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NASA Seeks Community College Scholars


Community college students interested in exploring a STEM career at NASA can apply today to become a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar (applications close December 15)

2014 Gerhart Chamber Music Festival

Snead State Community College Hosts 2015 Gerhart Chamber Music Festival


Snead State Community College will host the 2015 Gerhart Chamber Music Festival to include the Opening Concert on Thursday, Oct. 15, and the Children’s Concert on Sunday, Oct. 18.

mySnead down Tuesday-Thursday


mySnead will be offline today through Thursday.

Snead State Nursing Students Receive Scholarships


Snead State Community College recently recognized two nursing students who were awarded scholarships through special awards established through the Snead State Foundation.

Members of the 2015-16 College Street Singers include, from left, first row, Abbie Latta of Oneonta, Jenny Carbajal of Albertville, Sidney Strickland of Albertville, Alyssa Coppett of Arab, Jasmine Mitchell of Attalla, Chloe Davis of Albertville, Madison Hunt of Boaz; second row, Dylan Hitchcock of Guntersville, Colin Karr of Albertville, David Wooten of Henagar, David Cherry of Altoona, and Adam Rosson of Boaz.

Snead State Announces 2015-16 College Street Singers


The College Street Singers from Snead State Community College began preparations for a new academic year before the fall semester began in August.

Snead State Public Relations Team Wins Pyramid Awards


Snead State Community College won two Pyramid Awards during the annual Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA) Pyramid Awards brunch on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Inman Named ACCC Player of the Week


Snead State’s Kirsten Inman has been named the Alabama Community College Conference Player of the Week for Sept. 7-13.

Snead State Partners with JSU for New Grant-Funded Program


Snead State Community College and Jacksonville State University have partnered to expand cybersecurity education for industrial systems, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Snead State TRiO Student Support Services Program Receives Grant Funding for Five More Years


The successful TRiO Student Support Services Program at Snead State Community College was notified recently that it has been federally funded for another five years.

Snead State Community College President Dr. Robert Exley (front) welcomes participants in the Presidential Scholars program for the 2015-16 academic year. Participants include from left, middle row, Kacee Mashburn of Boaz, Brandon Matthews, Justen Girard, Sydney Daugette, Alicia Underwood of Boaz, McKenzie Morrow of Sardis, Brooke Hubbard of Sardis, Jessica Clontz, Marshall Cater of Arab; back row, Cole Bodine, Wesley Burns of Boaz, Trey Willoughby of Boaz, Cameron Whitt of Boaz, Jacob Beam of Sardis, Hallie Nelson of Blountsville, Tori Pendley of Haleyville, Brady Williams, Brock Colvin of Albertville, and Nick Williams. Not pictured is Eli Jones of Grant.

Presidential Scholars Begin Preparations for Academic Year


Students with Snead State Community College’s Presidential Scholars program has already begun preparations for a new academic year.

Snead State Announces Summer Dean's List


Snead State Community College is proud to announce the Dean’s List for the Summer 2015 semester. Students must hold a minimum 3.50 – 3.99 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more hours of regular college level courses to be eligible for the Dean’s List.

Snead State Announces Summer President's List


Snead State Community College is pleased to announce its President’s List for the Summer 2015 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a perfect grade point average of a 4.00 (all As) and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours of regular college-level courses.

Snead State Hosts Elite Basketball Camps


Snead State Community College will host Elite Basketball Camps for players entering grades 9-12 this year.

Participants in the Northeast Alabama Early Childhood Conference, co-sponsored by Snead State Community College, heard from keynote speakers, back row center, Dan St. Romain, center left, and Shawn Brown, center right.

Early Childhood Conference Records Over 200 in Attendance


Snead State Community College co-sponsored the Northeast Alabama Early Childhood Conference held Thursday, July 23, at the Big Spring Lake Kindergarten School in Albertville.

Jason Cannon

Snead State Vice President Named President of Alabama Deans Association


Snead State Community College’s Vice President for Student Services Jason Cannon was recently elected to serve as the new president of the Alabama Deans of Student Affairs Association.

Baseball Team Sponsors Annual Golf Tournament


The annual Snead State Baseball Golf Tournament will be held on August 29 at 8 a.m. at Big Spring Lake Golf Course in Albertville

Fall Baseball League Registration Now Open


Registration for Snead State’s fall baseball league is now open.

SSCC Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in the Classroom


Snead State Community College student-athletes continued to raise the bar in the classroom when the National Junior College Athletic Association announced their annual academic awards Wednesday.

