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Baseball Team Hosts FREE Baseball Camp


The Snead State baseball team will host a free baseball camp on Sunday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Boaz Recreation baseball fields across from Corley Elementary School.

Snead State Presents Timeless Classic ‘The Fantasticks’


Snead State Community College invites the community to spend an evening remembering a romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and a love that grows with each season as the Theater Department presents the longest-running musical in the world. The SSCC Theater Department presents “The Fantasticks” on Thursday, April 16, Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be at the Bevill Center. General admission is $5 per person.

Basketball Teams Hold Tryouts for 2015-2016


Tryouts for the 2015-2016 Snead State basketball teams will be on Saturday, April 11, in the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.

Golden Living Center in Boaz presented a $1,000 scholarship to the Snead State Foundation to benefit a nursing student at SSCC. On hand for the scholarship presentation were, from left, Foundation Treasurer Jack Hancock, SSCC President Dr. Robert Exley, Golden Living Director of Admissions Lisa Morris, Snead State Director of Health Sciences Dr. Amy Langley, Golden Living Assistant Director of Nursing Pam Estes, and SSCC Foundation President Pat Courington.

Snead State Foundation Receives Nursing Scholarship from Golden Living Centers


Snead State Community College accepted a scholarship from Golden Living Centers to aid a first-year student in the College’s Nursing Program.

Alumni Association Accepts Nominations for 2015 Alumni of the Year


The Snead State Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Alumni of the Year.

Monthly Softball Awards


Softball Player of the Week


Former Parsons in the News


Catch up on the latest news with former Snead State baseball players.

2015 spring inductees into Phi Theta Kappa

Snead State Inducts Record Number of Students into Phi Theta Kappa


Snead State Community College inducted a record number of students into the Theta Iota chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during the spring induction held Tuesday, March 10.

Snead State Set to Host Career Expo


Snead State Community College will host the sixth annual Marshall County Career Expo and Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 7, from 1-4 p.m. inside the College’s Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium.

Snead State Community College Dual Enrollment students attended a performance of Jack Hartmann at the Albertville Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are Snead State Director of Child Development Dr. Karen Watts, Molly Doyle from Guntersville High School, Anna Beth Watson from Guntersville High School, Jack Hartmann, Daniela Kubik from Douglas High School, Chrissanna McCourt from Brindlee Mountain High School, Candelaria Juan from Douglas High School, and Malari Lewis from Douglas High School.

Snead State Child Development Students Attend Jack Hartmann performance


Several dual enrollment students with the Child Development Program at Snead State Community College recently witnessed the live performance of music that is played in the classroom as part of instruction.

Two officers, Colton Pendley and Jessica Webb, with the Theta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa present their portion of the organization’s Honors In Action program during an assembly at Snead State Community College.

Snead State Phi Theta Kappa Members Explore Self-Expression through the Arts


Officers and members of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society at Snead State Community College, developed a presentation on society’s self-expression through the arts as part of the Honors in Action project.

Piano Recital Featuring Dr. Kevin Chance Set for April


Snead State Community College has rescheduled a special piano recital featuring award-winning pianist Dr. Kevin Chance from the University of Alabama.

Snead State Announces Dance and Cheer Tryouts


Snead State Community College has announced the dates for the 2015-2016 dance and cheerleading tryouts.

Snead State Crowns 2015 Homecoming King, Queen


Will Hunt of Crossville was selected as homecoming king and Bailee Kennamer of Guntersville was crowned homecoming queen recently at Snead State’s homecoming festivities.

Athens State University President Dr. Robert Glenn, left, and Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley officially sign an articulation agreement between the two colleges, officially expanding the transferability of SSCC’s new Applied Business program.

Snead State, Athens State Enter Into Articulation Agreement


Snead State Community College continues to build on its university partnerships with a recent articulation agreement with Athens State University.

