zahra, a sophomore at Enterprise State. “It’s a tremendous honor to represent Enterprise State. I love Enterprise State, and I’m thankful to be here.”

Zahra is a New Brockton High School graduate, Maggie graduated from Elba High School, Kyle and Matti both graduated from Enterprise High School.

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves nearly 2,000 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus and sites currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

CUTLINE: Left to right: Kyle Kennington, Maggie Johnson, Zahra Vance, and Matti Hines represent Enterprise State Community College at the Student Leadership Institute

Adult Education Program Holds Graduation

Adult Education Program Holds Graduation

Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) recently held graduation for students in the Adult Education Program. This graduation ceremony marked the first of its kind at ESCC, now that Alabama students who did not earn a diploma before exiting high school have the opportunity to go back and earn a high school diploma in adult education classrooms.

The program, referred to as the Alabama High School Diploma Options Program (HSDO), is for those who either dropped out of high school without earning the required number of credits or failed portions of the now-retired Alabama High School Graduation Exam. HSDO is offered through the Alabama Community College System in partnership with the Alabama State Department of Education and costs nothing for those enrolled. Students receive a traditional high school diploma from the last high school attended after completing the HSDO program.

More than 75 students have applied for the HSDO program at ESCC since the option became available last September, and 21 have since completed. One-hundred five (105) students earned a GED through ESCC over the last year.

For more information about the HSDO program or Adult Education services, contact the Adult Education Office at(334) 347-2623, ext. 2218.

22 ESCC/AAC Student Support Services Graduate in Spring Semester

22 ESCC/AAC Student Support Services Graduate in Spring Semester

ENTERPRISE – More than 20 participants of the Student Support Services program at Enterprise State Community College and the Alabama Aviation College in Ozark completed their degrees at the college this semester, beating odds which classified them as at-risk students for graduation.

The following participants obtained their degrees from ESCC in the Spring 2017 semester and/or participated in the college’s Spring Convocation on Thursday, May 11, 2017: Desiree Marie Bundy (AAS Office Administration-Health Information Technology); Kylee Ann Cox (AA Elementary or Early Childhood Education); Alexis Tyeshia Crawford (AAS Office Administration); Margaret Elizabeth Crowley (AS General Studies); Shawn L. Dutcher (AA Elementary or Early Childhood Education); JaBry Green (AA Graphic Design); Elizabeth Bailly Hall (AS General Studies); Ashley Morai Hampton (AS Biological Science); Avery S. Harrison (AA Elementary or Early Childhood Education); Nancy McGowan Hawthorne (AAS Business Administration-Accounting); Celene Nina Hernandez (AS General Studies-Criminal Justice); Lanita Hollinhead (AAS Airframe Technology); Melissa Howard (AA Graphic Design); Sarah Dawn Kelly (AS Pre-nursing); Odette K. LeDoux (AAS Office Administration-Health Information Technology); Dorinda Kaye Ross Lytle (AAS Business Administration-Management and Supervision); Angelica Mathes (AS General Studies); Kristy Dionne Mayo (AA Elementary or Early Childhood Education); Eli McGuire (AS Computer Science); Nathan Miller (AS General Studies); Saundra A. Rodgers (AS-Pre-nursing); Crisshada Lanae Rogers (AS Pre-nursing); and Ameche Threat (AAS Airframe Technology).

Several of the graduates intend to transfer to other colleges or universities to pursue additional degrees and certifications. Kristy Mayo, who received her GED through ESCC’s Adult Education program before graduating from the college with her AA degree, said she plans to transfer to Troy University to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Education. Avery Harrison, who is transferring to Huntingdon College, also has plans to pursue a degree in education.

Student Support Services at Enterprise State Community College have existed as grant-funded, Department of Education TRIO programs since 1978, providing nearly 40 years of continuous service for students through academic advisement and tutoring; financial aid and economic literacy; transfer services; campus tours; exposure to cultural events; mentoring; and other individualized counseling needs.

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 2,800 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Centers in Albertville, Andalusia, Mobile and Ozark. Each campus currently fulfills the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate’s degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

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