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新澳资料 2024 Commencement

新澳资料 and Technical College hosted its Spring 2024 commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 9. The event began at 1 pm at the Elmore Gymnasium on the campus of Alabama A&M University; 195 students participated in the commencement ceremony.聽

This year’s commencement speaker was PeggyLee Wright, a distinguished figure renowned for her聽contributions to聽education and community development.聽Wright’s insights promise to inspire and motivate the graduating class as they embark on their future endeavors.

The commencement ceremony marked a significant milestone for聽graduates, highlighting the dedication and hard work invested in pursuing academic excellence.

“Commencement represents the culmination of hard work, perseverance, and dedication for our graduates,” said Dr. Patricia Sims, president of 新澳资料 and Technical College. “As this class of students embarks on the next chapter of their lives, we are immensely proud of their accomplishments and excited to witness the impact they will make in their respective fields and communities.”

新澳资料 celebrated the achievements of its graduating students from various academic divisions. The college awarded associate degrees in the following disciplines: Business, Computer Science, and Engineering Technologies; Applied Services Technologies; Advanced Manufacturing Technologies; Health Sciences Technologies; General Studies and Developmental Education.聽

Members of the media, esteemed guests, faculty, staff, and the community聽were invited聽to join in honoring the accomplishments of the graduating class.

The event was live-streamed on 新澳资料’s Facebook Page for those聽who were聽unable to attend and can now be viewed on 新澳资料’s Facebook feed.

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新澳资料 student Jadyn Johnson Named 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar

At 新澳资料 and Technical College, we are thrilled to announce that one of our outstanding students, Jadyn Johnson, has been named a 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar. This prestigious recognition comes with a $1,500 scholarship, marking a significant milestone for Jadyn and for our institution.

This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon completing a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

“Receiving the 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar scholarship is a tremendous honor, and I am grateful for the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This scholarship not only acknowledges my academic achievements but also validates my commitment to preparing for a successful career. I am excited to represent 新澳资料 as I continue on my journey towards entering the workforce.”

“Congratulations to Jadyn Johnson on being named a 2024 New Century Workforce Scholar,鈥 said 新澳资料 President Dr. Patricia Sims. 鈥淭his prestigious scholarship not only recognizes her academic excellence but also highlights her leadership and commitment to extending her talents beyond the classroom. 新澳资料 is proud to support Jadyn and the other scholars as they prepare to enter the workforce and achieve their career goals.”

New Century Workforce Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Over 2,200 students from more than 1,300 college campuses nationwide were nominated. Only one New Century Workforce Scholar was selected from each state.

鈥淲e congratulate Jadyn for receiving this prestigious scholarship, and we are honored to partner with The Coca-Cola Foundation to recognize these outstanding achievements,鈥 said Phi Theta Kappa鈥檚 President and CEO, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. 鈥淪cholarship programs like this are integral for creating opportunities for students to succeed as they prepare to enter the workforce and for putting college completion within reach.鈥

The New Century Workforce Scholars will be recognized in the fall.

新澳资料 and Alabama A&M Host Thurgood Marshall College Fund HBCU SOAR Scholars Program

新澳资料 & Technical College and Alabama A&M University are proud to announce their partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to host the HBCU SOAR Scholars Program, which will empower the next generation of leaders. This one-week residential summer program, taking place from July 7 – 12, 2024, will provide high-achieving current high school juniors with a unique opportunity to explore the rich academic and cultural heritage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

“I am thrilled to welcome our local future leaders to 新澳资料 through the TMCF HBCU SOAR Scholars Program,” said 新澳资料 and Technical College President Dr. Patricia Sims. “By immersing themselves in our campus, we believe students will discover the opportunities awaiting them at HBCUs and HBCCs. Together, we will shape futures, break barriers, and cultivate excellence.”

The TMCF HBCU SOAR Scholars Program will be held on Alabama A&M and 新澳资料 campuses. It serves students by providing valuable insights into college admissions, financial aid, scholarship resources, academic majors, and career pathways. The program is free to all participants, ensuring accessibility for students from diverse backgrounds.