The sophomore representatives on the Snead State Community College 2014 Homecoming Court include, from left, front row Colton Pendley of Albertville, Kelsey Bowman of Rainsville, Erin Whitlow of Arab, Bailee Kennamer of Guntersville, Amanda Lee of Boaz; back row, Will Hunt of Crossville, Derek Peacock of Crossville, Tyler Goble of Guntersville, and Erica Mason of Albertville. Not pictured is Caleb Mayo of Walnut Grove.

Snead State Announces 2015 Homecoming Court


Eight freshmen and 10 sophomores have been selected to serve on Snead State Community College’s 2015 Homecoming Court.

Members of the Snead State College Bowl Team include, from left, Sponsor Vann Scott, Isaac Salazar, Keaton Clay, Jacob Morgan and Yesenia Soto.

Snead State College Bowl Team Kicks Off Competition Season


The College Bowl Team at Snead State Community College started the competition season with some success even though only one of the four-member team has had previous experience competing in a scholars bowl tournament.

The History@Snead students from Snead State Community College recently met Sylacauga Mayor Doug Murphree during a visit to the city to tour Desoto Caverns and the Blue Bell Ice Creamery.

Snead State History at Snead Students Visit DeSoto Caverns


Snead State Community College students took their history lesson into the real world with a visit to Sylacauga for a private tour of the historic Desoto Caverns.

The College Street Singers from Snead State community College performed for area high school counselors during the annual Counselors Day on Feb. 6.

Snead State Hosts Annual Counselors Day


Approximately 20 guidance counselors from area high schools visited Snead State Community College on Friday, February 6, for the annual Area Counselors Day meeting.

Snead State student participating in a canned food drive included, from left, front row, Christina Chambers of Albertville, Taylor Kennamer of Guntersville, Christine Nguyen of Guntersville; back row, Kane McCreless of Crossville, Briley Buckner of Guntersville, Jacob Wicks of Steele and Tyler Kennamer of Guntersville.

Snead State Students Collect Canned Goods for Donation


Snead State Community College students enrolled in science courses headed up a canned food drive that raised about 500 pounds of food donations.

Underwood Named Assistant Coach of the Year


Parsons Extend Win Streak to Four


The Snead State Community College men’s basketball team extended their win streak to four games in a row Monday night with a 68-60 win at West Georgia Technical College.

Snead State Enhances Student Learning with Mobile App


Snead State Community College has taken another step toward enhancing students’ experience with online learning. The college notified students in January of the availability of Blackboard Mobile Learn, a mobile application compatible with the online learning platform utilized by the College.

Community Wind Band Begins Rehearsals for Spring Concert


The Snead State Community College Fine Arts Department announces the rehearsal schedule for the Community Wind Band for the spring.

History Club Hosts Christmas Party at Guntersville Museum


The History@Snead student organization held a different kind of Christmas party at the Guntersville museum.

Snead State Receives Arts Council Grant


Snead State Community College received a $2,700 grant from the Alabama Council on the Arts to bring a visiting artist to campus.

Snead State Launches New Program at Arab Site


Snead State Community College is launching a new certificate program for the field of Logistics, Distribution and Purchasing at the Arab Instructional Site. The program is available for the Spring Semester.

Snead Sophomore Signs Early


Snead State sophomore forward Duke Thomas has signed to play Alabama A&M in Huntsville, a NCAA division one school.

Cazenave Signs with Sanford


Snead State sophomore Mikhail Cazenave has signed a scholarship to Samford University in Birmingham.

Community Choirs Present "The Word Became Flesh"


The Snead State Community Choir is joining the Chancel Choir from Albertville United Methodist Church to present two concerts that the community is invited to attend – one on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Bevill Center Concert Hall and one on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Albertville.

Parsons Down Itawamba 60-56


The Snead State men’s basketball team defeated Itawamba Monday night 60-56 in a close match to earn their first win of the season. The Lady Parsons lost to Itawamba 78-61.

Snead State Honors Chancellor's Awards Winners


Four employees will represent Snead State Community College at the 2014 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 23, in Birmingham.