Snead State Sets Dates for Parson Days


Parson Days is the new student orientation at Snead State Community College. During Parson Days, students receive valuable information about advising, class registration, parking, student IDs, and campus engagement. Students are able to map their course to graduation.

Snead’s DeBruin Named to Minor League All-Star Team


Washington Nationals affiliate the Hagerstown Suns announced Tuesday that former Snead State baseball player Grant DeBruin would be headed to the 56th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game later this month.

Snead State Holds 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 250 graduates participating. The event was held Thursday, May 7, in the Plunkett-Wallace Gymnasium.

RN Class of 2015

Snead State Pins Class of 2015 Registered Nurses


A special pinning ceremony for the 2015 Class of RN students was held Tuesday, May 5, at the Bevill Center. More than 40 students participated in the special ceremony that symbolized months of struggles, hardships and triumphs.

The efforts of Snead State’s Pan Latino student organization earned Snead State the designation of a “Mix It Up Model School” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Members of the organization  include, from left, front row, Liliana Guevara of Albertville, Micaela Juan of Albertville, Maria Miguel of Albertville, Pan Latino Sponsor and SSCC Career Coach Patti Morgan, and Erika Alvarez of Horton; back row, Perla Crump of Albertville, Alberto Castellon of Albertville, Nora Atrisco of Boaz, Jessica Hopper of Boaz, Eduardo Bravo of Crossville, Colton Pendley of Albertville and Erick Calderon of Crossville.

Snead State Community College’s Pan Latino Student Organization Recognized for Tolerance Efforts


The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named Snead State Community College as a Mix It Up Model School thanks to the Pan Latino student organization’s exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among its students and throughout its campus during the 2014-15 school year.

Snead State Students Honored for their Achievements


Students were honored for their achievements during the annual Awards Day ceremony at Snead State Community College on Wednesday, April 22.

Summer Softball Camps


The Snead State Community College softball team will host three camps during this summer.

Summer Volleyball Camps


The Snead State volleyball team will hosts several camps this summer. All camps must be registered for by June 28.

Baseball Team Conducts Tryouts for 2015-2016


The Snead State baseball team will hold tryouts for 2015-2016 on Wednesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at the Snead State Baseball Field.

Snead State Alumni Boogie to the ‘70s at the Annual Homecoming Event


It was a disco inferno at Snead State Community College on Friday, May 1, as the Alumni Association celebrated the decade of the 1970s during the annual Alumni Homecoming event. The 2015 Alumni Homecoming wasn’t just a time to pay tribute to the 1970s. It was a time to recognize the significant contribution of two Snead alumni. The 2015 Alumna of the Year award was given to Jaime Smitherman of Boaz, and the 2015 Distinguished Service Award was given to Mary Wells Malone, also of Boaz.

2015 Spring Inductees into Sigma Kappa Delta

Snead State Sigma Kappa Delta Hosts Spring Installation


Snead State Community College’s chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society, inducted approximately 103 new members – the largest class of inductees to date - during a spring installation ceremony on Sunday, April 26.

Snead State Softball Team to Host Camps


The Snead State softball team will host two camps in June.

Snead State Community College sophomores Colton Pendley and Mallory Hambrick were honored during the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program in Birmingham.

Snead State Students Selected to All-Alabama Academic Team


Two sophomores represented Snead State Community College during the All-Alabama Academic Team Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 10, in Birmingham. Colton Pendley of Albertville and Mallory Hambrick of Crossville were among 50 students representing two-year colleges within the Alabama Community College System. All-Alabama Academic Team students are nominated by their respective colleges.

Baseball Team Hosts Successful Camp


The Snead State Community College baseball team welcomed almost 200 kids to its free camp on Sunday, April 12.

Tennis Team Claims Eighth Title in a Row


The Snead State tennis team recently won the NJCAA Region XXII Women's Tennis Championship at the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center in Decatur.

Snead Athletic Program Continues to Excel


Thanks to the support and commitment from fans, donors and the community, Snead State Community College has been able to take big strides toward its goal of providing a first-class student-athlete experience.

Parsons Go 4-2 on the Week


The Snead State baseball team split a four-game series against conference rival Wallace Hanceville last week. The 2-2 series comes on the heels of a shutout over Shorter on Tuesday.

Dr. Bobbie Glassco

Snead State Community College Foundation Welcomes New Member


The Snead State Community College Foundation announces an appointment to its Board of Directors. Dr. Bobbie Glassco of Horton was appointed to a vacancy on the Board of Directors.

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.

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.

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 Announces Dance and Cheer Tryouts


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

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 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.

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.

Volleyball Tryouts Announced


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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.