“The opportunity for Alabama A&M University to host bright students and serve this platform in a significant way is an honor for our entire campus community,” said Alabama A&M University President Dr. Daniel Wims. “The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s impact in creating pathways to success is no secret in our communities. The HBCU Scholars Program is one example of their profound commitment to supporting students. We look forward to making a lasting impression on participants through the words of our mantra – start here, go anywhere.”

Eligibility for the program is open to current high school juniors (Class of 2025) who must participate in the program during the summer before their senior year. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2024.

Applicants are required to submit a completed application along with academic documents, including an official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores (if taken). Additionally, applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or college advisor and one short essay (250 words max) answering the question: “What is motivating you to pursue education at a collegiate level?”

For more information and to apply, visit drakestate.edu/thurgood-marshall-college-fund

For questions, contact Dr. Nicole Bell, Dean of Students at 新澳资料 at nicole.bell@drakestate.edu.

新澳资料, Madison County, and Huntsville City Schools partner to offer free CDL classes

新澳资料 and Technical College, Madison County, and Huntsville City Schools (HCS) have partnered to address the growing demand for a skilled workforce in Madison County. As a notable step towards this shared goal, Madison County has donated a dump truck to facilitate 新澳资料’s free CDL classes. HCS will provide space for the classes.

This initiative underscores the commitment of 新澳资料, Madison County, and HCS to equip students with essential skills and certifications to contribute to the local economy.

鈥淧artnerships like this one are essential to keeping up with the growth in our community,” said 新澳资料 President Dr. Patricia Sims. “Our goal is to stay ahead of the curve and meet the demand for a skilled workforce.”

鈥淭he donation of this truck allows 新澳资料 to train the individuals who will be a great asset to the workforce by earning their CDL License鈥, said Phil Vandiver, Madison County Commissioner from District Four.

In addition to providing space for the courses, HCS will also promote classes to their students.

鈥淗CS is excited to partner with 新澳资料 and Madison County to provide students essential skills to be competitive in Madison County鈥檚 growing workforce,鈥 said Career & Technical Education Director of Huntsville City Schools Zac McWhorter.

“This strategic collaboration between 新澳资料, the county, and HCS ensures students have a supportive environment to prepare for the workforce upon graduation,” says District Six Commissioner Violet Edwards. Commission Chairman Mac McCutcheon expressed the commissioners’ collective enthusiasm for the collaboration, emphasizing their belief in supporting 新澳资料’s dedication to supplying students with the education required to become integral members of the workforce in Madison County.

Classes are open to the public.

Learn more and sign up by contacting:

John Mullins Director of Workforce Development



新澳资料 Names Fall 2023 Pesident’s and Dean’s List

Congratulations to our Fall 2023 President鈥檚 List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the President鈥檚 List a student must attain a semester GPA of 4.00 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work. Cheers!

Fernando Alanis

Joshua Bean

Carla Camargo

Amanda Coots

Aileen Coronado

Samual Culver

Dustin Ellis

Alyissia Ellison

Tricia Engles

Manuel Hernandez

Kyla Hickman

Theresa Holstein

Breiona Horton

Amiri Jacobs-el

Te鈥檃sha Jefferson

Christopher Johnson

Cynthia Leslie

Niyari Malone

Madelyn Moore

Gabriel Nkengasong

Nicole Padilla

Jaden Paul Shelby Randolph

Makahla Riley

Rodney Rippey

Cody Sharp

Ashley Strong

Cameron Thompson

Jesse Tinker

Sebastian Torres

Shacara Washington

Jasmine Williams

Jacob Wilson

Congratulations to our Fall 2023 Dean鈥檚 List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the Dean鈥檚 List a student must maintain a semester GPA between 3.50-3.99 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work. Cheers!