Volleyball Tryouts Announced


Volleyball tryouts will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 3-5 p.m.

PR Dept. Wins District Medallion Awards


Among a record number of entries, the Snead State Community College Public Relations Department was awarded six Medallion Awards during the annual District 2 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Conference.

The Fall 2014 Phi Theta Kappa inductees

Snead State Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa


Snead State Community College held its fall Phi Theta Kappa induction on Tuesday, Oct. 7. This fall, the Theta Iota Chapter inducted 66 members into the honor society.

Snead State Hosts Basketball Halloween HOOPla


Snead State Community College will be hosting a free basketball Halloween HOOPla on Tuesday, Oct. 21, starting at 6 p.m. Prior to the HOOPla, several campus organizations and departments are sponsoring a trunk or treat in the parking lot beside the gym.

College Hosts 2014 Gerhart Festival


Snead State Community College will host the 2014 Gerhart Chamber Music Festival to include the Opening Concert on Thursday, Oct. 23, and the Children’s Concert on Sunday, Oct. 26.

Foundation Celebrates Anniversary


The Snead State Community College Foundation may be a well-kept secret in that much of its activities are not well known. But there’s no doubt that the Foundation has spent the last 25 years supporting Snead State’s mission to provide excellence in education.

Members to Snead State Foundation's Board


The Snead State Community College Foundation announces an appointment and reappointment to its Board of Directors.

Snead State Receives Best in Show Honor for Website


Snead State Community College won four Pyramid Awards – including one of the coveted Best in Show awards - during the annual Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association Pyramid Awards brunch on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Lopez Tabor Duo

Lopez Tabor Duo Return for Special Performance


Snead State Community College welcomes the return of the Lopez Tabor Duo for a Master Class and special performance in September.

Health Sciences Director Dr. Amy Langley, Stephanie Roberts

Snead Recognizes First Hallmark Scholarship Recipient


Snead State Community College recently recognized the first student to benefit from a scholarship fund established in memory of a Snead nursing student.

Planting the tree of knowledge outside the Academic Success Center

Snead State Celebrates Opening of ASC


Snead State Sponsors Memorial Scholarship Run


Snead State Community College will host the third annual Jennifer Garmany Hallmark 5K Memorial Scholarship Run on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium.

Lady Parsons Prepare for 2014 Season


Coach Dee Ayres is excited about her third season at Snead State.

Snead State Baseball Sponsors Golf Tournament


The Snead State Community College baseball team is sponsoring a third annual three-man scramble golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Boaz Country Club. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m.

Joni Goss

Snead State Alumna Begins Pharmacy School


A Snead State Community College alumna will begin pharmacy school at Samford University beginning later in August.

Student-Athletes Awarded for Academic Efforts


NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., recently released the names of the 2013-2014 NJCAA Academic Student-Athletes Awards. Eight students at Snead State were named to the list that honors their individual academic honors.

Snead State Earns Reaccreditation for 10 More Years


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmed accreditation for Snead State Community College for the next 10 years.

Students Compete at PBL National Conference


Six Snead State Community College students competed at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., recently.

Parson Basketball Players See Success


A pair of Snead State basketball players will be able to continue their success on the court next year.

Softball Players Earn Post-Season Awards


Snead State’s Caitlyn Roe was named to the All-Region Second Team for the 2014 season. Roe and four other teammates received recognition for their success this season.

Softball Team to Host Hitting Camp


The Snead State Lady Parsons will host a hitting camp on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Snead State softball field.

Snead State Baseball Closes Out a Successful 2014 Season


Three Snead State baseball players received post-season accolades following a highly successful 2014 season, and nine baseball players have committed to continue their baseball careers at the next collegiate level of play.

Snead State Sets Dates for Parson Days


Snead State Community College has announced the dates for the 2014 Parson Days.

