Bevill State Community College

Outdoor expo a great success


Junior division turkey calling contest winners are shown with Northwest Alabama RC&D personnel. From left are Lauranne James, Anna Morrison, Thaylen Stone (first place), Clark Nichols (second place), Haysten Williams (third place) and Vanessa King.
HAMILTON — Multiple agencies have come together and created the inaugural Marion County Outdoor Expo. Held on Friday, March 1, it brought in youngsters from multiple parts of the county to participate in events, such as turkey calling, and a motivational speech by former Hamilton resident and BASS professional angler Clay Dyer.

Bevill State levels up: Hamilton unveils esports


Shown is the new logo for Bevill State’s esports.
HAMILTON — Bevill State Community College is excited to announce the introduction of esports to its Hamilton campus, with plans to commence competitive gaming activities in the upcoming fall semester. The introduction of esports at Bevill State's Hamilton campus is a testament to the college's dedication to staying at the forefront of modern educational trends and meeting the evolving interests of its student body. Esports, which has seen explosive growth in recent years, offers a unique platform for students to showcase their skills, foster teamwork and engage in competitive play.

Extension hosts first Garden Expo


The Northwest Alabama RC&D Council sits at a table at the first Garden Expo. Shown above are Executive Director Lauranne James, Anna Morrison and Vanessa King.
HAMILTON — The Marion County Extension Office partnered with Northwest Alabama RC&D to host a garden expo as part of an outreach through NRCS/USDA on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Bevill State Community College in Hamilton. Carla Lewis, Marion County Extension coordinator; Lauranne James, Northwest RC&D Council, executive director; and Tomeesa Shedd, NRCS conservation technician welcomed the attendees to the Garden Expo.

Bevill State launches online workforce certification program

HAMILTON — Bevill State Community College is excited to announce the launch of Bevill State CertifyNow: Fast-Track Your Success. This new initiative offers a wide variety of online workforce certification training programs. These convenient options allow students to take classes on their time, from any device, from any location. Interested individuals can learn more about the available programs at BSCC.edu/CertifyNow.

Bevill begins major upgrades with $3M

HAMILTON — Bevill State Community College in Hamilton is set to get a massive renovation project underway as they have received over $3 million to update facilities at the Hamilton campus.
This comes as part of $19 million, allocated by the Alabama Legislature,  for facility renovations and development as well as the purchase of needed program equipment at BSCC.
The Hamilton campus used funds to renovate the roof of the business center facility as well as renovate the cosmetology and welding program facilities.

 

Job Fair at Bevill

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The Marion County Career Center coaches are hosting a job fair for their students Friday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. until noon at the auditorium of the Bevill State Community College Hamilton campus. The Hamilton Career Center is partnering with BSCC to host a community job fair the same day directly following the student job fair. Immediately following the Bridge Senior Student Job Fair for Marion County Schools, the event will be opened to the public for community members seeking employment. For more information, contact Alissa Brown at the Hamilton Career Center at 205-921-5672.

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.”