Kathleen Adarr

Joseph Anderson

Brayden Arnold

Brian Bartlett

Alex Brady

Tashana Branford-Smith

Demetryas Brooks

Ian Browning

Daniel Carrasco

Roneshae Coolie

Nolan Culver

Cilyah Davis

Tommi Ellis

Xavier Ellison

Kristopher Evans

Taliah Fletcher

Christopher Harris

Jalen Henry

Patrick Holdsworth

Shawn Huddart

Keion Jordan

Kayla Koepp

Nabonsbamba Ibrahim Kouraogo

Maiya Lang

Ralphael Law

Christal Lee

Cooper Lee

Jaliyah Lewis

Caida Lindsey

Jamyon Love

Jasmine Matthews

Diamond Matthews

Brittany McCarver

Conner McLellan

Bryan McQueen

Randel Moore

Shale Morgan

Shane Pettit

Shayla Phillips

Tanekia Phillips

Noah Powell

Skylar Priest

Jaden Remy

Kent Richardson

Michael Rogers

Amberlee Serafin

Jasmine Shackleford

Benjamin Smith

Shamiyah Sterling

Egypt Stinson

Sabrina Taylor

Michael Trask Stephanie Yell

Ryan Ziegler

The NAFEO-Amesite Alliance Announces Strategic Five-Year Partnership to Enhance Workforce Education with 新澳资料 and Technical College

Amesite Inc. (NASDAQ: AMST), a leading artificial intelligence software company offering a cloud-based learning platform for business and education markets, announces a five-year partnership with 新澳资料 and Technical College. This collaboration is notable as 新澳资料 is the first community college and the first higher education institution in Alabama to leverage the NAFEO-Amesite Alliance.

This partnership represents a strategic move for 新澳资料, allowing it to extend its educational reach beyond traditional classroom settings. It aligns with the college’s commitment to working with regional businesses and addressing local workforce learning needs.

Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, CEO of Amesite, commented on the new partnership. “NAFEO, as the Nation鈥檚 only advocacy and membership organization for all HBCUs and predominantly Black institutions, has created an efficient and effective way of engaging the most economically significant cohort of institutions that impact workforce diversity in the United States. We are proud to be part of this Alliance, and to work with members like 新澳资料. This collaboration is an important step for us in Alabama. Our goal is to extend our learning solutions to NAFEO’s members. This agreement with 新澳资料 is an important part of our commitment to enhancing education through technology.”

Dr. Lezli Baskerville, CEO of NAFEO, said, 鈥淭he Alliance that we have established with Amesite is yielding favorable results. During this season in particular, when it is so critical for professionals to have certifications that enable them to advance economically, we are looking forward to engaging other NAFEO members, including 106 HBCUs and roughly 70 PBIs. To engage the most diverse cohort possible, NAFEO and our members must be effective online, delivering 95% retention with Amesite technology.鈥

“Partnering with Amesite enables us to expand our educational capabilities and reach,” said Dr. Patricia Sims, President of 新澳资料. “This collaboration aligns with our goal to meet and adapt to the changing educational and workforce training requirements in our community.”

The partnership will focus on developing customized learning platforms to meet the specific needs of the regional workforce, offering accessible and high-quality educational resources to support professional development and skills enhancement.

Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association庐 gives back to 新澳资料 Veteran students during the holidays

For the fourth year, The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA)庐 28-2 has teamed up with 新澳资料 & Technical College鈥檚 Veteran & Military Affairs office to bring Christmas to the Veteran students. On December 13, the CVMA庐 was on campus giving $100 Publix gift cards to help cover the cost of groceries for the upcoming holiday season. Veterans were also provided lunch by the 新澳资料 Veteran & Military Affairs office.

新澳资料 has 58 students who are Veterans, which is one in twelve of the overall student population. The school recently was awarded the silver distinction as a 2023-2024 Military Friendly庐 school by VIQTORY.

鈥淲e are blessed to be able to assist Veterans and their dependents with educational goals, but more importantly, it is an honor to be a part of the Veteran community helping each other,鈥 said 新澳资料 Veteran Affairs Coordinator Neoka Hambrick. 鈥淥ur goal is to help our Veterans over the challenges of being both a student and a Veteran, and partnering with organizations like the CVMA庐 is one of the many ways we can offer our support.鈥

The North Alabama CVMA庐 28-2 chapter shares the mission of supporting veterans from all military branches and raised $6,000 for this season鈥檚 initiative.