Snead Volleyball Holds Camp


The Snead State volleyball team is hosting an individual camp on June 30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Snead State Piano Student Scores Outstanding at State Festival


A piano student with Snead State Community College qualified to audition at the state level for the Alabama Music Teachers’ Association.

Snead State, Department of Postsecondary Education Announce New Dual Enrollment Scholarship Program


Opportunities for high school students interested in career technical fields were unveiled Thursday, May 29, at a special press conference hosted by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and Snead State Community College.

Snead State Instructor Returns to Oxford, England


One Snead State Community College instructor returned to Oxford, England this spring to conduct research for a new upcoming work.

Snead State Names New Dance Coach


Snead State Community College has named Hannah Blackmon as its new dance team coach.

Basketball Team Recognized for Service


The Snead State men’s basketball team was recently recognized by the Boaz City Board of Education for their service to Corley Elementary School.

Snead Baseball Closes Out 2014 Season


For the third year in a row, the Snead State baseball team closed out their record-winning season at the Alabama Community College Conference State Tournament. The Parsons went 1-2 at the tournament in Ozark.

Softball Team to Host Camp


The Snead State softball team will host a softball camp open to ages 6-18 on Wednesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Snead State softball field.

Ledbetter Gets 500th Win of Snead Career


Snead State Baseball Coach Gerry Ledbetter was recently recognized for winning his 500th baseball game.

Ribbon cutting dedicating the new Alumni Walk

Alumni Association Dedicates the Alumni Walk


A project that began a year ago reached a critical milestone on Friday, May 2. The Snead State Alumni Association celebrated the dedication of the new Alumni Walk as part of the annual Alumni Homecoming festivities.

Alumni Director Shelley Smith, right, with 2014 Alumnus of the Year Pat Courington Jr. of Albertville

Alumni Association Hosts Alumni Homecoming


Big hair, vinyl records, and Rubik’s cubes served as the inspiration as Snead State Community College celebrated the decade of the 1980s during the annual Alumni Homecoming event on Friday, May 2.

Snead President Receives Award


Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley was one of 14 college presidents/campus CEOs to receive the 2014 Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at “NerdNation,” Phi Theta Kappa's 96th Annual Convention in Orlando, on April 24-26.

Guest Speaker Cindy Sparkman

Snead State Hosts Spring Commencement Ceremony


The annual Spring Commencement Ceremony at Snead State Community College brought students, faculty and staff, family and special guests together to share in the successes and accomplishments of the approximately 260 graduates participating.

Baseball Clinches No. 2 Spot in ACCC North


The Snead State baseball team clinched the No. 2 spot in the Alabama Community College Conference Northern Division with a 5-4 win over Calhoun Community College Thursday.

College Bowl Team Completes Season


The College Bowl Team at Snead State Community College completed its 2013-2014 competition season at the Alabama College Bowl League State Championship Tournament at the University of Alabama in Birmingham on April 18.

Snead State President Dr. Robert J. Exley

Exley Elected to NJCAA Board of Directors


Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley was one of four new representatives elected by the NJCAA Board of Directors and member college presidents.

Snead State Community College students excelled at the Phi Beta Lambda State Conference. Pictured, from left, are sponsor Vann Scott, Kelsey Jolley, Daniel Garcia, Caitlin Motes, Daniel Gomez, Jessica Lee, Dalton Farmer, Tiffany Stevens, Glorie Zirkelbach, Kaitlyn Fox, Shari Swain, and sponsor Meredith Jackson. Not shown is Kassie Tillbrook of Altoona.

Phi Beta Lambda Students Excel at State Conference


Snead State Community College students achieved success at the Phi Beta Lambda State Conference in Birmingham recently.

2014 Phi Theta Kappa spring inductees

Phi Theta Kappa Spring Induction


Snead State Community College held its spring Phi Theta Kappa induction recently. The College inducted 56 members into the honor society.

