Bevill State Community College

Bevill brings back brown bag lectures

Rob Swinney, shown left with his wife Donna, is the first speaker at the Bevill Brown Bag Lectures since the pandemic began. He gave a history on the Buttahatchee.

By P.J. Gossett
General manager
HAMILTON — The Hamilton campus of Bevill State Community College has recognized the rich history of Marion County in the past by presenting Brown Bag Lectures. Speakers were given a chance to talk to the public about historical topics of interest from all areas of the county and northwest Alabama. Unfortunately, the pandemic shut the lectures down, but they have now returned.

Holloway calls for greater celebration of veterans

By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

HAMILTON - Marlon Holloway, who serves as the Director of Veterans Service Office (VSO) at the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, has put forth his plan to honor veterans in the county to the Hamilton City Council.
Holloway addressed the council during a regular meeting gon Monday, Sept. 20, to discuss the idea with mayor Bob Page.
“We don’t do what I would consider a class-act Veterans Day program,” said Holloway.
“I hear it from spouses and people who know veterans. We should do more.”

 

Unsigned Senior Baseball Workout

Fayette - Bevill State Baseball will be hosting an Unsigned Senior Baseball Workout on Tuesday, July 6, at the Bevill State Baseball Field located at 2631 Temple Avenue N., Fayette, AL 35555.
The workout will include batting practice, defensive work, 60 times and bullpens.
The workout is open to any unsigned high school graduate. The cost is $50, and registration will be at 9:30 a.m. Workouts begin at 10 a.m.
Participants must have a copy of an up-to-date physical.

Garner appointed as head baseball coach

FAYETTE – Bevill State Community College (BSCC) is excited to announce the appointment of Travis Garner as the new Head Coach of the Men’s Baseball Team. Garner started his college baseball career playing for Meridian Community College (MCC). He then went on to start for two years at the University of Alabama (UA) before signing a professional contract with the Kansas City Royals. Since 2008, Garner has worked as a high school baseball coach. The Bevill State Baseball Program is located on the College’s Fayette Campus.

Six-week trucking program can get you behind the wheel

By Scott Johnson
Managing Editor

HAMILTON - In just two months, students can go from their couch to the road, making competitive wages as a truck driver.
Bevill State Community College-Hamilton Campus’ Truck Driver Training program has recently condensed its course into a six-week class, meaning the college can assist in solving the current trucker shortage being experienced nationwide.
“As far as the driver shortage, I don’t know if I have ever seen it like this,” said Marcus Carson, who heads up the Truck Driver Training program at Bevill State.

 

BSCC welcoming back students for Spring 2021

HAMILTON - Bevill State Community College is currently accepting registration applications for in-person classes for the Spring 2021 semester and the school is now running two initiatives to encourage students to enroll.
As a special enrollment incentive for current and future Bevill State students, and to welcome everyone back for on-campus classes and activities for the Spring 2021 semester, the college is offering a drawing for one laptop at each of its five locations.

Apprenticeship program announced

JASPER - Bevill State Community College is excited to announce the launch of its new apprenticeship program!
Currently, Bevill State is offering a pre-apprenticeship Scholarship in the amount of $2,050.
Dr. Leslie Hartley, Dean of Instruction for Bevill State Community College said, "Bevill State Community College is excited to be offering this new opportunity to students.