鈥淎s a combat Veteran, proud father of three former 新澳资料 students, husband to another, and a former 新澳资料 student myself, I know firsthand the challenges that come with being a student Veteran at the college, especially around Christmas,鈥 said CMVA庐 28-2 Sergeant at Arms Aaron Lewis. 鈥淲e are proud to continue this initiative for the fourth year, and we encourage others to find ways to give back to our local Veteran population this season.鈥

More information about 新澳资料 Veterans鈥 Services can be found at drakestate.edu/student-services/veteran-military-affairs/.

新澳资料 and Technical College and Yulista Forge Innovative Partnership to Foster Workforce Development

新澳资料 and Technical College and , a leading defense and aviation solutions provider, have collaborated to create a robust talent pipeline and foster mutual growth. This unique partnership bridges academia and industry, facilitating a dynamic exchange of knowledge and expertise.

Yulista is a partner in 新澳资料’s Connecting Students with Industry (CSI) program. The program provides students with hands-on experience at Yulista, allowing them to apply classroom teachings to real-world scenarios. This strategic initiative enhances the students’ skill sets and aligns closely with Yulista’s commitment to cultivating local talent and fostering a skilled workforce.

In a reciprocal arrangement, Yulista employees will contribute to 新澳资料’s educational landscape by serving as instructors for specialized manufacturing classes. This exchange of industry insights and practical knowledge ensures that academic curricula remain relevant and closely aligned with the evolving needs of the manufacturing sector.

新澳资料 President Dr. Patricia Sims expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “This collaboration exemplifies our commitment to providing our students with not only a world-class education but also a direct pathway to meaningful careers. By forging unique and strategic alliances with industry leaders like Yulista, we ensure the success of our students in the rapidly changing landscape of advanced manufacturing.”

Josh Herren, Yulista President and CEO, remarked, “On behalf of all of Yulista, I’m immensely proud of our educational partnership with 新澳资料. Workforce development is an urgent need in a mission-critical city like Huntsville, AL. These partnerships boost the economy and keep the Huntsville area as the tip of the spear for our nation. Our partnership allows us to work together to connect students with industry in the early stages of their career development and set a lifelong foundation of learning and professional development.”

Both institutions are confident that this collaboration will not only benefit the students directly involved but will also contribute to the overall economic development of the region by fostering a skilled and adaptable workforce.

新澳资料 Highlights Veteran Student in Honor of Veterans Day 2023

In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to introduce you to 新澳资料 student Dustin Ellis. Dustin's story is one of dedication, service, and achievement. Dustin Ellis served in the United States Army from 2009 to 2016. During those seven years, he completed two tours in Afghanistan, serving in a Field Artillery Unit. Like many of our country鈥檚 veterans, Dustin鈥檚 time in the military was challenging and marked by sacrifice and bravery.

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Summer 2023 President’s & Dean’s List Students


Congratulations to our Summer 2023 President鈥檚 List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the President鈥檚 List a student must attain a semester GPA of 4.00 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work. Cheers!

Amanda Coots
Ashley Strong
Deonna Nichols
Destiny Turner
Iman Quraish
Jania Cade
Jasmine Turner
Kadesha Long
Kennedi Lomax
Marely Rodriguez-Contrers
Nabonsbamba Ibrahim Kouraogo
Quaterria Smith
Regina Robinson
Shameka Smith
Terrica Ingram
Tucker Lawler

Congratulations to our Summer 2023 Dean鈥檚 List students! Your academic performance deserves a spotlight. In order to qualify for the Dean鈥檚 List a student must maintain a semester GPA between 3.50-3.99 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work. Cheers!

William Ellis
Shakilya Fletcher
Taryn Broderick
Jon Lolley
Carlos Flores
Charisma Marshall
Michael Tucker
Tyeshia Witchard
Jina Cade
Courtney Davis
Christal Lee
Cilyah Davis
Jesse Tinker
Remond Bell