The Theta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Snead State Community College was named a Five Star Chapter at the Alabama Regional Convention in March. Pictured are student Glorie Zirkelbach of Albertville, Alabama Community College System Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich, Daniel Garcia of Albertville, McKayla Edmonds of Grant, Andrew Thompson of Boaz, Tiffany Stevens of Boaz, Taylor Putman of Boaz, and PTK sponsor Brittany Goble.

Phi Theta Kappa Students Earn Recognition


Members of the Theta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Snead State Community College earned recognition this spring through the national organization.

Lady Parsons Capture 2014 ACCC Women’s Tennis Title


The Snead State Lady Parsons captured their seventh consecutive Alabama Community College Conference title over the weekend, winning eight of the nine championship matches.

Lady Parsons Go 1-1 Against Marion Military


A 10-run explosion in the ninth inning carried the Snead State Lady Parsons to a 13-5 win over Marion Military on Friday.

Parsons Go 1-1 at Martin Methodist


The Snead State baseball team went 1-1 against Martin Methodist College on Sunday.

SSCC Presidential Scholars Travel to Washington D.C.


The Presidential Scholars from Snead State Community College learned practical leadership lessons from some of the Nation’s greatest leaders during a recent trip to Washington D.C.

SSCC Sophomores Named to All-Alabama Academic Team


Two sophomores represented Snead State Community College during the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 11, at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.

Baseball Team Picks Up Big Wins


The Snead State baseball team moved to second place in the northern division of the Alabama Community College Conference on Sunday after an intense game three with Calhoun Community College. The Parsons also split a double header Thursday night against Wallace Hanceville.

Lady Parsons Battle in Conference Play


The Lady Parsons went 0-2 against Shelton Thursday and 2-0 against Marion Military Tuesday.

Alumnus Studies in Italy


A Snead State Community College alumnus is spending the spring semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

Snead State Director Receives Recognition


Snead State Community College Director of Online Learning John Haney was recognized as one of the top 10 networking instructors globally by the Cisco Networking Academy.

Students Named Gold Scholars


Two Snead State Community College students have been named 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholars.

Volleyball Holds Camp


The Snead State volleyball team will host a middle school spring volleyball camp on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – noon in the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.

Lady Parsons Down Motlow State


The Snead State Lady Parsons defeated Motlow State Wednesday 14-6 and 9-2.

Men’s Basketball Tryouts Slated for April 12


Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Snead State Community College men’s basketball team will be Saturday, April 12, from 1-4 p.m. at the Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium.

Making the Grade – Expecting the Best!


Dr. Exley recently wrote a guest editorial in The Sand Mountain Reporter about Snead State Student Athletes.

Snead Goes 1-2 in Series Against Shelton State


After a back and forth game Saturday, Snead State took away a 9-6 win in game three of the series.

Parsons Go 1-1 Against Wabash College


The Snead State baseball team went 1-1 against Wabash College on Sunday, Feb. 23.

Baseball Team Blasts Enterprise St.


The Snead State baseball team moved to 5-0 on the season as they defeated Enterprise State Thursday afternoon 11-1.

Men Take Down #4 Team in the Nation


In an epic battle Monday night at Plunkett Wallace Gymnasium, the Snead State men’s basketball team took down fourth-ranked Shelton State Community College 92-80.

Snead Sweeps Shorter College


Snead State’s baseball team defeated Shorter College Monday afternoon 6-5 and 10-1.

West GA Tech Outdone by Snead


The Snead State Lady Parsons softball team defeated West Georgia Technical 6-4 and 4-3 on Tuesday.

Baseball Season Preview


Snead State’s baseball team will open the 2014 season in Douglasville, Ga., Saturday against West Georgia Tech.

Softball Season Preview


The Snead State Community College softball team is excited about the 2014 season and is expecting to begin a successful era under new head coach Tracy Grindrod.

Grindrod Named Softball Coach


Tracy Grindrod has been appointed as the new softball coach at Snead State Community College.

Snead State Launches New Business Degree


Snead State Community College is now enrolling students interested in pursuing the new Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Management.